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17 January 1970|
|Occupation||Actress, Playback singer|
Renuka is a Tamil television and film actress who is known for playing the lead role Premi in K. Balachander's tele-serial of the same name. She has also acted in some Hindi and Malayalam films in her career.
According to an interview given by Renuka to The Hindu, her family hailed from the town of Srirangam. Due to adverse circumstances caused by the early death of her father, she was compelled to move to the city of Chennai at an early age in search of work. In a short while, she was able to get a job as a drama artiste with Komal Swaminathan's troupe.
Renuka got a break in Tamil films with the 1989 movie Samsara Sangeetham directed by T. Rajender. Renuka had done a few Tamil films and about 75 Malayalam movies when she was introduced to Tamil film director K. Balachander by colleague Geetha.
Renuka was cast in a supporting role in the teleserial Kaialavu Manasu directed by Balachander. Following Kaialavu Manasu, Renuka also did a supporting role in Kadhal Pagadai, which made her very popular and lead roles in Premi, Jannal and Ganga Yamuna Saraswathi. She also earned good reviews for her performance in Premi.
Renuka is the eldest daughter in the family and has two younger brothers. She is married to the Chairman and Managing Director of Aloha India.
|1988||En Thangai Kalyani||Tamil|
|1990||Kuttettan||Thomas Chacko's girl friend||Malayalam|
|1991||Adwaytham||Krishnan Kutty Menon's wife||Malayalam|
|1991||Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu||Tamil|
|1992||Congratulations Miss Anitha Menon||Malayalam|
|1993||Ammayane Sathyam||Parvathi's mother||Malayalam|
|1993||Thiruda Thiruda||Laxminarayanan's wife while travelling to Sri Rangam||Tamil|
|1994||Magalir Mattum||Pandian's wife||Tamil|
|1995||Achan Kombathu Amma Varampathu||Sumithra||Malayalam|
|1996||Mahathma||Ramakrishna Kurup's daughter||Malayalam|
|2001||Monsoon Wedding||Woman in the Rain||Hindi|
|2006||Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu||Malar||Tamil|
|2008||Mizhikal Sakshi||Ambili's mother||Malayalam|
|2008||De Ingottu Nokkiye||Sathyabhama||Malayalam|
|2009||Quick Gun Murugan||Kidnapped Mum||English
|2009||Ayan||Kaveri Velusamy||Tamil||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil|
|2009||Guru En Aalu||Guru's mother||Tamil|
|2013||Vanakkam Chennai||Ajay's Mother||Tamil|
|2014||Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani||Tamil|
|2014||Thirudan Police||Vishwa's mother||Tamil|
|2015||Kanchana 2||Nandhini's sister in law||Tamil|
|2015||Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga||Kamatchi||Tamil|
|Premi||Sun TV, Vijay TV|
|Kaiyalavu Manasu||Sun TV|
|1998||Jannal-Sila Nijangal Sila Nyayangal||Sun TV|
|2006 - 2008||Ganga Yamuna Saraswati||Raj TV|
|2008||Ganga Yamuna Saraswathy Sangamam||SUN TV|
|Sahana Sindhu Bairavi Part-II||Jaya TV|
|Second mother of heroine||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2012-2014||Amudha Oru Aacharyakuri||Amutha (Female lead role)||Kalaignar TV|
|2013–2013||Naduvula Konjam Thukkatha Kaanum||(Female lead role)||Singapore Tamil drama broadcast on MediaCorp Vasantham|
|2014–2015||Nenjathai Killadhe||Zee Tamil|