Ashwini (actress)

Ashwini was an Indian actress, primarily in Telugu and Tamil films. She appeared in more than 100 films in various South Indian languages.

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(1967-07-14)14 July 1967
Died23 September 2012(2012-09-23) (aged 45)
Years active1979–2012


Making her debut as a child artiste in Bhakta Dhruva Markandeya and later shared screen space with Telugu stars, Balakrishna in Bhale Thammudu, Venkatesh in Kaliyuga Pandavulu, Rajendra Prasad in Station Master and Mohan Babu films. She was one among the much sought after actresses of '80s as well as 90s. She had acted in more than 110 films in various languages like Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.


Year Title Role Language Notes
1982 Bhakta Dhruva Markandeya Telugu
1983 Aanandha Kummi Selvi Tamil
1985 Boeing Boeing Indhu Malayalam
1985 Kannaram Pothi Pothi Lakshmi Malayalam
1985 Anaadiga Adadi Janaki Telugu
1985 Bhale Thammudu Telugu
1985 Karpoora Deepam Tamil
1986 Aranyakanda Preethi Telugu
1986 Mattukara Mannaru Tamil
1986 Attagaaroo Swagatam Telugu
1986 Niramulla Ravulkal Radha Malayalam
1986 Kanmaniye Pesu Priya Tamil
1987 Trimurtulu Rani Telugu
1987 Bhanumati Gari Mogudu Gowri Telugu
1987 America Abbayi Telugu
1987 Inti Donga Telugu
1987 Rowdy Babayi Telugu
1987 Kaliyuga Pandavulu Meku Telugu
1988 Choopulu Kalisina Subhavela Padma Telugu
1988 Vivaha Bhojanambu Lavanya Telugu
1988 Pelli Chesi Choodu Uma Telugu
1988 Edutha Sabadham Mudippaen Tamil
1988 Station Master Rani Telugu
1989 Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi Ganga Telugu
1989 Koduku Diddina Kapuram Geetha Telugu
1989 Poola Rangadu Gowri Telugu
1989 Bharya Bhartala Bhagotham Seetha, Radha Telugu
1989 Akari Kshanam Telugu
1990 Ee Kanni Koodi Susan Philip / Kumudam Malayalam
1990 Challenge Gopalakrishna Ganga Kannada
1990 Pondatti Thevai Shanthi Tamil
1998 Dharma Tamil
1998 Kumbakonam Gopalu Tamil
1999 Maanaseega Kadhal Paaru Tamil
1999 Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Tamil
2000 Ennamma Kannu Tamil
2000 Penngal Tamil
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum Pushpa Tamil
2001 Mitta Miraasu Tamil
2010 Aattanayagann Tamil


She died at the Sri Ramachandra Hospital in Chennai in the early hours of Sunday, 23 September 2012. According to reports, she was suffering from a liver-related illness.[3][4]

Veteran producer D. Ramanaidu, who produced Kaliyuga Pandavulu in 1986, which was his son Venkatesh's debut film, said, "Ashwini was a bubbly actress, and although she was playing the second lead in our film, she grabbed the attention of viewers." R. Parthiepan, who introduced her to Tamil films with Pondatti Thevai said, "she was a little plump, but suited the role that I have conceived and the next day, she was on board. In fact, she replaced a leading actress who had reservation doing film with me". Incidentally it was Parthiban who helped Ashwini's family to carry her body in an ambulance to Andhra. In addition to this, he has also agreed to take the responsibility of Ashwini's son Karthick's education expenses completely.[5]


  1. ^ Anupama Subramanian (25 September 2012). "Actress Ashwini passes away". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  2. ^ Admin. "Telugu movie and serial actress Ashwani full biography". Nettv4u. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ Anupama Subramanian (25 September 2012). "Actress Ashwini passes away". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Telugu actress Ashwini dies of liver-related illness". entertainment.oneindia. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  5. ^ "It was only Parthiban who cared for Ashwini's death". IndiaGlitz. 24 September 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

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