Praveena Bhagyaraj was an Indian film actress who had worked mainly in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She married director K. Bhagyaraj in 1981. Praveena, who starred in several films like Manmatha Leelai, Manthoppu Kiliye, Pasi, Billa and Bhama Rukmani
19 April 1958
|Died||5 September 1983(aged 25)|
|Spouse(s)||K. Bhagyaraj |
She made her debut in 1976 in the Tamil movie Manmadha Leelai, directed by K. Balachander, with Kamal Haasan in the lead role. After that, she has acted in films as supporting roles and minor roles, and also lead actress in a few movies. She has acted with Rajinikanth in Billa (1980). Billa was released on 26 January 1980, and became a commercial success, running for over 25 weeks in theatres.
In her early days, Both Praveena and Bhagyaraj had a lot of trouble getting film offers. Praveena entered as an actress in the film industry. Praveena helped her boyfriend Bhagyaraj, who had little chance of progressing as the second heroine and main supporting characters. When she taught Tamil to Bhagyaraj, they had love between them. Later, they both married in 1981. Praveena's marriage was over in a very short span.
Praveena died on 5 September 1983 due to jaundice. She was just 25 when she died. After her death, Bhagyaraj married Poornima Jayaram, also a popular actress, with whom he has two children - Saranya and Shanthanu, both of them who later became actors.
|1976||Manmatha Leelai||Tamil||Debut in Tamil - Uncredit role|
|1978||Aval Kanda Lokam||Malayalam|
|1979||Kizhakkum Merkkum Santhikkindrana||Tamil|
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