Kumari

Other names of Kumari: Nagaraja Kumari Maddela

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.

Karthika Adaikalam Telugu Actress

Karthika Adaikalam

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.

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Mehrene Kaur Pirzada

Mehreen is an Indian actress and model born on November 5,1995. She made her first appearance in the Tollywood film industry with the movie Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha in which she was matched opposite the actor Nani. Mehreen was born in Bathinda village, Punjab, India. Her father is an agriculture landowner and real estate merchant, and her mother is a home maker. She has a sibling named Gurfateh Singh Pirzada, who is also an actor and model. Her grandfather had worked in Indian Army and is now retired. Mehreen did her primary education at the Mayo College Girls School in Ajmer Rajasthan, where she was the School Student's Council Post and Vice-Captain, Mehreen went on to complete her schooling with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum in merit class from the Pathways World School, Gurgaon. She also contributed her services for the NCC (National Cadet Corps), was an active part of the International Rotary Club and the Vice President of the School Interact Club. Being a travel and exploration enthusiast, she is also the Silver Recipient for Gold from the Duke of Edinburgh for Adventure and Trekking for her walk all the way through Ganga and Yamuna up to Gomukh. Mehreen is also a well skilled Bharatnatyam performer. She has represented India at the Young Global Leaders Conference at the Washington D.C. and New York and is also a member of the Round Square Conferences and the Model United Nations (MUN). Additionally, she is a pre-national air gun shooter. Mehreen made her first ramp walk at the young age of 10 years and was honored with the title of 'Kasauli Princess' at a beauty show. She was later honored as the Miss Personality of South Asia Canada in the year 2013 in Toronto. Following that, she led the ramp for popular designers and acted in several commercial ads in India and Canada. She was also The Dove Foundation India (International Print) and the Face of Dove India, which was associated with Nikon for Television and Print Media, Pears Disney Cinderella for television and Theatre advertisements and had even shot for a Thums Up Ad in the Tamil language with actor Vishal. Mehreen made her first appearance with the movie Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha in which she played the role of Mahalakshmi. The movie was directed by Hanu Raghavapudi and was a big hit in the theatres. She will soon be appearing with her Bollywood debut with the movie Phillauri. Directed by Anshai Lal and the movie will be produced by actress Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma and it will be presented under the banner of Clean Slate Films and Fox Star Studios. Anushka Sharma will be playing the female lead role opposite Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh while Suraj Sharma will be paired opposite Mehreen Pirzada. The movie is currently in it shooting stage and will hit the screens on March 31, 2017.

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