A well known Indian TV actress who has also worked in Oriya, Kannada, Malayalam Telugu, Bengali and Tamil cinema. This is one kind of achievement working on 300 films and that too after 17 years of her career. She began her career in Telugu films and this was a turning point in her life. Thereafter, she got too many roles in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi Films. She had won Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Ormakkayi. She was born in Hyderabad.
Her career began with a starring role in a Telugu film followed by her role in a Hindi remake –‘ Ek Duje Ke Liye’. It was one of the top movies in 1981. Her role in both the movies was of a lonely woman, which made her eligible for the Filmfare Award nominee. K Balachander was so impressed by her work that he introduced her to Tamil film industry in the movie
Thillu Mullu and that too opposite Rajinikanth. Not only this, but in ten years of her career, she was also starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan.
She appeared in a lot of Malayalam movies as well Ormakkayi, Novemberinte Nashtam and Changatham. In the movie ‘
Khaidi’ she acted opposite Chiranjeevi. She ended her career with Big Boss- a Telugu film. She also learnt Bharatnatyam from
Uma Maheshwari. She worked mostly in Malayalam movies. She has also been seen as a supporting actress in movies like Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan and Aksharam.
She was married to one of the followers of her spiritual teacher who was a pharmaceutical businessman. His name is Ralph Sharma and is half German and half Indian. They have three lovely daughters and are presently residing in New Jersey.