Girija (actress)

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Biography[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

This is partial list of her films. Please help expand it.

Year Film Character
1950 Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha Hema
1951 Navvite Navaratnalu
1951 Patala Bhairavi Pathala Bhairavi
1952 Dharmadevata Vasanthi
1952 Velugu Needalu Varalakshmi
1953 En Veedu
1953 Naa Illu
1954 Manohara
(Tamil)
Princes
1955 Kalyanam Seydhukko
(Tamil)
1956 Bhale Ramudu Taara, daughter of Zamindar
1957 Bhale Ammayilu
1957 Dongallo Dora
1957 M.L. A.
1957 Suvarna Sundari Rakumari
1957 Veera Kankanam
1957 Iru Sagodharigal
(Tamil)
Lalitha
1958 Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu Usha
1958 Manchi Manasuku Manchi Rojulu Rani
1959 Illarikam Kanakadurga
1960 Bhatti Vikramarka Arakasu, wife of Tirakasu
1960 Pelli Kaanuka
1960 Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chinthamani
1960 Samajam
1960 ' 'Runanubandham
1961 Bharya Bharthalu Hema
1961 Jagadeka Veeruni Katha Ekasa
1961 Kalasivunte Kaladu Sukham Haranath's fiancee
1961 Vagdanam Radha
1962 Aradhana Gopi's Fiancee
1962 Kula Gothralu
1962 Raktha Sambandham
1962 Siri Sampadalu
1962 Atma Bandhuvu
1962 Sri Srikakula Andhra Mahavishnuvu Katha
1963 Lakshadhikari
1963 Lava Kusa Chakali vaani Bharya
1963 Paruvu Prathishta
1964 Aatma Balam
1964 Amarshilpi Jakanna
1964 Doctor Chakravarthy
1964 Ramudu Bheemudu
1964 Velugu Needalu Varalakshmi
1965 Preminchi Choodu
1965 Sri Simhachala Kshetra Mahima Queen of Women Kingdom
1965 Mangamma Sapatham
1966 Aastiparulu
1967 Navarathri Mental patient
1967 Vasantha Sena
1974 Aadadani Adrustam

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