|Occupation||Actress and dancer|
|Years active||1982 - present|
|Awards||National Film Award|
Archana is an Indian film actress and accomplished Kuchipudi and Kathak dancer, known for her works in the South Indian film industry. She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress, twice for her work in Veedu in Tamil and Daasi in Telugu.
Early life and career
Archana was born in Andhra Pradesh into a Telugu speaking family. She is a graduate in acting from the Tamil Nadu Institute of Film Technology. She made her acting debut with the Hindi film, Yaadon Ki Baaraat,1973.
Awards and honors
- Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil - Veedu in 1988
- National Film Awards
- National Film Award for Best Actress, for Veedu in 1987
- National Film Award for Best Actress for Daasi in 1988
- Onbadhu Roobai Nottu (Tamil, 2007) with Sathyaraj
- Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram (Tamil, 2007) as Meenakshi
- Neengal Kettavai (1984) - Bhanu Chander
- Puyal Kadantha Boomi (1985) - Karthik
- Engirunthalum Vazhga (1985) with Raghuvaran
- Veedu (1988) as Sudha with Bhanu Chander; Won National Award for Best Actress
- Sandhya Ragam (1989) - Bhanu Chander
- Rettai vaal Kuruvi (1987) - Mohan, Radhika
- Vasanthame Varuga (1983) - Bhanu Chander
- Thammil Thammil (Malayalam 1985) with Mammootty
- Malamukalile Daivam (1986)
- Piravi (Malayalam, 1989) as Chakyar's daughter
- Onnaam Muhoortham (1991) ....
- Yamanam (Malayalam, 1992) as Ambili
- Sammohanam (Malayalam, 1994) as Pennu
- Madaamma (1996)
- Nireekshana (Telugu, 1982) with Bhanu Chander
- Ladies Tailor (Telugu, 1985) as Sujatha
- Pacha Thoranam (Telugu, 1994)
- Daasi (Telugu, 1988) as Kamakshi; Won National Award for Best Actress
- Bharath Bandh (1991) (Telugu)
- Matti Manushulu (1990)
- Yogi Vemana (1988) as Viswada
- Ondu Muttina Kathe (Kannada, 1987) with Rajkumar
- Guri (1986) (Kannada with Rajkumar
- Premigal Saval (1984) (Kannada)
- Bagh Bahadur (Bengali, 1989) as Radha
- Yaadon Ki Baaraat (Hindi, 1973)
- Nishad (2002) as Sati Gujaral
- Gangapur (English)
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- "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 29. Retrieved 7 August 2011.
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