Actress K.R.Vijaya

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K. R. Vijaya is a popular Indian actress who has performed in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam language films. She started her career in 1960s. She has acted for more than four decades in South Indian cinema. K. R. Vijaya has worked with almost all the stalwarts of South Indian cinema, and played a variety of roles.

Vijaya was born in Kerala, like her mother. Her father was from Andhra Pradesh. She spent most of her childhood in the holy city Palani. Vijayas father wanted her to become an actress, since he was acting in M. R. Radhas drama troupe at the time.K. R. Vijaya used to dance and act on stage. Television had only just come then, so they showed her performances on the television kept in a corner of the stage. Once, when she was dancing in Chennai, the actor Gemini Ganesan was present. He enjoyed her performance and said she had a good chance of becoming famous as a film star. And he was right.

Vijayas first break itself as a heroine in her debut film Karpagam, directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan who also had the privilege of directing her 100th film Nathiyil Muthu!The debut film Karpagam of K. R. Vijaya was released in the 1963. She played a main part and there was no looking back. It was in 1973 that she received the title of Punnagai Arasi in Tiruchirapalli, India.Vijaya has starred in almost 400 films in all the South Indian languages, including 100 films each in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu, and half-a-dozen in Kannada, and one in Hindi titled Oonche Log. Her co-stars in the Hindi movie were Raaj Kumar and Feroz Khan. She received many offers in Hindi, but did not accept them as she was busy in the South.

Some of her critically acclaimed films include Karpagam, Selvam, Saraswathi Sabadham, Nenchirukkum Varai, Namma Veetu Theivam (this was the movie in which she first started depicting deities), Dheergasumangali (She first started playing a mother in this film), Idhayakamalam, Thangapathakkam, Thirusoolam ... The list is long.Vijaya reminisces about her first director "who gave her life" K. S. Gopalakrishnan who also directed her in her 100th film Nathaiyil Muthu. She privileged to work with some very good directors, co-stars and technicians. She also acts in the suntv teleserial Raja Rajeswari.

K. R. Vijaya has performed in many films. Her first film was Karpagam in 1963, where she portrayed the main character, also called Karpagam,the movie went well and she was also praised for her role. Apart from acting in many films, she has also acted in Raja Rajeswari and Kudumbam, two teleserials, that are shown on TV in both India and Sri Lanka. The following is the (incomplete) list of films in which she has performed.

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ammu, malaysia on 23-07-2013

k .r vijaya amma family any grandson or daugther acting tamil film new generation/ i saw many of amma k.r vijaya movie wonder mother acting mother roll old classic movies also i saw .well acted all lengdary m.r g, sivaji, gemini,a lot off them big uncle .and grand uncle.that my comment.

bala, malaysia on 03-01-2013

You are a beautiful actress.

Indrani, Canada on 11-09-2012


SANKARAN, CHENNAI on 27-03-2012

KR Vijaya amma is a wonderfull actress who plays a role goddess very well. We have not seen goddess but very if we see amma in those roles than no need to see the god. Those roles are most suitable only for few and amma is one of few. In one of the Kannada movie she had played the role of Shiva-parvathi , Vishnu-lakshmi, brahma-saraswathi all 6 roles in one song. God should give her long life with good health n happiness.

Vinay, Bangalore on 10-10-2013

She is a good acter and good mother

R.vasanthapriya, Friend on 13-07-2013

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