Friday, March 27, 2015


Vani Viswanath is a popular South Indian actress who acted as heroine of several films and also in supporting roles and character roles.She acted as heroine of so many   action thriller films  because of her proficiency in fight scenes.She was known as the 'Action Queen' of 'Mollywood'.She acted mainly in Telugu and Malayalam films but has also acted in many films of Tamil, Kannada and Hindi  languages.She was lucky to act opposite the legends NTR and Rajkumar.She depicted Police Officer roles in many films.

Vani Viswanath was born as the daughter of an Astrologer Viswanath and housewife Girija on 13 May 1971.Her father hailed from Thrissur district and mother hailed from Kannur district of Kerala State.The family lived at Chennai.Many cinema personals including producers and directors consulted her father regarding astrological matters and some of them offered roles for the cute, charming girl Vani in her teen age.In 1987 she acted in a Malayalam film 'Mangalyacharthu' in which the young romantic hero 'Shafeek'  acted along with her.Vincent also acted in that film.
After this debut Malayalam film she acted in Telugu films.She acted in 'Simha Swapnam' in 1989 in which Krishnamraju,Jagapathi Babu,Jayasudha etc acted in main roles and Vani acted in supporting role.
She acted in supporting role of Telugu film 'Kodama Simham'(1990)  in which Chiranjeevi was in the main role.
Sarathbabu and Vani were the main pair of the Telugu film 'Vadinagari Gajulu' in 1992.
In the Telugu film 'Samrat Ashok' she acted opposite Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri (NTR).Rama Rao acted in the title role as Emperor Ashoka and he directed the film also.Bhanumati,Saroja Devi,Mohan Babu etc also acted in this film.
Chiranjeevi,Nagma and Vani Viswanath were the main leads of the Telugu film 'Gharaana Mogudu' of 1992.It was dubbed to Malayalam as 'Hey Hero' in 1994.
Suresh and Vani acted as the main pair of the Telugu film 'Ladies Special' directed by Jandhyala in 1993.

She acted opposite Superstar Rajkumar in the Kannada film 'Parashuram' in 1989 which was directed by V.Somashekhar.
She became very popular in Kerala by the Malayalam comedy film 'Sipayi Lahala' directed by Vinayan in 1995.Mukesh,Sreenivasan,Vijayaraghavan,Oduvil Unnikrishnan,KPAC Lalitha etc acted in it.Vani Viswanath acted as the character 'Radha', daughter of Oduvil Unnikrishnan.
Mukesh,Sai Kumar,Innocent,Janardhanan,Indrans,Vijayaraghavan etc acted along with her in the super hit comedy film 'Mannar Mathai Speaking'.Mukesh's character Gopalakrishnan,Sairam's character Balakrishnan and Innocent as Mannar Mathai created nice comedy sequences in this film.Vani portrayed the characters Meera and Stella in this film effectively well.
'Hitler' was a highly  successful film in which Mammootty,Mukesh,Jagadish,Saikumar,Innocent,Shobhana,Vani Viswanath,Chippy etc acted.It was written and directed by Siddique.

She acted along with Jayaram and Manju Warrier in the hit film 'Kaliveedu' directed by Sibi Malayil in 1996.
Vani Viswanath portrayed Police Officers in several films very efficiently.
In the investigative thriller film 'The Gang'(2000) directed by J.Williams she was in the main role.
She received Kerala State award as the second Best actress for her performance in the film 'Susanna' directed by T.V.Chandran in 2000.
In the film 'Nagaravadhu' directed by Kaladharan in 2001 Vani Viswanath and Saikumar were the main pair.
Rapid Action Force was an action  film directed by Salim Bava in which Kalabhavan Mani,Bheeman Raghu,Sphadikam George,Baburaj,Vineetha,Mala Aravindan,Sathar etc acted along with her.
Mammootty,Vani Viswanath,Mallika Sarabhai,Sona Nair etc acted in the film 'Danny'(2002) directed by T.V.Chandran.
'Puthuram Puthri Unniyarcha' was a film directed by P.G.Viswambharan based on the 'Vadakkan Pattu' stories in which Vani acted in the main role as  'Unniyarcha'.Devan,Kunchacko Boban,Siddique,Captain Raju,Manya,Sphadikam George,Mamukoya etc acted along with her in this film.
In the super hit film 'Chinthamani Kolacase' directed by Shaji Kailas, Vani Viswanath acted as Advocate Pattammal along with Superstar Suresh Gopi.

She married Advocate Baburaj who is also an actor and he  became very popular by the Malayalam film 'Salt and Pepper'.
Vani Viswanath is still acting in films.

Selected Filmography
Simha Swapnam
Mogudu Nanko Sontham
Koduma Simham
Samrat Ashoka
Gharaana Mogudu
Mama Kodalu
Ladies Special
President Gari Alludu
Prema & Co
The King
Mannar Mathai Speaking
Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta
Swarna Kireedam
The Good Boys
Poothumbiyum Poovalanmarum
The Godman
James Bond
The Gang
Rapid Action Force
Ival Draupadi
Puthuram Puthri Unniyarcha
Ente Hridayathinte Udama
Ee Bhargavi Nilayam
Balram vs Tharadas
Chinthamani Kolacase
Black Dalia
Poonthotta Kavalkkaran
Thai Mel Aanai
Idhaya Thirudan
Bomabay Dada

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Kanaka is a well known South Indian actress who acted in leading roles of large number of Tamil and Malayalam films during the period 1989-2004.She has also acted in a few films of other languages like Telugu.
She is the daughter of famous Telugu and Tamil actress Devika who was versatile and graceful and these qualities are possessed by Kanaka also.Kanaka was born on July 14, 1973 in Chennai.
The beautiful  wide eyed,slim girl with attractive features and excellent acting skill  captured the hearts of the audience by her debut Tamil film 'Karagattakaran' in lead role opposite Ramarajan in 1989. That film became a super hit.
Gangai Amaran directed the  hit film 'Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu' in which Ramarajan,Gauthami, and Kanaka acted in main roles in 1990.
Arjun and Kanaka paired in the hit film 'Periya Idathu Pillai directed by Senthilnathan in 1990.

She went on to rise to the heights as the heroine of 'Athisaya Piravi' opposite Rajinikanth which was directed by S.P.Muthuraman in 1990.
Karthik acted as hero of the film 'Periya veettu Panakkaran' in 1990 which was a hit film.

The cute girl with homely looks and versatile acting talents was very much liked by the Kerala audience when she acted as the heroine of the super duper hit Malayalam  film 'Godfather' directed by Siddique-Lal in 1991.The mischievous girl 'Malu' portrayed by Kanaka in this film was well appreciated.N.N.Pillai,Thilakan,Mukesh,Jagdish,Inocent,Bheeman Raghu,Philomina,K.P.A.C.Lalitha,Siddique,Jagathi etc acted in this film.

Prabhu and Kanaka presented good acting moments in the film 'Thalattu Ketkuthamma', a well noticed Tamil film.
'Samundi' was a hit Tamil film of 1992 in which Kanaka and Sarath Kumar acted.
Mammootty and Kanaka were the leading pair of the Tamil film 'Kilipetchu Ketkava' directed by Fazil.

'Vietnam Colony' was a super hit Malayalam film directed by Siddique-Lal in which Mohan Lal and Kanaka acted in main roles.Mohan Lal acted as G.Krishnamurthy,  the Supervisor of a Construction Company and Kanaka as 'Unnimol'  the daughter of K.P.A.C. Lalitha who rented the house for Mohanlal and presented nice comedy scenes along with Innocent.
She again acted opposite Mohanlal in his own production 'Pingami' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in 1994.

Prabu and Kanaka were the pair of Tamil hit film 'Jallikattu Kaalai'.

Jayaram and Kanaka acted as the main pair of 'Kusrithikattu' a Malayalam film directed by Suresh Babu in 1995.
Mangala Soothram was a Malayalam film  of 1995 directed by Sajan in which Kanaka was the heroine.
In the film 'Bhoopathi' Suresh Gopi, Kanaka and Priya Raman were in the main roles.
'Narasimham' was a huge hit film in which Mohanlal,Aishwarya and Kanaka were in the main roles and Sai Kumar,Thilakan,Jagathi Sreekumar etc acted along with them.The film was directed by Shaji Kailas.


Kusruthi was a Malayalam film she appeared lastly  in the year 2004 and  Jayaram acted in the main role.

Kanaka is living  in  her Chennai residence at present.

Selected Filmography
Thangamana Rasa

Periya Idathu Pillai
Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu
Ethir Kaatru
Athisaya Piravi
Pursushan Enakku Arasan
Amman Kovil Thiruvizha
Thalattu Kelkuthamma
Ezhara Ponnana
Koyil Kaalai
Sakkarai Devan
Kilipetchu Ketkava
Vietnam Colony
Vardhakya Puranam
Jallikattu Kaalai
Periya Kudumbam
Mannadiyar Penninu Chengotta Chekkan
Mangala Suthram
Ee Mazha then Mazha

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Jayaram is one of the top film stars  of Malayalam Cinema and he is maintaining this position successfully for the last 25 years.Jayaram entered Malayalam films as the main actor of a film in 1988  and continued to be so in large number of hits and super hits.His characters  did not show any gimmicks to boost his image as a  superman  by fighting and winning over a group of people alone, or threatening opponents  with guns.He opted to portray 'down to earth' characters, usually the common man and their daily routine life.Since Jayaram is an exceptionally good mimicry artist he is possessed with immaculate observation abilities and so he could manifest any type of roles naturally with ease.He is blessed with large scale sense of humor and when he plays such comedy characters or in comedy type films, the audience enjoys them a lot.
Directors like Sathyan Anthikkadu and Rajasesan utilized his ability to portray comedy characters in many of their hit films.Jayaram speaks Tamil also as fluently as Malayalam and so he has acted in large number of Tamil films in main roles and in supporting roles along with great actors like Kamal Hassan.

Jayaram was born on 10th December 1965 to parents Subramaniyam and Thankam at Perumbavoor in Kerala.The famous Malayalam Novelist 'Malayattoor Ramakrishnan' was his Uncle.
After his college studies and earning a Degree, he joined the reputed 'Kalabhavan',  a Kochi based mimicry troupe and he was the main artist of that troupe.He became very popular as a mimicry artist.The well known writer and director P.Padmarajan was looking for a new face for his new project at that time and he invited Jayaram for a screen test.Jayaram thus became the hero character of the film 'Aparan'.An young innocent man facing several problems because of another man of his similarity but a criminal was the theme of this film.Shobhana and Parvathy were the female leads of this successful film which was released in 1988.
In another film of Padmarajan 'Moonnam Pakkam' Jayaram acted in main role along with 'Thilakan' who was the central character of this film.Thilakan acted as the grandson of Jayaram in this film and it was one of the best performance of Thilakan in his career.The film was a big hit.
The films of Padmarajan were well received always by the audience and the actors in those films were able to get more good chances in other films by appearing in Padmarajan films.Padmarajan  was a mentor for Jayaram and by his film 'Innale' another super hit film, Jayaram became a well established actor of Malayalam.
In the film 'Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu' Sreenivasan,Jayaram and Urvashy were the main actors and was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.
In 1989 Jayaram and Shary were the main pair of 'Jathakam' a well noted film directed by Suresh Unnithan.
The film 'Mazhavil Kavady' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad became a big hit and the role of Jayaram  as 'Velayudhan Kutty' aroused much laughter and earned sympathy also.Sithara,Urvashy,Innocent,Krishnankutty Nair,Bobby Kottarakkara,Paravur Bharathan,Mamukoya etc acted in this film.
In the film 'Innale' written and directed by  Padmarajan, Shobhana,Srividya,Suresh Gopi acted along with Jayaram in pivotal roles.
In the film 'Thalayana Manthram' in which Sreenivasan,Jayaram,Urvashy and Parvathy acted in main roles, the ego clash between the family members were manifested in a comedy manner.
Parvathy and Jayram were the leads of the film 'Subhayatra' directed by Kamal in 1990 which dealt with the theme of finding accommodation in Cities like Mumbai for a family.
'Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam' directed by Viji Thampi was a hit film in which the pranks of Jayaram and the innocence of Sreenivasan were very much liked by the audience.
In the film 'Keli' Jayram earned the love and sympathy for his character 'Narayanan Kutty' a handicapped young man who owns a small shop.Narayanan Kutty falls in love with Sreedevi and the consequences were the theme of this film which was directed by Bharathan.
He acted along with Mohan Lal in the political crime thriller 'Adwaitham'(1992) directed by Priyadarshan.
Jayaram and Shobhana earned accolades as the main leads of 'Meleparambil Aanveedu' directed by Rajasenan.Jayaram brings his wife 'Pavizham' to his family as a housemaid  where his elder brothers were  still bachelors and could not reveal the truth that Pavizham is his wife.The film aroused much comedy.
CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. was a successful comedy film directed by Rajasenan in which Jayaram played the title role.
Jayaram amd Premkumar presented excellent acting skill as two 'Kathaprasangam artists' in the  film 'Puthukottayile Puthumanavalan' directed by Rafi Mecartin in which Annie was the heroine.
'Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranaya Kalathu' was a hit film directed by Kamal in which Balachandra Menon,Biju Menon,Jayaram and Manju Warrier acted in Key roles.
Narendra Prasad,Rajan P.Dev,Jayaram,Kasthuri and Sangeetha acted in main roles of 'Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava' in 1995 directed by Rajasenan which was a big success.Daughters of both the Bavas fall in love with 'Premachandran(Jayaram),  their driver in this film.Premkumar acted in supporting role.
'Karunyam' was one of the best films written and directed by Lohithadas in which Jayaram portrayed nicely the main character 'Satheesan' in 1997.
'Katha Nayakan' was another well noted film of Jayaram in 1997 in which  Divya Unni was  the heroine.
In the year 1997, Jayaram presented excellent acting skill in the film 'Irattakuttikalude Achan' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad'.Rajeevan (Jayaram) who elopes with a rich girl(Manju Warrier) gives away one of his new born babies to a stranger who lost all his children at birth is the theme.
'Summer in Bathlehem' was directed by Sibi Malayil in which Suresh Gopi,Jayaram,Manju Warrier presented excellent acting skill.The location of the film of forest hills and farms of Ootty added scenic beauty for this film.
In the film 'Kottaram Veettile Appoottan' Jayaram depicted a rich orphan 'Appoottan'  who helps villagers in their needs.He sponsors a girl to become a doctor who initially used to hate him.
'Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal' was a super hit film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in which Bhavana and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy acted in female lead roles.Jayaram's son Kalidas acted as a  child artist in this film.The film won National award as Best feature film in Malayalam.
'Theerthadanam' was a film directed by G.T.Kannan in 2001 which was based on the story 'Vanaprastham' written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair.Jayaram earned good opinion and appreciation for his role. Jayaram and Suhasini were the leads of this film.
The role 'Lonappan' which he portrayed in the film 'Sesham' directed by T.K.Rajeev Kumar  earned much accolades and considered as one of his best performances.
In the film 'Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum' directed by Sibi Malayil in 2003, Jayaram,Jyothirmayi and Jayaram's son Kalidas acted in pivotal roles.
In the super hit film 'Veruthe Oru Bharya' in 2008 Jayaram and Gopika were in the lead roles.Jayaram acted as 'Sugunan' who never takes into consideration  the efforts taken by his wife to run the family.
'Happy Husbands' became a blockbuster hit film of 2010  which was directed by Saji Surendran.Jayaram,Jayasoorya,Indrajith,Bhavana, Samvritha Sunil and Vandana Menon were in the main roles.
Jayaram,Kunchacko Boban,Manoj K.Jayan and Biju Menon portrayed main roles and  received accolades and appreciation  for the film 'Seniors' directed by Vysakh which was a successful film.
'Nadan' was a hit film directed by Kamal in 2013 in which Ramya Nambeesan acted as the female lead.
'Salam Kashmir' is a hit film directed by Joshy in which Sursh Gopi,Jayaram and Mia George acted.
Jayaram acted in many Tamil films as well.In 93 he was the hero of 'Purusha Lakshanam' in which Khushboo was the female lead.
Jayaram and Khushboo paired in 'Kolangal' a hit film of 1995.
'Thenali' was a super hit film in which Kamal Hassan was the hero and Jayaram acted in supporting role which earned Tamil Nadu Sate special Jury award for him.
In the comedy film 'Pachamirtham' he acted along with Prakash Raj and Raju Eswaran.
Jayaram married film actress Parvathy. Their son Kalidas won National film award as Best Child artist in 2003.
Jayaram has also sung a few Malayalam film songs.
Jayaram took pains to master the percussion instrument 'Chenda' and became successful in his efforts.He gave several public performances in this art form with exponents of this field.
Jayaram is very fond of elephants and can identify the popular elephants of Kerala which participates in the  festivals and can  remember their names also.
Jayaram received Padma Shri from Government of India in 2011.
He received Special Jury Award in Kerala State Film Awards for the film 'Thooval Kottaram' and second Best actor award for 'Swayamvara Panthal'.
He received Tamil Nadu State special prize for the film 'Thenali'

in 2000.

He is recipient of Filmfare Best actor award in 1996 for 'Thooval Kottaram'.
In 2001 he received Best actor award from Filmfare for the film 'Theerthadanam'.
In 2002 he received Best supporting actor award for the film 'Panchathanthiram'.
In 2003 he received Filmfare Best actor award for the film 'Manassinakkare'.
He is recipient of Best actor award from Asianet in 1998 for 'Sneham'.
in 2001 he received Asianet Best actor award for 'Theerthadanam and Uthaman.
In 2005 he received Most Popular award from Asianet for 'Veruthe oru Bharya'.
In 2012 he received Most Popular award from Asianet for 'Swapna Sanchari'.
Selected Filmography
Purusha Lakshanam
Pudhu Nilavu
Uthama Villain
Mazhavil Kavady
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran
Kadinjool Kalyanam
Ayalathe Addeham
Meleparambil Aanveedu
Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava
Thooval Kottaram
The Car
Summer in Bethlehem
Swayamvara Pandal
Naranathu Thampuran
Twenty 20
Happy Husbands
China Town
Salam Kashmir
Ulsaha Committee