In Malayalam cinema, actors will remain heroes even after they cross the age limit of 50 years and Malayalam superstars like Mammooty are best example for it. But this is not the same case with the actress, who either play character roles or say goodbye to their acting career soon after their marriage. The reasons are simple. Either filmmakers hesitate to rope in the married actress as heroines or their family life forces them to quit acting once for all.
But with the changing time, this trend is also fast changing. Taking a cue from Hollywood and Bollywood actress, a few Malayalam actresses have managed to maintain their career graph even after experiencing marriage bliss and motherhood. They have learned to balance their family and career. In a bid to maintain their curvy figure, they even find time to do exercise regularly. Which's why they have continued to impress the viewers with their glamour even after their marriage.
Meena, Swetha Menon, Gopika, Kaniha, Navya Nair, Shobhana, Manju Warrier and Divya Unni are some of the Malayalam actresses, who have kept their acting career on even after marrying and giving birth to children. A few of them are giving tough feats to young Mallu babes and they are among the most sought after actresses in the film industry.
Hats off to all these hottest yammy mummies! And thanks to their hubbies for their wonderful support in keeping their career live even after their marriage. We, at Oneindia, would like to pay tribute to these hottest mothers on the occasion of the mother's day, which falls on Sunday. We bring you some unknown facts and unseen pictures of these mummies. Continue to see them in slide show.
Meena With Her Husband And Baby
Meena is one of the most glamorous actresses not only in Malayalam, but also down south. She married Bangalore-based Software Engineer Vidyasagar on 12 July in 2009 and gave birth to a daughter Nainika on 1 January 2011 at 11.30 am in Chennai. The marriage did not stop her from acting as she struck the big screen very soon. But she said goodbye to glam roles after marriage. Currently, she is working in Telugu movie Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara.
Navya Nair And Her Baby
Navya Nair is basically a classical dancer and she turned actress with Ishtam in 2001. She married Mumbai-based businessman Santhosh Menon on January 21, 2010 and their first child Sai Krishna, was born on November 22, 2010. After her marriage, she made her comeback as a judge in Munch Dance Dance in Asianet. Later, she played female lead in the movie Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu, which featured her as a school teacher Manju opposite to Lal. She is one of the most sought after actresses in Malayalam.
Gopika With Her Family
Gopika entered films with Pranayamanithooval in 2003. After acting in 30+ movies, she married Ireland-based doctor Ajilesh Chacko on 17 July 2008, and gave birth to daughter Amy on 14 April 2010. She made her comeback to the cinema industry with the movie Swantham Lekhakan and was last seen in Bharya Athra Pora. She is still giving a tough competition to young actresses for their money.
Swetha Menon And Her Family
Swetha Menon, who forayed into films with Anaswaram in 1991, is one of the hottest actresses down south. She married Sreevalsan Menon and had her first child - daughter Sabaina Menon on September 27, 2012, at 5.27 pm at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. Interestingly, her delivery was shot live on camera as part of her upcoming film Kalimannu. She has now several offers in hand and is expected to continue with them after a few months.
Kaniha With Her Baby
Kanika, whose real name is Divya Venkatasubramaniam, started her acting career with Five Star in 2002. She tied the knot with US-based software engineer Shyam Radhakrishnan on 15 June 2008, and was blessed with a son, Sai Rishi in November 2010. Initially, she had decided to leave the film industry and to settle down in the US. Unexpectedly, she announced her comeback with the Sathyan Anthikkad's Bhagyadevatha in 2009. After marriage, she has acted in several movies like Pazhassi Raja, My Big Father, Drona 2010, Christian Brothers, Cobra, Spirit, Bavuttiyude Namathil, EMSum Penkuttiyumn, Cadaver and Orissa.
Urvashi With Daughter Kunjatta
Urvashi, one of the most talented actresses down south, entered films with the Kannada movie Nyaaya Neethi Dharma in 1980. After acting in 60 movies in 20 years, she married Manoj K Jayan in 2000 and gave birth to daughter Kunjatta. On 11 October 2008, it was reported that Urvashi had obtained mutual separation from her husband. But she has still kept acting career going on successfully.
Manju Warrier With Her Family
Manju Warrier is one of the most talented actresses in Malayalam, who hogged the limelight with their debut movie. She got married to actor Dileep on 20 October 1998 and gave birth to a daughter, Meenakshi. After marriage, she did not make her comeback to films. Recently, it was being rumoured that she will soon return to the industry.
Shobhana With Her Baby
Shobana is a bharatanatyam exponent and made her debut in the Malayalam cinema April 18 at the age of 14. Although she is not married, she adopted a baby girl named Ananthanarayani in 2010.
Divya Unni With Her Family
Divya Unni is a great dancer and she turned actress with Pookkalam Varavayi in 1991. After acting in 30+ movies, she entered the wedlock with Sudhir Sekharan and delivered a boy named Arjun and recently, a daughter named Meenakshi. She is also currently one of the anchors of a television show called American Jalakam on Asianet. She is also seen in an important role in Musafir, which has hit the big screen this Friday.