Rani Chandra

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For the TV series character, see Rani Chandra (The Sarah Jane Adventures).
Rani chandra
Rani Chandra1.jpg
Born Kochi, Kerala, India
Died 12 October 1976
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Parents Chandran, Kanthimathi

Rani Chandra (born in Kochi, Kerala) was a Malayalam film actress and winner of the Miss Kerala Title.[1] She died in a plane crash in 1976. She acted in several landmark films such as Nellu (Malayalam, 1974), Boy Friend by P.Venu, Bhadrakali (Tamil, 1976) and Swapnadanam (Malayalam, 1976).

Background[edit]

She was born to Chandran and Kanthimathi on 1949 at Fort Kochi, Kerala. She had four sisters and a brother.[1] She was selected as Miss Kerala in 1972.[2]

Career[edit]

Her first film, Anjusundarikal, was widely accepted by the audience. Other major films included Ulsavam, Kadarumasam, Nellu, Swapnadanam, Oonjal, Alinganam, Abhinandanam, Sindoooram, Thirumadhuram, and Anuragam. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for the film Swapnadanam. Rani Chandra played the major role in the very popular Tamil cinema song "Kannan Oru Kaikuzhanthai" on YouTube in the film Bhadrakali.

Death[edit]

Rani Chandra, her mother, and three sisters were killed in a plane crash. They were on a return flight from Bombay when their plane caught fire and nose dived near the airport, killing everyone on board. They were returning from a Dance performance in the Middle East. Ironically, their earlier flight from Mumbai to Chennai returned to Mumbai shortly after take off after a snag hit. The aircraft and all passengers were re-boarded onto the flight. The dead included members of her music troupe as well.

After her death, the unfinished portion of the movie Bhadrakali was finished using a double. The movie ends using earlier footage of Rani Chandra.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmography[edit]

  1. Lahari (1982)
  2. Thanal (1978)
  3. Kaithappoo (1978)
  4. Oonjaal (1977) .... Malu
  5. Muhoorthangal (1977)
  6. Sindooram (1976)
  7. Amba Ambika Ambaalika (1976)
  8. Ayalkkaari (1976).... Sathi
  9. Swapnaadanam (1976)
  10. Chirikkudukka (1976).... Malathi
  11. Anaavaranam (1976)
  12. Mallanum Mathevanum (1976)
  13. Muthu (1976)
  14. Madhuram Thirumadhuram (1976)
  15. Lakshmivijayam (1976)
  16. Swimming Pool (1976)
  17. Abhinandanam (1976)
  18. Udyaanalakshmi (1976)
  19. Aalinganam (1976) ..... Dr. Raji
  20. Malsaram (1975)
  21. Criminals (Kayangal) (1975)
  22. Swarnna Malsyam (1975)
  23. Hello Darling (1975)
  24. Mucheettukalikkaarante Makal (1975)
  25. Ayodhya (1975)
  26. Chalanam (1975)
  27. Odakkuzhal (1975)
  28. Ulsavam (1975) .... Leela
  29. Love Marriage (1975)
  30. Ullaasayaathra (1975)
  31. Boy Friend (1975)
  32. Swaami Ayyappan (1975)
  33. Swarnnavigraham (1974)
  34. Bhoogolam Thiriyunnu (1974)
  35. Naathoon (1974)
  36. Poonthenaruvi (1974).... Vimala
  37. Devi Kanyaakumaari (1974)
  38. Shaapamoksham (1974)
  39. Sapthaswarangal (1974)..... Mini
  40. Youvanam (1974)
  41. Kaamini (1974)
  42. Nellu (1974)
  43. Soundarya Pooja (1973)
  44. Swapnam (1973).... Vasumathi
  45. Udayam (1973).... Hema
  46. Kaattuvithachavan (1973)
  47. Police Ariyaruthu (1973) .... Alice
  48. Kaalachakram (1973).. Geetha.
  49. Ragging (1973)
  50. Pacha Nottukal(1973).... Rosie
  51. Aaraadhika (1973).... Latha
  52. Jesus (1973)
  53. Kaapaalika (1973)..... Lillykutti
  54. Ajnaathavasam (1973).... Kamala
  55. Driksaakshi (1973)
  56. Omana (1972).... Pennamma
  57. Brahmachaari (1972)
  58. Puthrakameshti (1972)
  59. Sree Guruvayoorappan (1972)
  60. Devi (1972)
  61. Chembarathi (1972) .... Savithri
  62. Prathidhwani (1971)
  63. Vivaaham Swargathil (1970)
  64. Anaachaadhanam (1969)
  65. Anchusundarikal (1968)
  66. Pavappettaval (1967) (credited as Miss Kerala)

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