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Born Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress, Dancer
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Rajkumar Sethupathy

Sripriya is an actress who played leading roles in the 1970s and 1980s in South India. She has acted in Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam films, but her main contribution was in Tamil films, where she has acted in over 200 films.

Personal life[edit]

Sripriya was born in Chennai. She attended the Church Park convent school in Chennai. She is a trained classical dancer and hails from a professional music family. Her uncles are Natiyakalachakravarthy Padmashri K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai and Nadaswara Chakravarthy Shri Rajamanickam Pillai. She is married to actor Rajkumar Sethupathy, son of Raja of Ramnad. She has a daughter, Sneha who is studying in UK and a son, Nagarjun.


She first faced the camera on November 19, 1973 for the film Murugan Kaattiya Vazhi directed by P. Madhavan. She was awarded the Kalaimamani award in the early 1980s. She was in the jury of the National Awards committee and was a member of the State Awards committee. She is also a visual artist and the proceeds from her paintings are given to social causes, mainly for children. She is also a writer and has penned the dialogues for her TV serials and movies. She has acted with Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar. She was Rajinikanth's leading lady in most of his movies and the pair mainatined a perfect on-screen chemistry. She went on to act with Rajinikanth in 28 movies.She has also paired in a maximum movie with Kamalhasan as well, only next to Sri Devi who have paired with Kamal for more than 30 movies. She also acted in a number of movies which starred both Kamal and Rajini. The movies include Illamai Oonjaladukirathu, Aadu Puli Aatam, Alladinum Arputha Vilakkakum, Aval Appadithen, Natchathiram and[1][2] From 1973, she has starred in more than 300 films in all the four South Indian languages, including 200 in Tamil.

As Director[edit]

In addition to acting, she has directed films and television serials. By 2007, she has directed five serials, of which she considers Viduthalai the best serial. Earlier she has directed four films, two in Tamil and two in Kannada, Now she is directing Malayalam Super Hit Movie Drishyam in Telugu with Venkatesh, Meena, Nadiya Moidu as Drushyam.


She has appeared in over 200 films in Tamil. She has also done many movies in Telugu and several in Kannada.She has also acted in some Malayalam movies as well.

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Movie Notes
1973 Murugan Kaatiya Vazhi Debut film
1974 Aval Oru Thodar Kathai
1975 Bhaarya Illaatha Raathri Malayalam
1976 Aayiram Janmangal Malayalam
1976 Anthuleni Katha Telugu film
1977 Chilakamma Cheppindi Telugu film
Aattukara Alamelu
Aame Katha Telugu film
Parivarthanam Malayalam
1978 Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu
Vayasu Pilichindi Telugu film
Thai Meethu Sathiyam
1979 Annai Oru Alayam
Evvadabba Sommu Telugu film
Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum Malayalam film
1980 Billa
1981 Ram Lakshman
1982 Simla Special
Vazhvey Maayam
Jimmy Gallu Kannada film
Karthavyam Malayalam film
Ankuram Malayalam film
1983 Himam Malayalam film
1984 Enakkul Oruvan
1986 Kariyilakkattu Pole Malayalam film
2007 Kannamoochi Yenada
2014 Drushyam Telugu film(director)


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