Manju Vani

Manju Vani

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Manju Vani Profile

  • Name:
  • Manju Vani
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Kochi
  • Father:
  • Krishnan Kutty
  • Mother:
  • Sumati
  • Spouse:
  • Bhagya Ratnam

Manju Vani Biography

Manju Vani is a newcomer to Malayalam film industry who shot to fame playing the supporting role of Sherly in a comic style in 2016 blockbuster Action Hero Biju. Though she gained attention as an actress, Vani really dreamt to become a singer. She excelled in the role of a lower class woman from Kochi and her fat figure gave extra flavours to her comic role, though she was seen in a serious style. Her role as a housewife Sherly became an instant hit. She is also a lyricist, singer, dubbing artist and lawyer.


Though she is a native of Edapally, Kochi, most of her childhood and teens were spent in Palakkad where she completed her education. She schooled at Vijayamatha Convent Higher Secondary School, Chittur, Palakkad. Though she was interested in singing, she completed LLB from Calicut University, only for the sake of her father who is a retired DYSP of Crime Branch. Her father Krishnan Kutty wanted his daughter to study law. While doing her second year LLB, she won prize for Hindi Versification in the university level. Her parents came to known about her achievement only after seeing the news in a daily.


Manju knows all south Indian languages apart from English and Hindi. She gives its credit to her mother Sumathi, a retired Hindi professor from Maharaja’s College who introduced her to the world of books. After studies she had a brief stint in corporate sector and later worked as an RJ in Dubai. She penned lyrics for the movie, Rockstar and also worked as a dubbing artist.


Actually acting was not her comfortable zone. The director Abid Shrine convinced her for the role, after he dubbed her voice in ‘typical Kochi’ accent and she was the first one to be casted for the movie, Action Hero Biju. The movie got noticed by a series of less-known character artists who gave a power pack performance. She got married in 2016 February soon after the release of her debut film. She is the youngest of seven sisters.   

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Updated: April 16, 2016

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