Kabani: 4 lesser-known facts we bet you didn’t know about Mallika Sukumaran AKA Parvathiyamma

Legendary actress Mallika Sukumaran is back on screen with Kabani and here are four lesser known facts about her.

Tom Francis

November 22, 2020


3 min


Ever wondered why the loving grandmother Paravthyamma from the Malayalam serial Kabani looks familiar? You would be surprised to find out that it’s none other than Malayalam industry’s legendary actress Mallika Sukumaran. She has been a part of the industry for almost four decades now and has finally made a comeback, this time to the small screen as one of the most loved characters in the series.

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The actress started her career in 1974 with the film Utharayanam and since then she has appeared in over 70 films. The actress has essayed evergreen characters in her career which deserves a special space in all of our hearts. Did you know that she is the mother of two Malayalam’s superstars now?

Trying to guess who? Find out such four lesser-known facts about Mallika Sukumaran here:

#1 Malayalam film’s leading superstars Prithviraj and Indrajith are her sons. The actress married legendary Malayalam actor Sukumaran in 1978 and soon retired from the limelight. She was blessed with two sons from her marriage with the legendary actor and guess who they grew up to be?

#2 Mallika has won several awards and recognitions including the Kerala State Film Award for the second Best Actress, for her performance in Swapnadanam. She was also awarded with the Life Time Achievement Award by the film critics association in 2016.

#3 Did you know she was also married to Malayalam actor Jagathy? Mallika married Jagathy in 1974, which ended in a divorce later. The actress married Sukumaran later and retired from her career as an actress. She returned to the big screen after the demise of her husband and became an essential part of Malayalam films from the early 2000s.

#4 Kabani is Mallika’s return to TV after her brief break from the small screen: Kabani garnered a lot of fan following as it was the return of Mallika Sukumaran on the Malayalam mini screen. She has been a part of many hit shows like ‘American Dreams’ and is now stealing everyone’s hearts with her role of the stern yet loving Parvathyamma from Kabani.   

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