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Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
is an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam
Malayalam
cinema.[1] She made her debut as the heroine in Sathyan Anthikkad's Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999). Then she acted in several Malayalam
Malayalam
feature films and received two Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress. After a 3-year long career, she left the industry after her marriage to actor Biju Menon.[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Personal life 4 Awards

4.1 Nominations

5 Filmography 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] She was born on November 26, 1979 to Ravi Varma and Uma Varma and belongs to the Nedumpuram Palace clan in Tiruvalla, Kerala. She hails from Thrissur, and had never thought of becoming an actress although her aunt Urmila Unni had already been recognised as an accomplished actress, active in both Cinema and Teleserials in Malayalam. Her parents are settled in Thrissur
Thrissur
and she has a younger sister named Sanghamitra Varma. She had also learnt dancing, but had no plans to become a professional dancer either. When she was studying at Sree Kerala Varma college, Thrissur, she got an offer to do the female lead role in Veendum Chila Veettukaaryangal.[3] Film career[edit] Samyukta Varma’s three-year movie career saw her playing a string of strong characters.[4] Samyuktha did so well that her first movie Veendum Chila Veetukaryangal hit the theatres (in 1999) and the audience did not ever feel that the girl doing the lead role was a miscast. But hit-maker Joshi's Vazhunnor, released in 1999 itself, proved all speculations wrong. In 1999 Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
being cast in her third film, Chandranudikkunna Dikkil by Lal Jose, in which she was one of the two heroines, the other being debutante Kavya Madhavan. And also in the cast was Biju Menon, co-starring with whom in two of her later films, Samyuktha was to give scintillating performances. The year 2000 was not very fruitful to Samyuktha. Her second film opposite Jayaram, Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum of director Rajasenan, though the film appealed very much to Rajasenan's fans, it did not do much good business at the box office. And then came a film that could be perhaps one of Samyuktha's most ambitious ventures. She was cast for the first time opposite National Award–winning superstar Mohanlal
Mohanlal
in hit-maker Fazil's home production Life is Beautiful. The film grossed average. Director Mohan's Angane Oru Avadhikaalaththu, in which Samyuktha was cast opposite Sreenivasan, offered her as well etched out role, which she did to perfection. Then Samyuktha Verma stunned the audience with real scintillating and sensitive performances in three of her films. The first was Mazha, noted director Lenin Rajendran's film based on a short story by noted writer Madhavikutty. Samyuktha won accolades as Bhadra, a young girl caught between two worlds-one full of romantic dreams, poetry and music, and the other replete with bitter and harsh realities. Lost between these two worlds, Bhadra was indeed a well etched out role for Samyuktha and she did full justice to her role. Then came Kamal's Madhuranombarakaattu, in which she was again cast opposite Biju Menon
Biju Menon
as Priyamvada, who finds that life for her is an unending war against fate which has nothing but sorrows in store for her. This again was a really sensitive role. Along with Madhuranombarakaattu, Swayamvarapanthal was released, directed by national award-winning filmmaker Harikumar. As Priya opposite Jayaram, Samyuktha lived in the role of an insane girl with a haunting past. Though Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
did really wonderful work of her different roles, commercial success went on eluding her films. Her films in 2000, from Naadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum to Swayamvarapanthal, all were flops. But the year ended on a promising note for this young actress, as far as the commercial aspect is concerned. Rafi-Mecartin's Thenkasi Pattanam, in which she is one of the three heroines, did well and was a super hit. Starring opposite Suresh Gopi, Samyuktha dons the role of Meenakshi, a character that is more of a lighter vein compared to her earlier characters. Her next movie Meghasandesham did not do well in the box office. Rajasenan's horror movie with Suresh Gopi, newcomer Rajshri Nair and Abhirami too in the cast was a flop. Her most noted characters are-that of Bhadra in Mazha and that of Priyamvada in Madhuranombarakaattu.[5] Personal life[edit] She acted in several Malayalam
Malayalam
feature films and retired from her profession after her marriage to actor Biju menon
Biju menon
on 21 November 2002. The couple have a son Dhaksh Dharmik who was born on 14 September 2006.[6] While on tour in the United States in 2002, Varma was on a flight to New York. Before landing, a few passengers heard her father, Ravi Varma, pointing out the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and other buildings in Malayalam. One of the passengers got suspicious and alerted a flight attendant. The plane was escorted to La Guardia Airport by two fighter jets. The family, two others in their group and one unconnected man were questioned by the Joint Terrorism Task Force for approximately five hours before being released. After the incident, Varma said, "At first I thought I would never want to come to America again, I was so scared, but the police were very nice to us. They made sure we were comfortable and they treated us well. America is good country, and I understand people are afraid of people who look different."[7] Awards[edit] Kerala State Film Awards:

1999 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
– Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal 2000 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
– Madhuranombarakattu, Mazha, Swayamvara Panthal

Asianet Film Awards

1999 – Best Newface award 2000 – Best Actress Award – Mazha, Madhuranobharakkate 2001 – Best Actress Award – Meghamalhar 2001 – Best Star Pair Award – Meghamalhar
Meghamalhar
(with Biju Menon)

Filmfare Awards South

2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Mazha 2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Meghamalhar

Nominations[edit]

1999 - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal 2000 - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Life is beautiful 2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka

Other Film Awards

Film Critic Award 2000 Arya Face of the year 1999 Mathrubhumi Medimix Gulf Malayali Award Kala Vedi Award Arya 2001 State Award 2001 Mathrubhumi 2001 IndiaInfo Online Award 2001 FOKANA Film Award, 2002 – Mekhamalhar

[8] [9] Filmography[edit]

No: Film Year Character Director Notes

1 Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal 1999 Bhavana Sathyan Anthikkad Debut film. Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award
for Best Actress Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress

2 Vazhunnor 1999 Rani Joshiy

3 Chandranudikkunna Dikhil 1999 Hema Lal Jose

4 Angene Oru Avadhikkalathu 1999 Nirmala Mohan

5 Swayamvara Panthal 2000 Priyamvada Harikumar Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award
for Best Actress Filmfare Award for Best Actress

6 Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum 2000 Gayathri Rajasenan

7 Mazha 2000 Bhadra (Subhadra) Lenin Rajendran Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award
for Best Actress Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam

8 Madhuranombarakattu 2000 Priyamvada Kamal Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award
for Best Actress

9 Life Is Beautiful 2000 Sindhu Fazil Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress

10 Thenkasipattanam 2000 Meenakshi Rafi and Mecartin

11 Saivar Thirumeni 2001 Annie Shajoon Kariyal

12 Megasandesam 2001 Anjali Varma Rajasenan

13 Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka 2001 Vinodini Sathyan Anthikkad Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress

14 Nariman 2001 Sethulakshmi K Madhu

15 One Man Show 2001 Radhika Menon Shafi

16 Meghamalhar 2001 Nandita Menon Kamal Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam

17 Kuberan 2002 Pooja Sundar Das

18 Thenkasi Pattanam 2002 Meenakshi Rafi and Mecartin Tamil Movie

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008.  ^ http://movies.bizhat.com/actress/samyuktha_varma_about.php ^ http://www.keralathanima.com/index.php?news=3458 ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 March 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2008.  ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0890062/bio ^ Polgreen, Lydia (18 July 2002). "Bollywood Farce: Indian Actress and Family Are Detained". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2014.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 

External links[edit]

Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
on IMDb Lynda Polygreen. "Bollywood Farce: Indian Actress and Family Are Detained" (18 July 2002) and "Actress's Detainment Upsets Indians in U.S. and Abroad" (19 July 2002), New York Times.

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Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam
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Actress

1972–1989

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(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) Nayanthara
Nayanthara
(2016)

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Kerala State Film Award
Kerala State Film Award
for Best Actress

1969–1970

Sheela (1969) Sharada (1970)

1971–1980

Sheela (1971) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1972) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1973) Lakshmi (1974) Rani Chandra
Rani Chandra
(1975) Sheela (1976) Santhakumari (1977) Shoba
Shoba
(1978) Srividya (1979) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1980)

1981–1900

Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Madhavi (1982) Srividya (1983) Seema (1984) Seema (1985) Shari (1986) Suhasini Maniratnam (1987) Anju (1988) Urvashi (1989) Urvashi (1990)

1991–2000

Urvashi (1991) Srividya (1992) Shobana
Shobana
(1993) Shanthi Krishna (1994) Urvashi (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Jomol (1997) Sangita (1998) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000)

2001–2010

Suhasini Maniratnam (2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
and Geethu Mohandas
Geethu Mohandas
(2004) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2005) Urvashi (2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyanka Nair (2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2010)

2011–present

Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Raji

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