Anjali Devi

Anjali Devi ( Telugu: అంజలీదేవి; born August 24, 1927 in Peddapuram; † January 13, 2014 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu ) was a South Indian actress and film producer. She starred in the Telugu film, Tamil Movie and Hindi movie.


Was born as Anjani Kumari in Peddapuram in East Godavari district actress made ​​her stage debut at the age of 10 years, her future husband, the composer Adi Narayana Rao. He taught music and dance. With the Stage Ensemble " Young Men's Happy Club ", she performed in the plays Srinivasa Kalyanam and Premavijayam as well as in dance shows.

Her film debut was in 1947 in C. Pullaiahs Telugu film Gollabhama in the role of a vamp. The director gave her the name Anjali Devi, with whom she performed henceforth. The image of the seductress she served in other early films of her career, including in G. Balaramaiahs Balaraju (1948 ), Keelugurram (1949 ), R. Padmanabhans Raksharekha (1949) and TR Sundaram Sarvadhikari ( 1951). Frequently she was under the direction of V. Raghavaiah front of the camera, so in the hit films Swapna Sundari (1950), Anarkali (1955) and Suvarna Sundari (1957). She was one in particular in the 1950s, one of the leading actresses of the Telugu and Tamil film and stood beside the male stars of both film industries A. Nageswara Rao, NT Rama Rao, MG Ramachandran and Gemini Ganesan on. Other important films of her career were TR Raghunaths Kanavane Kan Kanda Daivam (1955 ), P. Chakravarthi Thirumagal Neelakantans (1957) and Lavakusa (1963 ) by C. Pullaiah and his son C. Srinivasa Rao.

Together with her husband Adi Narayana Rao founded Anjali Devi 1951, the film production company Anjali Pictures, whose first production LV Prasad's film version Poongothai / Pardesi (1953 ) was.

Filmography (selection)

Pictures of Anjali Devi