|Famous Role||Leelamma in the film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’ (2016)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Debut||Film (Actor): Oru Muthassi Gadha (2016)
TV (Contestant): Bigg Boss Malayalam 2 (2020)
|Date of Birth||18 July 1951 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||68 Years|
|School||St. Sebastian’s High School, Thodupuzha, Kerala|
|College/University||Alphonsa College, Palai, Kerala|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation English Manorama Online|
|Food Habit||Non-Vegetarian YouTube|
|Hobbies||Gardening, Painting, and Watching Movies|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||31 July 1970|
|Husband/Spouse||Varghese Chandy (a stock market professional)
|Children||Daughter- Ceina Thomas
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (school headmaster)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||She has seven siblings, out of which her two elder sisters are a nun.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rajini Chandy
- Rajini Chandy is a well-known Malayalam actress.
- She used to play badminton, do aerobics, and swimming when she was young.
- She lived in Mumbai for 21 years after her marriage.
- She shifted to Aluva, Kerala after her husband got retired.
- Initially, she used to work in a real estate company.
- Later, she opened a fitness centre for women and elderly people.
- After a few years, she joined mathematics tuitions and mastered the syllabus of 10th class. She then started her own tuition centre for the poor students. She said in an interview,
Afsi, Chikku and Regina were my first students. At first, it was just Maths but knowing they were failing in other subjects, I got them to stay at my house for a month before the public exams, and gave tuitions for all the subjects. They became the first students to get first-class from that area.” Today, they are a nurse, a teacher and an M.Com holder, and still keep in touch. Rajini continued with a few batches of students after that. Sometimes she took them along to clean the street in front of her house.”
- She closed the tuition centre after a few years and started stitching.
- Later, she passed NCFM test to support her husband in stock marketing.
- In 2016, at the age of 65, she debuted as an actor in the Malayalam film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha.’
- In an interview, she revealed how she got the role in ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha,’ she said,
There was this notice on an online site, about an audition for actors, between the ages of 60 and 70. Anil, of the F3 Health Club that I visit every day, told me to try it. But I am very bad with technology, I didn’t know how to apply online. So I told Maju Mathew (who acted in Action Hero Biju) to tell Jude. And Jude happened to see a video of mine and liked my actions. So he came home the next day with his pregnant wife Diyana and Appu, the actor who plays the Bengali servant in the film. I was wearing these same clothes (T shirt and slacks) and I hear Jude had said then, ‘Ithu aanu nammude muthassi (this is our grandma).”
- Her performance in the film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’ was critically acclaimed and received many awards for the same.
- She appeared in movies like ‘Gandhinagaril Unniyarcha’ (2017) and ‘The Gambler’ (2019).
- She participated as a contestant in Bigg Boss Malayalam 2, started on 5 January 2020 and hosted by actor Mohanlal. Rajini was the first contestant to enter the house, and she was selected as the first captain of the BB house.
- She is well trained in playing the drums.
- To maintain her fitness, she regularly visits the gym at 5 a.m.
- She loves adventure sports.
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