Manju Warrier is an Indian film actress and dancer in the Malayalam film industry. She made her acting debut in Sakshyam (1995) at the age of 16. Her most well-known films are: Thooval Kottaram (1996), Sallapam (1996), Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1996), Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), Pranayavarnangal (1998), Kanmadam (1998), Summer in Bethlehem (1998), Pathram (1999), Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999), How Old Are You? (2014), and Udaharanam Sujatha (2017). Warrier won the National Film Award – Special Mention for her performance as Bhadra in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu. She also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Anjali in Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, along with five Filmfare Awards for Best Actress, a record in that category. Warrier married actor Dileep in 1998 and quit acting. In 2015, they divorced. She has since made a comeback to cinema after a 14-year break with the critically and commercially successful film How Old Are You?, which won her many accolades, notably her record setting fifth Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam.