Actress, Playback singer
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
K Balachander, S P Balasubrahmanyam, Srilekha Parthasarathy, M M Keeravani, Anuradha Sriram
17 January 1964 (age 56), Srirangam
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Renuka is a Tamil television and film actress who is known for playing the lead role Premi in K. Balachander's tele-serial of the same name. She has also acted in some Hindi and Malayalam films in her career.
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En appa actress renuka speaks about her father
According to an interview given by Renuka to The Hindu, her family hailed from the town of Srirangam. Due to adverse circumstances caused by the early death of her father, she was compelled to move to the city of Chennai at an early age in search of work. In a short while, she was able to get a job as a drama artiste with Komal Swaminathan's troupe.
Renuka got a break in Tamil films with the 1989 movie Samsara Sangeetham directed by T. Rajender. Renuka had done a few Tamil films and about 75 Malayalam movies when she was introduced to Tamil film director K. Balachander by colleague Geetha.
Renuka was cast in a supporting role in the teleserial Kaialavu Manasu directed by Balachander. Following Kaialavu Manasu, Renuka also did a supporting role in Kadhal Pagadai, which made her very popular and lead roles in Premi, Jannal and Ganga Yamuna Saraswathi. She also earned good reviews for her performance in Premi.
Renuka is the eldest daughter in the family and has two younger brothers. She is married to the Chairman and Managing Director of Aloha India.