Raasi (actress)

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Raasi
Born West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Other names Mantra
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–till active
Spouse(s) S.S.Nivas

Raasi, also credited as Mantra,[1] is a South Indian actress who has acted in a number of Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada movies.

Her first movie was Girafthar in Hindi.[citation needed]. Raasi paired with superstar Mithun Chakraborty in Rangbaaz (1996), Suraj (1997) and Jodidar (1997). Her debut was the Telugu film Subhakanshalu.[1]

Film career[edit]

A former child artist, Raasi rose to fame with Subhakanshalu. She played a negative character in Nijam as Gopi Chand's lover which is directed by Teja. She was labelled 'traditional' after Gokulamlo Seetha. Later hits like Snehithulu, Pandagah, Devulu and Gillikajjalu proved her mettle as an actress. When Raasi's career started taking a nosedive, she took to doing item numbers in Telugu films like Samudram.[2]

She also worked in the Bollywood Hindi movies Rangbaaz (1996), Suraj (1997) and Jodidar (1997) with superstar Mithun Chakraborty.

Following a prolific year in 1996, she received offers including the Vijay-starrer Love Today and the Ajith Kumar-starrer Rettai Jadai Vayasu. A further opportunity to work with T. Rajender in a project titled Ilam Kaadhalargal, however failed to materialise despite production work taking place.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1986 Mamatala Kovela Hero's daughter Telugu
1988 Rao Gari Illu Telugu
1988 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Young Lakshmi Malayalam
1989 Ellame En Thangachi Tamil
1989 Bala Gopaludu Telugu
1991 Aditya 369 Kishore's friend Telugu
1992 Ankuram Sindhura's sister Telugu
1994 Palnati Pourusham Raja Rao's daughter Telugu
1996 Priyam Preetha Tamil
1996 Angaara Chutki Hindi credited as Vijaya
1996 Rangbaaz Hindi credited as Vijaya
1997 Suraj Hindi credited as Vijaya
1997 Love Today Preethi Tamil
1997 Periya Idathu Mappillai Priya Tamil
1997 Ganga Gowri Ganga Tamil
1997 Thedinen Vanthathu Janaki Tamil
1997 Rettai Jadai Vayasu Anjali Tamil
1997 Pelli Pandhiri Kasthuri Telugu
1997 Gokulamlo Seetha Sirisha Telugu
1997 Subhakankshalu Nandini Telugu
1997 Evandi Pelli Chesukondi Telugu
1997 Jodidar Landlord's daughter Hindi credited as Manthra[4]
1998 Pandaga Prameela Telugu
1998 Vasantha Vasantha Telugu
1998 Suprabhatam Vasundhara Telugu
1998 Kondattam Vidhya Tamil
1998 Kalyana Galatta Pooja Tamil
1998 Gilli Kajjalu Sruthi Telugu
1998 Snehithulu Mahalakshmi Telugu
1998 Manasichi Choodu Yamuna Telugu
1998 Kalavari Chellelu Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Roopa Telugu
1999 Neti Gandhi Telugu
1999 Swapna Lokam Swapna Telugu
1999 Harischandraa Nandini Telugu
1999 Veedu Samanyudu Kadhu Telugu
1999 Seenu Herself Telugu
1999 Krishna Babu Shilpa Telugu
1999 Samudram Herself Telugu
1999 Pudhu Kudithanam Nila Tamil
1999 Preyasi Rave Mahalakshmi Telugu
1999 Pallavur Devanarayanan Seethalakshmi Malayalam credited as Mantra[4]
1999 AK-47 Telugu
1999 Sneha Mahalakshmi Kannada
2000 Postman Sirisha Telugu
2000 Manasu Paddanu Kaani Swati Telugu
2000 Balaram Telugu
2000 Kannan Varuvaan Rajeshwari Tamil
2000 Oke Maata Telugu
2000 Shivaji Telugu
2000 Kuberan Chandra Tamil
2000 Simmasanam Tamil
2000 Doubles Tamil
2000 Moodu Mukkalata Aliveni Telugu
2000 Ammo! Okato Tareekhu Telugu
2000 Devullu Nirmala Telugu
2001 Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi Subhadra Telugu
2001 Deevinchandi Lakshmi Telugu
2001 Cheppalani Vundi Vani/Rani Telugu
2001 Akka Bavekkada? Sowmya Telugu
2002 Naga Pratista Naga Lakshmi Telugu
2002 Raja Tamil
2002 Police Sisters Ramya Telugu
2002 2 Much Geeta Telugu
2002 Trinetram Vijaya Telugu
2002 Jamindaru Kannada
2002 Sandade Sandadi Vasundhara Telugu
2002 Coolie Telugu
2002 Ninne Preethisuve Meghamala Kannada
2003 Nijam Malli Telugu
2003 Aalukkoru Aasai Manthra Tamil
2003 Fools Telugu
2003 Raja Narasimha Mahalakshmi Kannada
2003 Sreeramachandrulu Telugu
2004 Venky Herself Telugu
2004 Okka Pellam Muddhu Rendo Pellam Vaddhu Satya Telugu
2004 Devi Abhayam Lakshmi Telugu
2006 Suyetchai MLA Tamil
2013 Onbadhule Guru Neelambari Tamil
2015 Vaalu Mrs. Stephen Tamil
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame Parimala Devi Telugu
2016 Kavalai Vendam Divya's mother Tamil
2017 Aakatayi Telugu credited as lavakumarreddy
2017 Lanka Telugu

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Prakash, BVS (28 July 2000). "Raasi: An award for Preyasi Raave?". Screen Magazine. Indian Express Group. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Raasi plays vamp, rockets to the top". Rediff. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/soc.culture.tamil/ibv76-CAjoA
  4. ^ a b IMDB Listing

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