Jyothika enjoyed a successful run in cinema for nearly a decade, leaving behind spectacular performances in movies like Khushi, Chandramukhi and Mozhi.
Basics on Jyothika
Jyothika Sadanah was born on 18th October 1978 in Mumbai, India. Her nick name is Jo. After finishing school at Learners Academy School, she joined Mithibhai College of Arts to study Psychology but did not complete it as she started her acting career.
After dating actor Surya for three years, they tied the knot in 2006 and have a daughter called Diya.
1998 to 2002 Jyothika’s first movie was a Bollywood love story Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998) with Akshaye Khanna. After a special appearance in a Tamil movie Vaali (1999) she starred in the lead role in Poovellam Kettuppar (1999) opposite Surya.
She was in the high grosser Mugavari (2000) while Khushi (2000) became a blockbuster and she won the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress Award. The following year Thenali (2001), which starred Kamal Hasan and Jayaram became a hit.
Her releases in 2002 were Raja, Little John and 123.
2003 to 2007 In 2003, many of her movies did well like Kaaka Kaaka, Thirumalai and Dhool. In Perazhagan (2004) she was seen in a dual role opposite Surya, who also played a double role. She won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress.
Her role in Chandramukhi (2005) as Ganga who has a split personality was widely appreciated and she walked away with another Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. It was one of the biggest blockbusters that Tamil cinema had seen.
Jyothika was seen in movies like Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu (2006), Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006) and Pachaikili Muthucharam where she played a negative character for the first time in her career. She played a deaf mute girl in Mozhi (2007) with Prithviraj. The movie received a good response, which was unexpected.