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Full Name
  
Sri Durga

Other names
  
Malashree

Spouse
  
Ramu

Nationality
  
Indian

Role
  
Film actress


Name
  
Sri Durga

Years active
  
1979–present

Children
  
Ananya, Aryan

Occupation
  
Actress

Siblings
  
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Born
  
10 August 1973 (age 50) (
1973-08-10
)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence
  
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Movies
  

Similar
  
Shruti (actress), Subhashri, Hamsalekha

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Sri Durga (born 10 August 1973), known by the screen name Malashri, is an Indian film actress. She has worked predominantly in Kannada films in addition to Telugu and Tamil films. A leading actress of Kannada cinema in the late 1980s and 1990s, Malashri garnered praise for her portrayal of a homely Indian girl and character roles. She was popularly called Kanasina Rani ("Dream Girl") in the media.

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Malashri began her career as a child artiste and has appeared in 34 films of Tamil and Telugu. She made her debut in a lead role with the Kannada film Nanjundi Kalyana (1989). Her portrayal of a haughty, shrewish woman in the movie won her many accolades heralding her as one of the top actresses in Kannada Cinema. She went to establish herself as a leading actress in Kannada cinema with the films Gajapathi Garvabhanga (1989), Policena Hendthi (1990), Kitturina Huli (1990), Rani Maharani (1990), Hrudaya Haadithu (1991), for which she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, Ramachaari (1991), Belli Kalungura (1992), Solillada Saradara (1993) and Gadibidi Aliya (1995). In the 2000s, Malashri began to work exclusively in action films like Chamundi (2000), Kannadada Kiran Bedi (2009), Shakti (2012), Veera (2013) and Ganga (2015) for which she won her first Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress.

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Child artiste

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Malashri began her career in films as a child actor after being roped in by the directors of her mother's films. She appeared in 34 films as a child actor, out of which she played the role of a boy in 26 of them. In a talk show, Majaa Talkies, she said that as a child, she was a fan of actor Amitabh Bachchan and would dress up like him, appearing as boy, which prompted directors to cast her in their films. Among them include the 1979 films, Imayam and Neela Malargal.

Lead roles

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Writer and lyricist Chi. Udaya Shankar first introduced Malashri to Rajkumar family who were on the look out for a fresh face. In a lead role, she was introduced first by the Parvathamma Rajkumar, and cast her opposite her son Raghavendra Rajkumar for the film Nanjundi Kalyana (1989), who also rechristened her name as Malashri. She went on to act in two other films from Vajreshwari Combines, namely, Gajapathi Garvabhanga opposite Raghavendra again, and Mruthyunjaya with Shiv Rajkumar.

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She took on the famous double role in Rani Maharani (immortalized earlier by Vanisri in Ganga Manga/Rani Vani and Sridevi in Chaalbaaz). With this film, she silenced her critics once and for all with a powerhouse performance. But it was not until her next film Hrudaya Haadithu that she openly won all praises from the masses, elite and critics alike. Her portrayal of a young girl inflicted with heart problem and her simple desires in life won her the Filmfare Best actress award in the year 1991. As she churned out hit after hit. Even director V. Ravichandran, who till then believed only in importing heroines from the film industries of other states, cashed in hugely on her popularity by casting her in Ramachaari (a remake of Tamil Hit Chinna Thambi). This enabled him to come out of the financial crisis he was facing due to the debacle of Shanti Kranti during that time.

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However, in the mid-90s, Malashri had a string of less successful films like Prema Khaidi, Snehada Kadalalli, Megha Mandara, Harishina Kumkuma, and Solillada Saradara. She had a few comeback hits in the new millennium with "angry woman" roles in Chamundi, Durgi and Kannada Kiran Bedi.

Personal life

Malashri was born and brought up in Madras (now Chennai) into a Telugu speaking family. She shot to fame with Nanjundi Kalyana in 1989 but her personal life hit an all-time low the same year when her mother died in a road accident. She had an affair with actor Sunil, her co-star in many films. But in 1994 she met with a car accident when her car got hit by a truck. While Malashree suffered multiple injuries, Sunil died within an hour. It was rumoured that they even had plans of getting married. She is currently married to film producer Ramu and they have a daughter together, Ananya (b. 2001). Her sister Subhashri was also an actress, who appeared in South Indian films.

Awards

Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 2015 : Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress : Ganga
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • 1991: Filmfare Award for Best Actress: Hrudaya Haadithu
  • Other awards
  • 2011: NTR Award
  • Filmography

    Actress
    -
    Night Curfew (pre-production) as
    Durga
    -
    Boys
    2017
    Uppu Huli Khara
    2016
    John Jani Janardhan (as Malashri)
    2015
    Ganga
    2015
    Mahakaali (as Malashri)
    2015
    Mahakali
    2014
    Gharshane as
    Nethra Vathi
    2013
    Election (as Malashri)
    2009
    Kannadadda Kiran Bedi as
    Kiran Bedi (as Kiran)
    2005
    Chanddi: The Final Justice
    2004
    Durgi as
    Durgi
    2000
    Chamundi (as Malashri)
    1998
    Goonda Mathu Police
    1998
    Agni Sakshi
    1997
    Zindabad (as: Malashree)
    1997
    Akka
    1997
    Lady Commissioner
    1997
    CBI Durga
    1997
    Ganga Yamuna
    1997
    Allah Meharban To Gadha Pehalwan
    1996
    Sahasa Veerudu Sagara Kanya as
    Ganga (as Malashree)
    1996
    Suryaputrulu
    1996
    Arishina Kumkuma
    1996
    Circle Inspector
    1996
    Bhargavi I. P. S.
    1996
    Suhagraat Se Pehle
    1995
    Puttamalli
    1994
    Allari Police as
    Kasthuri
    1994
    Bhale Mavayya
    1994
    Police Alludu
    1994
    Gharana Alludu
    1993
    Akka Chellalu
    1993
    Urmila
    1993
    Paruvu Prathishta
    1992
    Prema Sangama
    1992
    Shivanaga
    1992
    Solillada Saradara as
    Radha
    1991
    Gandanige Thakka Hendthi
    1991
    Hrudaya Haadithu as
    Asha
    1991
    Ramachari as
    Nandini
    1990
    Policena Hendthi as
    Vanaja
    1990
    Prema Khaidi
    1990
    Raja Kempu Roja (as Malashri)
    1990
    Mrutunjaya as
    Shylaja
    1989
    Chinnari Sneham (as Sridurga)
    1989
    Chinni Chinni Aasaigal (as Malashri)
    1989
    Nanjundi Kalyana as
    Devi
    1987
    Krishna Leela as
    Sumithra
    Self
    2022
    Dance Karnataka Dance (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #6.24 (2022) - Self - Guest
    2016
    Bigg Boss Kannada (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode #5.1 (2017) - Self - Guest
    - Episode #4.1 (2016) - Self - Guest

    References

    Malashri Wikipedia