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Manju Warrier Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Husband: Dileep (ex-husband)
Age: 44 Years
Hometown: Thrissur, Kerala

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Bio/Wiki
Names earnedLady superstar [1]The Hindu
ProfessionActress
Famous RoleDevaprabha Varma in the Malayalam film 'Thooval Kottaram' (1996)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-36
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutMalayalam film: Sakshyam (1995)
Manju Warrier in the film 'Sakshyam'
TV: Moharavam
Awards1996:
• Best Actress Award for the film 'Ee Puzhayum Kadannu' at Kerala State Film Awards
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Ee Puzhayum Kadannu' at Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actress for the film 'Sallapam' and 'Ee Puzhayum Kadannu' at Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Ee Puzhayum Kadannu' at Screen Videocon Awards

1997:
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Kaliyattam'and 'Aaram Thamburan' at Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Aaram Thampuran' and Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu' at Screen Videocon Awards

1998:
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Kanmadam' at Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actress for the film 'Kanmadam' at Asianet Film Awards

1999:
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Pathram' at Filmfare Awards South
• A special mention for the feature film 'Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu' at the National Film Awards
• Special Jury Mention at the Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for the film 'Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu'
• Best Actress at Asianet Film Awards for the film 'Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu' and 'Pathram'

2014:
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'How Old Are You' at Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'How Old Are You' at South Indian International Movie Awards
• Best Actress for the movie 'How Old Are You' at Asianet Film Awards

2015:
• Best Actress for the film 'How Old Are You' at Vanitha Film Awards

2016:
• Best Actress for the movie 'Vettah' at Asianet Film Awards
• Best Actress for the film 'Vettah' and 'Karinkunnam 6's' at Asiavision Awards

2017:
• Best Actress - Critics (Malayalam) for the film 'Udaharanam Sujatha' at Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actress for the film 'Udaharanam Sujatha' and 'C/O Saira Banu' at Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
• Best Actress at Vanitha Film Awards for the film 'Karinkunnam 6's'
• Best Actress for the film 'Udaharanam Sujatha' at Asiavision Awards

2018:
• Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film 'Aami' at Filmfare Awards South
• Best Actress for the film 'Aami' and 'Odiyan' at Asianet Film Awards
• Best Actress for the film 'Udaharanam Sujatha' at Vanitha Film Awards
• Best Actress for the film 'Aami' at Asiavision Awards

2019:
• Best Actress for the film 'Prathi Poovankozhi' at Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
• Best Actress - Critics (Tamil) for the film 'Asuran' at South Indian International Movie Awards
• Most Popular Tamil Actress at Asianet Film Awards for the film 'Asuran'
• Best Actress for the film 'Aami' and 'Odiyan' at Vanitha Film Awards

Note: She has won many other awards.
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 September 1978 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2022) 44 Years
BirthplaceNagercoil, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownThrissur, Kerala
School• CSI Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Nagercoil
• Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kannur
• Chovva Higher Secondary School, Kannur
College/UniversitySree Narayana College, Kannur
HobbyDancing
Controversies• In 2019, Manju attracted controversy when she filed a complaint against director VA Shrikumar Menon. In the complaint, she alleged that the director was trying to defame her in many ways. She stated that there were many campaigns on social media that were run to defame her. She also said that she was afraid about the blank cheques that she signed would be used by the director. [2]Financial Express

• Manju attracted controversy when she filed a case against director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on 6 May 2022 and accused him of blackmailing her and defaming reputation through social media. He was arrested by the police from Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram. [3]The Times of India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Marriage Date20 October 1998
Manju Warrier's wedding photo
Family
Husband/SpouseDileep (actor) ​(m. 1998- div. 2015)
Madhu Warrier with her ex-husband
ChildrenDaughter- Meenakshi
manju-warrier-ex-husband-dileep-and-daughter-meenakshi
ParentsFather- T. V. Madhavan (accountant)
Mother- Girija Madhavan (kathakali artist)
Manju Warrier with her family
SiblingsBrother- Madhu Warrier (actor)
Favourites
ActressVidya Balan
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMini Cooper SE
Manju Warrier posing with her car

Note: Manju is the first celebrity in India to buy an electric Mini Cooper SE.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Manju Warrier

  • Manju Warrier is an Indian actress who predominantly works in Malayalam films. She is known for playing the role of Devaprabha Varma in the Malayalam film ‘Thooval Kottaram’ (1996).
  • When she was seventeen years old, she made her debut in the film industry. She worked in more than twenty films before taking a break from acting after getting married to actor Dileep.

    Manju Warrier's childhood picture

    Manju Warrier’s childhood picture

  • She had been practised Bharatanatyam since the age of four, but gave up dancing after her marriage. In an interview, she talked about this and said,

    It was a much needed break because up until my marriage my life was hectic. A long break doing nothing and I enjoyed it.”

    Manju Warrier while performing Bharatanatyam

    Manju Warrier while performing Bharatanatyam

  • She made a professional return to films on 24 October 2012, after she performed Kuchipudi in the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.

    Manju Warrier performing Kuchipudi in the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple

    Manju Warrier performing Kuchipudi in the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple

  • In 2013, she did a commercial with actor Amitabh Bachchan. Later, she appeared in many advertisements for Kalyan Jewellers alongside Aishwarya Rai, Nagarjuna, Prabhu and Shiva Rajkumar.

    Manju Warrier with Amitabh Bachchan in a commercial

    Manju Warrier with Amitabh Bachchan in a commercial

  • In 2013, she released her first book ‘Sallapam’ at the 18th International Book Festival organised by DC Books. In an interview, she talked about this and said,

    I am not a writer. I am not even confident about my vocal abilities. However, with the right guidance I could write this book.”

    Manju Warrier during her book release

    Manju Warrier during her book release

  • In 2014, she made a comeback to films after fifteen years with the film ‘How Old Are You.’ In an interview, she talked about her comeback and said,

    Well, technologically, a lot has changed. Films are all about being digital and shot in high definition. I’ve never been big on technology so I just know and understand the basics. But everything else is the same – the shooting atmosphere, teams, people, sets. I’ve been very fortunate to work with good people in the nineties and when I came back in 2014.”

    Manju Warrier in the film Manju Warrier in the film 'How Old Are You''How Old Are You'

    Manju Warrier in the film ‘How Old Are You’

  • She is one of the founding members of Women in Cinema Collective, the organisation that works for the welfare of women in the Malayalam movie industry.

    Manju Warrier with the members of Women in Cinema Collective

    Manju Warrier with the members of Women in Cinema Collective

  • In 2016, she performed magic tricks at a show called MOM that was held in Thiruvananthapuram. She learned many magic tricks from magician Muthukad.

    Manju Warrier learning magic from magician MuthukadManju Warrier learning magic from magician Muthukad

    Manju Warrier learning magic from magician MuthukadManju Warrier learning magic from magician Muthukad

  • In 2018, in an interview, she revealed that she nearly died while she was shooting for the film Sallapam in 1996. She said that she was so involved in the suicide scene that she was shooting at that time that she could not move when the train came in front of her. Her co-actor Manoj pulled her away at the right time due to which she was saved.
  • In 2019, she made her Tamil debut with the film, ‘Asuran.’

    Manju Warrier in the film 'AsuranManju Warrier in the film 'Asuran''

    Manju Warrier in the film ‘Asuran’

  • In 2019, while shooting for a film, she was struck in a village in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains and floods along with her crew. [4]NDTV
  • In 2021, she made her Bollywood debut with the film titled ‘Amriki Pandit’ opposite R. Madhavan. In an interview, she talked about her Bollywood debut and said,

    I am doing a film called Amriki Pandit with Madhavan. The shoot was going on in Bhopal when Madhavan was tested positive for COVID-19, so, we rescheduled. Now, as there’s a lockdown in Bhopal, we are waiting for things to settle down. I am very excited about the project. I am speaking Hindi and we are also shooting with live sound.”

    Manju Warrier with R. Madhavan discussing the project ‘Amriki Pandit'

    Manju Warrier with R. Madhavan discussing the project ‘Amriki Pandit’

  • She is active in social work. On 1 January 2018, she gave the inaugural speech at the National Women’s Talk Festival in Thiruvananthapuram. In an interview, she talked about her involvement in social causes and said,

    I don’t see any reason to glorify my involvement in social issues. There are a lot of people who do a lot more for society outside the limelight. Since I am known to the public, even the smallest of my deeds are projected in a big way.”

  • She is a brand ambassador of the Lasagu coaching app, Kalyan Jewellers, Sony India, Meriiboy Ice Cream, Dhathri, Kitchen Treasures, Samsung, Ujala, Zee Keralam and myG.

    Manju Warrier on the opening of the myG store

    Manju Warrier on the opening of the myG store

  • She has worked as an ambassador for many public awareness campaigns like She – Taxi, Kudumbasree’s Organic Farming, Naipunnya development program, the Kerala State Electricity Board, Pink Patrolling, Horticorp (Kerala State Horticultural Products and Development Corporation), Malayala Manorama – Kerala Can-Cancer awareness mission.
  • In an interview, she revealed that she did not like her acting in her debut film.

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