|Shalu Kurian With Parents|
Shalu Kurian hails from Kottayam district of Kerala and she is the daughter of Mr Kurian V Jacob and Jai Kurian. She has a younger brother also named as Jacod Kurian who works as a web designer. She has completed her degree from Kottayam Basalius college and currently she is perusing Masters degree in Economics through open university.
Shalu Kurian started her small screen acting career through the serial 'Thingalum Tharangalum' directed by Purushothaman and aired on Amrita TV. Later she acted in a Hindu devotional serial titled as 'Swami Ayyappan' which aired on Asianet and it was a successful series of that year. Further She was seen in the family series 'Nizhal Kannadi' aired for around 2 years on Surya TV. In this serial, she shared screen space with actor Rajesh Hebbar who played a prominent and pivotal role in the show. Christian devotional series 'Kadamattathachan' was her fourth serial on Malayalam and it was aired on Surya TV. Actor Prakash Paul portrayed the lead role in this serial in which Shalu appeared in a village girl's role. Later she acted in following serials Shalu, Mayamadhavam, Chattambikalayani, Indira, Kudumba Police, Kalyani Kalavani and now Chandanamazha.
Shalu has also tried her luck in some Tamil serials. She made her debut in Tamil through the series 'Azhagi' produced by Vikatan TV and directed by E. Vikramadhithan. Actress Viji Chandrasekhar plays the female lead role in this series and it completed more than 900 episodes on Sun TV. 'Thendral' was her second series in Tamil directed by S. Kumaran and produced by Vikatan Televistas. In this serial, she esseyed the character Lavanya Nithish and the serial was one of the biggest hits in Sun TV and had the highest TRP for Tamil serials.
Shalu Kurian made her debut as film actress through the flick 'Jubilee' reelased on 2008 and directed by G.George. It was a family thriller film featured Saiju Kurup in the lead role of Joji. Later she appeared in following films Kabadi Kabadi, Kappal Muthali, Nadhuni and Athmakatha. Her last movie was Romans in which she had a good character and the movie was a huge success.