Garikapati Varalakshmi

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G. Varalakshmi
Born 13 September 1926
Ongole, Andhra Pradesh India
Died 2006

G. Varalakshmi, born Garikapati Varalaxmi, (1926–2006) was a veteran Telugu and Tamil actress, stage artist, singer and director. She is well remembered for her arrogant roles in movies like Drohi and Letha Manasulu.

Biography[edit]

Varalakshmi was born in 1926 in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India. She left home to act on stage in Vijayawada, when she was 11 years old. She acted along with drama artists Thungala Chalapathi and Dasari Kotiratnam and became popular for her roles in plays like Sakkubai and Rangoon Rowdy.

Her first movies are Barrister Parvatheesam by Producer Raghupathy Prakash and Bondam Pelli by Producer H. M. Reddy, when she was 14 years old. These two movies were released together as a two-in-one movie. She moved to Bombay to sing in chorus groups for Naushad in 1942. As her career as singer was not successful, she returned to Madras in 1946. She married filmmaker and studio-owner K. S. Prakash Rao. Her husband and she acted and produced a controversial and popular movie, Drohi. She played an arrogant daughter role in that movie.

She later acted in popular movies like Kula Gotralu, Kanna Talli and Pelli Chesi Choodu movies. She acted with all top heroes in 1940s and 1950s in Telugu and Tamil. She played roles of both the loving woman and arrogant sister or mother-in-law. She also directed a social movie Moogajeevulu. She joined politics and supported M.G.R for short time. She was active member in Andhra Pradesh Praja Natya Mandali.

Filmography[edit]

Note: The list is not comprehensive.

Actress[edit]

  1. Barrister Parvatishan, 1940
  2. Bondam Pelli, 1940
  3. Dakshayagnam, 1941
  4. Bhakta Prahlada, 1942
  5. Vindhyarani, 1948
  6. Drohi, 1948
  7. Keelugurram, 1949
  8. Maya Rambha, 1950
  9. Modati Rathri, 1950
  10. Shri Lakshmamma Katha, 1950
  11. Swapna Sundari, 1950
  12. Deeksha, 1951
  13. Nirdoshi, 1951
  14. Niraparadhi, 1951
  15. Manavati, 1952
  16. Pelli Chesi Choodu, 1952
  17. Kanna Talli, 1953
  18. Naa Chellelu, 1953
  19. Paropakaram, 1953
  20. Jyoti, 1954
  21. Maa Gopi, 1954
  22. Menarikam, 1954
  23. Gulebakavali, 1955
  24. Ante Kavali, 1955
  25. Melukolupu, 1956
  26. Naan Petra Selvam, 1956
  27. Dongallo Dora, 1957
  28. Karpurakarasi, 1957
  29. Raja Nandini, 1958
  30. Mangalya Balam, 1958
  31. Iddaru Mitrulu, 1961
  32. Kula Gothralu, 1962
  33. Bhishma, 1962
  34. Antastulu, 1965
  35. Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum, 1965
  36. Sumangali, 1965
  37. Aastiparulu, 1966
  38. Letha Manasulu, 1966
  39. Bangaru Pichika, 1967
  40. Buddhimanthudu, 1969
  41. Nindu Hrudayalu, 1969
  42. Samsaram Sagaram, 1973
  43. Athavarillu, 1976
  44. Gorantha Deepam, 1978

Director[edit]

  1. Moogajeevulu, 1968

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