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Nov 28, 2009

South Actress MAMTA MOHANDAS Profile, Biography & Filmography


South Actress MAMTA MOHANDAS Profile, Biography & Filmography

Born : 14 November 1985 (1985-11-14) (age 24)
Bahrain Manama, Bahrain
Occupation : Actor, Playback singer
Years active : 2005 — present

Mamta Mohandas (Malayalam) (born 14 November 1985 in Bahrain) is an Indian film actress and playback singer.

Background

Mohandas was born and brought up in Bahrain. She attended the Indian School, Bahrain till 2002. At 5 feet 7 inches, she first became a model and is undertaking a Bachelor's degree at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Mohandas did print ads for such names as IBM and Kalyan Kendra and on the ramp for the Mysore Maharajah and Raymonds. Mohandas is trained in Karnatic and Hindustani. She is also a planning music.

Career :Acting

Mohandas d├ębuted in the 2005 Malayalam film Mayookham, directed by Hariharan. Although the film did not do well at the box-office, Mohandas attracted the attention for her sensitive portrayal of Indira. Her breakthrough was the role as Mammootty's sister in the successful film Bus Conductor (2006), her second feature film.

Subsequently, she acted alongside Suresh Gopi in the films Adbutham (2006) and Lanka (2006) and alongside Jayaram in Madhuchandralekha (2006). She was later roped into play heroine in Keerthi Chakra with Mohanlal, but opted out later due to scheduling conflicts. She created controversy after the release of the movie Lanka. Later that year, she debuted in the Tamil film industry, starring in the Karu Pazhaniappan-directed film, Sivappathigaram opposite Vishal Krishna, which turned out to be an average grosser only.

In 2007 then, she eventually stepped into the Telugu film industry as well as she appeared in a supporting role in the film Yamadonga, directed by SS Rajamouli. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year. She had lent her voice for a couple of songs in this film too. In 2008, she appeared in 7 films, predominantly in Telugu-language films. Her first release was her debut Kannada film Gooli. She then starred her first in the film Krishnarjuna, essaying the lead female role finally, which however did not well at the box office. Victory was her next assignment as lead actress, but that film also failed at the box office, follwoing which she appeared in a cameo role in her only Tamil release that year, Kuselan, alongside Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. Three more Telugu releases featured Mohandas, including Homam, directed by JD Chakravarthy and Srinu Vaitla's King (2008 film) opposite Nagarjuna. In both the film she also worked as a playback singer, singing several songs, gaining great applause for both her acting and singing.

In 2009, she made a comeback to Tamil and Malayalam as she starred in the comedy film Guru En Aalu alongside Madhavan, and the thriller film Passenger, sharing screen space with Dileep and Sreenivasan, respectively. Whilst the former had an average run at the box office, the latter was declared a surprise sleeper hit in Malayalam. She is currently on working on two Malayalam-language projects, Musafir and Ragupati Raghava Raja Ram, and one Telugu film, Rummy.


Singing

Besides acting, Mohandas is known as an acclaimed playback singer in Indian films as well. Mohandas, who is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani music, first sang playback in the Telugu film Rakhee, singing the title song, under Devi Sri Prasad's direction, making her debut in the Telugu film industry as a singer, before making her acting debut in Telugu. She went on to win the 2007 Filmfare Best Telugu Female Playback Singer Award for that song.

Subsequently, she was offered to sing several songs for composer Devi Sri Prasad, including the chartbuster Akalesthe Annam Pedtha for the Chiranjeevi-starrer Shankardada Zindabad (later dubbed as Daddy Mummy in the Tamil film Villu), 36-24-36 for the film Jagadam and Ghanana (Funny) and the title song for the film King, in which she herself acted. Other music directors, she worked with include M. M. Keeravani (for her own films Yamadonga and Krishnarjuna), R. P. Patnaik (for Andamaina Mansulo) and Chakri (for Victory).

In Tamil, she has sung the song Kaalai Kaalai in the film Kaalai that starred Silambarasan in the lead role. She has now sung a song for the yet-to-be-released comedy film Goa under noted composer Yuvan Shankar Raja's direction and for the first time in her mother tongue, Malayalam, for the forthcoming Prithiviraj-starrer Anwar.

Filmography
Year -- Title -- Role -- Language -- Notes

2005 -- Mayookham -- Indira -- Malayalam
2006 -- Bus Conductor -- Celina -- Malayalam
Adbutham -- Maria -- Malayalam
Lanka -- Lanka Lakshmi -- Malayalam
Madhuchandralekha -- Indulekha -- Malayalam
Sivappathigaram -- Charulatha -- Tamil
Baba Kalyani -- Madhumitha Ashokan -- Malayalam
2007 -- Big B -- Rimi -- Malayalam
Yamadonga -- Dhanalakshmi -- Telugu
2008 -- Gooli -- Ramya -- Kannada
Krishnarjuna Sathya Telugu
Victory -- Janaki -- Telugu
Kuselan -- Mamta -- Tamil -- Cameo appearance
Simultaneously made in Telugu as Kathanayakudu
Homam -- Mahi -- Telugu
Chintakayala Ravi -- Lavanya -- Telugu
King -- Swapna/Pooja -- Telugu
2009 -- Guru En Aalu -- Seema -- Tamil
Passenger -- Anuradha -- Malayalam
Musafir -- Malayalam -- Filming
Ragupati Raghava Raja Ram -- Malayalam -- Filming
2010 -- Rummy -- Telugu -- Filming
In Love With Kerala -- English -- Filming

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