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Ratna Kumari, (1948-08-03) August 3, 1948 (age 65), Nellore, India
Vanisri or Ratna Kumari (born 3 August 1948), also known as Vanisree or Vanishree, is a popular Telugu actress in the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. Her portfolio also includes Kannada and Tamil films.
1 Early life,
3 Personal life,
6 Social Service and Welfare Activities,
8 External links,
Early life edit:
Vanisri was born in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1948. Actor S V Ranga Rao gave her screen name Vanisri.
She gained attention with a supporting role in a film penned by K. Balachander titled Sukha Dukhalu (1967), where the famous song "Idi Mallela Velayani" was picturized on her. It led to her first starring role in Telugu films, Marapurani Kadha (1967). She remained a heroine after this film and held the top spot through most of the 1970s.
Vanisri had several super hit and silver jubilee movies, such as Krishnaveni(Telugu Remake of Kannada Movie Sharapanjara), Prem Nagar, Dasara Bullodu, Aradhana, Jeevitha Chakram, Rangula Ratnam, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Bhakta Kannappa, and Bobbili Raja, etc. She played dual roles in Iddaru Ammayilu (1972) edit:
Vanisri is married to a doctor and has a daughter and a son, who are also doctors. She lives in Chennai.
1973 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Jeevana Tarangalu,
1974 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Krishnaveni,
1975 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Jeevana Jyothi,
Kavignar Kannadasan Award in 2001,
Meena Kumari award at the Vamsi Awards in 2004,
Madhavapeddi Prabhavathi awards by the Siva Foundation in 2005,