Sudha Rani

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Sudha Rani
BornJayashree
(1973-08-14) 14 August 1973 (age 45)
Bangalore, Karnataka, india
OccupationActress
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Dr. Sanjay (divorced)
Govardhan (2003–present)
Children1

Jayashree (born 14 August 1973), known by her screen name Sudha Rani, is an Indian actress, voice artist and a former model. She has primarily worked in Kannada films, though she appeared in a few Tamil (credited as Shali), Telugu and Malayalam cinemas.[1]

At the age of 3, Rani was chosen as a child model for a commercial biscuit brand. As a child artist, she played her first child role in the film Kiladi Kittu (1978). She followed it with films such as Kulla Kulli (1980), Anupama (1981) and Ranganayaki (1981). She debuted as a lead actress at age 12 with the film Anand (1986) opposite Shiva Rajkumar. During the late 1980s and throughout 1990s, she was part of several commercial successes such as Ranaranga (1988), Krishna Nee Kunidaga (1989), Panchama Veda (1989), Mysooru Mallige (1992), Mannina Doni (1992), Mane Devru (1993), Anuraga Sangama (1995) and Sparsha (2000) among others. Her Tamil films, Annakili Sonna Kathai (1989) and Vasanthakala Paravai (1991) were commercial successes.

She has so far won the Filmfare Awards and Karnataka State Film Awards twice for her performances.[2]

Early years[edit]

Sudha Rani was born to Gopalakrishna and Nagalakshmi. She is the niece of popular film personality, Chi. Udaya Shankar and the cousin of actor-director Chi. Guru Dutt. She began modelling in print ads at the age of three. Her mother enrolled her in dance classes at age five. Rani is a Kuchipudi and Bharata Natyam dancer. At age 7, she was roped in by her brother for his short film based on children, titled as Child is Here which won an international award. She was also actively participating in the children shows at the Prabhat Kalavidaru theatre troupe.

Film career[edit]

Rani was noticed by the spouse of actor and singer Rajkumar in a thread ceremony video at the age of 12. Rajkumar selected her to be the heroine of the film Anand (1986). She went on to appear in such films as Mana Mechchida Hudugi, Samara, Aasegobba Meesegobba, Anna Tangi, and Midida Shruthi. In 1989, she made her debut in Tamil with the film Annakili Sonna Kathai and after a gap of 3 years, she starred in Vasanthakala Paravai, which was a commercial success. Following the same she has acted in 10 more Tamil films and in all these films she was credited as 'Shali'. She speaks Tamil very fluently. She paired with Ramesh Aravind in over eight films, including Panchama Veda, Shrigandha, Aragini, and Anuraga Sangama. Rani dominated the Kannada film industry in the 1990s.

Personal life[edit]

At the peak of her career, Rani married a U.S.-based anesthesia specialist, Dr. Sanjay. However citing understanding differences, she parted ways after having stayed in the US for 5 years.[3] Later, she married her relative, Govardhan.[4] she has a daughter Nidhi born in the year 2001.[5][6]

Awards[edit]

Rani was twice awarded the Karnataka State Award for Best Actress: in 1988 for the film Panchama Veda and in 1991 for Mysore Mallige. For the latter film, she also won the Filmfare Best Actress Award.Sudha lives in Bangalore and is actively involved in the films and art industry carefully picking her projects. She is widely respected as a judge of talent competitions and as an actress who has matured with age. She is very selective about the films that she signs

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Film Award Category Result
1991 Panchama Veda Karnataka State Film Awards Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress Won
1992 Mysore Mallige Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Won
Karnataka State Film Awards Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress Won
2000 Sparsha Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Won
2015 Vaastu Prakaara Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actress Won

Filmography[edit]

Child roles[edit]

Year Film Role Director Notes Ref(s)
1978 Kiladi Kittu Geetha K. S. R. Das As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
1980 Kulla Kulli H. R. Bhargava As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
1981 Ranganayaki Puttanna Kanagal As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
Anupama Renuka Sharma As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
Bhagyavantha B. S. Ranga As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
1982 Baadada Hoo K. V. Jayaram As child actress
Credited as Sudha

Lead roles[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Director Notes Ref.
1986 Anand Mala Singeetham Srinivasa Rao Debut film as Lead actress
1987 Manamecchida Hudugi Gowri M. S. Rajashekar
Vijayotsava Dorai-Bhagavan
1988 Devatha Manushya Seetha Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
Ranaranga Shashikala V. Somashekar
Ganda Mane Makkalu T. P. Gajendra
Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Siddalingaiah [7]
1989 Krishna Nee Kunidaga Radha Dwarakish
Manmatha Raja Om Sai Prakash [8]
Avane Nanna Ganda S. Umesh
K. Prabhakar
Annakili Sonna Kathai Gowri S. Devaraj Tamil film [9]
Narasimha Om Sai Prakash [10]
1990 Panchama Veda Rukmini P. H. Vishwanath Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Aasegobba Meesegobba Asha M. S. Rajashekar
Abhimanyu Ravi Raja
Ashoka Chakra B. Ramamurthy
Halliya Surasuraru Tiptur Raghu
Prathap V. Somashekar
Shabarimale Swamy Ayyappa Parvathi Renuka Sharma
Trinetra Raj Kishore [11]
1991 Varagala Bete Renuka Sharma
Vasanthakala Paravai Pavithran Tamil film
Credited as Shali
1992 Mysore Mallige Padma T. S. Nagabharana Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
Midida Shruthi M. S. Rajashekar
Sugamana Sumaigal R. Parthiban Tamil film
Credited as Shali
[12]
Mannina Doni Saubhagya M. S. Rajashekar
Jeevana Chaitra Lakshmi Dorai-Bhagavan Guest appearance
Vasanthakala Malargal A. R. Ramesh Tamil film
Credited as Shali
[13]
Sapthapadi H. R. Bhargava
Mouna Mozhi Kasthuri Raja Tamil film
Credited as Shali
[14]
Belliyappa Bangarappa Herself Poorna Pragna Guest appearance
Hosa Raaga K. V. Jayaram
1993 Munjaneya Manju Meera P. H. Vishwanath
Mane Devru Janaki V. Ravichandran
Bhagawan Sri Saibaba Om Sai Prakash
Hrudaya Bandhana B. Ramamurthy
Thangakkili Rajavarman Tamil film
Credited as Shali
Ananda Jyothi Jyothi Chi. Dattaraj
Kumkuma Bhagya B. Subba Rao
Chinnari Mutha T. S. Nagabharana Special appearance
Bangar Patler Dr. Richard Castelino Tulu film
1994 Mahakshathriya Rajendra Singh Babu
Swathi Swathi Shivamani
Gold Medal Om Prakash Rao
Vijaya Kankana Shankar Sugnalli
Curfew H. S. Rajashekar Guest appearance
1995 Srigandha P. H. Vishwanath
Aragini P. H. Vishwanath
Aadyathe Kanmani Ambika Rajasenan Malayalam film
Kona Edaithe B. Jayashree Devi Guest appearance
Mr. Abhishek N. T. Jayarama Reddy
Anuraga Sangama V. Umakanth
Samara Chi Guru Dutt
Kavya Kavya Kodlu Ramakrishna
1996 Simhadri Raj Kishor
Vasantha Kavya Kavya S. Narayan
Stunt Master V. Chandrahas
1999 Naanenu Maadlilla Dinesh Babu
2000 Sparsha Radha Sunil Kumar Desai Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
2001 Sri Manjunatha K. Raghavendra Rao Guest appearance
Chandana Chiguru Abdul Rehman Pasha
2003 Preethi Prema Pranaya Kavitha Lankesh
Khaaki Shivamani
2004 Bimba Kavitha Lankesh
2005 Namma Basava Veera Shankar
Anna Thangi Om Sai Prakash
Thunta Om Prakash Rao
Auto Shankar D. Rajendra Babu
Magic Ajji Dinesh Babu
Abhinandane N. Ramachandra Rao
2006 Thirupathi Shivamani
O Priyathama Shivaprabhu
Mandya Om Prakash Rao
2007 Thamashegagi Kodlu Ramakrishna
Ee Preethi Yeke Bhoomi Melide Prem Special appearance
2008 Accident Suguna Shankar Ramesh Aravind Guest appearance
Mr. Garagasa Gauri Dinesh Babu
Prachanda Ravana Srinivas Prasad
Navashakti Vaibhava Om Sai Prakash
2009 Maleyali Jotheyali Preetham Gubbi Special appearance
Ghauttham K. Rajeev Prasad
Bhagyada Balegara Om Sai Prakash Guest appearance
Eshtu Nagthi Nagu Chindodi Madhukesh
Huchchi Venkatesh Panchangam
Ishwar
2010 Kaanana
Thamassu Agni Sridhar Guest appearance
2011 Jeevana Jokeali Jayanth
Jolly Boy D. Sabhapathi
2012 Indina Satya Aditya Chikkanna
Dandupalya Srinivasa Raju
Guru Tejaswini Jaggesh
2013 Bharath Stores P. Sheshadri
2014 Vasundhara T. S. Nagabharana
Sachin! Tendulkar Alla S. Mohan
Bahaddur Chethan Kumar
Belli Nidhi Mussanje Mahesh
2015 Siddhartha Prakash Jayaram
Vaastu Prakaara Vandana Yogaraj Bhat Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Rebel Rajendra Singh Babu
Billa Rama Narayanan
Love U Alia Indrajit Lankesh
Plus Gadda Viji
Sharpshooter Ghouse Peer
2016 Siganduru Chowdeshwari Mahime Chowdeshwari Devi Shashikumar
July 22, 1947 Vishal Raj
2017 Happy New Year Varalakshmi Pannaga Bharana
Dada is Back Santhosh
Nibunan Arun Vaidyanathan Tamil film
Vismaya
Bharjari Chethan Kumar
2018 Life Jothe Ondh Selfie Thulsi Dinakar Thoogudepa
Thurthu Nirgamana Films that have not yet been released Hemanth Kumar [15]
Mayabazar 2016 (film) Films that have not yet been released Radhakrishna

Voice artist[edit]

Year Film Actress
1999 Premotsava Roja
2002 Simhadriya Simha Meena
2004 Maurya Roja
2012 Prasad Madhuri Bhattacharya
2014 Maanikya Ramya Krishnan

References[edit]

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