Monday, January 12, 2015

KALARANJINI

Kalaranjini is a popular South Indian actress who appears mostly in Malayalam in supporting roles and character roles.During the 80's she has acted as heroine of several films and acted opposite stars like Mammootty,,Ratheesh,Suresh,Shankar etc.She is the elder sister of film actresses Kalpana and Urvashi.
Kalaranjini is the daughter of renowned theater artist Chavara V.P.Nair and Vijayalakshmi.She is an excellent classical dancer also.
She entered film field in early 80's and acted in films like Madanolsavam,Kazhukan etc in small roles.In 1982 she acted in the film 'Njan Onnu Parayatte' along with Mohan,Mohanlal,Jayabharathi,Nedumudi Venu etc.
She was the heroine of 'Odukkam Thudakkam' and acted opposite Ratheesh in the year 1982 and the film was directed by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan.
In the same year she was the heroine of 'Manchal Nila' a romantic Tamil movie in which she acted opposite Suresh.
She was one of the female lead of the  film 'Aasha'(82).
She acted in important  roles of Sreekumaran Thampi films like 'Swanthamenna Padam,Ammakkorumma,Gaanam' etc in that period.
In the film 'Ente Mohangal Poovaninju' Shankar,Menaka,Kalaranjini,Mohanlal  etc were the main actors.Shankar was the hero who loved Menaka but his father wanted him to marry Kalaranjini.Mohanlal acted as Shankar's best friend.
Mammootty,Mohanlal,Ratheesh,Shantikrishna,Kalaranjini were the main actors of 'Himavahini' directed by P.G.Viswambharan in 83.
'Eettillam' was  written and directed by Fazil in 83 in which Mammootty,Nedumudi Venu,Bharat Gopi,Menaka,Kalaranjini etc acted.
'Bhookambam' was a hit film directed by Joshi in 83 in which Prem Nazir,Jaishankar,Mohanlal,Ravikumar,Raveendran,Swapna,Srividya,Kalaranjini etc acted.
Another film in which Kalaranjini acted along with Mammootty and Mohanlal in that period was 'Lakshmana Rekha' in 84 in which Seema and Kalaranjini were the female leads.The film was directed by I.V.Sasi.
In the hit film 'Ithrayum Kaalam' directed by I.V.Sasi, Mammootty,Ratheesh,Shobana,Seema,Kalaranjini etc acted.
In the film 'Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshatrathilakkam' directed by Rajasenan with a comedy touch KPAC Lalitha,Bindu Panicker and Kalaranjini presented excellent acting moments which was loved  by the audience.Jagathy Sreekumar,Innocent and Cochin Haneefa also made their roles memorable in this film.'Nagma' acted in this movie as film star 'Nagma' herself.
In the super hit film 'Nandanam' in which Pritviraj and Navya Nair were the leads, Kalaranjini acted in an important role.
In the super hit film 'Swapnakoodu' directed by Kamal in 2003, she acted along with Kunchacko Boban,Jayasoorya etc and acted as the mother of Bhavana(Padma) and Meera Jasmine(Kamala).
In the film 'Annorikkal'(2005) Kalaranjini acted as Ponnu's(Kavyamadhavan) mother.
In the hit film 'Kochi Rajavu'(2005) she portrayed the character Lakshmi and acted along with Dileep,Kavyamadhavan,Rambha etc.
In the hit film 'Puthiya Mugham' directed by Deepan she portrayed an important role.
In the romantic comedy Malayalam film 'Spanish Masala'(2012) directed by Lal Jose, she acted as mother of Charlie(Dilip).
In the year 2014 she acted as mother of Kunchacko Boban in the film 'How Old Are You'.
She has acted in many TV serials also like 'Mayavi,Devi Mahatmyam,Kalyana Parisu,Kunkumapoovu' etc 
Selected Filmography
Madanolsavam
Kazhukan









 





Swantham Enna Padam
Ente mohangal Poovaninju
Gaanam
Odukkam Thudakkam
Aasha
Njan Onnu Parayatte
Hima Vahini
Eettillam
Ee Vazhi Mathram
Lakshmana Rekha
Nishedhi
Amme Bhagavathy
Attahasam
Vamban
Kaumara Swapnangal
Kadhanayakan
Nandanam
Kalyanaraman
Vasnthamalika
Swapnakoodu
Iruvattam Manavatty
Kochi Rajavu
Hridayathil Sookshikkan
Speed Track
Sooryan
Kangaroo
Pulliman
Ithu Nammude Katha
Kalabha Mazha
Spanish Masala
Kunjaliyan
The King & the Commissioner
Bombay Mittayi
Aattakatha
Parankimala
How Old are You


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