Ranjitha (born Sri Valli) is an Indian film and television actress. She has acted in a number of Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu and Kannada films.[1][2][3]

Ranjitha
Born
Sri Valli

(1975-06-04) 4 June 1975 (age 46)
OccupationActress
Years active1991–2010

CareerEdit

In 1991, Ranjita, did her first Telugu film, under the screen name Madhu Bala 'Kadapa Reddemma'. It was written by Parchuri Brothers.[4] She did her second film that year, Prema Panjaram. Both the films didn't do too well commercially, but after that she did the film 'Nadodi Thendral', directed by Bharathirajaa, which provided her a good platform.

Personal lifeEdit

She got married in 2000 to an Indian Army Major and retired from acting after her wedding. The couple got divorced in 2002. She made a comeback in 2003, and been acting in supporting roles in films and lead roles in television shows until 2010.[5]

In 2013, she took up sannyasa under Swami Nithyananda.[6]

ControversyEdit

In 2010, Sun TV telecasted a video recordings that claimed to show Ranjitha and Nithyananda in a bedroom. The story became viral among news media in Tamil Nadu.[7] They both claimed the video to be fabricated and accused Sun TV of extortion.[8] A Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Bengaluru confirmed that the video appeared to be that of Nithyananda and Ranjitha but did not discuss whether the tape was morphed.[9] Ranjitha filed a complaint with High Court of Karnataka against news channels.[10][11] Various news channels were ordered to apologize to Ranjitha upon acknowledging the content was morphed.[12][13][14][15][16][17]

FilmographyEdit

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Nadodi Thendral Poonguruvi
Pondatti Rajyam Bharathi
Kizhakku Veedhi Kalpana
1993 Walter Vetrivel Meena
Madurai Meenakshi Meenakshi
Mutrugai Gowri
Band Master Meenakshi
1994 Amaidhi Padai Kuyili
Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru Devi
Captain Gowri
Adharmam Ranjitham
Jai Hind Priya
Thozhar Pandian Soundarya
En Aasai Machan Meenakshi
Periya Marudhu Kaveri
Atha Maga Rathiname Pandiamma
1995 Karuppu Nila Divya
Thottil Kuzhandhai Raani
Karnaa Amudha
Chinna Vathiyar Mythili
Thamizhachi Thamizhselvi
Paattu Vaathiyar Deivanai
Makkal Aatchi Parvathi
Seethanam Radha
1996 Thayagam Shakeela
Musthaffaa Kavitha
Purushan Pondatti Rajeswari
1997 Pagaivan Esther
1998 Urimai Por Ranji
Taj Mahal Machakanni's sister-in-law
2000 Independence Day Ranjitha
2001 Maayan Gurumayi
2003 Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu
2005 Amudhey Susi Guest appearance
Selvam Dr. Lakshmi
2006 Amirtham Collector
Sasanam Saroji
Nenjil Jil Jil Kalyani
2007 Maya Kannadi Herself Cameo appearance
Dhandayuthapani Sandhya
2008 Bommalattam Rana's wife
Saroja Special appearance
2009 Azhagar Malai Malar
Villu Pugazh's mother
2010 Raavanan Annam

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Mafia Rekha
Johnnie Walker Mridula
Chamayam Ammu
Customs Diary Thara Anthony
1994 Vishnu Parvathi
1995 Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum Radha
Sindoora Rekha Ramani
Karma Reshma
1997 Suvarna Simhaasanam Unnimaya/Swapnasundari
Oru Yathramozhi Nandhini
1998 Thattakam Leena
British Market Mercy
Rakthasakshikal Sindabad Kuttathi
Kaikudunna Nilavu Bhama
2010 Puthumukhangal Treesa Jacob

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Kadapa Reddemma
1991 Prema Panjaram
1993 Naga Shakti
1994 Captain Gowri
1996 Maavichiguru Sudha
Tata Manavadu Jyoti
Rendu Kutumbala Katha
1997 Shubhakankshalu
Adirindi Guru
1998 Sri Ramulayya
2008 Maisamma IPS Durga

KannadaEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Purushotthama
1993 Shrungara Raja
1997 Agni IPS Sneha
2004 Ajju

TelevisionEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ranjitha's new plans". IndiaGlitz. 16 March 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Ranjitha to direct Kareena? - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com". 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Ranjitha profile". jointscene.com. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  4. ^ "'It was luck that made me an actor' - TAMIL NADU - The Hindu". The Hindu. 20 December 2019. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Ranjitha Is Residing Here, Now". nettv4u.com.
  6. ^ "Actress Ranjitha dons saffron, becomes Nithyananda's sanyasini 'Ma Anandmayi'". coastaldigest.com - The Trusted News Portal of India. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  7. ^ Rao, Shakuntala (2013). "Justice and Indian Journalism". In Ward, Stephen J. A. (ed.). Global Media Ethics: Problems and Perspectives. John Wiley & Sons. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-118-35982-2.
  8. ^ "Sex tape footage aired by Sun TV doctored: Nithyananda". NDTV.com. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Sex video and the Swami: Nithyananda and Ranjitha in 2010 tape, confirms forensic department". India Today. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Karnataka high court bans airing of 'Nithya sex tape'". March 2011.
  11. ^ "Karnataka High Court write petition dated 14 March 2012" (PDF).
  12. ^ "Channel ordered to apologize to Ranjitha".
  13. ^ "BCCC tells channel to apologise for airing 'morphed' video". 3 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Nithyananda cites U.S. experts to claim videotape is fake". The Hindu. 16 March 2012.
  15. ^ "In the matter of Complaint filed my Ms Ranitha" (PDF).
  16. ^ "Press Council of India, Index of Adjudications 2010-11" (PDF). p. 12.
  17. ^ "Press Council of India, Compendium of Adjudications 2011-2012" (PDF). pp. 172–175.
  18. ^ "Roja". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 20 June 2003. Archived from the original on 5 January 2005. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  19. ^ "From the master's stable". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  20. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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