Actress Manju Warrier is the Manorama News Maker 2014

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Actress Manju Warrier is elected as the Manorama News Maker of the year 2014.  She was among the four finalists including  Actor/ M.P Innocent, Former ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan and Hockey Star.P.R Rajesh. Actor Nedumudi Venu declared the voting results on 11 January 2015. Manju Warrier, received the award and thanked every one who voted for her.

Manorama News Maker 2014 was organised by Manorama with Muthoot group as the sponsors. The title was to find the person who was in the news all the time and captured the attention of the people in Kerala. The winner was decided by popular votes received by the candidate in the list . The voting was held for one month with more than 5 lakh people participants through the different mediums, including SMS, GPRS and Online polls. There were ten candidates initially -Director Anjali Menon, Pilitician  M.A Baby, Actor/ M.P Innocent, Former ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan,  Hockey Star.P.R Rajesh, Rahul Pasupalan (Kiss of love), Manju Warrier, Politicians Pannyan Ravindran, Shasi Tharoor and V. M Sudheeran.  Among them only four received maximum votes and reached the final stage.

It should be noted that the Manorama News Maker is for finding the person in the news and not to find the person of the year. Manju Warrier, a well known actress and dancer, returned to film after  14 years of break. Right from the start of her return, every thing including her ad with Amithabh Bachan for Kalayan Jewellers, her dance programs, her movie How Old Are You, her role as brand ambassador for She Taxi, organic farming  and other socially relevant programs captured the attention of readers. Any news including her name received hits than other news makers in 2014 and became sensational, projecting her as a very popular figure in the mind of malayali audiences.

 In addition to the success of the movie How Old Are You, she won best actress award for her role as Nirupama in the movie in the 9th Asiavision Film Awards 2014 and 17th Asianet Film Awards 2015.

Manju Warrier - Manorama Newsmaker 2014 
Former winners of Manorama News makers are Rishiraj Singh IPS (2013),E Sreedharan(2012), Kochouseph Chittilappilly(2011), Preeja Sreedharan(2010),G. Madhavan Nair(2008), Pinarayi Vijayan (2007) and V. S. Achuthanandan(2006)

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