Rambha (actress)

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Rambha
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Native name Vijayalakshmi
Born (1976-06-05) June 5, 1976 (age 38)
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Toronto
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–2011
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) Indran Padmanathan (married 2010)
Children Lavanya
Parents
  • Venkateshwara Rao
  • Usharani
[1]

Vijayalakshmi (born June 5, 1976),[1] best known by her stage name Rambha, is an Indian film actress.[2] She has acted in over 100 South Indian films and also in Bollywood films. She acted in several successful films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali and Bhojpuri films. She paired up with popular actors like Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mammootty, Kalabhavan Mani, V. Ravichandran, Karthik Muthuraman, Jayaram, Mithun Chakraborty, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Sunil Shetty, Vijay and Govinda. She appeared as a Judge on Kalaingar TV's Maanada Mayilada.

Early life and background[edit]

Rambha was born Vijaya Lakshmi in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on June 5, 1976 into a Telugu kapu naidu family. Her mother tongue is Telugu. She is also the brand ambassador for her husband's firm, which has manufacturing facilities in Canada, India, and China.

Personal life[edit]

Rambha married Indran Pathmanathan, the founder and chairman of Magickwoods, a kitchen and bathroom manufacturing firm based in Canada, on April 8, 2010, in Tirumala.[3] She gave birth to a daughter, Lavanya in Toronto on January 13, 2011.[4]

Career[edit]

Rambha started her career with the – 1990 Kannada movie Server Somanna opposite Jaggesh. The same year she acted in a Malayalam film Sargam opposite Vineeth. She again paired up with Vineeth in Champakulam Thachan. She then entered Bollywood and was paired up with popular heroes. For the film Sargam, she has won State award and the film received a National Award.

In 1993, she completed the movie Tholi Muddhu opposite Prashanth after its original actress Divya Bharti died of a sudden death. Her second Tamil movie Ullathai Allitha, which remains her biggest hit till date, gave her a major breakthrough in her career. It was from this movie she started doing glamour roles which instantly won her numerous fans. She even had a nickname 'Thoday Azhagi' (Miss Thigh). She has had huge success in South Indian films from the mid 90s till early 2000s. People loved her glamour roles and especially her gorgeous smile on the silver screen. She also had very tough competition at that time with hugely popular heroines like Simran, Roja, Meena and Nagma. While approaching the mid 2000s, Rambha stopped doing regular films as a new crop of young heroines started their reign in south Indian films.

Rambha started her career as a producer with help of her brother with the movie Three Roses in which Jyothika, Laila and Rambha are the lead characters. Unfortunately, the film failed in the box office despite Rambha acting glamorously.

Rambha has acted in several languages and maintained a successful balance in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Bengali. Her latest film in Malayalam titled Paayum Puli in 2007 got good reviews and despite being in her mid 30s, she did one of her most glamorous roles for this film. Most of her movies are successful. She has acted in 3 Bengali films and now she has 17 Hindi films.

The last film she has acted in is a yet to be released thriller called Vidiyum Varai Kathiru. The film is being produced under Parijay creations banner and is touted as best performance ever. The film was due to release in July 2012.

After her marriage she had given up films and has judged a very popular Tamil TV show Maanada Mayilada, and the Telugu dance show Dhee.[5] She is now settled in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Filmography[edit]

As actress[edit]

In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1993 Aa Okkati Adakku Rambha Rajendra Prasad, Rao Gopal Rao E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1993 Tholi Muddhu Prashanth, Divya Bharti K. Reddy
1994 Bhairava Dweepam Nandamuri Balakrishna, Roja Selvamani Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
1994 Pacha Thoranam
1994 Hello Brother Nagarjuna Akkineni, Ramya Krishna E.V.V. Satyanarayana
1994 Bangaru Kutumbam
1994 Muddula Priyudu Venkatesh, Ramyakrishna K.Raghavendra Rao
1994 Allari Premikudu Jagapati Babu, Soundarya K. Raghavendra Rao
1995 Alluda Majaka Bobby Chiranjeevi, Lakshmi E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1996 Bombay Priyudu J. D. Chakravarthy, Vanisri K. Raghavendra Rao
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi Pawan Kalyan, Chandra Mohan E.V.V. Satyanarayana
1997 Dharma Chakkaram Vijayakanth, Deepti Bhatnagar K. S. Ravikumar
1997 Hitler Chiranjeevi, Rajendra Prasad Muthyala Subbayya
1997 Mama Bagunnavaa
1998 Ganesh Daggubati Venkatesh, Madhu Bala Tirupathi Swamy
1998 Bavagaru Bagunnara Swapna Chiranjeevi, Paresh Rawal Jayanth C. Paranjee
1998 Love Story 1999 Prabhu Deva, Vadde Naveen K. Raghavendra Rao
1998 Navvandi Lovvandi
1999 Mechanic Mavayya
1999 Iddaru Mitrulu Chiranjeevi, Sakshi Sivanand K. Raghavendra Rao
2000 Okkadu Chaalu
2000 Moodu Mukkalata
2003 Sriramachandrulu Rajendra Prasad, Sivaji Srikanth
2003 Naaga Jr. NTR, Sadha Suresh
2005 Alexa
2007 Yamadonga Jr NTR, Mohan Babu S.S. Rajamouli
2007 Desamuduru Allu Arjun, Hansika Motwani Puri Jagannadh
2008 Donga Sachinollu Kavya Krishna Bhagavan, Raghu Babu Raja Vannemreddy

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1993 Uzhavan Prabhu Ganesan, Bhanupriya Kathir
1996 Ullathai Allitha Indhu Karthik, Goundamani Sundar C.
1996 Sundara Purushan Livingston, Vadivelu D. Sabapathy
1996 Sivasakthi Priya Sathyaraj, Prabhu Suresh Krissna
1996 Sengottai Yamuna Arjun Sarja, Meena C. V. Sasikumar
1997 Adimai Sangili Arjun, Anandaraj R. K. Selvamani
1997 V.I.P Indhu Prabhu Deva, Abbas D. Sabhapathi
1997 Arunachalam Nandhini Rajinikanth, Soundarya Sundar C
1997 Raasi Ajith Kumar, Prakash Raj Murali-Abbas
1997 Janakiraman Sarathkumar, Nagma Sundar C.
1998 Kadhalar Dhinam Kunal, Sonali Bendre Kathir
1998 Ninaithen Vandhai Sapna Vijay, Devayani K. Selva Bharathy
1998 Kaathala Kaathala Janaki Kamal Haasan, Prabhu Deva Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
1999 Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Indhu Karthik, Goundamani Sundar C.
1999 Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Rambha Meena, R. Parthiban Selva
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam Kavitha Prashanth, Livingston Rasu Madhuravan
1999 Minsara Kanna Priya Vijay, Kushboo Sundar K. S. Ravikumar
1999 Suyamvaram Urvashi Vijayakumar, Manjula Vijayakumar
1999 Endrendrum Kadhal Meenu Vijay, M. N. Nambiar Manoj Bhatnagar
2000 Kunguma Pottu Gounder Alamelu Kandhasamy Satyaraj, Kousalya G.Sai Suresh
2000 Anbudan Arun Vijaykumar, Meena T. Indrakumar
2000 Sudhandhiram Divya Arjun, Raghuvaran Raj Kapoor
2001 Azhagaana Naatkal Karthik, Mumtaj Sundar C.
2001 Aanandham Renuka Madhavan Mammootty, Murali N. Linguswamy
2003 Three Roses Chaaru Jyothika, Laila Parameswar
2003 Banda Paramasivam Manju Cheran Prabhu, Kalabhavan Mani T. P. Gajendran
2004 Chatrapathy Sarathkumar, Nikita Thukral Srimahesh
2004 Azhagiya Theeye Prasanna, Navya Nair Radha Mohan
2005 Sukran Vijay, Ravi Krishna S.A. Chandrasekhar
2010 Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali
2010 Pen Singam Meera Jasmine, Uday Kiran Bali Srirangham

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1995 Jallaad Kranti's lover Mithun Chakraborty, Moushumi Chatterji T L V Prasad
1996 Danveer Chitra
1996 Jung Mithun Chakraborty, Aditya Pancholi T. Rama Rao
1997 Qahar Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty Rajkumar Kohli
1997 Judwaa Roopa Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor David Dhawan
1997 Sajana
1998 Gharwali Baharwali Manisha Verma Anil Kapoor, Raveena Tandon David Dhawan
1998 Bandhan Jyothi Jackie Shroff, Salman Khan K. Muralimohana Rao
Rajesh Malik
1999 Main Tere Pyaar Mein Pagal Sonali
2000 Krodh Pooja Varma Sunil Shetty, Johnny Lever Ashok Honda
2000 Beti No.1 Priya Bhatnagar Aruna Irani, Ashok Saraf Rama Rao Tatineni
2000 Dil Hi Dil Mein Kunal, Sonali Bendre Kathir
2001 Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta Tara Govinda, Sushmita Sen David Dhawan
2002 Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Nita Akshay Kumar, Armaan Kohli Rajkumar Kohli
2002 Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai Govinda, Rani Mukerji Kirti Kumar
2004 Dukaan: Pila House Kasthuribai

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1990 Server Somanna
1993 Kempaiah IPS
1999 O Premave Prema V. Ravichandran, Srinivasa Murthy Naganan
2000 Panchali
2001 Baava Baamaida Shivrajkumar, Prakash Rai Kishore Sarja
2005 Pandu Ranga Vittala
2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama
2007 Anatharu Upendra, Darshan Sadhu Kokila

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1992 Sargam Thangamani Vineeth, Manoj K. Jayan Hariharan
1992 Champakulam Thachan Devi Vineeth, Murali Kamal
1998 Sidhartha Hema Mammootty, Nedumudi Venu Jomon
2003 Chronic Bachelor Bhama Mammootty, Mukesh Siddique
2004 Mayilattam Mythili Jayaram, Jagathy Sreekumar V. M. Vinu
2005 Kochi Rajavu Meenakshi Dileep, Murali Johny Antony
2011 Filmstar Rambha Kalabhavan Mani, Dileep Sanjeev Raj

Bhojpuri films[edit]

  • Ram Balram
  • Purav Aur Pachhim
  • Rasikaa Balma
  • Banke Bihari M.L.A.

Bengali films[edit]

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