Revathi has won several accolades, including the National Film Awards in three different categories, and six Filmfare Awards South.
23 Facts About Revathi
Revathi has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Bhoothakaalam.
Revathi was born as Asha Kelunni Nair in Cochin to Malank Kelunni Nair, a major in the Indian Army, who hails from Palakkad, and Lalitha Kelunni.
Revathi made her acting debut with the Tamil film Mann Vasanai in 1983.
Revathi then made her Malayalam film debut with the movie titled Kattathe Kilikkoodu in 1983.
Revathi was introduced to Telugu film industry with 1984 films, Seethamma Pelli by director Bapu and Manasa Veena.
Revathi was versatile in her choice of roles and often played strong, relatable women characters.
Revathi was cast opposite Kamal Haasan in Punnagai Mannan in 1986.
Revathi won several accolades for her role in the film.
Revathi finally won her first Best Actress Award for her splendid performance in the Malayalam film Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal in 1988.
Revathi won her Best Actress Award for Tamil film industry with the film titled Kizhakku Vaasal in 1990.
Revathi gave hits after hits and gave one of her finest performance in Priyadarshan's Malayalam film Kilukkam.
Revathi then won a National Film Award under the category of Best Supporting Actress for her Tamil film Thevar Magan in 1992.
Revathi was at the peak of her career in the early 1990s.
Revathi gave occasional appearance in Telugu and Kannada films as well.
Revathi has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Thalaimurai in 1998.
Revathi was seen in the bilingual Telugu and Hindi film Major, where she portrayed Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's mother, Dhanalakshmi.
Revathi married cinematographer and director Suresh Chandra Menon in 1986.
Revathi is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, having studied since the age of seven and performed her arangetram in Chennai in 1979.
Revathi has been considered one of the all-time top actresses of Tamil cinema and South Indian cinema.
Revathi was one of the most successful leading actresses of South Indian cinema.
Revathi was the only South Indian actress of 80s and 90s to win the Filmfare best actress award in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, including three consecutive wins in Tamil.
Apart from films, Revathi has been involved in a variety of social organisations, the most notable being the Banyan, Ability foundation, Tanker foundation and Vidyasagar, and has served as a member of several film festivals including the Chennai International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of India.