Sarasa Balussery is a theatre artist and actress in the Indian Film Industry. She has more than fifty years of experience in performing arts and theatrics. She hailed from a financially weak family and had taken the responsibility of her four younger brothers and her father from an early age. She started doing plays to earn money for her family and later on found solace in them. She did her first play at the age of eighteen. The play had the title of ‘Hindusthan Humara Hai’ directed by Sri Ganesh Samiti. She was also part of the show Stage India in the city of Kozhikode. Sarasa was born in the year 1949 in Kozhikode, Kerala.
She performed a numerous number of plays in her life time. Ilayaraja Vengara’s play Chirananthanathitta is a play through which she gained a name in the theatrics and got appreciated by everyone for her stunning performance. She also performed in Vadakara Vanaadha, Vadakara Sabha, Sangeethathana, Kaviyakala, Angamali Anjali, Guruvayur Bandarayana, and many more. For her outstanding performance and contribution as an artist, she won the Natas Santha Thala Nataka prize in the year 1992 and again in 1994. With her priorities set, she moved towards the big town with new goals and aspirations. She debuted with the movie ‘I LOVE YOU’ by Chandra Kumar and played the character of Muhanlal’s mother.
It was the beginning of a new chapter in her life, so she forced all her energies into it. Sarasa came into highlight with the film Sudani from Nigeria, which was critically acclaimed and got a lot of good reviews from the critics. It got released in the year 2018. The movie got directed by the Director Zakaraya and had the star cast of
Soubin Shahir, Samual Abirla Robinson, Aneesh G. Menon, KTC Abdullah, and
Savithri Sreedharan. It was based on an African refugee camp and had a sports theme to the story. It was pure art in the form of a film, was the review by the critics.
Sarasa played the role well and received positive criticism from the audience and the director himself. She devoted her life towards acting and she lived it on her terms. The journey which started to earn a penny for her family gradually changed into passion, and the actress never looked back. She kept climbing the stairs of success and experimented and challenged herself on every level. She is a true inspiration for everyone and a real star in the Indian film industry.