Asha Sharath was born as the daughter of Krishnan Kutty, a retired employee of Travancore Rayons. She is graduated from Sree Sankara College Kalady Asha is settled in Dubai from 1995, following her marriage with TV Sharath.
The dancer turned actress was offered to perform the character Professor Jayanthi in a Television mega serial. Her performance in the serial made the mini screen serial lovers especially, the women fall for her character. The character Professor Jayanthi became so popular and that had taken the actress to the silver screen. Asha Sharath made her debut in the silver screen with the movie Friday. She performed many noted characters but her performance in Jeethu Joseph's Drishyam gave her the biggest break in Mollywood. Her character as the Police officer was appreciated across the borders and she was roped in by Kamal Haasan to perform the same character in the Tamil remake titled Paapanasam.
Asha Sharath Early Life
Asha Sharath was born to VS Krishnan Kutty Nair and Kalamandalam Sumathy on 19th July 1975 at Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. Her mother is a renowned classical Indian dancer who founded the Natyalaya School of Classical Dances in Kerala. Asha was trained in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi by her mother. She had even gone on to win the top prize at 1992 All India Dance Fete at Benares.
Asha Sharath Family
Asha Sharath Family Father Mother Husband Daughter Daughter
Asha Sharath was born to VS Krishnan Kutty Nair and KalamandalamSumathy on 19th July 1975 at Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. Her mother is a renowned classical Indian dancer who founded the ‘Natyalaya School of Classical Dances’ in Kerala. Asha has two brothers, Balagopal and Venugopal. Asha is married to Sharath Varrier and they have two daughters, Keerthana and Uthara. The family is settled in Dubai.
Asha Sharath Career
Asha Sharath was already an established dancer when she was approached for the telefilm, NizhalumNilavumParayunnath. The film bagged her State Television Award for the Second Best Actress. She went on to appear in many popular TV soaps like ‘Indulekha’, ‘PonnumPoovum’ and most famously in Kumkumapoovu. Her performance as Prof Jayanthi won her fans across Kerala and bagged her awards. She won the Asianet, Asiavision awards for her performance. Asha had shifted to Dubai after her marriage to Sharath Varrier. She was a program producer in Radio Asia radio channel based out in Chennai. She also established a dance school called Kairali Kalakendram with branches at Karama, Qusais, Discovery Gardens and Sharjah in the UAE. She started her career with a telefilm which was shot in Dubai and later paved the way for Kumkumapoovu.
The actress made her feature film debut with Friday in 2012. The film had her in a prominent role alongside actors like Fahadh Faasil and Prakash Bare. She was next seen in Major Ravi’s Karmayodha, starring Mohanlal.
She has acted in around 24 movies and her noted movies are Major Ravi's Karmayodha and 1971 Beyond Borders, Anoop Menon's Buddy, Ardha Nari, Zachariyayude Garbhinikal, Biju Menon's Anuraaga Karikkin Vellam, Drishya(Kannada), Angels, Varsham, Kamal Hassan's Papanasam and Thoongavanam, Pavada, King Liar, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Vishwasapoorvam Mansoor, Sunday Holiday, Mammootty's Pullikkaran Stara and Anushka's trilingual movie Bhaagamathie (2018).
Asha Sharath Awards
Asha Sharath was nominated and also has won many prestigious awards and some of them are listed below.
1 Filmfare South, Best Supporting Actress Drishya(Kannada) 2014 2 Asianet Film Award, Best Actress Varsham 2013 3 Asianet Film Award, Best Character Actress Varsham 2014 4 Filmfare South, Best Supporting Actress Papanasam 2015 5 Filmfare South, Best Actress Varsham 2014 6 SIIMA Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Anuraga Karikkin Vellam 2017 7 Vikatan Award, Best Villain female Papanasam 2016 8
North American Film Awards, Best Actress
Pavada, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam 2017
Asha has won many accolades for her various performances in a short career. She won most of her film awards for ‘Drishyam’ in 2013. She won the Asianet, Asiavision, Filmfare and Amrita Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Jai Hind TV Award for Best Character Actress. Ramu Kariat Award for Best Actress, Atlas Film Critics Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a Filmfare for her performance in Varsham.
Asha Sharath Business
Asha has established a Dance School based out in the UAE. The school is named ‘KairaliKalakendram’ and teaches classical dance, cinematic dance, vocal music, painting etc. Around 80 teachers and 3500 students are part of the institution which has branches in Karama, Sharjah, Discovery Gardens and Qusais in the United Arab Emirates.
Asha Sharath Television
Asha was asked to do a part in a little tele-film, the shooting of which occurred in Dubai.Asha felt an inward energy for acting after the shoot and accepted the part of Professor Jayanthi in the Asianet serial Kumkumapoovu. Her performance as Prof Jayanthi in the hit soap was hugely appreciated and made her a household name in Kerala. Her other works in TV include PonnumPoovum (Amrita TV), Dream City (Surya TV), Indulekha (Doordarshan) etc. She has also appeared as a reality show judge in Asianet’s Munch Dance Dance.
Asha Sharath Endorsements
Asha Sharath is seen endorsing brands like PAPJO tamarind, Nirapara Chilly, Nirapara Supermarket etc
Asha Sharath Trivia & Facts
Daughter of famous dancer Kalamandalam Sumathy.
Found fame by playing Prof Jayanthi in the hit Malayalam TV soap, ‘Kumkumapoovu’.
Played IG Geetha in the Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil versions of Malayalam blockbuster ‘Drishyam’.
Runs a dance school in Dubai called ‘KairaliKalakendram’.
Worked as a programme producer in ‘Radio Asia’ for 10 years.
Asha Sharath Social Profiles
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