Monday, January 5, 2015

RADHA

Radha is popular South Indian actress who was a top heroine in Tamil and Telugu language films and  has also acted in Malayalam as well as  Kannada films.She was very active during the period 1981- 1991.
Radha was born on 3rd June 1965 at Kallara in Trivandrum as 'Udaya Chandrika'.Her screen name 'Radha' was given by famous film director Bharathi Raja when he cast her as heroine in the film 'Alaigal Oivathillai' opposite the newcomer 'Karthik' in 1981.The film was a big success and the young pair was also well accepted by the audience and they appeared in several other films as a successful pair afterwards.
Radha is younger sister of popular South Indian actress 'Ambika'.Ambika was a very  successful heroine in Malayalam films and later became a winning star  in other south Indian languages Tamil,Kannada and Telugu where as Radha could not became a top heroine in Malayalam.Radha acted in 6 Malayalm films out of which 'Revathikkoru Pavakutty' which was directed by Sathyan Anthikadu was well noted.She produced the Malayalam film 'Ayitham'(87) and acted as heroine in it.
In Tamil and Telugu the beautiful young actress was a sensation in the 80's and most of her films were hits and super hits.In Tamil she acted opposite all top heroes of that period like 'Kamal Hassan,Rajanikanth,Sathyaraj,Prabhu Ganesan,Karthik,Mohan,Suresh,Vijayakanth,Sivakumar' etc.
She acted opposite Karthik after the success of 'Alaigal Oivathillai' in films like 'Ilanjodigal,Nalla Thambi,Valibamey Vaa Vaa,Vellai Roja,Thudikkum Karangal,Pakkathu Veettu Roja,Neram Vandachu,Kanne Radha' etc.
She acted in a small role along with Kamal Hassan in the film 'Tik Tik Tik' in 81.She acted as heroine of Kamal Hassan in films like 'Oru Kaithiyin Diary,Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey,Kadhal Parisu,Japanil Kalyanaraman' etc.
Her sister Ambika also acted along with her in the super hit film 'Kadhal Parisu' in which Kamal Hassan,Jai Shankar acted.She acted together  along with Ambika in films 'Engayo Ketta Kural,Vellai Roja,Idhaya Kovil,Kadhal Parisu, Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru' etc.
She acted opposite Rajanikanth in films like 'Enkeyo Ketta Kural,Sivappu Sooriyan,Payum Puli,Naan Mahan Alla,Rajadhi Raja' etc.
Enkeyo Ketta Kural was a super hit film of Rajanikanth in which Ambika and Radha acted together in 1982.
Sivappu Sooriyan was a super hit film in 1983 directed by V.Sreenivasan.
In the hit film 'Gopurangal Saivathillai' in 1982 Mohan was the hero and Suhasini,Radha acted in prime roles.Opposite Mohan she acted in films like 'Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu,Ambigai Neril Vanthal,Idhayakovil' etc.'Idhayakovil' was a nice film directed by Mani Ratnam in 85.In the film 'Ambigai Neril Vanthal' Ambika and Radha acted together.
She acted opposite Sathyaraj in films 'Mudhal Mariyadai,Chinnappadas,Pickpocket' etc.
She acted opposite Vijayakanth in films like 'Manakanakku,Amman Kovil Kizhakkale,Uzhavan Magan' etc.
She was a successful heroine opposite Prabhu Ganesan and they acted in several hit films and in many of them Sivaji Ganesan also acted along with them.'Adhisaya Piravigal,Vellai Roja,Muthu Engal Sothu,Sandippu,Sarithra Nayagan,Kai Rasikkaran,Needhiyin Nizhal' etc are films Radha and Prabhu acted together.
She acted in the Tamil film 'Marupakkam' directed by K.S.Sethumadhavan in 1991 which received three National awards including 'Golden Lotus Award' for the best film making it the first Tamil film to get this award.Sivakumar,Jayabharathi and Radha were the main actors of this film.
She was a top heroine in Telugu films and opposite Chirajeevi she had many hits in that period.She acted opposite Chiranjeevi in the film 'Goonda' in 84 followed by another hit film 'Naagu' in the same year.They were the successful pair in many films like 'Raktha Sindhooram,Adavi Donga,Jebu Donga,Yamudiki Mogudu' etc.
N.T.Ramarao,Sharada and Radha were the main actors of 'Chanda Sasanudu' in the year 83.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao,Radha and Pandari Bai were the main actors of 'Vasantha Geetam'(84) directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao.
She acted opposite Mohan Babu in the film 'Vintha Mogudu' in 85.
Krishna,Jayasudha and Radha were the main actors of 'Palnati Simham' directed by Kodanda Rama Reddy.
Balakrishna was the hero of film 'Muddula Krishnaiah' in which Radha was the heroine in 1986.
She acted as heroine in four Kannada movies opposite top heroes like Vishnu Vardhan,Sharat Babu and Ravichandran.
She married business man Rajasekharan Nair in 1991.Her daughters Karthika and Thulasi Nair has started acting in films as heroines.
Filmography
Tamil
Alaigal Oivathillai
Ayiram Muthangal
Adhisaya Piravigal
Neram Vandachu
Pakkathu Veettu Roja
Valibamey Vaa Vaa
Kanne Radha
Gopurangal Saivathillai
Kadhal Oviyam
Enkeyo Ketta Kural
Sivappu Sooriyan
Vellai Roja
Thoongethey Thambi Thoongathey
Thudikkum Karangal
Payum Puli
Kairasikkaran
Dhavanikanavugal
Naan Mahan Alla
Japanil Kalyanaraman
Nalla Thambi
Oru Kaithiyin Diary
Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu
Manithanin Marupakkam
Kadhal Parisu
Jallikattu
Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru
Ullathil Nalla Ullam
Chinnappadas
Rajadhiraja
Manavi Oru Manickam
Marupakkam
Telugu
Goonda
Naagu
Agni Parvatham
Puli
Adavi Donga
Kondaveetti Raja
Jebu Donga
Yamudiki Mogudu
Marana Mridangam
State Rowdy
Rudranetra
Kodama Simham
Malayalam
Mortuary
Uma Nilayam
Irakal
Revathikkoru Pavakutty
Ayitham
Innathe Program
Kannada
Savira Sullu
Digvijaya
Sowbhagya Lakshmi
Ranachandi





















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