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

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