Malavika Mohanan Glorious Photos
Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 19:50 [IST]
Malavika Mohanan is an Indian film actress, who has predominantly worked in the Malayalam language films. She has also appeared in Tamil, Hindi and Kannada language films. The daughter of cinematographer K. U. Mohanan, Mohanan made her acting debut with the romantic drama Pattam Pole.
Mohanan completed a degree in Mass Media at Wilson College, Mumbai, hoping to emulate her father as a cinematographer or as a director. Post her graduation, while she was contemplating taking up higher studies, she accompanied her father to a commercial shoot for a fairness cream, starring veteran Malayalam actor Mammootty. The actor subsequently enquired about Mohanan's interest in acting, before offering her a role opposite his son, Dulquer Salmaan, in an upcoming Malayalam film.Mohanan took time to consider the proposal before passing an audition and accepting terms to star in Pattam Pole (2013), and gradually learned about the process of acting as the shoot progressed.
Owing to the original costume designer's illness, Mohanan also worked as her own designer for the project.The romantic drama film, which narrated the relationship between a Tamil Brahmin youth and a Christian girl, received mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office. A critic from Rediff.com noted that Mohanan's "peppy girl act is far from being perfect but shows promise", while the Times of India's reviewers suggested that she did a "decent job". During the period, she continued having an interest in fashion, setting up an Indian ethnic fusion clothing brand called "The Scarlet Window".