Chittajallu Rajeevalochana (15 August 1935 – 5 March 2013), better known as Rajasulochana, was a South Indian classical dancer and film actress. She has acted in more than 300 Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films.
15 August 1935
|Died||5 March 2013 (aged 77)|
|Years active||1950s to 1970s|
|Spouse(s)||C. S. Rao|
She was born on 15 August 1935 in Bezawada (now Vijayawada), in Andhra Pradesh. Her father, Pilliarchetty Bhakthavatsalam Naidu worked in Indian Railways and was transferred to Madras as PA to the General Manager of M&SM Railway. At school, her name was recorded in error as Rajasulochana.
The Kannada stage and screen maestro H. L. N. Simha gave her an acting opportunity in Gunasagari (Kannada, 1953), produced by Gubbi Veeranna. Subsequently, she acted in about 274 films in all South Indian languages. She acted with all the leading stars of South Indian cinema such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rajkumar, S. S. Rajendran, Prem Nazir, A. P. Nagarajan and M. N. Nambiar.
Pushpanjali Nritya Kala KendramEdit
She founded the dance school "Pushpanjali Nritya Kala Kendram" in 1961 in Chennai. It has trained many students in Indian classical dance forms and celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1986. She gave many dance performances in India and abroad and got critical acclaim for the dance dramas.
She had a son out of her first marriage and after it ended in a divorce, she married actor-director C. S. Rao and had twin daughters. One daughter is a talented dancer and lives in Chennai. The other twin daughter and son live in the US.
Rajasulochana died in Chennai on 5 March 2013 at the age of 77. Condoling her death, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the actress had left an imprint for herself in the film industry. She was engaged in creating artistes in her dance school "Pushpanjali Nrithya Kala Kendram" here, Jayalalithaa said.
1953 Gunasagari - Debut film
1953 Kanna Talli - Guest role
1954 Anta Manavalle
1954 Bedara Kannappa
1954 Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam - Chintamani
1956 Chori Chori - Bhagwan's wife
1956 Marma Veeran
1956 Penki Pellam
1956 Rangoon Radha - Radha
1956 Gulebhagavali - Nagmatha
1956 Sontha Ooru
1956 Raja Rani
1957 Alladdin Ka Chirag
1957 Allauddin Adhbhuta Deepam - Sitara, dancer
1957 Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum
1957 Ambikapathy - Kannamma
1957 Suvarna Sundari - Jayanthi
1957 Todi Kodallu - Navaneetham
1957 Vanangamudi - Ambige
1957 Pathini Deivam
1958 Sitaron Se Aage
1958 Thai Pirandhaal Vazhi Pirakkum
1958 Bhuloka Rambhai
1958 Mangalya Balam
1958 Pelli Naati Pramanalu - Radha Rani
1958 Kathavarayan - Kollimalai Kurathikalil Oruvar
1959 C.I.D. Girl
1959 Jayabheri - Narthaki Amrutha
1959 Raja Makutam - Prameela
1960 Total Overdose
1960 Aai Phirse Bahar
1960 Mahakavi Kalidasu
1960 Ponni Thirunaal
1961 Arasilangumari - Azhagurani
1961 Nallavan Vazhvan
1961 Iddaru Mitrulu - Sarala
1961 Sabash Raja
1962 Chitti Tammudu
1962 Tiger Ramudu
1963 Tirupathamma Katha
1964 Babruvahana - Uloochi
1964 Velugu Needalu
1965 Pandava Vanavasam - Dancer
1967 Konte Pilla
1972 Hantakulu Devantakulu
1972 Tata Manavadu - Geeta
1972 Jaga Mecchida Maga
1974 Manushullo Devudu (1974 Telugu Film) Dancer
1975 Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal - Padma
1978 Shri Kanchi Kamakshi
- Soman, Sandhya (5 March 2013). "Veteran actress Rajasulochana passes away in Chennai". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
- Memories linger, Randor Guy at The Hindu, 2 September 2011.
- Guy, Randor (5 March 2013). "The queen of the screen". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
- "Veteran actress Rajasulochana passes away - The Times of India". The Times Of India.