Manju Warrier is an Indian actress who mainly works in Malayalam films. He is known for his role as Devaprabha Varma in the Malayalam film ‘Duval Kottaram’ (1996).
Manju Warrier was born on Sunday, 10 September 1978 (Age 44 years; Until 2022) in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Virgo. His native place is Thrissur, Kerala. He completed his schooling in three different schools namely CSI Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Nagercoil, Kannur Chinmaya Vidyalaya and Kannur Sova Higher Secondary School. Studied at Sri Narayana College, Kannur.
Height (Approx): 5′ 4″
Weight (Approx): 55 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Body Measurements (Approx): 34-26-36
Parents & Siblings
Manju’s father’s name was TV Madhavan, who was an accountant. His mother’s name is Girija Madhavan, a Kathakali artiste.
He has a brother named actor Madhu Warrier.
Husband & Children
Manju married actor Dileep on 20 October 1998. Due to some differences, they got divorced in 2015. They have a daughter Meenakshi.
Manju made his acting debut in 1995 with Sakshyam.
In 2019, she made her Tamil debut with the film ‘Asuran’.
In 2021, R. She made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Amriki Pandit’ opposite Madhavan. In an interview, he talked about his Bollywood debut,
I am acting in the film Amriki Pandit with Madhavan. The shoot was going on in Bhopal when Madhavan was confirmed to have Covid-19, so, we planned. Now, with the lockdown in Bhopal, we are waiting for things to settle down. I am very excited about the project. I speak Hindi and we are shooting with live sound as well.
He made his television debut with the serial Mogharavam.
- In 2019, Manju courted controversy when he filed an FIR against director VA Sreekumar Menon. In the FIR, the director used several means to defame him. She also mentioned that she has come across several social media campaigns to defame her.
- On 6 May 2022, Manju caused controversy when she filed a case against director Sanal Kumar Sasitharan for defaming her reputation through social media. Acting on his complaint, the police arrested Chanal from Barasala in Thiruvananthapuram. When the police arrested him, he went live on Facebook and told his fans that the police were trying to kidnap him and kill him.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actress for ‘Ee Phuyum Kadannu’
South Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Ee Phuyum Kadannu’
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress for ‘Shallapam’ and ‘Ee Phuyum Kadanu’
Screen Videocon Awards Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Ee Phuyum Kadannu’
South Filmfare Awards Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Kaliyattam’ and ‘Aaram Tamburan’
Screen Videocon Awards for Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Aram Tamburan’ and ‘Eru Pranayagalattu in Krishnagudi’
Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Kanmadam’ at South Filmfare Awards.
Best Actress at the Asianet Film Awards for ‘Kanmadam’
South Filmfare Awards for Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Batram’.
Special Mention for ‘Kannelhuthi Podum Thotu’ at the National Film Awards
Special Jury Mention at Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for ‘Kannejhuthi Podum Thottu’
Best Actress at Asianet Film Awards for ‘Kannejhuthi Podum Thotu’ and ‘Batram’
Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘How Old Are You’ at South Filmfare Awards.
Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘How Old Are You’ at the South Indian International Film Awards.
Best Actress for ‘How Old Are You’ at the Asianet Film Awards
Vanitha won Best Actress at the Film Awards for ‘How Old Are You’
Best Actress for ‘Veta’ at Asianet Film Awards
Best Actress at Asiavision Awards for ‘Vetta’ and ‘Karingundam 6’
Best Actress – Critics (Malayalam) for ‘Example Sujatha’ at Filmfare Awards South
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress for ‘Uthaharanam Sujatha’ and ‘C/O Saira Bhanu’
Vanitha won Best Actress at Film Awards for ‘Karingunnam 6’
Best Actress at Asiavision Awards for ‘Udaharanam Sujatha’
Best Actress (Malayalam) for ‘Amy’ at South Filmfare Awards.
Best Actress at Asianet Film Awards for ‘Amy’ and ‘Odiyan’
Vanitha won Best Actress at Film Awards for ‘Udaharanam Sujatha’
Best Actress for ‘Amy’ at the Asiavision Awards
Best Actress at the Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for ‘Pradhi Bhuvankozhi’
Best Actress – Critics (Tamil) for ‘Asuran’ at the South Indian International Film Awards.
Most Popular Tamil Actress at Asianet Film Awards for ‘Asuran’
Vanitha won Best Actress at Film Awards for ‘Amy’ and ‘Odiyan’
Note: He has also won many awards.
Manju owns a Mini Cooper SE car. He is the first celebrity to buy an electric Mini Cooper SE in India.
Actress: Vidya Balan
- Manju is called ‘Lady Superstar’ by many news sources.
- He started his career at the age of seventeen. After acting in more than twenty films, he retired from acting.
- She started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of four, but gave up dance after marriage. In an interview, she talked about giving up dance,
It was a much needed break as my life was hectic until my marriage. I enjoyed the long break without doing anything.
- On 24 October 2012 he sang Kuchipudi at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple.
- In 2013, after she filed for divorce, she starred in an advertisement with actor Amitabh Bachchan. Later, she appeared in Kalyan Jewellers’ commercials alongside Aishwarya Rai, Nagarjuna, Prabhu and Siva Rajkumar.
- In 2013, she wrote her autobiography ‘Shallapam’ and launched the book at the 18th International Book Festival organized by DC Books. In an interview, he talked about writing the book,
I am not a writer. I am not confident about my vocal ability. However, with proper guidance I can write this book.
- In 2014, he returned to films after fifteen years with ‘How Old Are You’. In an interview, he talked about his comeback,
Well, technically, a lot has changed. All movies are shot digitally and in high definition. I’ve never been big on technology, so I knew and understood the basics. But everything else is the same – shooting environment, crews, people, sets. I was very fortunate to work with good people in the nineties and back in 2014.
- She is a founding member of Women in Cinema Collective, an organization working for the protection of women in the Malayalam film industry.
- In 2016, he enlisted the help of magician Muthukat and learned some magic tricks. Participated in MOM in Thiruvananthapuram.
- In 2018, in an interview, he revealed that in 1996, while shooting for the film Shallabham, he saw death very close to him. He added that he was so focused on the suicide scene that he was shooting and could not move when the train came in front of him. Manoj, her co-star saved her in time.
- In 2019, during the shooting of a film, he had to stay in a village with his crew members for several days due to heavy rains and floods in Himachal Pradesh.
- Apart from acting, he also strives for social welfare. She addressed the National Women’s Speech Festival held in Thiruvananthapuram and spoke about her involvement in social causes. she said,
I see no reason to downplay my involvement in social issues. There are a lot of people who do a lot more for the community outside of the limelight. Because I am known to people, even my small actions are shown in a big way.
- He is the brand ambassador of Lasaku Coaching App, Kalyan Jewellers, Sony India, Meriboy Ice Cream, Dadri, Kitchen Treasures, Samsung, Ujala, Zee Keralam and Maiji.
- She works in various public awareness campaigns like Shea – Taxi, Kudumbashree’s Organic Farming, Naipunnia Development Project, Kerala State Electricity Board, Pink Patrol, HardiCorp (Kerala State Horticultural Products and Development Corporation), Malayalam Manorama – Kerala Cancer Awareness Movement.