Praveena Bhagyaraj

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

Praveena Bhagyaraj
Born
Praveena

(1958-04-19)19 April 1958
Died5 September 1983(1983-09-05) (aged 25)
OccupationActress
Years active1976-1983
Spouse(s)K. Bhagyaraj
(m.1981-1983)

Film careerEdit

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.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[2] Later, they both married in 1981. Praveena's marriage was over in a very short span.[3][4][5]

DeathEdit

Praveena died on 5 September 1983 due to jaundice.[6] 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.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Role Notes
1976 Manmatha Leelai Tamil Debut in Tamil - Uncredit role
1977 Manassoru Mayil Malayalam
1977 Choondakkari Malayalam
1978 Seethapathi Samsaram Telugu
1978 Amarnath Kannada
1978 Mattoru Karnan Malayalam
1978 Vishwaroopam Malayalam
1978 Taxi Driver Tamil
1978 Aval Kanda Lokam Malayalam
1978 Sathrusamhaaram Malayalam
1979 Manthoppu Kiliye Tamil Jayanthi
1979 Kalliyankattu Neeli Malayalam
1979 Manavadharmam Malayalam
1979 Avalude Prathikaram Malayalam
1979 Adukku Malli Tamil
1979 Mayandi Tamil
1979 Kizhakkum Merkkum Santhikkindrana Tamil
1979 Pasi Tamil Kumudha
1980 Billa Tamil Rupa
1980 Jamboo Tamil
1980 Neerottam Tamil
1980 Muthuchippikal Malayalam
1980 Kaavalmaadam Malayalam
1980 Bhama Rukmani Tamil Bhama
1980 Deepam Malayalam
1981 Thakilu Kottampuram Malayalam
1982 Anuraagakkodathi Malayalam
1983 Mazha Nilaavu Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Billa Paper Advertisements - Rajinikanth Box Office Reports - Rajinifans.com". rajinifans.com. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ "``பிரவீணா அக்காவுடனான நட்பு... மறக்க முடியாத நினைவுகள்!" - நடிகை பூர்ணிமா பாக்யராஜ்". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  3. ^ Pro, G. balan Film (17 July 2014). "BALAN CINEMA DIARY: திரைக்கதை திலகம் கே.பாக்யராஜ்". BALAN CINEMA DIARY. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ "'முத்தம் கேட்டு அடம் பிடிப்பதில் பூர்ணிமா இன்னும் குழந்தையே'! - சிலாகிக்கும் பாக்யராஜ் #Valentinesday". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  5. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (15 February 1984). "K. Bhagyaraj; The reigning king in the world of Madras film Hollywood". India Today. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Praveena (Praveena Bhagyaraj)". Antru Kanda Mugam. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2020.

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