Srivaikundam Duraisamy Subbulakshmi(S. D. Subbulakshmi), An Actor, Theater Artist, and also a Producer. Not only she was into acting, but she was also a singer. S. D. Subbulakshmi was a Tamil actress of mid 90’s and is famous for introducing M. S. Subbulakshmi into the cinema industry as a singer. M. S. Subbulakshmi shone out as a great singer for Tamil Industry. S. D. Subbulakshmi remained her mentor during the early days of her career. Though she didn’t do as many movies, she was related to cinema industry in some or the other way. Also, S. D. Subbulakshmi was one of the actresses who marked the beginning of the film industry (Tamil) and made the cinema popular among the youth. Personal Life: S. D. Subbulakshmi, daughter of Duraisamy and Janaki Ammal. She is from Srivaikundam, Tamil Nadu, her birthplace and later, the family moved to Madurai for S. D. Subbulakshmi’s career and interest in acting and fine arts.

Her family supported her and helped her a lot with her career. She married K.Subramaniam, a lawyer and a famous film director, who was already married. But still K.Subramaniam managed both the relations and treated them equally. Abaswaram Ramji is the son of S. D. Subbulakshmi and K.Subramaniam.

Career:

S. D. Subbulakshmi started her career as a child artist with theater. When she was in Madurai, she learned Carnatic music and dance there which her with her career. Later she started with dramas and was seen acting up with well-known artists. M. K. Thiagaraja Bagavather is one of the eminent personalities with whom she acted in dramas. Other such personalities are K.B.Sundarambal and also T.R.Mahalingam. 'Pavalakkodi,' one of the famous dramas which also included M. K. Thiagaraja Bagavather changed her name. Though she became famous for her acting in dramas and made her name, there was something more to her. Lena Chettiyar, who watched this drama Pavalakkodi, liked it so much that he wanted to make a film on it and thus asked K.Subramaniam to direct it. After watching the drama,

Lena Chettiyar and K.Subramaniam decided to cast same people in the film who were in the drama. This was the reason for the entry of S. D. Subbulakshmi into the film industry. The film named as Pavalakkodi only was released in 1934. Later, for a decade, she did various movies in Tamil and Kannada and made her name in the cinema industry. Few of her films are ‘Naveena Sadharam’, ‘Usha Kalyanam’ and ‘Thyaga Bhoomi’. After a decade in the film industry with the role of a lead actress, she did to other supporting roles. Her career in singing was also marked and loved by everyone. After films, she started her career as a producer and continued with it till the end.

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Ruthika

Ruthika is an Indian film actress. She made her debut in Tollywood with the movie ‘6 teens’ in 2001. She is an enthusiastic actress who made her entry at a very young age of 15. ‘6 Teens’ was a small budget movie and did not attract much audience. Her second movie was ‘Friend’ in 2002. The movie was a Kannada comedy and earned a very much appreciation from the critics as well audience. In the very same here she enacted in the movie ‘Girl Friend’. In 2003 came ‘Kaathegalu Saar Kaathegalu’ which was yet again a successful Kannada comedy film. Also came in ‘Laali Haadu’ which also earned positive reviews. It had actor Darshan and actress Ruthika and Abhirami as lead. The movie received Karnataka state film award for the year. Her movie‘Dreams’ also released in 2003. Her next project was ‘Sorry Naaku Pellaindi’ in 2004. She played ‘Sarita’, second wife of Raghu. The film was a low budget and met with a low response. She enacted in another Telugu movie in the same year - ‘Xtra’. With the release of ‘Raakshasa’ in 2005, Ruthika was a well-known celebrity with many fans in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada cinema. This movie won many awards at the Karnataka state film Award ceremony for the year 2004-2005. The vivacious actress is known for her bold and exuberant roles.She continued with her career and in 2006 came ‘Vikramarkudu'. This Telugu movie was a super hit. Ruthika enacted sub-inspector ‘Razia’. ‘Ravi Teja’ was the main lead.The film was remade in Tamil and Hindi. It was followed by ‘Lava Kusha’ in 2007, ‘Premaabhishekam’ and ‘John Appa Rao 40 Plus’ in 2008. In ‘Blade Babbji’ Ruthika essayed the role of ‘Rani’. Her movie ‘Jolly Days,’ was the remake of ‘Happy Days’. She was blessed with another hit – ‘Sorry Maa Aayana Intlo Unnadu’ in the year 2010. Later she was also seen in the movie ‘Jadhugallu.’ Upcoming Projects: Her new movie ‘Colorful’ will release in June 2016.

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Saba Azad

Saba Azad is an Indian singer, actress and musician. She was born and brought up in New Delhi. She reached fame through the romantic comedy film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. The film was released on October 14, 2011, in India. Since her childhood, Azad has performed in theater. Growing up she was in the theater group Jana NatyaManch in their stage productions. She got to work with veterans Hashmi, HabibTanvir, MK Raina, GP Deshpande and NK Sharma. She has acted in a two-man play directed by Makarand Deshpande staged at Prithvi Theater. She is well trained in dance forms like Odissi, Ballet, Jazz, Latin as well as contemporary dance forms. She travelled with her Odissi guru, Smt. Kiran Segal. She has performed in the country as well as abroad in England, Canada and Nepal. Although sprouting to fame in 2011, she landed a lead role in a short film Guroor for director Ishaan Nair after schooling. The film travelled to festivals in New York and Florence. Azad moved to Mumbai from Delhi and started getting featured in commercials. So far she has been featured in commercials for Kit Kat, Vodafone, Sunsilk, Nescafe, as well as in print campaigns for Johnson & Johnson, Westside and Amway. Her Bollywood debut was a character called Raaga in Dil Kabaddi (2008) which was directed by Anil Sharma. Her co-star for the movie was Rahul Bose. In the film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, she appeared in a leading role as Preity Sen. She starred opposite to newcomers Nishant Dahiya and Saqib Saleem. It is based around social networking site Facebook. Azad launched her own theater company 'The Skins' in 2010. She directed her first play 'Lovepuke' which opened at NCPA's trial based theatre in the following September. In March 2013, Imaad Shah confirmed that he and Saba were in a live-in relationship. Imaad told the media about their relationship saying” We ran into each other while working on a play. With all the rehearsing stuff, we did end up spending a lot of time together.” Azad career in music and songs started in the same year wherein she sung the songs for the film Nautanki Sala. She also sang the songs like Dhak Dhak Karne Laga and Dil Ki Toh Lag Gayi, which was composed by Mikey McCleary. She was involved in Dhoom series for the Dhoom Anthem, which was composed by Raghav Sachar. In 2015, she sang the song Calcutta Kiss for the film called Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, which was composed by Madboy/Mink.

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