Lalitha Kumari is a movie actress who is known for her roles in the Tamil movie industry. The actress comes from a filmy family. Her father C.L. Anandan was a Tamil movie actor, who was famous for his action and romantic roles in movies like
Lorry Driver (1966) and Vijayapuri Veeran (1962). Lalitha’s elder sister
Disco Shanti is also an actress. She is known for her item dances in various South Indian and Hindi films.
Lalitha got married to
Prakash Raj in 1994. Prakash is a multi-talented actor, director, TV host and producer who have worked in various industries. The couple parented three children- 1 son and two daughters. Their son Sidhu passed away in the year 2004. Their daughters’ names are Pooja and Meghna. The couple parted ways in 2009. Lalitha worked in over 30 movies in her career in the Tamil film industry. One of her earliest movies includes Manathil Uruthi Vendum. The movie released in 1987 and was made under the direction of K. Balachander. Her co-actors in the movie were Sridhar, Suhasini. The movie revolved around the character Nandini, played by Suhasini, and her life struggles. Two years later, the actress acted in another K. Balachander direction,
Puthu Puthu Arthangal. The star-cast of the movie had names like Sithara, Rehman, Geetha. The movie was planned in Hindi as well. However, it never released. In 1990, Lalitha featured in the investigative drama Pulan Visarani. The movie was a huge success and was remade in other languages as well.
The same year Lalitha was seen playing the role of Rekha, a ghost, in the film
Pathimoonam Number Veedu. It was a horror flick. Baby directed the movie. The film was a major blockbuster, and Lalitha was much appreciated for her performance. Sigaram, a drama movie saw Lalitha sharing screen space with names like Rekha, S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and Radha. In 1995, Lalitha played the character Kuyil Aatha in the film
Nadodi Mannan. The lead actors of the film were Meena and
Sarath Kumar. She next appeared as Kannamma in the movie Marumagan. The movie bombed at the box office.
After her marriage, the actress took a sabbatical from films. She again started working movies after her divorce from husband
Prakash Jha. She will appear in the film Muriyadi, where she is playing the role of actor Sathyaraj Subbaiah’s wife. In 2011, her ex-husband Prakash was arrested in a debt case. Lalitha got him released after offering her property as a mortgage for his loan.
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Lalitha Kumari is an Indian film actress. She has been married to Prakash Raj but got divorced in the year 2009. She is also the daughter of renowned Tamil actor C.L who has been part of many films like Vijayapuri Veeran and Kaatumallika. She is also the younger sister of Disco Shanthi. She has been in several movies in the beginning of nineties era with the likes of Goundamani, Senthil and other infamous senior actors. Apart from list of movie mention early, she has aslo played vital part in various films like ‘Manadhil Urudhi Vendum, Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal and also
Pulan Visaranai and Sigaram.
Lalitha Kumari has acted in more thirty films and has undoubtedly made her place in Tamil industry. Her acting has made her mark in Tamil industry. She got married to actor Prakash Raj in the year 1994. Though the two of them were divorced in the year 2009. The couple was blessed with two daughtersMeghana and Pooja. They also d the sun named Sidhu, who died in 2004. After she got married to actor Prakash Raj she left the cinema field, but now planning her comeback into Tamil film industry by playing the role of a wife of Sathyaraj in the upcoming Kollywood movie Muriyadi.
She has worked in the movies like Manadhil Urudhi Vendum (1987), Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal (1989), PulanVisaranai (1990), Pathimoonam Number Veedu (1990), Ulgaam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga (1990), Sigaram (1991)Parvathi Ennai Paradi (1993), Nadodi Mannan (1995), Marumagan (1995) and the film Muriyadi. All the movies are in Tamil language Lalitha Kumari was excited for her comeback movie because the director of her debut movie and her comeback movie were same— Balachander