Saturday, June 20, 2015

Valsala Menon

Valsala Menon is a popular Malayalam actress who has acted in supporting roles and character roles of large number of films.She has acted as Mother,Grandmother,Aunt etc to many top actors of Malayalam Cinema.
Valsala Menon was born in Thrissur to parents Raman Menon and Devakiamma in the year 1945.She has acted in the film 'Thirmala' of 1953 as a child artist.
She got married at the age of 16 and came back  to silver screen after a very long period in 1985 only.
In 1985 she acted in the Malayalam movie 'Kiratham' directed by K.S.Gopalakrishnan.Devan,Ratheesh,Captain Raju,Anuratha,Santhosh,Vincent etc were the main actors of the film.
She appeared in the film 'Kariyilakkattupole' directed by P.Padmarajan in the year 1986 along with Mohanlal,Rahman,Karthika,Jalaja etc.
'Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam' was a well noted film which  Valsala Menon acted  in the year 1987 in which Mohan Lal,Karthika,Thilakan,M.G.Soman,Innocent etc were in the cast.
'Oridathu' was directed by G.Aravindan in which she acted along with Nedumudi Venu,Srenivasan,Thilakan etc.
'Theertham' directed by Mohan was a nice film  in which Nedumudi Venu,Pallavi Joshi,Innocent,Thilakan,Surasu etc acted.
In the film 'Vaishali' directed by Bharathan in 1988, Valsala Menon also acted.
Sanjay Mitra,Suparna Anand,Geetha,Parvathi,Nedumudi Venu,Babu Antony etc were the main actors of this film.
She acted as the College Principal of the Super hit film 'Aye Auto' directed by Venu Nagavally.When the Principal scolding the girls as  "Go to your Classes" Mohan Lal repeating the same dialogue was a comedy scene in that movie.
She acted along with Mohan Lal,Shobhana,Neena Gupta etc in the film 'Vasthuhara' directed by G.Aravindan.The film earned Best film Award from Kerala Government and National Award as Best feature film in Malayalam.
In the super hit film Kamaladalam' directed by Sibi Malayil she acted as a dance teacher of Kerala Kala Mandiram.
She acted along with Mammootty,Mohini,Mukesh,Priya Raman etc in the super hit film 'Sainyam' directed by Joshy.
In the film 'Mazhayethum Munpe' she portrayed a College Principal.
In the hit film 'Sallapam' directed by Sundar Das in 96, she acted as Leelavathy Thampuratty.Dilip and Manju Warrier were the main pair of this film.
In the super hit film 'Perumazhakkalam' directed by Kamal, she acted along with Kavya Madhavan,Meera Jasmine,Dilip,Vineeth etc.The film received National award for Best film on other social issues.
In the film 'Chanthupottu',  as the grandmother of Freedy (Biju Menon) and Rosie (Bhavana ) her role received accolades.
In the film 'Oru Indian Pranayakadha' directed by Sathyan Anthikad in 2013 she acted along with Fahadh Fazil and Amala Paul.She was Fahadh Fazil's(Sidharth) grandmother in this movie.
She portrayed Karimban Johni's (Joy Mathew) mother in the 2014 film 'Avatharam' directed by Joshy.
Valsala Menon has acted in many TV serials portraying  character roles.She has acted in TV serials such as "Parasparam, Velamkanni Mathavu,Swapnam,Alavudeente Alphutha Vilakku,Mohakkadal,Ilam Thennal Pole,Sree Padmanabham,Bhagya Devatha" etc.She also appeared in reality show like 'Nakshatra Deepangal'.
Her husband Haridas passed away many years back.She has three sons.
Selected Filmography
Kiratham
Karimbin Poovinakkare
Kulambadikal
Dhim Tharikida Thom







 









Nale Njangalude Vivaham
Chekkaranoru Chilla
Kariyilakattupole
Sunil Vayassu 20
Oridathu
Theertham
Sruthi
Aparan
Vaisali
1921
Aranyakam
Moonnammura
Carnival
Naduvazhikal
Season
Mazhavil Kavady
His Highness Abdulla
Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu
Malayogam
No.20 Madras Mail
Kuttettan
Thoovalsparsam
Pavakoothu
Aye Auto
Mukham
Vasthuhara
Adayalam
Kamaladalam
Sainyam
Nakshatrakoodaram
Thacholi Varghese Chekavar
Kazhakam
Azhakiya Ravanan
Sallapam
Valiyettan
Desam
Chathurangam
Achuvettante Amma
College Kumaran
Loud Speaker
Pazhassi Raja
Kutty Srank
Aagathan
Thaskara Lahala
Kalabha Mazha
My Boss
Salam Kashmir
My Life Partner
The Train
Matinee
Avatharam
Otta Mandharam


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