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S. Varalakshmi

s. varalakshmi, s. varalakshmi actress
Saridey Varalakshmi 13 August 1925 – 22 September 2009, popularly known as S Varalakshmi, was a veteran Telugu and Tamil actress and singer She was popular for her roles and songs in Telugu movies like Mahamantri Timmarasu and Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam and Tamil movies like Veerapandiya Kattabomman and in Poova Thalaiya

Contents

  • 1 Life
  • 2 Death
  • 3 Honors and awards
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Life

Varalakshmi was born in Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India She started her career as child artist in saint role in Balayogini 1937, when she was nine years old Gudavalli Ramabramham was engaged by the pioneer filmmaker K Subrahmanyam to direct the Telugu version of this movie He spotted young Varalakshmi in Kurnool Subramanyam later cast her in his classic Seva Sadanam 1938 with M S Subbulakshmi She played a young friend of the heroine MS, and they became close friends She played a young girl's role in Parasuraman Tamil, 1940 along with T R Mahalingam T R Sundaram, cast her in a major role in his box office hit 'Aayiram Thalai Vaangi Apoorva Chinthamani' 1947 The title role was played by V N Janaki The film was a major success and Govindan and Varalakshmi made an attractive pair T R Sundaram cast her again in the lead role in 'Bhojan' 1948 Her first successful movie was Balaraju in 1948 produced and directed by Ghantasala Balaramaiah She later acted with all top heroes in Telugu and Tamil industries including M K Tyagaraja Bhagavatar in the classic Tamil film by B A Subba Rao called 'Syamala' in 1953; Sivaji Ganesan Veerapandiya Kattabbomman, M G Ramachandran Chakravarthi Thirumagal, Maattukara Velan, Needhikku Thalaivanangu, Gemini Ganesan Poova Thalaiya, N T Rama Rao Satya Harischandra, A Nageswara RaoANR Balaraju, Chittor V Nagaiah Naga Panchami, Ranjan En Magan and R S Manohar Maamiyaar She was also famous for her voice, and sung her songs in all movies she acted Her roles as Sivaji's wife in Veerapandiya Kattabomman, and important roles in Poova Thalaiya, Savale Samali, Maattukkara Velan, Shivaji's sister in Raja Raja Chozhan and Neethikku thalaivanangu won her critical acclaim as a talented singer and actress in Tamil movies In her later career, she acted in mother and aunt roles She married film producer A L Srinivasan, an elder brother of Kavignar Kannadasan; they had two children named Nalini and Muruga She continued to act after marriage in senior roles in Telugu and Tamil cinema She sang many beautiful songs in Tamil films

Her son, S Murugan, died after suffering cardiac arrest in Chennai on 22 October 2013 He lived for 48 years

Her daughter Nalini is a homemaker with 2 children

Death

Varalakshmi was bedridden during the last 6 months of her life after she fell and injured her back She died on 22 September 2009

Honors and awards

She has received several awards commending her service to Tamil cinema The most recent ones were:

  1. Sivaji Ganesan Memorial Award Presented by the Sivaji Family in Oct 2007
  2. Kavignar Kannadasan Award presented by the Tamil Nadu Government in 2004

Filmography

Note: The lists are not comprehensive

Year Film Language Character Songs Music Director
1937 Balayogini Telugu Child Saint
1938 Sevasadanam Tamil
1939 Raithu Bidda Telugu Beggar Girl
1940 Illalu Telugu
1940 Parasuramar Tamil G Ramanathan
1940 Sathi Murali Tamil
1944 Jagathalaprathapan Tamil G Ramanathan
1945 Mayalokam Telugu Galipenchala Narasimha Rao
1947 Palnati Yudham Telugu Maanchala Chandamama O Chandamama Jaalirada Neeku Naameeda
Oho Charusheela Oho Veerabala
Galipenchala Narasimha Rao
1947 Aayiram Thalai Vaangi Apoorva Chinthamani Tamil Kaadhal Aaginen G Ramanathan
1947 Thulasi Jalandar Tamil M D Parthasarathi
1948 Balaraju Telugu Seetha Evarine Nenevarine Vagavagala Nenevarine
O Balaraja Jaalileda Balaraja
Roopama Neeyaraya Nijaroopamu Neeyaraya
C R Subburaman, Galipenchala Narasimha Rao and Ghantasala
1948 Bhojan Tamil Bhagyasali Puvimel Naane C R Subburaman
1948 Chakradhari Tamil M D Parthasarathi
1948 Kaamavalli Tamil C N Pandurangan
1949 Jeevitham Telugu Lakshmi Anandamouga Palleseema Daanadharmakillu Maa Palleseema R Sudharsanam
1949 Navajeevanam Tamil Eedilla Kathalar Name with Ghantasala Ghantasala
1950 Macha Regai Tamil Odathe with T R Mahalingam C R Subburaman
1950 Swapna Sundari Telugu C R Subburaman
1950 Vaali Sugreeva Telugu
1951 Vanasundari Tamil Azhagana Thadi Raja
Nane Rani
C R Subburaman
1951 Mohana Sundaram Tamil Visalakshi Avarthane
Vinmugil Kaana
Oh Jegamathil Inbam Kanbathellam with T R Mahalingam
Pulli Maanai Pole with T R Mahalingam
Kanneerthano with T R Mahalingam
Kanavilum Unai Maraven with T R Mahalingam
T G Linggappa
1952 Velaikaran Tamil Naane Raani En Maname
Ezhil Vaan Mugam Thannaiye
Kaadhalum Poi Aagume with T R Mahalingam
R Sudharsanam
1952 Manavathi Tamil O Saratha Balantrapu Rajinikantha Rao
1953 Mamiyar Tamil Arul Purivay
Vazviniley Nannalithuve with A M Rajah
Aiyirandu Thingalaayi
Devi Eswari Jagathamba
Singara Roopa Karunaa
C N Pandurangan
1953 Shyamala Tamil Shyamala Puthu Vazhvu
Thaye Sangari with M S Sarojini
1954 Edhir Paradhathu Tamil Nalini C N Pandurangan
1954 Sati Sakkubai Telugu Sakkubai
1954 En Magal Tamil Vasantha Engal Vaazhvum Engal
Pennaaga Pirandhorku
Vaazhvinile Aanandam
Konden Arum Perum with T M Soundararajan
Ulaginil Vaazhvu Tharum Kalvi with Sathyawathi
C N Pandurangan
1955 Nam Kuzhandai Tamil Ulagam Pora Thinusai
Kadhaiyaa Alladhu Karpanaiyaa
O! Mariyaadhai Ariyaadha Podhu with Kothamangalam Seenu
Idhayathile Pugundha
M D Parthasarathy
1956 Kanakatara Telugu
1956 Naga Panchami Telugu
1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal Tamil Dhurga Ematramthana En Vazhvile
Nalangittu Parpomadi with A P Komala
Sollaley Vilakka Theriyale with P Leela
G Ramanathan
1957 Sati Savitri Telugu Savithri Enduko Ohoho Vilasala with P B Srinivas
Raavelano with P B Srinivas
Nammithine Janani with Sreenivasan & Sarojini
Amma Kaavave Amma
Maataa Idena
Navaratnanchita
Pati Bhakti
Praananaatha
Thaguna Idi Janaka
S V Venkatraman
1957 Sathiyavan Savithri Tamil Savithri Edhuko Indraanandham with P B Srinivas
Raavelano with P B Srinivas
Ambigaiye Kadhi Nee Endhan with Sreenivasan & Sarojini
Ammaa Katharulvaai Ammaa
Anbbarin Innuyir Vandhida
Navaratnanchita
Pati Bhakti
Naan Vaanagum
Thaguna Idi Janaka
S Rajeswara Rao & Babu Rao
1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman Tamil Queen Jakkamma Singara Kanne Un Thenoorum Sollale
Vetrri Vadivelane Manam Kanintharul Vel Muruga with V N Sundharam
Takku Takku Ena Adikkadi Thudikkum with P Suseela & A P Komala
G Ramanathan
1959 Veerapandya Kattabrahmana Telugu Queen Jakkamma Chinnari Thalli
Vijaya Varadayaka Prabho Krupakara with B Gopalam
Takku Takku Bada Bada with S Janaki & A P Komala
G Ramanathan
1959 Sivagangai Seemai Tamil Thanimai Serndhadho
Muthu Pugazh Padaitha with Radha Jayalakshmi
Thendral Vanthu Veesatho with T S Bagavathi
Viswanathan Ramamoorthy
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam Telugu Mahalakshmi Sri Devini Needu Deverini Sarisaatileni Sowbhagyavatini
Varala Beramaya Vanaram Beramaya
Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1961 Krishna Prema Telugu
1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu Telugu Tirumaladevi Leela Krishna Nee Leelalu Ne Leelaganaina Teliyanuga
Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara
Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1962 Vadivukku Valaikaappu Tamil Thaamadham Seiyathe Thozhi K V Mahadevan
1963 Lava Kusha Telugu Bhoodevi Ghantasala
1963 Lava Kusha Tamil Bhoodevi Ghantasala
1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham Telugu Satyabhama Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1964 Babruvahana Telugu Chitrangada
1964 Babruvahana Tamil Chitrangada
1965 Satya Harishchandra Telugu Chandramathi He Chandrachooda Madanantaka Shoolapane with Ghantasala Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1966 Shri Krishna Pandaviyam Telugu Kunti T V Raju
1966 Shri Krishna Tulabharam Telugu Sachidevi Pendyala
1967 Kandan Karunai Tamil Indrani Velli Malai Mannava K V Mahadevan
1967 Neethikku Thalai Vanagu Tamil Indha Pachai Kuzhantaikku Sevvanthi Poovinil
1967 Apoorva Piravaigal Tamil
1967 Shri Krishnavataram Telugu Draupadi T V Raju
1969 Thanga Surangam Tamil Petramanam Sirayile T K Ramamoorthy
1969 Aadarsa Kutumbam Telugu
1969 Poova Thalaiya Tamil M S Viswanathan
1970 Kaaviya Thalaivi Tamil Kavidhaiyil Ezhudhiya Eduthnatharadi Kaviya Thalaivi with P Suseela K V Mahadevan
1970 Drohi Telugu
1970 Maattukara Velan Tamil K V Mahadevan
1971 Bomma Borusa Telugu Parvathamma R Govardhanam
1971 Prem Nagar Telugu K V Mahadevan
1971 Sri Krishna Satya Telugu Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1971 Thirumagal Tamil Maragatham K V Mahadevan
1972 Pillaiyo Pillai
1972 Bala Bharatam Telugu Gandhari S Rajeswara Rao
1973 Karaikkal Ammaiyar Tamil Anbe Sivam Endru Paduvome Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan
1973 Rajaraja Cholan Tamil Kundhavai Eduthnatharadi Thillayile with Seerkazhi Govindarajan
Thanjai Preiya Koyil Pallandu Vaazhgave with Seerkazhi Govindarajan & T R Mahalingam
Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan
1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Telugu Varalakshmi Ramesh Naidu
1973 Thirumalai Deivam Tamil Neela Nira Megamellaam Neeye Kanna Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan
1973 Nathayil Muthu Tamil
1975 Abhimanavathi Telugu
1975 Yashoda Krishna Telugu S Rajeswara Rao
1976 Vazhvu En Pakkam Tamil Vijayalakshmi M S Viswanathan
1977 Sri Krishna Leela Tamil Yasodha Nalla Naal K V Mahadevan
1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna Telugu Kunti Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1979 Kavariman Tamil Sollavallaayo Kiliye Ilaiyaraja
1982 Dheviyin Thiruvilaiyadal Tamil
1983 Neti Bharatam Telugu K Chakravarthi
1982 Dheviyin Thiruvilaiyadal Tamil
1984 Tharasu Tamil
1991 Guna Tamil Manonmani Unnai Naan Ariven Ilaiyaraja
19 Ilangeswaran Tamil Jothimayamana S M Subbaiah Naidu

References

  1. ^ Melody-filled screen presence by Randor Guy in The Hindu, 2009
  2. ^ Veteran actress passes away IndiaGlitz Retrieved on 25 September 2009

External links

  • S Varalakshmi on IMDb

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