Malavika Avinash Age, Family, Husband, Biography & More

Malavika Avinash

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 ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Acting Career
DebutKannada Film: Krishnaavataar (1988)
Malayalam Film: Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992)
Malavika Avinash Malayalam film debut - Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992)
Tamil Film: Jay Jay (2003)
Malavika Avinash Tamil film debut - 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 PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Malavika Avinash supports 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.
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 January 1976
Age (as in 2018)42 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
College/UniversityBangalore University, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationBachelor of Laws
HobbiesTravelling, Reading, Writing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsAvinash Yelandur (Actor)
Marriage DateYear, 2001
Husband/SpouseAvinash Yelandur (Actor)
Malavika Avinash with her husband Avinash Yelandur
ChildrenSon- Gaalav Yelandur
Malavika Avinash with her son Gaalav Yelandur
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Natesan Ganesan (Retired Banker and Writer)
Mother- Savithri (Vocalist and Dancer)
Malavika Avinash parents
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister- Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh (Dancer)
Malavika Avinash with her sister Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh
Favourite Things
Favourite Singer(s)Haricharan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Abida Parveen
Favourite CricketerAnil Kumble

Malavika AvinashSome 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.

    Malavika Avinash supports BJP

    Malavika Avinash supports BJP

  • 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.

    Malavika Avinash in 'Bigg Boss Kannada Season 4'

    Malavika Avinash in ‘Bigg Boss Kannada Season 4’

  • 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.

    Malavika Avinash with her husband Avinash Yelandur

    Malavika Avinash with her husband Avinash Yelandur