Geetu Mohandas Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki
Geetu Mohandas biography: Gayathri Mohandas (born 14 February 1981) known professionally as Geetu Mohandas is an Indian film actress and director known for her works in Malayalam cinema and Bollywood.
In 2013, she directed the socio-political film Liar’s Dice which has received two National Film Awards, was premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and was chosen by the Government of India as India’s entry for the U.S. 87th Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, but was not shortlisted or nominated.
Born Gayatri Das
8 June 1981 (age 38)
Other names Geetu
Occupation Actress, Film director
Years active 1986 – present
Spouse(s) Rajeev Ravi (2009 – present)
Awards Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (1986), Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress (2004)
Geetu Mohandas (born 1981) is a Malayalam film actress who acted alongside Madhavan in Nala Damayanthi. She has acted in several other Malayalam films.
After attending primary classes in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Geethu moved to Canada with her family. During her school days, she won many prizes for painting. Studied Acting at Toronto University.
Child artiste turned Malayalam film heroine. When director Fazil came to know that she was in Kerala for vacations, he approached her with his offer of a role in Life Is Beautiful (2000), which ended up relaunching her career.
Won the Kerala State Award for Best Child Artiste for her role in Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare (1986), in which the wide-eyed five year-old girl stole the audiences’ heart.
Tied with Kavya Madhavan for the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in Syamaprasad’s Akale (2004), and Pradeep Nair’s “Oridam”.
Geetu’s actual name is Gayathri Mohandas. Affectionately called Geetu by her family, the name was adopted as her screen name when she starred in her first movie Onnu Mudhal Poojyam Vare in 1986 with Mohanlal in the lead role.
Geetu was five years old then and captured the hearts of Malayalam filmgoers as a fatherless child who discovers a father in an anonymous telephone caller. She acted in the top grosser En Bommukutty Ammavukku as the title role, which was the Tamil remake of Fazil’s Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (Malayalam) done by Baby Shalini in the title role.
Geetu is now working on a film she plans to direct shortly.
Geetu Mohandas Career
Geetu’s actual name is Gayathri Mohandas. Affectionately called Geetu by her family, the name was adopted as her screen name when she starred in her fourth movie Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare in 1986 with Mohanlal in the lead role. Geetu was five years old then and captured the hearts of Malayalam filmgoers as a fatherless child who discovers a father in an anonymous telephone caller. She acted in the top grosser En Bommukutty Ammavukku as the title role, which was the Tamil remake of Fazil’s Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (Malayalam) done by Baby Shalini in the title role. Geetu’s first movie as an adult was Life is Beautiful starring Mohanlal in the lead. She went on to act in Thenkasi Pattanam, Valkannadi, Nammal Thammil and several other Malayalam movies. The high point of her career was Akale directed by Shyamaprasad, and produced by Tom George Kolath which won her the Kerala State Award for Best Actress in 2004. Geetu also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam, for her role as Rose, in Akale.
Her first directorial venture was Kelkkunnundo which won recognition at several film festivals, including Best Child Actor at the National Awards. The film has been included as a chapter in the 12th standard Kerala state syllabus since 2014.
Geetu’s second directorial venture Liar’s Dice (film) received its world premiere at 2013 Mumbai Film Festival and went on to screen at Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won a special jury award at Sofia International Film Festival.
Geetu Mohandas Personal life
She was born as Gayathri to Mohandas and Latha on June 8, 1981 at Ernakulam. Her mother belongs to Tamil community. She has a brother, Arjun. On 14 November 2009, she married cinematographer Rajeev Ravi. The wedding took place at night in Kochi, Kerala, India.
The couple have a daughter, Aradhana.
Geetu Mohandas Awards
- International Film Festival of India
- 2009 – IFFI Golden Lamp Tree Award for Best Film and Director – Kulkkunnundo Film Chamber of Commerce
- 1986 – Film Chamber of Commerce Award for Best Child Artist – Onnu Mudal Poojyam Vare
- Mumbai International Film Festival
- 2010 – Jury Award – Kelkkunnundo
- Ala Awards
- Ala Award for Best Actress – Akale
- 2002: Ala Award for Best Popular Actress – Valkannadi
- Amrita Film Fraternity Awards
- Amrita Film Fraternity Award for Best Actress – Akale
- SICA Awards
- 2002 – South Indian Cinematographers Association Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannagi
- Film Critics Awards
- 2002 – Film Critics Award for Best Actress – Shesham
- 2004 – Film Critics Award for Best Actress – Akale
- 2010 – Film Critics Award for Best Short Film – Kelkkunnundo
- Kerala State Film Awards
- 2004: Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress – Akale, Oridam
- 1986: Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist – Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare
- Filmfare Awards South
- 2004: Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam – Akale
- Asianet Film Awards
- 2004 – Special Jury Mention – Akale
- Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
- 2001: Best Actress – Shesham
- 2004: Special Jury Award – Akale
- Mathrubhumi, Medimix film
- 2004: Best character Actress – Akale
Filmography As Actress
Year Film Role Notes
1986 Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare Deepa Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1986 Sayam Sandhya Vinu Mol
1986 Veendum Anu
1986 Rareeram Geethu
1988 En Bommukutty Ammavukku Tinnu Tamil film
2000 Life Is Beautiful Bala
2000 Thenkasipattanam Sangeetha
2002 Valkannadi Devu
2002 Sesham Meera
2002 Pakalppooram Seemandini / Ghost
2002 Krishna Gopalakrishna Gayathri
2002 Kannaki Kumudam
2002 Kakke Kakke Koodevide Sudharma
2003 Sahodharan Sahadevan Arathi
2003 Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Eva Cherian
2003 Shingari Bolona Maya
2003 Choonda Mohini Varma/Archana
2003 Nala Damayanthi Damayanthi Tamil film
2004 Oridam No name in the movie
2004 Thudakkam Karthika
2004 Akale Rose Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
2005 Ullam Radha
2005 Rappakal Malavika Varma
2005 Pauran Annie
2006 Kisan Ammu/Ambili Varma
2006 Poi Ramya Tamil film
2006 Arunam Seetha
2007 Bharathan Effect Geetha
2007 Thakarachenda Latha
2007 Naalu Pennungal The Virgin aka Four Women (Canada: English title: festival title)
2007 Best Friends
2008 Akasha Gopuram Catherine Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam
2009 Seetha Kalyanam Abhirami
2009 Nammal Thammil Anu
Geetu As Director
Year Film Language Notes
2009 Kelkkunnundo Malayalam Short Film
2014 Liar’s Dice Hindi Special Jury award at the 18th Sofia International Film Festival
Received two National Film Awards
2019 Moothon Malayalam Global filmmaking award for story in Sundance film festival 2016