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Revathi, The Great Indian Film Actress

Updated on March 6, 2017
Actress Revathi
Actress Revathi

Revathi had been the most popular Indian film actress in 1980s and 1990s. She was one of the most talented and beautiful multilingual actresses of India. In her long span of film career she has starred in more than 95 films in different languages of India such as Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. In each of her acted movie she showed her amazing performance and wonderful acting talent. For these reasons most of the films in which she acted became super hit.

Revathi's real name is Asha Kelunni Kutty. She was born on 8th july 1966 in Cochin, Kerala, India. Her father Mr.Kelunni is a retired Indian Army Officer and mother Lalitha is a housewife. In 1988 she married film actor Mr.Suresh Menon and unfortunately the couple got divorced in the year 2002. Aside from acting in movies she also paid some interest on some social works for the development of women in the society.

Revathi's Film Career

Revathi was first introduced to the film industry by the notorious Tamil film Director, Mr.Bharathi Raja in the Tamil Film 'Man Vaasanai' in which she played the role of an innocent village girl and the film became a great hit of the time and satisfied the expectations of other film makers and audience in South India.

She paired with all the top heroes of Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi of the time. 'Manvaasanai', 'Anjali', 'Devarmagan', 'En Asai Macchan', 'Punnagai Mannan', 'Kizhakku Vasal', 'Pudumai Pen', 'Deivavakku', 'Mounaragam', 'Anpavam' are some of the popular Tamil movies acted by Revathi. 

Since she was born in Kerala she also proved herself as a successful actress acting in many Malayalam movies 'Mazhavil kothumbil', 'Mayamayooram', 'Ente kanakuyil', 'Kattathe killikoodu', 'Kakothi Kaavil Appoopan Thadigal' are some of the box office Malayalam hits of Revathi. She has also acted in manyTelugu films including 'Ankuram' and 'Lankeshwaradu'. Revathi also acted in Kannada movies such as Nishabda and Idu Saadya. She has acted with most popular Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan. 

'Aur Ek Prem Kahani', 'Ab Tak Chappan', 'Dil Jo Bhi Kahey', 'Muskurahat' and 'Dhoop' are some of the successfully ran Hindi movies in which Revathi showed her great performance. In 'Ab Tak Chappan', she acted with Nana Patekar and in another movie ''Dhoop' she played opposite Ompuri.

Actress Revathi
Actress Revathi

Awards Won by Actress Revathi

Revathi's wonderful performance in various films fetched her awards in different periods of her career. She got Film Fare Awards for 5 times. 'Man Vasanai', 'Thevar Magan', 'Ankuram' (Telugu) and 'Kakothi Kaavil Appoopan Thadigal' (Malayalam) are some of her award winning films. One of her acted film 'Devar Magan' in 1993 got her National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won Tamil Nadu State Award for her part in the movie named 'Thalaimurai' released in 1998.

The Other Activities of Revathi Than Acting

Revathi As A Film Director

Apart from acting in movies Revathi showed great interest on direction of films. In fact she was not interested to direct commercial movies but wanted to tell some useful message to the society. She proved herself as a successful film director by directing the movie named 'Mitr-My Friend', shot in US and won three National Awards in the year 2001. The film story revolves around an Indian family residing at US and its social values. Her second movie 'Phir-Milenge' also became most successful and its story is based on problems faced by the AIDS carriers in the society. The film teaches how does people should behave with the AIDS carriers in the society. Abhisek Bacchan, Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty are some of the notable film stars played in that movie 

Revathi As A Social Worker

Revathi is also a great social worker as she has been involved in many social organisations in Tamil Nadu, India. One of her directed movie 'Phir Milenge', based on problems met by HIV affected persons, showed Revathi's great concern and genrosity to AIDS carriers in our society. She also decided to render possible services and help to the disabled persons of our society after starring the movie 'Anjali' which gave her an opportunity to act as a mother of a disabled child. She also pays interest on the development psycho women needing support in our society 

Revathi As A Sports Woman

Unlike other actresses in India she shows great interest in sports also. She dared to participate in many car rallys for many times in India. Once she got into a great trouble while participating in Himalayan rally held in the year Revathi and other participants were caught into a severe snowstorm on their way and by God's grace all of them rescued safe by the hard work of an army team.


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