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Jyothika Saravanan born as Jyothika Sadanah is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil films. She also acted in some Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. She debuted in Bollywood in the Hindi film Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, directed by Priyadarshan. She starred in her first Tamil film Vaali and her first Telugu film Tagore, opposite Chiranjeevi. Jyothika received critical praise for playing a blind woman in Perazhagan, Alter-egos Chandramukhi and Ganga in Chandramukhi, A mute and deaf girl in Mozhi and a middle aged woman in 36 Vayadhinile. However, the turning point of her career came with the success of Vaali (1999) and Kushi (2000). At the peak of her career, she agreed to play the role of an antagonist in Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007). She received her first Filmfare Awards for Vaali as Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. She was awarded the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award for Kushi. A string of successful films followed and gained prominence for her performances in Kushi, Dhool, Thenali, Thirumalai, Dumm Dumm Dumm, Snegithiye, Kaaka Kaaka, Perazhagan, Chandramukhi, June R, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Mozhi and 36 Vayadhinile. Jyothika left the industry at the peak of her career marrying actor Suriya on 11 September 2006, after being engaged in a relationship for several years, and with whom she was paired in seven films. She won three Filmfare Awards, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, Dinakaran Awards, International Tamil Film Awards and other awards and nominations. She is also a recipient of the Kalaimamani Award. She made a comeback in the film 36 Vayadhinile (2015), which received good reviews from the critics, especially for her performance and she received Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress for the movie. She became the first actress to win both Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress.

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Oct 18, 1978 In Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 1998-11-27
Latest Project:
Movie Ponmagal Vandhal 2020-05-29
Known For
Poster of Naachiyaar
Poster of Perazhagan
Poster of Little John
Poster of Dumm Dumm Dumm
Movie Ponmagal Vandhal Venba 2020-05-29
Movie Raatchasi Geetha Rani 2019-07-05
Movie Jackpot Akshaya 2019-08-02
Movie Thambi Parvathy 2019-12-19
Movie Naachiyaar P. Naachiyaar 2018-02-16
Movie Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Chitra Varadarajan 2018-09-27
Movie Kaatrin Mozhi Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan aka Viji 2018-11-16
Movie Magalir Mattum Prabha 2017-09-15
Movie 36 Vayadhinile Vasanthi Thamizhselvan 2015-05-08
Movie Seetha Kalyanam Nimisha 2009-11-14
Movie Pachaikili Muthucharam Smitha / Geetha 2007-02-16
Movie Rakkilipattu Josephine (Josootty) 2007-02-16
Movie Manikanda Mahalakshmi/Madhumita 2007-05-05
Movie Mozhi Archana 2007-02-23
Movie Saravana Sadhana 2006-02-01
Movie Shock Madhurima 2006-02-09
Movie June R June R 2006-02-08
Movie Vikramarkudu wife of Vikram Singh Rathod (In Portrait) 2006-06-23
Movie Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Aradhana 2006-08-25
Movie Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Kundavi 2006-09-08
Movie Chandramukhi Chandramukhi / Ganga 2005-04-14
Movie Bhadra Unknown 2005-05-12
Movie Maayavi Jyothika 2005-05-05
Movie Perazhagan Priya / Shenbagam 2004-04-16
Movie Arul Gayathri 2004-05-07
Movie Mass Anjali 2004-12-23
Movie Manmadhan Mythili 2004-11-12
Movie Dhool Eeswari 2003-01-15
Movie Kaakha Kaakha Maya Anbuchelvan 2003-08-01
Movie Priyamaana Thozhi Nandini Ashok 2003-07-11
Movie Tagore Nandu 2003-09-24
Movie Thirumalai Shweta 2003-10-24
Movie 123 Narmada 2002-06-01
Movie Raja Priya 2002-07-05
Movie Little John Vani Vishwanath 2001-04-13
Movie Dumm Dumm Dumm Ganga 2001-04-13
Movie 12-B Jho jo 2001-05-15
Movie Star 2001-07-17
Movie Poovellam Un Vasam Chella 2001-08-17
Movie Kushi Jennifer 2000-05-19
Movie Mugavari Viji Chandrasekhar 2000-02-02
Movie Rhythm Aruna 2000-09-15
Movie Uyirile Kalanthathu Priya 2000-09-23
Movie Snegithiye 2000-11-24
Movie Thenali Janaki 2000-10-26
Movie Vaali Sona 1999-05-01
Movie Poovellam Kettuppar Janaki / Kalyani 1999-08-06
Movie Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Pallavi Sinh 1998-11-27