Bhanumathi Ramakrishna

Other names of Bhanumathi Ramakrishna: Dr. Paluvayi Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna is a versatile film personality. She has worked in different languages and has donned the role of an actress, producer, director, singer, songs writer and book writer. She has involved herself mostly in Tamil and Telugu languages. She received the prestigious Padma Bhushan during the year 2003. 

Born on 7th September 1925 in Doddavaram village she was familiar with acting since her childhood since her father worked in several stage shows. She got trained from her father, who had a passion for classical music, in music at her early years. Bhanumathi debuted in the film industry during the year 1935 and went to work in over 200 flicks in Tamil and Telugu. She was revered as Ashtavadhani due to her versatility. She also had a stint with editing and studio management. Bhanumathi is well-versed in philosophy and astrology. 

The 1939 flick Vara Vikrayam is her debut venture in Tollywood. But it was Krishna Prema which gained her recognition. Swargaseema is a landmark film in Bhanumathi’s career. Chakrapani, Vipranarayana, Malliswari, Laila Majnu, Anthastulu and Batasari were some of her noteworthy movies. The year 1949 saw her entering Tamil film industry; she acted in the flick Ratnakumar. Her first directorial venture is Chandirani. This film was made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi at the same time. Her final attempt at films is with Pelli Kanuka, during the year 1998.

C.N Annadurai aptly preferred the title “Nadippukku Ilakkanam” to Bhanumathi. She was such a courageous and multi-faceted actress that even stalwarts like MGR and Sivaji Ganesan were afraid of her prowess. Annai is a renowned flick of Bhanumathi in Tamil.

Bhanumathi was such a sportive person that concerns like rat biting her nails during a shooting didn’t affect her. Bhanumathi is brilliant in both Hindustani and Carnatic music. In fact, she sang in her own voice for her films. At later stages of her career, Bhanumathi worked in several organizations that were connected to movies. Bhanumathi has also received an award from the Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy for her literary prowess. 

Bhanumathi was very much involved in social working. She involved herself in noble causes including giving the needy free education. Bhanumathi, along with her husband, P S Ramakrishna Rao, founded Bharani Pictures, a renowned production venture. She has various awards to her credit. She breathed her last at the ripe old age of 80.

Bhanu Sri Mehra

Bhanushree Mehra, who is an Indian movie artist, has made appearances in three Indian languages Telugu, Tamil and Punjabi. Bhanushree was born on November 19th, 1986 in the city of Amritsar, Punjab. Bhanu completed her primary education in the city of Dehradun, situated in Uttarakhand state. She finished her college in Mumbai, Maharashtra and graduated in Mass Media. Bhanu was a model for television advertisements and print advertisements. Bhanu made her entry into Tollywood through “Varudu” directed by Gunasekhar. The movie has other actors like Allu Arjun and Arya. Before the release of the movie, the crew members were careful enough not to show Bhanu in any of the movie’s promotions. The reason was to add suspense to the character that she did in the movie. The movie had a mixed response and failed at the box-office. Bhanushree’s debut movie did no good to her  and she failed to get a chance to do mega ventures in Telugu. Before her appearance in movie “Varudu”, Bhanu had made a guest appearance in the Hindi movie “Bachna Ae Haseeno”. Bhanu made her entry into the Tamil film industry through flick “Udhayan” in which she played a role opposite Arulnithi. She did the second female lead in the movie. So far in her career, she has been doing the second female leads in Tamil and Telugu movies. Bhanushree Mehra got major roles in three Punjabi movies. Also, Bhanu took up a Hindi movie by title “Boyss Toh Boyss Hain”. Her Telugu projects “Prematho Cheppana”, “Chilkur Balaji” came to a standstill. In 2015, she allocated call-sheets for the Tamil movie “Simba”. She would be doing the role of media reporter in the movie. Also, she has finished shooting for Kannada movie “Deal Raja” alongside Komal Kumar. Another version of this Bio... Bhanushree was born on 19th November, 1986 in Amritsar, Punjab. She did her schooling from Dehradun, and later she made her way to the economic capital of India, Mumbai to study Mass Media as her undergraduate course. This city of opportunities brought her modeling and advertisement assignments while pursuing graduation. She was first seen in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer “Bachna Ae Haseeno” (2008). The actress was seen in a very small role in the movie. She played one of Mahi’s Friends (Minissha Lamba). She went unnoticed in the movie. She continued her career in modeling and advertisement after that movie. In 2010, the actress got a huge break in a Telugu movie called “Varudu” which is a directorial venture by Gunasekhar. She paired opposite Allu Arjun who happens to be a youth icon in regional movies. The PR team for the movie made a very strange promotional strategy by keeping the identity of the Heroine secret until the release of the movie.The purpose was to follow the story line of the movie. The movie was not a success, and not even critics gave the verdict to the performances of the actors in the movie. The movie was declared a flop. This made the actresses career stagnant for some time. As the actress could not prove herself in her debut film, she lost the opportunity to cast in high profile Telugu movies. Later on, she tried her luck in Tamil films. The movie “Udhayan” starring actor Arulnithi and actress Pranitha had her in the second lead. This movie also could not make its mark. The actress was later seen in second lead roles in regional movies. She, being a Punjabi, made her way to Punjabi regional movies. She was seen in three Punjabi movies hailing a success. She bagged a low budget Hindi movie called “Boyss Toh Boyss Hain”. She signed many Telugu movies which did not release. She was last seen in the movie called “Simba” where the actress bagged the role of a news reporter. Her first Kannada movie “Deal Raja” happens to be the start of her career in Kannada regional movies also. The actress says she is looking for it and is very excited. Another version of this bio... Bhanushree Mehra is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi films. Being a Punjabi girl, Bhanushree did her schooling from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India and moved to Mumbai to pursue her graduation in Mass Media, followed by modeling in commercial and print ads. She was a debutant in Gunasekar’s “Varudu” opposite Allu Arjun and Arya. The film, however, turned out be a bomb at the box office which made her unnoticed and did not make her lead a high profile role in the Telugu Film Industry. Before “Varudu” happened, she played the role of a friend in the Bollywood movie “Bachna Ae Haseeno”, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Minissha Lamba and Bipasha Basu. BhanuShree later on went  to play second lead in “Udhayan” alongside Arulnithi and Pranitha, which failed miserably. Then, she started landing in secondary roles in most of the Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu movies. She also shot for a Hindi film, “Boys Toh Boys Hain”. Afterwards, many of her Telugu Films didn’t see a rise in her theatrical career graph. In 2015, she took up a new Tamil Film, which would see her playing as a news reporter, titled “Simba”. She recently debuted in the Kannada Industry  with the movie “Deal Raja” .

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