K. R. Vatsala is an Indian actress in Malayalam movies. She was a trained dancer and got her break as a cabaret dancer in Ottayaal Pattaalam (1992). She used to get roles as supporting actor that had some song and dance sequence along with sentiment and family drama.
Vatsala’s father was from Andhra Pradesh and mother from Kerala. Her father wanted K.R. Vijaya particularly to become an actress since he was himself acting in M K Radha’s drama troupe at the time. It is said that their family could hardly make the both ends meet, that is why K R Vijaya made her debut in film. K R Vijaya made her debut in 1963 opposite Gemini Ganeshan. Vatsala made her debut in 1970s, when K R Vijaya was already an established star by then.
Actually, actress K R Vijaya was much more popular in Tamil cinema than K R Vatasala even. K R Vijaya has acted with all the time greats MGR, Muthuraman,
, K R Vijaya, even had acted in Malayalam movies with the
, Madhu and Sathyan and entered the hearts of the hearts of Malayalees too.
Actress Vatsala’s another sister K. R. Savithri was also popular among audiences.
There was one similarity with the two sisters that both K R Vijaya and K R Vatsala had bought a studio. While Vatsala owned K R Films, K R Vijaya brought a studio with the partnership of K S Gopalkrishnan (KSG) and named after her first movie Karpakkam, but sold finally the studio to KSG.
Vatsala had acted over 250 films so far. She also acted in TV serials. K R Vatsala also owns a logistics company in Dubai. Her nieces Anusha and Raagasudha are also actresses.
She stays in Dubai as she owns a logistic company there and frequently seen travelling between Chennai, Dubai and the USA.
While K R Vijaya made her recognition as a leading lady, her sisters Vatsala and Savithri was seen as supporting actresses in south Indian cinema.