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Ranjini (actress)

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Full Name  Sasha Selvaraj
Role  Actress
Nationality  Indian

Name  Sasha Selvaraj
Parents  Selvaraj, Lilly Selvaraj
Spouse  Pierre Kombara
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Born  29 July 1970 (age 50) Singapore
Occupation  Film actressLawyerBusiness
Movies  Chithram, Koothara, Orukkam, Kottayam Kunjachan, Ring Master
Similar People  Lissy, Priyadarshan, Viji Thampi, P Bharathiraja, Gopi Sunder

Sasha Selvaraj, better known as Ranjini, is a Singapore-born Indian actress known for her roles in Tamil and Malayalam films of the mid-1980s and early 1990s.


Ranjini (actress) Singaporean actress Ranjini shining star of 1980s

Selvaraj made her debut in the 1985 Tamil film Muthal Mariyathai directed by P Bharathiraja. In 1987, she acted in Lenin Rajendran's Swathi Thirunal, a biopic on the Travancore ruler of the same name. Her second Malayalam film Chithram (1988), written and directed by Priyadarshan, went on to become a huge box office success.

Ranjini (actress) Ranjini In Koothara Ring Master Filmibeat

Mohanlal-Ranjini was considered a golden duo in Malaylam cinema as all their films were commercial successes. Koothara, directed by Srinath Rajendran, will mark her comeback to acting after a hiatus of two decades.

Ranjini (actress) Actress Ranjani Returns Back Koothara New Movie Hot

Manam Thurannu, Film Actress Ranjini with dubbing artist Anandavalli | Epi-40


Ranjini was born in Singapore as Sasha Selvaraj to Selvaraj and Lilly Selvaraj, originally from Tirunelveli. She was introduced to films by famous director P Bharathiraja, a friend of her father. Bharathiraja gave her the screen name of "Ranjini" for his 1985 film Muthal Mariyathai. Ranjini whose family was in Singapore then had flown down to Chennai taking a break from studies with the hope that the shooting would get over within two weeks.

Ranjini (actress) Ranjini and Mohanlal to share screen space after two

Her first Malayalam film was Swathi Thirunal in 1987, directed by Lenin Rajendran. The film was a critical success. She went on to act Malayalam films like Chithram, Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) and Kottayam Kunjachan (1990).

Ranjini quit acting in films at the peak of her career to continue her studies and spent more time with her family in Singapore. Her last film was Customs Diary (1993), directed by TS Suresh Babu. She travelled to London to do degree in credit management and later also acquired a law degree. She also worked for BBC for a short time.

She is a graduate Lawyer and is currently working as a joint director in an overseas education institution in Kochi, Kerala. She married Malayali businessman Pierre Kombara in 2006.


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