Raasi (born Vijaya) is an Indian actress who predominantly appeared in Telugu and Tamil films. She is credited as Manthra in Tamil films. She appeared in films such as Subhakankshalu (1997), Gokulamlo Seeta (1997) and Pelli Pandiri (1998). In 2020, she made her debuted in television with Girija Kalyanam and Janaki Kalaganaledu.
In Telugu, Raasi rose to fame with Subhakankshalu (1997). She was labelled "traditional" after Gokulamlo Seeta (1997). Later, hits like Snehithulu (1998), Pandaga (1998), Gilli Kajjalu (1998), Devullu (2000) and proved her mettle as an actress. When Raasi's career started taking a nosedive, she took to doing item numbers in Telugu films like Samudram (1999).
She debuted her first Tamil film Priyam. Following a prolific year 1996, she received offers including the Vijay-starrer Love Today (1997) and the Ajith Kumar-starrer Rettai Jadai Vayasu (1997). A further opportunity to work with T. Rajender in a project titled Ilam Kaadhalargal, however failed to materialise despite production work taking place. Some of her other movies in Tamil are Periya Idathu Mappillai (1997), Ganga Gowri (1997), Thedinen Vanthathu (1997), Kondattam (1998), Kalyana Galatta (1998), Pudhu Kudithanam (1999), Kannan Varuvaan (2000), Kuberan (2000) and Simmasanam (2000).
After her marriage, she took a break from acting and made a comeback in character roles.
|1986||Mamatala Kovela||Hero's daughter||Telugu|
|1988||Rao Gari Illu||Chitti||Telugu|
|1988||Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal||Young Lakshmi||Malayalam|
|1991||Aditya 369||Kishore's friend||Telugu|
|1994||Palnati Pourusham||Raja Rao's daughter||Telugu|
|1996||Angaara||Chutki||Hindi||credited as Vijaya|
|1996||Rangbaaz||Hindi||credited as Vijaya|
|1997||Suraj||Hindi||credited as Vijaya|
|1997||Periya Idathu Mappillai||Priya||Tamil|
|1997||Rettai Jadai Vayasu||Anjali||Tamil|
|1997||Evandi Pelli Chesukondi||Telugu|
|1997||Jodidar||Landlord's daughter||Hindi||credited as Manthra|
|1998||Kalavari Chellelu Kanaka Maha Lakshmi||Roopa||Telugu|
|1999||Veedu Samanyudu Kadhu||Telugu|
|1999||Preyasi Rave||Mahalakshmi||Telugu||Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu|
|1999||Pallavur Devanarayanan||Seethalakshmi||Malayalam||credited as Mantra|
|2000||Manasu Paddanu Kaani||Swati||Telugu|
|2000||Ammo! Okato Tareekhu||Gayatri||Telugu|
|2001||Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi||Subhadra||Telugu|
|2001||Cheppalani Vundi||Vani / Rani||Telugu|
|2002||Naga Pratista||Naga Lakshmi||Telugu|
|2004||Oka Pellam Muddu Rendo Pellam Vaddu||Satya||Telugu|
|2013||Man of the Match||Telugu|
|2016||Kalyana Vaibhogame||Parimala Devi||Telugu|
|2016||Kavalai Vendam||Divya's mother||Tamil|
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- IMDB Listing