was a well – known Tamil film producer. She also produced British films and was also an entrepreneur in London, England. She was born on 10 December 1957 to the famous Kannada producer R. N. Mandre. She got married to Dr. J. Murali Manohar who is an ENT surgeon and a producer as well. She died on 30 December 2017 due to a disease called Hodgkin’s lymphomas.
She produced many British and Indian films during her lifetime. Some of the English films were named as Indian Summer, Blood Stone, Tropical Heat, Jungle Boy, Blackwaters, Provoked, Telling Lies, and Inferno. Some of the Tamil films produced by her are Jeans, KaadhalKavidhai, Jodi, Minnale, Majunu, Arasatchi, Thambi, Aake, DhaamDhoom, Mirattal, ChikkuBikku, Kadhalan, and
In the film Jeans, she worked with one of the top actresses of India that is
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
who played the female lead in the film. She worked with the director S. Shankar. She produced this film along with another Tamil producer
. The music was given by A. R. Rahman. It released in the Indian cinemas and worldwide on 24 April 1998. It was a movie of the genre of comedy and romance.
The audience like it and it came as a booster for her production career. This film won four awards in the Tamil award show called “Tamil Nadu State Film Awards,” National Film Award for Best Special Effects, and Filmfare Award for Best Music. In the film Aake, she worked with her niece SharmielaMandre who played the female lead in the film. It was a horror film that shows the story of a rich girl from an Indian royal family who is shifted to the mental asylum because of her illness. K. M. Chaitanya who is a well – known Kannada film director directed this film.
She worked as a playback singer in the film Kadhalan and in “Kochadaiiyaan,” she worked with Rajinikanth,
, ShobanaChandrakumar Pillai, and
. It is an action film that released in 2014. Even after so much illness, she did not leave her passion and produced a large number of hit films even in the last few years of her lifetime. She set a benchmark in the Indian film industry, and her work will always be recognized in the world. She is an inspiration for many celebrities and young Indians who want to be a successful producer.