Ragini (actress)

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Ragini
Raagini.jpg
Ragini in a Malayalam film
Born 1937
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore
Died 30 December 1976
Spouse(s) Madhavan Thampi
Children Lakshmi, Priya
Parents Gopala Pilla, Saraswathiyamma
Relatives Lalitha, Padmini, Chandran

Ragini (1937–1976) was a South Indian danseuse and actress. She was the youngest of the famed Travancore Sisters: Lalitha, Padmini, and Ragini.[1] With sister Padmini, she started her acting career in the mid-1950s and has acted in movies of different Indian languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. The era of dance in Hindi cinema is considered to have begun with the entrance of Ragini and other South Indian actresses.[2] Ragini died of cancer in 1976.[3]

Family[edit]

She was married to Madhavan Thampi. The couple have two daughtes, Lakshmi and Priya.[4] Actress Sukumari is the trio's maternal first cousin. Malayalam actors Shobana, Ambika Sukumaran, Vineeth and Krishna are her relatives.

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  • Aalinganam (1976)...... Vimala
  • Lakshyam (1972)
  • Aromalunni(1972)
  • Nadan Premam (1972)
  • Ernakulam Junction (1971).... Malathi
  • Lanka Dahanam (1971) .... Maheswari
  • Panchavan Kaadu (1971)
  • Poompatta (1971).... Susheela
  • Muthassi (1971)
  • Ganga Sangamam (1971)
  • Achante Bharya (1971) .... Thankamma
  • Aranazhikaneram (1970).... Deenamma
  • Thurukkatha Vathil (1970).... Sulekha
  • Othenante Makan (1970)
  • Sabarimala Sree Dharma Shaastha (1970)
  • Manavatty (1964)
  • School Master (1964)..... Sarala
  • Anna (1964)
  • Atom Bomb (1964)
  • Kalayum Kaminiyum (1963)
  • Chilamboli (1963)
  • Nithya Kanyaka (1963)
  • Bharya (1962)
  • Viyarppinte Vila (1962)
  • Kaalpadukal (1962)
  • Vidhi Thanna Vilakku (1962)
  • Veluthampi Dalawa (1962)
  • Palattu Koman (1962)
  • Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi (1962) ..... Ponnamma
  • Unniyarcha (1961)
  • Ummini Thanka (1961) .... Anandam
  • Krishna Kuchela (1961)
  • Nayaru Pidicha Pulival (1958).... Thankam
  • Thaskara Veeran (1957)
  • Prasanna (1950)

Hindi[edit]

  • Jai Jagat Janani (1976)
  • Aadhi Raat Ke Baad (1965)
  • Yeh Dil Kisko Doon (1963)
  • Gehra Daag (1963)
  • Naag Rani (1963)
  • Shikari (1963)
  • Aai Phirse Bahar (1960)
  • Kalpana (1960)
  • Amar Shaheed (1959)
  • Amar Deep (1958)
  • Mujrim (1958)
  • Sitamgar (1958)
  • Mr. X (1957)
  • Payal (1957)
  • Qaidi (1957)


Tamil[edit]

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