Revathi was to born to Malank and Lathika was named Asha Kelunni Nair.Later when she started her filmy career she shortened her name to Revathi.
She began her acting career at the age of 17 with 'Mann Vasani' in 1983 while still in school.
She rose to prominence for her portrayal as 'Divya' in the 1983 romantic movie 'Mouna Ragam.
Apart from being an actress Revathi is also a filmmaker. She made her directorial debut in 2002 with 'Mitr, My Friend.'
Revathi was married to cinematographer and director Suresh Chandra Mohan and they split after a divorce in 2013.
After the divorce, Revathi gave birth to a baby girl through IVF.
The talented actress has received the National Film Award for Best Actress three times. She bagged her first national award for best actress in 1992 Tamil movie'Thevar Magan'.