All You Need To Know About Malavika Mohanan

Malayalam film actress, Malavika Mohanan, makes her Bollywood debut this week in Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds. She will star opposite Ishaan Khattar, who is also making his film debut with this movie. Naturally, everyone is excited about the newcomers, who have been hogging the limelight recently at their promotional events. While Khattar already has a reputation,  being the younger brother of Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, it's Malavika we cannot wait to see on the big screen. The actress made her debut in the Malayalam film industry in 2013 and went on to do three more films for Mollywood. She also acted in the Kannada film, Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi, which released in 2016. Here’s all you need to know about the Southern starlet:

Her father is a famous cinematographer.  

Like Ishaan, Malavika too is a star kid. Her father, K. U. Mohanan, has worked as a cinematographer on movies like DonAaja NachleMiss LovelyTalaashFukreyRaees, and Jab Harry Met Sejal. Malavika shares her father’s love for cinema and photography.

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She hails from Bombay.  

Malavika’s parents are from Payyanur in Kannur District of Kerala. But she has been raised in the city of Bombay, where she completed her graduation in Mass Media from Wilson College. She’s a city girl, through and through.

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She made her film debut opposite Dulquer Salmaan.

In her debut film, Pattam Pole, Malavika starred opposite Southern hottie, Dulquer Salmaan. The film was a love story between a Brahmin boy, Karthik (Dulquer), and a Christian girl, Riya (Malavika). She subsequently starred in Nirnayakam and The Great Father.

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She bagged the role that Deepika Padukone auditioned for. 

Earlier, rumors were adrift that the actress had replaced Deepika Padukone in this film. Just to clarify, Malavika wasn’t Deepika’s replacement. Both the actresses did a look test and the popular filmmaker decided to go with Malavika. Deepika was never chosen to do the film.

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You can follow her on Instagram.

Want to know more about Malavika Mohanan? Follow her on Instagram here. On her page, she shares her love and flair for fashionphotographytravel, and all things cinema

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Are you excited to watch the actress in Beyond the Clouds? The movie hits theatres this week, alongside five other Bollywood movies.