Rajini Chandy is a popular Malayalam actress. She is well-known for playing the character of Leelamma in the film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’ (2016).
Rajini Chandy was born on Wednesday, 18 July 1951 (age 68 years; as in 2020), in Kochi, Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She attended St. Sebastian’s High School, Thodupuzha, Kerala. She completed her graduation from Alphonsa College, Palai, Kerala. English Manorama Online
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Husband
Rajini Chandy was born in a South-Indian family. Her father was a school headmaster. She has seven siblings out of which, her two elder sisters became a nun. She got married to Varghese Chandy (a stock market professional) on 31 July 1970, before completing her graduation. The couple is blessed with a daughter Ceina Thomas who is married and settled in the USA.
Before starting her career as an actor, she used to work for a real estate company. Then, she opened a fitness centre for women and elderly people. After her fitness centre was closed, she studied mathematics, and within two months, she mastered the 10th standard maths syllabus. She then took tuition classes for the poor students. In an interview, she said,
Afsi, Chikku and Regina were my first students. At first, it was just Maths but knowing they were failing in other subjects, I got them to stay at my house for a month before the public exams, and gave tuitions for all the subjects. They became the first students to get first-class from that area.” Today, they are a nurse, a teacher and an M.Com holder, and still keep in touch. Rajini continued with a few batches of students after that. Sometimes she took them along to clean the street in front of her house.”
After a few years, she closed the tuition centre and started stitching. She then passed NCFM test to help her husband in the stock market. She debuted as an actor in the Malayalam comedy-drama film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’ in 2016.
In an interview, when she was asked how she got the role in the film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’ (2016), she said,
There was this notice on an online site, about an audition for actors, between the ages of 60 and 70. Anil, of the F3 Health Club that I visit every day, told me to try it. But I am very bad with technology, I didn’t know how to apply online. So I told Maju Mathew (who acted in Action Hero Biju) to tell Jude. And Jude happened to see a video of mine and liked my actions. So he came home the next day with his pregnant wife Diyana and Appu, the actor who plays the Bengali servant in the film. I was wearing these same clothes (T shirt and slacks) and I hear Jude had said then, ‘Ithu aanu nammude muthassi (this is our grandma).”
She acted in movies like ‘Gandhinagaril Unniyarcha’ (2017) and ‘The Gambler’ (2019).
On 5 January 2020, she entered the Bigg Boss Malayalam 2 house as a contestant, hosted by the actor Mohanlal. She was the first contestant to enter the house and became the first captain of the BB house.
- Travel Destination: Australia
- Musical Instrument: Drums
- Sport: Badminton
- Her hobbies include gardening, painting, and watching movies.
- She is well versed in playing the drums.
- When she was young, she used to play badminton, do aerobics, and swimming to maintain her fitness.
- She regularly visits the gym at 5 in the morning.
- After getting married, she lived in Mumbai for 21 years. She currently lives in Aluva, Kerala with her husband.
- She debuted in films as a heroine at the age of 65.
- She received many awards for her role in the film ‘Oru Muthassi Gadha’ 2016.
- She is often spotted drinking wine at parties.
- She is an adventure sports lover.