Vinaya Prasad (or Vinaya Prakash) is a popular senior south Indian actress in both films and Television serials. She has acted in films in all four south Indian languages and has won the Karnataka State Best Actress Award twice in her acting career.
Vinaya hails from Udupi district in Karnataka. She was trained in music at very young age. She made her debut in films by performing a small role in Kannada film Madhvacharya way back in 1988. Her first lead role was in a Kannada movie Ganeshana Maduve opposite Ananth Nag in 1990. His film was was the real turning point in her acting career and she had no looking back in her career in 90s with basket full of movies mostly in Kannada and Malayalam. Some of her best Kannada movies were Nee Nakkare Halu Sakkare (1991), Mysore Jaana (1992), Aaganthuka (1993), Suryodaya (1993), Bannada Hejje (2001) etc. She bagged the state award for Aaganthuka and Bannada Hejje. Vinaya’s noted Tamil movie was Thaikulame Thaikulame (1995) in which she played the lead role opposite to Pandiarajan along with Urvashi.She also acted in Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi (2005)Vinaya Prasad’s best Malayalam movies as lead roles were Mookilla Rajyathu (1991) as heroine, M T Vasudevan Nair’s Perumthachan (1991), Manichitrathazhu (1993), Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994) and the list goes on. She did a few Telugu movies like Indra (2002), Donga Dongadi (2004) and Andhrudu (2005) in which her performance was lauded.
After a decade of lead roles, Vinaya shifted to playing character roles in movies and also moved to TV serials. She immortalized the character Indu of her debut Malayalam TV serial Sthree among Malayali family audiences. Sthree was aired on Asianet from 1998-2000 over 400 episodes. Vinaya acted in the Kannada version of the serial as well. Since then she has been a part of many TV serials in both Kannada and Malayalam. To name a few Bangaara on Udaya TV, Anupama and Nithyotsava on Zee Kannada, Saradha and Devimahatmyam on Asianet, Neermathalam on Surya TV and Balamani on Mazhavil Manorama. Amidst the busy scheduled in TV serials, Vinaya is doing noted character and supportive roles in movies. In 2014 she has done five Malayalam movies including Om Shanthi Oshana, Bangalore Days and Avatharam.
In personal life, Vinaya was first married to acclaimed Kannada film director and editor V.R.K. Prasad who passed away in 1995. Vinaya is now married to Jyothiprakash, a TV serial director. She resides with her daughter Prathama Prasad in Bangalore.

Ragini Dwivedi

Ragini is born and brought up in Bangalore. Ragini Dwivedi's birthday was in the year 1990, Gemini is her sun sign. Runner-up of 2008 Femina Miss India contest, acting was her next step. Born to a Punjabi family, Ragini Dwivedi parents occupations are her father was an Army General in the Indian Army and mother a homemaker. Do you want to know  Ragini Dwivedi's all movies list?? Well, Ragini Dwivedi filmography started from her debut movie in Kannada was in the year 2009 with Veera Madakari opposite Sudeep. It was directed by Sudeep. She plays the role of Neeraja Goswamy. This movie was successful at the box – office. In the movie Gokula, she has a special appearance. In the year 2010, Shankar IPS movie, Ragini plays the character of Ashwini in the lead role. Gandedhe followed opposite Chiranjeevi Sarja directed by Akul Shiva. She essays the role of Nandini in this film. In the movie Holi, she plays Rathi’s role. Naayaka followed, where she plays Madhu’s role in this action movie. 2011 saw her in Kempegowda with Sudeep as her co-star. She portrays Kavya’s role which went on to earn her a nomination as the best leading actress in South Filmfare awards. Kalla Malla Sulla saw her as Khushboo in this comic genre movie directed by Udaya Prakash. She plays the role of Baby in the Kannada film Kanchana. In the year 2012, she played Maya in Aarakshaka opposite Upendra which is a psychological thriller. In Shiva, opposite Shivarajkumar, she plays the role of Julie which was a box – office moderate movie. In the film Bangari (2013), we saw her in the role of Paddhu opposite Yogesh. In the year 2014, we saw Ragini as Ragini IPS, which is a Kannada movie and this is the first Kannada film to be named after an actress. Need to say more? Having acted in Kannada movies, Ragini also acts in Tamil and Malayalam and she has a lot of movies to her credit in them. For Ragini Dwivedi Tamil movie debut, she is set to make her appearance in nimirnthu nil, where Ragini Dwivedi and JayamRavii play the titular roles. In the year 2015, we will see her in a few more movies and she has a long way to go in her career. Ragini Dwivedi's action movies are well known and loved by all. For Ragini Dwivedi's new look, Ragini Dwivedi weight loss has been the talk of sandalwood. Right now, it is one step at a time for this actress. Expressing views, speech that Ragini Dwivedi gave about Cauvery was discussed widely in social media with many stars showing support.

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