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Full Name  Saritha
Occupation  Film actress

Name  Saritha
Role  Actress

Saritha  smiling with a bindi on her forehead while wearing a yellow saree, gold necklaces, and earrings

Residence  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Years active  1978–1989; 2003-2004; 2013-present
Relatives  Viji Chandrasekhar (sister)
Spouse  Mukesh (m. 1988–2007), Venkata Subbaih (m. 1975–1976)
Siblings  Viji Chandrasekhar, Parvathamma Rajkumar
Nephews  Puneeth Rajkumar, Shiva Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar
Movies  Maro Charitra, Agni Sakshi, Thappu Thalangal, Guppedu Manasu, Achamillai Achamillai
Similar People  Methil Devika, K Balachander, Viji Chandrasekhar, Parvathamma Rajkumar, M S Viswanathan


Born  7 June 1960 (age 61), Munipalle

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Children  Thejas Babu, Sravan Babu

Saritha is a South Indian actress. She has acted in more than 151 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu languages. She has also acted in a television serial, Selvi, in 2005. She dubbed her voice for many 1990s Tamil actresses. She mainly dubbed actress Nagma. She also dubbed Tabu (Kadhal Desam), Sushmita Sen Ramya, Vijayashanthi, Suhasini, Radha, Suhasini, Radhika. Won many state awards from Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. Won 7 Filmfare Awards. 9 filmfans association awards. Special jury awards from Telugu state for the film Arjun. Her last Tamil film released in 2014 INAM, directed by Mr Santhosh Sivan.

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Mukesh and Saritha on their wedding in 1989

Actor mukesh talks about his ex wife saritha


நடிகை சரிதாவின் இன்றைய நிலை - Actress Saritha Biodata


Career

Saritha smiling and looking afar with a bindi on her forehead while wearing a yellow saree, gold necklaces, earrings

Saritha was born in Municipalle, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India, and made her acting debut through Maro Charithra, a Telugu film directed by K. Balachander. The movie dealt with cross-cultural romance, where she acted opposite Kamal Haasan as a Telugu-speaking girl. She received more offers in Tamil films mostly directed by Balachander. Some of her films are Thappu Thalangal, Idi Katha Kaadu, Vandichakkaram, Netrikan, Agni Sakshi, Puthukavithai, Kalyana Agathigal and Achamillai Achamillai. Her performance in Vandichakkaram (1980) and Achamillai Achamillai (1984) won her Filmfare Best Tamil Actress awards. She also played guest roles as herself in 47 Natkal and its Telugu remake, directed by Balachander. She had her head tonsure for the cancer-affected role in Sujatha in 1980 and gained several pounds to play the psychotic role in the 2005 film Julie Ganapathi. Neither of these films were successful. She also won a Nandi Special Jury Award for her performance as "Aandaalu" in the movie Arjun in 2004. Saritha has also worked as a voice actor in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. She has lent her voice to other actresses including Madhavi, Soundarya, Ramya Krishnan, Nagma and Vijayashanti. She won Nandi Award for Best Female dubbing artist for her voice to Soundarya in Maa Ayana Bangaram (1997) and Anthapuram (1999).

Saritha smiling and with a bindi in the forehead while wearing a yellow saree with gold necklaces

She married twice. Her first marriage was with Telugu actor Venkata Subbaih in 1975 and later got divorced n 1976. Her Second Marriage was with Malayalam actor Mukesh on 2 September 1988 and has two sons Shravan & Tejas. Her sister Viji Chandrasekhar is also an actress.

Saritha looking serious with a bindi on her forehead while wearing a white and blue saree with necklaces and earrings

Shravan is pursuing M.B.B.S in Ras Al Khaimah University, UAE and Tejas is pursuing his undergraduate degree from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. In March 2007, the couple filed for divorce and it was withdrawn in 2011 by Saritha, however they got divorced later. Saritha is now staying with her son Shravan in a separate house at UAE, Dubai.

Awards

Saritha smiling with a bindi on her forehead while wearing a gray saree and a gold necklace
Filmfare Awards South
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  • 1980 – Best Actress – Tamil - Vandichakkaram
  • 1982 – Best Actress – Kannada - Hosa Belaku
  • 1984 – Best Actress – Tamil - Achamillai Achamillai
  • 1985 – Best Actress – Kannada - Mugila Mallige
  • 1986 – Best Actress – Kannada - Mouna Geethe
  • 1989 – Best Actress – Kannada - Sankranthi
  • Nandi Awards
  • 1982 – Special Jury – Best Actress - Kokilamma
  • 1995 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Ammoru
  • 1996 – Best Female dubbing artist - Maavichiguru
  • 1997 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Maa Ayana Bangaram
  • 1998 – Best Female Dubbing Artist - Anthapuram
  • 2004 – Special Jury - 'Arjun
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
  • Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu State
  • 1979 – Best Actress - Oru Vellaadu Vengaiyagiradhu
  • 1982 – Best Actress - Agni Sakshi
  • 1988 – Best Actress - Poo Pootha Nandavanam
  • Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 1989 – Best Actress - Sankranthi
  • Dubbing artist

  • Pragathi- Veetla Viseshanga
  • Urmila Matondkar — Anaganaga Oka Roju
  • Nagma - Kadhalan, Baasha, Love Birds, Gharana Mogudu, Aravindan
  • Madhavi - Haalu Jenu
  • Meena- Ejaman, Ooru Orla Oru Rajakumari
  • Nadhiya- M.Kumaran, Drusyam,
  • Soundarya-Ammoru, Pavithra Bandham, Anthapuram, Suryudu
  • Roja- Bobbli Simham
  • Madubala- Azhagan
  • Sneha- Punnagai Desam
  • Radha-Enga Chinna Raasa
  • Ramya Krishnan- Aayanaki Iddaru
  • Aamani- Subhalagnam, Maavichiguru
  • Vijayashanthi- Police Lockup, Mannan, Karthavyam
  • Sushmitha Sen- Ratchagan
  • Tabu- Snehithiye, Kathal Desam
  • Jayabharathi- Varusham Pathinaaru
  • References

    Saritha Wikipedia