This dusky Telugu beauty had made a huge name for her in Tollywood industry first and later on she affirmed her identity even in Tamil cinema. Her success was not full of roses, but surrounded by a few thorns too. She was either not born with a silver spoon, whose parents had belonged to cinema industry. She was just an ordinary girl brought up in a family of deputy commissioner (Tax department) and moved to various locations in her childhood with her family. There was no permission granted to her to take up films, but as lady luck smiled upon her, she first started her modeling career after dong her degree in 2005. 

Her first assignment was for Saravana Stores and she was spotted by Venkat Ram, a celebrity photographer and with his support, Bindu had put her feet in tinsel town. While dong a television advertisement for Tanishq Gold, she caught the attention of Telugu director Sekhar Kammula and landed up in a supporting role in ‘’Avakai Biryani’’ and went to get her another supporting role for Cheran’s Tamil movie “ Pokkisham” (2009). She was also cast in Puri Jagannadh’s movie “Bumper Offer” and was seen in the controversial role of a sex worker in ‘’Veppam’’ directed by Anjana Ali Khan and produced by Gautham Menon. It was after Vepppam, that she moved towards Tamil film industry and got recognition too. Her Tamil movie ‘’Kazhugu’’ was a mega hit and its success pushed herself into many Chartbuster movie lists such as ‘’Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga’’.

Her latest flick will be ‘’ Savaale Samaali’’, where she will be seen playing a sub-inspector role. We also hear that she wants to get back to her studies again doing her master degree in bio-technology and might even bid bye from the industry. What will happen, time alone can tell us. But her professional attitude in the film industry and her willingness to accept many challenging roles has even surprised many actresses, whom she had left behind. Undoubtedly, she is the new golden girl in Tollywood.
Sri Priyanka Tamil Actress

Sri Priyanka

Sri Priyanka is a budding Tamil movie actress. She was born and brought up in Pondicherry. Kangaroo is her debut movie. Sri Priyanka is passionate in acting from her young age. By seeing the lovable performance by the popular Indian star actress Sridevi, Sri Priyanka got interested in acting. Sri got the cinema chance through her manager Harish. Harish introduced her to director Sami, who was about to direct a brother and sister sentiment story. As the story was impressive, Sri Priyanka accepted the role. She says that the director encouraged her well. Vandha Mala is her next movie. Actually, Sri Priyanka’s debut movie was Agadam, a movie that holds the Guinness Record. It was the movie that was shot out in a single schedule, without any cuts and takes. Kangaroo released prior to Agadam. While she was doing Kangaroo, she was offered with many films, but she rejected all the offers in order to complete the movie Kangaroo. In the movie Vandha Mala, Sri Priyanka acted as a slum girl. She perfectly did the role and got positive criticism. She learnt to speak Chennai Tamil for that movie. She dubbed in her voice for that movie Vandha Mala. Saaral is her current movie. Her next commitment is with Vijay Vasanth in Thiruppathi Ladu. This movie is a commercial movie, which has sentiment, comedy and love. Sri Priyanka is very selective in her stories. She wants to be a good example for her successors. She says that, she is blessed with her current position in the cine field, but she feels that, she misses her friends and relatives. She wants to act in glamorous roles, other than acting in family roles, if the story needs it. She says that, her parents are very supportive to stay as an actress. Sri Priyanka gets highly energetic when she got appreciations from the audience.

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Rukmini Vijayakumar

Rukmini Vijayakumar is an Indian dancer specialized in Bharatanatyam. She has also acted in some Tamil movies. She was born in Bengaluru. She also does modeling and advertising work. Rukmini or Rukku (as per her pet name) started dancing since she was an eight-year-old. She studied Bharatanatyam under veteran dancers like Guru Padmini Rao, who is known for his Tanjore tradition dance form and under Guru Narmada who is awarded Sangeeth Natak Academy Award. She also studied under Guru Sundari Santhanam. Further, she practiced the Karans, which are ancient systems of movement under Guru Sundari Santhanam for many years. After school, she was initially torn between taking science and arts as her stream. Finally taking a break and thinking it over she chose what she loved most: dance. Rukmini secured a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in dance from the Boston Conservatory in Ballet and Modern Dance. She studied four years for the degree. She also studied in other dance forms as jazz, tap, African and choreography in her time there. She gained the knowledge of Laban movement analysis, Alexander technique, and Pilates. She is now a certified Pilate instructor at the Power Pilates Institute. She has studied Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology too. Even though being from classical dance origin, her modern dance and classical dance forms never interfere with each other. After this; Rukhmini studied acting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Whenever she returned home to India for the holidays, she was gaining lessons from director PrakashBelawadi. Rukhmini regards her mother as an inspiration. Her mother was the first female pilot from Karnataka, who also loved dancing but never pursued it professionally. Rukhmini is presently pursuing a Fitness Training Certification course at the renowned UCLA. Also, she is undergoing a professional dancer's MFA program in Bharatanatyam under Padma Subrahmanyam at the Shastra University situated in Chennai. She practices Hatha Yoga. She formed her own dance company by the name RaadhaKalpa wherein she teaches and choreographs dances. She also experiments with Bharatnatyam and modern dance styles. She insists parents make children take dancing from a very young age. “Children start when they are 5, and I want them to do everything that I couldn’t do.”, Is what she believes in. Her knowledge about her art is limitless. She has kept herself aware and educated all the time. She has performed a lot at the US and Indian stages. Her acting skills have paid off in films too. Her debut film was Bommalattam, a suspense thriller, in 2008. Her character was of a small town dancer named Trishna. She was cast alongside actors Nana Patekar, Kajal Aggarwal, and Arjun. The film was a commercial box office hit, and her performance was loved. In 2009, she was cast in a romantic film Ananda Tandavam. Her co-actors were Tamannah and Siddhartha Venugopal. Sadly, the film got negative reviews. Also, the film failed at the box office. Again she was cast alongside Venugopal in the movie Naan. But it faced trouble in production, and later Rukhmini turned down the role when it re-started its filming in 2010. A similar incident happened when she signed for another movie, Oru Naal Podhuma across actor Madhavan. She was in a Kannada movie by the name Bajirangi with co-actor Shivanna. She was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress - Kannada. She had the pleasure of acting alongside Rajnikanth in Kochadaiyaanin 2014. She played Yamuna Devi, who is Rajnikanth’s character Rana’s sister. In 2015, she did a cameo in Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush starrer film Shamithabh. In 2013, Rukhmini married to RohanMenon, an entrepreneur. She has also endorsed for brands like World Space, Nalli, Himalaya Drug, AOL, Bangalore Central, Urban Yoga are, Pepsi's Mango Slice, Fair and Lovely etc. .

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Rukmini Vijayakumar Tamil Actress