|Full Name Sasha Selvaraj|
|Name Sasha Selvaraj|
Parents Selvaraj, Lilly Selvaraj
Spouse Pierre Kombara
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.