Saturday, August 30, 2014

SUMITRA

 Sumitra has worked in Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu and Kannada films and has appeared in protagonist roles as heroine, second heroine,supporting roles and later confined to character roles.She was the heroine of the well noted  film  'Nirmalyam', the National Award winning  Malayalam film of  the year 1973.That film was written,produced and directed by the famous Novelist M.T.Vasudevan Nair.Ravi Menon, a graduate from Film Institute,Pune acted opposite to her in that film.P.J.Antony got National Award as Best actor for Nirmalyam.In the first major role of  film Nirmalyam itself Sumitra presented excellent and natural style of acting skill like an experienced artiste.
Sumitra was born in Thrissur to parents Raghavan Nair and Janaki.Her father was the employee of an Oil refinery company.Sumitra was given training in variety of dance forms from childhood itself from the dance master 'Murugappan'.
She entered Tamil films in 1974 with the film 'Avalum Penn Thane'  and was fortunate to act as heroine of  super stars Kamal Hassan and Rajani Kanth and years later she was fortunate to act as mother to them in their films.
She could act opposite major stars like Sivaji Ganesan,Jai Shankar,Siva Kumar,Rajani Kanth,Kamal Hassan etc in Tamil.
Her Kannada debut was 'Mugiyada Katha' in which there were  popular songs in it.In Kannada she has acted in large number of films and acted opposite all eminent heroes like Vishnu Vardhan,Rajesh etc.
She is married to notable Kannada film director D.Rajendra Babu and have two daughters.Her elder daughter 'Uma Shankari' made her entry to films through Kannada films and acted in other South Indian languages.She has appeared in lead roles of TV serials also.Her second daughter 'Nakshatra' has debuted in Tamil movie 'Doo'.
Sumitra is also active in films in character roles.
Selected Filmography
Malayalam
Postmane Kanmanilla
Nrithasala
Nirmalyam
Nellu
Honeymoon












Chandrakantham
Thumbolarcha
Nagaram Sagaram
Durga
Udayam Kizhakku Thanne
Madhura Pathinezhu
Neelaponman
Swimming Pool
Vazhi Vilakku
Aruthu
Apooppan
Neelasari
Niraparayum Nilavilakkum
Abhinivesam
Njan Njan Mathram
Lava
Ivan Oru Simham
Piriyilla Naam
Ivide Ingane
Amme Narayana
Thacholi Thankappan
Ningalil Oru Sthree
Kadamattathachan
Arorumariyathe
Alkoottathil Thaniye
Parayanum Vayya Parayathirikkanum Vayya
Azhiyatha Bandhangal
Eeran Sandhya
Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram
Achuvettante Veedu
Ulsava Pittennu
Ente Soorya Puthrikku
Saphalyam
Calcutta News
Bharya Onnu Makka; Moonnu
Vaidooryam
Tamil
Lalitha
Mogam Muppathu Varusham
Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram
Annan Oru Kovil
Iravan Kodutha Varam
Justice Gopinath
Nizhal Nijamakirathu
Chittukkurivi
Panakkaran
Chinna Thambi
Veeram
Agni Natchathiram
Singaravelan
Singam
Veerapandiyan
Telugu
Andala Ramudu
Garujuthunna Katha
Vaaraibbai
Geetanjali
Rudraveena
Bujji Gadi Babai
Bobbili Raja
Kannada
Mugiyada Katha
Asambhava
Karna
Mr.Raja
Sri Rama Chandra
Kurabana Rani
Shanti Shanti Shanti
Appu
Guna Brahma
Sathyam Sivam Sundaram
Makkala Sainya
Ajay
Ammavu
Myna
Chamundi
Sahukara
Dhruva
Dhumm
Sye 
Mussanje Mathu
Chandra


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RAVI KUMAR

Ravi Kumar has been acting in Malayalam Films and in Tamil Films from 70's and during those period he has appeared as hero in several films.He used to act in villain roles later on and confined to character roles mostly  at present.
He has acted in more than 100 films and earned appreciation as a good actor.
He is the son of Film producer K.M.K. Menon and ctress Bharathi Menon and was born in Thiruvananthapuram.
His debut film was 'Laksha Prabhu' in 1968.
In the Tamil film 'Dasavatharam' which was released in 1976  he acted as Lord Vishnu.The film was directed by K.S.Gopalakridhnan.
In the same year he acted in Tamil film 'Seetha Kalyanam' in which Jayapradha was the heroine.It was directed by Bapu.Ravi Kumar acted in the protagonist roles as Lord Vishnu and Sri Rama.
He acted as Lord Vishnu/Sri Ram in the Hindi film 'Sri Ram Vanavas' in 1977.
The Malayalam film 'Avalude Ravukal'( 78) boosted his popularity in which he acted opposite Seema.The film was dubbed to Tamil,Hindi etc.It was directed by I.V.Sasi in which M.G.Soman,Ravi Kumar, Seema,Pappu,Thoppil Bhasi etc acted.
'Lisa' was a blockbuster success film directed by Baby in 1978 in which Prem Nazir,Jayan,Seema,Bhavani,Ravi Kumar,Kanaka Durga,Vidhubala etc acted.
'Alavuddinum Alphutha Vilakkum'(79)was a mega hit film directed by I.V.Sasi in which Kamal Hassan,Jayabharathi,Rajani Kanth,Ravi Kumar,Thikkurissi,Adoor Bhasi etc acted.
'Ezam Kadalinakkare' was another super hit film of I.V.Sasi in 1977 in which M.G.Soman,Ravi Kumar,Seema,K.R.Vijaya etc acted.
 In the 1979 super hit film 'Neelathamara' he acted as hero and Ambika was the heroine.
'Theekkadal' was directed by Navodaya Appachan in 1980.Ravi Kumar acted as a Doctor in this film in which Sukumaran,Prem Nazir,Madhu,Ravi Kumar,Sri Vidya,Roopa,Pappu,Ambika etc acted.
'Sphodanam' was a super hit film of director P.G.Viswambharan in 1981.M.G.Soman,Ravi Kumar,Mammootty,Seema,Mala Aravindan,Jagathy etc acted.
He has acted in TV serials also.













Selected Filmography
Lakshaprabhu
Ullasayathra
Neelasari
Romeo
Ayalkkari
Amma
Aaseervadam
Innale Innu
Sri Murukan
Abhinivesam
Aa Nimisham
Amgeekaram
Thacholi Ambu
Ninakku Njan Mathram
Madhurikkunna Rathri
Adavukal 18
Ee Manohara Theeram
Aal Marattam
Aval Kanda Lokam
Thiranottam
Black Belt
Ottapettavar
Jimmi
Allvuddinum Alphutha Vilakkum
Pushya Ragam
Ezham Kadalinakkare
Sarpam
Thirayum Theeravum
Sisirathil Oru Vasantham
Angady
Ivar
Rajani Gandhi
Hridayam Padunnu
Thee Nalangal
Theekkadal
Swathu
Kanthavalayam
Aswaradham
Aagamanam
Nizhalyudham
Orikkal Koodi
Raktha Sakshi
Madrasile Mon
Drohi
Chilanthi Vala
Kodungattu
Thavalam
Surabhi Yamangal
Ajantha
Sainyam
Agraharam

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KRISHNA CHANDRAN AND VANITHA KRISHNACHANDRAN

Krishna Chandran has acted in many Malayalam films  and  he is an excellent playback singer who has sung more than 170 film songs in Malayalam.He sang several songs in Tamil movies also.He has earned name and prestige as a Carnatic Music exponent too.
Krishna Chandran was born in 1960 at Nilambur and had his education at Thrissur and Palghat.He has degree in Music and passed out in flying colors.
His desire was to become a well known singer and entry to films as an actor  was unexpected.
During 60's and 70' there was a program on All India Radio on Sundays in the name 'Bala Lokam' which was  conducted by film actor 'Veeran'(Veera Raghavan Nair) and later by Writer/Novelist 'P.Padmarajan' who were  employed at All India Radio.The person who controlled the program was known as 'Radio Ammavan'(Radio Uncle) and since there was no TV those days, children of the age group 5 - 17 were very fond of this program which included short stories,skits, songs etc.There were Children's Radio Clubs in different parts of Kerala and they used to get chance to conduct these programs by turn.On such an occasion when Krishna Chandran who was then a ninth standard student went there for the 'Bala Lokam' program  and  P.Padmarajan who was 'Radio Ammavan' at that period was impressed by Krishna Chandran's smartness and he took his address.
After three years P.Padmarajan called him and  offered him  the protagonist role as the young teen age boy lover who seduced a beautiful  elderly neighbour girl of the Supriya Productions film 'Rathi Nirvedam' for which Padmarajan wrote Story,Screenplay and Direction was by Bharathan.
The film 'Rathinirvedam'  was a big blockbuster success.The enchanting scenic location and excellent photography added beauty to this film.Jayabharathy as 'Rathi Chechi' and Krishna Chandran as 'Pappu' earned the love and appreciation from audience and critics.
Krishna Chandran after that film again concentrated in his studies and returned back to films later on.
He got offers as playback singer as well as  an actor and has acted in many films in supporting roles.He sang more than 170 songs in Malayalam films.He did not approach music directors for songs and film directors for roles which minimized the offers received by him.
Krishana Chandran is an excellent and established Dubbing Artist and has obtained Kerala State Award as Best Dubbing Artist twice, one for film 'Kabooliwala'(Voice to Vineeth), and the  other for film 'Aniyathipravu(Voice to Kunchacko Boban).He gave voice for most of Rahman's  movies and for Vineeth films.
Krishna Chandran fell in love with Vanitha at the sets of I.V.Sasi's blockbuster film 'Ee Nadu'(1982) in which both of them acted and he married her in 1986.
Vanitha hails from Thiruchirapally in Tamil Nadu and has acted in many Malayalam films and Tamil Films.
The couple have a daughter 'Amritha Varshini'.
Krishna Chandran is a resident of Thiruvananthapuram  at present and working at Amritha TV from 2005.
Vanitha Krishna Chandran at present   is acting in films and in TV serials also.In 2013 and 2014 Vanitha Krishna Chandran has acted in several films.
Selected Filmography










Krishna Chandran

Rathinirvedam
Rappadikalude Gadha
Kaumaraprayam
Rathrikal Ninakkuvendi
Lovely
Lajjavathy
Sakthi
Kanthavalayam
Ee Nadu
Vidhichathum Kothichathum
Ormakkayi
Iratti Madhuram
Belt Mathai
Piryilla Naam
Unaroo
Sandhyakkenthinu Sindooram
Thozhil Allenkil Jail
Aval Kathirununnu Avanum
Yuvajanolsavam
Njan Kodeeswaran
Orkkuka Vallapozhum
Raavu
Omega exe
Artist
Vanitha Krishnachandran

Chandrabimbom
Enikkum Oru Divasam
Ee Naadu
Aadarsam
Belt Mathai
Oru Madapravinte Kadha
Aadhipathyam
Vanitha Police
Hitler Brothers
Chocolate
Innthe Chinthavishayam
Bhaktajanangalude Sradhakku
Chapters
Omega exe
Raavu
Memories
Pianist
How Old re You
One Upon a time
There was a Kallan
Neelakasam Pacha Kadal Chuvanna Bhoomi
Njanaara Mon
Mallanum Mathevanum

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