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Years active  1939–1963
Role  Film actress
Name  T. Rajakumari

Children  none
Spouse(s)  none
Siblings  T. R. Ramanna
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Full Name  Thanjavur Ranganayaki Rajayee
Born  c. 1922Thanjavur, Madras Presidency, British India
Family  T. R. Ramanna (brother)
Died  September 20, 1999, Chennai
Movies  Gulebakavali, Pudhumai Pithan, Chandralekha, Manohara, Haridas
Similar People  T R Ramanna, G Ramanathan, S S Vasan, Sivaji Ganesan, B R Panthulu

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Thanjavur Ranganayaki Rajayee (May 5,1922 – September 20, 1999), popularly known by her screen name T. RDr3re3rŕ. Rajakumari, was an Indian film actress, Carnatic singer and dancer. She has been called the first "dream gŕ4're 3rŕŕŕ4ŕ4ŕ 43rrrkrorre4rrrrerkkr4r3ŕrmrrrokkrrrkrerm4 444tr 4ft r44r444I 44ŕ4t4 +918884445233irl" of Tamil cinema.

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Early life

Rajayee was born in 1922 in a family of carnatic musicians. Both her mother and her grandmother wanted Rajayee to become a singer and trained her in Carnatic music. Tamil movie director T. R. Ramanna is her brother who is married to Sakkubai.

Film career

Rajayee made her film debut as "T. R. Rajakumari" in the 1939 Tamil film Kumara Kulothungan which was an average grosser. Her second film Kacha Devayani (1941) was a hit and helped launch her career in movies. There is some confusion about in which film she actually made her debut as Kacha Devayani's director K. Subramaniam later insisted that he was the one who introduced her to films. In 1944, Rajakumari starred in the record-breaking film Haridas alongside M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar and gained recognition for her glamorous portrayal. Ekaambavanan (1943)

In her Tamil film career, Rajakumari acted as the female lead to many major film stars including Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, T. R. Mahalingam, K. R. Ramaswamy, P. U. Chinnappa, M. G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan. She also started a film production company (with her brother T. R. Ramanna) called "R. R. Pictures" and produced films like Vaazhapirandhavan (1953), Koondukkili (1954), Gul-E-Bagaavali (1955), Paasam (1962), Periya Idathu Penn (1963), Panam Padaithavan (1965) and Parakkum Paavai (1966). Her last film as an actress was Vaanampadi (1963).

Later life and death

Rajakumari died on September 20, 1999 after a prolonged illness.

References

T. R. Rajakumari Wikipedia


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