Sowcar Janaki

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Shavukaru Janaki
Born Sankaramanchi Janaki
(1931-12-12) December 12, 1931 (age 83)
Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949–Present
Spouse(s) Sankamaranchi Srinivasa Rao (marriage in 1947)
Relatives Vaishnavi (Granddaughter)[1]

Sankaramanchi Janaki (born December 12, 1931), popularly known as Sowcar Janaki, is a south-Indian actress who has acted in over 385 Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. She also performed on stage in over 300 shows and was a radio artist during her earlier years. She became a popular actress with hits such as Sowcar (Telugu), Pudhiya Paravai (Tamil) and Iru Kodugal (Tamil). She worked with famous directors such as Dada Mirasee and K Balachandar. She served as jury member for the National Indian Films awards committee and as chair person for state Telugu Films awards committee.

Personal Life[edit]

She is the elder daughter of T. Venkoji Rao and Sachi Devi of Rajahmundry. She completed her earlier studies from Gauhati University in Assam and has received honorary Doctorate from University of Arizona. She has two daughters and a son, four grandchildren and two great granddaughters.[2][3]

Film career[edit]

She was paired alongside N. T. Rama Rao in her first movie "Shavukar". She acted with A. Nageswara Rao, Jaggaiah, Sivaji Ganesan, M.G.R, Gemini Ganesan and Dr. RajKumar.

Awards[edit]

Partial Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1950 Shavukar Telugu debut in Telugu
1952 Valayapathi Tamil debut in Tamil
1955 Rojulu Marayi Telugu
1955 Bhagyachakra Kannada
1959 Mahishasura Mardhini Kannada
1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum Tamil
1962 Manchi Manasulu Telugu
1963 Sathi Shakthi Kannada
1963 Malli Maduve Kannada
1963 Kanyaratna Kannada
1963 Paar Magale Paar Tamil
1963 Saaku Magalu Kannada
1964 Puthiya Paravai Tamil
1964 Dr. Chakravarthi Telugu
1964 School Master Malayalam
1964 Pachai Vilakku Tamil
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Tamil
1967 Bama Vijayam Tamil
1968 Oli Vilakku Tamil
1968 Ethir Neechal Tamil
1968 Uyarndha Manidhan Tamil
1969 Iru kodugal Tamil
1978 Thayige Thakka Maga Kannada
1980 Aarada Gaaya Kannada
1981 Geetha Kannada
1981 Thillu Mullu Tamil
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Telugu
1992 Soorya Manasam Malayalam
1996 Subhakankshalu Telugu
1998 Bavagaru Bagunnara? Telugu
1999 Devi Telugu
2000 Hey Ram Tamil
2000 Shabdavedhi Kannada
2014 Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Tamil

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