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Born Saritha
Munipalle, 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.1988-2007)
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.


Saritha was born on 1959 in andra 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).

Personal life[edit]

Saritha was married to Telugu actor Venkata Subbaih at Tirupathi on 13 December 1975 when she was hardly sixteen years old;[2] they lived together for only six months till 1976 and divorced.[3] 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 Khaima University Dubai and Tejas is pursuing his undergraduate degree from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand.[4] In March 2007, the couple filed for divorce and it was withdrawn in 2011 by Saritha.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.


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

Tamil films[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]



Year Title Role Language
2005 Selvi Thamarai Tamil


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