Mariyam Majudha
Majduha at 9th Gaumee Film Awards ceremony, 2019
Born (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 33)
Male', Maldives
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present

Mariyam Majudha (born 18 March 1988) is a Maldivian film actress.

Career

Majudha made her film debut in the Aishath Fuad Thaufeeq-directed Hulhudhaan as Sama (2014) alongside Roanu Hassan Manik, which was a critical success.[1] The film was later screened at the Venice Film Festival.[2] Her performance as Sama, a drug addict, received a positive response from the critics.[1] The following year, she appeared in the Ali Shifau-directed romantic film Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen opposite Mohamed Jumayyil, where she portrayed the role of Meera.[3] The film, along with Majudha's acting, was critically acclaimed. In a pre-premiere review from Vaguthu, Ismail Nail praised Jumayyil and Majudha's chemistry in the film and mentioned that she delivered each expression to "absolute perfection".[4] The film was the highest grossing Maldivian film of the year, and was a commercial success.[5] The following year, Majudha collaborated with Fathimath Nahula for 13 episodes television drama series, Umurah Salaan (2015) which centers on a squabble family which is separated due to the greed for money and misunderstandings.[6] The series which stars Mohamed Faisal, Aminath Rishfa, Ahmed Azmeel and Mariyam Azza in lead roles, she portrays the character Maasha, an orphan who helplessly works as a servant while being mistreated by the tenants.[6]

For her next film, Majudha collaborated with Jumayyil and Shifau to star in the first Maldivian romantic comedy film Vaashey Mashaa Ekee (2016), where she starred as Nathasha.[7] Her performance was positively received by the critics; Ahmed Nadheem from Avas picked her as the "best actor in the film" and acknowledged her improvement from her prior work.[8] The film emerged as one of the highest grossing films of the year.[9] At the 8th Gaumee Film Awards Majudha was bestowed with Best Actress for Vaashey Mashaa Ekee while her performance in Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen and Hulhudhaan received a further two nominations in the same category.[10][11] She also received the Best Female Debut award for her performance in the latter.[10] She received three Best Costume Design and three Best Makeup nominations for her work in Hulhudhaan, Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen and Vaashey Mashaa Ekee, ultimately winning Best Costume Design award for the latter and Best Makeup award for the former.[10][11]

In 2018, Majudha was featured in Shifau's family drama Vakin Loabin (2018), marking her third collaboration with Jumayyil.[12] The film tells a story of a young couple’s divorce and its impact on everyone involved.[13] Upon release, the film met with positive response from critics—specifically praising the screenplay for toning down its melodrama and breaking from the stereotypes of its genre—and was a commercial success.[14] In a pre-premier review from Raajje.mv, Ismail Naail Nasheed favored the character development and minimised use of melodrama in the film while praising Majudha's acting in the first and last few scenes of the movie; "the scene where she cries alone in the room before being thrown out of the house is a highlight of the film and her acting performance".[14]

Later during the year, first Maldivian anthology film was released which featured Majudha as a drug addict in the segment directed by Ravee Farooq, titled Gaathil.[15] Initially planned to be her debut film, the project was shot in 2013 however was digitally released six years later due to several delays in post-production.[16]

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In 2018, Majudha was ranked in the seventh position from Dho?'s list of Top Ten Actresses of Maldives where writer Aishath Maaha opined that Majudha is the "most successful" actress from the current generation.[17]

Filmography

Feature film

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2014 Hulhudhaan Sama Gaumee Film Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Gaumee Film Award for Best Actress
[1]
2015 Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen Meera Nominated—Gaumee Film Award for Best Actress [4]
2016 Vaashey Mashaa Ekee Nathasha Gaumee Film Award for Best Actress [8]
2018 Vakin Loabin Nuha Zahir Nominated—Gaumee Film Award for Best Actress [14][18]
2019 Maamui Tanya [19]
2021 Maryam Maryam Mohamed [20]
2021 Balhindhu [21]
2021 November Ameera [22]

Television and web-series

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2015–2016 Umurah Salaan Maasha Recurring role; 13 episodes [6]
2019 Hatharu Halha Fadhu In the segment Gaathil [15]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref(s)
2017 8th Gaumee Film Awards Best Actress Vaashey Mashaa Ekee Won [10]
Hulhudhaan Nominated [11]
Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen Nominated [11]
Best Female Debut Hulhudhaan Won [11]
Best Costume Design Vaashey Mashaa Ekee Won [10]
Hulhudhaan (Shared with Aishath Fuad Thaufeeq) Nominated [11]
Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen Nominated [11]
Best Makeup Hulhudhaan Won [10]
Vaashey Mashaa Ekee Nominated [11]
Emme Fahu Vindha Jehendhen Nominated [11]
2019 9th Gaumee Film Awards Best Actress Vakin Loabin Nominated [18]

References

  1. ^ a b c Nadheem, Ahmed (28 December 2014). ""Hulhudhaan": A film that deserves many shows". Avas (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 28 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  2. ^ Nadheem, Ahmed (25 December 2014). "First and last show of "Hulhudhaan" to be screened tonight". Avas (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 28 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ Naail, Ismail (7 April 2015). ""Emme Fahu Vindhaa Jehendhen": A big success with repeat audience" (in Divehi). Vaguthu. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b Naail, Ismail (5 April 2015). "Pre-premiere Review: "Emme Fahu Vindhaa Jehendhen" A new benchmark to romantic films" (in Divehi). Vaguthu. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  5. ^ Naail, Ismail (10 April 2015). "Unlimited compliments for "Emme Fahu Vindhaa Jehendhen"" (in Divehi). Vaguthu. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b c Ifraz, Ali (14 March 2018). "Who would excel in the acting field in "Huvaa"". Avas (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 27 April 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ Nadheem, Ahmed (8 January 2016). "A new Film, A new Lover, A new Jumayyil" (in Divehi). Avas. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b Nasheem, Ahmed (6 April 2016). "Vaashey Mashaa Ekee: Unlimited praise" (in Divehi). Avas. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (3 June 2016). "Upcoming releases of the year" (in Divehi). Mihaaru. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Adhushan, Ahmed (20 December 2017). ""Vaashey Mashaa Ekee" wins majority awards". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i Adhushan, Ahmed (12 December 2017). "8th Gaumee Film Awards: Dark Rain leads nomination". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  12. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (9 August 2017). "Shooting of "Vakin Loabin" commenced". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  13. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (6 November 2017). "Shooting of "Vakin Loabin" completed". Mihaaru (in Divehi).
  14. ^ a b c Nasheed, Ismail Naail (4 March 2018). "Pre-premiere review of Vakin Loabin: A break apart from a genre of melodrama; A must watch". Raajje.mv (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  15. ^ a b Adhushan, Ahmed (29 September 2020). "After a six years' gap, Hatharu Halha to release in Baiskoafu". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  16. ^ Nadheem, Ahmed (4 March 2016). "Ravee on Hot seat in Hatharu Halha project". Avas (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  17. ^ Maaha, Aishath (28 February 2018). "Top 10 Actresses; who is the best?". Dho? (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 2 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  18. ^ a b Adhushan, Ahmed (9 November 2019). "Nominations for 9th Dhivehi Film Awards". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  19. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (11 April 2018). "Maamui's shooting to commences post Ramazan". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  20. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (31 March 2020). "A wrap for "Mariyam"". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  21. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (25 September 2019). "Filming all set for Balhindhu". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  22. ^ Adhushan, Ahmed (22 July 2019). "Maju and Jumayyil return with another DRE project". Mihaaru (in Divehi). Archived from the original on 3 October 2020. Retrieved 3 October 2020.