Archana (actress)

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For other actresses named Archana, see Archana (disambiguation).
Occupation Actress and dancer
Years active 1980–present
Awards National Film Award

Archana is an Indian film actress and accomplished Kuchipudi and Kathak dancer, known for her works in the South Indian film industry.[1][2] She has won the National Film Award for Best Actress, twice for her work in Veedu in Tamil and Daasi in Telugu.

Early life and career[edit]

Archana was born in Delta region of Andhra Pradesh into a Telugu speaking family. She is a graduate in acting from the Tamil Nadu Institute of Film Technology. She made her acting debut with the Hindi film, Yaadon Ki Baaraat,1973.

She then acted in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam language films, under directors such as B. Narsing Rao, Balu Mahendra, P. N. Menon, Shankar Nag and Vamsi.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
National Film Awards
Nandi Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards









  • Gangapur (English)


  1. ^ "Waiting for good roles: Archana". The Hindu. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Star Talk - Archana". IndiaGlitz. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "35th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 29. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rajini, Kamal win best actor awards". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 

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