Kausalya - biography

Actor from India

Kausalya (born Kavitha Shivashankar on 30 December 1979), also known as Nandini, is an Indian film actress and model, who has starred mainly in Tamil and Malayalam films. She was pursuing a modelling career, before she debuted in the 1996 Malayalam film April 16 by Balachandra Menon. The following year, she appeared in her first Tamil film Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga and went on to star in several successful films, including Nerukku Ner, Priyamudan, Pooveli and Vanathai Pola. She had starred in over 30 films in Tamil and Malayalam in lead roles, while securing a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Pooveli. By the mid-2000s, she turned character artiste and went on to portray supporting roles in films such as Thirumalai and Santosh Subramaniam and ventured into television with the series Manaivi which aired 436 episodes on Sun TV.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Kaushalya,Kousalya,Nandini,Kavitha Shivashankar
Date of birth
Place of birth
Actor, Model


Year Performance Character
2008 Santhosha Subramani
2006 Mahanadi
2004 Kadhal FM
2004 Vajram Nanda Devarajan
2003 Thirumalai
2002 Shivam
2001 Vanathai Pola Prabu Deva`s Lover
2001 Vanathai Pola
2001 Karumadikkuttan Nandinikutty
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil Kausalya
2000 Ilaiyavan
2000 James Pandu Kausalya
1999 Thachiledathu Chundan Usha
1999 Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham
1998 Jolly
1998 Ayal Kadhayezhuthukayaanu Priyadarshini
1998 Sollamale
1998 Pooveli Mahalakshmi
1998 Pooveli Mahalakshmi
1997 Nerrukku Ner
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
1997 Lelam

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