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Rohini (actress)

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Years active  1976–present
Spouse  Raghuvaran (m. 1996–2004)
Upcoming movie  Warning
Name  Rohini Naidu
Role  Actress
Children  Sai Rishivaran
Rohini smiling and looking at another side while wearing a long dress and orange shawl
Born  15 December 1969 (age 54) (1968-12-15)
Occupation  Actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actress, director
Movies  Baahubali: The Beginning, Ivide Thudangunnu, Kozhi Koovuthu, Pavunnu Pavunuthan, Payyans

Similar  Bhanupriya, Ramya Krishnan, Kovai Sarala

Raghuvaran மரணத்தில் நடந்தது இனி நடக்கக்கூடாது! | Rohini interview

Rohini is an Indian actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actor and director. She has mainly acted in south Indian, notably Malayalam and Tamil films. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit. She received National Award of Special mention and Andhra Pradesh State Award for Best Female Actor in the year 1996 for the film Sthree.


Personal life

Rohini smiling with a black mark on her forehead while wearing a blue dress and brown shawl

A native of Anakapalli, Andhra Pradesh Rohini spent all her childhood in Chennai. Her father was a panchyat officer and mother was a housewife. Her father always wanted to become an actor, though he couldn't be an actor he encouraged his daughter to become an actress and he fulfilled his ambition through his daughter. Her mother died when she was five years old and father remarried later.

Rohini smiling with a red mark on her forehead while wearing a pink dress and white saree with platinum jewelry

She was married to famous Actor Raghuvaran in 1996 and they have a son Rishi Varan born in 1998. The couple later got separated and divorced in 2004.[1]


Rohini in a wide smiling pose with a red dot on her forehead while wearing a red saree, pearl earrings, and gold necklace

She started her career in 1976 as a child artiste. She was first seen as a wide-eyed 5 year old in Yashoda Krishna, a Telugu film. She is also a popular dubbing artist in the Tamil industry. She has voiced six characters in five of Mani Ratnam's films. She lent her voice to actresses like Jyothika (Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu), Aishwarya Rai (Iruvar and Raavanan), Manisha Koirala (Bombay) and Amala (Shiva). She has also dubbed for Girija Shettar in Mani Rathnam's only Telugu movie till date Geethanjali.

Rohini smiling in a white dress and violet saree during the 9th Chennai International Film Festival Inauguration held at Chennai

She wrote lyrics for the Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam, before ending another hiatus by writing all songs in the album, Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey. Her acting skills were recognized and she was given the Kalaimamani award recently.

Rohini looking disappointed with her black hair down while wearing a white dress

She writes episodes for Tamil TV serials. She started writing scripts for TV series way back in 1996, and has adapted the Sahithya Academy Award winning novel Verukku Neer for a tele film in 2005. She hosted the live TV talk show Kelvigal Aayiram for Vijay TV, which she said "dealt with issues close to my heart". She moderated the Tamil programme Azhagiya Tamizh Magal on Kalaignar TV and has worked as the anchor of Raj TV’s show, Rohini’s Box Office in which she reviewed the latest releases.

Being an activist for AIDS awareness, Rohini has also directed short films for M.G.R. Medical University and Tamil Nadu Aids Control Society. In 2008, Rohini had directed a 50-minute documentary Silent Hues about film industry’s child artists, she being one herself. In 2013, she has directed a feature film Appavin Meesai which is yet to be released.


  • 1995 National Film Award - Special Mention - Stri
  • Filmography

    As actress
    As lyricist
  • 2007 - Pachaikili Muthucharam (1 song)
  • 2012 - Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey (all songs)
  • As director
  • 2008 - Silent Hues (documentary film)
  • 2014 - Appavin Meesai
  • As dubbing artiste
    Rohini looking somewhere while wearing a pink dress and white saree with platinum jewelry during the NAC Platinum Jewelry Launch
  • 1989 - Geethanjali (for Girija Shettar)
  • 1989 - Shiva (for Amala)
  • 1995 - Bombay (for Manisha Koirala)
  • 1995 - Kuruthipunal (for Gowthami)
  • 1996 - Indian (for Manisha Koirala)
  • 1996 - Iruvar (for Aishwarya Rai)
  • 2006 - Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu (for Jyothika)
  • 2010 - Raavanan (for Aishwarya Rai)
  • Playback Singer
  • Paattu Vathiyar- En Knamaniye Ponmaniye With SPB
  • Television

  • Ganga (Sun TV) Screenplay & Direction
  • Nerukku Neer - Telefilm (Dordarshan) Screenplay & Lyrics
  • Kelvigal Aayiram (Vijay TV)
  • Azhagiya Tamizh Magal (Kalaignar TV)
  • Rohini’s Box Office (Raj TV)
  • Kelvigal Neram (Vendhar TV)
  • Kadha Ithu Vare (Mazhavil Manorama)

  • Songs

    Po Nee Po - The Pain of Love
    Nee Paartha Vizhigal - The Touch of Love
    Aanandha Yaazhai
    Why This Kolaveri Di? - The Soup of Love
    A Life Full of Love - Theme Music
    Thottu Thottu
    Kannazhaga - The Kiss of Love
    Oru Vaarthai
    Nilaamalare Nilaamalare
    Kattabomma Oorenakku
    Yaarukkum Thozhan Illai
    Come On Girls - The Celebration of Love
    Suthipoda Venama
    Hey I am
    Idhi Nijamey
    Ayyaathorai (bit)
    Kombulae Poov Suthi
    Thamiraparani Rani
    The Rhythm of Love - Theme Music
    Vaartha Onnu
    Chandiyera Chandiyera
    Jaanaki Jaane
    Lucky Star (From "Vaamanan")
    Thene Mullula
    Nallathor Veenai
    Uchchani komberi Utkaarnthirukku Oru - Female
    Karbagraham Vitu Samy Veliyerathu


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