Rajani

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For 1980s TV series, see Rajani (TV series).
Rajani
Born (1965-07-27) July 27, 1965 (age 49)
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Residence Begumpet , Hyderabad, India
Other names Rajani
Sasikala
Sasi Mullagiri
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1980–1993
2010–present
Spouse(s) Dr. Mullagiri Praveen

Rajani (born Shashi Kaur Malhotra)[1] is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Telugu cinema (as Rajani), Kollywood (as Sasikala), few Kannada and Malayalam films.[2]

She was starred in 150 feature films including, Seetharama Kalyanam, Rendu Rella Aaru, Aha Naa Pellanta opposite Rajendra Prasad, Majnu opposite Nagarjuna and Seetaramula Kalyanam opposite Balakrishna. She also starred in Kannada films including Jai Karnataka a remake of 1987 Bollywood hit Mr. India) with Ambareesh and Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare with Vishnuvardhan. She was then starred in Bharathan's Malayalam hit Padheyam opposite Mammootty.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Rajani was born in Bengaluru to V. N. Malhotra, a Punjabi father and Sulochana, a Kannadiga mother.[5] She was married to an NRI Dr. Mullagiri Praveen, has three children, and subsequently divorced.[6][7]Hyderabad: The AP High Court stayed all criminal proceedings launched against former film actress Rajani by assistant commissioner of police in Hyderabad. Justice Tamada Gopala Krishna, while hearing a criminal petition filed by Rajani, gave notice to her mother-in-law Mullagiri Meramma asking her to explain why the petition filed against her should not be admitted, and stayed all further criminal proceedings against the actress. Rajani whose original name is Shashikala was a popular Telugu film heroine till she got married to one D M Praveen of Hyderabad on November 22, 1998. She stopped acting in films after her marriage. Citing extreme physical and mental harassment from her husband and her in-laws, Rajani applied for a divorce before the city family court. The court, following non appearance of her husband, granted her an ex parte divorce on April 1, 2008. Rajani and her husband have three flats in the city. After divorce, Rajani took up the responsibility of bringing up her three children with the rent from one of the flats while staying in another. In February this year, her husband transferred the ownership of the two flats to his mother. Following this, they even obtained an interim injunction from city civil court in May this year, the actress alleged. She alleged that her in-laws filed an atrocity case against her to prevent her from contesting these suits, she said in her petition. Rajani is a Brahmin by caste (daughter of V N Malhotra) while her former husband belongs to Scheduled Caste. Her mother-inlaw filed a case against the actress under the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act saying that the latter abused her in the name of caste. Counsel for Rajani, S Vani contended that the Act was inapplicable in the case since the actress married an SC and gave birth to his three children. The judge ordered the matter to be posted after six weeks and said that there shall be an interim stay on all the criminal proceedings that were launched against the actress under the atrocities Act.

Filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  1. Brahma Mudi,1985
  2. Rendu Rella Aaru, Vindhya, 1985
  3. Adapadachu, 1985
  4. Bharya Bhartala Bhandham, 1985
  5. Lanchavataram, 1985
  6. Idena Nyayam, 1985
  7. Pelli Niku, Akshtintalu Naku, 1985
  8. Brahma Rudrulu, 1986
  9. Seetarama Kalyanam, 1986
  10. Manchi Manasulu, 1986
  11. Pratidwani, 1986
  12. Cowboy No. 107, 1986
  13. Maruti, 1986
  14. Majnu, 1987
  15. Nene Raju, Nene Mantri, 1987
  16. Collector Gari Abbai, 1987
  17. Agni Putrudu, 1987
  18. Bhale Mogudu, 1987
  19. Tayaramma Tandavakrishna, 1987
  20. Udayam, 1987
  21. Gundammagari Krishnulu, 1987
  22. Ramu, 1987
  23. Sardar Dharmanna, 1987
  24. Muddubidda, 1987
  25. Chinnari Devata, 1987
  26. Hantakudi Veta, 1987
  27. Aha Na Pellanta, 1987
  28. Brahma Putrudu, 1987
  29. Sankaravam, 1988
  30. Ugranetrudu, 1988
  31. Samsaram, 1988
  32. Jeevana Ganga, 1988
  33. Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam, 1988
  34. Bhamakalapam , 1988
  35. Bhanduvulostunnaru Jagratta, 1988
  36. Muralikrishnudu, 1988
  37. Chikkadu Dorakadu, 1988
  38. Vijethalu, 1989
  39. Dhruva Nakshatram 1990
  40. Prananiki Pranam, 1990
  41. Naga Devatha
  42. Sahasa Putrudu

Tamil[edit]

  1. Ilamai Kaalangal 1983
  2. Sabaash 1984
  3. Kadamai 1984
  4. Kuzhandai Yesu 1984
  5. Theerpu En Kaiyil 1984
  6. Sattathai Thiruthungal 1984
  7. Theerpugal Thirutthapadalaam 1985
  8. Naagam 1985
  9. Madras Vaathiyaar 1985
  10. Enaitha Kodugal 1985
  11. Ilankandru 1985
  12. Kuva Kuva Vaathugal 1985
  13. Shankari 1985
  14. Sigappu Nila 1985
  15. Oomai Vizhigal 1986
  16. Kutravaaligal 1986
  17. Kolusu 1986
  18. Thanga Mama 3D 1986
  19. Mann Soru 1986
  20. Vettai 1986
  21. Shankar Guru 1987
  22. Kaaval Kaidhigal 1988
  23. En Pottukku Sondhakkaran 1988
  24. Anbin Mugavari 1988
  25. Inaindha Kaigal 1990
  26. Vetri Vizha 1990
  27. Gnana Paravai 1990
  28. Naane Varuven 1992
  29. Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen 1992
  30. Oor Mariyadhai 1992

Kannada[edit]

  1. Jai Karnataka (1989)
  2. Mathsara (1990)
  3. Nagini (1990)
  4. Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare (1991)
  5. Entede Bhanta (1992)
  6. Preethi Maado Hudugarigella (2002)

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Devatha (1965)
  2. Kadamattathachan (1966)
  3. Panimudakku (1972)....
  4. Agninakshathram (1977)
  5. Inakkili 1984
  6. Padheyam 1993

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