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Madhavi Sharma is an Indian film actress known for her works in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and Oriya cinema. In a career spanning seventeen years, she has acted in around three hundred films. She was one of the top actresses from 1976 to 1996 in Telugu & Tamil films.

Madhavi
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Madhavi
Born
Vijayalakshmi

(1962-08-12) 12 August 1962 (age 57)
Other namesMaadhavi
Madhavi
Years active1976-1996
Spouse(s)
Ralph Sharma (m. 1996)
ChildrenTiffany Sharma
Priscilla Sharma
Evelyn Sharma

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Early lifeEdit

Madhavi was born in Hyderabad, India to Sasirekha and Govindaswamy, on 12 August 1962.[1] She grew up with a sister and a brother, named Keerthi Kumari and Dhananjay respectively.[2] She learnt Bharat Natyam from Uma Maheswari and folk dance from Mr. Bhatt from an early age and gave more than a thousand dance performances. She attended Stanley Girls High School in Hyderabad, Abids Branch.[3]

CareerEdit

Director Dasari Narayana Rao gave her a starring role in the Telugu film Thoorupu Padamara when she was a teenager. The film became a huge hit.[4] She acted in a number of films with Telugu Megastar Chiranjeevi. Her first movie with Chiranjeevi was Intlo Ramaiah Veedhilo Krishnaiah in 1982. She acted again with Chiranjeevi in the movie Khaidi which was a massive hit. Her last movie in Telugu was Big Boss (another Chiranjeevi film). K. Balachander then cast her in a supporting role in his Telugu film Maro Charitra (1978). She reprised her role in its Hindi remake Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), which became the top-grossing film of 1981. In both films, she showed remarkable sensitivity as a lonely wealthy woman who falls in love with Kamal Haasan's character. She earned a Filmfare Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress.[5] K. Balachander was so impressed with her performance in both films that he introduced her to the Tamil film industry with Thillu Mullu (1981), opposite Rajinikanth. By the end of the decade, she was starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi film Agneepath (1990).

She has acted in a number of Kannada movies alongside popular Kannada actors including Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Anant Nag and Ambareesh. With Rajkumar, she acted in many commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies like Haalu Jenu, Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma, Anuraga Aralithu, Shruthi Seridaaga, Jeevana Chaitra, Aakasmika, Odahuttidavaru, etc. Her performances in Haalu Jenu and Malaya Marutha were widely acclaimed.

Madhavi acted alongside Kamal Haasan in Raja Paarvai, Tik Tik Tik, Kaakki Sattai,Sattam, Ellam Inba mayam and Mangamma Sabadham. Her films with Rajinikanth include Garjanai,Thillu Mullu, Thambikku Entha Ooru, Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal and Viduthalai. She showed her ability in movies like Enga Oor Kannagi, Neethi Devan Mayakkam and Nirabaraadhi.

She appeared in many Malayalam films especially in those starring Mohanlal and Mammootty. Her portrayal of Unniyarcha in the National Award-winning movie Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha was critically appreciated and is often recognized as one of the best roles in her acting career. Her portrayal as a mother who met her end with leukemia in Akashadoothu won her the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress for 1993. Other notable films include Ormakkayi, Changatham, Novemberinte Nashtam and Nombarathi Poovu. Most of her author-backed roles were in Malayalam films. She has won three Kerala State Film Awards, one for Best Actress and two for Second Best Actress.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1996, her Hindu spiritual teacher Swami Rama arranged her marriage to one of his followers, a pharmaceutical businessman named Ralph Sharma,[6] who was born to an Indian Hindu Brahmin father and a German mother in the United States. Ralph first met his Hindu Guru, Swami Rama at the age of 23 at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy.,[7] whereas Madhavi first met Guru Swami Rama, in 1995. She married within a few weeks on 14 February 1996 of their introduction.[8] They have three daughters and live in New Jersey.[9]

AwardsEdit

Selected filmographyEdit

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Cast Direction Notes
1976 Thoorpu Padamara[10] Narasimha Raju, Mohan Babu Dasari Narayana Rao
1977 Amara Deepam Madhavi Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha K.Raghavendra Rao
1978 Maro Charitra Sandhya Kamal Haasan, Saritha Balachander
1979 Pranam Khareedu Venkatalakshmi Chiranjeevi, Rao Gopal Rao, Jayasudha K. Vasu Guest Appearance
1979 Tayaramma Bangarayya Aruna Chiranjeevi, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Sowcar Janaki Kommineni Seshagiri Rao
1979 Kukka Katuku Cheppu Debba Parvati Chiranjeevi E. Ramki Sharma
1979 Kothala Raayudu Chiranjeevi K. Vasu
1979 Mande Gundelu Rani
1979 Ra Ra Krishnayya
1979 Edi papam Edi Punyam Aruna
1979 Oka Challani Ratri Nirmala
1979 Anthuleni Vintha Katha Narasimharaju, Manju Bhargavi, Jayanthi, Srividya Mohan Das
1979 Kaliyuga Mahabharatam Narasimha Raju Hanuman Prasad
1980 Agni Sanskaram Chiranjeevi J. P. Prabhakar Sharma
1980 Mudumulla Bandham Rajendra Prasad, Sarath Babu Muthyala Subbaiah
1980 Triloka Sundari Narasimha Raju, Deepa Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
1981 Vaaralabbai Muralimohan, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Prabhakar Reddy Rajachandra
1981 Chettaniki Kallu Levu Rekha chiranjeevi
1981 Ooriki Ichina Maata Rupa Chiranjeevi M. Balaiah
1981 Amavasya Chandrudu Nancy Kamal Hasan Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
1982 Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya Jayalaxmi Chiranjeevi Kodi Ramakrishna
1982 Balidanam Sobhan Babu
1982 Prayanamlo Padanisalu Narasimha Rau, Satya Narayana
1982 Edi Dharmam Edi Nyayam
1983 Roshagadu Chiranjeevi K. S. R. Das
1983 Simhapuri Simham Vijay's girlfriend Chiranjeevi, Raadhika Kodi Ramakrishna
1983 Khaidi Madhulatha Chiranjeevi, Sumalatha A. Kodandarami Reddy
1983 Picchi Pantulu Muralimohan Raja Chandra
1984 Bhale Ramudu Mohan Babu K. S. R. Das
1985 Sanchalanam Mohan Babu K Poornachandra rao
1985 Chattamtho Poratam Bharathi Chiranjeevi, Sumalatha K. Bapayya
1985 Jai Bethala Narasimha Raju B.V. Srinivasan, s/o B. Vittalacharya
1985 Mahsakthi Narasimha Raju K. S. Giri
1987 Donga Mogudu Ravi Teja's wife Chiranjeevi, Raadhika A. Kodandarami Reddy
1987 Marana Sasanam
1987 Parasakthi Madhavi
1993 Mathru Devo Bhava Sarada Nassar, Charuhasan K. Ajayakumar
1995 Big Boss Chiranjeevi, Roja Vijaya Bapineedu

KannadaEdit

Year Film Co-actor Direction Notes
1981 Garjane Rajinikanth C. V. Rajendran As Geetha
1981 Garuda Rekhe Srinath, Ambika P S Prakash
1981 Anupama Ananth Nag Renuka Sharma
1982 Haalu Jenu Rajkumar, Roopadevi Singeetham Srinivasa Rao as Kamala
1982 Gandugali Rama Vishnuvardhan Bhargava
1983 Onde Guri Vishnuvardhan Bhargava
1983 Chinnadantha Maga Vishnuvardhan
1983 Gedda Maga Shankar Nag S.A.Chandrasekhar
1984 Chanakya Vishnuvardhan Bhargava
1984 Rudranaga Vishnuvardhan K.Mani Murugan
1984 Shiva Kanye Ramakrishna Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
1984 Khaidi Vishnuvardhan K.S.R.Das
1985 Gedda Maga Shankar Nag Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
1986 Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma Rajkumar Singeetham Srinivasa Rao As Parvati
1986 Anuraga Aralithu Rajkumar M. S. Rajashekar As Ashadevi
1986 Malaya Marutha Vishnuvardhan K S L.Swamy As Girija
1987 Shruthi Seridaaga Rajkumar Chi. Dattaraj As Radha
1988 Ramanna Shamanna Ravichandran, Ambareesh Subbarao B Music Director : S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1992 Jeevana Chaitra Rajkumar Dorai-Bhagavan As Meenakshi
1993 Aakasmika Rajkumar T. S. Nagabharana As Clara
1994 Odahuttidavaru Rajkumar Dorai-Bhagavan

MalayalamEdit

Complete list of Madhavi's Malayalam Movies are available from the MSI Database.[11]

Year Film Role Cast Direction Notes
1980 Lava Seetha Prem Nazir, K. P. Ummer Hariharan
1981 Valarthu Mrugangal Janu Sukumaran, Ratheesh Hariharan Winner, Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
1981 Garjanam Geetha Rajinikanth C. V. Rajendran
1981 Poochasanyasi Sandhya
1982 Anuraagakkodathi Anuradha Shankar Panicker Hariharan
1982 Ormakkayi Susanna Adoor Bhasi, Bharath Gopi, Nedumudi Venu Bharathan Winner, Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
1982 Kurukkante Kalyanam Saritha Sukumaran, Jagathy, Mohanlal, Bahadoor Sathyan Anthikkad
1982 John Jaffer Janardhanan Nancy Mammootty, Ratheesh, Ravindran I. V. Sasi
1982 Novemberinte Nashtam Meera Prathap Pothan Padmarajan
1982 Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam Siji Mohanlal
1983 Ponthooval
1983 Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla Herself Prem Nazir, Sreenivasan, Maniyanpilla Raju, Vijay Menon Lenin Rajendran Guest role
1983 Hello Madras Girl Saritha Shankar, Poornima Jayaram, Mohanlal, Kuthiravattam Pappu, Urvashi J. Williams
1983 Changatham Annie Mohanlal, Mammootty, Jagathy, Paravoor Bharathan, Captain Raju, Sankaradi, Prathapachandran Bhadran Dubbed in Hindi as Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin
1984 Akkare Padmavathi
1984 Vikadakavi Santhi
1984 Mangalam Nerunnu Rajani
1984 Kurishuyudham Susy, Daisy Double role
1985 Oru Kudakeezhil Vijayalakshmi Nedumudi Venu, Lalu Alex Joshiy
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Seetha Mohanlal, Venu Nagavalli Sathyan Anthikkad
1986 Sobharaj Nisha Remake of Hindi hit film Don
1986 Oru Katha Oru Nunakkatha Amminikkutty
1986 Namukku Paarkaan Munthiri Thoppukal Sofia
1987 Nombarathi Poovu Padmini Mammootty, Shaari, Jagathy Padmarajan
1989 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Unniyarcha Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Geetha Hariharan
1993 Akashadoothu Annie Murali, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sibi Malayil Winner, Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1993 Gandhari Gandhari Siddique, Babu Antony, Jagathy, Saikumar Sunil
1994 Sudhinam Vinodini Jayaram, Suvarna Mathew, Sudheesh Nissar
1995 Chaithanyam Savithri
1995 Aksharam Gayathri Devi Suresh Gopi, Annie Sibi Malayil
1996 Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Sridevi Mammootty, Murali, Gautami Thulasidas

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Cast Direction Notes
1978 Uyirullavarai Sandhya Kamal Hassan, Sarath Babu, Saritha K. Balachander
1980 Pudhiya Thoranangal Sarath Babu M. Karnan
1980 Veera Penn Jaishankar
1981 Enga Ooru Kannagi Jeeva, Major Sundarrajan, Sreekanth K. Balachander
1981 Amara Kaaviyam Sivaji Ganesan Amirthan
1981 Thillu Mullu Sarojini Rajinikanth K. Balachander First breakthrough in Tamil
1981 Garjanai Geetha Rajinikanth C. V. Rajendran
1981 Sathyam Sundaram Sivaji Ganesan K. S Rao
1981 Raja Paarvai Nancy Kamal Hassan Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
1981 Tik Tik Tik Sharadha Kamal Haasan, Radha, Nisha Noor, Swapna Bharathiraja
1981 Ellam Inba Mayyam Madhavi Kamal Hassan G. N. Rangarajan
1981 Panimalar Raveendran, Pratap K. Pothen, Gandhimathi Hemachander
1982 Neethi Devan Mayakkam Kamal Haasan Remake of Insaf Ka Tarazu
1982 Garuda Rekhai Srinath, Ambika P S Prakash
1982 Kavithai Malar S.Devarajan
1983 Sattam Radha Kamal Haasan, Sarath Babu K. Vijayan
1983 Pani Puyal Vishnuvardhan, Sadhana Bhargava
1983 Sattathukku Oru Saval Suman M. Karnan
1983 Chandi Samundi K.S.Giri
1984 Thambikku Entha Ooru Sumathi Rajinikanth, Sulakshana, Sathyaraj Rajasekar
1984 Niraparaathi Radha Mohan, Silk Smitha K. Vijayan
1985 Kaakki Sattai Anitha Kamal Haasan
1985 Jhansi Rani Sarath Babu M. Karnan
1985 Mangamma Sabadham Nancy Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Sathyaraj K. Vijayan
1985 Andavan Sothu Jaishankar Amirthan
1985 Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal Padma Rajinikanth Balu Mahendra
1986 Viduthalai Radha Rajinikanth, Sivaji Ganesan, Vishnuvardhan Rajasekhar
1986 Vettaipuli Jai Ganesh M. Karnan
1987 Oor Kuruvi Arun Pandian, Srividya O. S. Sivakumar
1990 Athisaya Piravi Rambha Rajinikanth, Kanaka S. P. Muthuraman Guest appearance

HindiEdit

Year Film Role Cast Direction Notes
1981 Ek Duuje Ke Liye Sandhya Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri K. Balachander Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress
1983 Andha Kanoon Zakhiya Khan Rajinikanth, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Amitabh Bachchan T. Rama Rao Special appearance
1984 Mujhe Shakti Do Vinod Mehra, Bindiya Goswami Sharad Chaudhary
1985 Misaal Naseeruddin Shah, Vijeta Pandit Humayun Mirza, Maharukh Mirza, Sharukh Mirza
1985 Geraftaar Inspector Geeta Sinha Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Poonam Dhillon Prayag Raj
1987 Loha Anita Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Mandakini Raj N. Sippy
1987 Kalyug Aur Ramayan Sarita Manoj Kumar, Rajiv Goswami Babubhai Mistry
1987 Satyamev Jayathe Pooja Shastri Vinod Khanna, Meenakshi Seshadri, Anita Raj Raj N. Sippy
1987 Insaaf Kaun Karega Priya Dharmendra
Rajnikant
Pran
Gulshan Grover
Jayaprada
Bindu
Sudarshan Nag
1988 Pyar Ka Mandir Radha Bhooljanewala Mithun Chakraborty, Raj Kiran, Nirupa Roy K. Bapaiah
1988 Mar Mitenge Radha Mithun Chakraborty, Jeetendra, Banupriya Kawal Sharma
1988 Falak (The Sky) Rita D'Souza Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Shekhar Kapur Shashilal K. Nair
1989 Paraya Ghar Rishi Kapoor, Jaya Prada Kalpataru
1989 Jayadaad Advocate Anjali
1989 Lashkar Anand's wife Dev Anand Jagdish Kadar
1989 Zakhm Shatrughan Sinha, Chunky Pandey, Neelam Kothari Irfan Khan
1989 Nafrat Ki Aandhi Geeta
1990 Sheshnaag Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor, Rekha, Mandakini K. R. Reddy
1990 Muqadammah
1990 Haar Jeet Kabir Bedi, Shafi Inamdar Avtar Boghal
1990 Swarg Janaki Kumar Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Juhi Chawla David Dhawan
1990 Agneepath Mary Mathew Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty Mukul S. Anand
1990 Agneekaal Asha Jeetendra Abbas-Mustan
1991 maza pritesh Pritesh (actor), Madhavi (actress)
1992 Sarphira Prema Sanjay Dutt, Kimi Katkar Ashok Gaekwad
1992 Lambu Dada Master Akash, Mahesh Anand, Kabir Bedi Sharad Chaudary
1992 Jigar Ajay Devgan, Karisma Kapoor Faroque Siddique
1994 Khudai Sakhi Swami Rajesh Khanna, Deepika Chikhalia Johnny Bakshi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://maadhavi.com/about.html
  2. ^ Madhavi's Childhood
  3. ^ "Maadhavi". Maadhavi. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Maadhavi". Maadhavi. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  5. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  6. ^ Owner, Markan Global Enterprises, Inc
  7. ^ Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy[1][2]
  8. ^ South Siren Madhavi back from exile
  9. ^ "Maadhavi". Maadhavi. 14 February 1996. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  10. ^ Thoorpu Padamara Telugu Full Movie : Narasimha Raju, Mohan Babu And Madhavi: Apoorva Raagangal[3]
  11. ^ "Maadhavi's Complete Malayalam Filmography". MSI. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

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