Saritha

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Saritha
Saritha - Malayalam Movie Actress.jpg
Born Saritha
07 January 1959 ( Age=58 years)
Munipalle, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actress, dubbing artist
Years active 1978–1989; 2001-2004; 2013-present
Spouse(s) Mukesh (m. 1988-2012)
Children Shravan, Tejas
Relatives Viji Chandrasekhar(sister)
Parvathamma Rajkumar(sister)

Saritha is a South Indian actress. She has acted in more than 151 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu languages. She has also acted in a television serial, Selvi, in 2005. She dubbed her voice for many 1990s Tamil actresses. She mainly dubbed actress Nagma. She also dubbed tabu (Kadhal desam), Sushmita Sen (Ratchagan), Madhavi etc. Won many state awards from Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Won 7 filmfare awards. 9 filmfans association awards. Special jury awards from Telugu state for the film Arjun. Her last Tamil film released in 2014 INAM, directed by Mr Santhosh Sivan.

Career[edit]

Saritha was born in Municipalle, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India, 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 are 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 twice. Her first marriage was with Telugu actor Venkata Subbaih in 1975 and later got divorced n 1976. Her Second Marriage was with Malayalam actor Mukesh on 2 September 1988 and has two sons Shravan & Tejas. Her sister Viji Chandrasekhar is also an actress.[2]

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.[3] In March 2007, the couple filed for divorce and it was withdrawn in 2011 by Saritha, however they got divorced later. Saritha is now staying with her son Shravan in a separate house at UAE, Dubai.

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]

Malayalam films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  • Maro Charitra (1978) ... Swapna
  • Idi Katha Kaadu (1979) ... Gayathri
  • Guppedu Manasu (1979) ... Baby
  • Tholi Kodi Koosindi (1980)
  • 47 Rojulu (1981)
  • Aadavallu Meeku Joharulu (1981)
  • Chandamama (1982)
  • Kokilamma (1983) ... Kokilamma
  • Prema Sagaram (1983)
  • Kanchana Ganga (1984) ... Kanchana
  • Kala Rudrudu (1985)
  • 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. ^ "I can never let KB down: Aarohanam". The Hindu. 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  3. ^ mangalam. "Mangalam - Varika 3-Feb-2014". Mangalamvarika.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 

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