A well known Indian TV actress who has also worked in Oriya, Kannada, Malayalam Telugu, Bengali and Tamil cinema. This is one kind of achievement working on 300 films and that too after 17 years of her career. She began her career in Telugu films and this was a turning point in her life. Thereafter, she got too many roles in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi Films. She had won Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Ormakkayi. She was born in Hyderabad.
Her career began with a starring role in a Telugu film followed by her role in a Hindi remake –‘ Ek Duje Ke Liye’. It was one of the top movies in 1981. Her role in both the movies was of a lonely woman, which made her eligible for the Filmfare Award nominee. K Balachander was so impressed by her work that he introduced her to Tamil film industry in the movie
and that too opposite
. Not only this, but in ten years of her career, she was also starred opposite .
She appeared in a lot of Malayalam movies as well Ormakkayi, Novemberinte Nashtam and Changatham. In the movie ‘
’ she acted opposite
. She ended her career with Big Boss- a Telugu film. She also learnt Bharatnatyam from
. She worked mostly in Malayalam movies. She has also been seen as a supporting actress in movies like Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan and Aksharam.
She was married to one of the followers of her spiritual teacher who was a pharmaceutical businessman. His name is Ralph Sharma and is half German and half Indian. They have three lovely daughters and are presently residing in New Jersey.
Another Version Of This Bio
Madhavi is an Indian movie actress. She has acted in several films across Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, and Kannada industries. She was born to Sasirekha and Govinda Swami in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. She is the eldest child in her family. She completed her schooling at Stanley Girls High School in Hyderabad. She showed early signs of an artist and began taking professional training in Bharatanatyam. Throughout her career, Madhavi performed in over a thousand shows. Renowned film director Dasari Narayan Rao discovered her talent while she was studying in eighth grade.
Hence, Madhavi found her way into show biz when Rao decided to launch her in his next Telugu film ‘.’ The movie was a hit. It helped her to get recognition and a taste of stardom. She continued working in the Telugu industry with other prominent directors. Madhavi grabbed the attention of Bollywood industry with her impressive acting in ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’. The film was the biggest commercial hit of 1981. Madhavi was also nominated for the Best Actress Award in Filmfare Awards. Not many actors are fortunate enough to work with legendary actors like ‘Rajinikanth’ and Amitabh Bachchan, but Madhavi was one of the few who got a chance to perform with the legends. She was cast opposite Amitabh Bachchan in ‘
’ and opposite Rajinikanth in ‘Thillu Mullu’. Not just these legends, she has worked with super actors like
, ‘Chiranjeevi,’ and Dr Rajkumar. The unique thing about her acting skill was the versatility and the ease with which she switched to different movie industries and delivered super hit movies out of nowhere.
Madhavi acted in over three hundred films in her career that spanned over seventeen long years. She has received numerous awards across different film industries. Madhavi Alladurgam is married to Ralph Sharma. The couple is blessed with three daughters. Madhavi has taken a long break from acting, and the couple now lives in the USA.