Breakthroughs of Malayali women in 2022


Bhavana, Naaji Noushi, Nanjiyamma | Photo: instagram.com/bhavzmenon/, facebook.com/naaji.noushi, PTI

Bhavana breaks silence

Actress Bhavana Menon broke her silence on sexual harassment and her fight for justice, which led her to lock horns with some of the powerful people in the Malayalam film industry. She was one among the speakers in the ‘We The Women’ event titled ‘The Global Townhall’. She also made a comeback to Malayalam cinema after a break of five years through the movie ‘Ntikkakkakkoru Premandarnnu’.

Bhavana | Photo: instagram.com/bhavzmenon/

NDA's first women batch includes Ann Rose and Sreelakshmi

Ann Rose Mathew and Sreelakshmi Haridos have made Keralites proud by securing admission to the National Defence Academy in its first batch for women. Among the 1.75 lakh women who wrote the national-level entrance test, only 19 turned eligible. Ann grabbed the 7th rank while Sreelekshmi got the 12th rank in the entrance test.

Sreelakshmi Haridos, Ann Rose | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kasaragod woman bags international entrepreneurs’ award

For her handloom and handicrafts startup's performance in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals, entrepreneur Sangeetha Abhayan from Kasaragod has won the World Women Entrepreneurs' Award established by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK).

Solo trip to Qatar for watching Messi in action

A woman from Kerala, who hails 'Messi' as her hero, set out on a solo trip in her customized SUV to Qatar to watch her favourite team-- Argentina, play in the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Naaji Noushi, mother-of-five started her trip to the Gulf countries from Kerala's Mahe, when Transport Minister Antony Raju flagged off her trip on October 15.

Naaji Noushi | Photo: facebook.com/naaji.noushi

Winners of Vanitha Ratna Awards 2022

Kerala state government honoured four eminent women with Vanitha Ratna award on Women's Day at Nishagandhi auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram. The award which carried Rs 1 lakh and citation was handed over to Shantha Jose, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Dr Sunitha Krishnan and Dr UPV Sudha by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Shantha Jose, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Dr Sunitha Krishnan, Dr UPV Sudha

Nanjiyamma receives National Award for Playback Singer

A folk singer from Kerala who has no prior experience in the film industry won the best playback singer award at the 68th National Film Awards ceremony. She bagged the award for the hit song 'Kala Katha Sandhana' in Ayyappanum Koshiyum'.

Nanjiyamma receives National Award | Photo: PTI

Aparna Balamurali bags National film awards

At 68th National Film Award, Aparna Balamurali received the best actress award for the Tamil movie 'Soorarai Pottru'. She played the character Bommi in the movie.

Aparna Balamurali | Photo: Yaami

Olympian PT Usha becomes first woman IOA president

Renowned athlete and Rajya Sabha member PT Usha was elected as the first woman president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).The 58-year-old Usha, a multiple Asian Games gold medallist and fourth place finisher in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics 400m hurdles final, was declared elected unopposed for the top post in the polls.

PT Usha | Photo: ANI

Women bag top honours at 52nd Kerala State Film Awards

Revathy won the Best Actress award, which is also her first Kerala State Film Award. She received the award for playing Asha in the film ‘Bhoothakaalam’.

Revathy | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Unnimaya Prasad received the award for best character actress for the movie ‘Joji’, which is a loose reworking of William Shakespeare's ‘Macbeth’. She played the character Bincy Jaison in the film.

Sithara was chosen as the best female singer for the song "Palnilavin Poykayil" in ' Kaanekaane'.

Unnimaya Prasad, Sithara | Phopto: Instagram

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