Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Saritha has acted mainly in South Indian languages and has proved her versatile acting talents in many films.She has acted in more than 140 films mainly in Tamil,Kannada,Malayalam and Telugu.She hails from Guntur District of Andhrapradesh State and her entry to the film field  was in 1978  by acting opposite Kamal Hassan in the Telugu film 'Maro Charithra' which was directed by the veteran director/writer K.Balachander.The film was a big success and it was remade in Hindi as 'Ek Duje Keliye' with Kamal Hassan in lead male role but Rati Agnihotri portrayed female lead role in it.The Hindi version was also directed by K.Balachander.
K.Balachander was very much impressed by the acting talents of Saritha such that he cast her in 22 films after Maro Charithra and many of those films earned her much appreciation andmany of them fetched  awards also.
She is a very dedicated actress who loves acting profession so much that she tonsured her hair for depicting a cancer patient for the film Sujatha in 1980 and she deliberately gained several pounds for the role in the film 'Julie Ganapathy'(2005).She always tried to make her roles as perfect as possible and earned accolades.
'Thappu Thalangal' was a well noted film which was directed by K.Balachander in the year 1978  which was simultaneously made in Kannada as 'Thappida Thala' in which Saritha and Rajinikanth were the main pair.This film was made in Malayalam as 'Kazhukan'.
The Tamil film 'Vandichakram' earned her Filmfare Best Actress award and it was directed by K.Vijayan.Silk Smitha acted in this film and earned much fame and the title 'Silk' by playing  the character Silk of this film.
'Netrikan' was 1981 Tamil film directed by S.P.Muthuraman.Rajinikanth and Saritha were the main pair of this film.Rajini Kanth acted in dual roles as father and son.
Sivakumar and Saritha acted in main roles of the film 'Agni Satchi' in 1982 directed by K.Balachander.She portrayed a patient's role in this film in which Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth also acted in guest roles.Saritha won TamilNadu State Best Actress Award for this film.
'Achamillai Achamillai' directed by K.Balachander in 1984 received National Award as Best feature film in Tamil.Saritha received Filmfare Best Actress Award and K.Balachander received Filmfare Best Director Award.
In the film 'Kalyana Agathigal' (85) she was in the female lead which was also directed by K.Balachander.
She was the heroine of 'Malayur Mambettiyan' Tamil film directed by Rajasekhar in which Thyagarajan was the hero.
In the 1986 Kannada film "Malaya Marutha' directed by Lalitha Ravi, Vishnu Vardhan was the male lead.
She received Best Actress Award for the Kannada film 'Mugile Mallige' in 1985.
Best Actress Award was received by Saritha for her Kannada film 'Mouna Geethe' in 1986, and for the Kannada film 'Sankranthi' in 1989 she received Best Actress Award.
In the 1984 Malayalam film 'Sandarbham' Mammootty and Saritha were the leading pair.Sukumaran and Seema acted along with them.
In 1985 the  movie  'Kathodu Katharam' was a successful venture  directed by Bharathan in which Mammootty and Saritha acted in main roles.Ouseppachan became an independent music director by this film and gave beautiful songs.
'Thaniyavarhtanam' was a super hit film directed by Sibi Malayil in which Mammootty,Thilakan,Mukesh and Saritha were in the lead roles.Mammootty as Balan Mash of this film presented excellent acting skill.
Oru Kochu Katha Arum Parayatha Katha was directed by P.G.Viswambharan in which Saritha was the heroine.
In the film 'Life is Beautiful' directed by Fazil in 2000 she acted as Vice Principal.
She acted along with Prithviraj Sukumaran,Navya Nair etc in the film 'Ammakkilikoodu' in the year 2003.
In 2014 she has acted in a Tamil film 'Inam'.
She has acted in a TV serial 'Selvi' in the year 2005.
She received Best female dubbing artist Nandi Award in the year 1995.She is also a well known dubbing artist who has lent her voice for several actresses.
She married  Malayalam actor Mukesh but they are living separated.She has two sons.
Selected Filmography
Mouna Geethangal


Sattai Illatha Pamparam
Agni Satchi
Kalyana Agathigal
Thai Mookambigai
Pudhu Kavithai
Sivappu Sooryan
Rasave Unnai Nambi
Vedham Pudithu
Kilvanam Sivakkum
Thappu Thalankal
Oru Thalai Ragam
Minimol Vathikanil
Mohoortham 11.30
Kani Kanum Neram
Lal Americayil
Life is Beautiful
Eradu Rekhegalu
Manasa Veena
Malaya Marutha
Mugula Mallige
Mouna Geethe
Thappida Tala

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