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Sujatha Balakrishnan is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil films. Sujatha rose to fame with her performance in Ameer's Paruthiveeran (2007), before appearing in several supporting roles as a mother in Tamil cinema.

Sujatha Balakrishnan
Born
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India [1]
OccupationActress
Years active2007-present

CareerEdit

Sujatha was given a debut by Kamal Haasan for a small role in Virumaandi (2004).[2] Sujatha made a breakthrough with her performance in Ameer's Paruthiveeran (2007), earning the stage name "Paruthiveeran Sujatha" for her subsequent films. Her portrayal of a feisty village woman later won her the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Supporting Actress and the Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress for 2007.[3][4] The film prompted her to receive more offers from film makers and she collaborated with director Pandiraj for Pasanga (2009) and Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (2013).

She won acclaim for her work in Vijay Milton's Goli Soda (2014), playing a strong widow who works at the market and speaks Madurai slang, acting as the godmother for lead actors. Sujatha fainted unable to sit by the market platform in the rain, during the making of the film, but she subsequently improved, and by the end of the film, the director gave her rave reviews for her co-operation.[5][6] As of 2015, she has appeared in close to fifty films.[7]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Virumaandi Pechi (Kottala Thevar's wife)
2007 Paruthiveeran Kazhuvathevan's wife Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Supporting Actress
Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Pirivom Santhippom
2008 Thotta
2008 Kuruvi Vetrivel's aunt
2009 Pasanga Chokkalingam's wife Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Supporting Actress
2010 7aum arivu Aravind's aunt
2010 Sura Sura's mother
2010 Kalavani Rajee
2011 Mouna Guru Karunakaran's mother
2012 Sundarapandian Archana's aunt
2012 Kozhi Koovuthu
2013 Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Murugan's mother
2014 Veeram Nallasivam's sister
2014 Rummy
2014 Goli Soda Aachi
2014 Naan Thaan Bala Kattooran's wife
2015 Kaaki Sattai Divya's mother
2015 36 Vayadhinile Raani
2016 Pokkiri Raja Sanjeevi's mother
2016 Thirunaal
2017 Pichuva Kaththi
2018 Semma Kulanadaivelu's mother
2019 Viswasam Thookudurai's aunt
2019 Kaappaan Kathir's Mother

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.dinamalar.com/news_detail.asp?id=1439217
  2. ^ "Sujatha Sivakumar speaks at Goli Soda Success Meet - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Paruthi Veeran rules the roost at filmfare awards - Tamil Movie News". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Paruthiveeran dominates Filmfare awards - Behindwoods.com Ameer Karthi Priyamani Saravanan Sujatha K V Anand A R Rahman Sivaji Unnale Unnale Mozhi Kreedom movie news picture gallery stills images". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Fizz on the streets - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Goli Soda: Little men - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  7. ^ CF. "Sivakarthikeyan presents Sujatha with an expensive wrist-watch - KOLLY TALK". kollytalk.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.

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