Rambha (actress)

Rambha (born Vijayalakshmi; 5 June 1976) is an Indian actress. In a career spanning over 15 years, Rambha appeared in several films across eight languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She was one of the leading Indian actress in the late 90s till early 2000s.[3][4]

Rambha
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Rambha promoting Quick Gun Murugan (2010)
Born
Vijayalakshmi[1]

(1976-06-05) 5 June 1976 (age 45)[2]
Occupation
  • Actress
  • film producer
  • TV Judge
Years active1991–2011
2017–present
Spouse(s)
Indrakumar Pathmanathan
(m. 2010)
Children3

Early life and backgroundEdit

Rambha was born as Vijayalakshmi in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on 5 June 1976 into a Telugu-speaking family.[1][2] She did her schooling at Atkinsons Senior Secondary School, Vijayawada. While she was studying in her 7th standard, she acted as Ammavaru (Mother Goddess) for her school's Annual Day competition.[5] The event had been attended by director Hariharan who stayed in contact and later introduced her as the female lead in Malayalam film, Sargam.[5] Her first on-screen name was Amrutha, which she later changed as Rambha after the character name in her Telugu debut movie Aa Okkati Adakku.

CareerEdit

Rambha gave up her education aged 15 and then started her career with Hariharan's Malayalam film Sargam (1992) opposite Vineeth. The film performed well at the box office and she was spotted by director E. V. V. Satyanarayana who then cast her in the Telugu film Aa Okkati Adakku (1992), where she was paired opposite Rajendra Prasad.[6] The film performed well and prompted several film offers for the actress from several different film industries across India. During the height of her career in the late 1990s, Rambha deliberately continued to pick glamorous roles to garner film offers. In successful films such as Hitler (1997) starring Chiranjeevi, Rambha appeared in roles which were inconsequential to the plot and purely depicted as the lead actor's love interest.[6]

She started her career as a producer with help of her brother in Three Roses (2003), in which Jyothika, Laila and Rambha played the lead characters. However, the film failed at the box office and she fell heavily into debt after the film's release.[7] She sold her house at Mount Road, Chennai in order to pay the debt, while she was also booked in a cheque-bounce case filed by the financiers of the movie.[8]

Rambha has acted in several languages and always maintained a successful balance in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Bhojpuri and Bengali. In 2010, Rambha shot alongside Prakash Raj for a thriller film titled Vidiyum Varai Kathiru. The film was shot in three languages namely Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, but the film did not have a theatrical release.[9]

After her marriage she had given up films as she felt her popularity in films has faded away where she notice that she was not getting meaty roles as she used to and has judged a very popular Tamil TV show Maanada Mayilada, and the Telugu dance show Dhee.[3] After a long gap she came back from Toronto, she appeared as a judge of Zee Telugu dance show ABCD-Anybody Can Dance and judged Kings of Comedy Juniors on Vijay TV.

She is a brand ambassador for Kolors health care, Chennai[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Rambha married Indrakumar Pathmanathan, a Canada-based Sri Lankan Tamil businessman, on 8 April 2010 at Karnataka Kalyana Mandapam in Tirumala.[11] They settled in Toronto. They have two daughters and a son.[12][13][14]

FilmographyEdit

  • In the order of languages in which she appeared the most to the least.

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Aa Okkati Adakku Rambha Telugu Debut film
1993 Evandi Aavida Vachindi Jhansi
Tholi Muddhu Divya Replaced Divya Bharti
Rowdy Annayya
Chinna Alludu
1994 Sarigamalu Jyothi
Bhairava Dweepam Yakshini
Namaste Anna
Pachcha Toranam Latha Devi
Hello Brother Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Kanne Pettaro"
Bangaru Kutumbam Pushpa
Muddula Priyudu Usha
Allari Premikudu Bhavani
Hello Alludu
M Dharmaraju M.A
1995 Alluda Majaka Bobby
Maato Pettukoku Lakshmi
Maya Bazaar Herself Cameo appearance
Vetagadu
Khaidi Inspector
1996 Bombay Priyudu Raga Sudha Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
Sri Krishnarjuna Vijayam Apasara
Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Chaligali Jhummandhi"
1997 Hitler Bujji
Mama Bagunnava Jaya
1998 Ganesh Priya
Bavagaru Bagunnara? Swapna
Love Story 1999 Swapna
1999 Mechanic Mavayya Rani
Iddaru Mitrulu Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Hey Rukkuman"
2000 Kodanda Ramudu Mounika
Okkadu Chaalu Rambha
Choosoddaam Randi Geeta
Moodu Mukkalaata Lahari
2001 Mrugaraju Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Ramaiah Paddaleti"
2003 Sriramachandrulu Sundari Devi
Naaga Herself Cameo appearance
2005 Alex Kiran TV News Reporter Deepika
2006 Neeku Naaku Lakshmi
Gopi – Goda Meeda Pilli Goddess Lakshmi
2007 Desamuduru Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Attaantode Ittaantode"
Yamadonga Herself Cameo appearance in the song "Nachore Nachore"
2008 Donga Sachinollu Kavya

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Uzhavan Eshwari Special appearance
1996 Ullathai Allitha Indhu
Sengottai Yamuna
Sundara Purushan Valli
Sivasakthi Priya
1997 Dharma Chakkaram Vijayalakshmi
Arunachalam Nandhini
Raasi Meena
V.I.P Indhu
Adimai Changili Radha
Janakiraman Gayathri
1998 Ninaithen Vandhai Swapna
Kaathala Kaathala Janaki
Desiya Geetham
1999 Endrendrum Kadhal Meenu
Kadhalar Dhinam Herself Cameo appearance in song "Oh Mariya"
Poomagal Oorvalam Kavitha
Suyamvaram Urvashi
Minsara Kanna Priya
Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Indhu
Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Herself Guest appearance
2000 Sudhandhiram Divya
Kunguma Pottu Gounder Alamelu Kandhasamy
Anbudan Nimmi
2001 Aanandham Renuka Madhavan
Azhagaana Naatkal Indhu
2003 Military Lakshmi
Three Roses Chaaru
Banda Paramasivam Manju Cheran
2004 Chatrapathy Herself Cameo appearance in song "Ore Oru Raathirikku"
Azhagiya Theeye Herself Cameo appearance in song "Dil Mera Loot Liya"
2005 Sukran Herself Cameo appearance in song "Saathikadi"
2009 Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali Lakshmi
2010 Pen Singam Mythili

HindiEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Jallaad Kranti's lover
1996 Jurmana
Daanveer Chitra
Jung Madhu
1997 Qahar
Judwaa Rupa
Sajna
1998 Gharwali Baharwali Manisha Verma
Bandhan Jyoti
1999 Main Tere Pyaar Mein Pagal Sonali
2000 Krodh Pooja Varma
Beti No.1 Priya Bhatnagar
Dil Hi Dil Mein Special appearance
2001 Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta Tara
2002 Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Nita
Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai Cameo appearance
2004 Dukaan: Pila House Kasthuribai

KannadaEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Server Somanna Sudha
Kempaiah IPS
1999 O Premave Prema
2000 Panchali
2001 Baava Baamaida
2004 Sahukara Ranganayaki
2005 Pandu Ranga Vittala
2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama
2007 Anatharu Herself Cameo

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Sargam Thangamani
Champakulam Thachan Devi
1998 Sidhartha Hema
2003 Chronic Bachelor Bhama
2004 Mayilattam Mythili
2005 Kochi Rajavu Meenakshi
2007 Payum Puli Malli
2008 Kabadi Kabadi Pooja/Sneha Double role
2011 Filmstar Rambha

BengaliEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Dada Meera
2005 Chita
2006 Refugee Julie

BhojpuriEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2007 Ram Balram Mausammi SST
Rasik Balma Nandita SST
Banke Bihari M.L.A.

EnglishEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Quick Gun Murugan Mango Dolly

TelevisionEdit

Year Series/Shows Channel Notes
2009-2012 Manada Mayilada Kalaignar TV As a judge for Season 2, 3, 5 and 7
2011 Dhee Ultimate Dance Show ETV Telugu As a judge for Season 4
2014 Back to School Star Vijay Participant
2014 Jodi No 1 Star Vijay As a judge for Season 8
2014 Soundarya Lahari E-TV Guest
2017 ABCD-Anybody Can Dance Zee Telugu Judge
2017 Kings of Comedy Juniors Star Vijay Judge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Actress Rambha moves court for legal custody of children". The Economic Times. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "20 साल में इतनी बदल गई 'जुड़वा' गर्ल, फिल्में छोड़ कर रही बेटियों की परवरिश". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 5 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "In Fiji they planted a tree called Rambha Tree". Indian Express. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Rambha's dumb blonde act". India Today. 12 August 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Watch Back to School episode 2 Online on hotstar.com". Hotstar. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "I crave for attention". rediff.com. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ P. Sreekumaran (19 July 2005). "Rambha regains reel happiness!". Apunkachoice.com. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Rambha comes clean". IndiaGlitz.com. 29 January 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  9. ^ Udasi, Harshikaa (27 August 2009). "Rambha ho!". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "Kolors Weight Loss Treatment Reviews-Actress Ramba". Kolors Health Care. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2018 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "Ramba's wedding, a grand affair". IndiaGlitz.com. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  12. ^ Ramchander (17 October 2013). "Rambha's Marriage Ends?". FiLMiBEAT.
  13. ^ "Actress Rambha delivered a baby girl in Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Both baby and mother are fine". Times of India. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Rambha welcomes her third child and it is a boy". India Today. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2020.

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