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.


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