Saritha

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Saritha
Born Saritha
Municipalle, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1978–1989; 2003-2004; 2013-present
Spouse(s) Mukesh (m.1988-2011
Children Shravan, Tejas

Saritha is a South Indian actress. She has acted in more than 140 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu languages. She has also acted in a television serial, Selvi, in 2005.

Career[edit]

Saritha was born on 1964 in andhra pradesh and made her acting debut through Maro Charithra, a Telugu film directed by K. Balachander. The movie dealt with cross-cultural romance, where she acted opposite Kamal Haasan as a Telugu-speaking girl. She received more offers in Tamil films mostly directed by Balachander. Some of her films include Thappu Thalangal, Idi Katha Kaadu, Vandichakkaram, Netrikan, Agni Sakshi, Puthukavithai, Kalyana Agathigal and Achamillai Achamillai. Her performance in Vandichakkaram (1980) and Achamillai Achamillai (1984) won her Filmfare Best Tamil Actress awards. She also played guest roles as herself in 47 Natkal and its Telugu remake, directed by Balachander.[1] She had her head tonsure for the cancer-affected role in Sujatha in 1980 and gained several pounds to play the psychotic role in the 2005 film Julie Ganapathi. Neither of these films were successful. She also won a Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance as "Aandaalu" in the movie Arjun in 2004.Saritha has also worked as a voice actor in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. She has lent her voice to other actresses including Madhavi, Soundarya, Ramya Krishnan, Nagma and Vijayashanti. She won Nandi Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist for her voice to Soundarya in Maa Ayana Bangaram (1997) and Anthapuram (1999).

She married Malayalam actor Mukesh on 2 September 1988 and has two sons Shravan & Tejas. Shravan is pursuing M.B.B.S in Ras Al Khaimah University,UAE and Tejas is pursuing his undergraduate degree from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand.[2] In March 2007, the couple filed for divorce and it was withdrawn in 2011 by Saritha. Saritha is now staying with her 2 sons in a separate house.

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
  • 1982 – Special Jury – Best Actress - Kokilamma
  • 1995 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Ammoru
  • 1996 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Maavichiguru
  • 1997 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Maa Ayana Bangaram
  • 1998 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Anthapuram
  • 2004 – Special Jury - 'Arjun
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu State
  • 1979 – Best Actress - Oru Vellaadu Vengaiyagiradhu
  • 1982 – Best Actress - Agni Sakshi
  • 1988 – Best Actress - Poo Pootha Nandavanam
Karnataka State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Tamil films[edit]

  • Sainthadamma Sainthadu (1977)
  • Thappu Thalankal (1978) ... Sarasu
  • Ponnu Orukku Pudhusu (1979)
  • Noolveli (1979)
  • Vandichakkaram (1980)
  • Sujatha (1980)
  • Nenjil Oru Ragam (1980)
  • Oru Vellaadu Vengaiyagiradhu (1980)
  • Rusi Kanda Poonai (1980) ... Savithri
  • Thanneer Thanneer (1981)
  • Anjatha Nenjangal (1981)
  • Mouna Geethangal (1981)
  • 47 Natkal (1981)
  • Netrikkann (1981) ... Radha
  • Enga Ooru Kannagi (1981)
  • Kizhvanam Sivakkum (1981)
  • Nenjil Oru Ragam (1982)
  • Thai Mookambigai (1982)
  • Kanmani Poonga (1982)
  • Koyil Puraa (1982)
  • Puthu Kavithai (1982) ... Kalyani
  • Thunai (1982)
  • Agni Sakshi (1982)
  • Sattai Illatha Pamparam (1983)
  • Malaiyoor Mambattiyan (1983)
  • Thangaikku Oru Geetham (1983)
  • Oru Pullangulal Adupu Othugirathu (1983)
  • Uyirullavarai Usha (1983)
  • Sivappu Sooriyan (1983) ... Seli
  • Komberi Mookan (1984)
  • Nnatri (1984)
  • Vettukku Oru Kannagi (1984)
  • Achamillai Achamillai (1984) .... Thenmozhi
  • Iru Medhaigal (1984)
  • Uravai Kaatha Kili (1984)
  • Veli (1985)
  • Melmaruvathur Athiparasakthi (1985)
  • Kalyana Agathigal (1985) ... Ammulu
  • Sugamana Raagangal (1985)
  • Dharmam (1986)
  • Oomai Vizhigal (1986) ... Sumathi
  • Vetham Pudithu (1987)
  • Poo Poova Puthirukku (1987)
  • Poo Pootha Nandavanam (1988)
  • Rasave Unnai Nambi (1988)
  • Friends (2001) ... Aravindan's mother
  • Album (2002) ... Shantha
  • Julie Ganapathi (2003) ... Julie Ganapathy
  • June R (2006) ... Rajalakshmi
  • Ceylon (2013) ... Tsunami Akka
  • Anni
  • Enga Oru Ponnu

Malayalam films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  • Maro Charitra (1978) ... Swapna
  • Idi Katha Kaadu (1979) ... Gayathri
  • Guppedu Manasu (1979) ... Baby
  • 47 Rojulu (1981)
  • Aadavallu Meeku Joharulu (1981)
  • Chandamama (1982)
  • Kokilamma (1983) ... Kokilamma
  • Kanchana Ganga (1984) ... Kanchana
  • Kaliyuga Pandavulu (1986) ... Krishnaveni
  • Arjun (2004) ... Andal

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Language
2005 Selvi Thamarai Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ Second time also lucky. Hinduonnet.com (27 April 2005). Retrieved on 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.mangalamvarika.com/index.php/en/home/index/125/28

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