Shruthi Raj is a young television serial and film actress who plays pivotal roles in Tamil serials ‘ Thendral’ and ‘ Office’. She has also acted in a few Tamil films including ‘Kadhal Dot Com’ in 2004 and ‘ Jerry’ in 2006. She made her debut in Malayalam first, alongside Khushboo and Mammootty. This was after Srilatha, a Malayalam comedy actress thought she would be a right fit for acting and circulated Shruti Raj’s photos and by chance, Shruti’s photos reached Malayalam director George. K, who was incidentally on a hunt for a new actress who could play a teenage girl in his film ‘Elavangodu Desam’.

Post this she starred in ‘ Udayapuram Sulthan’ which had Dilip and Preetha Vijayakumar in lead roles. At the same time, Tollywood director EVV Satyanarayana helped her clinch a role in the Telugu film industry and she acted in her first Telugu film ‘Veedekkadi Mogudandi’ alongside Venu in the lead role. She followed this up with ‘O ChinaDaana’ which she acted opposite Srikanth which ran for more than 100 days in the theatres. She also acted in a Telugu TV serial in the lead role as Sravani in ‘ Sravani Subramanyam'. She received positive reviews from many critics for this performance and was roped later in Vijay TV’s ‘Office’ serial, which is successfully running currently.

 

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Shruthi Raj is a South Indian movie/TV serial actress who is known for her character of Thulasi in the Tamil serial ‘Thendral’ and her role in ‘Office.' She initially acted in a few Malayalam movies before entering the Tamil film industry. She also did a few Telugu movies before acting full-fledged in serials.

Shruthi was born in Kerala. Her entry into movies is a comical incident. Srilata, a veteran Malayalam comedy actress passed her photo (she was still at school then) to director K.George who made her act alongside Mammootty and Khushboo in ‘Elavangodu Desam’. After her schooling, she co-starred in ‘Udhayapuram Sulthan’ and ‘ Priyam’. At the same time, she also entered the Telugu market through the films ‘Veedekkadi Mogudandi’ and ‘O ChinaDaana’.

Shruthi co-starred as Vijay’s college mate in the movie ‘Maanbumigu Maanavan’ in the year 1996. After quite a decade, her single lead release was ‘Kadhal dot com’. She went on to do lead roles in ‘Manthiran’ and ‘Jerry’. However, none of her movies shined at the box office and she went unnoticed on account of it.

She turned her attention towards the small-screen and she appeared as the lead character Thulasi in the Tamil hit serial ‘Thendral’. This went on to be the longest serial in Sun TV history with a whopping 1149 episodes. She now stars in Vijay TV’s ‘Office’ through which she has got much popularity than before.

DOB: 27th March 1983

Serials acted: Thendral, Sravani Subramanyam, Office

Movies acted: Over 11 movies

 

 

Shanthi Williams Tamil Actress

Shanthi Williams

Shanthi Williams is an Indian actress who is popular in Tamil and Malayalam film and  television industry. She was born to Malayali parents in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in India. She initiated her career as a child artist when she was just 12 years old. She did supporting and second heroine roles in movies and serials. She was known for her character as a customary mother in the popular Tamil drama serial, Metti Oli. Shanthi was awarded the Best Actress in a Negative Role for her performance in S. Kumaran’s Tamil Serial, Thendral. The award was given by veteran Director K. Balachander for her role as the mother of Tamizh (played by Deepak Dinkar). She also got her fame after doing the role of Angayarkanni on Sun TV’s Vani Rani. She played Vani and Rani’s mother-in-law. Shanthi was married to Malayalam cameraman, J. Williams in 1979. But the latter passed away in 2005. The couple has four children. Shanthi has acted in dozens of serials and more than 20 films. She has played supporting roles as a mother or mother-in-law in many movies and portrayed lead negative roles in many TV serials fetching her praises from across the industry. Shanthi started acting in 1970 with the film, Vietnam Veedu. Then, she played as Pallavi in the 1980 psychological thriller film Moodu Pani. She appeared as a friend of Rekha who was forced to prostitution. After many years, Shanthi appeared in many films like Gentleman in 1993, Gentle Man Security in 1994, Karuppu Nila in 1995, Kizhakku Mugam and Poove Unakkaga in 1996, Aahaa Enna Porutham in 1997, Sollamale and Kaadhale Nimmadhi in 1998, followed by the Tamil comedy film, Suyamvaram in 1999. She was also in the Tamil films Vaanavil and Unakkaga Mattum. Shanthi portrayed mostly the roles of a mother and a grandmother in films like Manadhai Thirudivittai, Lovely, Roja Kootam, Anniyan, Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal and Climax. Recently, she did the film, Amma Ammamma, a story about Sampath and Saranya, who never have a baby of their own after being married for 15 years. Until they met the couple, Anand, and Devadarshini, and the latter died after giving birth to their second child. Shanthi also started on doing television serials in 1999. She played the role of Padmavathi in Radaan Productions’ Chithi followed by the popular Metti Oli and Annamalai. She was also a part of the popular teleserial Arasi as Chandramathi, the mother of Arasi (played by Raadhika Sarathkumar). She also appeared in serials like Thangam, Pillai Nila, Shanthi Nilayam, Vasantham, Thangamana Purushan, Simran Thirai, Raja Rajeshwari, Kalasam, Bandham and much more. Shanthi was also seen in Amrita’s Innalathe Tharam. Recently, Shanthi also made a guest appearance on ‘Celebrity Kitchen’ along with actress Shri Durga.

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Sreeja Chandran

Sreeja Chandran is an Indian TV actress, who became famous after appearing as the main lead in the Tamil Drama Serial, Saravanan Meenatchi on STAR Vijay. She plays the role of Meenakshi opposite Saravanan (played by Mirchi Senthil). The story is all about the love and the marriage of the two main characters. Their family arranged their traditional marriage, but it was postponed because of the hatred that arises between the family of Saravanan and Meenakshi. The serial received five awards at the 43rd Annual Awards organized by the Mylapore Academy including Sreeja’s Best Female Actor Award. She also received the Favorite Female Actor Award in 2014’s Vijay Television Awards. Sreeja was born on August 6, 1986 in Kerala. She was the daughter of Malayali couple Bala and Shalaija Chandran. She finished her studies at Tiruvalla, Pathanamthitta District and graduated in Kerala’s Calicut University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in History. She recently got married to RJ Senthil Kumar, her co-star in Saravanan Meenatchi. As a child, she was interested in dancing and learned Kathakali and Kuchipudi. She also performed on stage. Her father introduced her to acting in serials when she was 15 years old through his friend, who is a producer. Sreeja is pursuing her career in modeling right after her studies, when suddenly her fortune struck gold and acted in Saravanan Meenatchi. Sreeja became famous for her performances in Malayalam serials and films, as well as Tamil serials. She first entered Mollywood as a child actress in the filmKathapurushan directed by Adoor Gopala Krishnan. She also acted in the Malayalam films like Pularvettam and in Bargavacharitham Moonam Khandam, Sahodaran Sahadevan and M. A. Nishad’s 2006 film Pakal. Apart from the films, she also acted in few Malayalam serials like Shri Krishna Sudama Leela, Asianet Channel’s Amma Thamburatti and Devi Mahathmyam, Pakal Mazha and Swamy Ayyappan. Sreeja also acted in Tamil serials when she was 20-years old in STAR Vijay’s Madurai opposite Mirchi Senthil, which came up as a big success. The people in Tamil Nadu was fascinated with the on-screen chemistry of Sreeja and Senthil and it seems that they are watching a Tamil film in watching Madurai. This took her to great heights as she was considered the most beautiful TV actress ever, in addition to her exquisite performances. She also did serials like Manikoondu, Nila and Meera on Vijay TV and Mundhanai Mudichu on Sun TV. Sreeja is a very homely person and loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves music. She enjoys listening and singing the Ilayaraja songs. Her favorite foods are South and North Indian cuisines, and also Chinese foods.    

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Sreeja Chandran Tamil Actress