Vijaya Shanti

Vijaya Shanti

Vijaya Shanti, an actress, producer, and politician from India, was born on June 24, 1966. She has appeared in 187 feature films, mostly in Telugu, but also in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam, throughout her 40-year career. She earned the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as a “super cop” in Kartavyam (1990), in which she balanced and restrained both aggressiveness and feminity. Vijayashanti received her first Nandi Award and Filmfare Award for her role in Pratighatana (1985). She has won numerous awards, including four Nandi Awards for Best Actress from the state of Andhra Pradesh, seven Filmfare Awards South, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, and the Tamil Nadu Government’s Kalaimamani Award.


Satti Srinivas Prasad (Anaparthi) and Varalakshmi (Eturunagaram) welcomed Vijayashanti into the world on June 24, 1966, in Madras (now Chennai). She is Vijayalalitha’s niece, who is a well-known Telugu actress and producer. She has stated that she chooses to identify as a Telangana native rather than a Madras native, even though she has never visited her ancestral hamlet of Ramannagudem in Eturnagaram as of 2004.

Before beginning her film career, she finished her tenth year at Chennai’s Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.

Acting Career

Moreover In 1980, Vijayashanti made her acting debut at the age of 14 in PS Nivas’ Tamil film Kallukkul Eeram (The moisture inside stone/rock) (lead role by Bharathiraja). In the same year, she made her Telugu film debut opposite Krishna in Vijaya Nirmala’s Kilaadi Krishnudu. N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao appeared alongside her in the Telugu film Satyam-Sivam (1981).

Initially, she played a variety of character roles such as sister and daughter, but it was Pellichoopulu (1983), which established her as a star, following a couple of little films. Thooral Ninnu Pochchu, a Tamil film directed by K. Bhagyaraj, was remade. Neti Bharatam (1983) was her breakthrough film, and she went on to work in women-centric roles with T. Krishna after that.

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