Rajasree is an acclaimed South Indian Film Actress. Kusuma Kumari, her birth name, was born in the year 1945 in Eluru, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. She is also known by the names Rajasree.T, Gracy, and RajaSri. She got married to Thota Panchajanyam. Unfortunately, her husband died when her child was four years old. She was active in the film industry from the year 1956 to 1979. Today she’s living a decent life, spending her time in meditation.

She is a devotee of Satya Sai Baba and often visits their Chennai center, Sundaram. She lives with her older sister, taking care of her. Rajasree started her career as a child actress in the Tamil film ‘Naga Devathai’. Then she went on to do films in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi from the early 60s to late 70s; she did more than 200 films in all these languages during this period. In the Malayalam films she credited herself with the name Gracy. Rajasree got noticed by the Tamil film ‘ Kadhalikka Neramillai’ (1964).

It was a romantic comedy film produce, directed and written by C V Sridhar. The film was made in Telugu by the name ‘Preminchi Choodu’ and also in Hindi by ‘Pyar Kiye Jaa’ starring Shashi Kapoor and Kishor Kumar. Interestingly, Rajasree played her same character in both the remakes. She is notably famous for her princess role in several Telugu folklore films starring N T Rama Rao and Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao.

Rajasree had shared the screen three times with then actress and the present CM of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa and also with her mother, Sadhana in a movie playing the role of her daughter. In 2004, Rajasree was honored with MGR Award. This award is given after the popular Tamil actor, director, producer and politician M G Ramachandran. He also served Tamil Nadu for three terms as Chief Minister.

Ritu Varma

  Ritu Varma is a model-turned-actress in Telugu film industry. After her studies, she had participated in a contest organized by Dabur Gulabari, the country's leading rose-based beauty brand at the grand finale for its mega model hunt and she was the first runner-up. She was born and was raised up in Hyderabad. After proving her eligibility in the beauty contest she grabbed the opportunity to work in a short film ‘Anukokunda’. She won the best female actress award, and even the film received many awards and applause from many film festivals.  The actress signed a film ‘Baadshah’ which was directed by Sreenu Vaitla and released the film in 2013. She played the role of one cousin as Pinky in the film, and the role was very small. Later on, she was signed for a lead role in a film named 'Prema Ishq Kaadhal' which was directed by Pavan Sadineni. In this film, three actors namely Harshavardhan, Vishnu and Harish were paired with three actresses, Vithika Sheru, Srimukhi and Ritu Varma. 'Prema Ishq Kaadhal' proved to be very successful and even was acclaimed by critics.  In the year 2014, ‘Na Rakumarudu’ released which had Naveen Chandra and Ritu Varma playing the lead roles. Ritu played the role of an engineering student who is in love with Naveen. The film received a mixed response. In the year 2015, there was a solo release for her. The actress acted in a film ’Yevade Subramanyam’ which was directed by debutante filmmaker Nag Ashwin. In this film, actor Nani played the main character with a newcomer Malavika Nair. Ritu was cast in a supporting role in the film.  She was miscast although she had to romance in the film with actor Nani. Currently, the actress is acting in a Tamil movie with Ashok Selvan and Parvathy Nair titled ‘Pirai Thaediya Naatkal’ which is still in filming stage. Another Tamil film is also in the production stage. Also, she has been signed for another Telugu film ‘Pelli Choopulu’ which is again on the floor of production.  Ritu Varma is charming and beautiful and has innocence in her face that makes her a recognized face on the big screen. The actress was born on 10 March 1990 in Hyderabad.

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