Vijayalakshmi Singh is a Kannada film actress who was born in Chennai. The actress has so far acted in 25 Kannada movies and 15 movies in other south Indian regional languages (Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam) and many of them have provided her lead or supporting roles. However, in her first movie ‘
’, she was paired as a leading lady opposite
. The film was adapted from a play written by prolific Kannada actor and director
. Vijayalakshmi Singh handled a strong feminine character in this movie who was torn between her lover and husband.
The actress won many state awards for her role in this movie. It is said after many years, a Bollywood movie ‘
’ was inspired by this Kannada movie. The Hindi movie Paheli’s screenplay had the similar tagline and was directed by
Shah Rukh Khan
in lead roles. Many critics are of the opinion that ‘Nagamandala’ was inspired even from Mani Kaul’s ‘Dvuidha’ released in 1973. In the same year 1997, she acted in another Kannada movie 'Jodi Hakki' in a lead role opposite Kannada actor
Her next film was also opposite Shiva Rajkumar again in a movie ‘Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga’ and their on-screen pair was accepted well by the audience. In the year 1998, Vijayalakshmi Singh made her debut in Tamil cinema but was offered a supportive cast in the movie 'Poonthottam'. In those days, Vijayalakshmi only acted in those sentimental movies that sketched her roles largely playing with human emotions. In the same year, she was even offered a small role in a Malayalam movie ‘Punjabi House’.
In 1999, she acted opposite Dr. Rajkumar’s second son
in a film 'Swasthik'. In the same year, she joined the ensemble cast of Vishnuvardhan,
, Urvashi and Ambareesh in a film 'Habba' which was a hit. In the year 2000, actress Vijayalakshmi Singh got the biggest break in her career. Vijayalakshmi Singh was cast in 'Suryavamsha' opposite Vishnuvardhan and Lakshmi. In the same year, she acted in a Malayalam movie’ '
' with Mohanlal and Jaya Prada.
In 2001, she made her comeback in Tamil screen with a Tamil film ‘
’ in which she played actor Vijay’s sister. In the same year (2001), she acted in a Telugu blockbuster movie 'Hanuman Junction'. Later on, the actress was seen in other Tamil movies too such as ‘
’, ‘Yes Madam’, 'Thambikottai' and ‘Boss Engira Bhaskaran’ etc. The actress had been in the news for being linked with actor
whom she had wedded in 2007,
After three years, the marriage broke off and now she is single. Her off-screen romance often did create headlines in the newspaper and she even had tried to consume sleeping pills and made an attempt to commit suicide for an alleged affair with an assistant director. T
he actress even tried her hands in movie direction. She co-produced a Kannada movie '
' (2007) which had Jaya Prada, Vinshnuvardhan in lead roles. She also directed 'Male Barali Manjoo' and 'Vaare Vaah'. Besides directing and producing movies, she even had joined BJP party and got a ticket to contest in Bengaluru corporation election but got defeated. This actress is the daughter of a reputed filmmaker Shanker Singh and yesteryear’s actress
. She is also the sister of an acclaimed director SV Rajendra Singh Babu.