Jyothirmayi files for divorce

Popular South Indian actress Jyothirmayi has filed a petition at the Ernakulam Family court on March 23, pleading divorce from her husband and childhood lover Nishanth, who isworking as a software engineer in the gulf. She married Nishanth in 2003. According to sources, her marriage was on the rocks for the last two years, as she wanted to do more films.

After taking a diploma in Public Relations and Journalism from Kerala Press Academy, Jyothirmayi started her career as an anchor and model. She appeared in many movies like Pilots, Ishtam and Bhavam before she shot to unexpected fame with her performance in an energetic dance number ‘Chingamaasam’ with Dileep in Meesha Madhavan (2002). Jyothi married Nishanth at the peak of her stardom. Post marriage, she became more successful as a performer and began to portray glamorous roles in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.