Sujitha is a popular and successful television actress who has acted in many hit Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam television serials and films since 1983. Her films created tremendous box office success and earned Sujitha to be critically acclaimed for her commendable acting performances. She was born and belonged to the highly educated and prestigious Keralite family from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. She spent her childhood in Chennai. Her parents are Malayali’s T.S Mani and Radha. Sujitha’s brother is an ace and renowned film Director Surya Kiran married to famous South Indian film actress Kalyani. Sujitha is married to Dhanush, an Ad Film Maker, and they both settled in Pollachi. Her mother is a fanatic of and Sheela’s duo, and it was her and Sujitha’s elder brother encouraged her to enter the film industry.
Sujitha has loved acting since her childhood and started her acting career at a very young age. She worked in more than 100 films and television shows in South Indian languages and also in Hindi. She first appeared in the film, Abbhas as the granddaughter of K. R.
a when she was just 41 days old. She ventured into the South Indian film industry as a child artist in 1983. Sujitha first appeared in the Tamil film under the direction of K. Bhagyaraj. She was also featured as a child artist in films like
, Hatya, Talli Tandrulu, and Azhagan. Her first Malayalam film was Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal in 1986. Sujitha’s first adult role was from the Tamil thriller film, Vaali in 1999.
As a grown-up leading lady, actress Sujitha went to star in various hit and famous Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu movies such as Ival Draupadi, Wanted, Malsaram, Melvilasam Sariyanu, Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, Choonda, and more. But it was Sujitha’s stint with the television and various serials she did, which was broadcasted on Gemini TV, Asianet TV, Sun TV, Zee Tamil, Mazhavil Manorama channels, that made her more famous and popular. Sujitha’s first television serial was from Sun TV’s Kanavarukaaga as Sandhya. She got her fame with the role of Unnimaya in the mega-hit Malayalam TV serial, Harichandanam, on the Asianet channel. Sujitha also appeared on Gemini TV serials like
, Kalavari Kodalu, Gangotri, and Sundara Kanda. She was also in
, Maruthani, Indira,
Vilakku Vacha Nerathula
, Mythili, and
Oru Kai Osai
. Sujitha received the Special Jury Award in Asianet Television Awards for her role in Harichandanam in 2011.
In 2012, Sujitha worked with
in “Thaandavam.” In the same year, she played in the Telugu film Gowri Kalyana Vaibhogame. In 2014, Sujitha was seen in Amma Ammamma, Kottampatti Thodakka Palli and Iniya Ulavaga. In 2018, she played in the Tamil - Telugu bilingual film Diya / Kanam, directed by AL Vijay. She played a doctor and shared the screen space with ,
. She is one of the leading TV artists and had been doing serials continuously in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu. Sujitha had also taken part in various TV shows, including Oru Varthai Oru Latcham and Mrs. Chinnathirai on Vijay TV. She had also judged a few TV shows, including Colors Tamil show Enga Veetu Mapillai.
She played the role of Dakshayini in the Amrita TV Show, Kumarasambhavam. Sujitha had been playing in Pandian Stores as Dhanalakshmi on Vijay TV. This is one of the leading serials on Vijay TV. She received the Best Supporting Actress Female in 2018 and the Anbirkiniya Anniyar award in 2019 for playing in Pandian Stores. She also played the role of Seetha in the Star Maa serial, “
,” the remake of Pandian Stores. She took part in Start music Tamil and Start Music Telugu on Star Vijay and Star Maa. Sujitha is also a part of Edadugulu as Vani. She had also presented the Kalaignar TV Show,
Namma Veetu Natchathiram
. She had also appeared in guest roles in Mounaragam and Chelleli Kapuram on Star Maa. In 2021, Sujitha lent her voice to
in the Malayalam version of "Master" featuring "Vijay," directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.
Sujitha is a versatile and popular actress who mainly acts in Tamil television serials and also anchors various Tamil television shows. Originally hailing from Kerala, she did some memorable serials and films in Malayalam and Tamil. She was seen in the popular Tamil serial, Kanavaarukaaga in one of the pivotal roles of Sandhya. It is a family drama and the story was all about the journey of a young girl in search of her true identity. The serial was aired on Sun TV and gained much popularity and also provided the actress much-needed appreciation and accolades. Subsequently, Sujitha was seen essaying lead and supporting roles in popular Tamil serials which included- Star Vijay’s serial “Maharani,” where she essayed the role of Maha. In the serial Maruthani, Sujitha played one of the central characters and it was aired on Sun TV. She then appeared in Zee Tamil’s Oru Kai Osai. She played in TV serials aired on Kaliangar TV channel, Mythili, and Vilakku Vacha Nerathula. Sujitha is married to Dhanush from the same industry.