|Born||Latha Nagaraja Reddy
November 17, 1972
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Spouse(s)||R. K. Selvamani|
Roja was born as Sree Latha in 1972 to Nagaraja Reddy and Lalitha in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. She was the only girl child with two brothers Kumarasamy and Ramaprasad. Later, the family moved to Hyderabad. She did her Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Nagarjuna University. Roja learnt Kuchipudi and was performing dance before she entered films.
Roja entered the cinema industry with Telugu films. Her first movie was Prema Thapassu with acting legend Rajendra Prasad where the complete movie was shot in Tirupati.
She was introduced to the Tamil film industry by director R.K. Selvamani with Chembaruthi along with actor Prashanth. The movie was a hit and paved way for role in another success, Suriyan with Sarath Kumar. Both the films established her in Tamil cinema. She became popular with songs such as "Veloor Maman" in the film Makkal Aatchi with Mammootty and "Mastana Mastana" in Raasaiyya with Prabhu Deva. Her performance in films with actors such as Rajnikanth in Veera, and Arjun Sarja in Ayudha Poojai were praised. Roja's major career breakthrough was in the film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, directed by Vikraman. Her 100th movie was Pottu Amman. Roja later appeared in supporting roles in films like Arasu (2001), Parijatham (2006), Kaavalan (2011) and Saguni (2012).
Roja joined Telugu Desam and was the woman wing president of Telugu Mahila Party. During the 2009 state elections, she was involved in confrontations and political antics with her rival opposition party leaders, which ultimately led to her defeat for the second consecutive time in the AP state Assembly elections. In August 2009, She quit TDP and joined Congress Party. She quit Congress party and is now with Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy's political party.
Roja and Meena resembled each other when younger, and Meena acted as Roja’s younger sister in several movies. Roja had a penchant for hairdressing and it was evidently seen as whenever she is in the sets, she’s seen hairdressing her co-heroines like Devayani, Kushboo, Ranjitha and Mumtaz to name a few. According to Ramya Krishnan, her friend and co-star, Roja is one of the few artists who can do their make-up themselves. Actress Mumtaz in an interview praised Roja’s willingness and egoless attitude when she did her hair and make-up during a Singapore Film Show in 2003.
She plays role of anchor in a show name 'Modern Mahalakshmi'.This show is telecasted in MAA TV
Roja married popular director R. K. Selvamani who made her debut Tamil film, in August 2002. The couple have one daughter and one son.
|1994||Sari Gama Pada Ni||Tamil|
|1998||Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen||Radha||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|1998||En Aasai Rasave||Tamil|
|1998||Veeram Velanja Mannu||Tamil|
|1998||Kadhal Kavithai||Herself||Tamil||Special appearance|
|1999||Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa||Ragini||Tamil|
|2000||Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela||Rupini||Tamil|
|2000||Koodi Vazhndhal Kodi Nanmai||Tamilselvi||Tamil|
|2001||Sonnal Thaan Kathala||Roja||Tamil|
|2002||Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam||Parvathy||Malayalam||Dubbed in Tamil as Gounder Veetu Mapillai|
|2007||Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen||Vikranth's mother||Tamil|
|2008||Ellam Avan Seyal||Tamil|
|Bhairava Dweepam||Balakrishna||Telugu||Princess padmavathi|
|Adavilo Anna||Mohan babu||Telugu|
|Kshemangaa Velli Labhamgaa Randi||Srikanth||Telugu|
|Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa||Srikanth||Telugu|
|Family Circus||Jagapathi babu||Telugu|
|Subha lagnam||Jagapathi babu||Telugu|
|Atta sommu alludi daanam||Vinod Kumar||Telugu|
|Seetharatnam gaari abbayi||Vinod Kumar||Telugu|
|Ataaku koduku mamaku alludu||Vinod Kumar||Telugu|
|Police Brothers||Vinod Kumar||Telugu|
|Prema Tapassu||Rajendra Prasad||Telugu|
|Dasari's Mayabazar||Akkineni Nageswara rao||Telugu|
|Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam||Jayaram
|Shambo Shiva Shambo||Raviteja
|Parama Veera Chakra||Balakrishna
Amisha Patel, Neha Dhupia, Sheela
Taapsee Pannu, Kajal Agarwal
|Telugu||Ravi Teja's Stepmother|
|Sri Rama Rajyam||Nandamuri Balakrishna
|Telugu / Tamil||Bhudevi|
|Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara||Upendra
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