Actress, Supporting Cast
1993 Mathru Devo BhavaWinner, Filmfare Best Actress Award
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Real/Other Names:: Vijayalakshmi, Maadhavi, Madhvi, Madhavi Yadav
Date of Birth:: August 14, 1962(Age-48)
Place of Birth:: Adoni in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh

Family and Relations

Spouse: Sharma

Mini Biography

Director K. Balachander introduced her in a supporting role in his hit Telugu film Marocharithra (1979).She repeated her role in the Hindi remake Ek Duje Ke Liye(1981), which became the top grossing film of 1981. In both films, sheshowed remarkable sensitivity as a lonely wealthy woman who falls inlove with Kamal Haasan. She earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actress.Director K. Balachander was so impressed with her performance in bothfilms that he introduced her to the Tamil film industry in the film Thillu Mullu (1981) with Rajinikanth. By the end of the decade, she was starring opposite superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi film Agneepath (1990).
Madhavi later acted alongside Kamal Haasan in Raja Paarvai, Tik Tik Tik, Kaakki Chattai and Mangamma Sabadham appearing in a swimsuit in all the films. Other films with Rajinikanth included Garjanai and Thambikku endha ooru. Being talented, she showed her ability in movies like Needhi dhevan Mayakkam and Nirabaraadhi.
She acted in number of Kannada movies which have been a big success.She acted with many popular Kannada heroes including Dr. Raj Kumar,Vishnu Vardhan, Anant Nag and Ambareesh.
She also donned many roles in Malayalam movies with superstars like Mammootty and Mohanlal. Her beautiful portrayal of the legendary "Unniyaarcha" in the national award winning movie "Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha" was well appreciated.

Personal life:
In 1996, she married businessman Sharma, who is half-Indian and half-German, and moved to New Jersey to raise her three children and assist her husband in his business.Now retired from films, she has indicated that she still feels the urge to act when she sees good films