Revathi at the screening of Masaala at PVR Phoenix (1) (cropped).jpg
Born Asha
(1966-07-08) 8 July 1966 (age 51) [1]
Kochi, Kerala, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, director, social worker
Years active 1983 – present
Spouse(s) Suresh Chandra Menon
(Divorced in 2013) [2] [3]
Children Mahee
(Adopted on 8 July 2014)
Awards National Film Awards , Filmfare Awards South

Asha (known by the stage name Revathi), is an Indian film actress and film director, known for her works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and Tamil. [4] She has won several accolades, including the National Film Awards in three different categories, and Filmfare Awards South. [5] Revathi is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, having studied since the age of seven and performed her arangetram in Chennai in 1979. [6]

Due to her great acting abilities, Fans call her Revathy is total of Kamal + Savitri in acting...Apart from films, Revathi has been involved in a variety of social organisations, the most notable being the Banyan, Ability foundation, Tanker foundation and Vidyasagar, and has also served as a member of several film festivals including the Chennai International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of India. [7]

Early life

Revathi was born Asha Kelunni Nair in Kochi to Kelunni Nair, a major in the Indian Army who hails from Kallikkad, Palakkad, and Lalitha Kelunni. Malayalam actress Geetha Vijayan is her cousin. [8] How she became an actress? Bharathiraja had the habit of searching for his heroines in bus stops or on the way. He selected Subatra formerly in this way. One of his assistants informed him about a girl who was studying plus two. He traced her address and got permission from her father after lengthy arguments. Shootings were held at Theni,Vaigai Dam and Revati arrived in Madras the day before the exam commenced even though she secured 86% marks. It was difficult for her to act as a village girl because she usually wore modern clothes. She was able to cry in scenes without glycerin.