June 4, 1975
|Years active||1992–1999 (Lead actress)|
2001–2010 (Supporting actress)
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
Her first film was a Telugu film, Kadapa Reddemma. She made her Tamil film debut in the 1992 Bharathiraja film, Nadodi Thendral. She played lead roles in Tamil films till 1999.
She wed Army Major Rakesh Menon in 2000. She briefly retired from acting after her wedding. Since her comeback in 2001, she has been acting in supporting roles in films and lead roles in television shows. In 2010, she was met with widespread controversy after alleged footage of her with self-proclaimed godman Nithyananda was leaked by Sun TV.
Ranjitha has dismissed claims that the footage shows any inappropriate behavior with Nithyananda. Ranjitha also held a press conference to announce [that], "The video is fabricated. I am not the person in it. In fact, at that time, I was in a room that I was sharing with another female devotee in the Dhyanapeetham ashram. I blame myself for this. It has affected my career though some people still have faith in me."
Ranjitha also alleged that “a Christian missionary and some vested interests, including politicians” were responsible for associating her with the footage and that she “was threatened not to speak about the tapes. Vested interests have been threatening me not to divulge any information.”
|1992||Nadodi Thendral||Poonguruvi||Debut film|
|1994||Veettai Paru Naattai Paru|
|1994||En Aasai Machan||Meenakshi|
|1994||Atha Maga Rathiname||Pandiamma|
|1998||Taj Mahal||Machakanni's sister-in-law|
|2003||Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu|
|2006||Nenjil Jil Jil||Kalyani|
|2007||Maya Kannadi||Herself||Cameo appearance|
|1995||Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum||Radha|
- Kadapa Reddemma (1991)
- Naga Shakti (1993)
- Captain (1994) as Gowri
- Maavichiguru (1996) as Sudha
- Tata Manavadu (1996) as Jyoti
- Shubhakankshalu (1997)
- Adirindi Guru (1997)
- Sri Ramulayya (1998)
- Maisamma IPS (2008) as Durga
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- "மீண்டும் களமிறங்கிய ரஞ்சிதா". Yahoo Entertainment (in Tamil). Retrieved 6 March 2010.
- "Medical tests exonerate Nithyananda of rape charge?". 15 October 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/Ive-been-made-a-scapegoat-Ranjitha/article15501063.ece. Missing or empty
- "Actress Ranjitha Takes up Sanyasashrama". News Karnataka. Bangalore, India. 27 December 2013.
- "Roja". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 June 2003. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
- "From the master's stable". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
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