Vanisri

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Vanisri
Born Rathna Kumari
(1945-08-03) 3 August 1945 (age 72)
Nellore, Madras Presidency,British India
Other names Kalabhinetri
Occupation Actress
Politician
Children Anupama (daughter)
Abhinaya Venkatesha Kartik (son)

Vanisri, (born Rathna Kumari) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominately in Telugu and Tamil, few Kannada films.[1][2] In a film career spanning forty years she has received three Filmfare Awards South, including the Nandi Awards, and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award.[1] She gained attention with a supporting role in a film penned by K. Balachander titled Sukha Dukhalu, and Marapurani Kadha (1967). Vanisri was then starred in super hits such as Krishnaveni ,Prem Nagar, Dussehra Bullodu, Aradhana, Jeevitha Chakram, Rangula Ratnam, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Bhakta Kannappa, Bobbili Raja, etc.[3] If there was a star heroine in the Telugu film industry, who ruled on par with the heroes, it must be only Vanisri.

She played dual roles in Iddaru Ammayilu (1972) (Telugu remake of 1969 release Kannada film Kappu Bilupu), Ganga Manga (1973 remake of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta), Jeevana Jyothi (1975), and Chilipi Krishnudu (1978). She financed and starred in Shyam Benegal's only Telugu film Anugraham (1977), co-starring Smita Patil. She acted with Sivaji Ganesan in a number of films such as Uyarntha Manithan (1968), Nirai Kudam (1969), Vasantha Maligai (1972), Sivakamiyin Selvan (1974), Vani Rani (Tamil remake of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta) (1974) and Nallathoru Kudumbam (1979).[4][3] In 2013, she received the state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for her contribution to Telugu cinema.[5]

1980 to Present[edit]

In the late 1970s, Vanisri left films to get married and have a son and a daughter. Vanisri returned to film in the late 1980s acting in mother roles, such as her character in Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989). A practicing Shaivite Hindu, Vanisri is very religious. She was also in the 1999 Hindi film Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal directed by Telugu director K. Raghavendra Rao.[3]

Awards[edit]

Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Other honors
  • Meena Kumari award at the Vamsi Awards in 2004
  • Madhavapeddi Prabhavathi awards by the Siva Foundation in 2005

Selected filmography[edit]

Telugu[edit]

  1. Sri Krishna tulabharam (1966)
  2. Kanchukota (1967)
  3. Kanchukota (1967)
  4. Ummadi Kutumbam (1967)
  5. Ranabheri (1968)
  6. Lakshmi Nivasam (1968)
  7. Asadhyudu (1968)
  8. kalisina Manusulu (1968)
  9. Sukha Dukhalu (1968)
  10. Aggi baraata (1968)
  11. Bhale Rangadu (1969)
  12. Drohi (1970)
  13. Kathanayika Molla (1970)
  14. Pavithra Bandham (1971)
  15. Dasara Bullodu (1971)
  16. Premanagar (1971
  17. Vichitra Bandham (1972)
  18. Koduku Kodalu (1972)
  19. Datha Puthrudu (1972)
  20. Manchivaadu (1973)
  21. Kannavari Kalalu (1974)
  22. Maya Maschindra (1975)
  23. Devadasu Malli Puttadu (1977)
  24. Simha Baludu (1978)
  25. Ramachilaka (1978)
  26. Gorantha Deepam (1978)
  27. Anugraham (1978)
  28. Sri Vinayaka Vijayam (1980)
  29. Mahaa Lakshmi (1980)
  30. Devudu Mamayya (1981)
  31. Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989)
  32. Swathi Chinukulu (1989)
  33. Agni (1989)
  34. Rao Garintlo Rowdi (1990)
  35. Bobbili Raja (1990)
  36. Qaidi Dada (1990)
  37. Collector Gari Alludu (1991)
  38. Peddinti Alludu (1991)
  39. Atta Sommu Alludi Daanam (1992)
  40. Seetharatnam Gari Abbayi (1992)
  41. Evandi Aavida Vachindi (1993)
  42. Rajeshwari Kalyanam (1993)
  43. Attaku Koduku Mamaku Alludu (1993)
  44. Allari Alludu (1993)
  45. Hello Alludu (1994)
  46. Bombay Priyudu (1996)
  47. Badradri Ramudu (2004)

Tamil[edit]

Kannada[edit]

  1. Satya Harishchandra (1965)
  2. Kaasidre Kailasa (1970)
  3. Ganda Mane Makkalu (1989)

Hindi[edit]

  1. Kondura (1978)
  2. Main Tere Pyaar Mein Pagal (1999)

References[edit]

Gerry Horthy's

External links[edit]