Rohini is a multi-talented South Indian actress, director, and lyricist. She mainly appears in Tamil and Malayalam movies. She started her acting career at the age of 5. Rohini came into the film industry because of her father's keen interest in cinema. Her father Apparao Naidu wanted to become an actor and he approached the director of Yashoda Krishna movie, but the director needed a child artist for doing the role of Krishna. Finally, his eyes fell on the small 5-year-old girl, and she became Krishna. The little Rohini didn’t like the film sets she liked to go to school and continue her education. But her father told her that she is destined to be an actor and could continue the studies privately.
Later Little Rohini, who once hated the film sets, was flying from one set to another. Her career as an actress bloomed after the movie ‘Stri’. She received National Film Award and Andhra Pradesh state award for the category of Best Actress. She completed almost 130 movies as an actress. She has appeared in almost all the south Indian languages.
Rohini was married to the famous actor ‘Raghuvaran’ in 1996 and the couple got separated in 2004. They have one son.
Her entry to the dubbing field was also a sudden decision. She dubbed for famous directors. In
Mani Ratnam's movies, she gave voice for
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ‘
Jyothika Saravanan in Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu,
Manisha Koirala in ‘Bombay’ etc. She also dubbed for
Girija Shettar in ‘
Geethanjali’ an evergreen hit romantic movie. She has written lyrics for 2 movies Pachaikili Muthucharam and Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey. Silent hues was her first directorial venture. It was a documentary on child artists in film field. She featured in the interview with child artists and their family. It’s a 50 minute documentary. The second one she directed was
Appavin Meesai. She also hosted a live talk show on Vijay TV "Kelvigal Aayiram" in 2003. She started writing scripts for TV serials and hosted many programs. Azhagiya Tamizh Magal (Kalaignar TV), Kelvigal Aayiram (Vijay TV), Kelvigal Neram (Vendhar TV).
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Rohini is a south Indian actress who is highly talented and has worked in 130 South Indian movies. She displayed her talent and professionalism right from her childhood days. She has been acting right since she was five. Her first film was ‘ Bhakta Kannappa’ (1976). Later, she performed in three or four movies as a child artiste in Telugu films.
Even though her success graph in Kollywood and Mollywood is highly commendable one, she was one of the busiest actresses in the industry during the 1980s. While her role in film like ‘Stri’ (Telugu film) is particularly famous and she has won even as a special mention in National Film Award. She also has acted in a couple of Tamil and many Malayalam movies. Slowly she has been even a successful writer, lyricist, activist, director and even a TV host too.
Rohini was born on 15 December 1968 in Andhra Pradesh. Rohini also gave her voiceover for the entire dubbing of few actresses films such as Jyothika Saravanan for film ‘Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu’, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for films like ‘ Iruvar’ and ‘ Raavanan’, Manisha Koirala for a film like ‘Bombay’ etc. She was actress Girija Shettar’s voice, and dubbed for her for film ‘Geethanjali’ that was made by Mani Ratnam. She also forayed into small screen as a writer.
It was way in 1996 when she took up writing serials for TV seriously. This actress became an actor by chance. Her father Apparao Naidu always felt that she could shine like a star, and he introduced Rohini to the director who was making the mythological film ‘Yashoda Krishna,' where she played the role of child Krishna. The film was a huge hit and despite the fact that she did not want to go to shooting spots, her father encouraged her and felt she was lucky and talented to grow up as an actor.
She did her education from home in private and completed her MA course in correspondence. She had the best opportunity to act and shine as an actress in many Malayalam movies under talented directors of Mollywood such as ‘Padmarajan’,
Sidharth Bharathan, K S Sethumadhavan. She was an anchor for Raj TV’s show that was titled as Rohini’s
Box Office in which she reviewed the latest releases of Kollywood. Also, she hosted the live talk show ‘Kelvigal Aayiram’ for Vijay TV.
Plus, she was also a narrator of a Tamil program ‘Azhagiya Tamizh Magal’ that was aired on Kalaignar TV. Her noteworthy movie project ‘Appavin Meesai’ is still to see the light of the day. After 2012, she stepped into essaying character roles in Tamil movies. In 2015, she appeared in a movie named ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, where she played the role of Shivudu's mother. Her film ‘
Nenu Sailaja’ starring
Ram Pothineni and
Keerthy Suresh in lead roles was released in January 2016. She got married to famous actor Raghuvaran in 1996 and had been separated in 2004. They have a son named Rishi Varan, who was born to the couple in 1998.
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Rohini a south Indian artist entered the world of acting at a tender age of five. She was born on 15 December 1968. She had her childhood in Chennai where her dad was a panchayat officer. At the age of five, she lost her mother. Her father had a dream of becoming an actor but he fulfilled his dream through his daughter. She was a child artist.
In 1976, she enacted in her first Telugu movie ‘Yashoda Krishna’. She also became a scriptwriter for a TV series in 1996.In 1996, she got married to Raghuvaran and after two years the couple cherished the happiness of having a baby boy. He was named Rishivaran. But the marriage couldn’t work for long and they had a separation. She was a host of a talk show on TV called ‘Kelvigal Aayiram’. She was a dubbing artist for many Mani Ratnam films. Actresses like Aishwarya and Manisha Koirala were dubbed by her. She did television as an actor, a screenplay writer, director and lyricist.
She also directed two films. One of them was a documentary film, ‘Silent Hues’ and the other one was ‘Appavin Meesai’. She was a lyricist and playback singer for some films. She sang a playback score for film ‘Paattu Vathiyar’. She made a debut as the lyricist in 2007 with the film Pachaikili Muthucharam. In 2012, she wrote lyrics of all the songs in Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey. She got recognition of her work when she got a National film award in 1995. Rohini worked as a social activist. She directed some short films to create awareness about aids.