Madhoo was born in the Malini household on March 26th. Her dad’s name is Raghunath, who is the brother of Bollywood actress Hema Malini. Her mom’s name is Renuka. She was taught Bharat Natyam by her mom. Madhoo lost her mom to Cancer when she was just 13 years old.
Treating her aunt as her role model, Madhoo wanted to be an actress. After being offered a small role, she enrolled in Roshan Taneja’s School of Acting for 2 months. Subsequently she learned that she had been dropped quite unceremoniously.
This blow empowered her to take up jogging and swimming to lose weight; got braces for her teeth; had a hair cut; got a complete make-over, including clearing up her skin; perfected her Hindi. And then viola – a new, improved, and sexy Madhoo emerged.
An Aries, Madhoo’s acting career started with Ottayal Pattalam in Malyalam. She was first introduced to Bollywood in Phool Aur Kaante. Her role in 1992 Tamil movie Roja made her famous overnight, leading to the film being dubbed in multiple languages. Her other popular releases included Diljale, Yeshwant, and Pehchaan.
Her career as an actress spanned from 1990 through on to 2002. She acted in a total of approximately 30 movies in Hindi, Tamil, Malyalam, Kannada, & Telegu.
She was signed by Kallol Sen to act in his “Love Sex Etc“, but subsequently changed her mind. She has appeared in ‘Mann Main Hai Vishwas’ on Sony Television.
She married Anand Shah, who comes from a rich industrialist family, relocated to the U.S. where she gave birth to two daughters, Amela and Kela. Ameya has already indicated that she wants in act in movies.
Films Done By Madhoo
- 1991 Azhagan Swapna Tamil
- 1992 Ennodishtam Koodamo Aarathi Menon Malayalam
- 1993 Annayya Saraswathi Kannada
- 1994 Elaan Mohini Sharma Hindi
- 1994 Prem Yog Anita Hindi
- 1994 Senthamizh Selvan Vaidegi Tamil
- 1994 Zaalim Madhu Hindi
- 1995 Mohini Ragini Hindi
- 1996 Mr. Romeo Madhu Tamil
- 1996 Diljale Shabnam Hindi
- 1996 Return of Jewel Thief Madhu Hindi
- 1996 Panchalankurichi Tamil
- 1997 Chilakkottudu Madhu Telugu
- 1997 Udaan Madhu Hindi
- 1998 Hafta Vasuli Inspector Durga Hindi
- 1999 Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Shalu Hindi
- 1999 Chehraa Simran Hindi
- 2001 Mulaqaat Archana Patkar Hindi
- 2008 Kabhi Socha Bhi Na Tha Radhika Hindi
- 2011 Tell Me O Kkhuda Geeta Hindi
- 2011 Love U…Mr. Kalakaar! Ritu’s Aunt Hindi
- 2013 Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharuvatha Vidhya Telugu
- 2014 Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Vidhya Tamil
- 2014 Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Malayalam
- 2015 Ranna Saraswathi Kannada Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
- 2015 Surya vs Surya Nikhil’s Mother Telugu
- 2016 Nannaku Prematho Divya’s Mother Telugu
- 2019 Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi Kannada
- 2019 Seetharama Kalyana Geetha’s mother Kannada
- 2019 Agni Devi Shakuntala Devi Tamil
- 2019 Premier Padmini Shruthi Kannada
- 2020 College Kumar Janaki Tamil/Telugu
Television Done By Madhoo
- 2001 Kaveri Kaveri Tamil Sun TV
- 2002 Devi Devi Hindi Sony TV
- 2012 Soundaravalli Soundaravalli Tamil Jaya TV Cameo
- 2017 Aarambh: Kahaani Devsena Ki Maharani Sambhavija Hindi Star Plus
- 2017 Koshish Se Kamyabi Tak Celebrity guest Hindi DD National
- 2017 D4 Junior v/s Senior Celebrity Judge Malayalam