Dhanya Mary Varghese is an Indian actress who mainly appears in the Malayalam film and television industry. She is also an acclaimed model and dancer. She is a former student of the Kalabhavan, a performing arts institution in Cochin.
Dhanya Mary Varghese was born on Tuesday, 17 September 1985 (age 36 years; as of 2022) in Idayar, Koothattukulam near Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She attended Little Flower Girls High School, Vadakara, St. Joseph’s Higher secondary school, Piravom, and M.K.M. Higher Secondary School, Piravom, for school education. Later, she attained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. Teresa’s College in Kochi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is VP Varghese, and her mother’s name is Sheeba Varghese. She has a younger brother named Dixon Paul Varghese who is a station master in Southern Railway.
Husband & Children
Dhanya Mary Varghese got married to John Jacob on 9 January 2012.
John is one of the contestants and winner of the Tharolsavam program telecasted on the Kairali channel. The couple has a son named Johan, who was born on 13 July 2013.
Dhanya Mary Varghese began working as a junior artist in films and a background dancer. In 2003, she first appeared in the song Thottuvilichalo of the film Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam as a background dancer. She made her acting debut in 2006 with the Tamil film Thirudi. Her debut Malayalam film as a lead actress was Nanma, which was released in 2007, and Sharath Chandran Wayanad was the director of this film. She then appeared in the film Thalappavu in 2008, and her role in the film was highly appreciated by the critics. Later, she worked in several Malayalam films such as Vairam: Fight For Justice, Kerala Cafe, Thirudi, Veeramum Eeramum, and Nayakan.
In 2009, the award function titled “Vanitha Asianet-Film awards 2009′ was hosted by Dhanya Mary Varghese as one of its anchors. Later, she was seen in several Malayalam musical albums as a model.
The Malayali music reality show ‘ Idea Star Singer on Asianet’ was judged by Dhanya Mary Varghese in 2010.
Dhanya Mary Varghese appeared in several daily soap operas such as Dhannya Me Vishu, Vanitha, Kali Gandaki, Food Steps, and Comedy Stars. As a model, she worked in several television advertisements for renowned brands such as Optic World, Asian Paints, Samson and Sons Lifestyle, Max fashion Onam, and Vicks VapoRub.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
In 2012, Dhanya Mary Varghese was the winner of the Kerala Film Critics Association Awards. In 2019, she won the Asianet Television Awards 2019 – Best Star Pair with Anoop Krishnan in the television serial Seetha Kalyanam.
- Dhanya Mary remains very active on various social media platforms. More than 42.6k people follow her on Instagram. She regularly posts her pictures and dancing videos on Facebook.
- In 2012, soon after her marriage to John Jacob, Dhanya Mary Varghese stopped working in the Malayalam film and television industry. In 2017, she again started working on Malayalam television shows.
- In 2016, Dhanya Mary Varghese and her husband were arrested by the district Crime Branch in Thiruvananthapuram in a 130 crores real estate fraud case in which they were charged with duping people to pay a large amount of money on the pretext of building flats in Kochi. Her brother-in-law, Samson, and father-in-law were the owners of this real estate and construction business. In an interview with a media house, Dhanya Mary Varghese described that at the time of crises, they were thinking to commit suicide to move away from the situation. She narrated,
God blessed me and John to stay together. Then we would pray well. Problems come at an unexpected time. We were really alone. Really, it is a blessing to experience that situation. Because we will be stronger. Think about how to deal with this. Here’s how it looks on people’s faces once it’s released tomorrow. This is what I encountered. This is not to say that he never contemplated suicide for a moment. We both thought of moving away.”
- Dhanya Mary Varghese is a fitness fanatic. On various social media platforms, she regularly posts pictures and videos of her workout sessions.
- In 2019, an adventure reality show ‘Bhayam’ was won by Dhanya Mary Varghese.
- In 2022, Dhanya Mary Varghese appeared in the Malayalam Bigg Boss Season 4 as one of its contestants.