Sujatha (actress)

Sujatha (10 December 1952[1] – 6 April 2011) was an Indian actress who performed in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi films, who was best known for restraint and subtlety in portrayal of varied emotions. Sujatha was introduced to the Tamil film industry by veteran director K. Balachander and producer P.R. Govindarajan as a protagonist in Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974).[2] She paired with Kamal Haasan in many of her films. She also acted with leading actors N.T.R, Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Ananthnag, Srinath, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishnam Raju, Sobhan Babu and Krishna.[3] She died of cardiac arrest in Chennai.

Sujatha
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Born
Vijayasaratha

(1952-12-10)10 December 1952[1]
Died6 April 2011(2011-04-06) (aged 58)
OccupationActress
Years active1968–2006
Spouse(s)Jayakar
ChildrenSajith, Divya
Parent(s)Father : Sathyan Menon
Mother : Kanchana devi

Early lifeEdit

Sujatha was born in a Malayali family on 10 December 1952 in Galle, Sri Lanka where she spent her childhood. She participated in school plays, and later moved to Kerala when she was about 15. She acted in Ernakulam Junction, a Malayalam movie.

CareerEdit

Sujatha made her debut in the Malayalam film Thapasvini. Her first Tamil film was Aval Oru Thodar Kathai directed by K. Balachander. She again collaborated with K. Balachander in Avargal (1977), Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan.

Sujatha acted in over 300 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi, with almost 200 in Tamil. She shot to fame instantly with her portrayal of a haughty, free-thinking urban working woman shouldering the family’s responsibilities. She become one of the top actress in 70s with a string of heroine centric scripts likeAval Oru Thodarkadhai , Annakili,Avargal, Vidhi, Mayangugiraal Oru Maadhu, Sentamizh Paattu and Aval Varuvaala , Guppedu Manasu. She seldom resorted to glamorous roles and graduated to playing older women in the late 1980s.

Character rolesEdit

During the 1980s, she started playing character roles, often portraying mothers. Her performances as a senior actor in films like Kodi Parakuthu, Uzhaippali, Baba in all which she played the mother of Rajinikanth; and Villain in which she played Ajith Kumar's Grandmother. Varalaru (2006) was her last film.[1][4]

DeathEdit

While undergoing treatment for a heart ailment, Sujatha died of cardiac arrest in Chennai on 6 April 2011.[4] She was surrounded by her family during her untimely death.

Awards and honoursEdit

Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • 1981 – Special Best Actress for Thunaivi
  • 1982 – Special Best Actress for Paritchaikku Neramaachu
Government of Tamil Nadu

Selected filmographyEdit

1960sEdit

Year Film Role Language
1965 Ammu Sharadha Malayalam
1965 Kattupookkal Malayalam
1965 Kadathukaran Kadambari Malayalam
1966 Rowdy Malayalam

1970sEdit

Year Film Role Language
1970 Olavum Theeravum Malayalam
1971 Avalalpam Vaikippoyi Malayalam
1971 Thapaswini Malayalam
1971 Ernakulam Junction Jaya Malayalam
1972 Devi Malayalam
1972 Manushya Bandhangal Malayalam
1972 Snehadeepame Mizhithurakku Gouri Malayalam
1972 Mayiladumkunnu Malayalam
1972 Punarjanmam Janu Malayalam
1972 Anweshanam Vasanthi Malayalam
1972 Ananthashayanam Geetha Malayalam
1972 Azhimukham Malayalam
1972 Aaradimanninte Janmi Nirmala Malayalam
1972 Akkarapacha Malayalam
1972 Aadhyathe Katha Nalini Malayalam
1972 Brahmachari Malayalam
1972 Maaya Omana Malayalam
1973 Driksaakshi Sumathi Malayalam
1973 Thekkan Kattu Annakkutty Malayalam
1973 Ajnathavasam Geetha Malayalam
1973 Ladies Hostel Rema Malayalam
1973 Bhadradeepam Usha Malayalam
1973 Chukku Clara Malayalam
1973 Football Champion Thulasi Malayalam
1973 Manassu Malayalam
1973 Kaattuvithachavan Malayalam
1973 Chuzhi Neena Malayalam
1973 Achani Uma Malayalam
1973 Interview Sreedevi Malayalam
1973 Kaliyugam Janu Malayalam
1973 Raakkuyil Usha Malayalam
1973 Swarga Puthri Jolly Malayalam
1974 Sapthaswarangal Rukmini Malayalam
1974 Shapamoksham Malayalam
1974 Chakravakam Devaki Malayalam
1974 Aval Oru Thodar Kathai Kavitha Tamil
1974 Chattakari Usha Malayalam
1975 Uravukku Kai Koduppom Tamil
1975 Malsaram Malayalam
1975 Thennankeetru Tamil
1975 Sammanam Malayalam
1975 Aan Pillai Singam Tamil
1975 Chuvanna Sandhyakal Susheela Malayalam
1975 Uravu Solla Oruvan Tamil
1975 Thiruvonam Sujatha Malayalam
1975 Chumaduthaangi Mini Malayalam
1975 Niramaala Malayalam
1975 Vaazhnthu Kaattugiren Tamil
1975 Aayirathil Oruthi Srikanth's lover Tamil
1975 Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu Muthuraman's wife Tamil
1976 Perum Pugazhum Tamil
1976 Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu Tamil
1976 Idhaya Malar Tamil
1976 Aayiram Janmangal Malayalam
1976 Janaki Sabadham Tamil
1976 Muthana Muthallava Tamil
1976 Nee Oru Maharani Tamil
1976 Udayam Kizhakku Thanne Malayalam
1976 Oru Kodiyil Iru Malargal Tamil
1976 Ungalil Oruthi Tamil
1976 Lalitha Lalitha Tamil
1976 Annakili Annam Tamil
1977 Thunai Iruppal Meenakshi Tamil
1977 Uyarndhavargal Tamil
1977 Aasai Manaivi Tamil
1977 Dheepam Tamil
1977 Nandha En Nila Tamil
1977 Sonnathai Seiven Tamil
1977 Enna Thavam Saithen Tamil
1977 Avargal Anu Tamil
1977 Pala Parikshai Tamil
1977 Annan Oru Koyil Tamil
1977 Andaman Kadhali Tamil
1978 Shri Kanchi Kamakshi Tamil
1978 Iraivan Kodutha Varam Tamil
1978 Bhrashtu Malayalam
1978 Mariamman Thiruvizha Tamil
1978 Kaipidithaval Tamil
1979 Gnana Kuzhandhai Thilagavathi Tamil
1979 Sri Rama Jayam Tamil
1979 Guppedu Manasu Vidya Telugu
1979 Adukku Malli Tamil
1979 Gorintaku Swapna Telugu
1979 Raja Rajeshwari Tamil
1979 Kandhar Alangaram Tamil
1979 Poonthalir Tamil
1979 Nool Veli Tamil

1980sEdit

Year Film Role Language
1980 Yedanthasthula Meda Telugu
1980 Neer Nilam Neruppu Tamil
1980 Vishwaroopam Tamil
1980 Anbukku Naan Adimai Tamil
1980 Sandhya Telugu
1980 Pappu Herself Malayalam
1980 Pasupu Parani Telugu
1980 Bebbuli Telugu
1980 Circus Ramudu Telugu
1981 Maadi Veettu Ezhai Tamil
1980 Sirimalle Navvindi Telugu
1980 Prema Tarangalu Sujatha Telugu
1980 Sujatha Telugu
1981 Ragile Jwala Telugu
1981 Guru Sishyulu Telugu
1981 Pranaya Geetham Telugu
1981 Maha Purushudu Lakshmi Telugu
1981 Kadal Meengal Kamal's wife Tamil
1981 Ek Hi Bhool Hindi
1982 Pandanti Jeevitham Telugu
1982 Vaa Kanna Vaa Tamil
1982 Oru Vilippadakale Malayalam
1982 Paritchaikku Neramaachu Tamil
1982 Preeyasakhi Radha Malayalam
1982 Theerpu Tamil
1982 Idho Varukiren Tamil
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai Tamil
1982 Garuda Sowkiyama Tamil
1982 Thunaivi Tamil
1982 Bangaru Kanuka Telugu
1982 Sitadevi Telugu
1982 Yuvaraju (1982 film) Telugu
1982 Nayakkirin Magal Tamil
1982 Nanna Devaru Kannada
1982 Thyagi Tamil
1983 Justice Raja Radha Malayalam
1983 Neethibathi Tamil
1983 Sandhippu Tamil
1983 Bahudoorapu Batasari Telugu
1983 MLA Yedukondalu Telugu
1983 Kodugal Illatha Kolam Tamil
1983 Sumangali Tamil
1983 Abhilasha Telugu
1983 Thudikkum Karangal Tamil
1984 Vellai Pura Ondru Tamil
1984 Veetuku Oru Kannagi Tamil
1984 Unnai Naan Santhithen Tamil
1984 Kudumbam Tamil
1984 Justice Chakravarthy Telugu
1984 Vidhi Shakunthala Tamil
1984 Alaya Deepam Tamil
1984 Anubandham Telugu
1984 Thiruppam Tamil
1984 Bhola Shankarudu Telugu
1984 Agni Gundam Telugu
1985 Nermai Tamil
1985 Naam Tamil
1985 Perumai Tamil
1985 Sivappu Nila Tamil
1985 Karpoora Deepam Tamil
1985 Uthami Tamil
1986 Vidinja Kalyanam Tamil
1986 Revathi Tamil
1985 Mangamma Sapatham Kamal's mother Tamil
1986 Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu Tamil
1986 Meendum Pallavi Tamil
1986 Kanne Kaniyamuthe Tamil
1986 Kannukku Mai Ezhuthu Tamil
1986 Mahashakthi Mariamma Mariamma Devotee Tamil
1986 Ariyaatha Bandham Malayalam
1986 Mannukkul Vairam Tamil
1987 Mupperum Deviyar Saraswati Tamil
1987 Challakutti Tamil
1989 Dharmam Vellum Tamil
1989 Pen Puthi Mun Puthi Tamil
1989 Srirama Chandrudu Telugu
1989 Rajakeeya Chadarangam Telugu
1989 Maaveeran Rajini's mother Tamil
1989 Kodi Parakuthu Rajini's mother Tamil

1990sEdit

Year Film Role Language
1990 Sutradhaarulu Telugu
1990 Nalla Kaalam Porandaachu Tamil
1991 Chanti Mother of Chanti Telugu
1992 Simhadhwani Malayalam
1992 Soori Gadu Telugu
1992 Madhavayya Gari Manavadu Telugu
1992 Ahankari Jayanthi Telugu
1992 Abhirami Abhirami Tamil
1992 Senthamizh Paattu Kalaivani Tamil
1993 Mayadari Mosagadu Telugu
1993 Nippu Ravva Telugu
1993 Kondapalli Raja Telugu
1993 Uzhaippali Janaki Tamil
1993 Uzhavan Subbammal Tamil
1994 Watchman Vadivel Sarasu Tamil
1994 Rajakumaran Rajakumaran's mother Tamil
1994 Maa Voori Maaraju Telugu
1994 M Dharmaraju M.A Telugu
1994 Nannagaru Telugu
1994 Thozhar Pandian Tamil
1994 Senthamizh Selvan Janaki Tamil
1994 Kanmanai Tamil
1994 Amaithipadai Sivakami Tamil
1995 Karna Arjun's mother Tamil
1995 Simha Garjana Telugu
1995 Vetagadu (1995 film) Telugu
1995 Big Boss Telugu
1995 Vajram Telugu
1996 Pelli Telugu
1996 Sivasakthi Siva's mother Tamil
1996 Poovarasan Karthik's mother Tamil
1998 Aval Varuvala Simran's mother-in-law Tamil
1998 Subbaraju Gari Kutumbam Telugu
1998 Auto Driver Jagan's mother Telugu
1998 Natpukaaga Lakshmi Tamil
1998 Thutta Mutta Anusuya (Ramesh Aravind's mother) Kannada
1999 Paattali Tamil
1999 Ninaivirukkum Varai Jani's mother Tamil
1999 Azhagarsamy Thayama Tamil
1999 Sneham Kosam Lakshmi Telugu

2000sEdit

Year Film Role Language
2000 Sandhitha Velai Aadalarasu's mother Tamil
2001 Chitrathoonukal Malayalam
2001 Vyjayanthi Telugu
2001 Prematho Raa Telugu
2002 Nee Sneham Aarti Agarwal(heroin's) grandmother Telugu
2002 Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu Telugu
2002 Seema Simham Telugu
2002 Gemini Telugu
2002 Baba Rajini's mother Tamil
2002 Villain Head of disabled home Tamil
2003 Kiccha Sharada (Kiccha's mother) Kannada
2003 Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu Raghavayya's wife Telugu
2003 Villain Telugu
2004 Jalothsavam Bhanumathi Malayalam
2004 Arul Vikram's mother Tamil
2004 Maanasthan Tamil
2004 Attagasam Ajith Kumar's mother Tamil
2005 Chandrolsavam Bhavani Malayalam
2005 Mayookham Devaki Malayalam
2006 Sri Ramadasu Pokala Damakka Telugu
2006 Neelakanta Kannada
2006 Vathiyar Arjun's mother Tamil
2006 Varalaru Father Ajith Kumar's (barathanatyam dancer's) mother in law Tamil

Voice artistEdit

ReferencesEdit

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