Happy Birthday Ramulamma

By iQlik Movies - June 24, 2013 - 11:36 AM IST

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Telugu Cinema has got a new dimension of themed films, thanks to the versatile actress Vijayashanthi. An actress who acted in 186 films spanned over Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam, she got national award for her memorable performance as the aggressive lady police officer for Kartavyam (1991). She was a versatile leading lady of Telugu Films during 80s and early 90s era in roles of various shades such as glamour, action, sentiment, sadness and so on.

Vijayashanthi began her Telugu Film career in 1985 becoming the glamour queen of Telugu Cinema then. Her glamour quotient was at best from directors such as K.Raghavendra Rao  and Kodanda Rami Reddy. One cannot forget her performance in Commercial films such as Challenge, Gang Leader, Yamuduki Mogudu, Atthaki Yamudu Ammaiki Mogudu, Agni Parvatam and so on.  Her social awareness film Pratighatana won her more accolades for her performance instead of glamour alone. But it was with Kartavyam, as an aggressive police officer which changed her film career for best. She became the third ever Telugu Film heroine who got national award for her memorable performance. She acted as a bold lady of Telangana Origin in Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam as well. The song “Lallo Darwaza” in the film is still termed as one of the best folk songs in Telugu Cinema till date.

Her next breakthrough film was Dasari Narayana Rao directed Osey Ramulamma which featured her as a woman with vengeance and fetched her Nandi Award.  From then, she was  more popular with the name Ramulamma than her real name!

Vijayashanthi is one unique actress who got four Nandi Awards and six Filmfare Awards South, along with a Lifetime Achievement award from Filmfare.  Though she went to Politics later in her career, moving away from full time acting career, her unique mark in Telugu Cinema is always remembered.

iqlikmovies wishes the Lady Superstar of Telugu Cinema a very happy birthday!

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