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Girija (Telugu: గిరిజ) is an early Telugu film actress and comedian of 1950 and 1960s. She was born on 3 March 1938 in Kankipadu, Andhra Pradesh. Her first movie was Kasturi Sivarao's Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha (1950). She acted in many films with Relangi Venkataramaiah and became famous hit comedian pair. Her portrayal of Pathala Bhairavi in 1951 hit film Patala Bhairavi got her good name and gave many film offers lasting about two decades. She acted in some Tamil films also during the fifties. She got married to C.Sanyasi Raju, who started a film company named Vijaya Giri Dhwaja Productions (including her name in the banner) and produced a number of movies. Her daughter Saleema is also an actress acts mainly in Malayalam movies.
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|1950||Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha||Hema|
|1951||Patala Bhairavi||Pathala Bhairavi|
|1956||Bhale Ramudu||Taara, daughter of Zamindar|
|1958||Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu||Usha|
|1958||Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu||Rani|
|1960||Bhatti Vikramarka||Arakasu, wife of Tirakasu|
|1960||Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chinthamani|
|1961||Jagadeka Veeruni Katha||Ekasa|
|1961||Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham||Haranath's fiancee|
|1962||Sri Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnuvu Katha|
|1963||Lava Kusa||Chakali vaani Bharya|
|1965||Sri Simhachala Kshetra Mahima||Queen of Women Kingdom|
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