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Asha Kelunni Nair

(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)

AwardsNational Film Awards,

Asha Kelunni Nair, 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 Nair in Kochi to Kelunni Nair, 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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