Rajathi, better known by her stage name Indraja, is an Indian actress known for her work in Telugu and Malayalam films. She has also appeared in a few Tamil and Kannada films, in addition to television shows.
|Years active||1993 – 2007|
2014 – present
Indraja was born as Rajathi in a Telugu Brahmin family in Chennai. She is the eldest of three sisters and comes from a Carnatic music family. During school days, she won prizes in singing and drama competitions. A trained classical singer and dancer, she learned Kuchipudi dance form Madhavapeddi Murthy. She was preparing to be a journalist.
Indraja was cast as a child actress in Rajinikanth-starrer Uzhaippali movie. With Jantar Mantar, her first movie as a grown-up, she adopted the name of her character in that movie, 'Indraja' as her stage name. Later, S. V. Krishna Reddy's Yamaleela catapulted her to instant stardom. The film ran for over a year. She acted in Thadayam and Rajavin Parvaiyile but she was not able to make much headway in Tamil movies, as both movies failed to make an impact at the box office.
She played the female lead roles in a number of successful Malayalam films, such as the 1999 action drama Ustaad alongside Mohanlal, crime thriller F.I.R alongside Suresh Gopi, 2002 comedy-drama Chronic Bachelor alongside Mammootty, 2004 comedy drama Mayilattam opposite Jayaram, and 2005 action drama Ben Johnson alongside Kalabhavan Mani are some of her most notable Malayalam films. After a hiatus post her marriage, she has returned to movies with some notable roles in several Telugu movies.
Indraja is married to actor and businessman Mohammed Absar. The couple has a daughter.
|1993||Uzhaippali||Young Sri Vidya||Tamil|
|1993||Purusha Lakshanam||Film actress||Tamil|
|1994||Hello Brother||Herself||Telugu||Special appearance in the song "Kannepetta Ro"|
|1994||Amaidhi Padai||Thayamma's friend||Tamil|
|1995||Sogasu Chooda Tharamaa||Neelu (Neelima Devi)||Telugu||Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1995||Amma Donga||Mohana / Kalyani||Telugu|
|1995||Balaraju Bangaru Pellam||Nagamani||Telugu|
|1995||Aasthi Mooredu Asha Baaredu||Dancer||Telugu|
|1995||Vaddu Bava Thappu||Priya||Telugu|
|1995||Server Sundaramgari Abbayi||Telugu|
|1995||Mummy Mee Aayanochadu||Sharada||Telugu|
|1997||Oka Chinna Maata||Geeta||Telugu|
|1998||O Panai Pothundi Babu||-||Telugu|
|1998||Kalavari Chellelu Kanaka Maha Lakshmi||-||Telugu|
|1999||Pichodi Chetilo Raayi||Telugu|
|1999||Chinni Chinni Aasa||Aasa||Telugu|
|1999||Avale Nanna Hudugi||Kannada|
|2000||Mundaithe Oora Habba||Kannada|
|2000||Sundara Purusha||Heroine Irvasi||Kannada|
|2003||Chronic Bachelor||Bhavani Rajasekharan||Malayalam|
|2003||War and Love||Capt. Hema Varma||Malayalam|
|2006||Highway Police (2006 film)||Ranjini||Malayalam|
|2014||Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya||Bhavani||Telugu|
|2015||Budugu||Dr. Geetha Reddy||Telugu|
|2015||Lion||CBI Deputy Chief Indrani||Telugu|
|2019||Software Sudheer||Chandu's mother||Telugu|
|2021||Alludu Adhurs||Sreenu's mother||Telugu|
|2021||Stand Up Rahul||Telugu||Filming|
|Asoakavanam||Tamil||Puthuyugam TV, Polimer TV||Dubbed version of Sundarakanda|
|Bhairavi Aavigalukku Priyamanaval||Special appearance|
|Jabardasth (TV series)||Telugu||ETV Telugu||Judge from 1 April 2021 – present
Replaced in place of Roja (actress)
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- Profile of Malayalam Actor Indraja. En.msidb.org (26 January 2009). Retrieved on 2017-10-25.
- Indraja, Prema (16 December 2016). Actress Indraja Exclusive Interview. iDream Telugu Movies. Event occurs at 8m20s.
- "నేను తెలుగు బ్రాహ్మణ్.. ఆయన ముస్లిం..పెళ్లికి అది అడ్డుకాదు: హీరోయిన్ ఇంద్రజ లవ్ స్టోరీ". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 15 May 2021.
- "Indraja reveals how she got married despite objection from parents". OnManorama. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
- "Director's dream". Rediff. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- "Tamil Star – Profile". Archived from the original on 4 May 2001.
- "My Marriage isn't a Secret: Senior Heroine". AP Today. 7 September 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014.