Five famous actresses introduced by Balachandra Menon
Mulitifacted talent Balachandra Menon is a filmmaker who has directed more than 40 movies and appeared as an actor in over 100 movies. He has introduced many actors to the film industry including Maniyanpilla Raju and Sobana. Here is a look at the actresses who were introduced by Balachandra Menon.
Dancer turned actress Shobana has made her acting debut with the movie April 18, which was written and directed by Balachandra Menon. As like any other Balachandra Menon movies of that period, this movie too was a blockbuster. Later she has appeared in more than 200 movies in different languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English and received many awards including National film award for best actress.
While pursuing her degree from NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry, Parvathy was cast as the female lead in a movie directed by Lenin Rajendran. However, this film was shelved. Then she has appeared in Vivahitare Itihile written and directed by Balachandra Menon, which was her first released movie. Later she has starred in more than 60 movies.
Yesteryear actress Karthika, who has played significant roles in movies like Desadanakkili Karayarilla, Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam, Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam, etc. too has debuted with a Balachandra Menon movie, Oru Painkilikatha. Interestingly, her second movie, Manichepu Thurannappol too was directed by Balachandra Menon.
Pretty actress Annie too was introduced by Balachandra Menon through the movie Ammayane Sathyam. Interestingly, she has appeared as a boy named Thomas in several scenes this movie. Later she has appeared in number of movies including Puthukottyile Puthu Manavalan, Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran, etc. and won Filmfare award for best actress for her role in Mazhayethum Munpe
Model turned actress Nandini’s debut movie was April 19 written and directed by Balachandra Menon. She has acted in over 75 movies in different languages including Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Recently, she made a special appearance in the Malayalam movie Anuraga Karikkin Vellam directed by debutant Khalid Rahman.