Happy birthday Manju Warrier: We bet you didn't know these facts about your favourite star
We bring you some interesting facts about the lady superstar, Manju Warrier on her 42nd birthday
Not a Keralite by birth: Though Manju Warrier is the pride of Malayalis, she is not a Keralite by birth. Manju was born in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu on September 10, 1978. Her schooling was at CSI Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Nagercoil. Later, her family shifted to Kannur to facilitate her dance classes.
Youth Festivals: Manju Warrier was adjudged the best performer at the state school youth festival, twice. Manju started her career as a supporting actress in the film 'Sakshyam' in 1995. She became a lead actress next year opposite Dileep in 'Sallapam.'
Just three years in cinema: Manju acted in Malayalam cinema just for three years before her marriage to Dileep and did only 20 films. Even with such limited time and films, she became the lady superstar of Malayalam cinema.
Thilakan's words: The actress won accolades for her range of performances as a naughty girl to a strong woman. Thilakan, who is known as the Perunthachan (master craftsman) of Malayalam film said that he has learnt a lot from Manju.
Awards: In just three years, Manju won the state award for her performance in 'Ee Puzhayum Kadannu', opposite Dileep. She also got a special mention from the National Award jury for her performance in 'Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu.'
The return: She is the only actress who managed to make a strong comeback and got the same popularity on the second chance, after a 14 years hiatus. In the second term, she ventured into different areas including social work. She is the brand ambassador of various government projects.
The fighter: The actress always stood strong even when she had to undergo a divorce after 14 years of marriage. Despite several accusations and names calling, the actress is still going strong and many consider her an idol.