Birth: 26-03-1972,

Madhoo, originally known as Madhubala Raghunath is an actress in the Indian film industry. She has acted in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. She was named after the late Hindi actress Madhubala.

 

She has acted with stars including Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Jeetendra, Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun, Prabhu Deva, Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff, Govinda, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Nana Patekar, Venkatesh, Brahmanandam and Ravichandran.

 

She made her debut in the Malayalam film "Ottayal Pattalam" opposite Mukesh, and was later introduced to Tamil by renowned Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander in the movie Azhagan (1991) co-starring Mammooty, Bhanupriya and Geetha.

 

She made her Hindi movie debut with another newcomer Ajay Devgn in Phool Aur Kaante (1991). The title role in Mani Ratnam's Roja (1992) made her very popular. Her close friend is actress Heera Rajagopal. Heera used to help Madhoo with her costumes and hairstyles. She married Anand Shah on 19th February 1999. She has two daughters Ameyaa (16 November 2000) and Keia (9 November 2002).