Radhika Sarathkumar

Other names of Radhika Sarathkumar: Raadhika Sarathkumar, R. Radhikaa Sarathkumar
Birthday: 21-08-1962
Age: 56
Star sign: Virgo

Radhika is a famous actress in multiple of languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She is from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She did her education in different places like Sri Lanka, India, and the United Kingdom. Her father is a famous Tamil comedian actor, M. R. Radha, and her mother is Geetha Radha. She got married three times. She is now staying with Sharath Kumar at Chennai. She has a son and a daughter.

After a successful stint on the big screen for about 15 year, in which she acted as the leading actress, Radhika started working on her small screen career as a producer. In 1994, she started a TV film production under her own banner, Radaan Mediaworks, in which she produced several TV serials hits, and also played a leading role in those serials. Her first TV serial was “Chitti”, which has 467 episodes. For her performance as a protagonist, she got overwhelming appreciations from the viewers. With the success of her first serial, she continued her journey of TV serial production and acting, and produced another serial called “ Annamalai”, in which she played the main role. In both serials, she produced and acted. She paired with veteran Tamil actor, Sivakumar. In the TV serial, “ Arasi”, she played a dual role as a mother role and daughter role, which is a sequel to the serial, ‘ Selvi’. After concluding yet another long running serial (Chellmey - 845 episodes), under Radaan Mediaworks, she started production of a new serial titled “Vani Rani”, in which she is playing another dual role. Currently, she is acting in the serial, “No-23, Mahalakshmi Nivasam”, which she is also producing. She is playing a key role in a brand new serial titled “Puriyaamal Printhom”, which is being directed by Ganaish Raj, under her own production, Radaan Media works.

Movies:

Telugu: Billa Ranga, Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu, Trisulam, Abhimanyudu, etc.

Tamil: Enga Ooru Rasathi, Ethir Veettu Jannal, Inikkum Ilamai, Ranga, etc.

Malayalam: Koodum Thedi, Makan Ente Makan etc.

Hindi: Hamare thumare, Naseeb Apna Apna, Asli Naqli etc.

Kannada: Prachanda Kulla, Jeevana Chakra, Nagini etc.

Serials: Pinni, Idhi Katha Kadu, Lakshmi, Jhansi, Vani Rani and Ammayi Kapuram.

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Radhika Sarathkumar (born Raadika) is a Tamil-Telugu cine and TV artist, producer and entrepreneur. She is the daughter of the late Tamil actor, Mohan R. Radha, and is the eldest of her siblings. Raadika or Radhika (as she is known) was born in Sri Lanka and studied in Sri Lanka, India and the UK. She was introduced into the Tamil cinema by the legendary, Bharathiraja, in the blockbuster, ‘Kizhakke Pogum Rail’, when she was just 16 years old. Inspite of her success, which of course had a lot of stumbles on the silverscreen, she decided to turn her attention towards TV serials.

Radhika, married to Sarathkumar, another veteran in the Tamil cine industry and a leading politician, started her own production house ‘Radaan’, in 1994. Initially, the company stumbled in the field, and also her marital affairs were going down, which made a strong dent in her mind. She, however, bounced back with her production house under the banner ‘Radaan Mediaworks India Ltd’, by 1999. Since its alpha, Radhika has been Midas, with whatever she touching turning to gold. It has enormously grown to enter the Telugu and Hindi markets, and produce serials as well as movie.

Radhika acted and produced the serial ‘ Chithi’, which was aired on Sun TV for more than a decade, from 1999 to 2001. The grand success of this serial and her portrayal of Shakthi and Sharadha won her national plaudits, and it went on to be the most watched regional language television program in India with 467 episodes. She booked a spot in almost all the Tamil women’s hearts through these characters.

The fame of being well recognised through her serials, more than through her movies, made her produce and star in her next serial, ‘Annamalai’. The veteran actor, Sivakumar, who played the role of her husband in the previous serial, played her brother this time. Needless to say, it was a grand success bringing both the producer-cum-actress and the telecaster to the biggest limelight. No Tamil family went to bed on weekdays without watching it. Newspapers began to praise her as the Queen of the Tamil TV industry. All credits to her untiring efforts with the support of her friends, Sripriya and Suhasini, who stood with her through thick and thin.

The relish of two back to back successes made her produce her third starrer, ‘Selvi’, in which she played a normal woman, alongside Saritha, around whom the story revolves. It was another hit serial, which aired around 499 episodes. Her immediate serial was ‘Arasi’, which was a sequel to her previous one and all stuff that seemed boring in the previous one were evenly justified with an all new storyline and cast.

Radhika then started ‘ Chellamay’, which ended grandly with 845 episodes, and now, she is busy with ‘Vani Rani’, in which she plays a dual role. She has over 3 Filmfare awards, 1 Nandi award, 1 National award and 3 State awards for her movies. She is a frequent tweeter and says that she will not enter politics.

Serials acted: Chithi, Annamalai, Selvi, Arasi, Chellamay, and Vani Rani.

Movies acted: Over 101 movies.

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Raadhika Sarathkumar, an Indian TV and film actress, producer and also an entrepreneur was born on August 21, 1962, in Sri Lanka. She is the daughter of the actor and comedian, M.R. Radha and Geetha Radha. She studied in different countries like India, Sri Lanka and U.K. She is the sister of Raju, Mohan and Nirosha Radha, who are also in the film industry. After failing two times in marriage, she is presently married to Sarathkumar. She has two kids namely, Rahul and Rayanne Hardy.

Tamil director, Bharathiraja, discovered Raadhika when she was 16. Her first appearance was in the film, Kizhakke Pogum Rail, in 1978. Then she started acting in many Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.

When Raadhika became successful in cinema, she ventured onto the small screen. Then, in 1994, she started producing her own TV serial from the Radaan TV Banner. After some delays, in 1999, her company was successfully developed and called as Radaan Mediaworks India Ltd, and in 2008, the company earned an annual income exceeding Rs. 10 crores. Radaan Mediaworks started in film production for Tamil, Telugu and Hindi markets.

Raadhika played characters in various TV serials that were produced by her very own, Radaan Mediaworks. She played Sharadha and Shakti on the drama series, Chithi. The serial got massive appreciation from its viewers and throughout the Tamil world. Fresh from the fame of Chithi, she produced Annamalai, and played the main character.

Raadhika acted in many films from 1978 to 2014. Some of her films are Niram Maaratha Pookkal, Hamare Tumhare, Bhama Rukmani, Indru Poi Naalai Vaa, Kirayi Rowdylu, Idi Pellantara, Pokkiri Raja, Ranga, Hero, Asli Naqli, Jeans, Himmatwala, Sarfarosh, Amarkalam, Prema Katha Sandamarutham, and Poojai, among others.

She won the Filmfare Awards Best Telugu Actress and Best Tamil Actress, Nandi Awards, Best Supporting Actress, National Film Awards, Indira Gandhi Awards for Best Film Director and many more that add to the success and fame of Raadhika.

Monicka Tamil Actress

Monicka

Monica is a famous Tamil actress who is predominantly seen in Tamil movies, along with few stints in the Tamil television world as an anchor and television show host. Actress Monica recently hogged the limelight for her controversial conversion to Islam due to her marriage. The actress got married to Chennai based entrepreneur-turned-producer, Malik. Monica is the daughter of a Hindu father and Christian mother who are settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Monica is her screen name, but her real name is Rekha Maruthiraj, and has taken the names of Parvana and MG Rahima upon her conversion to Islam. She was born on August 25, 1987, in Kerala, India, and completed her studies from Chennai, before joining the Tamil films as a child artiste. ‘Brahma’, ‘Avasara Police’, and ‘Uncle Bun’ are some of the popular Tamil movies in the early 90’s where Monica acted as a child artiste, and in that year, she took up the name of Paravana in order to act in the Malayalam films. She acted in the movies as an adult heroine from the year 2001 to 2014, and in best known for her acting performances in films like- Imsai Arasan, Azhagi, Silandhi, and 23m Pulikesi. Monica also had a rather short stint with Tamil television. She, for a brief period of time, appeared in many television and reality shows as a guest judge, anchor and host, which became very popular and were usually aired on the leading Tamil television channel, Sun TV. Before her marriage, she announced in a press meeting that after her marriage, she won’t act in films anymore. Another Version of this Bio... Monica is a South Indian film actress, who appears prominently in Tamil films. She has been working in the South Indian film industry for almost twenty-six years now. She got her first break in the year 2000. As a child actor, she appeared mostly as supporting cast in films. She was born as Rekha Maruthiraj in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. Being a child actor, she worked in cinemas like Avasara Police, Uncle Bum (Malayalam), Bramma Chanti (Telugu), Endrum Anbudan, Pandiya and Sakkarai Devan. She also played a child actor in the 1994 film, En Aasai Machan, for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Child Actor. Then she appeared in 1995 in the movie, Sathi Leelavathi and Chellakannu, in which she played the role of younger Chandra. She efficiently essayed the role of young Indira in the film, ‘Indira’. Other films in which she played as a child actor include Iruvar, Pasamulla Pandiyare, and 1998 film, ‘Moovendhar’. When she turned thirteen years old, she started getting noticed as an actress, rather than as a child actor. Even as a supporting actress with very less screen timing, she delivered impressive performances. She finally was offered to play female leads in many films. Out of all her motion pictures, she is recognized because of her powerful performances in films like Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi and Azhagi. Her original name is Rekha Maruthiraj, but she adopted the name Parvana for the Malayalam cinema. Later, she kept her name as Monica for her Tamil and Telugu films. In May 2014, Monica took a decision to change her religion and convert to Islam, which gave rise to many controversies. She held a press meeting to clarify the rumors arising, because of her decision to convert to Islam. She explained in the press meet that the reason behind her decision was the attraction and fondness she had for the Islamic principles and not for any selfish purposes. She further clarified that Islam is a religion of peace, indeed, and women rights are considered important. She also disclosed that her parents are openly and willfully supporting her decision, and are also planning to get her married. Even though she accepted Islam as her religion, she was not prepared to adopt any other name. However later, she changed her name to M.G. Rahima, where M. denotes Maruthi Raj, her father, and G. represents Gracy, her mother. Finally, Rahima tied the knot with Malik, who belongs to Madurai, Chennai. Malik and Rahima are family friends. Malik is an entrepreneur, and is into the business of import and export. After tying the knot, she announced in 2014 that she will quit acting. Another Version Of this Bio: Born in Tirunelveli, a city in Tamil Nadu in India on 25 August,1987,Monica is a popular Indian actress who has mostly worked in Telugu language films. Monika is the daughter of Gracy and Raj Maruthiraj. Monika used to rule the Tamil industry and gave hits like ‘Azhagi’ and ‘Silandhi’. Rekha Maruthiraj is her original name, and she has both the ancestry of Hindu and Christian. Monika has also worked in Malayalam and Tamil movies and has more than 70 movies to her credit. Monika stepped into the film industry as a child in the 90’s. She started out by doing short roles and then appeared in the pivotal roles. Her first film was Avasara Police 100 which revolved around an honest man who faced charges of dishonesty and was sent to jail. This movie had a rating of 7 on IMDb. After this movie, she appeared in several films as a child actor including ‘Pandiyan’, En Aasai Machan, Manju Virattu, and several others. In the starting of 2000’s, she appeared in movies like Love Channel, Maa Alludu Very Good, ‘Daas’, and much more. In Azhagi, she played the part of younger Dhanalkashmi, and the film was a love story which is very emotional as it portrays both the aspects of village life and urban city. In the year 2006, Monika played the part of Vasantha Sundari in Chimbu Deven’s film, Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei. This movie revolved around the story of a Dravidian leader, and the film consisted of both the historic and comic elements. Silandhi is another movie in which played a prominent role and the flick centered on a couple who goes on their honeymoon and resides in a secluded place which was said to be haunted. Monika also worked in Muthukku Muthaaga, which hit the theaters in the year 2011. This movie narrated the tale of two partners who had to bring up five children through a lot of difficulties, and when they grow up, the family relationships get strained. Monika essayed the character of Annamayil in this movie which had a rating of 7 on IMDb. In the year 2014, the beautiful actress changed her religion to Islam, and she revealed this in a press conference. According to Monika, her parents were fully supportive of her decision and she didn’t do this for money and publicity. Monika even adopted a Muslim name, M.G. Raheema. After adopting Islam as her religion, she quit acting and was last seen in the movie, Ninaithathu Yaaro. Monika tied the knot with an entrepreneur, Malik, in the year 2015. Another Version Of this Bio: Monica, born in Mumbai, India is a film actress who features in Hindi and Tamil films. She debuted in 1999 with K.S. Ravikumar’s film Minsara Kinna opposite co-star Vijay. The film was of a romantic thriller genre. Monica was not the first choice for it rather she got the role by a chance. Simran, a famous Tamil actress, was first offered the role of ‘Ishwarya’ but because of her prior commitments she had to opt out of the project and subsequently Monica got the chance to play the leading lady. “Minsara Kinna” was not a massive hit at the box office but earned average reviews from the viewers. Monicka got mixed reviews from the critics and the viewers of the film for her acting. After this, Monica could not get any more roles. So, out of unemployment, she was forced to act in a Hindi low-budget adult film named “Kama Sundari.” Later, she was able to bag a supporting role in Mithun Chakraborty’s film “Meri Pratigya.” Monicka’s last appeared in the movie “Shikaar” where she was dancing to an item number. Another version Monica or Monika is an actress from India. Her childhood name was Rekha Maruthiraj. She has mainly worked in the Tamil language. She has also worked as a child actor during the time of the 1990s. Most of the time, she has done supporting roles. Later on, in the late 2000s, she started getting lead roles. She is popular for the films like Imsai Arasan 23 M Pulikesi, Azhagi, and Silandhi. In the year 2012, for Malayalam films, she has changed her name to Parvana. In the year 2014, she changed her name from Parvana to M.G. Rahima and got converted to Islam. In the same year, she made the official announcement of quitting acting. It was on 30th of May in the year 2014 that she got converted to Islam. In an interview, Monika said that she didn’t convert to Islam for money or love. She has done so because she likes the principles of Islam. His Dad is very supportive and supported her in every decision she took. Her father name is Maruthi Raj, and her mother name is Gracy. Her mother is a Christian, and her father is a Hindu. Monika can speak three languages including Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. Monica was born on 25th of August in the year 1987. Currently, she is 29 years old. She was born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu in India. She is also known with the names Rekha, M.G. Rahima, and Parvana. She came into the field of acting in the year 1990 and worked till 1995 as a child actor. After a gap of six years, she came back in the year 2001 and worked until the year 2014. His husband name is Malik. In the year 2015, Monika got married to Malik who is an Entrepreneur based in Chennai. Malik was born in Madurai. Malik’s father is a close friend of Monika’s father. Malik is an exporter and importer of Electronic goods. Monika has worked in many movies like Uncle Bun which was released in the year 1991, Avasara Police 100 released in the year 1990, Chanti released in the year 1991, Bramma released in the year 1991, Pandiyan released in the year 1993, and much more. In all these films, Monika has worked as a child actor. She has also worked in a movie named “En Aasai Machan” which was released in the year 1993. For this movie, she has also won Tamil Nadu State Film Award in the category of Best Child Actress.

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Sangeetha Krish

When contemplating a serial TV star, one cannot possibly shot the eyes against an outstanding actress in person of Sangeetha, one of  India’s TV actresss who was born into the family of Mr. Balan in Chennai in India. Suffice to say, Sangeetha’s grandfather originally was into film production and he was well very famous in this field, Mr. K. R. Balan must have inspired the screen goddess Sangeetha to have keen interest in acting in his hay days. It is on record that Sangeetha’s grandfather had successfully produced a total of about twenty Tamil films. Also her interest in acting led her to vie into a kind of Indian dance choreography called and popularly referred to as Bhanumathy. The filming activities and productions definitely runs in her family as information have it that her biological father too was involved at a certain point in time in film production. Sangeetha's successful educational background can be traced back to the college she attended where she was one of the leaders of her generation, she was elected as the senior girl of St. John’s Besant Nagar where she carried out her educational studies during her youth. Her acting profession commenced at the closing end of 1990s, she featured in the then yet to be released film titled; Poonjolai. This however was an amateur performance and a budding which then propelled her to a successful career. She appeared in another Telugu film title Khadgam in company of other artist in the year 2002. She was also a member of the cast in the award winning film – Pithamagan. She acted in a film called Uyir and her role as an obsessed lady lusting after her husband’s brother brough her to fame too. Her mind blowing role in the film called Kaalal and Films in Tamil such as Dganam earned her so much fame and commendation from the public. And meanwhile it was after then that she got married thereafter and it appeared she was settled for family life. This commendable pedigree in the film industry earned her an exalted position as she was contracted as one of the judges in various competition platforms such as Vijay TV’s hit show Jodi No. 1 and many others. She is married to popular film playback singer namely Krish since February, 2009.  It was a celebrity wedding that had the dignitary of the film industry in participation and the marriage was blessed with a baby girl in 2012. Another version Of This Bio: ‘Sangeetha Krish’ is an actress as well as a model and a playback singer in the Indian film industry who started her acting career in the mid-nineties era. She was born in Chennai, India and her grandfather was also a producer of movies mainly in the Tamil movie segment. Her father has also been an individual who has produced several movies so it can be said that this ability runs in the family. In her young school days, she was educated at St. John's, Besant Nagar School where she was also the head girl of the school. Sangeetha started on her career as acting in the mid 90’s era where she initially only performed in movies which were of a low budget. The film ‘Khaadgam’ in the year 2002 greatly helped her to get a better standing in the industry. She also acted in films such as ‘Pithamagan’, then in ‘Uyir Kaalai’ and furthermore in ‘Dhanam’ as well. She also got married to, ‘Krish’ who was also a playback singer in 2009 on the first of February and this ceremony of marriage was held at the ‘Arunachaleshwarar Temple’ which is located in ‘Thiruvannamalai’. Many famous celebrities were present at this function to bless the couple with best wishes as well. They had their firstborn child, a daughter in the year 2012. Another version Of This Bio: Sangeetha Krish is a South Indian model, singer, and a renowned actress.  She is popularly known as ‘Rasika’ in the Southern film industry. Movies like ‘Khadgam’, ‘Dhanam’, ‘Uyir’ and ‘Pithamagan’ are her best-known works till date. She made her debut in the film industry in mid-90’s. Her father’s name is Arvind and mother’s name is Bhanumathy. Her grandfather was K.R. Balan, who was a movie producer who produced more than 20 movies. Sangeetha was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She was a popular figure in her school, St. John, Besant Nagar, and was the school head girl. In her school days, she learned a very popular dance form, Bharatnatyam.  Sangeetha initiated her career with low-budget movies. In 90’s she made her debut with an unreleased movie titled ‘Poonjolai’. Later, she worked in a big hit Telugu film ‘Khadgam’ starring opposite actor Ravi Teja. ‘Khadgam’ was released in the year 2002. Then came her movie, ‘Uyir’ which was not a big hit and she even appeared in the movie ‘Kaalai’. Before she got married, her last movie was ‘Dhanam’. This movie was a big hit among the masses. On 1st February 2009, Sangeeta got married to renowned playback singer, Krish. He is a South Indian actor and singer. Initially, Krish entered film industry as a playback singer and later tried his luck in acting as well. They got married in the Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. Their wedding was attended by many film personalities. Sangeetha and Krish were blessed with a baby girl in the year 2012.    Apart from acting, modeling, and singing, Sangeetha was a judge in the show ‘Jodi No.1’ which was telecasted by Vijay TV. She acted as a judge in three seasons of this hit show ‘Jodi No.1’. In Vasantham Central Indian Dance Competition, ‘Dhool’, which was held in Singapore in the year 2002, she appeared as a guest judge. 

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