Geetanjali (actress)

Geethanjali (1947 – 31 October 2019) was an Indian actress who worked in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films for several decades.[2] In an illustrious career spanning for close to six decades, Geetanjali featured in over 500 films across multiple languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi. Her first film as a dancer is Rani Ratnaprabha in 1960. NTR introduced her to the silver screen as a Heroin with his self-directorial Seetharama Kalyanam in 1961. She was famous for her roles in Illalu, Sitarama Kalyanam with NTR, Adurti Subba Rao's Dr. Chakravarthy, Murali Krishna, Abbayigaru Ammayigaru, Kaalam Marindi and Sambarala Rambabu. She was also a member of the Nandi Award committee.

Geethanjali
Old Heroine Geetanjali.jpg
Born
Mani[1]

1947 (1947)
Died31 October 2019(2019-10-31) (aged 71–72)
OccupationActress
Years active1947–2019
Spouse(s)Ramakrishna[1]
Children1
Parents
  • Sri Rama Murthy[1] (father)
  • Shyamalamba [1] (mother)

Personal lifeEdit

Geethanjali worked in the Hindi film Parasmani, a Lakshmikant-Pyarelal production. Since her name Mani was already present in the title, the film-maker re-christened her as Geetanjali.[2]

Geethanjali worked with actor Rama Krishna in number of films (Thodu Needa, Hantakulostunnaru Jagratta, Rajayogam, Nenu Naa Desham, Ranabheri etc..) before marrying him on Aug 15th, 1974.

DeathEdit

Geethanjali died in the early hours of 31 October 2019 from cardiac arrest. She died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital near Film Nagar in Hyderabad.[3]

FilmographyEdit

TeluguEdit

  1. Rani Ratnaprabha (1960) - debut as a Bharatanatyam dancer
  2. Seetarama Kalyanam (1961) as Goddess Sita
  3. Gulebakavali Katha (1962)
  4. Kalavari Kodallu (1964) as Hamsa
  5. Dr. Chakravarthy (1964) as Sudha
  6. Thotalo Pilla Kotalo Rani (1964) as Dancer
  7. Murali Krishna (1964) as Poornima
  8. Bobbili Yuddham (1964)
  9. Babruvahana (1964)
  10. Illalu (1965) Heroin and double role
  11. Devata (1965) as Hema
  12. Thodu Needa (1965) - First movie with future husband, Ramakrishna (Telugu actor)
  13. Leta Manasulu (1966) as Nirmala
  14. Potti Pleader (1966) paired with Padmanabham
  15. Gudachari 116 (1966)
  16. Hantakulostunnaru Jagratta (1966)
  17. Poola Rangadu (1967)
  18. Chadarangam (1967)
  19. Upayamlo Apayam (1967)
  20. Rajayogam (1967)
  21. Adrushtavanthulu (1967)
  22. Ave Kallu (1967) as Julie
  23. Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna (1967)
  24. Prana Mitrulu (1967)
  25. Ranabheri (1968)
  26. Adrushtavanthalu (1968) as Radha
  27. Panthalu Pattimpulu (1968)
  28. Manchi Mitrulu (1969)
  29. Nindu Hrudayalu (1969)
  30. Aadarsa Kutumbam (1969)
  31. Karpura Harathi (1969)
  32. Nirdoshi (1970)
  33. Sambarala Rambabu (1970)
  34. Jatakaratna Midathambotlu (1971)
  35. Kalam Marindi (1972)
  36. Raitu Kutumbam (1972)
  37. Adrushta Devatha (1972)
  38. Abbaigaru Ammaigaru (1973) - paired with Telugu Super Star Krishna
  39. Ajanma Brahmachari (1973)
  40. Nenu Naa Desham (1973)
  41. Kannavari kalalu (1974)
  42. Pacha Thoranam (1994)
  43. Fools (2003)
  44. Maayajaalam (2006)
  45. Pellaina Kothalo (2006) as Hari's Grandmother
  46. Mogudu (2011) as Grandmother
  47. Greeku Veerudu (2013)
  48. Bhai (2013) as Vasu's Grandmother
  49. Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi (2017)
  50. That Is Mahalakshmi (2020)

TamilEdit

  1. Sarada (1962)
  2. Deivathin Deivam (1962)
  3. Thaayin Madiyil (1964)
  4. Maayamani (1964)
  5. Alli (1964)
  6. Panam Padaithavan (1965)
  7. Vaazhkai Padagu (1965)
  8. Veera Abhimanyu (1965)
  9. Aasai Mugam (1965) as Kamala
  10. Adhey Kangal (1967)
  11. Nenjirukkum Varai (1967)
  12. Anbalippu (1969)
  13. En Annan (1970)
  14. Annamitta Kai (1972)
  15. Ganga Gowri (1973)

HindiEdit

  1. Paying Guest (1957) as Shanthi's sister
  2. Parasmani (1963) as Rajkumari
  3. Do Kaliyaan (1968) as Menaka
  4. Balram Shri Krishna (1968) as Rukmini

MalayalamEdit

  1. Kaattumallika (1966)
  2. Swapnangal (1970) as Rajamma
  3. Madhuvidhu (1970) as Sathi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d K, Haranath. "వాళ్ళందరూ హాస్యనటులే!". andhrajyothy.com. Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Y, Sunita Chowdhary. "It's amazing, people remember me". The Hindu. Kasturi and Sons. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. ^ Actress Geetanjali Ramakrishna Passes Away in Hyderabad. News18.com.

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