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Full Name  Prameela Devi
Role  Actress

Name  Prameela Devi
Years active  1954-1985
Occupation  Actress
Children  Kanaka
Devika smiling while holding a flower

Born  25 April 1943 (age 59) (1943-04-25) Chennai
Spouse(s)  Devadas (1972-1990) (divorced)
Family  Raghupathi Venkaiah (grandfather)
Movies  Andavan Kattalai, Dakshayagnam, Thiruvilaiyadal, Bale Pandiya, Shri Krishnavataram
Died  2 May 2002 (aged 59) Chennai

Similar  Roshini (actress), K V Mahadevan, M S Viswanathan

Azhage Vaa - Aandavan Kattalai Tamil Song - Sivaji, Devika

Devika or Prameela Devi (25th April 1942 – 1st May 2002) was a Tamil and Telugu actress.


Devika pointing finger to her cheeks

Devika is the granddaughter of Telugu cinema doyen Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu. One of her uncles was a Mayor of Chennai. Kanaka is her daughter.

Devika looking afar

Amaithiyana Nathiyinile - Aandavan Kattalai Tamil Song - Sivaji, Devika

Some Remarkable Films

Devika smiling and beside her is Shivaji Ganesan in a 1961 film, Pavamanippu

In Tamil, she has acted with all major heroes of the day. In Mudhalali, an AVM film, in which she made her debut, she paired with S. S. Rajendran. The film received a certificate as the (Best regional language film) for the year from the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.

Devika smiling while hand on her face

She paired with M. G. Ramachandran in Anandha Jodhi. She won accolades from viewers for the role she played in this film.

With Sivaji Ganeshan she has acted in films like Karnan, Kulamagal Radhai and Bale Pandiya, pairing with him in the last mentioned film.

Her role in Sumaithaangi was very moving. Though she is paired with Gemini Ganesan in this film, the relationship did not culminate in marriage and the end was a tragedy. This was a film by Sridhar.

She acted in some other Sridhar films like Nenjam Marappathillai and Nenjil Or Aalayam. The song Sonnadhu Nee thaanaa in Nenjil or Aalayam became a hit because of her acting, apart from the lyrics and music.


  • Pullimaan (1972)
  • CID In Jungle (1971)
  • Nizhalattam (1970)
  • Karuna (1966)
  • Kattupookkal (1965) .... Annie
  • Hindi

  • Naya Din Nai Raat (Hindi, 1974)
  • Man-Mauji (1962)
  • Gharana (1961)
  • Ghar Sansar (1958)
  • Kannada

  • Maadi Madidavaru (1974)
  • Bhale Rani (1972)
  • References

    Devika Wikipedia