Chandrakala

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Chandrakala
Born 1950/1951
Died (1999-06-21)21 June 1999 (aged 48)
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1961–1978
Children Reshma Ghatala (daughter)
Parent(s) M. S. Nayakan (father)
Relatives Kapil Dev (brother-in-law)

Chandrakala was an Indian film actress who appeared in hundreds of Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films.

Film career

She debuted into films in 1967 in Telugu feature films. She made her debut in the Tamil movie Praptham (1971), opposite Sivaji Ganesan and Sreekanth. Her most significant role was in the film Alaigal, directed by C. V. Sridhar.[1] Her other notable films include Kaalangalil Aval Vasantham, Ulagam Sutrum Valiban and Moondru Deivangal (as Sivakumar's co-star). She was better known for her soft roles. In Sampoorna Ramayanam (1971), she mesmerized the audience and critics with her performance as Goddess Sita.

She acted with almost all of the stars of her time. In Telugu she acted with N.T.R., A.N.R., Shoban Babu, Krishna, Krishnam Raju etc. In Kannada she has paired with Dr. Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, Uday Kumar, Rajesh, Srinath, Vishnuvardhan etc. and in Tamil she has acted with actors like M.G.R., Sivaji Ganesan, Muthuraman, A.V.M. Rajan etc. She has starred in A.M. Raja's memorable comeback song, "Senthamaraye Senthen Ithazhe", co-starring with A.V.M. Rajan. Her part was sung by Jikki from the film "Pugunda Veedu". The Telugu movie Nomu can be credited as her biggest hit as a heroine.

Partial filmography

Tamil

  1. Praptham (1971) ... Debut in Tamil
  2. Moondru Dheivangal (1971)
  3. Puguntha Veedu (1972)
  4. Alaigal (1973)
  5. Deiva Vamsam (1973)
  6. Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973)
  7. Uravadum Nenjam (1976)
  8. Kaalangalil Aval Vasantham (1976)
  9. Ellam Avale (1977)
  10. Varuvan Vadivelan (1978)
  11. Vazhthungal (1978)

Hindi

  1. Shola Aur Shabnam (1961) ... young Sandhya
  2. Arab Ka Sitara (1961)
  3. Kala Jadoo (1963)
  4. Black Arrow (1965)
  5. Badmaash (1969)
  6. Return Of Johny (1972)
  7. Aarambh (1976)

Kannada

Telugu

  1. Sathi Sukanya (1963)
  2. Aada Paduchu (1967)...Sharada
  3. Chelleli Kosam (1968)
  4. Aatmiyulu (1969)...Seetha
  5. Mathru Devata (1969)
  6. Thalli Thandrulu (1970)
  7. Jai Jawan (1970)
  8. Thalla? Pellama? (1970)
  9. Sampoorna Ramayanamu (1971)...Sita Devi
  10. Dussehra Bullodu (1971)...Nirmala
  11. Inspector Bharya (1972)
  12. Maa Inti Velugu (1972)
  13. Kiladi Bullodu (1972)
  14. Tata Manavadu (1972)...Suguna
  15. Kanna Thalli (1972)
  16. Poolmala (1973)
  17. Puttinillu Mettinillu (1973)
  18. Sthree (1973)
  19. Manuvu Manasu (1973)
  20. Nomu (1974) ...Parvati
  21. Chakravakam (1974)
  22. Mugguru Ammayilu (1974)
  23. Kode Nagu (1974)
  24. Iddaru Iddare (1976)
  25. Oka Deepam Veligindhi (1976)
  26. Kurukshetram (1977)...Rukmini
  27. Annadammula Savaal (1978)
  28. Lakshmi Pooja (1979)

Malayalam

  1. Moonnupookkal (1971)
  2. Ezhuthatha Kadha (1972) ... Meena
  3. Alakal (1974)
  4. Aanandham Paramaanandham (1977) ... Rekha

Death

Chandrakala died prematurely of cancer on 21 June 1999, aged 48.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Chandrakala". Jointscene. Joint Scene Ltd. Retrieved 16 November 2011. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Noted for soft roles - Chandrakala.

External links

  • Chandrakala on IMDb
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