Aarthi (actress)

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(1987-12-18) 18 December 1987 (age 33)
Other namesApple Aarthi,
Kundu Aarthi
Years active1987-present

Harathi, credited as Aarthi, is an Indian film actress and television host who has worked on Tamil-language films and in television dramas. After initially working as a child in the late 1990s, Aarthi had a televised stand up comedy show before appearing in the Tamil film industry, with films including Giri (2004), Padikkadavan (2009) and Kutty (2010).[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

She started her career in Vanna Kanavugal movie when she was only 6 months old. Some of her popular early films included Arul (2004), Giri (2004) and Kundakka Mandakka (2005), in which she collaborated with actor Vadivelu.[2][3] For her roles in Padikkadavan (2009) and Kutty (2010), she won the Best Female Comedienne awards from Ananda Vikatan for two consecutive years.[4] Subsequently, in 2012, she was described as "Kollywood's most sought after comedienne".[5] During the same year, she was awarded the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian for her work in the film, Paraseega Mannan (2012).[6] She later won appreciation from The Hindu's critic for her appearance in an item number in Vishnuvardhan's Yatchan (2015).[7]

In 2017, Aarthi took part in the Tamil reality television show, Bigg Boss hosted by Kamal Haasan. She was evicted from the show on day 21, but later returned for a fortnight as a guest contestant.[8]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Aarthi married fellow comedian Ganeshkar in a ceremony in Guruvayoor during October 2009, before the pair returned to Chennai for a wedding reception. The pair had earlier been dance partners during the reality dance show, Maanada Mayilada.[9]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Child artiste

Awards[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tamil Comedian Aarthi Ganeshkar - Nettv4u".
  2. Rangan, Baradwaj. "Yatchan: A well-crafted black comedy that isn't all it could have been". The Hindu.
  3. Kesavan, N. (26 June 2016). "Comediennes who made Tamil cinema bright". The Hindu.
  4. Awards, Vikatan. "Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards 2016". www.vikatan.com.
  5. Viji (23 August 2012). "Meet Aarthi, Kollywood's most sough-after comedienne". KOLLY TALK.
  6. "TN Govt. announces Tamil Film Awards for six years". The Hindu. 14 July 2017.
  7. Rangan, Baradwaj (11 September 2015). "Yatchan: A well-crafted black comedy that isn't all it could have been". The Hindu.
  8. "Bigg Boss Tamil: Aarthi and Julie fight on Day 1". The Times of India.
  9. "Ayngaran International". ayngaran.com.

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