Monday, December 22, 2014


Rupini( Roopini, Rubini) was active as heroine in south Indian languages Tamil,Malayalam,Telugu and Kannada during the period 87-96 and acted opposite Kamal Hassan,Rajanikanth,Vijaykanth,Sathyaraj,Mammootty,Mohanlal,Vishnuvardhan etc in several hit films.
Rupini was born in a Gujarati family of Mumbai and her father was a Lawyer and mother a doctor.Her original name is Komal Mahuvakar.She was spotted by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and she acted as a child artiste in his film  ' Mili' in 1975 and later acted in some other Hindi films in supporting roles.
She rose to fame in south India when she acted as heroine of Rajanikanth in the super hit film 'Manithan' in 1987 which was directed by S.P.Muthuraman.
Her role as 'Devaki', the heroine of the hit film 'Puthiya Vaanam' opposite Sathyaraj received accolades and she became a leading Tamil actress.
In the year 1988 Vijayakanth,Sarathkumar,Roopini and Ramyakrishnan were the lead actors of the Tamil film 'Captain Prabhakar' which was a big success.
In 1989 she acted opposite Kamal Hassan in the super hit film 'Apoorva Sahodharargal' as the ringmaster's daughter and rose to the heights of popularity.
Rupini and Sithara were the female leads of a blockbuster Malayalam film 'Naduvazhikal' directed by Joshi in 1989.Mohanlal was the male lead.
She acted opposite Mammootty in the super hit Malayalam film 'Midhya' directed by I.V.Sasi in 1990.
Jagadish,Siddiq,Parvathy and Rupini acted in main roles of 'Kunikkitta Kozhi' a Malayalam film in the year 1992.
Jayaram,Mukesh,Rohini and Rupini were the main actors of the Malayalam film 'Bandhukkal Sathrukkal' in 1993.
In the Tamil film 'Thalattu Paadava' (90) Parthiban,Rupini and Kushboo were the main actors.
She was the female lead of 'Olavina Aasare' a Kannada film directed by K.V.Jayaram and acted opposite Vishnuvardhan.
In the super hit blockbuster film 'Michael Madana Kamarajan' directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Hassan was the male lead and Rupini,Kushboo,Urvashi  played female leads.
After her marriage with Mohankumar, Rupini quit films and settled in Mumbai.
Selected Filmography
Meri Adalat
Naache Mayri
Awara Baap
Chameli Ki shadi
Kunikkitta Kozhi
Bandhukkal Sathrukkal
Puthiya Vaanam
Em Thangachi Padichava
Thaai Pasam
Enne Petha Raasa
Naadu Adhai Naadu
Apoorva Sahodharargal

Ulagam Pirandhathu Enakkaga
Thalattu Paadava
Captain Prabhakar
Vetri Karangal
Olivina Aasare
Hadite Kogile
Ravi Varma
Gopi Krishna
Ontari Poratam

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