Shalu Kurian Bio :
Born: February 9, 1988
Age : 28
Birthplace : Kottayam
Height : 5.6
Movies: Ente Sathyanweshana Pareekshakal
Siblings: Jacod Kurian
Parents: Kurian V. Jacob, Jai Kurian
Shalu Kurien plays the second lead in the serial Chandanamazha on Asianet TV. Shalu is Varsha, the cousin of Amrutha (lead role) who is married in the same family as Amrutha. Varsha’s character is negative in shade with a comic touch. She is one of the examples of vamp roles who play their part as effectively as the lead and get equally popular.
Family and Early Education: Shalu hails from Kottayam, Kerala. She completed her schooling from BMM English School, Kottayam. Later she did B.A from Baselious College Kottayam. Her brother is an IT engineer. Having been a dance performer in school and college, Shalu decided she would pursue acting ambitiously. With this aim, she relocated to Thiruvanthapuram.
Shalu Kurien in Serials: Shalu grabbed each opportunity that came her way. Eight years back she made her debut with Amrutha TV’s Thingalaum Tharangalum. She played key roles in serials like Kadamattathu Kathanaar, Chatambi Kalyani, Indira and Sarayu. Some other serials gave her opportunity to show case her acting skills like Kudumba Police, Swami Ayyapan, Nizhalkannadi, Snehakoodu, Mayamadhavan.
The Big Break in Chandanamazha: In popular TV soap Chandanamazha Shalu plays Varsha who is the vamp with a comic touch to her character. Chandanamazha is the Malayalam adaption of Hindi Hit series Saath Nibhana Sathiya on Star Plus. Varsha is the parallel role of Rashi in the Hindi version. When the serial went on air, Shalu was noted as fresh and vibrant with her screen presence. Her expressive face and natural acting impressed everyone as did the lead role of Amrutha played by Meghna Vincent.
Shalu has bagged many awards for her portrayal of this character. She won Asianet Best actress in negative role award in 2015.
Shalu Kurien in Tamil: Thendral and Azhagi are the two serials in Tamil that made her popular.
Shalu Kurien in Movies: Shalu has acted in many Malayalam movies in small roles. Her filmography include: Jubilee, Kabadi Kabadi, Kappal Muthalali, Nanthuni, Romanss, Omega,exe, Test Paper, Calling Bell. Ente Sathyaanveshna Pareekshnagal gave her a potential role to play.
Shalu in Advertisements: Shalu has endorsed brands like Partha Textlies and Indulekha.
Shalu’s contagious smile and her expressive face make her a natural actress who is grabbing big projects in both TV and films. Shalu is the new age vamp in Chandanamazha who is not exactly the typical cruel one but is simply driven by her greed and bad advise by her mother. Characters like Varsha’s are a relief from the kind of Kanner Nayikas who is excessively emotional and tear shedding. In future, we are sure to see more of Shalu on the screen.