Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Monisha is a South Indian cinema actress, primarily of Malayalam cinema. Monisha started to learn dance since childhood and soon became a danseuse. She did her first stage performance when she was 9. She received the Kaushika Award for winning in the Karnataka state level Bharatanatyam competition in 1985.

Monisha proved her performance in her first film was not a fluke with brilliant acting in Perumthachan(1990), Kadavu(1991) and Kamaladalam(1992), which was a Bharath Mohanlal starrer. She also acted in Tamil films Pookkal Vidum Ithal (remake of Nakhashathangal) and Dravidan and in a Kannada film Chiranjeevi Sudhakar(1988) pairing with Raghavendra Rajkumar in the lead role.

Monisha was working for the Malayalam film Cheppadividya when she died. On December 5, 1992, a car carrying her and her mother was in an accident Cherthala, Alappuzha. Her mother escaped with minor bruises, but Monisha suffered a severe brain shock with minor external bruises, injuries from which she died.



1986 - National Award for the debuting film in Nakhashathangal
1986 - National Film Award for Best Actress in the film Nakhashathangal

Name : Monisha
Date Of Birth : 1971, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Date Of Death : 5, Dec, 1992, Alappuzha, Kerala
Nationality : Indian
Profession : Actress
Scholling : St Charles High School & Bishop Cotton Girls School in Bangalore
College : Psychology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Father : P. Narayanan Unni
Mother : Sreedevi
Brother : Sajith
Hobbies : Classical Dancer
Debut Film : Nakhashathangal (1986) Malayalam
Claim to fame : Perumthachan, Kadavu, Kamaladalam

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