Karthika Adaikalam

Other names of Karthika Adaikalam: Karthika Nair

Karthika Adaikalam is a Tamil actress who vanished away after acting in a few Tamil movies. She is one star who seemed to be on her way to being a Kollywood star with a good look and talent. She appeared in ‘Thoothukudi’ a gangster film released in 2006, which did well in rural areas. She also made her presence felt in’ Raman Thediya Seethai’ (2008) alongside five actors and four actresses. But after that, there hadn’t been any bigger breaks coming from the Karthika Adaikalam corner. Hence, the industry had written her off totally. But in 2015, she was just heard of appearing in a movie which is yet to take off. When she appeared in ‘Thoothukudi’, everyone had thought we had seen the birth of a new leading heroine in Kollywood. But that was not to be.

She appeared in different movies over the years, but she could not match the box office success. It is a little harsh to call Karthika Adaikalam a one-hit wonder because she actually appeared in three average hit movies. In a film like ‘Naalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu’, she looked very cute, and her performance was very commendable, Karthiga did the vulnerable job in a few movie that she appeared, but her male co-star was not that appalling. She had connoted herself well with few movies that she had acted. In ‘Pirappu’(2207), she acted with Prabha but as the film had the same old romance tale of a boy and girl, the film did not fare well in box-office. She acted with all average heroes like Hari Kumar, Prabha, Prithi, P. Kumaran, Deepu, and Yuva Karthik, etc. It is difficult to have a huge movie hit with less popular stars that is exactly the case with Karthika. Even in many of her movies, casting has not been the very perfect hence it was interesting to see her career turned out to be vanishing or not. After 2010, she was not visible on the screen at all. However, even after acting in eight films, she has not really propped up in any hit movies. She was born on May 3, 1991, in Thirukadaiyur, Tamil Nadu.

Kanakam Telugu Actress

Kanakam

T Kanakam is one of the earliest actresses in the history of Tollywood movie industry. She is also a Telugu film and theater actress in who made her mark in singing too; Kanakam had a long run as a theater and film artist. As a theater artiste, she believed a lot in melodramatic acting that had characters’ emotions to add layers of nuance to her roles that she played in mythological or social or drama films. This actress has acted with veterans like NTR, ANR, Shobhan Babu, Krishna and others in many successful movies of her time. Kanakam began her career as a singer in All India Radio as a voice artist and had performed in Aakashavani Balala program during her childhood. Later she took an interest to join films too. She made her debut in films with Gruhapravesam in 1946. Her popular movies include Gunasundari Katha, Keelu Gurram, Pathala Bhairavi, and Bhakta Prahlada, etc. Bhakta Prahlada, which released in 1967, was her last film. After quitting films, she moved to Vijayawada again where she spent her childhood. This actress was born in Kharagpur in West Bengal and later had moved to Vijayawada. She gained popularity for playing the character of Nayakuralu Nagamma in Palnati Yuddham and Sri Krishna in Kurukshetram dramas. She was also a popular stage artiste in Andhra Pradesh. Her drama troupes made her famous in stages as such troupes were organized throughout Andhra Pradesh then. For her contribution to stage and theater, she was honored with the Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) Theatre Art Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2004. She also has received many Andhra Pradesh Awards to her credit. The actress had passed ways at her residence in Vijayawada on 21 July 2015.

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Kumari

Kumari (known as Nagaraja Kumari Maddela) is an Indian actress, former fashion model and former beauty queen too. As the 40’s turned into 50’s, the aspiring actress began her career in Telugu films. She is the first Indian actress whose face appeared with Lux beauty soap, and she is also the first actress to play a dual role in the screen. A natural performer, Kumari earned a handful of good roles in Telugu films, including ‘Dasavatharam’, ‘Amma’ and ‘Usha’ in the late 30's. Kumari played many mythological characters in the films. She essayed the character of Chitralekha (Amma) and Seetha, Lakshmi and Yashodhara (Dasavatharam). Her debut film was Dasavatharam in 1936. Kumari had an inclination towards acting and always had wanted to shine as an actress. But her family was against her will, and she had to take help of her own relative who later became her agent and she went to sing many films with the help of her relative Anjaiah Puvvala. She is the first lady star to get a contact for three films from Vauhini Studios. As in those days, heroines had to do their own playback in films, she had to give a voice for her songs in many films, and thus she became a renowned singer of her time. Sumangali, which released in 1940, established her as a top actress. Her films like Tulasidas, Maayapilla, Mugguru Maratilu were a landmark in her career. She played a dual role of Asha and Roopa in film ‘Maayapilla’ and even appeared as a Maharani in 1951 flick Malliswari. In early 50’s she appeared in films like "Pempudu Koduku" and "Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam". After mid-50’s she appeared as supporting actress as heroines like Bhanumathi replaced her as a singer, actress, and musician. Kumari was born in Tenali. Later in 1959, she moved to Vijayawada. This versatile actress passed away on March 3, 2008. She joined the ranks of the legendary as being the first model and actress who lent her voice for many projects.

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Kumari Telugu Actress