Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RAJINIKANTH

Superstar Rajinikanth is one of the top leading stars in India acting mainly in Tamil Language but has acted in several Hindi films and has also appeared in other languages like Telugu,Kannada,Malayalam,Bengali,English etc.He is in the film field for about four decades and for three decades he is one of the top artist.
Rajinikanth has got his own unique style of acting and special mannerisms which are so cute that the viewers are all thrilled to watch his movies again and again.His acting skill and dancing skill are unmatched and he is superb in stunt scenes as well.
Rajinikanth was born in a Marathi speaking family in Karnataka State on 12th December 1950 as 'Shivaji Rao Gaikwad' and in his youthful days never would have  imagined this kind of  achievements and this level of stardom.He wanted to be a film star but his family members were against his plans.He did several odd jobs before gaining a permanent job as  a Bus conductor of Karnataka Transport Buses at Bangalore but quit the job and joined Madras Film Institute for film active course with the help of his friends.Since he used to act brilliantly in plays during those period his friends ascertained that he would become a big film star in the future and hence helped him.
His debut movie was 'Apoorva Ragangal' in the year 1975 which got National Award and since then success followed him always.
He is winner of Six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and a Filmfare Award.He has received Padma Bhushan Award from Government of India.
After Apoorva Ragangal Rajinikanth went on to play lead roles in many films and by the end of 1970's he could act in lead roles of more than 20 films in Tamil,Telugu and Kannada.By the end of 80's he became a very popular successful actor in all over the south Indian languages.
Some of his earlier hits are 'Katha Sangama,Avargal,16 Vayathinile,Chilakkamma Cheppindi,Mullum Malarum,Alavuddinum Arpphutha Vilakkum' etc.
He co-starred with N.T.Rama Rao in the super hit film Tiger.
'Ninaithale Inikkum' became a super hit and popular entertainer in which Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan acted together along with Jayapradha.
In the year 1983 he starred in the popular Bollywood hit 'Andha Kanoon' alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
His films like 'Sigappu Manithan,Mr.Bharath,Velaikkaran,Dharmathin Thalaivan,etc were all hits and unforgettable films.
Rajinikanth's association with Muthuraman was beneficial for both of them.They acted together in 25 films which were all successful.
'Billa' was an action thriller film produced by Suresh Balaji and directed by R.Krishna Moorthy.It was based on the 1978 Hindi film Don.
He acted as the character 'Shyam Sabu' in the 1988 English film 'Blood Stone'.
'Chaalbaaz' was 1989 Hindi film in which Rajini and Sridevi paired.Sunny Deol,Anupam Kher,Shakti Kapoor,Annu Kapoor etc acted and directed by Pankaj Parashar.The director also appeared in the film in a noted role.It was a commercial and critical success of that year.
Rajini and Rekha were the lead pair of 'Phool Bana Angaray' of 1991.Rajinikanth acted as Inspector Ranjith Singh and Rekha portrayed SP Namrata Singh.
'Thalapathi' was a superhit film of 1991 directed by Mani Ratnam.Rajini,Mammootty,Arvind Swamy,Jai Shankar,Amrish Puri,Srividya,Bhanupriya,Shobana,Geetha etc acted in this gigantic film.It was dubbed to Telugu and Hindi and were released.
'Annamalai'  was a film directed by Suresh Krishna in 1992 in which Rajini and Khushboo were the lead pair.Sarath Babu also acted in an equally important lead role.It was remade in Telugu as 'Kandapalli Raja' with VenkateshmSuman and Nagma.
'Arunachalam' of 1997 received three Tamil Nadu state Awards including Best Film Award.Rajinikanth and Soundarya were the lead actors.Rambha also acted in lead role.Director was Sundar.C.
'Padayappa' was a big success of 1999 directed by K.S.Ravi Kumar in which Rajini,Soundarya and Ramya Krishnan depicted lead roles,Sivaji Ganesan also acted in an important role in this film which contained good songs composed by A.R.Rahman.
'Baba' was 2002 film which was a Tamil Fantasy-Action film starring and written by Rajinikanth and directed by Suresh Krishna.Manisha Koirala acted as his heroine in this film.
In the hit film 'Sivaji' of 2007 Rajinikanth and Shreya Saran played lead roles.This action-thriller film was directed by Shankar.It was a worldwide success film.
'Enthiran' was released in 2010 which was a gigantic film which was the most expensive Indian film directed by Shankar.Rajinikanth depicted dual roles, as a Scientist and an andro humanoid robot.Heroine was Aishwarya Rai.Dubbed versions released in Hindi and Telugu.
'Kochadaiyaan' is 2014 directed by Soundarya R.Ashwin, daughter of Rajini kanth.It is Soundarya's debut film as a director.Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone acted as the leading pair of this movie.
Rajinikanth received
 the most prestigious  Padma Bhushan Award from Government of India' and many other Awards also.
He received 'Kalaimamani' Award in 1984 from Government of Tamil Nadu and M.G.R. Award in 1989 which is also from Tamil Nadu Government.
He received 'Kalai Chelvam' Award in 1995.
He is also recipient of Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for excellence.
Government of Maharashtra honored him with Raj Kapoor Award.
In 2013 he was honored by NDTV as one among the '25 Greatest  Global Living Legends'
Selected Filmography
Apoorva Ragangal
Katha Sangama
Moondru Mudichu
Adu Puli Aattam
Aama Katha
Shankar Sallim Simon
Paavathin Sambalam
Mullum Malarum
Justice Gopinath
Aval Appady Than
Priya
Alavuddinum Alphutha Vilakkum
Annai Oru Alayam
Billa
Tiger
Dharma Yudham
Kaali
Johnny
Pollathavan
Murattu Kaalai
Thee
Kazhugu
Thillu Mullu
PokkiriRaja
Thanikattu Raja
Nandri Meendrum Varuga
Puthukavithai
Engayo Ketta Kural
Moondru Mugam
Payum Puli
Thudikkum Karangal
Thai Veedu
Naan Sigappu Manithan
Mahaguru
Ek Saudagar
Bewafai
Geraftaar
Mr.Bharath
Kodai Mazhai
Asli Naqli
Maveeran
Velaikkaran
Oorkavalan
Manithan
Rajadhi Raja
Siva
Chaalbaaz
Panakkaran
Hum
Khoon Ka Karz
PhoolBane Angaray
Thalapathy
Thyagi
Annamalai
Pandiyan
Yajaman
Vally
Veera
Muthu
Bhagya Debata
Arunachalam
Padayappa
Bulandi
Baba
Chandramukhi
Sivaji
Enthiran
Kochadaiyaan



































Wednesday, September 24, 2014

JAYAKUMARI, USHARANI AND USHA

JAYAKUMARI


Jayakumari is an Indian film actress who hails from Chennai and has acted in around 50 Malayalam films during 1960's and 70's.She has also acted in Tamil,Kannada,Telugu and Hindi films.She has acted in glamour roles as well.She acted in lead roles of several films and acted opposite eminent actors like Prem Nazir in Malayalam film 'Football Champion', Jai Shankar in Tamil Film 'Nootrukku Nooru', Raj Kumar in Kannada film  'Mannina Maga' etc.She has acted in Hindi films like 'Hathi Mera Saathi'(71) and  'Yeh Chor Yeh Lutere(74)


Selected Malayalam Filmography

Collector Malathy
Rathri Vandi
Agni Mrigram
Kandavarundo
Nrithasala
Football Champion
Nadee Nadanmare Avasyamundu
Bhoomidevi Pushpiniyayi
Rahasya Rathri
Yakshaganam
Kanal Kattakal

USHA RANI


Usha Rani is also a popular actress who has mainly acted in Malayalam films but has also acted in Tamil,Kannada  Telugu, and in Hindi films.She entered films as a child artiste and later acted in supporting roles and also in lead roles.She hails from Varkala, in Kerala and was born to Tamil Father 'Mothi' and Keralite Mother 'Sudeshini'.She was married to popular Malayalam film director N.Sankaran Nair.She has a son 'Vishnu'.

Selected Malayalam Filmography

Jail
 Poochakkanni
Balyakala Sakhi
Agniputhri
Karthika
Ballatha Pahayan
Nazhika Kallu
Anadha Silpangal
Vrindavanam
Honeymoon
Manyasree Viswamithran
Chumaduthangi
Aranyakandham
Usha Rani and N.Sankaran Nair
Akkaldama
Panchami
Abhinandanam
Anavaranam
Ayalkkari
Harshabashpam
Makam Piranna Manka
Avalude Ravukal
Mudra Mothiram
Neram Vandachu
Ee Yugam
Bharya
Manthe Kottaram
Sudinam
Palayam
Mazhayethum Munpe
Hitler
Kanmadam
Niramulla Swapnangal
Varum Varunnu Vannu

USHA


Usha is a popular Malayalam actress who has acted in lead roles and in Supporting roles of many films.She is still active in movies.
She was active in Youth Festivals of Schools and College while she was a student and earned prizes and popularity which paved way to films.Her lead role opposite Balachandra Menon in the film 'Kandathum Kettathum' got much appreciation and she was cast in several nice films thereafter.She appeared as sister of almost all prominent actors in Malayalam.She married famous film director T.S.Suresh Babu but divorced later.She married a Chennai based business man in 2011.
Usha's real name is 'Haseena' and was born to parents Mohammed Haneef and Hafsa Beevi in 'Alisherry' of Alapuzha District.Her two brothers are also in the film industry.

Selected Filmography






Itha Innu Muthal
Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu
Kadha Ithu Vare
Kudumba Puranam
Kandathum Kettathum
Carnival
Kireedam
Varnam
Vadakku Nokki Yanthram
Thoovalsparsam
Kottayam Kunjachan
Arhatha
Anantha Vrithantham
Koodikazhcha
Uncle Bun
Midhunam
Adharam
Sthreedhanam
Mr&Mrs
Chenkol
Thalamura
Vardhakya Puranam
Bheeshacharya
Varnapakittu
Nakshatrangalude Rajakumaran
             Avanundoru Rajakumari
Achchanurangatha Veedu
Cheriya Kallnum Valia Policum
Sivapuram
Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo
Pigman
God's Own Country


Friday, September 19, 2014

SUNITHA

Sunitha is a beautiful, elegant talented actress and a skillful classical dancer who has acted as heroine of several Malayalam films and also acted in other South Indian languages like Tamil and Kannada.She acted opposite eminent actors like Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Jayaram,Suresh Gopi,Ambareesh,Mukesh,Anant Nag,Shivraj Kumar,Raghavendra Raj Kumar  etc.
Sunitha hails from Andhra Pradesh State and is the daughter of  Venugopal Shivaramakrishnan and Bhuvana.
She is also known in the names 'Kodai Mazhai Vidya' and also 'Vidyasree'.
In Malayalam films she is familiar as Sunitha and the Malayali audience took her as a Kerala girl only because of her characteristic features which resembles the same.She is a well known classical dancer and has performed dance programs for more than 200 times across the world.She has performed dance shows in many stage shows all over the world with Amitabh Bachchan,Mammootty,Mohan Lal,Vineeth etc.
She started learning  Bharathanatyam dance  from the age of three and she has undergone rigorous training in classical dances from exponents like Padmashree Vazhuvoor Ramaiyya Pillai and his son Kalaimamani Vazhuvoor R.Samaraj.
Her noted first film as heroine  was in Tamil 'Kodai Mazhai' in 1986.It was directed by Muktha S.Sundar.
She was one of  the heroine of Malayalam Film "kanikanum Neram' next year in 1987 and acted along with Ratheesh and Saritha.
In the same year she acted  in another Malayalam film 'Nirbhedangal' along with Prathap Pothen, Ambika and Geetha.
Her film 'Appu' directed by Dennis Joseph and scripted by Sreekumaran Thampi was well noted in which Mohan Lal acted opposite to Sunitha.K.R.Vijay handled an important role in this film which contained nice songs.
Mrigaya was a super hit film directed by I.V.Sasi in which Sunitha was the heroine and Mammootty was the hero as a hunter.
Gaja Kesariyogam was a romantic comedy film in which Mukesh acted as the lead man and Sunitha as female lead.Innocent presented excellent acting skill along with K.P.A.C.Lalitha.The film was directed by P.G.Viswambharan.
Neelagiri was a hit film directed by I.V.Sasi in 1991.
In the comedy film 'Mimics Parade' of 91 she presented 'Sandhya Cheriyan' as the lead lady.A group of mimicry artists getting a stuffed animal filled with diamonds and the unexpected happenings afterwards was the theme of this film which was directed by Thulasidas.
Georgootty C/o Georgootty was directed by Haridas as his directorial debut for which he got Kerala Government award.Jayaram acted as George Kutty and Sunitha as Alice.
Pookkalam Varavayi was directed by Kamal in 1991.The film is about the friendship between a school bus driver and a five year old girl.The depressed man after the death of his niece found relief in the love of that cute child.Jayaram was the hero of this film.
Kasergod Kaderbhai was a comedy film and was a sequel to 1991 film Mimics Parade.
Jayaram and Manju Warrier were the lead pair of Kaliveedu in 1996.
Sunitha acted in large number of Kannada  and Tamil films also and many of them were hits and super hits.
Sunitha is married to Raja and has a son Shashank and they lives in Morth Carolina,USA, where she is running a dance school by name 'Nrithyanjali'.
Selected Filmography
Kodai Mazhai
Kani Kanum Neram
Nirabhedangal

















Mrugaya
Appu
Sharabi Ki Kahani Aurat Ki Zubani
Vettaikkaran Siluva
Anukulakkobba Ganda
Gajakesariyogam
Varavu Nalla Uravu
Neelagiri
Roll Call Ramakrishna
Kunjikkiliye Koodevide
Mimics Parade
Kollur Kala
Utharakandam
Georgootty C/o Georgootty
Irikku MD Akathund
Aaralidha Hoovagalu
Pookkalam Varavayi
Mukhachitram
Sneha Sagaram
Mukhamudra
Poochakkaru Mani Kettum
Manthrika Cheppu
Aardram
Savidham
Ponnurukkum Pakshi
Nenje Thottu Sollu
Kasegod Kadebhai
Soubhagyam
Vakkeel Vasudev
Aagneyam
Valsalyam
Adheham Enna Idheham
Nandini Oppol
Samooham
Bombat Raja Bandal Rani
Pradakshinam
Kaliveedu
Chiramjeevi Raj Gowda
Kalyanotsava
Om Saravanabhava
Prathyartha
Mimics 2000