Vijayashanti life and biography

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Vijayashanti biography

Date of birth : 1966-06-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-09
Credited as : Bollywood actress, Malayalam films, National Film Award

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Vijayashanti is an Indian actress who has starred in over 185 movies in seven languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. She was born in nirmal, Andhra Pradesh, India on June 24, 1964. She is credited as "The Lady Superstar" and "The Action Queen of Indian Cinema".

She is credited as "The Lady Superstar" of South Indian cinema. She has won the National Film Award (Best Actress) for Karthavyam in 1991. She played a wide variety of roles including glamorous roles,action heroine, tough cop, Goddess, sentimental roles and proved herself in all roles. She is ever rememberd for her versatality including acting, dancing, fighting skills.

In 1997 she started her political career by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Soon she was made the secretary of BJP's Women's Wing (Bharateeya Mahila Morcha). During the 1999 Indian general elections she was named BJP's contestant from the Cuddapah Lok Sabha seat against Sonia Gandhi of Congress(I) (however, she withdrew from the race after Sonia Gandhi decided to contest from Bellary). She started her own political party, Talli Telangana, which merged into Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) due to lack of strenght and support, in January 2009.

From 1999 her movie appearances decreased as she focused on her political career. By 2004 she had stopped signing new films. In 2009 General Election of 15th Lok Sabha she won Medak seat. She is actively participating in the telangana agitation for a separate state for the telangana region.


2006: Naayudamma co-starring Prabhu Deva
2004: Indirammada
2003: Shivani; Bhannari Amman (Tamil) dubbed into Telugu as 'Maha Chandi'
2002: Sri Srimathi Sathyabhaama co-starring Raghu; Sambhavi IPS; Saahasa Baludu Vichitra Kothi; Rifles (Kannada) dubbed into Telugu as 'Vandemaataram'


National Film Award - Best Actress - Karthavyam (1990).
Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) - Osey Ramulamma (1997).
Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) - Kartavyam (1990).
Filmfare Best Actress Award (Telugu) - Prathighatana (1983).
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (South) in Indian Cinema (2003).
Mannan (1992) - Filmfare Best Actress Award (Tamil).
Kartavyam (1990) - Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Osey Ramulamma (1997) - Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Bharatanaari (1989) - Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Pratighatana (1985) - Nandi Award for Best Actress.
Neti Bharatam (1983) - Nandi Award for Best Actress.

She also received the Nandi Award for Best supporting actress in 1982,1983.

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