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Mamta Mohandas is an Indian film actress and playback singer. She has mainly acted in Malayalam films, Telugu and Tamil productions and one Kannada
Kannada
film. She has won two Filmfare Awards, for Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2006 and for Best Actress in Malayalam in 2010 and also Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards for Second Best Actress in 2010.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Singing

3 Other work 4 Personal life 5 Awards 6 Filmography 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Mamta Mohandas was born on 14 November 1985 to Ambalappat Mohandas and Ganga into a Malayali family which originally hails from Kannur (Kerala). She attended the Indian School, Bahrain
Bahrain
until 2002 and is an alumna of the School. She pursued a Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
at Mount Carmel College Bangalore. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was an alumna of the same college. She modeled for print ads for companies such as IBM and Kalyan Kendra and modeled on the ramp for the Mysore Maharajah and Raymonds. Mamta is trained in Karnatic and Hindustani music.[3][4] Career[edit] Mamta debuted in the 2005 Malayalam film Mayookham, directed by Hariharan. Although the film did not do well at the box office, Mamta attracted attention for her sensitive portrayal of Indira.[5] Subsequently, she acted alongside Mammootty
Mammootty
in Bus Conductor, with Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi
in the films Adbutham (2006) and Lanka (2006), and alongside Jayaram
Jayaram
in Madhuchandralekha (2006). She also played the female lead in Baba Kalyani with Mohanlal. Later that year, she débuted in the Tamil film industry, starring in the Karu Pazhaniappan directed film Sivappathigaram opposite Vishal Krishna, which turned out to be an average grosser. In 2007 she acted with Mammootty
Mammootty
in the blockbuster film Big B. She eventually stepped into the Telugu film industry as well, when she appeared in a supporting role in the film Yamadonga, directed by SS Rajamouli. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year. She had lent her voice for a couple of songs in this film too. In 2008, she appeared in 7 films, predominantly in Telugu-language films. Her first release was her début Kannada
Kannada
film Gooli. She then starred in the film Krishnarjuna, playing the lead female role, which did not do well at the box office. Victory was her next assignment as lead actress, but that film also failed at the box office, following which she appeared in a cameo role in her only Tamil release that year, Kuselan, alongside Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. Three more Telugu releases featured Mamta, including Homam, directed by JD Chakravarthy and Srinu Vaitla's King opposite Nagarjuna. In both these films she also performed as a playback singer in several songs. In 2009, she starred in the comedy film Guru En Aalu
Guru En Aalu
alongside Madhavan, and the thriller Passenger, sharing screen space with Dileep and Sreenivasan, respectively. While the former had an average run at the box office, the latter was declared a surprise sleeper hit in Malayalam. The film 'Passenger' in which she played the role of a television reporter 'Anuradha', became a turning point in Mamta's career.Mamta was initially approached to play the lead role in the 2009 Telugu dark fantasy "Arundathi".But she refused the offer and the movie later went on to become one of the highest grosser that year. In 2010, she worked with Jayaram
Jayaram
in the critically acclaimed Kadha Thudarunnu directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, for which she won her first Best Actress Award from Filmfare. This film also won her the 'Vanitha award for best actress – Malayalam', the 'Mathrubhumi award for best actress – Malayalam' and the ' Asianet
Asianet
award for the best actress- Malayalam '. Other projects in 2010 included Musafir with Rahman, Anwar with Prithiviraj, and Kedi with Nagarjuna. Mamta's first film in 2011 was the Malayalam film Race, in which she played the role of Niya, wife of a cardio surgeon Abey (Kunchacko Boban). The film failed to do well at the box office.[6] Her next release in Malayalam was Naayika.[7] In 2012, Mamta appeared in her third Tamil film, Thadaiyara Thaakka
Thadaiyara Thaakka
directed by Magizh Thirumeni.[8] In 2013 she starred in Paisa Paisa with Indrajith.[citation needed] In 2014 she starred in To Noora with Love in which she plays a Muslim character.[9] She has made a comeback to Malayalam movie industry with Ranjith Shankar's Mammooty starrer "Varsham". She shared her screen space again with Dileep
Dileep
in "Two Countries" after doing a box office hit movie with him named "My Boss" In 2016, she starred opposite to Mammootty
Mammootty
in Thoppil Joppan
Thoppil Joppan
and she also signed a movie Baby sitter alongside Biju Menon. In early 2017, she signed Crossroad (2017 film) an anthology film in which she plays an orthodox Muslim. She also appeared in an extended cameo in Udaharanam Sujatha
Udaharanam Sujatha
with Manju Warrier. In mid 2017,she signed Detroit Crossing aka Ranam opposite to Prithviraj and Daivame Kaithozham K.Kumarakanam alongside Jayaram
Jayaram
but had to opt out because she did not have fresh dates to allocate for both the projects. Singing[edit] Mamta is as an acclaimed playback singer in Indian films as well. Mamta, who is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music, first sang playback in the Telugu film Rakhi, singing the title song under Devi Sri Prasad's direction, making her debut in the Telugu film industry as a singer before making her acting debut in Telugu. She went on to win the 2006 Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer Award for that song.[10] Subsequently, she was asked to sing several songs for composer Devi Sri Prasad, including the chart buster "Akalesthe Annam Pedtha" for the Chiranjeevi-starrer Shankardada Zindabad
Shankardada Zindabad
(later dubbed as Daddy Mummy in the Tamil film Villu), "36-24-36" for the film Jagadam, "Mia" for Tulasi, and "Ghanana (Funny)" and the title song for the film King. Other music directors she has worked with include M. M. Keeravani (for her own films Yamadonga
Yamadonga
and Krishnarjuna, also Chandamama), R. P. Patnaik (for Andamaina Mansulo), Chakri (for Victory), Nithin Raikwar (for her own film Homam) and Thaman (for Jayeebhava). In Tamil, she sang " Kaalai
Kaalai
Kaalai" in the film Kaalai, which starred Silambarasan in the lead role. She sang "Idai Vazhi" for the comedy film Goa under noted composer Yuvan Shankar Raja's direction. Both songs featured her singing alongside Benny Dayal. She was heard for the first time in her mother tongue, Malayalam, in the 2010 film Anwar. She has also recorded a song for her film Thriller. In the film 'Mohabath', she sang a duet with Hariharan. She sang "Iravil Viriyum" in her 2012 film Arike.She sang "Karuppana Kannazhagi" in the film Aadupuliyattam. Other work[edit] In 2012, Mamta starting working in television too, hosting the quiz show Kayyil Oru Kodi on Surya TV. It was later cancelled.[11] She also judged the popular show D 4 Dance. Mamta was the brand ambassador of Kochi International Fashion Week (KIWF) which was held from 4 to 7 August. She is the brand ambassador along with actress Bhavana
Bhavana
for team Kerala
Kerala
Strikers for the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) held in 2013, captained by Mohanlal, who is also one of the owners of the team, and vice-captain Indrajith.

Television

Year Title Role Language Channel Notes

2012 Kaiyil Oru Kodi Host Malayalam Surya TV Game show

2016 D 4 Dance Reloaded Judge Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Reality show

2017 D 4 Dance Junior v/s Senior Judge Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Reality show

2017 Hand of God Mamta Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Short film

Personal life[edit] Mamta got engaged to Prajith Padmanabhan, a Bahrain-based businessman on 11 November 2011. They got married on 28 December 2011 in Kozhikode.[12] On 12 December 2012, the couple applied for divorce.[13] Mamta is a cancer survivor, and is known to have battled Hodgkin's lymphoma from 2010.[14] In April 2013, she had a relapse of the cancer and underwent treatment.[15] She is currently residing in Downtown Los Angeles as a part of her cancer treatment.[2] Awards[edit]

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

2010: Second Best Actress – Kadha Thudarunnu

Asianet
Asianet
Film Awards

2010: Best Popular Actress – Kadha Thudarunnu 2010: Nominated - Best Actress - Kadha Thudarunnu 2013: Best Popular Actress – My Boss

Filmfare Awards South

2006: Won- Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu – Rakhi 2009: Nominated- Best Actress – Passenger 2010: Won- Best Actress – Kadha Thudarunnu 2013: Nominated- Best Actress – Arike 2013: Nominated- Best Playback Singer – Female - Arike 2014: Nominated- Best Actress – Celluloid 2016: Nominated- Best Actress – Two Countries

Vanitha Film Awards

2010: Best Actress – Kadha Thudarunnu 2016: Best Star Pair - Two Countries

IIFA Utsavam

Nominated - 2017: Best Playback Singer - Female -Aadupuliyattam

Asiavision Awards

Nominated - 2013: Best Actress -Celluloid, My Boss[16] Won - 2016 : Woman of the Year Won - 2017 : Pride of South India

2nd South Indian International Movie Awards

Nominated - 2013: Best Female Playback Singer – Arike 2016: Nominated- Best Actress – Two Countries

Mathrubhumi-Kalyan Silks Chalachitra awards

2010: Best Actress – Kadha Thudarunnu[17]

Kerala
Kerala
Film Critics Association Awards

2005: Best Debut Actress – Mayookham 2012: Second Best Actress – Celluloid

Asianet
Asianet
Comedy Awards

2016-Best Actress - Two Countries

Other awards

2013: The Pearl Malayalam Film Award for Second Best Actress – Celluloid

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes

2005 Mayookham Indira Malayalam

2006 Bus Conductor Celina Malayalam

Adbutham Maria Malayalam

Lanka Lanka Lakshmi Malayalam

Madhuchandralekha Indulekha Malayalam

Sivappathigaram Charulatha Tamil

Baba Kalyani Madhumitha Ashokan Malayalam

2007 Big B Rimi Malayalam

Yamadonga Dhanalakshmi Telugu

2008 Gooli Ramya Kannada

Krishnarjuna Sathya Telugu

Victory Janaki Telugu

Kuselan Assistant Director Tamil Cameo appearance

Kathanayakudu Assistant Director Telugu Cameo appearance

Homam Dr. Lakshmi Telugu

Chintakayala Ravi Lavanya Telugu

King Swapna/Pooja Telugu

2009 Guru En Aalu Seema Tamil

Passenger Anuradha Malayalam

2010 Kedi Janaki Telugu

Kadha Thudarunnu Vidya Lakshmi Malayalam [18]

Nirakazhcha Shilpa Malayalam

Anwar Ayesha Begum Malayalam

The Thriller

Malayalam Special
Special
appearance

Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram Gaadha Malayalam

2011 Race Niya Malayalam

Naayika Aleena Malayalam

2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Neelima Malayalam

Njanum Ente Familiyum Dr. Priya Malayalam

Arike Anuradha Malayalam

Thadaiyara Thaakka Priya Tamil

Jawan of Vellimala Anitha Malayalam

My Boss Priya S. Nair Malayalam

2013 Celluloid Janet Malayalam

Ladies and Gentleman Anu Malayalam

Musafir Anupama Malayalam

Paisa Paisa Surya Malayalam

2014 To Noora with Love Noora Malayalam

Varsham Dr.Jayasree Malayalam

2015 Two Countries Laya Malayalam

2016 Thoppil Joppan Maria Malayalam

2017 Udaharanam Sujatha District Collector Malayalam

Crossroad Badarunneesa Malayalam

Goodalochana Padma Malayalam

2018 Carbon Sameera Malayalam

Oomai Vizhigal TBA Tamil Filming

Ulle Veliye 2 TBA Tamil Filming

Vijay Superum Paurnamiyum Paurnami Malayalam Pre Production

Babysitter TBA Malayalam Announced

Neeli TBA Malayalam Filming

References[edit]

^ "Birthday Exclusive: Mamta Mohandas". Deccan Chronicle. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2016.  ^ a b "'My strength comes from my will to survive' - Times of India". Retrieved 11 September 2016.  ^ " Mamta Mohandas – Malayalam celebrities the stories and the gossips". Movies.deepthi.com. Retrieved 2 March 2012.  ^ http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCo8JF0aqtag5UBNrB-KN6ElgLas1jfw857N68tgL5C4aJauXPgg ^ " Kerala
Kerala
News – Mayookham". Kerals.com. 20 November 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2012.  ^ "Movie Buzz – Race – Reviews, Running Theaters, Show Times in Kochi/Cochin". Kochiservnet.com. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2012.  ^ "Mamta in Nayika". TimesofIndia. Retrieved 28 October 2011.  ^ "Arun Vijay speaks on 'Thadaiyara Thaakka' – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2 March 2012.  ^ "Interview with Mamtha Mohandas - Times of India". Retrieved 11 September 2016.  ^ Sanjith Sidhardhan (4 June 2012). "I don't want to be known as a singer: Mamta Mohandas". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  ^ "Mamta, up close". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 May 2012.  ^ " Mamta Mohandas weds family friend". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 28 December 2011.  ^ Parvathy S. Nayar. "Pregith and I have decided to part for good: Mamta Mohandas". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2013.  ^ "Interview with Mamtha Mohandas - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-11-06.  ^ Rohit Raj (25 April 2013). "There is a relapse of cancer, but will pass: Mamta Mohandas". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 14 May 2013. . ^ //www.facebook.com/asiavisionawards?fref=nf ^ "Mathrubhumi-Kalyan Silks Chalachitra awards 2010: Mammootty
Mammootty
and Mamta Mohandas won the best actor and actress awards respectively". Retrieved 11 September 2016.  ^ "Artistes' welfare priority: Ganesh". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 23 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Mamta Mohandas on IMDb

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Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress

1972–1989

Roja Ramani (1972) Nanditha Bose (1973) Lakshmi (1974) Lakshmi (1975) Lakshmi (1976) Sheela (1977) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1978) Srividya (1979) Srividya (1980) Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1982) (1983) (1984) (1985) (1986) Sharada (1987) Revathi
Revathi
(1988) Rekha (1989)

1990–2009

Shobana
Shobana
(1990) Amala Akkineni
Amala Akkineni
(1991) Geetha (1992) Madhavi (1993) (1994) Annie (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1997) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1998) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Geetu Mohandas
Geetu Mohandas
(2004) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2005) Padmapriya Janakiraman
Padmapriya Janakiraman
(2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyamani
Priyamani
(2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009)

2010–present

Mamta Mohandas (2010) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(2014) Parvathy (2015)

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