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    Name: Mohan Lal
    Date of birth: May 21st, 1960
    Family: Father: Viswanathan Nair, Mother: Santhakumari, Brother: Pyare Lal (died), Wife: Suchitra, Children: Pranav, Vismaya
    Debut Film: Manjil Virinja Pookkal (Malayalam)

    Mohanlal was born on May 21, 1960(which incidentally makes him a Taurean, and he seems to fit the bill) in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala State (India) to Sri Viswanathan Nair and Smt. Santhakumari. He also had an elder brother named Pyare Lal. In his mother's own words, 'quite, a very quite child' is how we can characterize young Mohanlal.

    He did his schooling from Mudavanmukal School and Model School (Thiruvananthapuram) and completed his BCom from M.G. College (Thiruvananthapuram). Incidentally, he knows famous director and his personal good friend Priyadarsan(with whom he has worked in the maximum no. of films -27) from childhood. Though not the best of friends at the time (Priyan recalls them fighting over the same girls), they had one common passion that brought them together-Cinema. Priyadarsan still fondly remembers the hours they'd spend together in the college canteen discussing cinema.

    Mohanlal and his mother

    It is a little known fact that Mohanlal won a Best Actor Award when in the sixth standard in school, an award usually won only by the people from tenth standard. His genuine interest led him and his friends to establish a company named 'Bharath Cine Group'. On September 3, 1978 they began shooting for 'Thiranottam'. The team included Suresh Kumar, Unni, Priyadarsan, S Kumar, Ashok Kumar among others. Mohanlal played the role of a mentally challenged servant in the film. The location for shooting was in and around Mohanlal's house at Mudavanmukal and Suresh's house. Even after tiding over financial problems, the film ran into rough weather with the Censor Board and was never released.

    But this setback did little to sway the hold of deep love for acting. Even when in college, he went with friends to Chennai (then Madras)-one of the melting pots for South Indian Film Industry-in search of a job as an actor. They occupied Room No 3 of the famous Swamy's lodge. This is when they came across an ad in the Malayala Manorama daily looking for a youngster for a role in a film. Unhappy with the way he looked in photograph, he declined from applying. But Suresh, aware of his natural talent, secretly sent his photograph anyway. Mohanlal received a telegram the next day and very soon was displaying his skills in front of an interview panel comprising of the likes of Fazil, Sibi Malayil and Jijo. As a result, he received the role of the villain in Fazil's 'Manyil Virinya Pookal'.

    Mohanlal's family old picture

    This began his fulltime career as an actor in Malayalam films. A workhorse, he would at one time have 35-40 releases in a year. His major break came in 1986 with the all-time hit 'Rajavinde Makan'. This was also the year when he married Suchitra, daughter of a former actor of Tamil films, Balaji.

    He won his first State Award for the film T .P. Balagopal M.A (1986). He has won 4 of them to date. He won his first Filmfare Award for the film Sanmasullavarkku Samadhaanam (1986). He has won 5 Filmfare Awards to date. He won his first National Best Actor Award for the film Kireedam released in 1989-albeit the jury award. Later he won Best Actor National Awards for Bharatham (1991) and Vaanaprastham (1999). Apart from this, he has won numerous awards over the years for various films.

    The hallmark of Mohanlal's acting is the spontaneity of performance. It is quite a well-known fact that he doesn't seriously rehearse or prepare for his roles. He just becomes the character he is playing for the duration between 'Action' and 'Cut'. So it is not uncommon to hear a reply like 'I don't know' from him when asked about how he carries out something like not blinking when he turns mentally retarded in the film 'Thalavattam', a characteristic even he wasn't aware of at the time; about how he gets the nuances so very right. In his own words " If you study it and then act the role, everything will flounder. Good acting just happens. And personally I don't think one needs to work on the character unless one plays a historical character." For those in front of the screen (the audience), the best thing about Mohanlal is his versatility. It seems he can play absolutely any role under the sun convincingly. And unlike many versatile actors who have traded intensity owing to their versatility, Mohanlal can be most intense if the role demands, the proof being his performances in the numerous action films he's worked in. Priyadarsan calls him the best actor India has ever produced.

    Mohanlal established Pranavam Arts to be able to produce the kind of films he had an intense desire to create. And 'Beautiful' is the least we can say to describe some of his creations. His film 'Kaalapani', released in 1995, won 5 National and 7 State Awards. Another splendid creation, 'Vaanaprastham', released in 1999 won the National Award for Best Film.

    In recent years, he has concentrated on working on one film at a time to devote more to quality. In his own words, he's more concerned about whether the script is a good one or not rather than whether the movie will be a big hit or not. A gentle human, he'd do films for friends regardless of the kind of project and the monetary returns. His jovial behaviour with cast and crew has endeared him to one and all.

    Mohanlal's innate character is guided by the principle of lack of attachment. He was witness to an unfortunate incident wherein an actor with whom he was performing suddenly collapsed to death in front of him. This incident created a deep impact on his attitude to life. It explains his outlook to life and the reason he has now set his priorities the way he has.

    Initially averse to working in Tamil films (his reason being 'too much masala' in them), he has now been part of quite a few, including the controversial 'Iruvar' loosely based on the life of Tamil actor and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.G.R. directed by the very famous director Mani Ratnam. He commented after the making "Hereafter, I will never work with a man of whom I am a fan." The reason being he often forgot to say 'Cut' while shooting!!!

    His commitment to his roles is seen in his involvement during the making of the film. It is a well-known fact that he learnt Bharatnatyam for his role in 'Kamaladalam' and learnt 'Kathakali' for his role in 'Vaanaprastham'. Though, typical of this simple and humble human, he often downplays his efforts pointing that it is nothing in comparison to what the masters of the art have put in during years of practice.

    Leading a contented life in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) with his wife and two children (Pranavam and Vismaya), he leads a life convinced that there is a force above guiding him through life to whom he gives credits for all his achievements.

    We mortals can only wait and pray to continue to be witnesses to the performance of his art while he continues to leave footprints on the sands of time through the medium of cinema.
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    Mammootty as Muhammed Kutty at Chempu near Vaikom, Kottayam (district, Kerala) is a popular Indian film actor. He has acted in more than 300 films, which is most of them in Malayalam cinema. He is the recipient of 4 National film awards for Best Actor, five State awards and 5 Film fare awards in the “best actor” category. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1998 and he is called as the Super Star of Malayalam Cinema along with Mohanlal. Mammootty is rated as one of the talented actors in Indian film industry. He is also the current Chairman of TV channel Kairali. He was born to Ismail (an agriculturist) and Fatima (a homemaker). Mammootty has two younger brothers, Ibrahim and Zakariah; and three sisters, Ameena, Sauda and Shafina. Mammootty received his education from Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam and then studied law at Ernakulam Government Law College. It was during his days at Maharajah’s that Mammootty got his first role in Anubhavangal Paalichakal (1971). He practised as a lawyer in Manjeri, Kerala for two years. He got married in 1980 to his wife, Sulfath, and has a daughter, Surmi and a son, Dulquar Salman.

    Mammootty first film as an actor, Devalokam (World of Gods), was not released in theatres. Famous writer and auteur M. T. Vasudevan Nair and Film director K. G. George played an important part in his career. Mammootty’s talent was noticed in films like Vilkanundu Swapnangal directed by M T Vasudevan Nair and films like Mela and Yavanika, by K.G George.
    One thing that sets him apart from his contemporaries is the fact that from the beginning itself, he has been able to treat both art-house cinema and commercial potboilers with ease. He made his mark during the early period of his career itself by enacting roles in films of stalwarts like M. T. Vasudevan Nair, K.G. George, Padmarajan, P.N. Menon, and Bharathan. Later on his talent was utilized by internationally renowned directors like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, T. V. Chandran, and Pavithran. Mammootty was a regular in movies of Harikumar, Mohan, et al. The movies by M.T. Vasudevan Nair and Padmarajan, arguably among the best of Malayalam writer-directors, widened Mammootty’s acting horizon.
    It may be mentioned that two of M.T. Vasudevan’s movies which bear his autobiographical elements were enacted by Mammootty - Aksharangal and Sukrutham (Harikumar).
    The film New Delhi, directed by Joshy, was a turning point in his career and the film was based on the novel, “The Almighty” by Irving Wallace. The hero’s portrayal of a victimized journalist, who systematically took revenge on politicians who beguiled him, was noticed and well accepted well by the masses. By then he had achieved superstardom.
    His, Oru CBI Diary kurippu, was also a major landmark in the history of Malayalam Cinema. It brought to fore a new concept of an investigative thriller, fresh presentation of politicians and above all a refreshing idea of the hero.The film went on to create box-office history in Kerala.

    Following the success of the first CBI film three more murder mysteries sequels were produced with the same cast of characters: Jaagrutha (1989), Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) and Nerariyan C.B.I (2005, all directed by K Madhu, with Mammootty as Sethurama Iyer, an efficient but unassuming CBI officer.
    He touched the pinnacle of his career in [[Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha]] (roughly translated as ‘A northern heroic folklore’), again an M. T. Vasudevan Nair creation. His depiction of a Chekavan of distinguished velour but vilified by circumstances won him the top honors of the country, National Award for best acting. His histrionics matched the literary genius of M. T. in each and every minute detail.
    It was his acting talent, coupled with his willingness to go to any extent to rationally portray the roles that enabled him to act in both offbeat and commercial movies.
    He became almost a regular face in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s films. Mammootty starred in three of his movies, Anantharam(’Thenceforth’), Mathilukal(’Walls’) and Vidheyan (’The Servile’) and the easiness with which he illustrated on screen the protagonist in Mathilukkal(based on Mathilukal, a novel by the Malayalam literary genius Vaikom Muhammad Basheer) was also instrumental in getting him his first National Award for Best Actor. His performance in two commercially off-beat movies, Ponthan Mada by TV Chandran, and Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Vidheyan won him the award for the second time. His performance in “Ambedkar”, an English movie by Jabbar Patel, won him the National award for a third time. Mammootty is also a recipient of Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India.
    Mammootty had briefly crossed the boundaries of Malayalam cinema and acted in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. Though he proved that only a moderate success in Tamil after Mani Ratnam’s Thalapathi, his fan following is on par with other Tamil film stars. Mammootty’s notable successes in Tamil include Anandam by Linguswamy and Kandukondain Kandukondain by Rajiv Menon. Unfortunationaly however, his maiden Hindi film, Dhartiputra went unnoticed. Mammootty, nonetheless made his presence felt on the national level with the biographical film on Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Directed by Jabbar Patel.
    All though he has been criticised as unable to portray comic roles, his latest movies Rajamanikyam, Thommanum Makkalum, and Thuruppugulan gave a fitting reply to critics. He, though a hugely popular star, is an exception in Indian films where dancing skills have to be a necessary part of an actor’s repertoire but the emotion and the depth that he lends to his characters makes him a well revered actor and makes up for his shortcomings.
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    Shobana Chandrakumar

    Born March 21, 1970 (1970-03-21)
    Kerala, India
    Awards won
    National Film Awards
    Best Actress, Manichithrathazhu (1994)
    Best Actress, Mitr, My Friend (2002)

    Shobana Chandrakumar (Malayalam: born March 21, 1970) is an exponent of the Bharatanatyam dance and a leading actress of South Indian motion pictures. She was born into a Malayalam speaking family from Kerala, India. Shobana is the niece of the Travancore sisters Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini, all of whom were renowned for their skill in classical Indian dance. She has acted in over 200 movies in 5 languages.

    Shobana acted for the first time in a leading role in the Malayalam motion picture "April 18" in 1984, directed by Balachandra Menon. She also acted alongside the Malayalam actor Mammootty in the film Kanamarayathu (1984). Shobana won her first National Film Award for Best Actress from the government of India in 1994 for her performance in Fazil's movie Manichitrathazhu, which was a Mohanlal starrer. She bagged a second National award for best actress in the year 2001 for her role in an English language film Mitr, My Friend, directed by Revathi. Revathi is her very close friend, philosopher and guide.

    As a Dancer
    Shobhana is an accomplished dancer of Bharatanatyam. She did her dance training at the Chidambaram academy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Her guru is the legendary Bharatanatyam dancerChitra Visweswaran Shobhana is famed for her Abhinaya, a pivotal element in Bharatanatyam. She performed in Kuala Lumpur before the King and Queen of Malaysia.[citation needed] Shobhana's skilled execution of dance movements and her extraordinary beauty has led many people to consider her as the most beautiful South Indian actress from the 1980s through the 1990s.[citation needed] She is often equaled to the curvaceous beauty of Indian sculptures.[citation needed] Shobhana has founded a school for classical Bharatanatyam dance in Chennai- kalarpana. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam's stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai. In 1994, Shobana founded Kalarpana. The aim of Kalarpana is to organize annual festivals throughout India. Shobana is well recognized by her performance in the movie Rudra Veena(Telugu movie, 198 with Chiranjeevi as a great dancer and Social reformer. This will include performances of nationally and globally known artistes to help raise funds that will be ploughed back into training talented artistes who are financially insecure. Under its umbrella, Kalarpana extend its support to the handicapped and the environmental movement.

    In 2006 January, the Indian government honored Shobana with Padma Shri title for her significant contributions to cinema and Bharatanatyam.

    Personal Life
    Shobana is the daughter of a doctor, Anandam and the late Mr Chandrakumar- She is single and is involved in her school as well her creative pursuits full time.
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    Actress Tamannah Profile

    Real/Other Names:: Tamannaah Bhatia
    Date of Birth:: December 21, 1989(Age-20)
    Place of Birth:: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Family and Relations
    Father: Santosh Bhatia
    Mother: Rajni Bhatia

    TamannaBhatia is a south Indian model/actress who started her film career through her debut film in Hindi called Chand Sa Roshan Chehra at the age of 13 years and made her Tamil debut film Kedi which did not do well at the box office. The former model has also signed for her debut film in Telugu called Sri in which she played the leading female role amongst actor Manoj Kumar. And she is a rising heroine in both Tollywood and Kollywood industries.


    Tamanna was born to Santhosh Bhatia and Rajani Bhatia on 21st December 1989. She started acting at the age of 13, now she is first year student at National College in Bandra, and she has one brother, Anand Bhatia. She can speak Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English. Tamanna has done many advertisements in Tamil for big companies such as Shakti Masala, Saravana Stores, RMKV and she also did few music albums before she entered the film industry.and she has one brother, Anand Bhatia. She can speak Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English.

    Her recent movie “Kalloori” did well at the box-office. She was appreciated by the audience for her simplistic yet realistic potrayal of her role.Tamanna has done many advertisements in Tamil for big companies such as Shakti Masala, Saravana Stores, RMKV and she also did few music albums before she entered the film industry.

    Her Role in her recent movie “Happy Days” in Telugu brought her huge success in Tollywood . Her performance in the role of Madhu in happy days brought her Critical Acclaim.


    2003 Chand Sa Roshan Chehra Hindi Jiya
    2005 Sri Telugu Sandhya
    2006 Kedi Tamil Priyanka Dubbed into Telugu as Jadoo
    2007 Vyapari Tamil Savitri Prakash
    Happy Days Telugu Madhu
    Kalloori Tamil Shobana
    2008 Netru Indru Naalai Tamil Filming
    Simultaneously being made in Telugu as Ninna Nedu Repu
    Pellivaarillu Telugu Filming
    Ananda Tandavam Tamil Filming
    Kalidasu Telugu Filming
    Chandrapratap Telugu Filming
    Ayan Tamil Filming
    Padikathavan Tamil Filming

    And she is a rising heroine in both Kollywood and tollywood industries. Tamanna has recently signed for a film in Tamil called “Vyapari” along with actor SJ Suryah and others.
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    Actress Nayantara Profile

    Name: Nayanatara
    Original Name: Diana Kurien
    Nick Name: Mani, Nayan
    Born: 8th Nov, 1984
    Zodiac Star: ScorpioFamily:

    Father : Kurian Kodiyattu
    Mother : Omana Kurian
    Brother : Lenu
    Birth Place : Thiruvalla, Kerala
    Debut Film: Manassinakkare (Malayalam)
    Hobbies: Listening music, traveling, Reading..
    Height: 5’4″
    Weight: 55 kgFAVOURITES:

    Color: Black
    Food: North Indian Dish
    Qualification: Did 3rd DC Eng, Literature
    Award: Won the Best Model Award of Kerala (2002)ENTRY TO THE TELUGU FILM INDUSTRY:

    Nayanatara entereted the tinsel world debuting in the Malayalam film “Manassinakkare”, directed by Sathyan Anthikad opposite Jayaram (2003).The Kerala-born Christian girl from Tiruvalla, whose real name is Diana Kurien, had completed her B.A. literature and was doing her Chartered accountancy when films beckoned her. Her striking appearance and acting talent was appreciated by the Kerala audience. The huge commercial success of “Manassinakkare” helped her career in a big way.

    Then came her second film, “Vismayathumbath”(2004) by Fazil, with super star Mohanlal. Though the film did not fare well at the box office, Nayanthara has become a noted actress in Kerala film industry. Her pretty looks captured the attention of Malayalam film buffs. She again did a film with Mohanlal, “Natturajavu”.

    The pretty actress stepped into Tamil films with “Ayya” (2005) where Sarat Kumar was her hero. Her second release in Tamil was the much awaited “Chandramukhi” where she paired with superstar Rajnikanth. Barely out of her teens and hardly a year in the industry, nayantara seems to have done good career-wise. But strangely her pairings have all been with senior heroes. In between she came back to the Malayalam industry with two films ‘Thaskaraveeran’ and ‘Raapakal’ where Mammootty was her hero After crossing the border she has changed her ‘seedha sadha’ image and has started taking up glamorous roles. Nayanthara and Simbu’s intimate life-sized posters in “Vallavan” created shock waves in Chennai. Similar excitement resulted when glamorous posters of “Kalvanin Kadhali” were posted all over Chennai. Her maiden Telugu film ‘Lakshmi’ has made a big splash in Tollywood. This glamour queen is one of the busiest actresses in the southern film industry today.


    * Nayanatara means “star eyes”.

    * Completed her B.A. in Literature. Was not able to continue with her C.A. studies though due to her film commitments.

    * Her favorite film is “Manassinakkare” (2003).

    * Won the Best Model Award of Kerala in 2002.

    * Hails from Thiruvalla, a small town in Kerala where her parents, Kurian and Omana Kodiyattu, settled after her father retired from the defense service. She has one brother, Lenu, who lives in Dubai.


    “I’ve begun my career working with older heroes. The people I had been fan of, I now work with them. It’s a great opportunity for me.”

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    Trisha Profile

    Real Name : Trisha Krishnan
    Nick Name: Honey
    Education: B.B.A
    Date of Birth (Birthday): 4th May1983
    Height: 5′6
    Hair Color: Black
    Birth Place: Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
    Religion: Hindu
    Marital Status: Single
    Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and French
    Hobbies: Music, Reading Books, Swimming
    Contact Address: Mac Sunny Side, 5/1, Dr Alagappa Chettiar Road, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai- 600084
    Other Facts: Won Miss Salem 1999, Miss Chennai 2000

    Family Background
    Father’s Name: Krishnan
    Mother’s Name: Uma Krishnan

    Favourite Dish/ Recipes: South Indian Food
    Favourite Color: Black and White
    Likes: Self Confidence, Friends, Family
    Hobbies: Music, Reading Books, Swimming

    Won Miss Salem – 1999
    Miss Chennai – 2000
    Miss India Miss Beautiful Smile 2001
    Her light brown eyes and glorious smile will take her to places. Trisha Krishnan, the lovely South Indian Actress was born and brought up in Chennai. BBA student of Ethiraj College, Chennai, she started her career as a model. She had been a model for many popular brands including Pepsi, Fair and Lovely, Medimix, Josco Jewellery, Prince Jewellery, Kumaram Silks.

    It was at this time Trisha took a shot at Miss Chennai contest 99 and emerged victorious with her stunning looks. From that point she has never looked back. She participated in the Fa Miss India Femina contest and bagged Miss Beautiful Smile title. After winning this title, she became a prominent figure in fashion shows and had worked with leading designers and choreographers. She also starred in Phalguni Pathak’s famous music album ‘Meri Chunar Ud Ud Jaye’.

    During this time she received a call from Producer Vikram Singh to act in a lead role in his film ‘Lesa Lesa’ opposite Shyam directed by the famous director Priyadharshan. But it was ‘Mounam Pesiyathe’ opposite Surya that hit the screens first and the film turned out to be an average grosser. Her second film ‘Manasellam’ opposite Srikanth did well at the box-office.

    Even before her first movie gets released, Trisha has been roped in to play as a heroine in nearly half-a-dozen movies with leading stars of South India. Her films Mani Ratnam’s ‘Aayudha Ezuthu’, ‘Saamy’ opposite Vikram, ‘Unakku 18, Enakku 20′, ‘Manasellam’ has established her as one of the South Indian top actresses at the moment. Some of her interests include music, animals, channel surfing, reading and travelling.

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    Asin Profile

    Birth name: Asin Thotunkal
    Screen Name: Asin
    Born: October 26, 1985
    Birth Place: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Sign: Scorpio
    Height: 5’4”
    Weight: 53 kg
    Mother Tongue: Malayalam
    Lives in: Cochin, Kerala, India
    Nationality: Indian
    Profession: Actress
    Religion: Christain


    Father: Joseph Thotunkal (Businessman & Ex-C.B.I officer)
    Mother: Dr. Celine Thotunkal (civil surgeon)

    Marital status: single
    Education: B.A. English Literature at St. Teresa’s College, Cochin, Kerala
    Likes: Simplicity
    Dislike: Dishonesty


    Food: Fresh water Fish or prawans fied with kerala rice
    Color: Red, black
    Cartoon: Tom & Jerry

    Other facts: Started learning Bharatnatyam from the age of three
    Hobbies: Dancing, reading
    Languages Known: Malyalyam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, French
    Debut Film: Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (Malyalyam Movie)


    Filmfare Best Actress Award(Telugu-2003) : AmmaNannaOTamilaAmmayi-Telugu-Winner
    Santosham Best Actress Award: 2003-Shivamani9848022338-Telugu-Vasantha-Winner
    MGR-Sivaji Awards: Best Actress 2005
    United Artistes of India : Sirandha Nadigai Sirappu Virudhu (Special award for best actress) Tamilnadu Cinema Kalai Mandram: Sirandha Nadigai 2005
    Bharath Cine Awards: Best Actress 2005
    Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil) : 2005-Ghajini-Tamil-Kalpana-Winner


    Asin Thotunkal (born on October 26, 1985) is an Indian film actress. She began her career acting in minor roles as a supporting artist in the Malayalam cinema industry, while also attending an acting studio, to follow her dream to act. After her debut in the Malayalam film industry, she acted in Telugu language films in which Asin gained Indian cinema’s attention in 2003 by playing the role of Vasantha in Shivamani 9848022338 , her first major hit. The Tamil language film, Ghajini, is her first blockbuster, and since then she has acted in over twenty Indian films, with her main intention being Tamil language ventures. She, like many other actors has had a rich upbringing into the industry, with her father, Joseph Thottumkal being a noted businessman & ex-C.B.I officer and her mother, Celine Thottumkal, being a doctor.


    Asin Thottumkal debuted in the Malayalam film Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka in 2001, directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. Her breakthrough as an actress came with her first Telugu language film when she played the role of a Tamil girl in the successful Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi opposite Ravi Teja.

    Initially many in the Tamil industry considered her to be a jinx as the initial movies she signed in Tamil were either canceled, delayed or faced financial problems. Although she signed Ullam Ketkumae as her first Tamil film, her first release was M. Kumaran son of Mahalakshmi which was a remake of her Telugu film “Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi”. The movie went on to be one of the biggest hits in 2004 and introduced Asin to Kollywood.

    Her movie Ghajini with Surya, which was released both in Tamil and Telugu, was a box office hit in both industries. She has become famous since then and went on to win the Filmfare Best Actress Award South for her role in Ghajini. Many movies followed and Asin played opposite some popular actors in South Indian Cinema, among them Surya, Vijay, Vikram and Ajith, with whom she starred in Pokiri with Vijay, Gharshana with Venkatesh, and Varalaru& Aalwar with Ajith Kumar.

    Asin is also brand ambassador for various products including Fairever, Colgate and Mirinda. She was also a part of Mani Ratnam’s stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai alongside many other co-stars.

    She dropped out of Surya’s Sillunu Oru Kaadhal even after being offered three songs as she thought her role in the movie had not much scope. Her part went to Bhumika Chawla. She also had previously dropped out of Madhavan’s Thambi due to tight scheduling.

    Her next movie for release Dasavatharam opposite Kamal Haasan and it will be dubbed in 8 languages including Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Marathi and Hindi.


    She has completed her B.A. English Literature at St. Teresa’s College, Kochi. She has shifted from her home town Kochi to Chennai, where she stays on Harrington Road. Before becoming an actress, she was a part-time model and a businesswoman.

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    Mamta Mohandas Profile

    Real Name:Mamta Mohandas
    Date of Birth: November 14, 1985
    Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
    Place of Birth: Manama, Bahrain
    Height: 5′ 8″
    Weight: 50 Kg
    Sex: Female
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Nationality: Bahraini
    Education: Indian School, Bahrain
    Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
    Hobbies:Collecting Stamps, Collecting Coins, Astrology, Palmistry.


    Mamta, who originally hails from Kerala, grew up in Bahrain and is currently undertaking a degree at Mount Carmel, Bangalore. Before films, Mamta was modelling for quite some time, doing both print ads for such names as IBM and Kalyan Kendra and on the ramp for the Mysore Maharajah and Raymonds


    Mamta débuted in the Malayalam film Mayookham in 2005 directed by Hariharan. Although the film did not do well at the box-office, Mamta attracted attention for her sensitive portrayal. Her breakthrough was the role of Mammootty’s sister in the successful Bus Conductor.

    She then acted with Suresh Gopi in Adhbutam and Lanka and Jayaram in Madhuchandralekha. She was later roped in to play heroine in Keerthi Chakra with Mohan Lal, but opted out later due to date problems.

    Mamta has recently signed a Tamil language film entitled Sivapathigaram opposite Vishal Reddy to be directed by Karu Pazhaniappan. Recently, she was approached by renowned Telugu producer, M.S. Raju to do the role of the heroine in his upcoming Telugu film, Hare Rama Hare Krishna opposite Mahesh Babu. Mamta has also signed her next Malayalam film tentatively titled Baba Kalyani opposite Mohan Lal to be directed by Shaji Kailas. Her next project titled Yamadonga opposite NTR Jr. directed by Rajamouli commences in December. Meanwhile, her first song titled Rakhee with music director Devi Sri Prasad got launched and is at No.1 on Telugu charts. Her Malayalam film Lanka got dubbed into Telugu and is titled Pokiri Pilla.

    Mamta is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music. She made her singing debut with Rakhee movie in which Devi Sri Prasad scored great music.

    Mamta has also made her entry in Kollywood playback singing by crooning a tune named “Kaalai Kaalai” in the film Kaalai, which stars Silambarasan, Vedhika as well as Nila in a guest role. The film’s music is composed by G.V Prakash Kumar and is directed by Tarun Gopi.

    Mamta once wanted to become a motorbike racer because of her love for speed and her interest in motorcycle riding. She loves to race in open roads at over 200 km/hr on her Honda CBR 1000RR motorcycle.


    * Like Many other successful Heroines , she is also from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
    * She wants to become a famous singer eventhough she is an Actress.
    * Her first song titled Rakhee with music director Devi Sri Prasad in Telugu is on the charts.
    * Won her first filmfare award for the song Rakhi (film) Rakhee in Telugu.
    * She likes swimming and basketball.
    * Dropped out of Mohan Lal’s Keerthi Chakra due to date problems.
    * Was replaced by Ileana in M.S. Raju’s Aata.
    * Before she started acting, Mamta had plans to do her post-graduation in a foreign university and join a financial institution.

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    Shriya Saran Profile

    Name: Shriya Saran
    Screen Name: Shriya
    Profession: Actress
    Born: Sep 11, 1982
    Birth Place: Dehradun
    Height: 5′ 6”
    Mother Tongue: Hindi
    Religion: Hindu
    Marital status: Single


    Father: Pushpendra Saran(works in BHEL)
    Mother: Neeraja Saran(teacher)
    Brother: Abhiroop

    Languages Known: Hindi, English
    Education: School- Delhi Public school
    College- B.A(lit) from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi
    Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Reading books & chatting


    Food: Roti, Chapathi Favorite & Hyderabadi Biryani
    Restaurant: Kebab-E-Baharat Taj
    Attire: Saree & Punjabi Dress
    Place: Haridwar
    Perfume: Poison & chanel 5
    Actors: Rajinikant, Amitabh Bachhan & Shah Rukh Khan
    Actress: Madhuri Dixit & Madhubala
    Song: ‘Mein Zindagi ka saath nibhana’
    Books: ‘Gone with the wind’ & books of ‘Jeffery Archer’
    Favorite authors: Paulo Coelho & Brian Weiss
    Likes: The sense of humour

    Influential persons: Her mother & Her kathak guru (Sobha Narayanji)
    Modeled in: ‘Coke’, ‘Red Label Tea’
    Music video: ‘Chalti Kyon Hawa’ by Renu Nathan and BMG produced that video
    Best compliment: When her mother calls her ‘darling’
    Her opinion about Marriage: ” I especially like the after love in an arranged marriage”
    Negative roles: If the director asks for it she will do it
    Brand Ambassador: ‘Naandi’
    Skin Care: By drinking lots of water and using only homemade creams
    Future plans: To take life as it comes
    Dream: To be a good actress and a great dancer


    Telugu: ‘Ishtam’ with ‘Charan’
    Hindi: ‘Shukriya’ with ‘Aftab’
    Tamil: ‘Maahai’ with ‘Jayam Ravi’
    Malayalam: ‘Pokkiriraja’ with ‘Prithviraj & Mammootty’


    * Gets up early in the mornings
    * Her childhood dream was to become a Kathak classical dancer
    * She was brought up in Haridwar
    * Has an elder brother who lives in Delhi
    * Her mother is a chemistry teacher
    * She has participated in street plays during her college days


    Shriya who’s original name is Shriya Saran is from Dehradun. She is the daughter of NeerajaSaran and Pushpendra Saran. She is now settled in Mumbai. She was born on 11th September, 1982. She has completed her B.A and is a great Kathak dancer. Shriya is an actress in the Tamil and Telugu film industries. She is known for her glamorous and beautiful roles in movies.


    Shriya Saran was born as second child to Neeranja and Pushpendra Saran. She was brought up in Ranipur, a small town in north India, a few miles from the holy city of Haridwar.Her father Pushpendra Saran works at Bharat Heavy Metal Works and her mother is a school teacher teaching chemistry. She has an elder brother Abhiroop, who recently got married. She has completed her schooling from DPS(Delhi Public School). She has done B.A. (Literature) from Lady Sri Ram College(LSR). She has a serious interest in classical dancing, and is an accomplished Kathak dancer. She trained dancing under the guidance of Shobha Narayan.She started her career as an aspiring model. This led to roles in advertisements and music albums.Shriya started her career as a model and which led to lot of advertisements and music albums. Shriya is the brand ambassador for large brands like Brookbond and Red Label Tea. And then she was noticed by movie director Sibi Malayil. Soon, she made her acting debut in his film Ishtam.


    She started her acting career with the Telugu film ‘Ishtam’ (2001). Though the film didn’t fare well in the box-office, Telugu producers and directors noticed her potential. She got a big offer to act with Nagarjuna in the film ‘Santosham’ (2002), which turned out a major hit. The films that followed ‘Nuvve Nuvve’ and ‘Bhageeratha’ were also big hits. Next she did one of the biggest hits in her career ‘Chatrapati’ opposite Prabhas.

    She made her Tamil movie debut in ‘Enakku 20 Unakku 18′ (2003), casted along with Telugu actor Tarun, Trisha Krishnan and Reema Sen. The film was a average hit at box-office, but it was more importantly a musical hit due to music composed by A. R. Rahman. Instead of accepting the numerous glamorous roles that came her way from Tamil, she went back to Tollywood where she acted with the top most stars such as Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, etc. She has made her comeback in Kollywood through the film Mazhai with Jayam Ravi. The movie did well at the box-office. She beat other top actresses for the much coveted role with Rajinikanth in Shankar’s ‘Sivaji: The Boss’. She was supposed to act with Kamal Haasan in Dasavatharam. She has recently turned down offers of acting with the likes of Vijay and Vikram as she was bound to the agreement signed for Sivaji: The Boss.

    In between she did couple of Hindi films ‘Thoda Tum Badlo Thoda Hum’ opposite Arya Babbar and the supernatural thriller ‘Shukriya’ with Aaftab Shivdasani. Both did do well.

    She has signed up with Vishesh Films by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt to act in ‘Awarapan’. The director of the film is Mohit Suri of “Woh Lamhe” and “Zeher” fame, is one of the most sought after directors in the recent times.


    * Shriya’s father Pushpendra Saran works at Bharat Heavy Metal Works and her mother is a chemistry teacher.

    * She has an elder brother Abhiroop, who recently got married.

    * She has completed her schooling from DPS (Delhi Public School). She has done B.A. (Literature) from Lady Sri Ram College(LSR).

    * She started her career as a model and this led to roles in advertisements and music albums.

    * She spends a lot of time and energy on social causes and is the brand ambassador of “Naandi Foundation” and “SACH”.

    * She had one of the biggest hits in her career with Chatrapati opposite Prabhas.

    * She was brought up in Ranipur, a small town in north India, a few miles from the holy city of Haridwar.

    * Shriya started her movie acting career with the Telugu film Ishtam (2001)

    * Director Shankar chose her among top heroines for the much coveted role with Rajinikanth in Sivaji: The Boss.

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    Sneha Profile

    Name :Suhasini
    DOB: 12th October
    Place Of Birth: Mumbai
    Mother Tongue:Telugu
    Father’s Name: Rajaram
    Mother’s Name: Padmavathy
    Brothers: Balaji, Govind
    Sister: Sangeetha
    Hobbies: Reading Books & Listening Music
    First Tamil Movie: Virumbugiren

    Drizzling rain.
    A cool drenching walk at that moment..
    Cloudy sky.
    A long drive at that moment.
    Sweet Illayaraja’s music.
    Hot groundnut to munch.
    Shopping .(doesn’t matter if the money is spent.happiness is priority)
    To play shuttlecock.
    To be a fish for ‘n’ number of hours in the swimming pool.
    Horse riding with my hair flying in air.
    Chat with my friends.
    To hang out with my friends.
    Science fiction based movies, love oriented movies and hilarious comedies .


    Shabby and dirty things or beings..
    Lies and fibs .
    Dishonesty and Treachery .
    Back stabbers .

    Deferred Dreams:
    To eat stomach -full .
    To admire moon in the beach during mid night.
    To play in the tide.

    Adored wish that came true:

    • Birthday celebrated with mentally retarded children

    Liked by others disliked by you:

    • Others say I’m beautiful when I’m angry. No one knows how dangerous this anger is.

    The tight corner situations you faced because of your

    • Many! That’s also part of my character , what to do?!!! .

    Whom do you want to kill?

    • One who don’t care about the accident that is taking place while walking on the road.


    • Every failure gives some disappointment. So there are lots of disappointments in my dictionary.


    • Cheating others for fun is wrong . But if it is for a good cause and it doesn’t hurt others it is not wrong.


    • It is enough if she is a woman…


    • Every day starts off with the expectation that it’ll be a good day. Every second moves with an expectation.


    • Life without expectations.

    Oppositions: • To be faced.

    Favourite Dish:

    • Vegetable Briyani (Prepared by mother)

    • Chicken Leg Fry (Prepared by mother)

    • Fish Kulambu/ Fry (Prepared by mother)

    • Chinese food

    • Italian Food

    Water Melon

    Soft Drinks:
    Water Melon juice
    Orange juice
    Carrot juice
    Red bull
    Soya milk

    Normally – Kurtha/ Jeans
    Temples – Half Saree
    Functions- Grand Sarees

    Often used terms: Rama…
    I Know…
    Please .
    Yeah …
    Thanks .
    How are you?

    Feared of Mother: While doing some mischief.

    Pester father for : For Sari and cell phone.

    Openhearted chat.? Mother only..

    Cautious with.?With my mother…

    Bed Room Line: Sleep. Let me sleep.

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