|Other names Geetu|
Role Film actress
Siblings Arjun Das
Name Geetu Mohandas
Children Aradhana Ravi
|Years active 1986 – present|
Education University of Toronto
Spouse Rajeev Ravi (m. 2009)
|Full Name Gayathri Mohandas|
Born 14 February 1981 (age 42) (1981-02-14) Kannur, India
Awards Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (1986), Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress (2004)
Movies Liar's Dice, Choonda, Oridam, Akale, Onnu Muthal P
Similar People Rajeev Ravi, Samyuktha Varma, Renuka Menon, Mamta Mohandas, Divyaa Unni
Occupation Film director, actress
Geetu Mohandas and family photos with friends and relatives
Gayathri Mohandas (born 14 February 1981) known professionally as Geetu Mohandas is an Indian film actress and director known for her works in Malayalam cinema and Bollywood. In 2013, she directed the socio political film Liar's Dice which has received two National Film Awards, was premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and has been chosen as India's entry for the U.S. 87th Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars.
- Geetu Mohandas and family photos with friends and relatives
- Geetu Mohandas
- Personal life
Geetu's actual name is Gayathri Mohandas. Affectionately called Geetu by her family, the name was adopted as her screen name when she starred in her fourth movie Rareeram in 1986 with Mammootty in the lead role. Geetu was five years old then and captured the hearts of Malayalam filmgoers as a fatherless child who discovers a father in an anonymous telephone caller. She acted in the top grosser En Bommukutty Ammavukku as the title role, which was the Tamil remake of Fazil's Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (Malayalam) done by Baby Shalini in the title role. Geetu's first movie as an adult was Life Is Beautiful starring Mohanlal in the lead. She went on to act in Thenkasi Pattanam, Valkannadi, Nammal Thammil and several other Malayalam movies. The high point of her career was Akale directed by Shyamaprasad, and produced by Tom George Kolath which won her the Kerala State Award for Best Actress in 2004. Geetu also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam, for her role as Rose, in Akale.
Her first directorial venture was Kelkkunnundo which won recognition at several film festivals. Geetu's second directorial venture Liar's Dice received its world premiere at 2013 Mumbai Film Festival and went on to screen at Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won a special jury award at Sofia International Film Festival.
She was born as Gayathri to Mohandas and Sudha on February 14, 1981 at Kannur. Her mother belongs to Tamil community. She has a brother, Arjun. On 14 November 2009, she married cinematographer Rajeev Ravi. The wedding took place at night in Kochi, Kerala, India.
The couple have a daughter, Aradhana.