Yamuna Rani (Bigg Boss Malayalam 6) Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Husband: Devan Ayyankeril
Hometown: Kollam
Age: 47 Years

Yamuna Rani

Real nameAruna
Famous RoleLisy in the Malayalam TV series 'Jwalayayi' (2000-2002) on DD Malayalam
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Malayalam): Stalin Sivadas (1999) as Sreekala Menon
Poster of the film 'Stalin Sivadas'
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1977
Age (as of 2024) 47 Years
BirthplaceItanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
School• Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Arunachal Pradesh Trust
• Vimala Hridaya H.S.S For Girls in Vadakkevila, Kollam
College/UniversitySree Narayana College, Kollam
Educational QualificationBA in Hindi from Sree Narayana College, Kollam [1]Facebook - Yamuna Rani
Yamuna Rani while worshipping Lord Ganesha
HobbiesListening to Music, Travelling, Cooking
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateFirst Marriage: Year, 2002
Second Marriage: 7 December 2000
An image from Yamuna Rani's second marriage
Husband/SpouseFirst Husband: SP Mahesh (film director) (m. 2002; div. 2019)
Second Husband: Devan Ayyankeril (US-based psychotherapist)
Yamuna Rani (extreme right) with her daughters and second husband
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- 2
• Ami
• Ashmi

Note: Photo in 'Husband' section.
ParentsFather- Venugopalan Nair (died in 2010)
Mother- Shantamma
SiblingsSister- Suguna (younger)

Yamuna Rani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Yamuna Rani

  • At the age of 12, Yamuna Rani moved from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh to Kollam, Kerala with her family.
  • While staying in Arunachal Pradesh, her father worked as a PWD engineer. Later, he went to Saudi Arabia and worked there for five years.
  • In an interview, she revealed that after her father returned to India, he started his own business, but it failed. After this, she had to work as an actress to contribute to her family income.
  • During her college days, she worked as a data entry operator at a DTP centre of her father’s friend.
  • She started her acting career at the age of 19 with a Malayalam album song for Onam which was aired on Doordarshan Malayalam.
  • The popular dramatist and theatre director Kavalam Narayana Panicker noticed her performance in her debut album song and later decided to cast her in a lead role in his short film ‘Punarjani.’
  • In 1997, she essayed the role of Padmavati in Malayalam TV series ‘Manasi,’ which aired on DD Malayalam.
  • After making her debut in the Malayalam film industry with the film ‘Stalin Sivadas’ (1999), she appeared in the film ‘Indriyam’ (2000) in which she essayed the role of Malini.
  • She rose to fame after she played the negative role of Lisy in the Malayalam TV series ‘Jwalayayi’ (2000-2002), which was broadcast on the channel DD Malayalam.

    Yamuna Rani (left) in a still from the TV series 'Jwalayayi'

    Yamuna Rani (left) in a still from the TV series ‘Jwalayayi’

  • In 2002, she played the supporting role of Sindhu in the Malayalam film ‘Meesha Madhavan.’
  • She took a break from the entertainment industry from 2006 – 2012 due to several reasons.
  • In 2014, she played the role of Madhumathi in the television series ‘Chandanamazha’ and received immense appreciation for her performance. The TV series was aired on Asianet.

    Yamuna Rani (left) in a still from the TV series 'Chandanamazha'

    Yamuna Rani (left) in a still from the TV series ‘Chandanamazha’

  • In 2015, she created her YouTube channel ‘Yamuna Theere,’ where she mainly uploads her cooking videos. As of 2024, she has more than 4.91 K subscribers on her channel.
  • She has appeared in four stories of the Malayalam tele film series ‘Basheer Kathakal,’ produced by Madhu Mohan.
  • She essayed the role of Sumithra in the 2015 Malayalam film ‘Ivan Maryadaraman.’

    Yamuna Rani (right) in a still from the film 'Ivan Maryadaraman'

    Yamuna Rani (right) in a still from the film ‘Ivan Maryadaraman’

  • She has acted in several Malayalam films such as ‘Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal’ (2000), ‘Mark Antony’ (2000), ‘Jeevan Mashai’ (2001), ‘Ente Hridayathinte Udama’ (2002), and ‘Mazhanoolkanavu’ (2003).
  • She, along with her second husband, participated in the couple reality TV show ‘Njanum Entalum’ in 2022. The TV show was broadcast on the channel Zee Keralam.

    Yamuna Rani with her husband in a still from the TV show 'Njanum Entalum'

    Yamuna Rani with her husband in a still from the TV show ‘Njanum Entalum’

  • In 2024, she appeared as a contestant in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 6,’ which aired on Aisanet.

    Yamuna Rani (left) in 'Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 6'

    Yamuna Rani (left) in ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 6’

  • She has acted in various Malayalam television series including ‘Amma’ (2015) on Asianet, ‘Bhagyajathakam’ (2018) on Mazhavil Manorama, ‘Kabani’ (2019) on Zee Keralam, ‘Thamarathumbi’ on Surya TV.
  • In an interview, she revealed how she got her screen name Yamuna. She said that her name was mistakenly mentioned as Yamuna instead of Aruna on the ticket card of the short film ‘Punarjani.’ Later, she opted the name as her screen name because when she was born her maternal father wished her to name Yamuna.