Saritha

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Saritha
Born Saritha
Munipalle, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1978–2013
Children Shravan, Tejas

Saritha is a South Indian actress. She has acted more than 140 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu languages and was in a television serial Selvi in 2005. Her mainstream career spanned from 1978 to 1989.

Career[edit]

Saritha made her acting debut through Maro Charithra, a Telugu film directed by K. Balachander. The movie dealt with cross-cultural romance, where she acted opposite Kamal Haasan as a Telugu-speaking girl. She received more offers in Tamil films mostly directed by Balachander. Some of her films include Thappu Thalangal, Idi Katha Kaadu, Vandichakkaram, Netrikan, Agni Sakshi, Puthukavithai, Kalyana Agathigal and Achamillai Achamillai. Her performance in Vandichakkaram (1980) and Achamillai Achamillai (1984) won her Filmfare Best Tamil Actress awards. She also played guest roles as herself in 47 Natkal and its Telugu remake, directed by Balachander.[1] She had her head tonsure for the cancer-affected role in Sujatha in 1980 and gained several pounds to play the psychotic role in the 2005 film Julie Ganapathi. Neither of these films were successful. She also won a Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance as "Aandaalu" in the movie Arjun in 2004.Saritha has also worked as a voice actor in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. She has lent her voice to other actresses including Madhavi, Soundarya, Ramya Krishnan, Nagma and Vijayashanti. She won Nandi Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist for her voice to Soundarya in Maa Ayana Bangaram (1997) and Anthapuram (1999).

Personal life[edit]

She married Malayalam actor Mukesh on 2 September 1988 and has two sons Shravan & Tejas. Shravan is pursuing M.B.B.S in Ras Al Khaima University Dubai and Tejas is pursuing his undergraduate degree from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand.[2] In March 2007, the couple filed for divorce and it was withdrawn in 2011 by Saritha. Both sons are staying with Saritha.

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
  • 1982 – Special Jury – Best Actress for Kokilamma
  • 1995 – Best Female Dubbing Artist for Ammoru
  • 1996 – Best Female Dubbing Artist for Maavichiguru
  • 1997 – Best Female Dubbing Artist for Maa Ayana Bangaram
  • 1998 – Best Female Dubbing Artist for Anthapuram
  • 2004 – Special Jury for Arjun
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu State
  • 1979 – Best Actress for Oru Vellaadu Vengaiyagiradhu
  • 1982 – Best Actress for Agni Sakshi
  • 1988 – Best Actress for Poo Pootha Nandavanam
Karnataka State Film Awards

Selected filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Language
1978 Maro Charitra Swapna Telugu
1978 Baalu Jenu Bhanu Kannada
1979 Guppedu Manasu Baby Telugu
1980 Vandichakkaram Radha Tamil
1980 Rusi Kanda Poonai Savithri Tamil
1981 Ramadandu Telugu
1981 Thanneer Thanneer Kannamma Tamil
1982 Chalisuva Modagalu Leela Kannada
1983 Bhakta Prahlada Kayadhu Kannada
1983 Kokilamma Kokilamma Telugu
1984 Kanchana Ganga Kanchana Telugu
1984 Achamillai Achamillai Thenmozhi Tamil
1985 Malaya Marutha Sharada Kannada
1986 Mouna Geethe Lachchi (Dual role) Kannada
1986 Jeevakke Jeeva Dual role Kannada
1988 Sankranthi Banneri Kannada
2003 Julie Ganapathi Julie Tamil
2004 Arjun Andal Telugu
2013 Ceylon Tsunami Akka Tamil/English

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language
2005 Selvi Thamarai Tamil

Malayalam films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

Tamil films[edit]

  • Nenjil Oru Ragam
  • Malaiyur Mambattiyan
  • Komberi Mookan
  • Mouna Geethankal
  • Netrikan
  • Oomai Vizhigal
  • Vettukku Oru Kannagi
  • Sattai Illatha Pamparam
  • Anni
  • Agni Satchi
  • Kalyana Agathigal
  • Ponnu Orukku Pudhusu
  • Enga Oru Ponnu
  • Melmaruvathur Athiparasakthi
  • Thai Mookambigai
  • Pudhu Kavithai
  • Sivappu Sooriyan
  • Thangaikku Oru Geetham
  • Noolveli
  • Poo Poova Puthirukku
  • Rasave Unnai Nambi
  • Vedham Pudithu
  • Oru Pullangulal Adupu Othugirathu
  • Kilvanam Sivakkum
  • Nantri
  • Sainthadamma Sainthadu
  • Album
  • Friends
  • June R
  • Thappu Thalankal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Second time also lucky. Hinduonnet.com (27 April 2005). Retrieved on 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.mangalamvarika.com/index.php/en/home/index/125/28

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