Revathi is a popular south Indian actress, who has appeared in Hindi films too. Born as Asha Kutty, she changed her name to Revathi, for the stage. Right from the beginning of her career, she did not lose her popularity, because of her excellent performances.
Mann Vasanai, directed by Bharathi Raja is her first movie. Pudhumai Penn was the movie which showed her in a different angle and she was praised for her performance.
Pagal Nilavu is one of her top snatched films and in Aan Pavam she acted as a dumb girl, who lost her voice in an accident. In this film, she paired with Pandiya Rajan and the movie was a super hit. Kai Kodukkum Kai is the only film, she paired Rajini Kanth. She has acted with Kamal Hassan in a number of films, among which Oru Kaidhiyin Diary,
Magalir Mattum, Thevar Magan and Punnagai Mannan are memorable. In Magalir Mattum, she was co-starred with Urvashi and Rohini and the film was a super hit. It is a comedy movie, which depicts the power of women. Kamal Hassan is the producer of this film and he appears at the end of the film to pair Revathi. Revathi married
Suresh Menon, a film director in 1986. They lived together till 2002 and got divorced in 2012. In the same year, Revathi adopted a girl child and named Mahee and lives with her. Apart from acting in films, she acted in serials and appeared on reality shows. She is the first popular actress to act in the TV serial, though she acted as a heroine.
Iravil Oru Pagal and Penn are the serials she acted in Doordarshan during 1990s. She is the National Award Winner for the Best Supporting Actress in Thevar Magan. She is also a good director and got the National Awards twice for her films Mitr, My Friend and Red Building Where The Sun Sets.