Abitha is an Indian actress famously known for doing Tamil language films and TV serials. She became popular for her appearance in Sethu with actor Vikram. She was born and brought up in Chennai. She is a PG Sociology holder from Annamalai University. Her original name was Jenila which was changed to Abitha (The character she done in Sethu). Her first serial is ‘ Criminal’. After doing a couple of serials, she was featured in few small budget films and also done a soft core movie named, Devadasi. Her notable film is Sethu (1999), in which she played the lead role of a Tamil Brahmin girl. This film won her critical acclaims at the National awards.
Her next films like Seerivarum Kaalai and Poove Pen Poove was failed to succeed. She got a breakthrough (2005) with big banners but she was banned by producer’s council for abruptly opting out of the film. Her subsequent projects also failed at the box office except Arasatchi. She then debuted in small screen with Raja Rajeshwari (2005-2006). After this, she played the female lead role of Archana in Thirumathi Selvam which is a super hit and this serial made her popular. She was selected as the best actress among Sun family awards in both 2010 and 2012. She married a chief accountant of a chemical company in 2009 and continues in doing TV serials. As of now she acted in 11 movies such as Ettupatti Rasa (1997), Golmal (1998), Devadashi, Sethu (1999), Seerivarum Kaalai, Poove Pen Poove (2001), Arasatchi, Aagodella Olledakke (2005), Unarchigal (2005), Suyetchai MLA (2006), Nam Naadu (2007) and 5 TV serials likeRaja Rajeshwari, Thirumathi Selvam, Thangamana Purushan, Simran Thirai, and Poonoonjal.

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Abitha is one of the famous Indian actresses who use their screen names in place of their original names. She didn’t change her name for luck but director of her first blockbuster film “Sethu” named her after the character she did in the movie. Her original name was Jenila. Acting was her passion and the director of TV serial “ Nancy” identifies her talent. He cast her in his next serial “Criminal”. She worked in a Malayalam soft-core film “Devdasi” in 1999. She got her first big success in the same year with Tamil film “Sethu”. She was nominated for the “Filmfare Award of Best Actress Tamil” for the role Abitha which later became her name.

She was a popular actress but in 2005 she made a controversial decision. She signed two films one after another without consulting the producer of her first film “ Kannamma”. Producers’ council banned her from both films. After this decision she just worked in two films “Suyetchai MLA” in 2006 and “Naam Naadu” in 2007. It was the last time she performed on big screen.

She shifted her career to TV screen and got a lead role in Tamil TV serial “Thirumathi Selvam”. Abitha played the role of “Archana” that became so popular that it ruled the screen for more than four years. She was selected for the best actress of Sun TV twice in 2010 and 2012. She is currently working in TV serial “ Ponnoonjal”.