Sujitha is a popular and successful television actress who acted in many hit Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam television serials and films since 1983. Some of her films created tremendous box office success and earned Sujitha to be critically acclaimed for her commendable acting performances. She was born and belongs 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 ace and renowned film Director Surya Kiran who is married to famous South Indian film actress, Kalyani. Sujitha was married to Dhanush, an Ad Film Maker and they both settled in Pollachi. Her mother is a fanatic of
Prem Nazir and Sheela’s duo, and it was her and Sujitha’s elder brother who encouraged her to enter the film industry.
Sujitha 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. Vijaya when she was just 41 days old. She ventured in the South Indian film industry as a child artist since 1983. Sujitha first appeared in the Tamil film,
Mundhanai Mudichu under the direction of K. Bhagyaraja. She was also featured as a child artist in films like
Pasivadi Pranam, 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 as Unnimaya in the mega hit Malayalam TV serial, Harichandanam on Asianet channel. Sujitha also appeared on Gemini TV serials like
Kalisundam Raa, Kalavari Kodalu, Gangotri and Sundara Kanda. She was also in Maharani, 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.