Sunday, January 18, 2015


Revathy is an extremely talented actress hailing from Kerala State who has acted in large number of Tamil films,so many Malayalam films,  many films of Hindi,Telugu and  Kannada languages.She has proved her versatile acting talents in several films and was active as heroine during the period 1983-96 and later on wards confined to supporting roles and character roles.Revathi is much appreciated for her abilities to portray comedy and grief with equal expertise and ease.She took it as a challenge to portray any type of roles if it demanded good acting skill.Revathi is a talented classical dancer also who has got training in Bharatanatyam etc from childhood.
Revathy was born on 8th July 1966 at Kochi as the daughter of a Military Officer Kelunni Nair and Lalitha.
Revathi has directed an English feature film which received National awards and a Hindi feature film in which Salman Khan was the hero.She has worked as dubbing artist for some Bollywood heroines in south Indian language films.Revathi is recipient of several Awards including National film Awards.She has produced and acted in many TV serials also.
Revathi was brought to the film field by the well known film director Bharati Raja for his film 'Mann Vasanai' which became a successful film.Her original name 'Ashakutty' was changed to screen name 'Revathi' by the director Bharati Raja.Pandiyan acted as the hero of Mann Vasanai and Revathi received Filmfare special Award (South) for this film.
'Vaidehi Kathirundhal' was a nice film in which Vijayakanth and Revathi acted in main roles in 1984 which was directed by R.Sunder Rajan.
Kamala Hassan,Revathi and Radha were the main actors of 'Oru Kaithiyin Dairy'( A Prisoner's diary) directed by P.Bharatiraja.
In the film 'Kai Kodukkum Kai' Rajanikanth was her hero in 1984.
Another nice film was 'December Pookkal' in which Revathi and Mohan acted as the main pair.
Mani Ratnam's entry into Tamil cinema as a director was  with the film 'Pagal Nilavu' in 1985 in which Revathi and Murali acted in lead roles.
Mani Ratnam directed the hit film 'Mauna Ragam'(86)  in which Revathi and Mohan were the main pair.This film won the National Award for Best feature film in Tamil.Mani Ratnam received Filmfare Best Tamil Director Award.
Karthik and Revathi were the main pair of 'Kizhakku Vaasal' which was a mega hit in 1990.
Another hit film in which Revathy received accolades in 1990 was 'Anjali' directed by Mani Ratnam.Raghuvaran was the male lead of this film.It was dubbed into Hindi and Telugu.This film won three National film Awards.
Shivaji Ganesan,Kamal Hassan and Revathy were the main actors of 'Thevar Magan' a mega hit film directed by Bharathan.Revathi received National Award for Best Supporting actress for this film.
Prabhu,Revathi,Jayaram and Jaishankar were the main actors of the film 'Priyanka' in 1994 for which Revathi got filmfare award for Best Actress-Tamil.
In 1983 Revathi was the heroine of Mohan Lal in the Malayalam film 'Kattathe Kilikoodu' and acted along with Bharat Gopi and Sreevidya.
She acted along with Mammootty,Rehman,Thilakan,Jose Prakash etc in the film 'Ente Kanakkuyil' in the same year.
Revathi presented excellent and outstanding performance in the film 'Kakkothikkavile Appooppanthadikal' a nice film directed by Kamal in 1988.Revathi earned much sympathy and love from the audience for that role which was about a girl who was kidnapped from a noble family and had to live with a group of beggars.She received Filmfare Award for Best Actress-Malayalam for this film.In the action thriller Movie 'Moonnam Mura' which was directed by K.Madhu in 1988 she acted opposite Mohan Lal and along with Suresh Gopi,Mukesh,Lalu Alex,Babu Antony etc.
In the film 'Varavelpu' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad her role as 'Rema'was well appreciated.
In the musical comedy film 'Kilukkam' directed by Priyadarshan in 1991 Revasthi's role can not be forgotten  for her comedy scenes along with Innocent and Jagathy Sree Kumar in this film.
Her role in the film 'Devasuram' in 1993 was superb and as the classical dancer Bhanumati, Revathi presented stupendous acting skill.
In the film 'Agnidevan' directed by Venu Nagavally as the character Sudarshana, Revathi was perfect.
In the year 2012 she acted in title role of 'Molly Aunty Rocks' along with the lead actor Pritviraj.The film was directed by Ranjit Sankar.
Venkatesh and Revathi were the lead stars of Telugu film 'Prema' in 1989.For the Telugu film 'Ankuram' she got Filfare Award  for Best Actress-Telugu in 1992.Revathi and Sarath Babu were the lead actors of this film.
In the Hindi film 'Love'(91) Salman Khan and Revathi were the main pair.Suresh Krishna directed this movie.
In 1994 for the Hindi film 'Tarpan' Ompuri,Revathi,Dina Pathak,Mitra Vasisht etc acted .The film was screened at International Film festivals at Moscow,Cairo,Montreal and Chicago.
Revathi directed feature film 'Mitr My Friend' in 2002 which received National Award for Best feature film in English.
She directed the Hindi feature film 'Phir Milenge' in 2004 in which Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty acted in main roles.
She has acted in and produced several Tamil TV serials during 1990-2003.
Revathi married director/cinematographer 'Suresh Chandra Menon' in 1986 but got divorced in 2013.
Revathi is also involved  with the activities of several social organisations.
Selected Filmography
Mann Vasanai
Kai Kodukkum Kai
Vaidhehi Kathirunthal
Oru Kaithiyin Dairy
Prema Pasam
December Pookkal
Punnagai Mannan
Uthama Purushan
Aan Paavam
Pudhiya Mugam
Paasa Malargal
Gandhi Pirandha Mann
En Aasai Machan
Taj Mahal
Udhaya Geetham
Pagal Nilavu
Mouna Ragam
Maragatha Veenai
Kizhakku Vaasal
Thevar Magan
Kanda Naal Mudhal
Vaanathu Poochi
Koncham Koffee Konjam Kadhal
Kattathe Kilikoodu
Ente Kanakuyil
Aankiliyude Tharattu
Kakkothi kavile Appooppanthadikal
Moonnam Mura
Njangalude Kochu Doctor
Agni Devan
Kaiyethum Doorathu
Mizhi Randilum
Nammal Thammil
Pattinte Palazhy
Indian Rupee
Father's Day
Molly Aunty Rocks
Aur Ek Prem Kahani
Ab Tak Chhappan
Darna Mana Hai
Phir Milenge
Manasa Veena
Seetamma Pelli
Rao Gari Illu

Idu Saadhya
As a Director
Mitr My Friend
Phir Milenge
Kerala Cafe( Makal segment)
Mumbai Cutting(parcel segment)
As dubbing Artist
Devaragam (For Sreedevi)
Minsara Kanavu(For Kajol)
Megham (For Pooja Batra)
Kandu Konden Kandu Konden (For Tabu)
Chandrolsavam ( For Kushboo)


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