Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SUPARNA ANAND

Suparna Anand acted in only a few films during her acting  career mainly from 1988 to 1997 and in this period she appeared in Hindi,Tamil,Kannada and Malayalam films.She earned tremendous popularity in Malayalam as the heroine of some critically and commercially successful films.
Suparna Anand was born in Mumbai to parents Anand and Prameela  and the family later settled in New Delhi.
She acted as heroine of a Hindi film 'Tera Naam Mera Naam' directed by Ramesh Talwar which was released on 1st January 1988.Tanvi Azmi,Shafi Inamdar,Deepak Tijori,Karan Shah,Ajit Pal etc acted in this musical romantic film along with her.
'Zulm Ko Jala Doonga' was another Hindi film of the same year in which she acted opposite Naseeruddin Shah.It was directed by Mahendra Shah.
In 1988 she was the heroine of the  Malayalam film 'Vaishali' which was written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair and directed by Bharathan which became a big hit.
The theme of this film is an untold story taken from the epic 'Ramayana'.Lomapada Maharaja , the friend of 'Dasaratha Maharaja' is facing a crisis because of a severe drought in his country caused by the curse of a person The court Astrologer suggested  a solution that a young 'Brahmachari' Sage 'Rishyashrungan' who grew up in the forest with his father without even seeing a female ever in his life if performs a 'Yaga' ritual could bring rain in the country.The task of bringing 'Rishyashringan' to the Kingdom was given to the enchanting, beautiful  young girl 'Vaishali'.Vaishali succeeds to seduce the young man and bring him to the country with great efforts.
The director chose spectacular locations, and the film was a splendid visual treat to the audience and the Malayali viewers accepted  the young,  elegant new heroine with attractive features 'Suparna Anand' of this film.
The hero of this film was 'Sanjay Mitra' and the other cast were 'Babu Antony,V.K.Sreeraman,Nedumudi Venu,Geetha,Parvathy,Asokan' etc.
The director Bharathan, being an artist who also worked as an art director in many films painted scenes of the proposed film prior to visualizing it on film.He imagined and drew them on canvas  how the frames must be including all the  details like costumes,ornaments,scenery etc so that when virtually  directed the film he could manifest it with perfection.
In the super hit Hindi film 'Tezaab' in which Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit acted in main roles Suparna Anand acted in supporting role as the sister of Anil Kapoor.
In the same year she was the female lead of a Kannada super hit movie 'Dada'.
In 1989 she acted opposite Mammootty in the hit film 'Utharam' directed by N.K.Pavithran which was written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair.Sukumaran and Parvathy also acted in this film.
'Dravidan' was a Tamil film in which Sathyaraj and Suparana acted in main roles.It was the remake of the Malayalam film 'Aryan' in which Mohanlal acted as the male lead.
'Nagarnangalil Chennu Raparkkam' was a super hit Malayalam film of






 




 



1990.Jayaram,Sreenivasan,Suresh Gopi,Nedumudi Venu,Thilakan,Mamukoya,Pappu,Suparna Anand' etc acted in this film.The pranks of Jayaram and the 'innocent Kunjoottan' handled by Sreenivasan created several comedy scenes which were liked by the audience.Suparna Anand as 'Asha' presented good acting skill.
In the film 'Njan Gandharvan' a Malayalam film directed by the great writer and director P.Padmarajan Suparna Anand was the heroine and Nitish Bharadwaj was the hero.The theme was based on the legend that 'Gandharvas' who are  celestial beings  experts in dancing and singing visits Earth and they could accept any  forms and shape.A college student 'Bhama' who went for excursion with her college mates  got a small statue from the beach and the 'Gandharva' who embodied on it assumes human form and speaks to her.They fell in love each other and the consequences were the theme of this super hit film.This was the last film of P.Padmarajan.
Suparna and Sanjay Mitra were the leads of a Bengali film 'Ananda Niketan' in 1991 in which Sabitri Chattopadhyay,Sathya Bandopadhyay etc acted along with them.
Suparna Anand married Sanjay Mitra who was the hero of 'Vaishali' in 1997 but they were  divorced in 2008.She married a Delhi based businessman in 2010.
Filmography
Mera Naam Tera Naam
Zulm Ko Jala Doonga
Aakarshan
Vaishali
Witness
Tezaab
Dada
Utharam
Dravidan
Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam

Muqquaddar Ka Badshah
Njan Gandharvan
Ananda Niketan
Astha:In the Prison of Spring   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ARCHANA

Archana is a very popular South Indian Film actress who finds thrill to portray characters which demands challenging acting skills and she used to manifest them quite naturally.She is holder of National Award as Best Actress twice.She look forward for roles of substance and value quality rather than quantity.She has acted in lesser number of films comparatively but most of her films are well noted in many respects and used to get awards.She has acted in films of famous directors like 'Balu Mahendra,B.Narsing Rao,P.N.Menon,Shankar Nag,Shaji N.Karun,Vamshi' etc.
She is also an accomplished Classical dancer well profound in 'Kuchupudi' and Kathak style of  dances.She was born in a Telugu speaking family of Andhra Pradesh state and is a graduate who holds a diploma in acting from Tamil Nadu State Institute of Film Technology.
Archana took a long break of 14 years from the 90's and reappeared in films  in 2007 by acting character roles  in the films  'Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram' and  in another film 'Onbadhu Roobai Nottu' in the same year.Her role in the film 'Onbadhu Roobai Nottu' earned her Best Character actress award from Tamil Nadu State Government.
As a mature artist her Tamil film 'Paneer Pushpangal' in which Suresh,Archana,Santhi Krishna,Prathap Pothen etc acted  was well noted.It was about a high school romance at the hill station 'Ootty'.
'Kadhal Oviyam' was a successful  film directed by Bharathi Raja in 1982 in which Kannan,Radha and Archana acted in lead roles.
'Neengal Kettavai' was a hit film directed by Balu Mahendra in which Thyaga Rajan,Y.Gee Mahendran, Archana,Purnima Jayaram,Bhanu Chander etc acted.
'Veedu' was a film directed by Balu Mahendra in which Archana acted as the character 'Sudha' and Bhanu Chander as 'Gopi'.It was the realistic portrayal of a lower middle class family and their struggles.The film was released in 1988 of which the script was written by Balu Mahendra.He was the cinematographer and editor also.It received National award as Best actress for Archana, and Best feature film in Tamil.Filmfare Award for Best actress was also given to Archana for this film.
'Sandhya Ragam' was another film directed by Balu Mahendra in 89.This Tamil film's direction,Production,Cinematography,Editing,Screenplay and Dialogues were by Balu Mahendra.It won National Award as Best Film on Family Welfare(1990).Chokkalinga Bhagavathar and Archana were the main actors.


In the Tamil film 'Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram' in which she handled mother role, Dhanush and Meera Jasmine were the lead actors.
In the film 'Onbadhu Roobai Nottu' Sathyaraj was the lead male actor.
Her Telugu film 'Matti Manushulu' received National Award as Best feature film of  Telugu in the year 1990.B.Narsing Rao was the director.The film also received Diploma of Merit at the Moscow International Film Festival in 89.
The Telugu film "Daasi' in which Archana,Roopa and Bhoopal Reddy were in the main roles received National Award as Best Actress for Archana.The film also received National award for Best cinematography,Best Costume design,Best Art direction, and as Best Feature film in Telugu of that year.
It was directed by B.Narsing Rao.
'Nireekshana' was a Telugu film which was the remake of Malaylam film 'Yatra'.Bhanu Chander handled the role of forest officer played  by Mammootty in Malayalam and Archana handled the role acted by Shobhana in the Malayalam film 'Yatra'.The role in 'Nireekshana' is one of the favorite roles of  Archana in her career.'Nireekshana' also received Nandi special Jury Award.

In the Kannada Film 'Ondu Muttina Kathe' directed by Shankar Nag, Raj Kumar acted as the hero opposite Archana.It was the first Indian film to be shot under water.
'Malamukalile Daivam' was a critically accla
 









imed  Malayalam film directed by P.N.Menon in 1983 in which Archana was the heroine.It was about a tribal village filled with superstitions.One of the intelligent boy of that  place  escapes from there  and returns later to enlighten the natives.
'Piravi' was a Malayalam film directed by Shaji N.Karun in 1989.Premji and Archana were the leads.Premji received National award as the Best actor for the role as 'Raghava Chakyar'.Archana acted as his daughter.The film received National award as the Best Film of 1989.It received many awards at International film festivals.
'Yamanam' was a Malayalam film directed by Bharat Gopi in 1992 which received National award as Best Film on other Social Issues.Archana,Santha Devi,Ramachandran,Nedumudi Venu etc acted in it.
'Sammohanam' was a critically acclaimed Malayalam film which was directed by C.P.Padma Kumar in 1994.It received an award at Edinburgh film festival in 1995.
Selected Filmography
Kannada
Premigala Saval
Guri
Ondu Muttina Kathe
Telugu
Madhura Geetham
Yogi Vermana
Matti Manushulu
Bharath Bandh
Ukku Sankellu
Daasi
Pachu Thoranam
Ladies Tailor
Nireekshana
Chakra Vyuham
English
Gangapur
Hindi
Yadon Ki Baarat
Bengali
Bagh Bahadur
Malayalam
Madamma
Sammohanam
Yamanam
Onnam Muhurtham
Piravi
Malamukalile Daivam
Thammil Thammil
Tamil
Thai Pongal
Paneer Pushpangal
Nandu
Kathal Oviyam
Vasanthame Varuga
Neengal Kettavai
Engirunthalum Vazhga
Ematradhe Ematradhe
Puyal Kadantha Bhoomi
Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
Veedu
Sandhya Ragam
Vaidehi Vandachu
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Onbadhu Roobai Nottu

Monday, February 9, 2015

RANJINI

Ranjini earned the love and appreciation of the audience by acting in main or supporting roles of large number of Tamil and Malayalam films during the period 1985 to 94.She took a long break from films for about twenty years but has reappeared in two Malayalam films in 2014.
Ranjini is a Singapore born Indian  actress whose real name is Sasha Selvaraj.She debuted in the Tamil movie 'Mudhal Mariyathai' directed by P.Bharathi Raj in 1985 in which Sivaji Ganesan and Radha were the main actors.The film received National award as Best Feature film in Tamil of that year and Filmfare Award South for Best Actor to  Sivaji Ganesan and Best actress to  Radha.In this film Ranjini acted in supporting role.
She again acted in another Tamil film 'Kadaloram Kavithaikal' which was also directed by P.Bharathi Raja in 1986 and acted in supporting role along with main actors Sathyaraj and Rekha.
She acted opposite Mohan as female lead of 'Paru Paru Pattanam Paru' in 86 which was a successful film.
She acted in the Tamil film 'Aayusu Nooru' in which Pandiarajan,Pandian,and Ranjini were the leads which was directed by Ponmani Rajan.
In 1987 she acted in another Sivaji Ganesan film 'Muthukkal Moondru' and acted as female lead along with Sathyaraj and Pandiarajan.The film was directed by A.Jagannathan.
She acted in many other Tamil films like ''Parisam Pottachu,Puthu Mappilai,Neruppunila,Dilli Babu' etc.In the super hit film 'Urimai Geetham' Prabhu Ganesan acted as the hero opposite Ranjini.
In 1990 Karthik and Ranjini were the main leads of Tamil film "Kalyana Rasi' a successful film directed by K.Sivaprasad.
Ranjini acted as dancer Sugandhavally in the Malayalam film 'Swathi Thirunal' directed by Lenin Rajendran in 87.
Ranjini became very familiar to Kerala audience by the film 'Chithram' release d in the year 1988 which was written and directed by Priyadarshan.People liked her cute acting style and her character 'Kalyani'  of  this film in which Mohanlal presented excellent acting skill.
Her character as Sumithra in the film 'Mukundetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu' also was very appealing which was again  directed by Priyadarshan.
In the film 'Rajavazhcha' directed by Sasikumar in 1990, Suresh Gopi,Sai Kumar,Ranjini and Chithra acted in main roles.Ranjini acted as the wife of Sai Kumar in this film.
In the film 'Orukkam' she acted as the pair of Suresh Gopi and the film was directed by K.Madhu.
In 1990 a highly successful film was 'Kottayam Kunjachan' which was directed by T.S.Suresh Babu.In this film Mammootty was gorgeous as 'Kottayam Kunjachan' and received much accolades.In that  film Ranjini portrayed 'Mollykutty' and the role was well appreciated by the audience.Sukumaran,Innocent,K.P.A.C.Lalitha,Babu Antony' etc acted in this film.
Ranjini went for higher studies in U.K. and obtained a Degree in Management and also a Degree in Law.She worked there for a brief period.
She has  acted in two Malayalam films in 2014.
Selected Filmography
Tamil
Mudhal Mariyathai

Kadalora Kavithaikal
Paru Paru Pattanam Paru
Needhana Antha Kuyil
Nellalam Pournami
Aayussu Nooru
Parisam Pottachu
Urimai Geetham
Velitcham
Muthukkal Moondru
Puthu Mappilai
Poruthadhu Podhum
Neruppunila
Sariana Jodi
Sagalakala Sammandhi
Dilli Babu
Kalyana Rasi
Malayalam
Swathi Thirunal
Chithram
Mukundetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu
Varnam
News
Kalalpada
Lauthuka Varthakal
Rajavazhcha
Anantha Vrithantham
Orukkam
Mukham
Nanma Niranjavan Sreenivasan
Pavakoothu
Thooval Sparsam
Khanda Kavyam
Sandram
Sunday 7 P.M.
Kottayam Kunjachan
Agni Nilavu
Kingini
Customs Diary
Ring Master



















Sunday, February 1, 2015

MUKESH

Mukesh is a successful Malayalam Film Actor who has completed 33 years of his career and has acted in main roles of large number of films, supporting roles in films of Superstars like Mammootty,Mohan Lal and also acted in character roles.The major advantage of Mukesh is his ability to respond humor effectively and portray characters with a comedy touch with ease.Even though he is not a comedy actor many of his characters and most of the films he acted in main roles handled comedy themes which were all loved by the audience.
Mukesh is the son of Drama Thespian O.Madhavan and stage artist Vijayakumari.He was born as 'Mukesh Babu' at Pattathanam,Kollam on 5th March 1961 and has graduated from S.N.College,Kollam.
He debuted in the Malayalam movie 'Balloon' in 1982 and that film was not a success.He acted along with Sreenath,Maniyan Pillai Raju,Santhi Krishna etc in the movie 'Ithu Njangalude Katha' in the same year which was a big success.The film 'Mutharam Kunnu P.O. directed by Sibi Malayil, was a big hit in which Mukesh was the main lead.By that film Mukesh became a popular actor in Malayalam.Dara Singh also acted in the movie 'Mutharam Kunnu P.O.


Comedy films like 'Boeing Boeing', 'Akkare Ninnoru Maran', 'Odaruthammava Aalariyam' etc directed by Priyadarshan boostd his popularity and image as an actor with unparalleled ability and expertise to handle comedy with ease.
Meanwhile he proved his ability to handle serious roles also in several films like 'Thaniyarvathanam'.
In the film 'Thalavattam' directed by Priyadarshan in which Mohanlal played the role of a mental patient, Mukesh handled the role as Hari which was well noted.In the film 'Shyama'(86) he handled the  role as 'Hari Kumar'  along with Mammootty and Nadia Moidu.
His role as investigating Police Officer in 'Vandanam' along with Mohanlal was very much liked by the audience.His character as 'Gopalakrishnan' in Ramji Rao Speaking(89) aroused much laughter and earned much sympathy from the audience also.Hostel warden requesting him to bring woolen blankets and he pretending not hearing the speech is one of the  unforgettable comedy  scenes of this film.
In the 90's he acted in main roles of large number of films  like 'Gajakesari Yogam,Kauthuka Varthakal,In Harihar Nagar,Cheriya Lokavum Valia Manushyarum,Champion Thomas,Souhrudam,Nattu Visesham,Mookkilla Rajyathu,Kakkathollayiram,Irikku M.D.Akathundu,Ennodishtam Koodamo,Dollar,Sipayi Lahala,Poochakkaru Mani Kettum'  and many more.
His role in 'Gajakesariyogam' along with Innocent,K.P.A.C Lalitha etc  in which Sunitha acted as heroine was much appreciated.
Mukesh along with Jagdish,Siddique,Sreenivasan,Jagathi Kumar presented excellent humor scenes in many films which will stay in the minds of the people bright always.
Mukesh acted as Police Inspector George Kutty  in the film 'Aparan' directed by Padmarajan in which Jayaram debuted in the main role.Thereafter in many films they appeared together in main roles or supporting roles like in the films 'Thoovalsparsam,Aayushkalam,Marupuram' etc.
Mukesh portrayed CBI Officer Chacko along with Mammootty in the CBI films directed by K.Madhu which all received much appreciation.
Mukesh acted opposite heroines like 'Sunitha,Mohini,Nadia Moidu,Geetha,Kanaka,Mathu,Geetha Vijayan,Chitra,Devayani,Roopini,Aani,Menaka,Divya Unni,Urvashy,Khushboo' and many more.
There are large number of entertainment films which were hits and super hits of Mukesh like 'Mattupetti Machan,Friends,Mutharam Kunnu P.O.,Gajakesariyogam,In Harihar Nagar,Godfather,Mannar Mathai Speaking' etc etc.
In 2005 he acted along with Mammootty in the super hit film 'Nerariyan CBI', 'Balram vs Tharadas' and with Mohanlal in 'Rasathanthram', 'Rock N' Roll'.
He acted in 'Naalu Peennungal' directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 2007.
In the recent past he acted in main roles of hit films like  'Maharaja Talkies' in 2011,Pachuvum Kovalanum in 2011,Natakame




























Ulakam,Grihanathan(2012),Navagatharkku Swagatham(2012)Hide N' Seek,Mannar Mathai Speaking-2 in 2014.
He produced films 'Kadha Parayumbol'  and 'Thattathin Marayathu' which were hits along with Sreenivasan.
He anchored TV reality shows 'Kodeeswaran', 'Super Talent', 'Deal or No Deal' which all earned much popularity.He is anchoring TV comedy show 'Badai Bangalow'  at present.
Mukesh staged a play 'Chhayamukhi' in which he acted as 'Keechaka' and Mohanlal depicted 'Bheema' for which he received much accolades in 2010.
Mukesh served as the Chairman of the  'Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademy' for a term.
Selected Filmography
Balloon
Ithu Njangalude Katha
Mutharamkunnu P.O.
Boeing Boeing
Akkare Akkare Akkare
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
Kurukkan Rajavayi
Thaniyavarthanam
Syama
Thalavattam
Koodanayum Kattu
Adiverukal
Aparan
Ayurshkalam
Oru CBI Dairykurippu
Jathymally
Vandanam
Aksharathettu
Mahayanam
Manavi Oru Manikyam
Ottayal Pattalam
Nanma Niranjavan Sreenivasan
Gajakesariyogam
Kauthuka Varthakal
In Hariharnagar
Akkare Akkare Akkare
Post Box.No.27
Parallel College
Godfather
Ganamela
Ezhunnellathu
Innathe Programme
Manyanmar
Makkal Mahatmyam
Varam
Dollar
Customs Diary
Bandhukkal Sathrukkal
Ammayane Sathyam
Sainyam
Manathe Vellitheru
Tom & Jerry
Mannar Mathai Speaking
Kalyanji Anandji
Sipayi Lahala
Hitler
Kanakinavu
Meenakshi Kalyanam
Mattupetty Machan
Chenaparambile Aanakaryam
Friends
Akashaganga
Cronic Bachelor
Vismayathumbathu
Udayananu Tharam
Rasathanthram
Naalu Pennungal
Vinodayathra
Twenty 20
Innathe Chinthavishayam
Harihar Nagar-2
Currncy
Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu
Chemistry
Calendar
Bharya Swantham Suhruthu
In Ghost House Inn
Mummy & Me
Adaminte Makan Abu
Sarkar Colony
Maharaja Talkies
Manikyakallu
Pachuvum Kovalanum
Natakame Ulakam
Grihanathan
Hide N' Seek
Sound Thoma
Mannar mathai Speaking-2