Aamani is an Indian actress who has predominantly appeared in Telugu films in addition to a few Tamil and Kannada films.[1] She made her debut in a lead role opposite Naresh in the Telugu film Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1992), directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. The film turned out to be a blockbuster.[2]

Aamani
BornBengaluru, Karnataka
OccupationActress
Years active
  • 1990–1997
  • 2004–present
AwardsNandi (2 times), Filmfare (1 time)

She starred in the film Mister Pellam (1993) directed by Bapu, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. She won Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu for the film Subha Lagnam (1994) and Nandi Award for Best Actress for the films Subha Sankalpam (1995) and Mr. Pellam (1993).

Film careerEdit

Aamani was born in Bengaluru. She started her career doing small roles in films like Aadadhi, Aa Naluguru, Chandamama Kathalu, Middle Class Abbayi, Bharat Ane Nenu and others.[3] Subsequently, she was paired as the lead actress opposite actors like Vishnuvardhan, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, Krishna, Mammootty, Arvind Swami, Jagapathi Babu and Kamal Haasan.[4] She won Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu for the film Subha Lagnam & Nandi Award for Best Actress for the films Subha Sankalpam & Mr. Pellam. After a hiatus of many years, she appeared in the film Aa Naluguru.[5]

Aamani played a street vendor and actor Kartikeya’s onscreen mother in a 2021 Telugu-language romantic comedy-drama titled Chaavu Kaburu Challaga.[3]

She is seen playing the money lender Kanaka Ratnam in Muthyamantha Muddu.[3]

In the 1990s, Aamani appeared in films that were successful such as Amma Donga, Vamshanikokkadu, Subha Lagnam, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, and Nakshatra Poratam.[6]

In 2021 she made a guest appearance in a Telugu reality show Drama Juniors.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Her niece, Hrithika Srinivas is also an actress who made her acting debut with a Telugu-Tamil bilingual film titled Allantha Duraana.[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Puthiya Kaatru (credited as "Meenakshi") Tamil
1991 Onnum Theriyadha Pappa (credited as "Meenakshi")
Thangamana Thangachi Lakshmi (credited as "Meenakshi")
1992 Aadadhi Kumari
Idhuthanda Sattam Amudha (credited as "Meenakshi")
Mudhal Seethanam (credited as "Meenakshi")
1993 Jamba Lakidi Pamba Rama Lakshmi Telugu
Mister Pellam Jhansi Nandi Award for Best Actress
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Pachani Samsaram Bala
Amma Koduku
Shabash Ramu Radha
Preme Naa Pranam Priyanka
Kannayya Kittayya Rukmini Devi
Chinnalludu Rani
Anna Chellelu Lakshmi
Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu Damayanthi
Nakshatra Poratam Driver Prasad's sister
Repati Rowdy Jayanthi
1994 Srivari Priyuralu Vasantha
Teerpu
Subha Lagnam Radha Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Allari Police Geetha
Maro Quit India
Hello Brother Herself in the song "Kanne Pettaro" (cameo)
Honest Raj[10] Pushpa Tamil
1995 Amma Donga Alivelu Telugu
Engirundho Vandhan Janaki Tamil
Witness
Gharana Bullodu Malli Telugu
Subha Sankalpam Ganga Nandi Award for Best Actress
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Maya Bazaar Sasirekha
Subhamastu Kasthuri
Idandi Maa Vaari Varasa
Kondapalli Rattaya Sridevi
Aalumagalu Malleeswari
1996 Vamsanikokkadu Sirisa
Maavichiguru Seetha
Warning Supriya
Balina Jyothi Kannada
Appaji Lakshmi
1997 Vammo Vathoo O Pellamoo Telugu
Seethakka Seetha
Subha Muhurtham
Kodalu Didhina Kaapuram
Priyamaina Srivaaru Sandhya
Themmanggu Pattukaran Sivagamiyin Tamil
Pudhayal Sundari
2004 Swamy Dr. Bharathi, Principal Telugu
Madhyanam Hathya Lakshmi
Aa Naluguru Bharathi Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
2012 Devastanam Saraswathi
2014 Chandamama Kathalu Saritha
2017 Patel S. I. R. Bharathi
Middle Class Abbayi Nani's aunt
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu[11] Bharath's mother
Srinivasa Kalyanam Seeta
Hello Guru Prema Kosame Lakshmi
2019 Prashnista Annapurna
RDX Love
2021 Sreekaram Karthik's mother
Chaavu Kaburu Challaga Gangamma
Ardha Shathabdham Ramanna's wife
Republic Abhiram's mother
Most Eligible Bachelor Harsha's mother
TBA Arrdham TBA Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language
2020 Akka Mogudu Family Counsellor Gemini TV Telugu
2020–2021 Poove Unakkaga Rathinavalli Sun TV Tamil
2020 Roja Rathinavalli (Cameo Appearance)
2021–2022 Muthyamantha Muddu Kanakarathnam Zee Telugu Telugu
2021 Parampara Banumathi Disney+ Hotstar
2021 Drama Juniors[7] Guest appearance ZEE5
2022 Wow 3 Contestant ETV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Y. Sunita Chowdhary (14 April 2012). "Arts / Cinema : Sensitive and soulful". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Actress Aamani Shifted To Mancherial Hospital From Shooting Sets". Sakshi Post. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Murthy, Neeraja (30 September 2021). "Aamani dons a new role in Telugu serial". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Actress Aamani on casting couch: Production houses asked me to come to hotels alone". India Today. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  5. ^ https://archive.today/20120714072728/http://ravefilmskc.blogspot.in/2011/07/telugu-actress-aamani-biography.html[dead link]
  6. ^ "Veteran Telugu actress Aamani on casting couch in her heydays: I was asked to come alone to guest houses-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Amani Special Guest On Zee Telugu's Drama Juniors". Sakshi Post. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Aamani's niece Hrithika Srinivas to make feature debut with Allantha Duraana". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  9. ^ "Aamani's niece Hrithika Srinivas to star in Allantha Duraana". Indian Express.
  10. ^ "Happy Birthday, Vijayakanth: Check Out Captain Of Tamil Cinema's Best Police Roles". News18. 25 August 2022. Retrieved 10 September 2022.
  11. ^ Jayakrishnan (14 March 2018). "Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani shooting a romantic number for 'Bharat Ane Nenu'". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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