Sudha Rani

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Sudha Rani
Born Jayashree
(1973-08-14) 14 August 1973 (age 43)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Dr. Sanjay (divorced)
Govardhan (2003–present)
Children 1

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 an 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
[7]
1980 Kulla Kulli H. R. Bhargava As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
[8]
1981 Ranganayaki Puttanna Kanagal As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
[9]
Anupama Renuka Sharma As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
[10]
Bhagyavantha B. S. Ranga As child actress
Credited as Baby Jayashree
[11]
1982 Baadada Hoo K. V. Jayaram As child actress
Credited as Sudha
[12]

Adult lead roles[edit]

Year Film Role Director Notes Ref(s)
1986 Anand Mala Singeetham Srinivasa Rao Debut film as Lead actress [13]
1987 Manamecchida Hudugi Gowri M. S. Rajashekar [14]
Vijayotsava Dorai-Bhagavan [15]
1988 Devatha Manushya Seetha Singeetham Srinivasa Rao [16]
Ranaranga Shashikala V. Somashekar [17]
Ganda Mane Makkalu T. P. Gajendra [18]
Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Siddalingaiah [19]
1989 Krishna Nee Kunidaga Radha Dwarakish [20]
Manmatha Raja Om Sai Prakash [21]
Avane Nanna Ganda S. Umesh
K. Prabhakar
[22]
Annakili Sonna Kathai Gowri S. Devaraj Tamil film [23]
Narasimha Om Sai Prakash [24]
1990 Panchama Veda Rukmini P. H. Vishwanath Won - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress [25]
Aasegobba Meesegobba Asha M. S. Rajashekar [26]
Abhimanyu Ravi Raja [27]
Ashoka Chakra B. Ramamurthy [28]
Halliya Surasuraru Tiptur Raghu [29]
Prathap V. Somashekar [30]
Shabarimale Swamy Ayyappa Parvathi Renuka Sharma [31]
Trinetra Raj Kishore [32]
1991 Varagala Bete Renuka Sharma [33]
Vasanthakala Paravai Pavithran Tamil film
Credited as Shali
1992 Mysore Mallige Padma T. S. Nagabharana Won - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Won - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
[34]
Midida Shruthi M. S. Rajashekar [35]
Sugamana Sumaigal R. Parthiban Tamil film
Credited as Shali
[36]
Mannina Doni Saubhagya M. S. Rajashekar [37]
Jeevana Chaitra Lakshmi Dorai-Bhagavan Guest appearance [38]
Vasanthakala Malargal A. R. Ramesh Tamil film
Credited as Shali
[39]
Sapthapadi H. R. Bhargava [40]
Mouna Mozhi Kasthuri Raja Tamil film
Credited as Shali
[41]
Belliyappa Bangarappa Herself Poorna Pragna Guest appearance [42]
Hosa Raaga K. V. Jayaram
1993 Munjaneya Manju Meera P. H. Vishwanath [43]
Mane Devru Janaki V. Ravichandran [44]
Bhagawan Sri Saibaba Om Sai Prakash [45]
Hrudaya Bandhana B. Ramamurthy [46]
Thangakkili Rajavarman Tamil film
Credited as Shali
Ananda Jyothi Jyothi Chi. Dattaraj [47]
Kumkuma Bhagya B. Subba Rao [48]
Chinnari Mutha T. S. Nagabharana Special appearance [49]
Bangar Patler Dr. Richard Castelino Tulu film
1994 Mahakshathriya Rajendra Singh Babu
Swathi Swathi Shivamani [50]
Gold Medal Om Prakash Rao [51]
Vijaya Kankana Shankar Sugnalli [52]
Curfew H. S. Rajashekar Guest appearance
1995 Srigandha P. H. Vishwanath [53]
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 [54]
Samara Chi Guru Dutt [55]
Kavya Kavya Kodlu Ramakrishna [56]
1996 Simhadri Raj Kishor [57]
Vasantha Kavya Kavya S. Narayan [58]
Stunt Master V. Chandrahas [59]
1999 Naanenu Maadlilla Dinesh Babu [60]
2000 Sparsha Radha Sunil Kumar Desai Won - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada [61]
2001 Sri Manjunatha K. Raghavendra Rao Guest appearance
Chandana Chiguru Abdul Rehman Pasha [62]
2003 Preethi Prema Pranaya Kavitha Lankesh [63]
Khaaki Shivamani [64]
2004 Bimba Kavitha Lankesh [65]
2005 Namma Basava Veera Shankar [66]
Anna Thangi Om Sai Prakash [67]
Thunta Om Prakash Rao
Auto Shankar D. Rajendra Babu
Magic Ajji Dinesh Babu [68]
Abhinandane N. Ramachandra Rao
2006 Thirupathi Shivamani [69]
O Priyathama Shivaprabhu
Mandya Om Prakash Rao [70]
2007 Thamashegagi Kodlu Ramakrishna
Ee Preethi Yeke Bhoomi Melide Prem Special appearance [71]
2008 Accident Suguna Shankar Ramesh Aravind Guest appearance
Mr. Garagasa Gauri Dinesh Babu [72]
Prachanda Ravana Srinivas Prasad
Navashakti Vaibhava Om Sai Prakash
2009 Maleyali Jotheyali Preetham Gubbi Special appearance
Ghauttham K. Rajeev Prasad [73]
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 [74]
2013 Bharath Stores P. Sheshadri [75]
2014 Vasundhara T. S. Nagabharana [76]
Sachin! Tendulkar Alla S. Mohan
Bahaddur Chethan Kumar
2015 Siddhartha Prakash Jayaram
Vaastu Prakaara Yogaraj Bhat Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress [77]
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

Voice artist[edit]

Year Film Actress
1999 Premothsava Voice artist for Roja
2002 Simhadriya Simha Voice artist for actress Meena
2004 Maurya Voice artist for actress Roja
2012 Prasad Voice artist for Madhuri Bhattacharya

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