Saritha

Saritha is a South Indian actress who has acted in more than 160 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu languages.[1] She was one of the popular and critically acclaimed lead actresses during the 1980s. She also appeared in a television serial, Selvi. She is also credited as a dubbing artist. She has dubbed her voice for Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu movies for actresses like Nagma, Vijayashanti, Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Ramya Krishnan and Soundarya in 1990s.

Saritha
Born
Abhilasha

(1960-06-07) 7 June 1960 (age 61)
OccupationFilm actress, dubbing artist
Years active1978-2006
2012-Present
Spouse(s)Venkata Subbaih
(1975; div.1976)
Mukesh (m.1988; div.2011)
ChildrenShravan
Tejas

She is a recipient of several state awards from Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, six Filmfare Awards and six Nandi Awards including a Special Jury Award for the film Arjun. Saritha received Tamil Nadu State Film Awards four times, Karnataka State Film Awards once and many Film fans association awards.

CareerEdit

Saritha made her acting debut through '(manchiki sthanam ledu)' a movie produced by producer based in Warangal in 1978 with a different screen name followed by Maro Charitra, a Telugu film directed by K. Balachander. The movie dealt with cross-cultural romance, where she acted opposite Kamal Haasan as a Telugu-speaking girl. She received more offers in Tamil films, mostly directed by Balachander. Some of her films are Thappu Thalangal, Idi Katha Kaadu, Vandichakkaram, Netrikan, Agni Sakshi, Puthukavithai, Kalyana Agathigal and Achamillai Achamillai. Her performance in Vandichakkaram (1980) and Achamillai Achamillai (1984) won her the Filmfare Best Tamil Actress awards. She also played guest roles as herself in 47 Natkal and its Telugu remake, directed by Balachander.[2]

She acted in many popular Kannada movies with famous Kannada actor Dr. Rajkumar like Hosa Belaku, Keralida Simha, Bhakta Prahlada, Chalisuva Modagalu and Kaamana Billu. Her other popular Kannada movies include Eradu Rekhegalu, Sankranthi and Malaya Marutha.

She had her head tonsured for the cancer-affected role in Sujatha in 1980 and gained several pounds to play the psychotic role in the 2005 film Julie Ganapathi. Neither of these films were successful but won Critical acclaim. She also won a Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance as "Aandaalu" in the movie Arjun in 2004.

Saritha also worked as a voice actor in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. She has lent her voice to other actresses, including Madhavi, Soundarya, Ramya Krishnan, Nagma, Vijayashanti, Simran, Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Roja, Suhasini, Radha, Radhika and Aarthi Agarwal. She won four times the Nandi Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist for her voice to Soundarya in Ammoru, Maa Ayana Bangaram (1997) and Anthapuram (1999).

Personal lifeEdit

Saritha was born as Abhilasha in Munipalle, Guntur district, India 1960.

Married to Malayalam actor Mukesh on 2 September 1988 and has two sons Shravan and Tejas. The couple separated in 2011. Saritha now stays with her son Shravan in Al Ain, UAE.[3]

AwardsEdit

Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
  • 1982 – Special Jury – Best Actress - Kokilamma
  • 1995 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Ammoru
  • 1996 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Maavichiguru
  • 1997 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Maa Ayana Bangaram
  • 1998 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Anthapuram
  • 2004 – Special Jury - Arjun
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu State
  • 1979 – Best Actress - Oru Vellaadu Vengaiyagiradhu
  • 1982 – Best Actress - Agni Sakshi
  • 1988 – Best Actress - Poo Pootha Nandavanam
  • 1995 – Best Female Dubbing Artist – Amman (1995)
Karnataka State Film Awards

FilmographyEdit

Tamil filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Thappu Thalangal Sarasu Debut Tamil Film
1978 Aval Appadithan Arun's Wife Guest Appearance
1979 Ponnu Oorukku Pudhusu Rukmani
1979 Chakkalathi Guest Appearance
1979 Nool Veli Baby
1980 Vandichakkaram Vadivu
1980 Sujatha Sujatha
1980 Oru Velladu Vengaiyagiradhu Kalpana
1980 Thai Pongal Swarna Friendly Appearance
1980 Rusi Kanda Poonai Savithri
1980 Kuruvikoodu Valli
1980 Panam Penn Paasam
1981 Mouna Geethangal Suguna
1981 Aani Ver Arukkaani Collector (IAS)
1981 Anjatha Nenjangal
1981 47 Natkal Herself
1981 Oruthi Mattum Karaiyinile Radha
1981 Netrikkann Radha
1981 Enga Ooru Kannagi
1981 Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum Manju also Sivaji Ganesan
1981 Kalam Oru Naal Maarum
1981 Koyil Puraa
1981 Thanneer Thanneer Sevanthi
1982 Amma Seetha
1982 Pannaipurathu Pandavargal
1982 Nenjil Oru Ragam Geetha
1982 Thai Mookambigai Vellayamma
1982 Kanmani Poonga Uma, Rama Double Role
1982 Puthukavithai Kalyani Special Appearance
1982 Thunai Vidya also Sivaji Ganesan
1982 Saattai Illatha Pambaram Jaya
1982 Agni Sakshi Kannamma
1983 Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Kannaathaa
1983 Imaigal also Sivaji Ganesan
1983 Thangaikkor Geetham
1983 Yamirukka Bayamen
1983 Oru Pullangulal Adupu Othugirathu
1983 Uyirullavarai Usha
1983 Sivappu Sooriyan Selvi
1984 Komberi Mookan
1984 Achamillai Achamillai Thenmozhi
1984 Kuzhandhai Yesu
1984 Iru Medhaigal Devaki also Sivaji Ganesan
1984 Shankari Shankari
1984 Uravai Kaatha Kili
1984 Nalam Nalamariya Aaval
1984 Simma Soppanam Sudha also Sivaji Ganesan
1985 Veli
1985 Melmaruvathur Athiparasakthi
1985 Kalyana Agathigal Ammulu
1985 Saavi Latha
1985 Sugamana Raagangal Renuka
1985 Anni Seetha
1985 Kolusu Ponnuthayi
1985 Ammavum Neeye Appavum Neeye Aruna
1986 Dharmam Bhanu Collector (IAS)
1986 Kungamapottu
1986 Oomai Vizhigal Sumathi
1986 Kodai Mazhai Eye Specialist
1987 Poo Poova Poothirukku Janaki
1987 Mangai Oru Gangai Radha Ranganathan Advocate
1987 Etikku Potti
1987 Vaazhga Valarga Parvathi
1987 Vedham Pudhithu Petchi
1987 Ellaikodu
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi Malathi
1988 Poo Pootha Nandhavanam Shakunthala
1988 Kai Koduppal Karpagambal
2001 Friends Aravindan's mother
2002 Album Shantha
2003 Julie Ganapathi Julie Ganapathy
2006 June R Raniammal
2013 Ceylon Tsunami Akka

Malayalam filmsEdit

Kannada filmsEdit

Telugu filmsEdit

  • Maro Charitra (1978) as Swapna
  • Idi Katha Kaadu (1979) as Gayathri
  • Guppedu Manasu (1979) as Baby
  • Vijaya (1979) as Vijaya
  • Tholi Kodi Koosindi (1980)
  • Gutilo Ramachilaka (1980)
  • Srirasthu Shubamasthu (1981)
  • Athagari Pethanam (1981)
  • 47 Rojulu (1981)
  • Rama Dandu (1981)
  • Aadavallu Meeku Joharulu (1981) as Papayamma
  • Chandamama (1982)
  • Kalahala Kapuram (1982)
  • Kokilamma (1983) as Kokilamma
  • Prema Sagaram (1983)
  • Thodu Needa (1983) as Sharada
  • Kanchana Ganga (1984) as Kanchana
  • Bhagyalakshmi(1984)
  • Kala Rudrudu (1985)
  • Anuraga Bandham (1985)
  • Kaliyuga Pandavulu (1986) as Krishnaveni
  • Satyagraham (1987)
  • Arjun (2004) as Andal
  • Shivude Shankarudu as Dr. Kavitha

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Language
2005-2006 Selvi Thamarai Tamil

As dubbing artistEdit

Films
Dubbed for Film
Sujatha Gorintaku (1979)
Chanti (1992)
Viji Thillu Mullu (1981)
Madhavi Haalu Jenu (1982)
Suhasini Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983)
Swati (1984)
Sravanthi (1985)
Karpoora Deepam (1985)
Sindhu Bhairavi (1985) (Telugu Version)
Muddula Manavaraalu (1986)
Chantabbai (1986)
Punya Dampathulufmaavi (1987)
Lawyer Suhasini (1987)
President Gari Abbayi (1987)
Samsaram Oka Chadarangam (1987)
Sister Nandini (1987)
Sudha Chandran Mayuri (1985)
Bhanupriya Preminchu Pelladu (1985)
Jwala (1985)
America Alludu (1985)
People's Encounter (1991)
Vijayashanti Pattabhishekam (1985)
Muddula Krishnaiah (1986)
Jeevana Poratam (1986)
Kondaveeti Raja (1986)
Dhairyavanthudu (1986)
Padamati Sandhya Ragam (1987)
Bhanumati Gari Mogudu(1987)
Manchi Donga (1988)
Yuddha Bhoomi (1988)
Bhale Donga(1989)
Sathruvu (1990)
Kondaveeti Donga (1990)
Kartavyam (1990)
Lorry Driver (1990)
Surya IPS (1991)
Thalli Thandrulu (1991)
Stuartpuram Police Station (1991)
Police Lockup (1992)
Mannan (1992)
Rowdy Inspector (1992)
Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam (1992)
Chinarayudu (1992)
Mechanic Alludu (1993)
Aashayam (1993)
Maga Rayudu (1994)
Street Fighter (1995)
Thilagavathi CBI (1996)
Adimaipenn (1997)
Thadayam (1998)
Suryodayam (1999)
Sri Bannari Amman (2002)
Radha Enga Chinna Raasa (1987)
Saranya Neerajanam (1988)
Nadhiya Bazaar Rowdy (1988)
Vinta Dongalu (1990)
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
Attarintiki Daredi (2013)
Drushyam (2014)
Bruce Lee - The Fighter (2015)
A Aa (2016)
Swetha Ontari Poratam (1989)
Jayabharathi Varusham Padhinaaru (1989)
Shobana Nari Nari Naduma Murari (1990)
Neti Siddhartha (1990)
Mitr my friend(telugu) (2002)
Amala Karpoora Mullai (1991)
Nirnayam (1991)
Sridevi Ennamo Nadakuthu (1991)
Roshni Gunaa (1991)
Madhubala Azhagan (1991)
Roja (1992) (Telugu Version only)
Puttinilla Metinilla (1993)
Ganesh (1998)
Aparna Sundarakanda (1992)
Master Manjunath Swati Kiranam (1992)
Meenakshi Sheshadri Aapadbandhavudu (1992)
Duet (1994)
Nagma Killer (1992)
Gharana Mogudu (1992)
Aswamedham (1992)
Allari Alludu (1993)
Rendilla Poojari (1993)
Varasudu (1993)
Kadhalan/Premikudu (1994)
Baashha (1995)
Rikshavodu (1995)
Adavi Dora (1995)
Mounam (1995)
Love Birds (1996)
Surya Putrulu (1997)
Janakiraman (1997)
Aravindhan (1997)
Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshathrathilakkam (1998)
Allari Ramudu (2002)
Meena Pellam Chepte Vinali (1992)
Bangaru Mama (1992)
Ejamaan (1993)
Muthu (1995) (Telugu Version)
Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari (1995)
Bhamane Satyabhamane(1996)
Gillikajjalu (1998)
Sneham Kosam (1999)
Ramya Krishnan Allari Mogudu (1992)
Bangaru Bullodu (1993)
Allari Priyudu (1993)
Hello Brother (1994)
Aayanaki Iddaru (1995)
Adhirindhi Alludu (1996)
Aahwanam (1997)
Chinnabbayi (1997)
Deergha Sumangali Bhava (1998)
Aavide Shyamala (1999)
Narasimha(1999) (Telugu version of Padayappa)
Oke Maata (2000)
Kanchan Prema Pusthakam (1993)
Priya Raman Valli (1993)
Pragathi Veetla Visheshanga (1994)
Urvashi Adavallaku Mathrame (1994)
Vineetha Nila (1994)
Roja Bobbili Simham (1994)
Mee Aayana Jagratha (1998)
Kshemamga Velli Labamgarandi (2000)
Aamani Subha Lagnam (1994)
Maavichiguru (1996)
Ranjitha Periya Marudhu (1994)
Soundarya Ammoru/Amman (1995)
Balaraju Bangaru Pellam (1995)
Vetagadu (1995)
Pavithra Bandham (1996)
Dongata (1997)
Aaro Pranam (1997)
Pellichesukundam (1997)
Arunachalam (1997) (Telugu)
Maa Aayana Bangaram (1997)
Navvandi Lavvandi (1998)
Antahpuram (1998)
Suryudu (1998)
Pelli Peetalu (1998)
Taraka Ramudu (1998)
Subhavaartha (1999)
Anaganga O Ammayi (1999)
Arundhati (1999)
Annayya (2000)
Devi Putrudu(2001)
Tabu Kadhal Desam (1996)
Snehithiye (2000)
Urmila Matondkar Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997)
Sushmita Sen Ratchagan (1997)
Raasi Gokulamlo Seetha (1997)
Moodu Mukkalaata (2000)
Laila Pavitra Prema (1998)
Heera Rajagopal Aavida Maa Aavide (1998)
Pratyusha Raayudu (1998)
Vasuki Tholi Prema (1998)
Deepti Bhatnagar Auto Driver (1998)
Rachna Banerjee Maavidakulu (1998)
Sakshi Shivanand Iddaru Mitrulu (1999)
Vamsoddarakudu (2000)
Shalini Sakhi (2000)
Priyanka Trivedi Raa (2001)
Simran Daddy (2001)
Amrutha (2002)
Seema Simham (2002)
Arti Agarwal Indra (2002)
Sneha Punnagai Desam (2002)
Vinaya Vidheya Rama (2019)
Sonali Bendre Palnati Brahmanayudu (2003)
Khushbu Stalin (2006)
Agnyaathavaasi (2018)
Sangeetha Bahumati (2007)
Television
Year Title Role Language
2000 KB Micro Thodargal- Kaadhal Vaangi Vanthen Voice Artist for Thamarai (actress) Tamil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5jZgrBHmB4&ab_channel=etvteluguindia
  2. ^ Second time also lucky Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Hinduonnet.com (27 April 2005). Retrieved on 24 August 2013.
  3. ^ mangalam. "Mangalam - Varika 3-Feb-2014". Mangalamvarika.com. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.

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