|Name Kavitha Shivashankar |
Other names Nandini, Kousalya
Parents Shivasankaran, Poornima
Role Film actress
|Years active 1996–Present|
Occupation Actress, model
|Full Name Kavitha Shivashankar|
Born December 30, 1979 (age 40) (1979-12-30) Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Movies Alludugaaru Vachcharu, Priyamudan, Rajakali Amman, Poojai, Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham
Similar Heera Rajagopal, Gayatri Jayaraman, Anju Aravind
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- Personal life
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The tall Kausalya was pursuing a modelling career, before she debuted in the 1996 Malayalam film April 19 by Balachandra Menon. The following year, she appeared in her first Tamil film Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga and went on to star in several successful films in Tamil and Malayalam.
She had starred in over 30 films in Tamil and Malayalam in lead roles, while securing a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for her performance in Pooveli. By the mid-2000s, she turned character artiste and went on to portray supporting roles in films such as Thirumalai and Santosh Subramaniam and ventured into television with the series Manaivi which aired 436 episodes on Sun TV.
Kausalaya was born to Shivasankaran, an officer at Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and a Tamil mother Poornima, a house wife, on 30 December 1979. She has a brother Shanmugha who is a business man. She remains unmarried.