Malavika Mohanan – The journey of becoming an outstanding actress

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Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Life
  3. Career
  4. Social Media Presence

 

Introduction

Do you remember the poor slum girl from the critically acclaimed movie Beyond The Clouds? The actress who played that role is none other than Malavika Mohanan. Initially, she had no interest in the film industry, so what lead her to become such a fine actress? Let us understand that from this article. 

 

Malavika Mohanan – Personal Life

Malavika Mohanan

Malavika Mohanan is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the South Indian industry. She has been cast in Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada language movies. She was born on 4 August 1993 to K.U. Mohanan, a cinematographer and his wife, Beena Mohanan. She is a native of Payyanur, Kerala. Malavika Mohanan age is 26 years. She has a degree in Mass Media from Wilson College Mumbai. After her graduation, when she was looking for options for a Master’s degree, she accompanied her father for an ad shoot, which included the South Indian Superstar Mammootty. Mammootty took an interest in Malavika and asked her about her plans. He wanted to cast her opposite his son Dulquer Salmaan in the Malayalam film Pattam Pole. The movie was not a box-office hit and received mixed reviews. Pattam Pole was a great learning experience for Malavika; she even worked as her own costume designer for the movie. After the movie, she took an interest in Fashion Designing and opened a clothing brand, The Scarlet Window. 

She later acted in the movie Nirnayakam where she played the role of a ballet dancer. The film was appreciated by the critics, although it did not perform well commercially. Simultaneously she worked in Fahadh Faasil, where she played the role of a tribal girl, but the movie was canceled midway. Malvika’s first Kannada film was Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi, opposite Prithvi. In 2017 she starred in crime thriller The Great Father alongside Mammootty, Arya, and Sneha. The film performed well at the box office. 

Malavika entered Bollywood when she starred in Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds. She auditioned for the role and earned it ahead of Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut. She was on cloud nine when she got her character as she used to write essays on Majidi’s movie during her Bachelor’s Degree. She lost around 8 kilos and did not wash her hair for days to get the slum look. Her role was critically acclaimed and received positive reviews from the critics. In 2019 she was in Petta opposite Rajnikanth and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. This was her first Tamil Language film, and she hired a tutor to get the right accent. Her new projects include Hero, a Telugu movie opposite Vijay Devarakonda. 

 

Malavika Mohanan – Career

Malavika Mohanan has worked in many notable movies, and some of them are listed below:

1. Pattam Pole

Pattam Pole

Pattam Pole is a 2013 Romantic Malayalam film starring Malavika Mohanan and Dulquer Salmaan in the lead roles. It is the story of a young couple who love each other and flee as they expect their family not to accept their inter-religion marriage. They break up over a silly fight and promise their families that they will never meet again. The story showcases how the family of both the person try to fix their broken relationship.

 

2. Nirnayakam

Nirnayakam

Nirnayakam is a Malayalam drama film released in 2015. The star cast of the movie includes Asif Ali and Prem Prakash in the lead and Malavika Mohanan along with Tisca Chopra in supporting roles.

 

3. Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi

Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi is a Kannada action film released in 2016. The movie is the debut movie of Prithvi and Kannada debut of Malavika Mohanan. 

 

4. Beyond The Clouds 

Malavika Mohana in Beyond The Clouds

Beyond The Clouds is a Bollywood drama film directed by Majid Majidi released in 2017. It was the debut movie of Ishaan Khattar and Bollywood debut of Malavika Mohanan. It is the story of a youngster Aamir and his sister Tara and their struggle to survive. The principal shooting of the movie was done in the slum area of Mumbai. The film was critically praised by the audience but received mixed reviews due to its predictable storyline. 

 

5. The Great Father

Malavika Mohana in The Great Father

The Great Father is a Malayalam crime thriller starring Mammooty, Arya, Sneha, and Shaam. The story of the movie is about a serial child abuser who is brutally attacking young girls. A father whose daughter is attacked by the criminal embarks on a journey to take revenge. 

 

6. Petta

Malavika Mohanan in Petta

Petta is a Tamil 2019 action drama directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The movie stars Rajinikanth in the lead role. The film also has an excellent supporting cast consisting of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sananth, Megha Akash, and Malavika Mohanan. It is a revenge story of a man who lost everything due to some selfish and cruel people. He now protects the son of his best friend, who is the only alive relation of his. 

 

Malavika Mohanan – Social Media Presence

Malavika Mohanan Instagram
Image Credits – Instagram

Malavika Mohanan Instagram Handle is @malavikamohanan_. She has 947k followers. Her profile consists of her beautiful vacation pictures, sultry photoshoots, announcements of her new projects. She has a fantastic sense of fashion, so if you like fashion, you should follow the account. Malavika Mohanan joined Twitter in 2009 and has 126k followers. She is not very active on twitter and has only 599 tweets. She primarily uses Twitter to make announcements of her new projects. 

Check out her Instagram account here.

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