Thursday, April 12, 2012


Sujatha was a prominent actress in Tamil, but acted in other languages such as Malayalam,Kannada,Telugu and Hindi.She was a Malayali by birth but earned name and fame mainly in Tamil films and other language films.
Sujatha's parents  were in Sri Lanka and she was born there on 10 December 1952 and lived there till she was 14 years of age and returned to Kerala.she could act in a Malayalam film 'Tapaswini' in 1968.'Ernakulam Junction ' a film
released  in 1971 was well noted.
In 1973 she appeared in the film 'Achani'  a blockbuster film directed by A.Vincent.It was produced by
General Pictures Ravi.The film was a big success which contained a good story.The famous song 'Ente Swapnathin thamarapoykayil vannirangiya roopavathy' is from film 'Achani' and that song sequence was acted by K.J.Jesudas himself.In that film Sujatha had a good role.
That same year Sujatha acted as heroine in the Malayalam film 'Football Champion' in which Prem Nazir was the hero.
The film was a success and this may be the only film in which she appeared glamorously.The songs  'Gopi Chandana
kuri Varachu Gopikayayaval Munnil vannu'  and "pathinezho Pathinetto Penninu Prayam pakal kinavukal ...'
are from Football Champion.
In 1974 she appeared in the film 'Chattakkari' as  the friend of Lakshmi's character.She was as the daughter
of Sankarady and Meena and as the sister of Mohan.It was the character of Mohan who fell in love with

Lakshmi's character.The song sequence  'Narayanaya nama Narayanaya nama' was shown as  sung by Meena and Sujatha in the film.
In that year the very famous Tamil  film director K.Balachander noticed the acting talents and the skill of
Sujatha to manifest roles of  potential characters and to play sentimental sequences.He gave her the lead role of his Tamil film 'Aval Oru Thudarkathai'..The film was a roaring success
in Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala and Sujatha was  well accepted by Tamil Nadu with a hearty welcome.She got
several roles one by one in films of eminent directors and roles with some acting 'stuff'.She rose to stardom
and gained popularity as a well talented actress.In 1977 also she had a famous film of K.Balachander 'Avargal' with Kamal Hassan and Rajani Kanth.The film 'Annakkili' also boosted her acting career.That was the film in which Ilayaraja composed music for the first time.She got chances in Kannada and Telugu  films and earned fame there also.She could act in many films with Kamal Hassan.She got
chance to act with Rajani Kanth,Sivaji Ganesan,Akkineni Nageswara Rao,Shobhan Babu,Krishna etc

She appeared mostly  in respectable roles as an ideal wife, working woman who takes the responsibility of her home,a woman capable of doing something for the society etc.
Government of Tamil Nadu gave her 'Kalaimamani' award,she received Filmfare award as best actress
in Tamil for 1975,76,77 and for Telugu in 79.She got 'Nandi Award' in 1998 for supporting actress in film
'Pelli'. Tamil Nadu Government gave her special awards in 81and 82 as Best actress.
She died of Cardiac arrest at her residence in Chennai on 6 April 2011.Her husband is 'Jayakar' and she
has a son and a daughter.
Selected Filmography
Ernakulam Junction
Football Champion
Aval Oru Thudarkatha
Idhaya Malar
Andaman Kathali
Udayam Kizhakku thanne
Ek hi Phool
Circus Ramadu
Prema Tarangalu
Kodi Parakkithu
Aval Varuvala
Sri Ramadasu

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