Sangeetha (actress)

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Sangeetha
Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Rasika
Occupation Actress/Dancer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Krish
(2009–present)

Sangeetha is an Indian film actress, model[1] and female playback singer. She is known as Rasika in Malayalam movie industry. Making her acting debut in the mid-90s, she is probably best known for her performances in the films Khadgam, Pithamagan, Uyir and Dhanam.

Early life[edit]

Sangeetha was born in Chennai,[2] India, to Arvind and Bhanumathy. Her grandfather, K. R. Balan, is a prominent film producer, who had produced more than 20 Tamil films. Also her father had produced several films.[3] She has two brothers.[2] Sangeetha is a Bharatanatyam dancer as she had learned Bharatanatyam during her school days.[4] She studied in St. John's, Besant Nagar where she was unanimously elected as the head girl of her school.

Career[edit]

She started her acting career in the late 1990s, beginning in an unreleased film opposite Venkat Prabhu titled Poonjolai and she performed primarily in low-budget films until her role in Telugu movie Khadgam, alongside Ravi Teja in 2002. Later she acted with Vikram, Surya Sivakumar and Laila in the National Award winning Pithamagan. Later, she appeared in the moderate hit Uyir as a possessive woman wanting her brother in law. She also played a minuscule role in Kaalai. Her last film in Tamil before marriage was Dhanam which won her lots of rave reviews.

Television[edit]

She is a judge on Vijay TV's hit show Jodi No.1. She was one of the three judges along with Silambarasan and Sundaram in Jodi No.1 Season Two and with S.J.Suryaah and Sundaram in Jodi No.1 and with Jeeva and Aishwarya Dhanush in Jodi No.1 Season Three.

She was a guest judge during the finals of Vasantham Central's Indian dance competition "Dhool" held in Singapore in 2008.

Personal life[edit]

She got married to film playback singer Krish on 1 February 2009 at the Arunachaleshwarar Temple in Thiruvannamalai.,[5] which was attended by several noted film personalities. In 2012, their first daughter was born.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Tamil
Udhavikku Varalaamaa Stella Tamil
Summer in Bethlehem Jyothi Malayalam
Bhagavath Singh Tamil
1999 Deepasthambham Mahascharyam Priya Malayalam
Guest House Tamil
Asala Sandadi Telugu
Anbulla Kadhalukku Priya Tamil
English Medium Malayalam
Ezhupunna Tharakan Malayalam
2000 Doubles Sangeetha Tamil
Sradha Jelisha Malayalam
Varnakazhchakal Malayalam
2001 Kabadi Kabadi Tamil
Navvuthu Bathakalira Jayamma Telugu
Maa Ayana Sundarayya Telugu
2002 Khadgam Seethalakshmi Telugu Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Telugu)
Winner, CineMAA Award for Best Supporting Actress
2003 Pellam Oorelte Sandhya Telugu
Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu Jeevitha Telugu
Aayudam Kalyani Telugu
Ore Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu Sangeeta Telugu
Pithamagan Gomathy Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil)
Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nenu Pelliki Ready Priya Telugu
Tiger Harishchandra Prasad Swathi Telugu
2004 Maa Intikoste Em Testaaru-Mee Intikoste Em Istaaru Haarika Madhav Telugu
Kushi Kushiga Satya Bhama Telugu
Nalla Preethi Kannada
Vijayendra Varma Telugu Guest appearance
2005 Sankranthi Telugu
Naa Oopiri Gowri Venu Telugu
Adirindayya Chandram Padmavathy (Paddu) Telugu
2006 Uyir Arundhathi Sathya Tamil
Kasu Prarthana Tamil
47A Besant Nagar Varai Tamil
2007 Bahumati Bhanumathi Venkataramana Telugu
Evano Oruvan Vathsala Vasudevan Tamil
2008 Kaalai Lakshmi Tamil
Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu Chintamani Telugu
Nepali Herself Tamil Cameo appearance
Magic Lamp Alphonsa Malayalam
Nayagan Dr. Sandhya Viswanath Tamil
Dhanam Dhanam Anantharaman Tamil
2009 Naan Avanillai 2 Mahalakshmi Tamil
Mathiya Chennai Tamil
2010 Srimati Kalyanam Swetha / Sita Telugu
Kutti Pisasu Gayathri Tamil
Manmadan Ambu Deepa Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award (Tamil)
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
Thambikottai Beeda Pandiamma Tamil
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Nadesan's wife Tamil
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Girija Tamil Guest appearance

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