|Profession(s)||Actress, TV Presenter, Politician|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Kannada Film: Krishnaavataar (1988)
Malayalam Film: Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992)
Tamil Film: Jay Jay (2003)
Kannada TV: Mayamruga (1998–2000)
Tamil TV: Anni (2001-2003)
|Awards, Achievements||• Best Actress Award given by the Tamil Nadu Government
• Kalaimamani Award for her achievements as an actress
• Aryabhata Award
• Kempegowda Award
• IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the Kannada film 'Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari' (2014)
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
|Political Journey||• Campaigning for the BJP candidate "Sushma Swaraj" in Bellary, Karnataka in 1999.
• Campaigning for the BJP-JD(U) combine in 2004.
• Joined BJP in September 2013.
• Appointed as the BJP co-spokesperson in February 2014.
|Date of Birth||28 January 1976|
|Age (as in 2018)||42 Years|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|College/University||Bangalore University, Bengaluru|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Laws|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Reading, Writing|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Avinash Yelandur (Actor)|
|Marriage Date||Year, 2001|
|Husband/Spouse||Avinash Yelandur (Actor)
|Children||Son- Gaalav Yelandur
|Parents||Father- Natesan Ganesan (Retired Banker and Writer)
Mother- Savithri (Vocalist and Dancer)
|Siblings||Brother- Not Known
Sister- Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh (Dancer)
|Favourite Singer(s)||Haricharan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Abida Parveen|
|Favourite Cricketer||Anil Kumble|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Malavika Avinash
- Does Malavika Avinash smoke?: No
- Does Malavika Avinash drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Malavika Avinash was born into a Tamil family.
- At the age of just 5, she started learning dance and received her training in Bharatanatyam from “Krishnamurthy” and then from “Leela Samson.”
- She has also received her training to play the Sitar from “Pandit Partho Das.”
- At the age of 9, Malavika Avinash started acting as a child artist in Malayalam films.
- She was very good at studies, and she was ranked third in the ‘Bachelor of Laws’ degree at Bangalore University, Bengaluru.
- The film director & actor, G. V. Iyer, watched her dance performance as ‘Krishna,’ after which, he signed her as ‘Krishna’ in his Kannada film ‘Krishnaavataar’ (1988).
- Malavika has worked in various languages like Kannada, Malayalam, and Tamil.
- In 1999, she campaigned for the BJP candidate “Sushma Swaraj” in Bellary, Karnataka.
- In September 2013, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and for almost five months, she travelled across 21 constituencies to campaign for BJP in Karnataka.
- In February 2014, Malavika was appointed as the co-spokesperson of BJP.
- She also campaigned for the 2014 general elections, local body, by-elections, and MLC elections, which includes the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections.
- She worked with an ‘NGO Madhyam Foundation’ for approximately three years.
- Malavika Avinash has done campaigning for the BJP in various states of India like Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
- She has hosted several TV shows like ‘Agni,’ ‘Baduku Jataka Bandi,’ ‘Takadhimithaa,’ ‘Aradirali Belaku,’ etc.
- In 2013 & 2014, she judged a few episodes of the famous Kannada TV show ‘Mahaparva’ that was aired on ETV Kannada.
- In 2016, Malavika participated in the controversial reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Kannada Season 4’ and was one of the top 5 finalists.
- She, along with her sister, Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh, has performed as a dancer at cultural festivals, events, and centres like Uttara Chidambaram, Pattadakkal festival, Hampi festival, Khujrajo festival, Chidambaram Natyanjali, etc.
- They organised a dance festival ‘Arudhra’ every year at Bangalore.
- Her husband “Avinash Yelandur” is 14 years older to her.