Rajisha Vijayan Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Family, Biography

Rajisha Vijayan

Rajisha Vijayan is an Indian actress and television presenter with a huge fan following in the Mollywood industry. A former Video Jockey, the Malayali actress is best known for her role of Elizabeth/Eli in her debut film “Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.” Rajisha has also given two Tamil hits, Karnan and Jai Bhim, and she has signed her first Telugu film as well.

Wiki/Biography

Rajisha Vijayan was born on Monday, 15 July 1991 (age 30 years; as of 2021) in Perambra of Kozhikode district, Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Being an Army brat, Vijayan has attended seven schools in different states. She is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Delhi.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Rajisha Vijayan

Family

Rajisha Vijayan comes from an Army background.

Parents & Siblings

Her father, Vijayan, is a retired Army officer. Her mother, Sheela Vijayan, is a homemaker and a former school teacher. Rajisha has a younger sister named Anjusha Vijayan.

Rajisha Vijayan wither her parents and sister

Rajisha Vijayan wither her parents and sister

Husband & Children

Rajisha is unmarried and has no children.

Relationships/Affairs

The actress was in a nearly two-year-long relationship with her childhood friend and ex-fiancé Aswin Menon, who works at the Steel Authority of India and is a native of Kozhikode. In June 2016, the couple got engaged at a private resort in Kozhikode, Kerala. Soon after, Rajisha broke her engagement with Aswin, apparently, due to her career. Reports stated that the actress was just starting out in films in the same year she got engaged and she did not want her relationship status to impact her acting career.

Rajisha Vijayan with Aswin Menon

Rajisha Vijayan with Aswin Menon

Career

Television

Around 2011, Rajisha started her modelling career but left the industry after working for two years to grab the position of a television show host on Surya Music. In 2013, the actress made her debut on TV with season 1 of the show named “Susi’s code Season 1,” and she hosted the show for a year.

During the same period, Vijayan simultaneously hosted and co-hosted many other shows on Surya Music and Mazhavil Manorama, including a talent show called ‘Ugram Ujwalam.’ Working with many shows in a short span of time greatly contributed to Rajisha’s huge following in the industry. When she was asked about her experience as an anchor, the actress said in an interview,

I did not become an anchor to get into films; I was in television for the love of it. I am focussed that way; I like to give whatever I am doing, my whole concentration.”

Malayali Films

Rajisha’s stints as an anchor landed her a movie offer within six months of her appearing on the TV. She said in an interview,

I was waiting for a good role. I was hoping to act in a movie ever since I completed my degree course.”

Vijayan; however, did not take up the offer immediately and went on a two-year-long career break. She revealed in an interview the reason for her break:

The face of Eli has to be fresh for the audience and the mannerisms of anchoring should not influence acting. So Rahman [director] had suggested that I take a break from anchoring. I took a break because I knew I have to concentrate on one job. While anchoring is natural and spontaneous, acting is totally different.”

In July 2016, she finally made her debut in the Malayalam cinema with the movie “Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.” Her breakthrough role in the movie as Elizabeth/Eli put her in the limelight and fetched her many accolades and awards. The budding actress then went on to work in many Malayalam movies.

Rajisha Vijayan in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam

Rajisha Vijayan in Anuraga Karikkin Vellam

Next year, Rajisha was seen in two films, “Georgettan’s Pooram” and “Oru Cinemakaaran.” Both these movies did well at the box office. In 2018, she featured as a queen in the Malayali theatre drama called “Hand of God.” Vajisha was again seen in the lead role in the Mollywood movie “June” in 2019, which was one of the highest-grossing films in the industry. Her performance in ‘June’ was critically and commercially acclaimed, and earned her immense fame.

Rajisha Vijayan in movie June

Rajisha Vijayan in movie June

In the subsequent years, Vijayan was the lead actress in her other hit Malayam movies including Finals (2019), Stand Up (2019), Love (2020), and Kho-Kho (2021).

Tamil Films

In 2020, the Mollywood actress took the Tamil film industry by storm with her role as Draupathai in “Karnan,” which starred actor Dhanush opposite her.

Rajisha Vijayan with actor Dhanush in the movie Karnan

Rajisha Vijayan with actor Dhanush in the movie Karnan

In the following year in November, Vajisha became a part of the huge blockbuster hit and widely acclaimed Tamil drama film “Jai Bhim.” She played the role of a teacher named Mythra in the movie, which was a small but significant part of the drama.

Rajisha signed her third Tamil film “Sardar” in May 2020, whose shooting was halted in April 2021 due to COVID-19.

Telugu Films

The Malayali actress is all set to make her Telugu debut with a film named “Ramarao On Duty.”

Rajisha Vijayan's debut Telugu movie's poster

Rajisha Vijayan’s debut Telugu movie’s poster

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • In 2016, Rajisha was felicitated with the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her debut movie “Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.” She also won the New Promise in Acting (Female) award at the Asia Vision Awards for the same movie.

    Rajisha Vijayan felicitated with Kerala State Film Award

    Rajisha Vijayan felicitated with Kerala State Film Award

  • Next year, the actress won multiple awards for her debut Malayalam movie. She won the Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair (shared with Asif Ali), Vanitha Film Award for Best Star Pair, CPC Cine Award for Best actress, and 2nd IIFA Utsavam Award for ‘Best Performance In A Leading Role-Female (Malayalam).’

    Rajisha Vijayan with her IIFA award

    Rajisha Vijayan with her IIFA award

  • Her movie ‘June’ fetched her the Ramu Karyat award for the Best second actress in 2020.
  • Rajisha also won the ‘Best Character actress’ at Asianet Film Awards for her work in movies June, Finals, and Stand Up.

Favourites

  • Destination: Kullu Manali

Facts/Trivia

  • Rajisha likes reading and travelling in her spare time. She is also interested in theatre and athletics. The Mollywood actress is also a trained Indian classical dancer.

    Rajisha Vijayan on one of her trips

    Rajisha Vijayan on one of her trips

  • Vijayan was fond of theatre and the arts even when she was in school. She revealed in an interview that she considered studying medicine or engineering in the beginning; however, eventually, her interests inspired her to pursue a career in media. Rajisha recalled her schooling days and said,
    Like many Malayalis who grew up on a diet of excellent films, deep inside, I always wanted to be in the movies. I have often play-acted my Oscar speech – with a shampoo bottle!”
  • In 2019, when Rajisha was shooting for her film ‘Finals,’ she got a severe knee injury on the set of the film. Talking about her injury, the actress said in an interview,
    I had a knee injury at the location of the ‘Finals.’ The ligaments of my right knee were sprained and I had to complete the rest of the shooting after recovering from the injury. Shooting in the most difficult terrains were completed after I was injured.”
  • Rajisha expressed her desire to continue working in the cinema, and she said in an interview, Vijayan added,
    My goal is to keep on doing good cinema. I want characters that challenge the actor in me. Cinema is like an ocean. I have done just five films. There is so much left for me to explore. My hopes and ambitions are wide and infinite.”

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