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Full Name  Saraswati Devi
  
Role  Actress
Occupation  Actress
Children  Chithra Shenoy
Name  Saraswati Devi
Years active  1959–present
Ex-spouse  Chalam

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Born  25 June 1945 (age 78) (1945-06-25) Tenali, Andhra Pradesh, india
Awards  National Film Award for Best Actress
Parents  Venkateswar Rao, Satyavathi Devi
Movies  Sharada, Daana Veera Soora Ka, Major Chandrakanth, Amma Rajinama, Sukumarudu

Political party  Telugu Desam Party

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Sharada (born Saraswati Devi 25 June 1945) is a three-time National Award winning Indian actress and politician from Andhra Pradesh. She has achieved success through Malayalam cinema, and Telugu cinema. She is also known as Urvasi Sharada because earlier the National Film Award for Best Actress was officially designated the Urvasi Award. She won two Filmfare Awards. Sharada has garnered the NTR National Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her contributions to Indian cinema.

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Early life

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Sharada was born Saraswati Devi in Tenali, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her parents Venkateswar Rao and Satyavathi Devi belonged to a family of agriculturalists. She has a brother, named Mohan Rao. Sharada was sent to Madras in her childhood to live with her grandmother Kanakamma. Sharada describes her grandmother as a strict disciplinarian who in the later days wouldn’t even let the heroes touch her and allowed rehearsals only on Sundays. Sharada started to learn dance when she was six. She used to perform during Dasara and other temple festivals. It was because of her mother's desire that she learned dance. Her mother wanted her to become a big star in cine field. Though Sharada's father was not too interested in the idea, he did not stop her. Sharada married Telugu actor Chalam, the couple later divorced. Currently sharada is living with her brother in hyderabad, and she is taking care of her brother's children.

Early career

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When she grew up, she started acting in Telugu theatre. Her debut cinema was with a minor role in the Telugu film Kanyasulkam. However, she returned to theatre after it and did a major role in the Telugu version of Rakta Kanneeru, a Tamil drama. The play went to get staged over 100 times in Tamil Nadu.

Film career

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In 1959, she began her career as Sharada. The change in name was attributed to the presence of a few other actors in the industry with the name Saraswati. She came under contract to L.V. Prasad, a Telugu producer. Though she didn't get to act in any of his films, she got her formal training in acting under him, including the Navarasa lessons. She largely attributes her performances and growth in the field to this training. Her first break came with the Akkineni Nageswara Rao starrer Iddaru Mitrulu, which was a major hit. Noted for the role in the film, she got chances from Tamil and Malayalam films as well.

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The year 1965 changed her career as Sharada carved her niche for herself in the Malayalam film industry with her performances in Shakuntala, Murappennu, Udhyogastha by P. Venu, Kattu Thulasi and Inapravukal. After that, she focused in Malayalam films, acting only a few roles in other languages. Recognition came in 1967 in the form of a national honorary award for her performances in various films of 1966 including Iruttinte Athmavu. The award was the predecessor to the National Film Award for Best Actress, which was instituted in 1968. In 1969, she won her first National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Thulabharam. She went on to win the award 2 more times, for Swayamvaram (1972, Malayalam) and Nimajjanam (1978, Telugu). She also won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actress one time. Post 1993, she became choosy and accepted only a few films. Her major films of late were Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002, Malayalam), Rappakal (2005, Malayalam), Nayika (2011, Malayalam) and Stalin (2006, Telugu). She owns a chocolate factory named Lotus Chocolates. She was elected as a Member of Parliament on Telugu Desam Party ticket from her native town of Tenali.

Awards

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National Film Awards
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  • 1968 - National Film Award for Best Actress : Thulabharam (Malayalam)
  • 1972 - National Film Award for Best Actress : Swayamvaram (Malayalam)
  • 1977 - National Film Award for Best Actress : Nimajjanam (Telugu)
  • Kerala State Film Awards
  • 1970 - Kerala State Film Award for Best ActressThriveni & Thara
  • Filmfare Awards South
  • 1987 - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam : Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam
  • 1997 – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Nandi Awards

  • 1984 - Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress - Bobbili Brahmanna
  • 2010 - NTR National Award for lifetime achievement
  • Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards[edit]
  • 1970 – BFJA Award for Best Actress (Hindi) – Samaj Ko Badal Dalo
  • Filmography

    Actress
    2017
    Beyond the Clouds as
    Pati (Akshi's Mother)
    2015
    Ammakkoru Tharattu as
    Sulakshana
    2013
    Sukumarudu as
    Vardanamma
    2012
    Kalikaalam as
    Teacheramma
    2011
    Nayika as
    Gracy
    2008
    Yaar Meri Zindagi as
    Radha
    2007
    Aata
    2007
    Yogi as
    Shantamma
    2006
    Raja Babu
    2006
    Stalin as
    Stalin's mother
    2005
    Rappakal as
    Saraswathiyamma
    2005
    Sankranthi
    2003
    Tolichupulone
    2002
    Mazhathullikkilukkam as
    Anna John
    1998
    Anthahpuram as
    Narasimham's wife
    1995
    Coolie No. 1
    1994
    Kashmeeram as
    Usha Varma
    1994
    Bobbili Simham as
    Bhuvaneswari Devi
    1993
    Pelli Gola
    1993
    Yemandi Avida Vachindi as
    Heroine
    1993
    Mechanic Alludu as
    Mahalaxmi
    1993
    Major Chandrakanth
    1992
    Mother India
    1992
    Killer as
    Malavika Devi
    1991
    Amma Rajinama as
    Amma
    1991
    Jagannathakam
    1991
    Nayakuralu
    1991
    Coolie No. 1
    1990
    Aggiramudu as
    Janaka Devi
    1990
    Kadapa Redamma
    1990
    Prema Khaidi
    1990
    Lorry Driver
    1990
    Kondaveeti Donga as
    Sambhavi
    1989
    Dr. Bhawani
    1989
    Goonda Rajyam
    1989
    Manchi Kutumbam
    1989
    Nari Nari Naduma Murari as
    Shesharatnam
    1989
    Pardhudu
    1989
    Raktha Kanneeru
    1989
    Dhruvanakshatram
    1989
    Bhale Donga as
    Indrani / police officer
    1989
    State Rowdy as
    SP Laajmani M. Rao (as Sarada [Urvasi])
    1988
    Agni Keratalu
    1988
    Ashwathama
    1988
    August 15 Rathri
    1988
    Dharma Teja
    1988
    Donga Ramudu
    1988
    Illu Illalu Pillalu
    1988
    Maa Telugu Talli
    1988
    Parajaswamyam
    1988
    Samsaram
    1988
    Rowdy No. 1
    1988
    Raktha Tilakam as
    Nagamani
    1987
    Kulala Kurukshetram
    1987
    Lawyer Bharti Devi
    1987
    Muddayi
    1987
    Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam as
    Saraswathi Teacher
    1987
    Ramu
    1987
    Repati Swarajyam
    1987
    Rotation Chakravarthi
    1987
    Samrat
    1987
    Sankharavam
    1987
    Saradamba
    1987
    Agni Putrudu
    1987
    Ajeyudu
    1987
    President Gari Abbayi
    1987
    Collectorgari Abbayi
    1987
    Bhargava Ramudu
    1986
    Apoorva Sahodarulu
    1986
    Deshoddharakudu
    1986
    Dharma Peetam Daddarillindi
    1986
    Khaidi Rudraiah
    1986
    Ravana Brahma
    1986
    Ansuyammagari Alludu as
    Mullapudi Anasuyamma
    1986
    Muddula Krishnaiah
    1986
    Kondaveeti Raja
    1986
    Mr. Bharath as
    Shanti - Bharat's mom
    1985
    Alaya Deepam
    1985
    Bebbuli Veta
    1985
    Bhale Tammudu
    1985
    Devalayam
    1985
    Ee Samajam Maakodu
    1985
    Illaliko Pariksha
    1985
    Intiko Rudramma
    1985
    Krishnagaradi
    1985
    Maha Sangramam
    1985
    Palnati Simham as
    Nagamani Devi
    1985
    Swathi as
    Swathi's Mother
    1985
    Thayi Mamathe
    1985
    Pattabhishekham
    1985
    Vijetha as
    Saraswathi
    1985
    Adavi Donga as
    Vasundhara / Kalidasu's mother
    1985
    Raktha Sindhuram
    1985
    Agni Parvatham
    1984
    Apanidalu Adavallakena
    1984
    Bharyamani
    1984
    Chadarangam
    1984
    Charitra Nayakan
    1984
    Iddaru Dongalu
    1984
    Janani Janmabhoomi
    1984
    Justice Chakravarthy
    1984
    Marchandi Mana Chattalu
    1984
    Raaraju
    1984
    Rowdy
    1984
    Sardar
    1984
    Ugra Roopam
    1984
    Katha Nayakudu
    1984
    Bobbili Brahmanna
    1983
    Anantham Ajnatham
    1983
    Apathbandhavudu
    1983
    Bahudoorapu Batasari
    1983
    Bandhipottu Rudramma
    1983
    Chanda Sasanudu
    1983
    Durga Devi
    1983
    Kala Yamudu
    1983
    Kaliyuga Daivam
    1983
    Kumkuma Tilakam
    1983
    Kurukshetramlo Seeta
    1983
    Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal
    1983
    Poratham as
    Rajani Devi / Rajamma
    1983
    Raghu Ramudu
    1983
    Simha Garajane
    1983
    Swarajyam
    1983
    Lekhayude Maranam: Oru Flashback as
    Geetha
    1983
    Aalyashikaram
    1982
    Anguram
    1982
    Jagannatha Rathachakralu
    1982
    Justice Chowdhary
    1982
    Main Intequam Loonga as
    Mrs. Ganga Kumar
    1982
    Mehndi Rang Layegi as
    Rama, mother of Ramu (Jeetendra)
    1982
    Nipputho Chelagatam
    1982
    Ponmudy as
    Madhavi
    1982
    Pralaya Rudrudu
    1982
    Sindoor Bane Jwala
    1982
    Sivamettina Satyam as
    Radha
    1982
    Pratikaram
    1982
    Rat-Trap as
    Rajamma
    1981
    Alludugaru Zindabad
    1981
    Maro Kurukshetram
    1981
    O Amma Katha
    1981
    Nyayam Kavali as
    Lawyer Shakuntala
    1981
    Prema Natakam
    1980
    Adhikaram
    1980
    Akalangalil Abhayam
    1980
    Alayam
    1980
    Alludu Pattina Bharatham
    1980
    Dharma Chakram
    1980
    Ivar
    1980
    Kaliyuga Ravana Surudu
    1980
    Kodalu Vastunaru Jagratha
    1980
    Mangala Gauri
    1980
    Rajadhi Raju
    1980
    Ramudu Parashuramudu
    1980
    Swarga Devatha
    1980
    Sardar Papa Rayudu as
    Seetha
    1980
    Pratishodh
    1979
    Captain Krishna
    1979
    Ente Sneham Ninakku Mathram
    1979
    Gorintaku
    1979
    Karthika Deepam
    1979
    Pichathy Kuttappan
    1979
    Priya Bandhavi
    1979
    Pushyaraagam
    1979
    Shivamettina Satyam
    1979
    Ward No. 7
    1978
    Anubhoothikalude Nimisham
    1978
    Asthamayam
    1978
    Ithanente Vazhi
    1978
    Maattoli
    1978
    Mannu as
    Damu's Wife
    1978
    Manooradham
    1978
    Navodayam
    1978
    Ona Pudava
    1978
    Reghu Vamsam
    1978
    Rowdy Ramu
    1978
    Society Lady
    1978
    Sundharimarude Swapnangal
    1978
    Taxi Driver
    1978
    Maathu Thappadha Maga as
    Latha
    1978
    Ennai Pol Oruvan
    1977
    Amme Anupame
    1977
    Anjali
    1977
    Aparaajitha
    1977
    Aradhana
    1977
    Bhale Alludu
    1977
    Chakravarthi
    1977
    Hridhayame Sakshi
    1977
    Indradhanusu
    1977
    Itha Ivide Vare as
    Janu
    1977
    Nurayum Pathayum
    1977
    Randu Lokam
    1977
    Swarganiki Nitchenalu
    1977
    Vishukkani
    1977
    Sreedevi as
    Sreedevi
    1977
    Daana Veera Soora Karna as
    Draupadi
    1976
    Amrudha Vahini as
    Geetha
    1976
    Chennai Valarthiya Kutty
    1976
    Kanyadanam
    1976
    Mahatmudu
    1976
    Mazhai Megam
    1976
    Nimajjanam
    1976
    Paalkkadal
    1976
    Suprabhatam
    1975
    Abhimanam
    1975
    Balipeetam
    1975
    Bharati
    1975
    Ninaithathai Mudippavan
    1975
    Raagam
    1975
    Saubhagyavati
    1975
    Vykunthapalli
    1975
    Thiruvonam as
    Radhika
    1975
    Zamindarugari Ammayi
    1974
    Adambaralu Anubhandalu
    1974
    Devudu Chesina Pelli
    1974
    Harathi
    1974
    Oorvasi
    1974
    Oru Pidi Ari
    1974
    Palle Paduchu
    1974
    Premalu Pellilu
    1974
    Radhamma Pelli
    1974
    Sati Anusuya as
    Sumati
    1974
    Thayi Pirandhal
    1974
    Thulabharam
    1974
    Urvashi
    1973
    Abhimanavanthulu
    1973
    Agni Rekha as
    Nirmala / Meera Thakur
    1973
    Bhadradeepam
    1973
    Enippadikal as
    Thankamma
    1973
    Ida Lokam
    1973
    Jeevitham
    1973
    Mallamma Katha
    1973
    Mayadari Malligadu
    1973
    Sarada as
    Insane Woman
    1973
    Thekkan Kattu as
    Sosamma
    1973
    Udhayam as
    Geetha
    1973
    Veendum Prabatham
    1973
    Vishali
    1973
    Devudu Chesina Manushulu
    1972
    Anveshanam
    1972
    Brahmachari as
    Sreedevi
    1972
    Gandharava Kshetram
    1972
    Gnana Oli as
    Mary
    1972
    Kalam Marindi
    1972
    Manavadu Danavudu
    1972
    Maya
    1972
    Professor
    1972
    Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku
    1972
    Sree Guruvayoorappan
    1972
    Theertha Yathra
    1972
    Swayamvaram as
    Seeta
    1971
    Aabhijathyam as
    Malathi
    1971
    Amayakuralu
    1971
    Chelleli Kapuram
    1971
    Jeevitha Chakram
    1971
    Navavadhu
    1971
    Pagabattina Paduchu as
    Geeta
    1971
    Panchavan Kadu as
    Minnukutty
    1971
    Sati Ansuya
    1971
    Vilakkuvangiya Veena
    1971
    Sisindri Chittibabu
    1970
    Ambalaprav
    1970
    Cross Belt
    1970
    Kakka Thamburatti as
    Janamma
    1970
    Kuttavali
    1970
    Mindapennu
    1970
    Pasidi Manasulu
    1970
    Pearl View
    1970
    Samaj Ko Badal Dalo as
    Chhaya
    1970
    Sambarala Rambabu
    1970
    Stree
    1970
    Tara
    1970
    Thriveni
    1969
    Adimagal as
    Ponnamma
    1969
    Jwala
    1969
    Kootu Kudumbam
    1969
    Mooladhanam
    1969
    Nadhi as
    Stella
    1969
    Sandhya
    1969
    Shri Rama Katha
    1969
    Susie
    1969
    Veettu Mrugam
    1969
    Velliyazhcha
    1969
    Vilakkapetta Bandhangal
    1969
    Vila Kuranja Manushyan
    1969
    Kumara Sambhavam
    1969
    Manushulu Marali
    1969
    Kattu Kurangu
    1968
    Agni Pareeksha
    1968
    Aparadhini
    1968
    Asuravithu
    1968
    Hotel High Range
    1968
    Kadal
    1968
    Kaliyalla Kalyanam
    1968
    Karthika
    1968
    Karutha Pournami
    1968
    Mana Samsaram
    1968
    Manaswini
    1968
    Midumidukki
    1968
    Punnapra Vyalar
    1968
    Thulabharam as
    Vijaya
    1968
    Yakshi
    1967
    Anveshichu Kandethiyilla
    1967
    Arakkillam
    1967
    Chitra Mela (segment "Apaswarangal")
    1967
    Kasavuthattam
    1967
    Kavalaam Chundan as
    Sharada
    1967
    Mull Kireedom
    1967
    Pareeksha
    1967
    Thalirukal
    1967
    Udhyogastha
    1966
    Archana
    1966
    Bhakta Potana
    1966
    Iruttinde Athmavu as
    Ammukutty
    1966
    Jail
    1966
    Kanmanikal
    1966
    Karuna
    1966
    Manikya Kottaram
    1966
    Pakalkkinavu
    1966
    Shakuntala
    1966
    Shrimati
    1966
    Tilottama
    1965
    Chaduvukonna Bharya
    1965
    Inapravugal
    1965
    Kathirunna Nikah
    1965
    Kattu Thulasi
    1965
    Murappennu as
    Bhagirathi
    1965
    Rajamalli
    1964
    Arunagiri Nathar
    1964
    Daagudumootalu
    1964
    Murali Krishna as
    Srilatha
    1964
    Vazhkai Vazhvadarke
    1963
    Kumkumam as
    Suseela
    1963
    Thobuttuvulu
    1963
    Valmiki
    1963
    Valmiki
    1962
    Aathma Bandhuvu
    1961
    Tandrulu Kodukulu
    1961
    Iddaru Mitrulu
    Producer
    1978
    Ithanente Vazhi (producer)
    1973
    Bhadradeepam (producer)
    Music Department
    1969
    Bhai Bahen (playback singer)

    References

    Sharada (actress) Wikipedia