Aarathi

Aarathi (born 1954)[1] is an Indian actress who predominantly acted in Kannada language films during the 1970s and 1980s. She has won the Filmfare awards South and the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress four times each. After her retirement from films in the mid 1980s, she staged a comeback in 2005 as a director with Mithayi Mane which met with critical appreciation and also won her the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Children's Film.[2]

Aarathi
Born1954 (age 65–66)[1]
Aregallu, (near Kushalanagar), Arakalagudu, Karnataka, India
Other namesRanganayaki
OccupationActress, film director
Years active1970-1986; 2005

She was also nominated as a Member of the Legislative Council of the Vidhana parishad, making her only the second actress after B. Jayamma to be so nominated.[2]

CareerEdit

After a short role in Gejje Pooje (1969), Aarathi starred as a leading actress in over 120 films including Naagarahaavu, Edakallu Guddada Mele, Bili Hendthi, Dharmasere, Paduvaaralli Pandavaru, Ranganayaki, Hombisilu, Upasane and Shubhamangala.[3] Her collaboration with director Puttanna Kanagal included twelve films.[3] In 1986 she directed the TV series, Namma Nammalli.[1]

FilmographyEdit

As directorEdit

Year Film title Notes
2005 Mithayi Mane Karnataka State Film Award for Best Children film

As actressEdit

Year Film Roles Notes
1970 Gejje Pooje Debut film
Inti Gowravam Telugu film
Kallara Kalla Supporting role
Takka! Bitre Sikka!!
1971 Kasturi Nivasa Special appearance
Makane Ninakku Vendi Malayalam film
Anugraha
Prathidhawani
Nyayave Devaru
Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama
1972 Sipayi Ramu
Ooriki Upakari Telugu film
Bhale Huchcha
Naagarahaavu Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
1973 Mane Belagida Sose
Edakallu Guddada Mele Won-Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting actress
Mooroovare Vajragalu
1974 Bangaarada Panjara
Nanu Baalabeku Srinath
Upasane Won, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Gumasthavin Magal Tamil film
Mannina Magalu Supporting role
Maha Thyaga
Bhale Bhatta
1975 Daari Tappida Maga
Shubhamangala Won, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Bili Hendthi
Devara Kannu
1976 Katha Sangama Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Hosilu Mettida Hennu
Premada Kanike
Punaradatta
Bahaddur Gandu
Raja Nanna Raja
Baalu Jenu
Phalitamsha
Aparadhi
1977 Maagiya Kanasu
Pavana Ganga
Anuroopa
1978 Kudure Mukha
Hombisilu
Maathu Tappada Maga
Muyyige Muyyi
Paduvarahalli Pandavaru Special Appearance
Anuraga Bandhana
Premayana
Vasanthalakshmi
Balu Aparoopa Nam Jodi
1979 Dharmasere Won, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Adalu Badalu
Naniruvude Ninagagi
Manini
Nentaro Gantu Kallaro
1980 Bhaktha Siriyala
Hanthakana Sanchu
Bangarada Jinke
Nyaya Neethi Dharma
Anurakthe
1981 Ranganayaki Won, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
Thayiya Madilalli
Naari Swargakke Daari
Ganesha Mahime
Bhagyavantha
Chadurida Chitragalu
Bhagyada Belaku
Edeyuru Siddalingeshwara
Preetisi Nodu
1982 Pedda Gedda
Archana
Mullina Gulabi
Karmika Kallanalla
Mava Sose Saval
Parajitha
Nyaya Yellide
Kannu Terasida Hennu
Suvarna Sethuve
Hasyaratna Ramakrishna
Raja Maharaja
1983 Tirugu Baana
Gedda Maga
Jaggu
Nyaya Gedditu Special Appearance
Kalluveene Nudiyithu
Thayiya Nudi
Sididedda Sahodara
Kranthiyogi Basavanna
Ananda Sagara
Mutthaide Bhagya
Aakrosha
Chalisada Sagara
Samarpane
1984 Kaliyuga
Khaidi
Pooja Phala
Premave Balina Belaku
Hennina Saubhagya
Bekkina Kannu
Ramapurada Ravana
Pavitra Prema
Ajnathavasa
Avala Antaranga
Preethi Vathsalya
Bilee Gulabi Special Appearance
1985 Kurudoddi Kurukshetra
Nee Nakkaga
Sati Sakkubai
Lakshmi Kataksha
Haavu Eni Aata
Kumkuma Thanda Saubhagya
Swabhimana
Vajra Mushti Special Appearance
Shiva Kotta Sowbhagya
Thulasi Dala
1986 Bettada Thayi
Madhuve Madu Tamashe Nodu
Seelu Nakshatra
Tiger

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7.
  2. ^ a b "Arthi - Amazing Actress". Supergoodmovies.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Home". dis Week Bangalore. 16 December 2006. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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