Sripriya

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Sripriya
Born
Sripriya

(1956-03-05) 5 March 1956 (age 63)
Years active1973–1992
2007, 2014
Spouse(s)Rajkumar Sethupathy
(m. 1988-present)
ChildrenSneha, Nagarjun

Sripriya is an Indian actress who played leading roles from 1973 to 1986. She started to play supporting roles from 1987 to 1992. She has acted in over 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films. Mostly of 200 of these are Tamil films.

She has also directed films in Tamil and Telugu, including the 2014 film Drushyam in Telugu language.

She is a Core Committee Member of Makkal Needhi Maiam, a political party founded by Kamal Haasan.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

She first faced the camera for the film Vishali in 1973 and later Murugan Kaattiya Vazhi, directed by P. Madhavan in 1974. Following that, she acted with Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Sivaji Ganesan, and Jaishankar among others.

Sripriya had a string of successful movies in the late 1970s and early 80s. She played the lead character in C Rudraiya's 1977 film Aval Appadithan and her portrayal of Manju in the film won her a Tamil Nadu State Award that year. Her other hits include Aattukara Alamelu, Billa and Annai Oru Alayam.

She was awarded the Kalaimamani award in the early 1980s. She was in the jury of the National Awards committee and was a member of the State Awards committee.

She was Rajinikanth's leading lady in several of his films. She went on to act with Rajinikanth in 28 films. She has also paired in a number of films with Kamal Haasan as well, second only to Sridevi, who has been paired with Kamal Haasan for over 30 films. She also acted in a number of films which starred both Kamal and Rajini. This list of films includes Illamai Oonjaladukirathu, Aadu Puli Aatam, Alladinum Arputha Vilakkakum, Aval Appadithen and Natchathiram.[1]

Overall, after starting in 1973, she has starred in more than 300 films in all the four South Indian languages, including over 200 in Tamil.[2]

Directing[edit]

Following her acting career, Sripriya took to directing movies. In her directorial debut film Malini 22 Palayamkottai, she took on the issue of sexual assaults on women. In an interview to the Indian Express, she has stated that "making this film is my way of registering [my] anger."[3]

She has also directed television serials. By 2007, she had directed five serials, of which she considers Viduthalai the best serial. She has directed five films, two in Tamil, two in Kannada and one in Telugu with Venkatesh, Meena and Nadiya Moidu, titled Drushyam.

Sripriya is also a visual artist and the proceeds from her paintings are given to social causes, mainly for children. Additionally, she is a writer and has penned the dialogues for several TV serials and films.

Personal life[edit]

Sripriya was born in Chennai. She attended the Church Park convent school in Chennai. She is a trained classical dancer and hails from a professional music family including her uncles Natiyakalachakravarthy Padmashri, K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai and Nadaswara Chakravarthy Shri Rajamanickam Pillai.

Sripriya married actor Rajkumar Sethupathy, younger brother of actress Latha in 1988. The couple have two children, a daughter, Sneha and a son Nagarjun.

Awards[edit]

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards[edit]

Won

Filmography[edit]

Sripriya has appeared in over 200 films in Tamil. She has also acted in many films in Telugu, Kannada and in some Malayalam films as well.

Tamil[edit]

  1. Murugan Kaatiya Vazhi (1974)
  2. Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974)
  3. Unnaithan Thambi (1974)
  4. Panathukkaga (1974)
  5. Pattikkaattu Raja (1975)
  6. Thangathile Vairam (1975)
  7. Thottadhellam Ponnaagum (1975)
  8. Paattum Bharathamum (1975)
  9. Aan Pillai Singam (1975)
  10. Mogam Muppadhu Varusham (1976)
  11. Dasavatharam (1976)
  12. Nee Oru Maharani (1976)
  13. Mayor Meenakshi (1976)
  14. Santhathi (1976)
  15. Paalootti Valartha Kili (1976)
  16. Vayilla Poochi (1976)
  17. Aattukara Alamelu (1977)
  18. Thunayiruppal Meenakshi (1977)
  19. Navarathinam (1977)
  20. Aadu Puli Attam (1977)
  21. Palabishegham (1977)
  22. Chakravarthy (1977)
  23. Madhurageetham (1977)
  24. Nallathukku Kalamillai (1977)
  25. Odi Vilayadu Thatha (1977)
  26. Olimayamana Ethirkaalam (1977)
  27. Punniyam Seithaval (1977)
  28. Sonthamadi Nee Enakku (1977)
  29. Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu (1978)
  30. Mangudi Minor (1978)
  31. Meenakshi Kungumam (1978)
  32. Mela Thaalangal (1978)
  33. Per Solla Oru Pillai (1978)
  34. Sri Kanchi Kamakshi (1978)
  35. Ullathil Kuzhanthaiyadi (1978)
  36. Unakkum Vaazhvu Varum (1978)
  37. Vazha Ninaithal Vazhalam (1978)
  38. Sattam En Kaiyil (1978)
  39. Bairavi (1978)
  40. Thai Meethu Sathiyam (1978)
  41. Aval Appadithan (1978)
  42. En Kelvikku Enna Bathil (1978)
  43. Annai Oru Alayam (1979)
  44. Chellakili (1979)
  45. Ennadi Meenakshi (1979)
  46. Mangala Vaathiyam (1979)
  47. Suprabadham (1979)
  48. Velum Mayilum Thunai (1979)
  49. Vetrikku Oruvan (1979)
  50. Yarukku Yar Kaaval (1979)
  51. Neeya? (1979)
  52. Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum (1979)
  53. Thirisoolam (1979)
  54. Billa (1980)
  55. Pollathavan (1980)
  56. Natchathiram (1980)
  57. Avan Aval Adhu (1980)
  58. Kannil Theriyum Kathaikal (1980)
  59. Oru Marathu Paravaigal (1980)
  60. Maria, My Darling (1980)
  61. Ratha Paasam (1980)
  62. Soundaryame Varuga Varuga (1980)
  63. Yamanukku Yaman (1980)
  64. Amara Kaaviyam (1981)
  65. Ram Lakshman (1981)
  66. Sathya Sundharam (1981)
  67. Srinivasa Kalyanam/Deiva Thirumanangal (1981)
  68. Karaiyellam Shenbagapoo (1981)
  69. Kanneer Pookkal (1981)
  70. Kulakozhundhu (1981)
  71. Lorry Driver Rajakannu (1981)
  72. Maadi Veettu Ezhai (1981)
  73. Thee (1981)
  74. Simla Special (1982)
  75. Kathoduthan Naan Pesuven (1982)
  76. Oorukku Oru Pillai (1982)
  77. Oru Varisu Uruvagiradhu (1982)
  78. Sangili (1982)
  79. Ethanai Konam Ethanai Parvai (1982)
  80. Vasandhathil Or Naal (1982)
  81. Thyagi (1982)
  82. Savaal (1982)
  83. Vazhvey Maayam (1982)
  84. Parvaiyin Marupakkam (1982)
  85. Pagadai Panirendu (1982)
  86. Thanikattu Raja (1982)
  87. Oppantham (1983)
  88. Chiranjeevi (1984)
  89. Kadamai (1984)
  90. Ninaivugal (1984)
  91. Shanthi Muhurtham (1984)
  92. Kudumbam (1984)
  93. Enakkul Oruvan (1984)
  94. Irandu Manam (1985)
  95. Natpu (1986)
  96. Kodai Mazhai (1986)
  97. Sigappu Malargal (1986)
  98. Kalicharan (1988)
  99. Namma Ooru Nayagan (1988)
  100. Senthoora Poove (1988)
  101. Pongi Varum Kaveri (1989)
  102. Pathimoonam Number Veedu (1990)
  103. Enga Ooru Aatukkaran (1990)
  104. Naane Varuven (1992)
  105. Kannamoochi Yenada (2007)

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Bhaarya Illaatha Raathri (1975)
  2. Aayiram Janmangal (1976)
  3. Anthardaaham (1977)
  4. Parivarthanam (1977)
  5. Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum (1979)
  6. Karthavyam (1982)
  7. Anguram (1982)
  8. Himam (1983)
  9. Kariyilakkattu Pole (1986)

Kannada[edit]

  1. Maria, My Darling (1980)
  2. Jimmy Gallu (1982)
  3. Hasyaratna Ramakrishna (1982)
  4. Maneli Ramanna Beedili Kamanna (1983)
  5. Karune Illada Kanoonu (1983)
  6. Nagara Mahime (1984)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Vishali (1973)
  2. Anthuleni Katha (1976)
  3. Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977)
  4. Aame Katha (1977)
  5. Vayasu Pilichindi (1978)
  6. Pottelu Ponnamma (1978)
  7. Dongala Dopidi (1978)
  8. Patnavaasam (1978)
  9. Evvadabba Sommu (1979)
  10. Amma Evarikaina Amma (1979)
  11. Hare Krishna Hello Radha (1980)
  12. Bezawada Bebbuli (1983)
  13. Kongu Chatu Krishnudu (1992)

Hindi[edit]

  1. Bechara (1984)

As director[edit]

Year Film Language Cast Notes
2014 Drushyam Telugu Venkatesh, Meena, Nadiya Moidu, Naresh Remake of Malayalam hit Drishyam
2014 Malini 22 Palayamkottai Tamil Nithya Menen, Krish J Sathaar, Naresh Remake of Malayalam hit 22 Female Kottayam
1992 Naane Varuven Tamil Sripriya, Rahman, Raadhika
1991 Nagini Kannada Shankar Nag, Anant Nag, Geetha
1990 Enga Ooru Aattakaran Tamil Sripriya, Chandrakanth
1984 Shanthi Muhoortham Tamil Mohan, Urvashi

Television[edit]

  • Viduthalai
  • Vikramathithan
  • Imsai Arasigal
  • Anandham as Charulatha/ Muthulashmi (Abhrirami's mother)
  • Chinna Papa Periya Papa as Chinna Papa Season 1 and Season 2 (ep 1-52)

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