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Asha Kelunni

(1966-07-08) 8 July 1966 (age 52)
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActress, director, social worker
Years active1983 – present
Spouse(s)Suresh Chandra Menon
(m.1986–2002; divorced in 2013)[1][2]
RelativesNiranjana Anoop (niece)
Mahee (daughter)[3]
AwardsNational Film Awards,

Asha Kelunni, known by her 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 in Kochi to Malankattil Kelunni, a major in the Indian Army who hails from Kalladikkod, Palakkad, and Lalitha Kelunni. Malayalam actress Geetha Vijayan is her cousin.[8]

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