Vasundhara Devi is the mother of the renowned veteran actress Vyjayanthimala. She was a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and a movie actress as well. She was also trained in Carnatic music.
Vasundhara was married to M.D Raman and is the only Indian actress till date who has met the Pope of the Catholic Church. She is most known for her film Rishyashringar (other than Mangamma Sapatham) and is the grandmother of actor Suchindra Bali.
The 1943 Tamil movie Mangamma Sapatham also starred Vasundhara. She also lent her voice to some songs in this film. Her dancing performance in the film was quite sensational during the 40s;the movie went to become a huge hit and Vasundhara was accepted by the Tamil audience. Ranjan was her costar in the movie.
Vasundhara’s career took a downturn after Mangamma Sapatham. She was trapped by personal issues and court cases which may have took a toll on her career. At the time of her death, she was not in her best of spirits.
Vyjayanthimala was born when Vasundhara was just 16 years. In fact, they share more or less the relationship of sisters owing to their small age gap. However, Vyjayanthimala was influenced by her grandmother who had a great role in the shaping of her life.