Monday, May 7, 2012


Devayani is a well famed versatile actress mainly in Tamil and Malayalam but appeared in
other South Indian Languages of Kannada and Telugu.She has acted in a few Hindi films and one
Bengali film also.
Devayani's original name is SushmaJayadev who was  born and brought up in Mumbai since the parents were settled there.She studied at National College in Mumbai and earned degree in Commerce.
She started acting career with a Hindi film 'Koyal' but the contract was breached  during the
course of film making and thus she did not complete it.Then she acted in a Bengali film.Shaat
Ponchami'  and a Marathi film also.
Then she came to Chennai to act in Tamil Films and Malayalam films which she was lucky
to get handful.
She was able to act with eminent  actors like Kamal Hassan,Vijay,Ajith,Prasanth,Sarath Kumar,Parthiban etc. in Tamil films and Mammootty,
Mohan Lal,Mukesh etc in Malayalam.

The film with Ajith 'Kadhal Kottai' earned her Tamil Nadu State Best Actress award.
Another film 'Surya Vamsam' also helped her to grab Tamil Nadu Government Best Actress Award.
She was lucky enough to act in well renowned films in Tamil like Thenali,Panchathanthiram
with Kamal Hassan, 'Appu' with Prasanth, Kadhal Kottai with Ajith,Friends with Vijay,
Film 'Vinnukkum Mannukkum' with Vikram, 'Surya Vamsam' with Sarath Kumar etc.
'Azhagi' of 2002 was a nice Tamil  film  directed by 'Thangar Bachchan'.Paarthiban,Nanditha Das and Devayani handled lead roles.The film earned critical acclamation and it was a huge success 
at the Box Office.
2003 Tamil Film Bheeshmar' was written and directed by Ranjith and he handled the lead
male role also.It was the directorial debut of Ranjith and earned good opinion.Devayani acted
as 'Bheeshmar's wife.

In Malayalam also Devayani acted in several films mostly commercial films.
In 1994 she acted in 'Kinnari Puzhayoram' written by Priyadarsan and directed by K.K.Haridas.Mukesh,Sreenivasan,Janardanan,K.P.A.C. Lalitha etc acted in that film.
In the 2003 film 'Baalettan' Devayani acted as the wife of hero Mohan Lal.Mohan Lal
acted as 'Balettan' who is always ready for service to others and the complications as well as 
his Father's secret relationships  and the problems related to them were the theme of 
the film.It was a super duper hit film.

2005 film 'Naran' was a super hit film directed by Joshi.Mohan Lal acted in this film in
the lead role.Innocent,Madhu,Siddique,Jagathy,Bhavana etc were the other crew members.
In the 2011 film 'Sarkar Colony' Mukesh and Devayani were in lead roles and acted as
husband and wife.The Government Servants involved in side businesses for extra income
and the unexpected problems thereto  is the theme of the film.
In 2001 she got married to Rajasekharan and they are having a daughter.
Devayani is a busy T.V. Serial actress also.Surya T.V. Serial 'Kolangal' has had over 1500
episodes.She is acting in some other serials also.
In films she is mostly acting in supporting roles at present.
Selected Filmography
Kinnari Puzhayoram
Dil Ka Doctor
Three men Army
Achan Rajavu Appan Jethavu
Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam
Kalloori Vaasal
Chota sa Ghar
Kadhal Kottai
Kinnam Katta Kallan
Kathil Oru Kinnaram
Periya Idathu Mappilai
Surya Vamsam
Udhavikku Varalaamaa
Nainaithen Vandhai
Nilave Mugam Kattu
Vinnukkum Mannukkum
Thenkassi Pattanam
Padai Veettu Amman
Oru Naal Varum
Sarkar Colony

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