C.R.Vijayakumari is an actress with an Indian background. She is the only Tamil artist talented enough to portray the characters effortlessly, while pronouncing the words and spaking Tamil accurately. Vijaya started her acting career in the year 1953 in Tamil Nadu. She had acted in a number of famous films including Santhi, ThediVandha Thirumagal, KodiMalar, Paar Magale Paar, Sarada, Kunguma, Anandi,
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, Poleeskaaran Magal, Aalayamani and Kumudam.
Her first film was Naalvar in the year 1953. The movie,directed by V.Krishnan had a cast comprising of A.P. Nagarajan, N.N.Kannappan, Muthulakshmi, and KumariThangam. The overview of the drama was about a family having four children. The musical score and sound tracks were composed by KV Mahadevan. The film turned out to be a hugebox office hit and the hero Nagarajan started being popularly known as Naalvar Nagarajan. Her next film was Petra Maganai Vitra Annai in the year 1958, where she played the role of Jeeva.
The film was directed by V Ramanathan and the production was Modern Theaters. This film had the famous song Thendral Urangiya PothumThingal Urangiya Pothum which was sung by A.M Raja and P Susheela. This song received immense accolades at the box office and love from the audience,along with the song KalamennumKaataru, which was made into a stage play and performed throughout the year. During the same year, she acted in two more films - Padhi Bhakti and Vanjikottai Valiban, where she portrayed the role of Gowri. Inthe year 1959, she appeared in KalyanaParisuas Geetha.
This movie turned out to be a commercial and critical success, which caused it to be remade in Telugu with the name PeliKanaku, in the year 1960. The key roles we reacted by Nageswara Rao and Saroja Dev.Also, the film was remade in Hindi as Nazrana in the year 1961, with lead actors
and Vyjayanthimala. This film was an immense success at the entire
and even profitable,running for over 100 days in the theaters,turning out to be director CV Sridhar’s biggest hit. It also made footprints in the Tamil film industry for setting a record for staying for more than a hundred days, causing jubilant celebrations.After the success of this drama, the director decided to open his production company and named it Chitralaya Pictures.
This movie had created a profound impact in the lives of the creator,helping him make talkies in several other languages like Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.In the same year, the film receive the award forBestFeature Film in Tamil inthe Seventh National Film Awards. She finally got married to National Muthaliyar after having a 12 yearrelationship with Indian actor S S Rajendran.