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Shilpa
Chippy in 2010
Born
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
Years active1992-Present
Spouse(s)
M.Renjith
(m. 2001)
ChildrenAvanthika

Chippy (credited as Shilpa in Kannada films) is an Indian actress and producer who works in the South Indian film industry, primarily in Malayalam and Kannada films. She has won several allocades including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada & Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Janumada Jodi (1996).[1]

She has acted in many Kannada superhit films such as Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga (1998), Mungarina Minchu (1997) and Idhu Entha Premavayya (1999). Shilpa and Ramesh Aravind pair is considered as the one of the best onscreen pairs in Kannada cinema.[2] Her best known works in Malayalam-language films include sister of Aadu Thoma (Mohanlal) in Spadikam and Chandradas's (Mammootty) estranged daughter in Patheyam.

She has also acted in several Malayalam TV series and her notable works include Sthreejanmam, Sthree oru Santhwanam, Sreeguruvayoorappan and Aakashadoothu. Currently, she plays the lead role in the super hit series Santhwanam.[3][4]

Career

Chippy made her film debut with the Bharathan directorial Padheyam in 1993, co-starring Mammootty. She has acted in several Malayalam films in supporting roles and a few lead roles. In 1995, she acted as the sister of the iconic goon Aadu Thoma in the superhit movie Spadikam starring Mohanlal. This Movie is a Cult Classic and trendsetter of all time,now its considered as iconic and Chippy's role in the movie is one of her most known. Later she also acted in the 1996 Kannada blockbuster film, Janumada Jodi, which broke many records in the Kannada film industry and screened successfully for five hundred days. She received the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress award from the Karnataka government for her role portrayal in the same film establishing herself as a lead actress in Kannada Cinema. Post marriage she shifted her focus into Malayalam television serials. She is well known for her role Mayamma in Sthreejanam. Later went on to act in several serials under her production house (avanthika creations). She has received many accolades for her performance in various popular Malayalam soap operas and is one of the finest female actress on Malayalam serial industry. She has acted in some advertisements also. She played the lead character in Vanambadi and reprised her role in the Tamil Version Mouna Ragam (TV series) marking her debut in Tamil Television.[5]

Personal life

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Chippy was born to Shaji and Thankam at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Chippy has a sister, Drishya.[6] She was educated at Nirmala Bhavan Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram and at Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram. She is married to producer M. Renjith and has a daughter Avanthika.

Filmography

Malayalam

Malayalam film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Kattu Vannu Vilichappol Seetha
1998 Aaram Jaalakam
1998 Inspector Eeswara Iyer Green Roomilundu
1998 Achamakuttiyude Achayan Mereena
1998 Poothiruvathira Ravil Radha
1997 Asuravamsam Gayathri
1996 Hitler Thulasi
1996 Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Aarathi
1996 Harbour Sophie
1996 Devaraagam Rukku
1996 Kalyana Sougandhikam Vasumathi
1996 Kaathil Oru Kinnaram Varsha
1996 Padanayakan Sreedevi
1995 Mimics Action 500 Sridevi/Souparnika Thampuratti
1995 Aadyathe Kanmani Hema
1995 Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam Shyamala
1995 Kusruthikaatu Ganga
1995 Minnaminuginum Minnukettu Indira
1995 Indian Military Intelligence Sreedevi Varma
1995 Prayikkara Pappan Radha
1995 Sargavasantham Abhirami
1995 Achan Kombath Amma Varambath Radhika
1995 No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North Sindhu
1995 Spadikam Jancy Chacko
1995 Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum Shobha
1994 Puthran Lekha
1994 Santhanagopalam Ammini
1994 CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. Damayanthi
1994 Vendor Daniel State Licency Seetha
1994 Harichandanam
1993 Padheyam Haritha Menon
1993 Sopanam Anju Varma
1992 Thalastaanam

Kannada

Kannada film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Janumada Jodi Kanaka Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada[7]
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress[8]
1997 Kalyani Kalyani
1997 Muddina Kanmani Hema
1997 Lakshmi Mahalakshmi Lakshmi
1997 Vimochane Sumathi
1997 Mungarina Minchu Indu
1997 Chikka
1998 Suvvi Suvvalali Chandana
1998 Bisi Raktha
1998 Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga Nilambika
1998 Megha Banthu Megha Vedha
1999 Premachaari Gowri
1999 Arunodaya Nirmala
1999 Naanenu Madlilla Uppayi
1999 Idu Entha Premavayya Apoorva
2000 Khadga Jhanvi
2002 Dharma Devathe Bheema
2004 Pandava Anasooya

Tamil

Tamil film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Dharma Geetha

Telugu

Telugu film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pelli Peetalu Aswini

Television career

As an actress
Television performances
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2002–2003 Sthree Janmam Mayamma Surya TV Television debut
2003–2004 Sthree oru Santhwanam Seetha Asianet
2005-2006 Pavithra Bandham Surya TV
2004–2005 Sthreehridayam Mayamma Surya TV
2005 Nokketha Doorath Asianet
2006 Amma Manassu Isa Asianet
2007–2008 Sree Guruvayoorappan Kurooramma Surya TV
2007 Mizhiyoram Kerala Vision/Surya TV
2008 Aliyanmarum Penganmarum Amritha Vijayan Amrita TV
2009 Adiparasakthi Chottanikkarayamma Surya TV Cameo Appearance in the title song
2011–2013 Akashadoothu Meenu Surya TV Also producer
2011 Sreekrishnan Yashoda Surya TV
2017–2020 Vanambadi[9] Nandini Asianet Also Producer
2017-2020 Mounaragam Mallika / Karpagam Star Vijay Also producer; Tamil serial[10]
2020– Present Santhwanam Sreedevi Asianet Also Producer
2021–Present Mounaragam season 2 Mallika Star Vijay Also producer; Tamil serial
As a Judge
As a Guest
As a Reality show contestant
As an anchor
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Awards

Film awards

Television awards

Asianet Television Awards
Other awards

References

  1. ^ "Best actress". Filmfare. 5 July 1998. Archived from the original on 5 July 1998. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  2. ^ M, Ahtira. "'I want to do a negative role'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Vanambadi: Actress Chippy back on TV with serial 'Vanambadi'". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Santhwanam Asianet Serial Star Cast, Behind The Scene – Latest Malayalam Series". Kerala TV. 16 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Chippy says she signed 'Vanambadi' impressed by its story and music – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  6. ^ Chippy. "Interview with Chippy" (Interview). Amrita TV. Retrieved 26 March 2014 – via YouTube.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Best Actress". Filmfare. filmfare.com. 5 July 1998. Archived from the original on 5 July 1998. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  8. ^ "'I want to do a negative role'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  9. ^ UR, Arya (25 January 2017). "Vanambadi: Actress Chippy back on TV with serial 'Vanambadi'". The Times of India.
  10. ^ Batakurki, Mahantesh (23 September 2020). மௌன ராகம் 2 சீரியலில் லீட் ரோலில் விஜய் பட நடிகை [Vijay is the lead actress in the serial Mauna Ragam 2]. Samayam Tamil (in Tamil) – via amil.samayam.com.