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Manju Warrier (articulated: Manchu Vāryar) is an Indian film performing artist and artist known for her work in Malayalam movies. She is a standout amongst the best and widely praised on-screen characters in Indian silver screen.

Manju Warrier made her acting introduction in Sakshyam (1995) at 16 years old. Her noticeable movies incorporate Thooval Kottaram (1996), Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1996), Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), Pranayavarnangal (1998), Kanmadam (1998), Summer in Bethlehem (1998), Pathram (1999), and Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999). Manju won the National Film Award (Special Mention) for her execution as Bhadra in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu. She has won both the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress grants.

Manju Warrier got hitched to performer Dileep in 1998, and quit acting around then. She separated him in 2015. Also, made a rebound to silver screen following a 14-year holiday with the fundamentally and monetarily effective film How Old Are You (2014) which got her numerous honors outstandingly her fifth Filmfare Award for Best Actress Malayalam.

Early life

Manju Warrier (articulated: Manchu Vāryar) is an Indian film performing artist and artist known for her work in Malayalam movies. She is a standout amongst the best and widely praised performing artists in Indian silver screen.

Manju Warrier made her acting introduction in Sakshyam (1995) at 16 years old. Her unmistakable movies incorporate Thooval Kottaram (1996), Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1996), Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), Pranayavarnangal (1998), Kanmadam (1998), Summer in Bethlehem (1998), Pathram (1999), and Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999). Manju won the National Film Award (Special Mention) for her execution as Bhadra in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu. She has won both the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress grants.

Manju Warrier got hitched to on-screen character Dileep in 1998, and quit acting around then. She separated him in 2015. Also, made a rebound to silver screen following a 14-year vacation with the basically and industrially effective film How Old Are You (2014) which got her numerous honors strikingly her fifth Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam.


First innings (1995–1999

In the primary portion of her on-screen profession, Manju included in 20 movies with noticeable chiefs and geniuses delivering various exhibitions that earned her equivalent charging with the male hotshots in Malayalam. She assumed each of these parts no sweat, most likely the main performer at the time who could convey a film on her shoulders.

Indeed, even at school, Manju indicated additional normal ability in move, and won many honors. She was consulted with the Kalathilakam in Kerala Youth Festival for a long time. She initially showed up in a TV serial Moharavam which was broadcast on Doordarshan. At 17 years old, she appeared in the film Sakshyam (1995). Later at 18 years old, she acted in the motion picture Sallapam (1996), co-featuring Dileep, whom she later wedded. From that point forward, she acted in around 20 Malayalam motion pictures over a traverse of three years.

Her execution in the motion picture Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu won a unique specify from the jury for National Film Awards. Her different movies incorporate Kanmadam and Aaraam Thampuran with Mohanlal, Ee Puzhayum Kadannu and Kudamattam with her better half Dileep, Summer In Bethlahem, Pranayavarnangal, Pathram and Kaliyattam with Suresh Gopi, and Irattakuttikalude Achan, Kaliveedu, Thooval Kottaram and Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu with Jayaram. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her execution in the motion picture Ee Puzhayum Kadannu.

Her part as the discouraged Devapriya in the film Thooval Kottaram was profoundly valued. The film won three Kerala State Film Awards. She likewise acted in Kaliyattam, an adjustment of Shakespeare’s Othello, which won two National Film Awards and four Kerala State Film Awards. She acted nearby Mohanlal without precedent for Aaram Thampuran. It was liable to elevated requirements, as it was the primary coordinated effort amongst Mohanlal and Shaji Kailas.

Upon discharge, this film broke many records turned into the most noteworthy earning Malayalam film of 1997 and finished a showy keep running of 250 days. In Kanmadam, she depicted the part of a high-tempered metal forger named Bhanu, which likewise featured Mohanlal. In her film Daya, Manju camouflages herself as a man and does this part with full flawlessness. The film went ahead to win three National Film Awards and five Kerala State Film Awards. Her part as the solid willed Devika in Pathram ended up plainly prominent among the group of onlookers. The film was most astounding grosser of the year 1999 and kept running more than 250 days in theaters. Her last film before she took a holiday was Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu.

Her depiction as Bhadra, who delivers retribution against Natesan who executed her folks, is viewed as her best acting execution to date. She was selected at the National Film Awards yet she lost to Shabana Azmi. She was granted the Best Actress (Special Jury) for her execution. In a traverse of four years, Manju Warrier has acted in right around 20 Malayalam movies and larger part of these movies have been hits at the films.

Comeback and critical acclaim (2014)

In 2011, she showed up in the advancement occasion for the film Gaddama nearby Samyuktha Varma. On October 24, 2012, she performed Kuchipudi in Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple. Later in July 2013, she acted in a business with Amitabh Bachchan. Her rebound declaration was welcomed with much ballyhoo by fans and the media.

In a consequent meeting, she expressed gratitude toward her fans for respecting her back to the business and portrayed the chance to work with Mr. Bachchan as a standout amongst the most significant encounters of her life. She later showed up in numerous ads for Kalyan Jewelers close by Amitabh Bacchan, Aishwarya Rai, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Prabhu Ganesan. It was reported that she would make a return to the Malayalam film industry through Ranjith’s untitled venture close by Mohanlal, however this venture did not appear.

Warrier was the cynosure of consideration as she got the book penned by her companion and performing artist Navya Nair. Navya has composed Navayarasangal and the principal duplicate was gotten by Manju Warrier from the hands of veteran artist and extremist Sugathakumari. Warrier hypnotized the group of onlookers in Calicut when she displayed a Kuchipudi presentation as a major aspect of the tribute function recently Mullasseri Raju. She as of late distributed a book titled Sallapam.

She made her tremendously anticipated come back to silver screen with Rosshan Andrrews’ How Old Are You in 2014. Manju played the character of Nirupama Rajeev, a UD representative in Revenue Department. The film earned positive audits from pundits and was gotten well by the groups of onlookers. How Old Are You? is a solid, uplifting story of a moderately aged hitched lady’s battle for personality, and conveys a slogan that peruses, “Why ought to there be an expiry date to a lady’s fantasies?”.

“The film, from begin to end, has a place with Manju Warrier, who gets freshness, imperativeness and adaptability back to the screen and you can’t exactly trust that she has been away for 14 long years,” composed Sharika. C of The Hindu. She got various honors and turned into the goodwill minister of many endeavors identified with natural cultivating, enlivened by her film.

Moderate success (2015–2016)

She took after How Old Are You Blockbuster hit and next Sathyan Anthikad’s Ennum Eppozhum which reunites her with Mohanlal following a hole of 17 years. The film was a superhit film industry. Behindwoods wrote in their audit – “Practically following 17 years, Manju Warrier is collaborating with Mohanlal and her following up on the given part is no less. By her effectiveness as a productive backer, Deepa turns into all the rage.

Her controlled acting and her method for emoting dauntlessness, scorn and compassion discusses her involvement in the art. Indeed, even her Bharathnatyam is so impeccable and unique. ” Her next venture was Rani Padmini by Aashiq Abu alongside Rima Kallingal discharged in October 2015. The film got a better than average reaction from the movies as it is a ladies driven film, despite the fact that it confronted tight rivalry from different motion pictures like Ennu Ninte Moideen and Amar Akbar Anthony. Her character got positive to blended reaction and was noted for her “moment articulation changes and quirks”. She has a huge number of other film ventures reported. She acted in Jo and the Boy, her last discharge in 2015, as an artist.

Her initially film in 2016 was a cameo appearance in Paavada. Her initially full-length part in 2016 was Rajesh Pillai’s Vettah, a mind-diversion thriller, in which she showed up in the part of a cop without precedent for her profession, and the film was a hit in the cinematic world.

G. Rajesh of manoramaonline composed – “In harsh khaki and wonderful salwars, and as an overcome officer, a minding mother and a little girl, Manju amazes.” She acted in a Sanskrit organize show in light of Abhijñānaśākuntalam. She was commended by performing artists, executives among others introduce at the occasion. An article in The Hindu stated, “Manju Warrier revived the character of Shakuntala. Rendering in order ‘Itha ithaha sakhyaou…’

(which means; along these lines my companions) and after that making her entrance in front of an audience in a sitting stance, drawing parallels with a blossom in full sprout, Manju, however a novice, began off well tuned in to her accomplished co-on-screen characters who imparted the phase to her.” The play was displayed by Sopanam Institute of Performing Arts and Research, established by the late Kavalam Narayana Panicker, and was facilitated by Swaralaya. Manju appeared as a maker also and the play was delivered under her flag, Manju Warrier Productions. Her next film was Karinkunnam 6S, in which she played the character of Vandana, a Volleyball mentor.

The film was valued by faultfinders. Pioneer of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala applauded her acting in the motion picture and the motion picture was additionally a hit. A survey in IndiaGlitz stated, “Manju Warrier looks extremely cool and prudent in her part as a lively mentor.” She additionally sang a melody for growth patients for the show she facilitated Kerala Can(Manorama News), tuned by Ratheesh Vega, which acquired a great deal of gestures of recognition.

Commercial and critical success (2017–present)

Her initially discharge in 2017 was C/O Saira Banu, in which she showed up as a post lady. The film likewise denoted the rebound of Amala Akkineni in Malayalam after over two decades. The film earned generally positive surveys and her acting was exceedingly valued by pundits. Jayasurya, Nivin Pauly, Rosshan Andrews, Bhagyalakshmi and other unmistakable individuals from the business applauded the film.

Mohanlal likewise wished best for the film and showed up in a voice appearance in the motion picture. Her part as a postwoman attempting to bring home the bacon with his child in the main half and the mother who might go to any outrageous for her child in the second half was generally welcomed by crowds. Manoj Kumar. R of Indian Express stated, “Manju leaves with the film with her beguiling execution.” Anna MM Vetticad of Firstpost composed – “Warrier has the identity to convey a film on her shoulders. C/o Saira Banu is incredibly helped by her allure and Shane Nigam’s affable nearness – watching him as Joshua, it is straightforward why a lady may go to such lengths to secure this defective kid.

Upcoming projects

Her forthcoming movies incorporate B. Unnikrishnan’s Villain alongside Mohanlal, Phantom Praveen’s Udhaharanam Sujatha and Kamal’s Aami in which she does the lead part, Sajid Yahiya’s Mohanlal alongside Indrajith Sukumaran, V. A. Shrikumar Menon’s Odiyan, Venu’s Gabriyelum Malaghamarum with Prithviraj, among others.

Personal life

On 20 October 1998, Manju married actor Dileep at Aluva Sri Krishna Temple. The couple have a daughter, Meenakshi. Dileep and Manju filed for divorce in 2014 and it was granted in January 2015.


Year Film Character Notes
(To be released)
Odiyan 3D TBA Announced
Mohanlal Meenutty Filming
Udaharanam Sujatha Sujatha Post production
Villain Post Production
Aami Kamala Suraiyya Filming
2017 C/O Saira Banu Saira Banu
2016 Karinkunnam 6S Vandana
Vettah Commissioner Sribala IPS
Pavada Babu’s fiancee Cameo appearance
2015 Jo and the Boy Jo / Joan Mary John
Rani Padmini Padmini
Ennum Eppozhum Adv. Deepa
2014 How Old Are You Nirupama Rajeev Comeback Movie
1999 Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Bhadra
Pathram Devika Shekhar
1998 Summer in Bethlahem Abhirami
Kanmadam Bhanumathi
Daya Daya
Pranayavarnangal Aarathi
Thirakalkkappuram Seetha
1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan Anupama
Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Meenakshi
Kudamattam Gowri
Aaraam Thampuran Unnimaya
Sammanam Devi
Kaliyattam Thaamara
Innalekalillaathe Beena
1996 Kaliveedu Mridula
Thooval Kottaram Devaprabha Varma
Dilliwala Rajakumaran Maya
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Anjali
Sallapam Radha
1995 Sakshyam Smitha Debut

Playback Singing

Song Film/Album Year Co-Singers Lyrics Composer
Govardhana Gireesham Aaram Thampuran 1997 Muthuswami Dikshitar(traditional) Traditional, Raveendran (for the film)
Vezhambal Mamazha Chingapoovu (album) Mohanlal Bichu Thirumala Berny-Ignatius
Pakal Kinakkal Chingapoovu (album) Bichu Thirumala Berny-Ignatius
Chembazhukka Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu 1999 Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Kalabhavan Mani Kavalam Narayana Panicker M. G. Radhakrishnan
Do do do Jo and the Boy 2015 Sanoop Santhosh Santhosh Varma Rahul Subramanian
Swanthana Geetham Kerala Can (show) Manorama News 2016 Chorus Harinarayanan Ratheesh Vega


Moharavam (Doordarshan)
Talk Show
Kerala Can (Manorama News) Cancer Awareness Program – Host
The song sung by Manju Warrier in the program, which was tuned by Ratheesh Vega, brought in a lot of praises.

Goodwill and Brand Ambassador

Kalyan Jewellers
Meriiboy Ice Cream
Kitchen Treasures
ALIFF Brand Ambassador – Cinema for Women

Goodwill ambassador

She – Taxi
Kudumbasree’s Organic Farming
Naipunnya development program
Pink Patrolling
Horticorp (Kerala State Horticultural Products and Development Corporation)

In the Media

Manju Warrier was considered as truly outstanding and best driving on-screen characters in South India. The late actor Thilakan thought of her as a splendid co-star from the experience of having acted with her in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu, which by chance was one of her last movies before she enjoyed a reprieve.

She was included in a rundown of ladies whizzes in South Indian silver screen by The News Minute and best South Indian performing artists by InUth. Her arrival to organize at Guruvayoor as a feature of Navaratri move celebration was gotten with much flourish. Chiefs Ranjith and Sathyan Anthikkad graced the event. “I was expecting a couple of individuals, if by any stretch of the imagination; just the individuals who might be at Guruvayoor that day. God fulfilled me exceptionally that day. I am appreciative to him,” she said to The Hindu.

She is viewed as extraordinary compared to other talked performing artists in South India. Her conclusions at the India Today South Conclave was very much taken note. Talking at the occasion, she portrayed what her assessment was about excellence and about the North-South gap. She depicted all inclusive magnificence as “excellence that originates from character and dignity, self-conviction or excellence that originates from having goals and standards.

Awards and Nominations

National Film Awards
Special Jury Mention-1998- Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu
Kerala State Film Awards
Best Actress – 1996 – Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
Filmfare Awards South
Best Actress – Malayalam – 1996 – Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
Best Actress – Malayalam – 1997 – Aaram Thamburan, Kaliyattam
Best Actress – Malayalam – 1998 – Kanmadam
Best Actress – Malayalam – 1999 – Pathram
Best Actress – Malayalam – 2014 – How Old Are You?
Nominated – Best Actress – Malayalam – 2015 – Rani Padmini
Nominated – Best Actress – Malayalam – 2016 – Karinkunnam 6S
Vanitha Film Awards
Best Actress – 2015 – How Old Are You?
Best Actress – 2017 – Vettah, Karinkunnam 6S
Asiavision Awards
Best Actress – 2014 – How Old Are You?
Best Actress – 2016 – Vettah, Karinkunnam 6S
Asianet Film Awards
Best Actress – 1998 – Kanmadam
Best Actress – 1999 – Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu, Pathram
Best Actress – 2014 – How Old Are You?
Nominated – Best Actress – 2015 – Ennum Eppozhum, Rani Padmini
Best actress – 2016 – Vettah, Karinkunnam 6S.
Janmabhumi Awards
Best Actress – 2016 – Vettah
Mangalam Film Awards
Best Actress – 2014 – How Old Are You?
Film Fans Awards
Best Actress – Thooval Kottaram
South Indian International Movie Awards
Best Actress – Malayalam – 2014 – How Old Are You ?[better source needed]
Nominated – Best Actress – Malayalam – 2016 – Vettah
Prem Nazir Award
Prem Nazir Award – 2016
Screen – Videocon Awards
Best Actress – 1996 -Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
Best Actress – 1997 – Aaram Thampuran, Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu
IIFA Utsavam
Nominated – Performance in a Leading Role – Female – Malayalam – 2015 – Ennum Eppozhum
Nominated – Performance in a Leading Role – Female – Malayalam – 2016 – Vettah
NAFA 2017
Best Actress – 2017 – Vettah, Karinkunnam 6’S.
Manorama Newsmaker
Newsmaker of the Year – 2014, Won
Newsmaker of the Year – 2013, Top 10, Nominated
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi
Kalashree Award
Kalabharathi Foundation
Nrutha Sree Award
Kattal Puraskaram
Kattal Puraskaram – 2017

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