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Aruna Mucherla was a famous actress during the 80s. She is best known for her sensual expressions and innocent sweet sixteen-year-old attitude that hasn’t found a replacement till date. Aruna was born in Palakollu, Narasapuram of Andhra Pradesh but her family settled in Hyderabad. Aruna always wanted to become a Doctor and never in her wildest dreams did she think that she would end up as an actress. During her teenage, Aruna Mucherla loved dancing and fancied learning Kathak but in those days Hyderabad had very few dance schools offering Kathak, however, she succeeded in locating one dance school after great difficulty and joined it.
Here Tamil director P. Bharatiraja spotted a young Aruna and convinced her reluctant parents and took her to Madras and, thanks to him, Aruna made her debut in the 1980 Tamil movie Kallukkul Eeram and everything after that was theatrical brilliance. Her most famous and magical performance was in the 1981 film Seethakoka Chiluka that also received a Swarna (Gold) Nandi Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu film Industry. This movie was also a Musical masterpiece by Maestro Ilaya Raja and the song “Maate Manthramu” continues to be played at every Telugu wedding till date. Aruna also acted in numerous Tamil films like Sivappu Malli (1981), Penmani Aval Kanmani and Kannada films Ondagi Balu (1986), Sowbhagya Lakshmi (1985) and many other Malayalam films. She is best known for her scintillating onscreen romance and dance. Aruna lives in Chennai with four daughters.
She married a businessman from Chandigarh. Her eldest daughter studies in London and her 2nd daughter studies architecture in Bangalore. Her 3rd daughter is in high school in Chennai. Her 4th daughter is studying in 7th and aspires to become an actress and also doctor like her mom and seems to have that strong urge. No sooner did she make this decision than the Tollywood directors approached Aruna to take her into movies and do the required groundwork. Of course, this girl doesn’t have the right kind of platform to make it big but then she might get chances of which she has to take complete advantage.
Suthi Veerabhadra Rao is a Telugu actor from the East Godavari district. He is a popular theatre artist too. Being brought up in Vijayawada, he was interested in acting and did many theatrical plays. Before the TVs were popular among the people, there were only Radios to entertain the people. During that Radio period, Suthi Veerabhadra Rao was the entertainer through radio. He stepped into the cinema in the year 1982 through Naalugu Sthambalaata. As the employee of All India Radio, he did many Radio plays with his troupe. He lived as the character in the dramas. He has contacts with the highly profiled drama legends such as Vinnakotta Ramanna Panthulu, Vinakotta Vijayaram, CSR Anjaneyalu, Nanduri Subba Rao, Panduranga Rao and many more people. Krishna Paksham was one of his popular plays that attracted the audience. Though he was in the film industry in a short span of 6 years, he has almost completed 200 films. His knowledge in Telugu and English literature made many people to salute him with respect. Apart from dramas and cinemas, he has a good helping heart. There are many people, who got benefitted by Suthi Veerabhadra Rao. He helped the people who approached him with their helplessness and poverty. He was a diabetic patient and when he got affected at the shooting spot, he died at the hospital in 1988, because of a drug that did not suit his health condition. He was survived with his wife Shekari and had a son and a daughter. He is the best in Telugu comedy.
Srinidhi or Nidhi is a prominent Telugu actress, known for her television serials and reality shows. She is originally from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and was born to Nakka Sreenaiah and Mrs. Malathi. Her mother is a school teacher while her father was based in U.S. She attained a postgraduate diploma in Psychology. Srinidhi started and gained her popularity in her career through the television serial, Yuva. After this, she started to receive many offers in television. She got her big break in the serial, Ammamma.com. Prior to Yuva, she also acted in one film. Then, Srinidhi acted in Chandramukhi, Amrutham and more. After doing Chandramukhi, she took a hiatus on TV and continued her studies. At the same time, she also worked in a company and now, she is making her comeback.
Srinidhi started as a child artist and became popular for her brilliant dancing skills and her graceful participation in many South Indian dance reality shows. She became more famous after joining the dance reality show, Rangam with soap actors as contestants and the judges were Sanghavi and Raghu Master. She first appeared in the dance show with Mr. Prabhakar in ‘Jagadam Ammaya? Abbaya?’ conducted by popular dancer, Mumaith Khan with the juries that include Manju Bhargavi and Raghu Master. Later on, Srinidhi also joined the game show Great – Ammaya? Abbaya?, hosted by Prabhakar. She took part in one of the festive shows entitled, Telugammayi which was hosted by Adithya.
Her hobby is dancing. She is passionate about dancing and willingly performs in every chance she gets. She confesses that the reality show, Rangam has been a good break in her career. She is one of the rarest people who get to win the top most rank in game show entitled, “Bhale Chancele”, hosted by Suma Kanakala. Her recent serials include Gorantha Deepam, Anna Chellellu, etc. Her bubbly nature and cute looks makes her a center of attraction in every party she attends. She has been in many shows like Nee Kongu Bangaram Kanu, Wow, Nuvvu Nenu, etc.
During her free time, the actress likes to travel or read books and online blogs. She also acted in films like Munna, Pandem, Mayajalam and many more. Srinidhi wanted to become a good housewife and a loving mother to her future kids.
Divya Vani’s original name is Usha Vani. Divya Vani is her screen name. Divya Vani’s native place is Tenali, Andhra Pradesh. She studied in Guntur up to 10th standard. She has one sister and one brother. Her sister Baby Rani is a classical dancer. She got married at the age of 17 years. Divya Vani’s husband’s name is Devanand. He is an industrialist.
Divya Vani has one son and one daughter named Kiran Kanth and Tharunya Devi. Divya Vani’s husband died at an early age. Divya Vani is a famous Telugu film and TV actress. She entered in films as a child artist with the Telugu film Sardar Krishnama Rayudu. This film was directed by Kodandarami Reddy. In this film, she had acted as Krishna’s daughter. Her acting in this film was appreciated. Then she has acted in one Kannada film as well whose’s film director Dwarakesh has changed her name to Divya Vani. Her first Telugu film as a heroine is Muthyamanta Muddu.
After that, she did films like Maa Telugu Talli. She also got the chance to act in the film Pelli Pustakam in the year 1991. This film was directed by ace director Bapu and produced by Ramana. This film was a big hit. Her acting in this film was applauded by everyone, and she used to be called as Bapu Bomma. She became a successful heroine with this film.
She has received Nandi Award for Best Actress for this film. She has acted in nearly 40 Telugu films. Some of her prominent films include Iddari Pellala Muddula Police, Edurinti Mogudu Pakkinti Pellam, etc. After the marriage, she took a break from films. She re-entry with the film Radha Gopalam. This film was also directed by Bapu. She has acted in the film like Veera Where she had acted in a negative role. Divya Vani had worked in some Telugu serials as well. She had acted in the Telugu serial Puttadi Bomma. This serial was telecasted on ETV Telugu. In this serial, she has acted in a negative role
Bhavana is a childhood actress. She was born at Anakapally, and she was brought up in Chennai. She came from a middle-class family. Bhavana’s father was a railway employee, and her mother was an actress. Due to some reasons, her father left them, and her mother alone struggled to maintain her family. Bhavana has one sister. When she was studying in her 4th standard, she got an acting chance through her father’s friend.
She started her acting career through movies, and her first film was Kutra as a child artist and after that, she worked for movies like Lawyer Suhasini, Barathamlo Balachandrudu, Rajeshwari Kalyanam, and so on. She acted as a child artist in nearly 25 films. When she was studying in 4th standard, she got many offers and because of shootings, she was unable to go to school regularly.
Whenever she was questioned at school about her irregularity, her answer was the same. Because of her irregularity at school, she used to say the reason every time “health problem.” But one day, they got to know about her acting information. She stopped her education at 4th standard itself. She acted in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil movies. She acted as a childhood actress for Suhasini in Swayam Krushi and also for Meena in Rajeshwari Kalyanam. In Barathamlo Balachandrudu movie, she acted as hero Balakrishna’s sister.
During the shoot, he, at that shoot time, used to say “You have a good future”. After a long time, she met Balakrishna while shooting for Athidi, where he saw her and said: “you have become big”. She does not forget her acting with Shoban Babu, Rajendra Prasad, and Kamal Haasan. Bhavana’s first serial was Sandhya. In this serial, she played the title role which was the grand daughter’s role of Allu Ramalingayya Garu. After that, she did many serials in Telugu and Tamil. But she shot to fame for Andham serial.
She worked for more than 160 serials. She can speak Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and English. She has 25 years of acting experience. Bhavana got married, and her husband’s name is Vijay, who is a telefilm director. He is doing Kanchana Ganga serial on Maa TV. She has one daughter, and her name is Gayathri. She likes dancing, and she is a professional dancer. She participated in Rangam dance show where she was one of the finalists. She got Nandi Awards for serials and movies like Sukadhukkalu and Athidi. And also, she got many awards.
Shows: Rangam, Modern Mahalakshmi, Maa tharalu diwali, Okariki okaru, Star mahila, mee inti vanta, vijrumbana, etc.
Serials: Sandhya, Ssneha, Athmakathalu, Andham, Priyamina shathruvu, Na mogudu nake sontham, Bagavatham, Srivenkateshwara vibavam, Ssukadhukkalu, athidi , Priyamina shathruvu, Sseetha mahalakshmi, Puthadi bomma, etc.
Srividya is a famous television serial and film actress. She was born in Chennai in an orthodox Brahmin family, where her debut began as a child artist on the big screen in movies like “Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen” and “Ennavale”. She also played a supporting role in the movie “Jillunu Oru Kaadhal”. She has acted in many serials including “Siva Shakti”, “Mundhanai Mudichu”, “Kolangal”, “Anandham”, “Thendral” and others. Her role in “Thendral” as “Charulatha Vera Raghavan”, the adopted daughter of a rich businessman was well appreciated by many audiences. In “Thendral”, Srividya's character was like that of Typhoon-Puyal.
When Srividya entered the screen rolling her big eyes, the TRP went up. But in real life, Srividya is a very innocent girl. She works twelve days a month for her serials and eight days for her studies, the Masters of Business Administration. On some days, she meets the promotions company and on the remaining days, she spends time with her family. They usually go to the Temple together. She has mostly portrayed innocent characters in serials. For instance, at the beginning of the Serial, Thendral, her role is that of a homely and innocent girl.
She once said in an interview that an old woman told her not to torture the poor and the innocent character of Thulasi in Thendral. Even at shopping malls, she has been yelled at by some people for her role as a psychotic girl in the serial. She recently married a relative of hers and after a short hiatus, she resumed performing in serials.
Gautami Tadimalla is an actress who had a lot of competitors like Amala, Revathi, Shobana, or Khushboo, but yet this actress made her identity of her own in Tamil cinema. She was born in West Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) on 2nd July 1968. She was not beautiful or pretty in the traditional way, but she was indeed cute in many of her roles that she played with innocent looks. She had a good chemistry with all superstars of Tamil cinema like Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.
She was very much content to do all glamour roles mostly with Kamal Haasan. But she was equally at ease when she was paired with Sarath Kumar, Sathyaraj or Prabhu. She also was noted for her brilliant performance with Kamal Hassan in films like Devar Magan, Aboorva Sagodharargal, etc. Sometimes she could rise to the occasion when the role demanded it, be it with Karthik Muthuraman, Arjun Sarja, Arvind Swamy, Murali.
She became one of the top most actresses in Tamil cinema, and many of her co-stars had envied her position. She had a good chemistry with Rajinikanth and Prabhu in ‘Guru Shishyan’. ‘Guru Shishyan’ was her first film in Tamil film industry, and the film secured her a place as a heroine in South Indian cinema. However, Gautami made her debut in Telugu with the film ‘Dayamayudu’ (1987). She then appeared in films like ‘Srinivasa Kalyanam’ (Telugu film in 1987) with Venkatesh and Bhanupriya and ‘Elu Suttina Kote’ (Kannada film in 1987) with Ambarish.
Besides, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, she also appeared in Hindi movies. She acted with actors like Jackie Shroff, Shahrukh Khan and Anil Kapoor in Subhash Ghai’s ‘Trimurti’. The film did not do well at the box office but her dancing skills and village girl character was noticed by all. She acted in Mani Ratnam's ‘Iruvar’ (1997).
Her notable performances in Malayalam films include ‘His Highness Abdulla’ with Mohanlal, ‘Dhruvam’ with Mammootty and in Tamil include films like ‘Namma Ooru Poovatha’ with Murali and ‘Nee Pathi Naan Pathi’ with Rashin Rahman. In 1998, Gautami married businessman Sandeep Bhatia in and got divorced in 1999. She had daughter Subbalakshmi out of this marriage. Later, while filming with Kamal Hassan on the sets of ‘Aboorva Sagodharargal’, she moved closer to him and married to the actor in 2005. She later turned costume designer for some of Kamal Hassan films. She took a break from acting and again made her come back by doing talk shows in Sun TV and even acted with Kamal Hassan in ‘Papanasam’ (2015). She will be again seen in ‘Kabali’ in 2016.