Chandrakala was an Indian film actress who did many movies in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telegu. She was a popular actress of her time and acted with almost all stars. Her active years were from 1961 to 1978. She also served as a producer in many of the movies. She played a very significant role in the movie Alaigal. C. V Sridhar was the director of the movie.
Her other appreciable movies were Ulagum Sutrum Valiban, Kaalangalil Aval Vasantham, and Moondru Deivangal. Her performance as Goddess Sita in Sampoorna Ramayanam released in 1971 was highly appreciated by the critics and the audiences. She acted in Telegu movies with Krishna, KrishnamRaju, Shoban Babu and many others. Her pairing with Rajesh, Dr. Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Uday Kumar in Kannada movies gained much popularity. She acted with
, Muthuraman, AVN Rajan in Tamil.
She also starred in AM Raja's song, "SenthamarayeSenthenIthazhe" with
. Jikki was the singer who sang her part. One of her blockbusters hits Nomu, her Telugu movie can be said as a milestone which she received as an actress.
Some of her works include movies like Shola Aur Shabnam (1961) where she appeared with actors like Dharmendra, and the movie was directed by Ramesh Saigal. Jenu Goodu (1961) was her movie which was directed by Y. R Swamy. She also starred in Aada Paduchu (1967) which was a remake of Hindi movie Chhoti Behen (1959). She appeared in other movies like BediBandavalu (1967) with
, Margadarshi (1969), Punarjanma (1969), IddaruIddare (1976) directed by V. Madhusudan Rao and starring ShobhanBabu, Kurukshetram (1977)with KrishnamRaju and Krishna and directed by
Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
. She died at a young age of 38 on June 21, 1999, because of cancer disease.