Revathi at the screening of Masaala at PVR Phoenix (1) (cropped).jpg
Born Asha Kelunni
(1966-07-08) 8 July 1966 (age 50) [1]
Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress, director, social worker
Years active 1983 – present
Spouse(s) Suresh Chandra Menon
(Divorced in 2013) [2] [3]
Children Mahee
Awards National Film Awards , Filmfare Awards South

Asha Kelunni Nair, known by the stage name Revathi, is an Indian film actress and film director, known for her works predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. [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]

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. She has a younger sister Bindu. [8] [9] Malayalam actress Geetha Vijayan is her cousin. [10]