Madhoo, happy birthday!

The Roja actor turns 41 today

Madhoo was born on March 26, 1972. Best known for her role in the Mani Ratnam’s Roja, the actor has aged gracefully, slowing down where her career is concerned, preferring instead to focus on her two daughters, Ameyaa and Keia.

Madhoo does, however, make the occasional film appearance, the most recent being in the Hindi films, Tell Me O Kkhuda and Love U…Mr Kalakaar. Her Bollywood debut was alongside Ajay Devgn in Phool aur Kaante and she went on to act in films such as Diljale, Udaan, Mere Sapno Ki Rani and Khote Sikkey.

Her first film was the Malayalam movie Ottayal Pattalam, after which she featured in K Balachander’s Azhagan with Mammootty. It was the 1992 film Roja, set against the Kashmir militancy, that brought her the most acclaim and she followed that up with several other films in all the Southern languages. She may not be seen too often on screen these days, but she’s always remembered for her endearing roles.

Here’s wishing Madhoo a very happy birthday!