Sujatha life and biography

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Sujatha biography

Date of birth : 1952-12-10
Date of death : 2011-04-06
Birthplace : Galle, Srilanka
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-11
Credited as : Bollywood actress, Malayalam films,

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Sujatha was a popular South Indian actress who has performed in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi language films, often with Kamal Haasan. Known for restraint and subtlety in portrayal of varied emotions, Sujatha was introduced to the Tamil film industry by Director K. Balachander as the protagonist in Aval Oru Thodarkathai.

Sujatha spent her childhood in Sri Lanka, where she would actively participate in school plays, and later moved to Kerala when she was about 14. She acted in Ernakulam Junction, a Malayalam film, and soon drew the attention of Balachander.
She died of a cardiac arrest on 6 April 2011 after undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.

Sujatha was born on 10 December 1952 in Galle, Srilanka where she spent her childhood. She would actively participate in school plays, and later moved to Kerala when she was about 14. She acted in Ernakulam Junction, a Malayalam film and soon drew the attention of K. Balachander.

Awards and honours:
1975 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Uravu Solla Oruvan
1976 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Annakili
1977 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Avargal
1979 - Filmfare Best Actress Award for Guppedu Manasu
Kalaimamani award from the Government of Tamil Nadu
Nandi Award for Pelli in 1998.

"My father thought of her as a director's delight. She would understand what exactly the director wanted, internalise the character and perform accordingly", says Pushpa Kandasamy, film producer and daughter of K. Balachander.

She died of a cardiac arrest on 6 April 2011 after undergoing treatment for a heart ailment at her resiidence in Chennai. She is survived by husband Jayakar, son Sajith and daughter Divya.

Selected filmography:

2006 : Vathiyar
2006 : Varalaru (film)
2006 : Sri Ramadasu
2004 : Attagasam
2004 : Arul

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