Many a pretty face has gone into oblivion after sticking around in the industry donning the roles of the lead actor’s sister. Revathy Sivakumar, however, has no such plans; she knows well that these are exactly the kind of roles that have landed some of the industry’s leading ladies some plum roles in their career. Kicking off her career as a child artiste, Revathy has come a long way and was last seen in Vineeth Sreenivasan’s Oru Vadakkan Selfie.
Revathy is one of those lucky girls to have started off her acting career under the watchful eyes of actor Sreenivasan. “My first movie was Kadhaparayumbol as Sreenivasan’s second daughter. I was in class seven then.” Speaking about how she landed the role she says, “I met Sreenivasan first when I was handing over a bouquet to him at an inaugural function. I was a small kid at that time. After that, while writing the script for Kadhaparayumbol, he approached my father and asked if I was interested in acting.”
Things did not stop there for Revathy. She went on to act in Kuchelan, the Tamil version of Kadhaparayumbol starring Rajnikanth and also its Telugu version. She also won the Jaycee Foundation award for the Best Child actor for Kadhaparayumbol.
“I did some TV anchoring for a few local channels before starring in Makante Achan, once again as Sreenivasan’s daughter and as Mukesh’s daughter in 2 Harihar Nagar. I had also starred alongside veteran actor Thilakan in the movie Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe. It was a very serious character role and the experience of sharing screen space with someone like Thilakan was fabulous. All of these were amazing learning experiences,” she remembers.
Revathy is currently shooting for her brother’s project Valiyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti,which has already become the talk of the town as Baby Shamili’s comeback film in Malayalam. Speaking about working with her brother Rishi, she says, “There is a special kind of comfort and fearlessness when you are part of your sibling’s movie. I am starring as Kunchacko Boban’s sister and I am absolutely enjoying it.”
When asked if the ‘sister role’ has bored her, she laughs and explains, “Until very recently, I never gave it much of a thought. But of late, I have been brooding over the idea and I guess I am ready for lead characters if they are really good.”
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