Indian film actress known for her work in the South Indian film industry including in a range of Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu films. She is best recognized for her roles in the films Drishyam where she played Rani, Rhythm where she played Chitra, and in Sethupathi IPS.
Her feature film debut came in 1978 when she starred in Thamburatti. She gained recognition in 1982 when she starred in Nenjangal. Her Telugu feature film debut came in 1991 when she starred in Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu.
She has won multiple Best Actress awards at the Filmfare Awards South including in 2004 for her role in Swaathi Mutthu and in 1998 for Bharathi Kannama.
She was born and raised in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and married Vidyasagar in 2009.
She starred alongside Mohanlal Nair in the 2013 crime film Drishyam.