meet the star

AISHWARIYA BHASKARAN

A noted Indian actress, Aishwarya Bhaskaran has appeared in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies. Aishwarya is the daughter of famous actress Lakshmi and K Bhaskaran. Her debut film was the Tamil movie Nyayangal Jayikatte. She paired opposite actor Mohanlal in her debut Malayalam movie Butterflies. Aishwarya has also enacted in many television serials like Anandham, Muhurtham, Parijatham etc.

Shantha Meena (born May 23, 1971), credited as Aishwarya, is an Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu movies and along with several Malayalam and Tamil television soap operas.[1] She is the daughter of actress Lakshmi.

Career

Aishwarya's first film was Oliyampukal (1991), followed by Mamagaru (1991), Rasukutty (1992) and Meera (1992). She played a double role in Butterflies (1993) and also in Gardish (1993), which was a remake of the Malayalam movie Kireedam. Early in her career, she turned down opportunity to work with Mani Ratnam in Thiruda Thiruda (1993).[3]

Following her marriage in 1994, Aishwarya quit the film industry and chose to prioritise bringing up a family. However her marriage fell apart and she became addicted to taking drugs as a result of her husband's addiction, which made it difficult for her to re-enter the film industry after her divorce in 1996. After undergoing a rehabilitation process, she chose to continue her education in computer science and joined to work with the NIIT in 1997 and prioritised her work as a software engineer.[3] She then accepted an offer to be a part of a television show produced by Suresh Chandra Menon, after being convinced by her friend, actress Revathi. After a four-year sabbatical from films as a result of her marriage, childbirth and divorce, Aishwarya made a comeback in Parthiban's Housefull (1999) portraying an inspector in charge of the bomb disposal squad.[4] She continued to portray supporting roles in films such as Suyamvaram (1999), Sathyameva Jayathe (2000) and Narasimham (2000) during the turn of the century.[3]

Personal life

Born as Shanta Meena to Bhaskar and actress Lakshmi, she has a step sister from her mother's third marriage with Sivachandran.

She was married to Tanveer Ahmed in 1994 and they were divorced in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Anaina, born in 1995.[3][5]

Filmography

Television

Year Film Role Language Notes
1989 Adavilo Abhimanyudu Shanti Telugu Telugu debut
1990 Oliyambukal Kunjumol Malayalam Malayalam debut
Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi Seeta Telugu  
Prema Zindabad Bharathi Telugu  
Nyayangal Jayikkattum Saraswati's daughter Tamil Tamil debut
Hosa Kavya Usha Kannada Kannada debut
1991 Mill Thozhilali Geetha Tamil  
Thaiyalkaran Kaveri Tamil  
Marikozhundhu Marikozhundhu,
Chithra
Tamil  
Naan Pudicha Mappillai Rasathi Tamil  
Mamagaru Rani Telugu  
Oorellam Un Pattu Shanthi Tamil  
Ponnukku Sethi Vandhachu Uma Tamil  
Anbulla Thangachikku   Tamil  
1992 Rasukutty Raasukutti's lover Tamil  
Meera Meera Tamil  
Subba Rayudi Pelli Lalitha Telugu  
Ahankari Neeli/Neelu Telugu  
Pellante Noorella Panta Roja Telugu  
Brahma Saraswathi Telugu  
Kizhaku Veluthachu Meenakshi Tamil  
1993 Poranthaalum Aambalayaa Porakkakoodaathu Meenatchi Tamil  
Jackpot Sindhu Gautham Krishna Malayalam  
Butterflies Anju Nambyar,
Manju Nambyar
Malayalam  
Gardish Vidya P. Bhalla Hindi Hindi debut
Thanga Pappa Gowri Tamil  
Ulle Veliye Meena Tamil  
Ejamaan Ponni Tamil  
1995 Makkal Aatchi Manjula Tamil  
1999 Housefull Christine Tamil  
Suyamvaram Savithri Tamil  
2000 Pennin Manathai Thottu Sunitha's sister Tamil  
Narashimham Anuradha Malayalam  
Sathyameva Jayathe Nancy Malayalam  
2001 Kasi Radhika Tamil  
Sharja To Sharja Kalyani Malayalam  
Praja Maya Mary Kurien Malayalam  
Jollyman Aish Tamil  
2002 Panchathantiram Janaki Tamil  
2003 The King Maker Leader Vasanthy Nambiar Malayalam  
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Pinni(step mother) Telugu  
The Fire Neena Cheriyan Malayalam  
2004 Agninakshathram Aswathi Warrier Malayalam  
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Shalini Tamil  
New Seema Tamil  
Naani Priya's friend Telugu  
Jana   Tamil  
Kuththu Anjali's mother Tamil  
2005 Dhairyam Mallika's Mother Telugu  
Priyasakhi Priya's Mother Tamil  
Aaru Sound Saroja Akka Tamil  
Englishkaran Padma Tamil  
2006 Notebook Elizabeth Malayalam  
Thanthra Vedavadhi Malayalam  
Paramasivan Malar's stepmother Tamil  
Pandavaru Nagamani Kannada  
Paisalo Paramatma   Telugu  
2007 Inspector Garud Maya Gopinath Malayalam  
Sringaram: Dance of Love Mirasu's wife Tamil  
Vel Sakkara Pandi's Wife Tamil  
Sabari Vajravelu's Wife Tamil  
Sri Mahalakshmi   Telugu  
2008 Pazhani Durga Tamil  
Abhiyum Naanum Anu (Abhi's mother) Tamil  
2009 Adada Enna Azhagu Diana Tamil  
2010 Abhishapt Nurse Hindi  
Jhummandi Naadam Ardhangi Telugu  
Buridi   Telugu  
2011 Manushya Mrugam Mary Malayalam  
2012 Madirasi Ragini Malayalam  
Theni Maavattam Eeswari Tamil  
Uchithanai Muharnthaal Security Guard Tamil  
Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Amrutha Valli's mother Telugu  
2013 For Sale Achamma Malayalam  
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Lakshmi/Sainuthatha Malayalam  
Maad Dad Sosamma Malayalam  
Philips and the Monkey Pen Uncredited
Archive footage
Malayalam From Narasimham
2014 Poojai Mrs. Sivakkozhnthu Tamil  
Un Samayal Arayil / Oggarane / Ulavucharu Biriyani Asha Tamil / Kannada / Telugu  
2015 Aambala Nadu Ponnu Tamil  
MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal Aishwarya Tamil  
Savaale Samaali Special appearance Tamil in song sequence
2016 Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Manimaaran's wife Tamil  
Kalyana Vaibhogame Nagamani Telugu  
2017 Kuttram 23   Tamil  
Ticket Sona Tamil  
2018 Devadas Fishfry Lakshmi Telugu  
Saamy 2 Shanthi Tamil  
2019 Oh! Baby Vikram's Mother Telugu  
2021 Ichata Vahanamulu Niluparadu Arun's mother Telugu  
Year Serial Role Channel Language Notes
  Theadathey Thulainthu Povai Stella   Tamil  
2000 Devatha   Asianet Malayalam  
2002 Kathiravan Senchulakshmi   Tamil  
2003 Olangal Aishwarya Asianet Malayalam  
2004 Mizhi Thurakkumbol Varada Surya TV  
2004–2005 Kadamattath Kathanaar Thirumala/Yakshi Asianet  
2004–2006 Muhurtham Aishwarya Sun TV Tamil  
2005–2006 Raja Rajeswari Padmalakshmi  
2005 Kavyaanjali   Surya TV Malayalam  
2005 Mandrake   Asianet  
2006 Sathyam Ancy   Tamil  
2006–2007 Swami Ayyappan Maheeshi Asianet Malayalam  
2008–2011 Paarijatham Lalitha Bhai Won, Asianet Television award 2011 - Best actress in a negative role
2009 Kadhaparayum Kavyaanjali   Surya TV Cameo appearance
2010–2012 Thendral Bhuvana Laxman Sun TV Tamil Replaced by Sudha Chandran
2011 Nagamma Amman Mega TV  
2013–2014 Mama Mapillai Aishwarya Sun TV  
2013 Manathil Uruthi Vendum   Jaya TV  
2013–2014 Kurinji Malar Kalpana Kalaignar TV  
2015–2016 4 the People Prof Vasundara Das Asianet Malayalam  
2015–2017 Nandini vs Nandini Baby ETV Plus Telugu  
2017–2019 Azhagu Vasantha Sun TV Tamil  
2018–2020 Chembarathi Thrichambarath Akhilandeswari Zee Keralam Malayalam Replaced by Thara Kalyan
2020 Dear u brother u Amma YouTube Tamil Web series
2021 Start Music Contestant Star Vijay Reality Show
2021 Jothi Sambhavi Sun TV Photo Presence
2021 Comedy Raja Kalakkal Rani Herself as Judge Star Vijay Reality show

AISHWARIYA BHASKARAN

Cine Artist
FLAT NO.1-B, C-BLOCK
NELSON SQUARE
116-A, NELSON MANIKKAM ROAD
AMINJI KARAI,
CHENNAI - 600 029

Tribute

Kalabhavan Haneef Passes Away

Actor Kalabhavan Haneef passed away in Kochi at the age of 61 on Thursday.

Latest News