Famous dancer-turned-actress, K V Shanthi, is well-known for her stage name, Shanthi. She was born in Kottayam, Kerala. Her father is a businessperson and is settled in Chennai. Her entire childhood was spent in both the cities as they kept on moving. This reason might be the main cause as to why she didn't have a good slang in Malayalam, and she had to take the help of dubbing artists for her voice in Malayalam movies.
K V Shanthi didn't enter the film industry directly. Firstly, she was a famous dancer. She used to be a part of a troop for a few years and soon, she formed own troop. She continued with her troop performances all over the the country for about 3-4 years. She is a dedicated disciple of world famous dancer, Uday Shankar.
K V Shanthi, while performing with her troop, got a chance to act in movies. She appeared in movies like ‘Ponkathir’, ‘Jailppuli’, and ‘Achanum Makanum’. When the production manager of Merryland Studio came to Shanthi and asked her to play a role, she immediately accepted, though for the role was for a second heroine. She appeared as Lusie in her first Malayalam movie, 'Padatha Painkili'. It is a social drama film directed by P Subramaniam in 1957. This film was a big commercial hit then. At first, she was afraid to face the camera, but later, she met it more comfortably.
K V Shanthi appeared in the role of Sathyabhama in the movie, ‘Bhakta Kuchela’. Bhaktha Kuchela was a remarkable movie in the history of both the Malayalam and Telugu film industry. A few Telugu actors took the major roles, and a few Tamil actors took the other roles. With this movie, she reached the audience of Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam cinema. This movie is one of those movies for which Shanthi is never forgotten for.
Coming to Shanthi's personal life, she married ‘Sasikumar’, and they have a child, Shyam Kumar. She appeared in and around fifty films, and later she retired. She lives as a housemaker in Chennai now.
Sija Rose is an Indian actress who mostly appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. Sija completed her schooling from Al Wadi Al Kabir in Muscat, Oman. Initially, Sija Rose wanted to pursue journalism following her father’s footsteps. She completed her graduation from Mumbai. Srija was in Kerala for holidays after completing her graduation. Sija got opportunities for modelling and television commercials.
Sija was modelling for major brands in Kerala before appearing in films. She is known as Rakshita in Sandalwood industry and also known as Siju, Sreeja and Shija. The film Magadi released in 2012 was her debut venture in Kannada. Sija played a small role as Dulquar Salman's sister in her first Malayalam film Ustad Hotel. She made her debut in Tamil with the movie Kozhi Koovuthu playing a role of a village girl named Thulasi in the year 2012.
Three films of Sija were released together on the same day in the year 2013. The movies were debut director N.K.Gireesh’s Nee Ko Nijaa Cha, Rajesh Amanakar’s Entry and Rasoolum. She was the heroine in Nee Ko Nijaa Cha where she played the role of a receptionist at a hotel. She had supporting roles in Entry and Rasoolum. She has also played the role of a simple girl following Indian traditions in the movie Bhadrasanam, which is a sequel to the movie Anandabhadrum. Masani and Madhavanum Malarvizhiyum, which were Tamil movies, were her next two releases. She was seen playing a role of a Bharatanatyam dancer in Madhavanum Malarvizhiyum. Later she worked with Rajesh Pillai as an assistant director for the Hindi film Traffic and took a little break from acting. She signed her next film after the completion of the movie Traffic. The movie she signed up for was Bijith Bala’s debut Nelikka. Sija played the role of a girl named Priya, with the male lead actor Deepak. She has also signed up the period-drama Ennu Ninte Moideen featuring the real life love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala. She hosted the television reality show Lets Dance on Amrita TV in the year 2014. Sija participates in the reality show Star Challenge on Flowers TV.