Ranjitha

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Ranjitha
Born (1975-06-04) 4 June 1975 (age 39)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992-1999, 2001-2010
Spouse(s) Rakesh Menon [1]

Ranjitha (born Sri Valli)[2] is an Indian film and television actress. She has acted in a number of Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.[3][4][5] Her first film was a Telugu film titled Kadapa Reddemma. She made her Tamil film debut in the 1992 Bharathiraja film Nadodi Thendral. She played lead roles in Tamil films till 1999.

She briefly retired from acting after her wedding. Since her comeback in 2001, she has been acting in supporting roles in films and lead roles in television shows. She married army major Rakesh Menon. She also met with controversy after an alleged link with Swamy Nithyananda.[2][6][7][8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Ranjitha was born as Sri Valli on 4 June 1975. She married Major Rakesh Menon in 2000. She is a Sanyasini of Nithyananda Order.

Filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

  • Nadodi Thendral
  • pattu vathiyar
  • purushan pondatti
  • Walter vetrivel
  • periya maruthu
  • karuppu nila
  • Atharmam
  • madurai meenakshi
  • Athai maga rathiname
  • pondatti rajiyam
  • Tholar pandiyar
  • Amaithi padai
  • jai hind
  • En Aasai Machan
  • karna
  • seethanam
  • Thayagam
  • Makkal aatchi
  • Captan
  • Band master
  • Tamilachi
  • chinna vathiyar
  • Tajmahal
  • Villu
  • pommalattam
  • Ravanan

Malayalam[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  • Anjeneyalu
  • Kuberalu
  • Maavichiguru
  • Kadapa Reddemma
  • Naga Sakthi

Television[edit]

  • Krishna Dassi
  • Roja (2003)[11]
  • Thekkathi ponnu[12]

Awards[edit]

1996 - Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress for Maavichiguru[2]

Sanyasa Deeksha[edit]

On Dec 27th, 2013 she took up sannyasa under Swami Nithyananda.[13] She took the name "Ma Anandamayi".

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "It was luck that made me an actor". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 8 June 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c "On the comeback trail". The Hindu. 16 September 2001. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ranjitha’s new plans". IndiaGlitz. 16 March 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ranjitha to direct Kareena?". IndiaGlitz. 27 February 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ranjitha profile". jointscene.com. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R (8 June 2006). "`It was luck that made me an actor'". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "விஜய் அம்மாவாக ரஞ்சிதா!". Thats Tamil (in Tamil). 17 November 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Ranjitha not marriage jinxed". Oneindia. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  9. ^ Prasad, Ayyappa (24 September 2004). "SOUTHERN BYTES". Screen India. Indian Express. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  10. ^ "மீண்டும் களமிறங்கிய ரஞ்சிதா". Yahoo Entertainment (in Tamil). Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Roja". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 20 June 2003. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "From the master’s stable". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 10 April 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Actress Ranjitha Takes up Sanyasashrama". News Karnataka (Bangalore, India). 27 Dec 2013. 

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