Indraja

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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.[2][3]

Indraja
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Indraja in 2020
Born
Rajathi[1]

Occupation
Years active1993 – 2007
2014 – present
Spouse(s)Mohammed Absar
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Indraja was born as Rajathi in a Telugu Brahmin family in Chennai.[4][5] She is the eldest of three sisters and comes from a Carnatic music family.[6] During school days, she won prizes in singing and drama competitions. A trained classical singer and dancer, she learned Kuchipudi dance form Madhavapeddi Murthy.[2] She was preparing to be a journalist.[7][8]

CareerEdit

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.[2] 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.[2]

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.

Personal lifeEdit

Indraja is married to actor and businessman Mohammed Absar. The couple has a daughter.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
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 Jantar Mantar Indraja Telugu
1994 Yamaleela Lily Telugu
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 Rajavin Parvaiyile Gowri Tamil
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 Errodu Seetalu Telugu
1995 Love Game Indu Telugu
1995 Vajram - Telugu
1995 Subhamasthu Saroja Telugu
1995 Mummy Mee Aayanochadu Sharada Telugu
1996 Sampradhayam Geetha Telugu
1996 Pittala Dora Nikki Telugu
1996 Once More Kalyani Telugu
1996 Nalla Poosalu Revathi Telugu
1996 Jagadeka Veerudu Labbu Telugu
1996 Bobbili Bolludu Rathani Telugu
1997 Thadayam Devi Tamil
1997 Oka Chinna Maata Geeta Telugu
1997 Jai Bajarangabhali Ramya Telugu
1997 Illalu Telugu
1997 Chilakkottudu Indraja Telugu
1997 Peddannayya Sravani Telugu
1997 Chinnabbayi Lalitha Telugu Cameo appearance
1998 Velai Charulatha Tamil
1998 O Panai Pothundi Babu - Telugu
1998 Kalavari Chellelu Kanaka Maha Lakshmi - Telugu
1998 Gadibidi Krishna - Kannada
1999 The Godman Mumthas Malayalam
1999 Surya Puthrika Telugu
1999 Independence Sindu Malayalam
1999 F.I.R Laila Malayalam
1999 Pichodi Chetilo Raayi Telugu
1999 Chinni Chinni Aasa Aasa Telugu
1999 Telangana Telugu
1999 Ustaad Kshama Malayalam
1999 Coolie Raja Suma Kannada
1999 Prathyartha Kannada
1999 Avale Nanna Hudugi Kannada
1999 The Killer Sita Kannada
2000 Samakka Saarakka - Telugu
2000 Mundaithe Oora Habba Kannada
2000 Sundara Purusha Heroine Irvasi Kannada
2000 Khadga Gayathri Kannada
2000 Sradha Sudha Malayalam
2001 Unnathangalil Helen Malayalam
2002 Krishna Gopalakrishna Bhama Malayalam
2003 Cheri Arundhati Malayalam
2003 Achante Kochumol Daisy Malayalam
2003 Chronic Bachelor Bhavani Rajasekharan Malayalam
2003 War and Love Capt. Hema Varma Malayalam
2003 Relax Chitra Malayalam
2004 Thalamelam Ammukutty Malayalam
2004 Agninakshathram Ammu Malayalam
2004 Engal Anna Bhavani Tamil
2004 Mayilattam Meenakshi Malayalam
2005 Lokanathan IAS Malayalam
2005 Ben Johnson Gouri Malayalam
2006 Highway Police (2006 film) Ranjini Malayalam
2006 Narakasuran Neena Viswanathan Malayalam
2007 Indrajith Shahina Malayalam
2014 Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya Bhavani Telugu
2015 Budugu Dr. Geetha Reddy Telugu
2015 Lion CBI Deputy Chief Indrani Telugu
2017 Sathamanam Bhavati Jhansi Telugu
2017 Samanthakamani Bhanumati Telugu
2018 Agnyaathavaasi Krishnaveni Bhargav Telugu
2018 Happy Wedding Neeraja Telugu
2019 Akkadokkannadu Telugu
2019 Software Sudheer Chandu's mother Telugu
2021 Alludu Adhurs Sreenu's mother Telugu
2021 Stand Up Rahul Telugu Filming
2021 12C Asha Pai Malayalam Filming

TelevisionEdit

Show Language Channel Notes
Sundarakanda Telugu Gemini TV
Asoakavanam Tamil Puthuyugam TV, Polimer TV Dubbed version of Sundarakanda
Paasam Sun TV Janaki
Aan Paavam
Bhairavi Aavigalukku Priyamanaval Special appearance
Valli Madhumitha Subbu
Jabardasth (TV series) Telugu ETV Telugu Judge from 1 April 2021 – present

Replaced in place of Roja (actress)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indraja". Sify. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Indraja". Sify. Archived from the original on 23 June 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  3. ^ Profile of Malayalam Actor Indraja. En.msidb.org (26 January 2009). Retrieved on 2017-10-25.
  4. ^ Indraja, Prema (16 December 2016). Actress Indraja Exclusive Interview. iDream Telugu Movies. Event occurs at 8m20s.
  5. ^ "నేను తెలుగు బ్రాహ్మణ్.. ఆయన ముస్లిం..పెళ్లికి అది అడ్డుకాదు: హీరోయిన్ ఇంద్రజ లవ్ స్టోరీ". Samayam Telugu (in Telugu). Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Indraja reveals how she got married despite objection from parents". OnManorama. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Director's dream". Rediff. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Tamil Star – Profile". Archived from the original on 4 May 2001.
  9. ^ "My Marriage isn't a Secret: Senior Heroine". AP Today. 7 September 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2014.

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