Prema (Kannada actress)

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Prema (born Neravanda Chetticha Prema on 6 January 1977) is an Indian film actress. She has worked as a lead actress in numerous Kannada films besides Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She has appeared in many commercially successful and critically acclaimed feature films. She was a top Kannada heroine at the turn of the century and has received the Karnataka State Film Award and Filmfare Best Actress awards for her performances in Kannada films. She has featured in Om and Yajamana, which are the two major blockbuster and highest-grossing films of their time in Kannada Cinema.

Prema
Born
Neravanda Chetticha Prema

(1977-01-06) 6 January 1977 (age 43)
Bangalore, India
OccupationActress
Years active1994–2009
2017–Present

She has shared screen space with stalwarts like Vishnuvardhan, Shivrajkumar, V. Ravichandran, Upendra, Saikumar, Ramesh Aravind, Mohanlal, Vikram, Venkatesh, Jagapati Babu and Mohan Babu. She has also starred opposite many newer actors in her career.

Personal lifeEdit

Prema was born on 6 January 1977 into Neravanda family, of the Kodava community to Chetticha and Kavery, in military hospital, Bangalore. She received high school education in Mahila Seva Samaja High School and completed her Pre-university course in Murnad junior college, Kodagu. As a student she was involved actively in sports and represented her school and college in high jump and volleyball events at the national level.[1] Her younger brother Neravanda Aiyappa is a cricket player who represents Karnataka in Ranji Trophy. Her younger sister Indu NC lives in Dubai.[2] Prema is married to Jeevan Appacchu. She recently filed a divorce petition against him in the Family Court, Bangalore in March 2016.[2][3][4]

Film careerEdit

Prema began her career in the Rajkumar camp in 1995 starring opposite Shivarajkumar in Savyasachi and Raghavendra Rajkumar with Aata Hudugaata respectively. Though both films did not perform well at the box-office, she was given the lead role in yet another Shivarajkumar starrer Om directed by Upendra. The film turned out to be a blockbuster and also got her the Karnataka State Award for Best Actress.

In 1996 she acted in the Sunil Kumar Desai directed Nammoora Mandara Hoove co-starring Shivarajkumar and Ramesh Aravind. In the same year, she branched out to Malayalam and Telugu film industries. Her Malayalam debut in The Prince opposite Mohanlal. Dharma Chakram was her Telugu debut film.

In 1999 she starred in hit films which catapulted her to the top spot in Kannada movie. Chandramuki Pranasakhi, Upendra and V. Ravichandran's Naanu Nanna Hendthiru in Kannada and the Telugu language film, Devi which collected Rs. 18 crores at the box-office and was dubbed into Hindi as well.

2000 saw 6 releases of her films of which Yajamana opposite Vishnuvardhan was a runaway hit

2001 proved lucky again with the female-centric Kanasugara, the remake of Tamil film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She also won other awards for her portrayal of a simple girl who becomes a famous singer.

Her main release in 2002 was Sunil Kumar Desai's musical Parva co-starring Vishnuvardhan and Roja Selvamani. In 2003, she was praised by critics for her complex role in Singaaravva. In 2004, in Apthamitra, the remake of Malayalam Manichitrathazhu by P. Vasu, though her role was secondary to that of the legend star Soundarya, Prema played the leading lady of Vishnuvardhan.

She shared screen space with Vishnuvardhan in seven films - Yajamana, Apthamitra, Jamindaru, Kshana Kshanam, Ekadantha, Parva, Ellaranthalla Nanna Ganda.

Post her marriage in 2006, Prema cut down her film assignments. Her last release was Shishira in 2009.

She has, thus far, acted in more than 70 movies in Kannada and more than 28 movies in Telugu. In 2017 she made her comeback in Upendra matte baa.

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year No Film Role Language Notes
1995 1 Savyasachi Kannada
2 Om Madhuri Kannada Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
3 Aata Hudugaata Kannada
4 Police Power Kannada
1996 5 Nammoora Mandara Hoove Suma Kannada Udaya Film Award for Best Actress
6 Gaajina Mane Kannada
7 The Prince Swarna Malayalam
8 Dharma Chakram Surekha Telugu
9 Jagadeka Veerudu Prema Telugu
10 Adirindi Guru Telugu
1997 11 Atta Nee Koduku Jagratta Telugu
12 Korukunna Priyudu Telugu
13 Chelikaadu Likhita Telugu
14 Omkaram Telugu
15 Ellaranthalla Nanna Ganda Kannada
1998 16 Thutta Mutta Pooja Kannada
17 Kaurava Kannada
18 Shanti Shanti Shanti Suzy Kannada
19 Maa Avida Collector Telugu
20 Dheerga Sumnagali Bhava Telugu
21 Kangalin Vaarthaigal Tamil
1999 22 Chandramukhi Pranasakhi Sahana Kannada Cinema Express Award for Best Actress
23 Chandrodaya Divya Kannada
24 Naanu Nanna Hendthiru Manisha Kannada
25 Upendra Kannada
26 Z Prema Kannada
27 Devi Devi Telugu Gemini Film award for Best Actress
28 Raghavayya Gari Abbayi Telugu
29 Eetharam Nehru Telugu
2000 30 Naga Devathe Kannada
31 Maya Bazaar Kannada
32 Nuvve Kavali Telugu Cameo appearance
33 Ammo Okato Taariku Telugu
34 Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary Nagasulochana Telugu
35 Nannavalu Nannavalu Kannada Asianet Kaveri Film Award for Best Actress
(also for Yajamana and Chandramuki Pranasakhi)[5]
36 Chiru Navvutho Telugu
37 Uttara Dhruvadim Dakshina Dhruvaku Nandini Kannnada
38 Yajamana Sangeetha Kannada ETV Film Award for Best Actress
39 Daivathinte Makan Anjali Malayalam
2001 40 Anjali Geethanjali Anjali Kannada
41 Kanasugara Kannada Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
42 Premi No.1 Kannada
43 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Kannada
44 Grama Devathe Kaveri Kannada
45 Neelambari Kannada
46 Prematho Raa Sandhya Telugu
47 Devi Putrudu Goddess Telugu
2002 48 Balarama Kannada
49 Chelvi Chelvi Kannada
50 Tapori Kannada
51 Jamindaru Kannada
52 Marma Sudha Kannada
53 Parva Suma Kannada
54 Kambalahalli Kannada
55 Mutthu Kannada
56 Prema Prema Kannada
57 Singaaravva Singaravva Kannada
2003 58 Mooru Manasu Nooru Kanasu Kannada
59 Ai Naan Bhishma Kano Kannada
60 Sri Renuka Devi Kannada
61 Ananda Nilaya Kannada
62 Vijayadashami Kannada
63 Thaye Bhuvaneshwari Tamil
64 Lavve Pasagali Kannada
65 Janaki Weds Sriram Telugu
2004 66 Apthamitra Soumya Kannada
67 Azhagesan Nandhini Tamil
2005 68 Inspector Jhansi Jhansi Kannada
69 Ranachandi Kannada
70 Pandu Ranga Vittala Kannada
71 Devi Abhayam Telugu
72 Ayodhya Telugu
2006 73 A Aa E Ee Kannada
2007 74 Ekadantha Bhakti Kannada
75 Kshana Kshana Phalguni Kannada
76 Dhee Telugu
2008 77 Sundarakanda Seetha Telugu
78 Navashakthi Vaibhava Goddess Chamundeshwari Kannada
79 Krishnarjuna Telugu
2009 80 Anjani Putrudu Telugu
81 Shishira Kannada
2017 82 Upendra Matte Baa Sathyabhama Kannada [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lasrado, Richard. "Madikeri: Keen on a Silver-screen Comeback, Talented Prema Trashes Rumours of Illness". mangalorean.com. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Prema weds Jeevan!". Sify. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Actress Prema files for divorce". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Kannada actress Prema files for divorce". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Lifetime Achievement award for Rajkumar". The Times of India. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  6. ^ Sharadhaa, A. (23 May 2016). "Upendra, Prema combination back after 17 years". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 June 2016.