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Manju Warrier (born 1 November 1978) is an Indian film actress in Malayalam cinema. Warrier made her debut in Sakshyam (1995). Her films include SallapamEe Puzhayum Kadannu,Thooval Kottaram (1996), KaliyattamKrishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), DayaSummer in Bethlehem (1998), and Pathram (1999). She won 4 Filmfare Awards South for Malayalam best actress. She won the National Film Award - Special Jury Award for her performance in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999). She got married to actor Dileep in 1998, and quit acting at that time. She is often regarded as the most successful actress in Malayalam cinema alongside Shobana and Urvashi.

Career[edit]Edit

Even when she was at school, Manju showed extra ordinary talent in dance, and won many awards. She was conferred Kalathilakam in Kerala Youth Festival for 2 years.

At the age of 17, she debut in the film Sakshyam (1995). Later at the age of 18, she acted in the movie Sallapam (1996), co-starring actor Dileep, whom she later married. Since then, she acted in around 20 Malayalam movies over a span of three years. She has won numerous awards.

Her performance in the movie Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu won a special mention from the jury for National Film Awards. Her other films include Kanmadam and Aaraam ThampuranEe Puzhayum Kadannu and Kudamattam with her husband DileepSummer In BethlahemPranayavarnangalPathram and KaliyattamIrattakuttikalude AchanKaliveeduThooval Kottaram andKrishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu.

She married actor Dileep. After her marriage with Dileep, she retired from the film industry.

In 2011, she appeared in the promotion event for the movie Gaddama alongside Samyuktha Varma. In 2012 October 24, she performed Kuchipudi in Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.

Personal life[edit]Edit

Manju Warrier's father is an accountant, and mother a housewife. Their native place is Pullu, near Cherpu in Thrissur District. She has one brother Madhu Warrier who is also an actor. She did her schooling from Chovva High school and Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kannur. Manju got married to Malayalam actor Dileep on 20 October 1998 at Aluva Sri Krishna Temple.The family lives in Kochi with their daughter Meenakshi who is studying in 9th.

Awards[edit]Edit

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
Asianet Film Awards
Screen-Videocon Awards
Film Fans Awards

Filmography[edit]Edit

No: Film Year Character Co-stars Director
1 Pathram 1999 Devika Shekhar Suresh GopiMuraliBiju MenonAbhirami Joshi
2 Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu 1999 Bhadra AbbasBiju MenonThilakanKalabhavan Mani T. K. Rajeev Kumar
3 Summer in Bethlahem 1998 Abhirami Suresh GopiJayaramKalabhavan Mani, Sreejaya, RasikaMayooriMohanlal Sibi Malayil
4 Kanmadam 1998 Bhanumathi MohanlalLal, Sreejaya, Siddique A. K. Lohithadas
5 Daya 1998 Daya KrishnaLal Venu
6 Pranayavarnangal 1998 Aarathi Suresh GopiBiju MenonDivya UnniPraveena Sibi Malayil
7 Thirakalkkappuram 1998 Seetha Suresh Gopi Anil Adithyan
8 Irattakuttikalude Achan 1997 Anupama JayaramMuraliSreenivasanUrmila Unni Sathyan Anthikkad
9 Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu 1997 Meenakshi JayaramBiju MenonBalachandra MenonKavya MadhavanVinaya Prasad Kamal
10 Kudamattam 1997 Gowri DileepBiju MenonVijayaraghavanMohini Sundardas
11 Aaraam Thampuran 1997 Unnimaya MohanlalPriya RamanOduvil Unnikrishnan Shaji Kailas
12 Sammanam 1997 Devi Manoj K. JayanKalabhavan Mani Sundardas
13 Kaliyattam 1997 Thaamara Suresh GopiBiju MenonLal Jayaraj
14 Innalakalillathe 1997 Beena Biju Menon George Kithu
15 Kaliveedu 1996 Mridula JayaramSunithaVani ViswanathJagadish Sibi Malayil
16 Thooval Kottaram 1996 Devaprabha Varma JayaramMuraliSukanyaDileep Sathyan Anthikkad
17 Dilliwala Rajakumaran 1996 Maya JayaramBiju MenonKalabhavan Mani Rajasenan
18 Ee Puzhayum Kadannu 1996 Anjali DileepBiju MenonMohiniChippy Kamal
19 Sallapam 1996 Radha DileepManoj K. JayanKalabhavan ManiN. F. Varghese Sundardas
20 Sakshyam 1995 Smitha MuraliSuresh GopiGouthami TadimallaAnnie Mohan

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