K Mahashweta (Child Actress) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

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K Mahashweta

K Mahashweta is a Malayalam child actress who came to recognition after she bagged the Best Child Actress Award at the Las Vegas Movie Awards 2020 for her role in the Malayalam short film, “Grandma Toy.”

Wiki/Biography

K Mahashweta/Mahaswetha was born in 2010 (age 10 years; as of 2020) in Angeripalayam, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. As of 2020, she is a student at MGV Global Academy ICSE School in Tirupur. Since the age of 4, she enjoyed watching films, singing, and dancing, and therefore, developed an interest in acting. She used to watch movies in multiple languages – Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam and used imitate different scenes from the movie in front of her parents.

Mahashweta with her sister after performing in a school play

Mahashweta with her sister after performing in a school play

Family

Her father P.U. Krishnan is a film producer who has produced four of her short films. She has a sister of her age. There is not much information available about her family.

K Mahashweta's father P U Krishnan

K Mahashweta’s father P U Krishnan

A picture of Mahashweta with her sister from September 2020

Mahashweta with her sister

How Did Acting Happen

In an interview with The Times of Indian, Mahashweta revealed about how she got into acting, she said,

When I was four years old, I used to watch movies on television and I would try to imitate the actors or actresses. I love watching movies in all the languages and I would enact scenes from the movies in front of my parents. They would appreciate my acting. I had a habit of saving money and I would never spend it on anything. One day I gave all my savings to my father and told him that I wanted to act in movies. Seeing my interest and passion for acting, my father approached his director friend Sujith Das from Kerela, who gave me my first break in the short film, Aarodu Paruyum.”

Career

Mahashweta started her acting career by acting in the Malayalam short film titled “Aarodu Paruyum” (To Whom Should I Tell), released in 2019. In the film, she played the role of a little girl child who craved for love and attention from her parents busy with their mobile smartphones and thus could not find someone to whom she could express her problems.

Poster of To Whom Should I Tell

In 2020, she acted in another Malayalam short film, “Grandma Toy,” in which she played the role of an orphaned girl who helps senior citizens at an old age home.

A still from To Whom Should I Tell showing Mahasweta helping an old lady

A still from the movie “To Whom Should I Tell” showing Mahashweta helping an old lady

So far till 2020, she has acted in four Malayalam short films. Out of those four movies, she has won international Best Child Actress awards for her role in two of them.

Awards/Honour

  • Best Child Actress by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her role as “Miya” in the Malayalam short film titled Aarodu Paruyum “To Whom Should I Tell.” (2019)
    Mahaswetha with her LAFA 2019 Best Child Actress award

    Mahashweta with her LAFA 2019 Best Child Actress award

  • Best Child Actress at the Las Vegas Movie Awards 2020 for her role in the Malayalam short film titled “Grandma Toy.”
    Mahaswetha with her Las Vegas Best Child Actress Award

    Mahashweta with her Las Vegas Best Child Actress Award 2020

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