Saturday, August 23, 2014

SHANTI KRISHNA

The beautiful and skillful actress Shanti Krishna who is well versed in Classical Dance, has worked for two decades in Malayalam films mostly as heroine or in supporting roles.
Born to R.Krishnan and Sharada in Mumbai, this Tamil Brahmin Iyer girl completed her studies in Mumbai.She is an excellent classical dancer and entered in films by a Malayalam film 'Nidra' directed by Bharathan in 1981.She got appreciation for her precise emotional expressions and by the release of film 'Chillu' directed by Lenin Rajendran her acting talents got critical as well as audience  acceptance and she became established  as a talented actress.
She acted in prime roles of films like 'Ithu Njangalude Katha,Kilukilukkam,Sagaram Santham,Hima Vahini,Savidham,Chakoram,Kauravar,Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu,Pingami,Vishnulokam,Ennum Nanmakal,Pakshe, etc and earned accolades and approval from audience and critics.
In the film 'Nidra' which was released in 81,Vijay Menon and Shanti Krishna were the main pair in which she depicted the character 'Aswathy' which drew much  attention.The film was directed by Bharathan.
'Ithu Njangalude Katha' was a good film of 1982 in which Sreenath,Mukesh,Jagathy Sreekumar,Santosh,Maniyan Pillai Raju etc acted.Sukumari,Thikkurissi,Jose Prakash etc also acted in character roles.
'Chillu' (82) directed by Lenin Rajendran in which Venu Nagalally,Rony Vincent,Jalaja,Adoor Bhasi etc acted was written by Lenin Rajendran himself.

Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Adam Ayub,Seema,Shanti Krishna etc acted in the film 'Visa' which was a hit film of 83.The director was Balu Kiriyathu.
Hima Vahini was a super hit film of 83 directed by P.G.Viswambharan in which Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Shanti Krishna,Kalaranjini,Ratheesh,Pratapa Chandran,Adoor Bhasi etc acted.
In the film 'Savidham' directed by George Kithu she presented excellent acting skill as the mother of 'Mathu' and received state Award.
In the super hit film 'Maya Mayooram of 1993, Mohan Lal,Revathy,Shobhana,Sankarady,Nedumudi etc acted and was directed by Sibi Malayil.In the Super hit movie 'Pakshe'(94) Shanti Krishna acted as Mohan Lal's wife and Shobhana acted as his childhood sweet heart.The film earned critical and audience acclaim.
Murali and Shanti Krishna appeared in main roles of Award winning film 'Chakoram' directed by M.A.Venu in 94.

'Sukrutham' was a super-hit film directed by Harikumar and Mammootty,Goutami,Shanti Krishna,Manoj K.Jayan acted in pivotal roles in 94.

In the film 'Kalyana Unnikal' directed by Jagathy Sreekumar in 1997, she acted along with Baiju,Mahesh,Mathu,Rajan.P.Dev,Pappu,Mala,Innocent etc and acted as the character 'Razia'.


















She received Kerala State Award as the second Best Actress in 1992 for the film 'Savidham'.
She received Kerala State Best Actress Award for the film 'Chakoram' in the year 1994.
She has consecutively won Three Awards  for her performance in TV serials.
She married actor Sreenath but got divorced in 1995.
Currently she is married to Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institution Director 'S.Bajore' and living in Bangalore.She is not involved in films or TV serials but promotes Classical dances and cultural programs.She has a son and daughter.
Selected Filmography
Nidra
Salini Ente Koottukari
Tharattu
Ithu Njangalude Katha
Chillu
Visa
Hima Vahini
Mangalam Nerunnu
Ennum Nanmakkayi
Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu
Savidham
Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari
Kauravar
Mahanagaram
Gandharvam
Mayamayuram
Chenkol
Aalavattam
Varanamalyam
Parinayam
Pingami
Pakshe
Kudumba Visesham
Ilayum Mullum
Chakoram
Sukrutham
Avittam Thirunal Arogya Sreeman
Lalanam
Kalyana Unnikal

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