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
Occupation Actress, director, social worker
Years active 1983 – present
Spouse(s) Suresh Chandra Menon
(Divorced in 2013) [2] [3]
Children Mahee (Adopted in 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 her heroines from bus stops or on the way.formerely Subatra was selected in this way . One of the Assistant informed him about a girl was studying plus two . He traced her address and got permission from her father with lengthy arguments. Suitings were held at Theni,Vaigai Dam and Revati arrived Madras before the day which the Exam was commenced . Eventhough she secured 86% marks.She was difficult to act as Village girl because she wore modern cloths costumes usually and cried in the scene without glycerin.