Sharada (actress)

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Sharada
Born
Saraswati Devi

(1945-06-25) 25 June 1945 (age 77)
Other namesUrvasi Sharada
OccupationActress
Years active1955; 1961-present
Spouse(s) Chalam
(m.1972; div. 1984)
(died in 1989)
Awards National Film Award for Best Actress (3)
Constituency Tenali
Personal details
Political party Telugu Desam Party

Sharada (born Saraswati Devi; 25 June 1945[ citation needed ]) is an Indian actress and politician. Known for her work predominantly in Telugu and Malayalam films, Sharada is the recipient of three National Awards. She has also appeared in few Tamil, Hindi as well as Kannada language films. [1] She is also known as Urvasi Sharada as National Film Award for Best Actress was officially designated the Urvasi Award. She won three National Awards for her roles in Thulabharam (1968), [2] Swayamvaram (1972), and Nimajjanam (1977). Sharada has garnered the NTR National Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her contributions to Indian cinema. [3]

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Early life

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". [4] 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's family in Chennai. [4]

Early career

When she grew up, she started acting in Telugu theatre. [1] Her debut in cinema was with a minor role in the Telugu film Kanyasulkam . However, she returned to theatre after that and did a major role in the Telugu version of Rakta Kanneeru , a Tamil drama. [4] The play went to get staged over 100 times in Tamil Nadu. [4]

Film career

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 devotional name, Saraswati. [4] She came under contract to L.V. Prasad, a Telugu producer. [3] 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. [4] 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. [1]

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 . [3] 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 . [3] 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. [1] After 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).

[3] [1] 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. [3]

Awards

National Film Awards

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards South

Nandi Awards

Other Awards

Notable filmography

Telugu

YearFilmCharacterRemarks
1955 Kanyasulkam Minor roleDebut film
1961 Iddaru Mitrulu Meena
1961Tandrulu Kodukulu
1962Atma Bandhuvu
1963 Valmiki
1963Thobuttuvulu
1964 Dagudu Moothalu
1964Mairavana
1964 Murali Krishna Srilatha
1966Shrimati
1966 Bhakta Potana
1965Chaduvukonna Bharya
1968Mana Samsaram
1969Shri Rama Katha
1969 Manushulu Marali
1970 Sambarala Rambabu
1970Pasidi Manasulu
1970Sisindri Chittibabu
1971 Chelleli Kapuram
1971 Jeevitha Chakram Kamala
1971Sati Ansuya
1971Pagabattina Paduchu
1971Amayakuralu
1972 Kalam Marindi
1972 Manavudu Danavudu
1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu
1973 Sharada Insane Woman
1973Vishali (film)
1973Mayadari Malligadu
1973Mallamma Katha
1973Ida Lokam
1973Abhimanavanthulu
1974Urvasi (film)
1974Radhamma Pelli
1974Premalu Pellilu
1974Palle Paduchu
1974Harathi
1974Devudu Chesina Pelli
1974TulabharamRadha/Roja
1974Adambaralu Anubhandalu
1975 Balipeetam Aruna
1975Jamindaru Gari Ammayi
1975Vykunthapalli
1975Saubhagyavati
1975Bharati (1975 film)
1976 Suprabhatam
1976Mahatmudu
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Draupadi
1977Swarganiki Nitchenalu
1977 Bhale Alludu
1978Navodayam
1978Shivamettina Satyam
1979 Gorintaku
1979 Karthika Deepam
1976 Nimajjanam Brahmin housewife National Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1979Priya Bandhavi
1979Captain Krishna
1980 Sardar Papa Rayudu Seeta
1980Sannayi Appanna
1980Ramudu Parashuramudu
1980Rajadhi Raju
1980Mangala Gauri
1980Kodalu Vastunaru JagrathaJanaki
1980Kaliyuga Ravana Surudu
1980Dharma Chakram
1980Alludu Pattina Bharatham
1980Alayam
1981 Nyayam Kavali Lawyer Shakuntala
1981O Amma Katha
1981Alludugaru Zindabad
1982Prema Natakam
1982Nipputho ChelagatamMrs. Ganga Kumar
1982 Justice Chowdhary Radha
1982Jagannatha Rathachakralu
1983Swarajyam
1983Raghu Ramudu
1983Poratham
1983Kurukshetramlo Seeta
1983Kumkuma Tilakam
1983Kaliyuga Daivam
1983Kala Yamudu
1983Durga Devi
1983 Chanda Sasanudu Bhuvaneswari Devi
1983Bandhipottu Rudramma
1983Bahudoorapu Batasari
1983Apathbandhavudu
1983Aalyashikaram
1984 Bobbili Brahmanna Savitriwife of Brahmanna
1984Ugra Roopam
1984Rowdy
1984Raaraju
1984Marchandi Mana Chattalu
1984 Katha Nayakudu
1984 Janani Janmabhoomi Kachyayani
1984Iddaru Dongalu
1984 Chadarangam
1984Bharyamani
1984Bharatamlo Sankharavam
1984Apanidalu Adavallakena
1985 Adavi Donga Vasundhara
1985 Swathi Swathi's Mother
1985 Vijetha Saraswathi
1985Pattabhishekham
1985Palnati Simham
1985Maha Sangramam
1985Krishnagaradi
1985Intiko Rudramma
1985Illaliko Pariksha
1985Ee Samajam Maakodu
1985 Devalayam
1985 Bhale Tammudu
1985Bebbuli Veta
1985 Agni Parvatam Janaki
1985Raktha Sindhuram
1986 Anasuyamma Gari Alludu Anasuyamma
1986 Apoorva Sahodarulu
1986Prathidwani
1986Deshoddharakulu
1986Dharma Peetam Daddarillindi
1986Jailupakshi
1986Mister Bharath
1986 Khaidi Rudraiah
1986 Kondaveeti Raja
1986 Muddula Krishnaiah
1986 Kaliyuga Krishnudu
1986Ravana Brahma
1987 Sardar Krishnama Naidu
1987 Agni Putrudu Brahmaramba
1987 Collector Gari Abbai Laxmi Devi
1987 Bhargava Ramudu
1987Kulala Kurukshetram
1987Lawyer Bharti Devi
1987 Muddayi
1987Presidentgari Abbayi
1987Sharadamba
1987 Ramu Gayatri Devi
1987 Ajeyudu Tulasi
1987Repati Swarajyam
1987Rotation Chakravarthi
1987 Samrat
1987 Sankharavam
198815 August Rathri
1988 Brahma Puthrudu
1988 Dharma Teja
1988 Donga Ramudu
1988Illu Illalu Priyuralu
1988Maa Telugu Talli
1988Parajaswamyam
1988Rakthabishekam
1988 Raktha Tilakam Nagamani
1988 Rowdy No.1
1988 Samsaram Lakshmi
1989 Bhale Donga SP Indrani
1989 Dhruva Nakshatram Bharathi Devi
1989Dr. Bhawani
1989 Goonda Rajyam
1989 Manchi Kutumbam
1989 Nari Nari Naduma Murari Sesha Rathnam
1989PardhuduSoubhagya
1989 Raktha Kanneeru
1989 State Rowdy SP Laajmani M. Rao
1990Kadapa Reddamma
1990Adadhi
1990 Kondaveeti Donga Sambhavi
1990 Lorry Driver Collector Lalitha Devi
1990 Aggiramudu Justice Janaki Devi
1990 Dagudumuthala Dampathyam Lalitha
1990 Prema Khaidi Jailor
1991 Amma Rajinama Amma (Mother)Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1991Coolie No.1
1991 Jagannatakam Manikyamma
1991 Killer MalavikaGuardian of Heiress
1991Nayakuralu
1992 Mother India Rajyalakshmi
1992Pellante Noorella PantaVasanthi
1993 Major Chandrakanth Savitri
1993 Mechanic Alludu Lakshmi
1993Pelli Gola
1994 Bobbili Simham
1995LeaderKausalya
1996Nayanamma
1998 Antahpuram Narasimha's wife
2003Tholi chupulone
2005 Sankranthi Mother
2006 Stalin Stalin's mother
2007 Aata Narasimha's wife
2007 Yogi Shantamma
2013 Sukumarudu Vardanamma

Malayalam

YearFilmCharacterRemarks
1966 Inapravugal Rahel
1966 Pareeksha Yamuna
1966 Kattu Thulasi Lalitha
1966 Murappennu Bhagiradhi
1966 Rajamalli Rajamalli
1967 Shakuntala Priyamvadha
1968 Thilothama Vimala
1968 Pakalkkinavu Malathy
1968 Manikya Kottaram Thankam
1968 Karuna Sharadha
1968 Kanmanikal Shantha
1968 Jail Valsala
1968 Archana Malathi
1968 Iruttinte Athmavu Ammukutty
1968 Kasavuthattam Jameela
1968 Thalirukal Omana
1968 Mullkkireedam Jancy
1968 Kaarthika Karthika
1968 Chithra Mela Sarassusegment "Apaswarangal"
1969 Arakkillam Geetha
1968AmruthavahiniSeetha
1968 Kavalaam Chundan Sharada
1969 Kaathirunna Nikkah Amina
1969 Kadal Mariamma
1969 Nadhi
1969JanmabhoomiJaya
1969 Kaliyalla Kalyanam Saraswathy
1969KaliyodamRani
1969 Karutha Pournami Kunjumol
1969 Manaswani Malathi
1969Ammeyenna SthreeVijaya National Film Award for Best Actress
1969 Yakshi Ragini
1970 Aaalmaram Hema
1973 Colonel and Colector Sub. Collector Nalini
1970 Hotel High Range Nalini
1970 Agni Sakshi Veena
1970 Midumidikki Radha
1970 Punnapra Vayalar Malathi
1970 Aparaadhini Meenu
1970 Asuravithu Meenakshi
1970 Vila Kuranja Manushyan Devi
1970 Vilakkapetta Bandhangal Indhu
1973 Jwala Kunjomana, Kunjamminidouble role
1973 Adimakal Ponnamma
1970 Kattukurangu Minikutty
1973 Kootu Kudumbam Shyamala
1970 Mooladhanam Sharada
1970 Sandhya Sandhya
1970 Susi Susi
1970 Veettu Mrugam Radhika
1970 Velliyazhcha Radha
1970 Vila Kuranja Manushyan Stella
1973 Thulabharam Vijaya
1970 Thriveni Thankamma
1973 Stree Savithri
1973 Mindapennu Kunjulakshmi
1973 Kuttavali Ponnamma
1973 Kakathamburatti Janamma
1973 Crossbelt Ammu
1973 Ambalapravu Adv. Indhulekha
1973 Pearl View Stella
1973 Inquilab Sindhabad Thara
1974 Aabhijathyam Malathy
1974 Panjavankadu Theyyi
1973 Vilakkyu Vaangiya Veena Sharada
1974 Navavadhu Sreedevi
1972 Theerthayatra Thaathrikkutty
1978 Anveshanam Valsala
1974 Brahmachari Sreedevi/Vasanthy
1974 Maaya Gomathi
1973 Gandharavakshetram Lakshmi
1976 Professor Lakshmi
1974 Swayamvaram Seeta National Film Award for Best Actress
1972 Sree Guruvayoorappan
1972 Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku Reena
1978 Veendum Prabatham Lakshmi
1973 Udhayam Geetha
1973 Jeevitham
1973 Enippadikal Thankamma
1973 Thekkankattu Shoshamma
1970 Bhadradeepam Rajani
1974 Oru Pidi Ari
1975 Raagam Priyamvada
1975 Thiruvonam Radhika
1975 Abhimanam
1973 Divyadarshanam Geetha
1976 Paalkkadal
1976 Kanyadanam
1976 Chennai Valarthiya Kutty Chellamma
1977 Nurayum Pathayum
1977 Indradhanusu
1977 Hridhayame Sakshi Kamala
1977 Aparaajitha
1977 Amme Anupame
1977 Aaradhana Sharadha
1977 Anjali
1977 Itha Ivide Vare Bharathi
1977 Vishukani Rajani
1977 Randu Lokam Shanta
1977 Sreedevi Sreedevi
1978 Mannu Damu's Wife
1978 Asthamayam Shanthi
1978 Ithanete Vazhi Malathi
1978 Taxi Driver
1978 Sundharimarude Swapnangal
1978 Society Lady
1978 Rowdy Ramu Santhi
1978 Reghu Vamsam
1978 Onappudava
1978 Manooradham
1978 Maattoli
1978 Anubhoothikalude Nimisham
1978 Thacholi Ambu Guest role
1979 Ward No. 7
1979 Pushyaraagam
1979 Pichathy Kuttappan
1979 Ente Sneham Ninakku Mathram
1980 Akalangalil Abhayam
1980 Ivar Savithri/Margaret
1980 Swargadevatha
1980 Adhikaram Vimala
1981 Elippathayam Rajamma
1982 Ponmudi Madhavi
1982 Prathikaaram
1982 Anguram Malini
1983 Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback Geetha
1983 Anantham Ajnatham
1983 Nizal Moodiya Nirangal Shoshamma
1984 Ponmudy Madhavi
1987 Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam Saraswathi Teacher Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1987 Sharadamba
1988 Ashwathama
1994 Kashmeeram Justice Usha Varma
2002 Mazhathullikkilukkam Anna John
2005 Rappakal Saraswathiyamma
2011 Naayika Gracy
2012 Kalikaalam Teacher
2015 Ammakkoru Tharattu Sulakshana

Tamil

YearFilmCharacterRemarks
1963 Kungumam SusilaDebut in Tamil
1963 Thulasi Maadam
1964 Arunagirinathar Gnanavalli
1964 Vazhkai Vazhvadarke
1969 Thulabaram Vijaya
1972 Gnana Oli Mery
1974 Thayi Pirandhal Laxmi
1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan Seetha
1976 Mazhai Megam Aruna / Suguna
1976 Ennai Pol Oruvan Laxmi
1977 Aval Thandha Uravu
1977 Chakravarthi
1978 Pudhu Seruppu Kadikkum
1984 Sarithira Nayagan
1986 Mr. Bharath Shanti
1998AnthapuramNarasimha's wife

Hindi

YearFilmCharacterRemarks
1970 Samaj Ko Badal Dalo Chhaya
1973 Agni Rekha
1980Pratishodh
1982 Sindoor Bane Jwala
1982 Main Intequam Loonga Mrs.Ganga Kumar
1984Sardar
1996 Sabse Bada Mawali Malvika
2008 Yaar Meri Zindagi RadhaStarted in 1971

Kannada

YearFilmCharacterRemarks
1963 Valmiki
1978 Maathu Tappada Maga Latha
1984 Thayi Mamathe
1984 Pralaya Rudra

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