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Kalpana Priyadarshini

Anil Kumar (m. ?–2012)

Malayalam actress

Kalpana Priyadarshini

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Kumar Sreemayi

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25 January 2016 (aged 50)Hyderabad, India

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13 October 1965 (age 50), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Kalpana Priyadarshini (13 October 1965 – 25 January 2016), known mononymously as Kalpana, was an Indian film actress best known for her work in South Indian films, primarily Malayalam and Tamil films. Kalpana has acted in over 300 films in various South Indian languages.


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Kalpana started off her career as a child artist in the late-1970s. Although she came into the industry with the intention of being a lead actress, she turned out to be popular for her comic roles among the audiences. At the 60th National Film Awards, she won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Thanichalla Njan (2012).

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Kalpana began her career as a child artist in the film Vidarunna Mottukal. After making her debut as a mainstream actor in the 1980 film Pokkuveyil directed by G. Aravindan, she went on to star in several critically acclaimed films and her portrayals as a comedian were appreciated by critics. Her Tamil debut was through the 1985 released successful film Chinna Veedu opposite K. Bhagyaraj. Her other memorable films include Sathi Leelavathi (1995) and Kaliveedu (1996). She performed in a music album with Usha Uthup. She has published her memoirs, Njan Kalpana. Kalpana had sung a song in the movie Kudumbakodathi along with K.S. Chithra in which she appeared as a Telugu speaking character. She had an inevitable presence in stage shows.

Personal life

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Kalpana was born to theater artists Chavara V. P. Nair and Vijayalakshmi. Actresses Kalaranjini and Urvashi are her sisters. She married Malayalam film director Anil Kumar in 1998 and got divorced in 2012. They have one daughter, Sreemayi Anil.


Kalpana went to Hyderabad for the shooting of Oopiri movie. On 25 January 2016, she was found unconscious in her hotel room by a roomboy who knocked the door around several times but didn't open. He forcefully opened the door and found her unconscious. She was immediately taken to the hospital by the crew members but died on the way. Doctors confirmed that she died of heart attack. Postmortem was conducted and her body was flown to her native place on 26th of January 2016. The funeral took place on the same day.


  • 2013 - National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress – for the film Thanichalla Njan
  • 2016 - Asianet Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress - for the film Charlie (Posthumously awarded)
  • 2016 - Henko Flowers Indian Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress - for the film Charlie (Posthumously awarded)
  • 2016 - North American Film Award for Best Supporting Actress - for the film Charlie (Posthumously awarded)
  • Television

    Kalpana hosted several talk shows and interviews on Malayalam TV Channels. She frequently appears as Judge in Asianet's Comedy Reality show Vodafone Comedy Stars. Kalpana's last talk show was also on Asianet. It was telecasted few days before her demise. She has appeared in many advertisements also including "Mega Water Tank", "Nana", "Raidco Family Products" etc.

    Malayalam television

  • Sathi Leelavathi (Amrita TV)
  • Kudumbasametham Manikutty (Jaihind TV)
  • Kochu Thresya Kochu
  • In Panchali House (Surya TV)
  • Hukka Huvva Mikkado (Kairali)
  • As Host
  • Ponkireedam (Jaihind TV)
  • Run Baby Run (Asianet Plus)
  • Other shows
  • Smart Show (Flowers TV)
  • Deal or No Deal (Surya TV)
  • Ningalkkumakam Kodeeswaran (Asianet)
  • Onnum Onnum Moonu (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Malayali Durbar (Amrita TV)
  • Cinema Company (Kaumudy TV)
  • Cinema Chirima (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Pachakuthira (Kairali TV)
  • Sarigama (Asianet)
  • Smile Plz (Asianet Plus)
  • Chirikkum Pattanam (Kairali TV)
  • Annie's Kitchen (Amrita TV)
  • JB Junction (Kairali TV)
  • Jeevitham Ithuvare (Jaihind TV)
  • Comedy Super Nite (Flowers TV)
  • Karunaniravil Kalpana
  • Ammaykku Oru Umma (Jaihind TV)
  • Ini Njangal Parayam (Doordarshan)
  • Vanitharatnam (Amrita TV)
  • Nere Chovve (Manorama News)
  • Love Bites (Kairali We)
  • Students Only (Kairali TV)
  • Sell Me The Answer (Asianet)
  • Badayi Bunglavu (Asianet)
  • Comedy Stars (Asianet)
  • 2 Crore Apple Mega Star (Jeevan TV)
  • Hairomax Mrs. Kerala (Surya TV)
  • Tharapakittu (Kaumudy TV)
  • Kitchen Tharangal (Surya TV)
  • Manaporutham (Asianet)
  • Tamil television

  • Chinna Papa Periya Papa Season 2 (Sun TV) as China Papa
  • Abirami (Kalaignar TV)
  • Thangam (Sun TV) (guest role) as Kuchalambal
  • Mamma Mappilai (Sun TV)
  • References

    Kalpana (Malayalam actress) Wikipedia

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