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Birth Name: Madhoo Raghunath Malini
Pet Name: Madhubala
Birth Date: 26th March
Sign: Aries
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black
Nationality: Indian
Marital status: married
Languages: Tamil, Hindi And Englis
Favorite food: home-cooked food
Debut Film:
Phool Aur Kaante


Spouse: Anand Shah
Daughter(s): Ameya and Kela
She is Hema Malini's neice


Madhoo was born in the Malini household on March 26th. Her dad's name is Raghunath, who is the brother of Bollywood actress Hema Malini. Her mom's name is Renuka. She was taught Bharat Natyam by her mom. Madhoo lost her mom to Cancer when she was just 13 years old.
Treating her aunt as her role model, Madhoo wanted to be an actress. After being offered a small role, she enrolled in Roshan Taneja's School of Acting for 2 months. Subsequently she learned that she had been dropped quite unceremoniously.

This blow empowered her to take up jogging and swimming to lose weight; got braces for her teeth; had a hair cut; got a complete make-over, including clearing up her skin; perfected her Hindi. And then viola - a new, improved, and sexy Madhoo emerged.

An Aries, Madhoo's acting career started with Ottayal Pattalam in Malyalam. She was first introduced to Bollywood in Phool Aur Kaante. Her role in 1992 Tamil movie Roja made her famous overnight, leading to the film being dubbed in multiple languages. Her other popular releases included Diljale, Yeshwant, and Pehchaan.

Her career as an actress spanned from 1990 through on to 2002. She acted in a total of approximately 30 movies in Hindi, Tamil, Malyalam, Kannada, & Telegu.

She was introduced by renowned Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander in movie Azhagan(1991) which starred Mammooty,Bhanupriya and Geetha. She made her Hindi movie debut with another newcomer Ajay Devgan in Phool Aur Kaante (1991). The title role in Mani Ratnam's Roja (1992) made her very popular. She is married to Anand Shah. She has two daughters Ameya and Kela.

She was signed by Kallol Sen to act in his "Love Sex Etc", but subsequently changed her mind. She has appeared in 'Mann Main Hai Vishwas' on Sony Television.

She married Anand Shah, who comes from a rich industrialist family, relocated to the U.S. where she gave birth to two daughters, Amela and Kela. Ameya has already indicated that she wants in act in movies.


1. Kachchi Sadak (2006) .... Laxmi Devi
2. Mulaqaat (2002) .... Archana Vithalrao Patkar
3. Chehraa (1999) .... Simran
4. Sar Utha Ke Jiyo (1998)
5. Zulm-O-Sitam (1998) .... Meena 'Billo'
6. Ganesh (1998)
7. Ustadon Ke Ustad (1998)
8. Hafta Vasuli (1998) (as Madhu) .... Inspector Durga
9. Khote Sikkey (1998) .... Suman
10. Udaan (1997) (as Madhu) .... Madhu
11. Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997) .... Vandana Nehle
12. Yeshwant (1997) .... Ragini Y. Lohar
13. Iruvar (1997) (as Madhubala) .... Special Appearance (Song "Narumugaiye")
14. Sher-E-Hindustan (1997)
15. Mr. Romeo (1996) (as Madhubala)
16. Shohrat (1996)
17. Diljale (1996) .... Shabnam
18. Return of Jewel Thief (1996) .... Madhoo19. Diya Aur Toofan (1995) .... Asha
20. Kalyug Ke Avtaar (1995) (as Madhu) .... Babli
21. Hathkadi (1995) .... Rani
22. Jallaad (1995) .... Gayetri
23. Mohini (1995) (TV) .... Ragini
24. Ravan Raaj: A True Story (1995) .... Geeta/Suzie
25. Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994) .... Marya
26. Zaalim (1994) .... Madhu
27. Brahma (1994)
28. Prem Yog (1994) .... Anita Sethi
29. Elaan (1994) .... Mohini Sharma
30. Kadhalan (1994)
31. Senthamizh Selvan (1994)
32. Gentleman (1993) .... Susheela
33. Allari Priyudu (1993) .... Poet
34. Pehchaan (1993) .... Tina
35. Ennodishtam Koodamo (1992) .... Arathi Menon
36. Roja (1992) .... Roja
37. Vaaname Ellai (1992)
38. Yodha (1992) .... Aswathi
39. Azhakan (1991) .... Sapna
40. Neelagiri (1991) .... Anitha
41. Phool Aur Kaante (1991) (as Madhoo Raghunath) .... Ajay's wife
42. Ottayal Pattalam (1990)

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