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S.

Varalakshmi

S. Varalakshmi
S. Varalakshmi

S.Varalaxmi in Mayalokam film Born 13 August 1925 Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh 22 September 2009 (aged 84) Chennai, India Singer, Actress 1935 - 1992 A. L. Srinivasan

Died

Occupation Yearsactive Spouse(s)

Saridey Varalakshmi, popularly known as Telugu: . S. Varalakshmi (13 August 1925 - 22 September 2009) was a veteran Telugu and Tamil actress and singer. She was popular for her roles and songs in Telugu movies like Mahamantri Timmarasu and Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam and Tamil movies like Veerapandiya Kattabomman and Savale Samali.

Life
Varalakshmi was born in Jaggampeta, Andhra Pradesh, India. She started her career as child artist in saint role in Balayogini (1937), when she was nine years old. Gudavalli Ramabramham was engaged by the pioneer filmmaker K. Subrahmanyam to direct the Telugu version of this movie. He spotted young Varalakshmi in Kurnool. Subramanyam later cast her in his classic Seva Sadanam (1938) with M. S. Subbulakshmi.[1] She played a young friend of the heroine (M.S.), and they became close friends. She played a young girls role in Parasuraman (Tamil, 1940) along with T. R. Mahalingam. T. R. Sundaram, cast her in a major role in his box office hit Aayiram Thalai Vaangi Apoorva Chinthamani (1947). The title role was played by V. N. Janaki. The film was a major success and Govindan and Varalakshmi made an attractive pair. T. R. Sundaram cast her again in the lead role in Bhojan (1948). Her first successful movie was Balaraju in 1948 produced and directed by Ghantasala Balaramaiah. She later acted with all top heroes in Telugu and Tamil industries including Sivaji Ganesan (Veerapandiya Kattabbomman), M. G. Ramachandran (Chakravarthi Thirumagal, Maattukara Velan, Needhikku Thalaivanangu), Gemini Ganesan (Poova Thalaiya), N. T. Rama Rao (Lava Kusha), A. Nageswara Rao(ANR) (Balaraju), Chittor V. Nagaiah (Naga

S. Varalakshmi Panchami), Ranjan (En Magan) and R. S. Manohar (Maamiyaar). She was also famous for her voice, and sung her songs in all movies she acted. Her roles as Sivaji's sister in Veerapandiya Kattabomman, and important roles in Poova Thalaiyaa, Savale Samali, Maattukkara Velan, Raja Raja Chozhan and Neethikku thalaivanangu won her critical acclaim as a talented singer and actress in Tamil movies. In her later career, she acted in mother and aunt roles. She married film producer A. L. Srinivasan and has two children. She continued to act after marriage in senior roles in Telugu and Tamil cinema. Her son, S. Murugan (aged 48), passed away after a cardiac arrest in Chennai on 22 October, 2013.

Death
Varalakshmi was bedridden during the last 6 months of her life after she fell and injured her back. She died on 22 September 2009.[2]

Honors and awards


She has received several awards commending her service to Tamil cinema. The most recent ones were: 1. Sivaji Ganesan Memorial Award Presented by the Sivaji Family in Oct 2007 2. Kavignar Kannadasan Award presented by the Tamil Nadu Government in 2004

Filmography
Note: The lists are not comprehensive.

Actress
Year 1937 Balayogini 1938 Seva Sadan 1939 Raitu Bidda 1940 Illalu 1945 Mayalokam Film Language Telugu Tamil Telugu Telugu Telugu Beggar Girl Character Child Saint

1947 Aayiram Thalai Vaangi Apoorva Chinthamani Tamil 1947 Palnati Yudham 1948 Balaraju 1948 Bhojan 1948 Chakradhari 1949 Jeevitham 1950 Swapna Sundari 1950 Vali Sugriva 1954 Ethirparadathu 1954 Sati Sakkubai 1956 Kanakatara 1956 Naga Panchami 1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal 1957 Sati Savitri Telugu Telugu Durga Savitri Nalini Sakkubai Telugu Telugu Lakshmi Telugu Telugu Tamil Maanchala Sita

S. Varalakshmi

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1958 Mangalya Balam 1959 Sivagangai Seemai 1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman 1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam 1961 Krishna Prema 1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu 1963 Lava Kusha 1963 Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham 1964 Babruvahana 1964 Bavru Vahana 1965 Satya Harishchandra 1966 Shri Krishna Pandaviyam 1967 Apoorva Piravaigal 1967 Bhama Vijayam 1967 Shri Krishnavataram 1969 Aadarsa Kutumbam 1970 Drohi 1971 Bomma Borusa 1971 Prem Nagar 1971 Sri Krishna Satya 1972 Bala Bharatam 1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu 1973 Nathayil Muthu 1975 Abhimanavathi 1975 Yashoda Krishna 1977 Daana Veera Soora Karna 1979 Kavariman 1982 Dheviyin Thiruvilaiyadal 1983 Neti Bharatam 1986 Muddula Krishnayya 1991 Guna Telugu Telugu Telugu Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Tamil Ramanamma Mannonmani Kunthi Telugu Telugu Telugu Telugu Telugu Varadhachari's Wife Mother of Krishna Gandhari Parvathamma Telugu Telugu Draupadi Telugu Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Telugu Telugu Telugu Telugu Tamil Telugu Telugu Tamil Chandramathi Kunti Tirumaladevi Bhoodevi Satyabhama Chitrangada Jakkamma Sri Mahalaxmi

Singer

S. Varalakshmi

Year

Film

Language Telugu Telugu

Songs

Music Galipenchala Narasimha Rao

Co-Singer!

1945 Mayalokam 1947 Palnati Yudham

Chandamama O Chandamama Jaalirada Neeku Naameeda Oho Charusheela Oho Veerabala Kathal Aginen

Galipenchala Narasimha Rao

1947 Palnati Yudham 1947 Aayiram Thalai Vangi Aboorva Chithamani 1948 Bhojan 1948 Balaraju

Telugu Tamil

Galipenchala Narasimha Rao

Akkineni

Tamil Telugu

Bhagyasali Puvimel Naane Evarine Nenevarine Vagavagala Nenevarine O Balaraja Jaalileda Balaraja

C. R. Subburaman C. R. Subburaman, Galipenchala Narasimha Rao and Ghantasala C. R. Subburaman, Galipenchala Narasimha Rao and Ghantasala C. R. Subburaman, Galipenchala Narasimha Rao and Ghantasala R. Sudharsanam

1948 Balaraju

Telugu

1948 Balaraju

Telugu

Roopama Neeyaraya Nijaroopamu Neeyaraya Anandamouga Palleseema Daanadharmakillu Maa Palleseema Eedilla Kathalar Name Odathe

1949 Jeevitham

Telugu

1949 Navajeevanam 1950 Macha Regai 1950 Swapna Sundari 1951 Vanasundari 1951 Vanasundari 1951 Mohanasundaram 1951 Mohanasundaram 1951 Mohanasundaram

Tamil Tamil Telugu Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil

Ghantasala C. R. Subburaman C. R. Subburaman

Ghantasala T. R. Mahalingam

Azhagana Thadi Raja Nane Rani Avarthane Vinmugil Kaana Oh Jegamathil Inbam Kanbathellam Pulli Maanai Pole Kanneerthano Kanavilum Unai Maraven Nane Rani O Saratha Arul Purivay Vazviniley Nannalithuve Puthu Vazhvu Thaye Sangari

C. R. Subburaman C. R. Subburaman T. G. Linggappa T. G. Linggappa T. G. Linggappa T. R. Mahalingam

1951 Mohanasundaram 1951 Mohanasundaram 1951 Mohanasundaram 1952 Velaikkaran 1952 Manavathy 1953 Maamiyaar 1953 Maamiyaar 1953 Shyamala 1953 Shyamala 1954 Sati Sakkubai 1955 Nam Kuzhanthai 1955 Nam Kuzhanthai 1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal 1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal 1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal

Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Telugu Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil

T. G. Linggappa T. G. Linggappa T. G. Linggappa R. Sudaharsanam Balantrapu Rajinikantha Rao C. N. Pandurangan C. N. Pandurangan

T. R. Mahalingam T. R. Mahalingam T. R. Mahalingam

A. M. Rajah

M. S. Sarojini

Ulagam Pora Thisai Ithayathile Ematramthana En Vazhvile Nalangittu Parpomadi Sollaley Vilakka Theriyale G. Ramanathan G. Ramanathan G. Ramanathan A. P. Komala P. Leela

S. Varalakshmi

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Tamil Singara Kanne Un Thenoorum Sollale Manam Kanintharul Vel Muruga G. Ramanathan

1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman 1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman 1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman 1959 Sivagangai Seemai 1959 Sivagangai Seemai 1959 Sivagangai Seemai 1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam 1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam 1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu

Tamil

G. Ramanathan

V. N. Sundaram

Tamil

Takku Takku Ena Adikkadi Thudikkum Thanimai Serndhadho Muthu Pugazh Padaitha Thendral Vanthu Veesatho Sri Devini Needu Deverini Sarisaatileni Sowbhagyavatini Varala Beramaya Vanaram Beramaya Leela Krishna Nee Leelalu Ne Leelaganaina Teliyanuga Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Thaamatham Seiyathe Thozhi He Chandrachooda Madanantaka Shoolapane Velli Malai Mannava Intha Pachai Kuzhantaikku Sevvanthi Poovinil Petramanam Sirayile Anbe Sivam Endru Paduvome Eduthnatharadi Thillayile Thanjai Preiya Koyil Pallandu Vaazhgave Neela Nira Megamellaam Neeye Kanna Nalla Naal Sollavallaayo Kiliye Unnai Naan Ariven Jothimayamana

G. Ramanathan

P. Suseela & A. P. Komala

Tamil Tamil Tamil Telugu

Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Viswanathan Ramamoorthy Pendyala Nageswara Rao Radha Jayalakshmi T. S. Bagavathi

Telugu

Pendyala Nageswara Rao

Telugu

Pendyala Nageswara Rao

1962 Mahamantri Timmarusu 1962 Vadivukku Valaikaappu 1965 Satya Harishchandra

Telugu Tamil Telugu

Pendyala Nageswara Rao K. V. Mahadevan Pendyala Nageswara Rao

P. Susheela

Ghantasala

1967 Kandan Karunai 1967 Neethikku Thalai Vanagu

Tamil Tamil

K. V. Mahadevan

1969 Thanga Surangam 1973 Karaikkal Ammaiyar 1973 Rajaraja Cholan 1973 Rajaraja Cholan

Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil

T. K. Ramamoorthy Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan Sirkazhi Govindarajan Sirkazhi Govindarajan & T. R. Mahalingam

1973 Thirumala Deivam

Tamil

Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan

1977 Sri Krishna Leelai 1979 Kavariman 1991 Guna 19 Ilangeswaran

Tamil Tamil Tamil Tamil

K. V. Mahadevan Ilaiyaraja Ilaiyaraja S. M. Subbaiah Naidu

S. Varalakshmi

References
[1] Melody-filled screen presence by Randor Guy in The Hindu, 2009 (http:/ / www. hindu. com/ fr/ 2009/ 10/ 23/ stories/ 2009102351280300. htm) [2] Veteran actress passes away (http:/ / www. indiaglitz. com/ channels/ telugu/ article/ 50174. html) IndiaGlitz. Retrieved on 25 September 2009.

External links
S. Varalakshmi (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0754177/) at the Internet Movie Database

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