Madhavi is an Indian movie actress. She has acted in several films across Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, and Kannada industry. She was born to Sasirekha and Govinda Swami in Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh. She was eldest child of her parents. She completed her schooling from Stanley Girls High School in Hyderabad. She showed early signs of an artist and began taking profession training in Bharat Natyam. Throughout her career, Madhavi performed in over thousand shows. Renowned film director Dasari Narayan Rao discovered her talent while she was studying in eighth grade.
Hence, Madhavi found her way in show biz when Rao decided to launch her in his next Telugu film ‘
.’ The movie was a hit. It helped her to get recognition and a taste of stardom. She continued working in Telugu industry with other prominent directors. Madhavi grabbed the attention in Bollywood industry with her impressive acting in ‘EkDujekeLiye’. The film was the biggest commercial hit of 1981. Madhavi was also nominated for Best Actress Award in Filmfare Awards. Not many actors are fortunate enough to work with legendary actors like Rajnikanth and
, but Madhavi was one of them. She was cast opposite Amitabh Bachchan in ‘
’ and opposite Rajnikanth in ‘Thillu Mullu’. Not just these legends, she has worked superstar Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi, and Rajkumar. The unique thing about her acting skills was the versatility and the ease with which she switched to different movie industries and delivered super hit movies out of nowhere.
Madhavi acted in over three hundred films in her career that spanned over seventeen long years.She has received numerous awards across different state industry. Madhavi’s real name is Madhavi Alladurgam. It was only after her marriage with Ralph Sharma she changed her name to Madhavi Sharma. The couple is blessed with three daughters. Madhavi has taken a long break from acting, and the couple now lives in the USA.