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Urvashi (actress)

Date of birth : 1971-01-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-04

Urvashi (born Kavitha Ranjini) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in a number of films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

She is the sister of actresses Kalaranjini and Kalpana. She is one of the most loved heroines of the Malayalam film industry, playing some of the most unforgettable characters during the 1980s and 1990s. She fell in love with popular actor Manoj K. Jayan and both married in 2000. On 11 October 2007 it was reported that actress Urvashi had obtained mutual separation from her husband. The couple developed difference of opinion and filed for divorce at a court in Chennai. Later, they got separated by a court order.

She was a prominent lead actress during the 1980s and 1990s in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu films. She has dubbed in her own voice in all these languages. And she produced the film Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994). She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Achuvinte Amma (2005).

She fell in love with Manoj K. Jayan (who is Ezhava by caste) and married him in 2000. On 11 October 2008 it was reported that Urvashi had obtained mutual separation from her husband. The couple developed difference of opinion and filed for divorce at a court in Chennai. Later, they were separated by a court order. Their only daughter Kunjatta is now living with Manoj K. Jayan.

Awards:

National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006: Achuvinte Amma

Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
1989: Mazhavil Kavadi, Varthamanakalam
1990: Thalayanamanthram
1991: Kadinjool Kalyanam, Kakkathollayiram, Bharatham, Mukhachithram
1995: Kazhakam
2006: Madhuchandralekha

Filmography:
2010 : Best of Luck ; Sakudumbam Shyamala ; Mummy & Me


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