Sowcar Janaki

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Sowcar 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)

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. 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.[1][2]

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 Co-Stars Notes
1950 Shavukar Telugu NTR debut in Telugu
1952 Valayapathi Tamil G. Muthukrishnan debut in Tamil
1964 Dr. Chakravarthi Telugu ANR
1964 School Master Malayalam
1962 Manchi Manasulu Telugu ANR
1955 Rojulu Marayi Telugu ANR
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Telugu
Shabda Vedi Kannada Raj Kumar
Mahi Sha Sura Mardine Kannada
1963 Saaku Magalu Kannada
Bhagyachakra Kannada
Sathi Shakthi Kannada
Aarada Gaaya Kannada
Geetha Kannada
Kanyaratna Kannada
Malli Maduve Kannada
1978 Thayige Thakka Maga Kannada
1968 Oli Vilakku Tamil MGR
Pudaya Paravai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
Uyarnda Manidan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
Pachai vilakku Tamil
Paarthal pasi therum Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
Motor sundaram pillai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
Paar Magale Paar Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
Iru kodugal Tamil
Ethir Neechal Tamil
Bama Vijayam Tamil
Thillu Mullu Tamil
1980 Aarada Gaaya Kannada Shankar Nag
1992 Soorya Manasam Malayalam
1996 subhakankshalu telugu
1999 bavagaru bagunnara telugu
2014 Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Tamil

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