Devika known as Prameela Devi was born on 25 April 1943, she was a Tamil and Telugu film star. Her grand Father was Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu, an Ex-mayor of Madras. She changed her name to Devika, which proved to be very lucky. Devika made her debut in Mudhalali, in 1958 paired with veteran actor S.S.Rajendran and the movie went to bring huge success and was a Block Buster. Devika and Sivaji Ganesan starred in some memorable movies like the hilarious Bale Pandiya, mythological Karnan, Neelavanam, Kulamagal Radhai, Pavamanippu and Annai Illam etc.

She is regarded as a graceful and versatile heroine of her time. She was known for her natural look and beauty which was the main factor in her casting in mythological films like Thiruvilaiyadal and Karnan. Her memorable films are Sumaithangi, Marakka Mudiyuma and Nenjil oru Aalayam. Devika started acting at the age of twelve. Her magnificent performances made her popular figure in those days. Devika acted in one and only film with then legendry Tamil superstar M.G.Ramachandran in Aananthajothi, which was produced by actor P.S.Veerappa. Devika also made memorable family dramas, such as Vazhkai Padagu, Nenjam Marappathillai and Vanambadi. This won the hearts of the onlookers, both rural and urban.

Devika had established herself with her grace and beauty at a time when other actress contended for the top place in the film industry. Devika acted in more than hundred movies in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu for a period of three decades in the film industry.

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Prameela Devi or better known as Devika was born on 25 April 1943 in Chennai. She was a very famous face in Tamil and Telegu films and was regarded as the most graceful heroine back in her times. She was the granddaughter of ex-mayor of Madras, Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu. Devika changed her name and said that the name proved to be lucky. She was seen in many mythological films like Thiruvilaiyadal and Karnan. Devika started acting at a very young age of 12 years. She did her first movie in 1958, opposite S. S. Rajendra titled “Mudhalali.” She has worked in movies like Nenjil Oru Aalayam, Marakka Mudiyuma, and Sumaithangi.

She was paired with the actor Sivaji in many of the movies. Devika got very famous in the movie industry and was asked to work with M. G. Ramachandran, a superstar of their era in the year 1963. She acted best in the movie “Neela Vanam.” Her charm and her talent made her grope many movies like “Vazhkai Padagu,” “Nenjam Marappadhillai,” and “Vanambadi.” Her skills made the song “Sonnathu Needhna” made the song unforgettable. Devika always gave a wonderful performance and was seen in over 150 films. In 1972, she married Devadas but sadly she got divorced from him in 1990. She had one daughter from him named ‘Kanak’ who followed her legacy and went on being a famous actress. Devika died on 2 May 2002 in Chennai.

Bhumika Chawla Tamil Actress

Bhumika Chawla

Bhumika Chawla or Rachna Chawla is an Indian actress born on 21 August 1978 in New Delhi. Bhumika was born in a Punjabi family, and her father was in the army. Bhumika did her schooling from New Delhi and later moved to Mumbai with her family in 1997. She made her debut in the South film industry with Yuvakudu in 2000 where she played the role of Sindhu. Before her debut in the Telugu film industry, she used to do Ads and video albums. Bhumika won Filmfare Award for Best Actress- Telugu for her role as Madhumitha in Khushi (2001). Meanwhile, Bhumika also made her debut in the Tamil film industry with the movie Badri as the role of Janaki opposite actor Vijay. One of her films Okkadu in 2003 was one of the highest grosser of the year and made her popular among the film industry. After a numerous super hits in Tamil and Telugu, she was starred in the Hindi blockbuster Tere Naam opposite superstar Salman Khan. The movie gave her career a new heights and appreciation from every corner and was one of the top grosser of the year. Bhumika was critically appreciated for her acting skills and was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award. She also won the Best Debut trophy at the Zee Cine Awards function. Bhumika was married to Bharat Thakur in 2007, the duo were in a very relationship from a very long time and dated for years. Bhumika is not only an actor but also worked as a producer for one of her movies Thakita Thakita. Bhumika in her career did a numerous role in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri and Hindi films. In 15 years of her career in the industry Bhumika played roles in more than 40 movies and numerous TV shows. Recently Bhumika is returning to Bollywood industry after a decade with the film M. S. Dhoni: An Untold Story.