Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kumkumapoovu Shalini is Shelly Nabukumar


Shelly Nabukumar Kishore
Shelly is a person of contrasts.She is shy on screen but bold in real life. A person visiting her home may be taken by surprise because there is little to choose between her and the role Shalini in the serial Kunkumapoovu telecast by Asianet. She lives with her husband in their home in Trivandrum and enjoys to walk through the busy streets without getting noticed. She enjoys when someone says that she looks like that serial girl.It is my luck,says Shelly.

Shelly with Husband Kishore
Shelly doesn't have any resemblance to the ever moody Shalini in Kunkumapoovu. She was selected for her role in the serial upon her husband, Kishore C Menon's request. Kishore is the Production Controller of Kunkumapovu. At that time she was doing her PG in E-Governance. However her introduction in public shows dates back to the year 2000, when she was chosen as the second runner up for the Miss Flower Show contest helad at Kanakakunnu, Trivandrum. Her father J Nabu kumar is a civil engineer in Dubai. Her mother Sheela is a housewife and her elder brother is married and works in America. She has a sister Shibily who works as a teacher.
Shelly as Shalini
Shelly received the State Government’s award for best actress in a serial for her role in the serial ‘Thaniye’, also aired in Amritha TV. Amids this she also got the chance to play a role in director Ranjith’s portmanteau film Kerala Café. She did the role of a school girl opposite to Maniyanpillai Raju. The film was directed by Shankar Ramakrishnan. ‘It was a good experience’, says Shelly. However she expressed her sadness over the fact the serial actress never get selected for roles in Malayalam films. Meanwhile, Shelly is cast in Tamil director Ram’s latest flick ‘Thanka Meenkal’.

 Talking about her character ‘Shalini’ Shelly says that she in every way different from her. “I am lively, critical, bold and says my opinion in matters”, she says. Shalini on the other hand is timid and is very much an introvert. “In the serial when someone slaps on my face, mother giggles and says, “at least someone could slap you on screen”, says a bubbly Shelly. Even her dressing style is different from that of Shalini. Her friends are surprised when they see their friend as a meek, obedient and shy girl in the serial. 
Meanwhile she does love the affection and love shown by public towards her. Most of them are interested in knowing about her personal life. Payments are better in serials, says Shelly.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Asha sarath

Asha Sarath is a trained Classical dance artist who rose to fame since 2011 after roles in successful tele serial  Kumkumapoovu  as prof. Jayanthi Prabhakar Menon. Asha Sarath  is a trained Classical dance artist and  has a dance school  'Kairali Kalakendram Group Of Schools' in Dubai. 
Asha Sarath

  Asha Sharath, got the Best Dancer Award in 1992, at the All India Level Competition and was the recipient of the Gold Medal from the Maharaja of Banaras in India. She has received numerous Accolades, Medals, Puraskaras, Kalathilakams, Kalaratnams. She has also received Swathy Thirunal award in the year 2006. Ashasharath leaves no stone unturned in her Profession of imbibing the Indian Art and Music in the young generation today. Having worked in Radio Asia as a Program Producer in UAE for 10 years, she also had the benefit of interacting with renowned Artists from India and abroad.The Kairali Kalakendram Group which comprises of Kairali Kalakendram Dubai, Sharjah and Discovery Gardens is Affiliated to Natyalaya the renowed Dance Institute in Kerala. This Institute which was established 44 years back, by Smt. Kalamandalam Sumathy - the Mother and Guru of Asha Sharath is also recognized by the Govt. of India. In addition to the branches in India, this Institute also has its branches in Brazil, UK and USA. Smt. Kalamandalam Sumathy is an Institute by herself. With numerous Awards and Accolades like the Award and Fellowship from Sangeetha Nataka Academy, the Award from Kerala Kalamandalam, the National Awards from Akshaya to name a few, she has been the motivation and strength in the setting up of Kairali Kalakendram in UAE. She brings with her the talent and expertise from her years of experience in this field to this group.

Personal life

Asha with husband Sarath


Asha with husband sarath and daughters Uthara & Keerthana
Asha lives with his hisband Sarath in the Dubai and  currently comes to Trivandrum for shooting Kumkumapoovu.  She has two daughters  Uthara and Keerthana.