Monday, December 19, 2011


Divya Unni was a famous actress of Malayalam and Tamil films during  the period of  1991-2001 in lead roles.
She was born in 1981 in Kochi Kerala.From the childhood itself she was trained in Classical dance forms
Bharatanatyam,Mohiniyattam,Kuchuppidi etc and became an expert dancer since she was very talented.
She became 'Kala Thilakam' during 1990 and 1991 in the Kerala State School competition.
She got the chance to act as a child artist in the film 'Nee Ethra Dhanya' when she was only seven years old
and again got chances to act in 'Oh Faby' a film directed by Srikkuttan and in 'Pookkalam Varavayi' directed by Kamal in the year 1991.
The first film as a heroine was 'Kalyana Sougandhikam' which was produced and directed by Vinayan when she was studying in the 10th Standard.Films like 'Pranaya Varnangal'  and 'Varna Pakittu' earned her much fame and reputation as a very talented actress.Her role in film 'Churam' earned her much applause.It was director Bharathan's last film.Since Bharathan was a Painter  he used to present his heroines beautifully as a painting on canvas and special shots would be included to emphasis their curves charmingly. Several such fantastic shots were there in 'Churam' in which he presented 'Divya Unni' glamorously.Divya Unni also did not
hesitate to act a little bit glamorously in some other films also.Divya Unni
got the chance to act in both Mammootty and Mohan Lal films.
Divya Unni gave much importance to dance and she got chance to present her Dance programs on Doordarshan  T.V. Channel.She got  chance to perform stage shows throughout India.She was lucky enough to present stage shows in all parts of North America,European Countries and all Gulf countries also.
During the ten years acting career she had acted in several T.V.Serials and T.V. films.She was recipient of Aravindakhan Memorial award and Mother Theresa Award  for  her dance performances.She quit films
by marrying a Doctor working in the U.S. and migrated to U.S.A.
For training children in the U.S.  the classical dance forms she started 'Sree Padam School of Arts' in Houston,Texas,U.S.A. with a Branch in Kochi,India.
Selected Filmography
Pookkalam Varavayi (1991)
Kalyana Sougandhigam
Nee Varuvolam
Kadha Nayakan
Pranaya Varnangal
Varna Pakittu
Ayushman Bhava
Oru Maravathur Kanavu
The Truth
Ayiram Meni
Akasa Ganga
Mark Antony
Nakshatrangal Parayathirunnathu
Magic Lamp (2008)
Upadesiyude Makan(2010)
Tamil Films
Andan Adimai
Palayathu Amman
Kannan Varuvan

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