Revathi

Revathi

Revathi (Malayalam: രേവതി), born as Asha Kelunni on July 8, 1966 is a South Indian actress and film director. She has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi movies, totaling over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has to her credit five Best Actress Filmfare awards for her performance in the Tamil films Mann Vasanai, Thevar Magan, Anjali, the Telugu film ‘Ankuram’ and the Malayalam film Kakothi Kaavil Appoopan Thadigal.

When she was in school, she took part in a fashion show. Group photos were taken during the show and a photo was chosen to be the cover of a popular Tamil magazine. This happened to be her photo, which was seen by the director Bharathi Rajaa, who, at that time was on the lookout for a new heroine for his latest venture.

She is a well-known, highly acclaimed film actress with over 16 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has to her credit five Best Actress Filmfare awards for her performance in the Tamil films ‘Mann Vasanai’, ‘Thevar Magan’, ‘Anjali’, Telugu film ‘Ankuram’ and Malayalam film ‘Kakothi Kaavil Appoopan Thadigal’. She was awarded the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Tamil film, ‘Thevar Magan’ in 1992. In addition, she has also won the Tamilnadu State Award for ‘Thalaimurai’ in 1998. ‘Mitr My Friend’ was her first directorial venture.

Revathi was born as Asha Kelunni in Kochi, Kerala. Her father Kelunni was a Major in the Indian Army. She married Suresh Menon in 1988. They got separated in 2002. She was awarded the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Tamil film, Thevar Magan in 1992. In addition, she has also won the Tamil Nadu State Award for Thalaimurai in 1998.

Mitr, My Friend (2002) was her first directorial venture. A rare Indian English film at the time, Mitr garnered an award for Best Director (English Film) in the National awards. Her next film as a director, Phir Milenge (2004), created waves as one of the first Hindi movies to deal with the sensitive subject of AIDS. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam’s stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai.

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Name Revathi
Real Name Asha Kelunni Kutty
DOB 8 July 1966
Place of Birth Kochi, Kerala, India
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
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Height 5’3”
Birth Sign Cancer
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Active from 1983
Debut movie Mann Vasanai
Known For Mann Vasanai, Mouna Raagam, Thavar Magan
Awards 3 National Film Awards, 6 Filmfare Awards South
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Home Town Kochi, Kerala, India
Parents Nair Kelunni, Lalitha Kelunni
Date of Marriage 1988
Children Mahee (adopted daughter in 2012)
Siblings Bindu Kelunni
Relative Geetha Vijayan
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