is a Tamil actress who predominantly appears in negative roles in Tamil movies and serials. She is a veteran actress whose acting career spans over 3 decades. She is also a relative of director A.P.Nagarajan.
Vadivukkarasi made her debut in Bharathiraja’s thriller ‘
’ starring Kamal Hassan. Her first movie was a blockbuster and got her into the limelight. She acted in lead roles in many movies. But her fortune was short lived on account of her dark complexion. She had to do supporting roles after more than a decade of acting in lead roles. Yet she surpassed many women in the industry in the number of movies in hand through her fabulous performances. Her negative role of an old hunchbacked lady in the movie ‘
’ was critically acclaimed. She has done a few roles in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam movies as well.
Vadivukkarasi’s entry to the small-screen was not an accident like many other actresses. She smelt gold in this field and got introduced at the apt period. Since the prerequisite for a heroine, that is dancing skills and glamour were missing in her, she used the TV industry to showcase her acting skills.
Vadivukkarasi’s serial list covers only the Sun TV banner. She made her way through a lot of serials that were telecast throughout the day. On an average, she would appear atleast in 3 different serials per day, both in negative and supporting roles. Her participation in ‘
’ and ‘
’ added fame to the serials.
Vadivukkarasi leads a simple life in Chennai with her mother, daughter and her younger sister. She totally has 350 films in her tally, in all 4 south Indian languages, of which Tamil outbeats other languages in a mammothic ratio.
DOB: 6th July
Serials acted: over 13 serials.
Movies acted: Over 350 movies in total.