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 Pandari Bai Pandari Bai was a South-Indian actress. She was th >> Read More... Pandari Bai . 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 Sivaji Ganesan The Honorable Mr. Ganesan was the second son in hi >> Read More... Sivaji Ganesan . 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 Kalyan Kumar Kalyan Kumar is a prominent Kannada film actor who >> Read More... Kalyan Kumar . 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 Prem Nazir Prem Nazir was born on 7th April 1926 and his actu >> Read More... Prem Nazir , 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 Guru Dutt Born on 9th July 1925, Guru Dutt was an Indian act >> Read More... Guru Dutt 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.

Kalpana - Kannada Kannada Actress

Kalpana - Kannada

Kalpana was a veteran actress in South Indian Screen and had predominantly acted in Kannada films and was considered a style icon. She set a trend in dresses, jewels and even saris that she had worn on the screen which ultimately became a fashion in the consumer world. She was an actress who had dominated the screen with feminist characters that sent a message to the society and even film fraternity too. She made a successful pair with Dr Rajkumar and after getting huge success in Kannada films, she even had acted in Tulu, Tamil and Telugu languages too. She debuted in Kannada film industry and paired with Rajkumar in ‘Saaku Magalu’ which was an instant hit in 1963. Then, she emerged as a star in Sandalwood. Later on, she acted along with almost all leading heroes and under the top banners. In her contract, she used to mention that only singers like S. Janaki or P. Susheela be allowed to sing, and she made a clause in the contract that she would not wear any dirty costumes if she did not like. Hence, full sleeve blouses trend followed in the film industry and became a huge acceptance even in the society. She also asked for author-backed roles from moviemakers, and it stood a stiff competition with other heroines like Jayanthi, Bharathi, Aarathi and Manjula. To retain her top position as an actress, she formed a good equation with prominent director Puttana Kanagal and their association made some milestone Kannada films. But when this association broke away, she got faded soon despite her films were hit but it did not contain the same magic that she provided in author-backed roles. Her prominent co-stars include Udaya Kumar, Anant Nag and Gangadhar too. Some notable films that remain highly acclaimed films in Kannada market include Sharapanjara, Gejje Pooje, Belli Moda, Eradu Kanasu, Kappu Bilupu, etc. After her exit from the camp of Puttana Kannagal, she diverted her attention towards the stage, drama and even acted in Tamil and Telugu films. When her star image was diminishing, she met with financial debts that brought her lot of sufferings in her personal life. From a high-paid actress, her earning came down to mere Rs 800 during late 70’s. She wanted her brother to become a film cameraman but could not fulfill the dream as she was under debt. She even married an owner of a drama company Gudigeri Basavaraj and had committed suicide due to some misunderstanding. She was very much depressed before the night she committed suicide, and it is said that she consumed 14 sleeping pills and a diamond from her ring to end her life. She passed away on May 12, 1979. Her death sent ripples of shock amidst the film fraternity. Now a Kannada film ‘Abhinetri’ based on her life and tragic death was released in 2015 which succeeded in telling the story of this actress to the audiences.



The 24-year-old talented regional movie actress Nakshatra was born in 1990. She is the biotech engineer from Es Engineering College. The beautiful actress is a daughter of Kannada film veteran director late D. Rajendra Babu and immensely talented actress Sumithra. She belongs from a background where all her family members have nexus with film industry with some or the other way. Her elder sister is Umashankari, talented actress of regional films. Nakshatra was watching her father and mother she drew inspiration to become an actress from her childhood. She adds previously her father and mother were not in consent with her in joining film industry as they were worried about their most loving child. Soon she convinced them. Nakshatra also known as Deepthi in Malayalam movies is a discovery of Sunil Kumar Desai, who saw her in a function. The 17years old girl captured the director’s vision. He then approached Nakshatra’s mother and said he desires to cast Nakshatra for his next venture called ‘Saregama’ which eventually went to the shelf. Later in the same year, she made her debut in the movie called ‘Gokul’ which had her mother as her co-star. She gained popularity among critics and audiences with no time. The actress got positive remarks and appreciation from the critic world. This was sure a star rising. The actress is seen in all kind of regional movies. After two years, she had her two releases in Tamil also. The movies were ‘Doo’ and ‘Marudhavelu’. With this the actress did not stop, she had her hands full with movies. In 2012 and 2013 she did two completely different films in Malayalam. First was ‘Vaidooryam’ in 2012, where she displayed a strong and determined woman displaying her emotional and mental strength and the other was ‘Kili Paadum Gramam’ in 2013, she played the character of bubbly and adorable girl. Both the movie was blockbusters on box office. She was seen in many movies after these hits. Malayalam movies like ‘For Sale’, ‘Monayi Angane Aanayi’, ‘Village Guys’, ‘Oru New Generation Pani’; Kannada Movies Like ‘Fair & Lovely’ And ‘Kuchiku Kuchiku’; And Tamil Movie Like ‘Arya Surya’ are marked by her performances.

Nakshatra  Kannada Actress