Renuka (actress)

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Renuka
Born (1948-01-17) 17 January 1948 (age 69)
Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli,
Tamil Nadu
Other names Renuka Chouhan
Occupation Actress, Playback singer
Years active 1983–present

Renuka is a Tamil television and film actress who is known for playing the lead role Premi in K. Balachander's tele-serial of the same name. She has also acted in some Hindi and Malayalam films in her career.

Early life

According to an interview given by Renuka to The Hindu, her family hailed from the town of Srirangam. Due to adverse circumstances caused by the early death of her father, she was compelled to move to the city of Chennai at an early age in search of work. In a short while, she was able to get a job as a drama artiste with Komal Swaminathan's troupe.[1]

Career

Renuka got a break in Tamil films with the 1989 movie Samsara Sangeetham directed by T. Rajender. Renuka had done a few Tamil films and about 75 Malayalam movies when she was introduced to Tamil film director K. Balachander by colleague Geetha.

Renuka was cast in a supporting role in the teleserial Kaialavu Manasu directed by Balachander. Following Kaialavu Manasu, Renuka also did a supporting role in Kadhal Pagadai, which made her very popular and lead roles in Premi, Jannal and Ganga Yamuna Saraswathi. She also earned good reviews for her performance in Premi.

Family

Renuka is the eldest daughter in the family and has two younger brothers. She is married to the Chairman and Managing Director of Aloha India.

Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
1988 En Thangai Kalyani Tamil
1989 Samsara Sangeetham Tamil
1990 Kuttettan Thomas Chacko's girl friend Malayalam
1990 Brahma Rakshass Karthika Malayalam
1991 Adwaytham Krishnan Kutty Menon's wife Malayalam
1991 Abhimanyu Savithri Malayalam
1991 Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu Tamil
1992 Congratulations Miss Anitha Menon Malayalam
1992 Thevar Magan Anni Tamil
1992 Sargam Kunjulakshmi Malayalam
1992 Kudumbasammetham Devu Malayalam
1992 Daddy Alice Malayalam
1993 Sthreedhanam Vidya's sister Malayalam
1993 Mafia Uma Malayalam
1993 Butterflies Saradha Malayalam
1993 Vatsalyam Ambika Malayalam
1993 Ammayane Sathyam Parvathi's mother Malayalam
1993 Periyamma Tamil
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Laxminarayanan's wife while travelling to Sri Rangam Tamil
1993 Asadhyuraalu Telugu
1994 Kudumba Vishesham Urmila Malayalam
1994 Chukkan Leela Malayalam
1994 Pavithram Nirmala Ramakrishnan(Nimmy) Malayalam
1994 Magalir Mattum Pandian's wife Tamil
1995 Achan Kombathu Amma Varampathu Sumithra Malayalam
1995 Nirnayam Rajan's wife Malayalam
1995 Thakshashila Sheela Nambiar Malayalam
1995 Chantha Sherly Malayalam
1996 Kalki Karpagam Tamil
1996 Mahathma Ramakrishna Kurup's daughter Malayalam
1996 Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam Thatri Malayalam
1996 The Prince Indhu Malayalam
1997 Guru Ramanagan's sister Malayalam
1997 Bharatheeyam Sebastian's wife Malayalam
1997 Aattuvela Sugandhi Malayalam
1998 Samaantharangal Raziya Malayalam
1998 Chitrashalabham Geetha Malayalam
1998 Dhinamdhorum Tamil
1999 Pranaya Nilavu Jameela Malayalam
2000 Mister Butler Manju Malayalam
2001 Monsoon Wedding Woman in the Rain Hindi
2006 Poi Tamil
2008 Mizhikal Sakshi Ambili's mother Malayalam
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Sathyabhama Malayalam
2009 Quick Gun Murugan Kidnapped Mum English
Hindi
2009 Ayan Kaveri Velusamy Tamil Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2009 Guru En Aalu Guru's mother Tamil
2012 Chattakaari Sasi's mother Malayalam
2012 Gramam Thankam Malayalam
2013 Alex Pandian Rani Tamil
2013 Annakodi Tamil
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Ajay's Mother Tamil
2013 Kaanchi Bhagheerathi Amma Malayalam
2014 Namma Gramam Thankam Tamil
2014 Nalanum Nandhiniyum Rajalakshmi Tamil
2014 Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Tamil
2014 Poojai Manimekalai Tamil
2014 Thirudan Police Vishwa's mother Tamil
2015 Kanchana 2 Nandhini's sister in law Tamil
2015 Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Kamatchi Tamil
2016 Vetrivel Saratham Tamil
2017 Kalavu Thozhirchalai Tamil
2017 Karuppan Tamil

Television

Year Title Role Channel
Premi Sun TV, Vijay TV
Kaiyalavu Manasu Sun TV
1998 Jannal-Marabukavithaigal Sun TV
1996-1998 Kadhal Pagadai
2006 - 2008 Ganga Yamuna Saraswati Raj TV
2008 Ganga Yamuna Saraswathy Sangamam SUN TV
Sahana Sindhu Bairavi Part-II Jaya TV
2011-2012 Parinayam
(Malayalam)
Second mother of heroine Mazhavil Manorama
2012-2014 Amudha Oru Aacharyakuri Amutha (Female lead role) Kalaignar TV
2013–2013 Naduvula Konjam Thukkatha Kaanum (Female lead role) Singapore Tamil drama broadcast on MediaCorp Vasantham
2014–2015 Nenjathai Killadhe Zee Tamil

References

  1. ^ "My First Break". The Hindu. April 17, 2009. 

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