Mynavathi was a veteran actress who was born in Bengaluru on July 26, 1935. She has appeared in many television series and even have acted with legendary actor Rajkumar in her career. Her father, Ranga Rao, was a musician. She is also the younger sister of prominent actress
. She acted over 100 films. She played the lead role in many of the films that had Rajkumar as a hero. In Tamil cinema, she acted with thespian
. This actress made her debut as a child artiste in ‘Santa Sakku’. Her break as a heroine was with veteran actor Rajkumar in the film ‘Bhatkta Vijaya’(1856). Later, she went to act one more mythological film Hari Bhakta. In Kannada films, he also acted with other leading actors too such as Udaya Kumar and
. She normally acted in many films that were produced by her sister Pandari Bai. Later she moved in doing character roles which were received with great appreciation by masses. Her prominent films include Rayara Sose, Naane Bhagyavathi, Anuradha, etc. She later ventured into TV production which helped her to launch her son. She appeared in TV serials such as Amma, Manetana, Mahayagna, and Sumangali. She even launched her own media house ‘Yantra Media" in the 1980s with her sons.
As an actress, she was gifted and even acted with prominent artiste like , Savithri, B. Saroja Devi, etc. She was in a depressive mood as one of her son Shyamsundar had passed away due to cardiac arrest. Her son
is a small screen actor. She passed away on November 10, 2012, After her marriage, she had quit films. She had been a very religious person in her personal life and considered to be a great devotee of Lord Krishna and Goddesses Durga.