But it wasn’t just that. I would have to ask my mother, but now, she ‘s no more.”, Her mother, Rudramma Devi, was an important figure in Saroja Devi’s life. “I miss her terribly. Her other successful films from this period include Thande Makkalu (1971), Papa Punya (1971), Gunavanthudu (1975), Katha Sangama (1976), Sri Renukadevi Mahathme (1977), with Chiranjeevi, then with Vishnuvardhan in Shani Prabhava (1977) and Rudranaga (1984). ViswanathanDirection: A.C.TrilokaDescription : Anbe Vaa is a Tamil Comedy Film. ‘You have houses, cars, and the most expensive jewellery. The last of four daughters born to Bhairappa and Rudramma, Saroja was almost given away for adoption, when her father intervened. B. Saroja Devi is a Indian Film Actress, who was born on in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. And the movies themselves – in the past five years – are so standard that they seem factory-assembled, she says. Sridhar. Her grandfather, Mayanna Gowda wanted her to be given away for adoption, but her father refused to do so. Gopal, on the other hand, has fallen in love with a village lass, Gowri – played by B.Saroja Devi. 44 (views) Mayra. The young and glamourous Jayalalithaa was also a part of the film. Her father Bhairappa was a Police Officer. The Saroja Devi interview is a Silverscreen exclusive. Women chose to act after marriage, and were still revered. Tritt Facebook bei, um dich mit Saroja Devi Raman und anderen Nutzern, die du kennst, zu vernetzen. Her father Bhairappa worked for the police department, and her mother Rudramma was a homemaker. We saw each other sporadically, but I knew that he cared.”. Her grandfather, Mayanna Gowda wanted her to be given away for adoption, but her father refused to do so. Discover Saroja Devi B. As in 2020, Saroja Devi B.‘s age is * years. And did a lot to help me change my bad ways,” she laughs. Saroja Devi also worked as the president of Kannada Film Commerce Corporation, Kantirava Studios for some time. For the 60s, this was quite a progressive film. Maran, meanwhile, is working hard, to … Saroja Devi organized many donation camps in the name of her late husband Sri Harsha, daughter Bhuvaneshwari and her mother. She went on to work in other leading Hindi actors, including Rajendra Kumar in Sasural (1961), Sunil Dutt in Beti Bete (1964) and Shammi Kapoor in Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1963). But her mother … I was raised very strictly, and was taught to be a ‘gentle woman’. Even though their acting collaboration had ended, MGR continued to be a part of her life. Saroja Devi signed up for the film Ladies Hostel in 1985, but stopped shooting after her husband fell ill. Puthiya Paravai was one such film. Rudramma Devi carefully orchestrated Saroja’s career, and was, by all accounts, the original Momager. We were a humble family, and quite a large one at that. She is an actress, known for (1963), (1964) and (1978).. Born on , , Saroja hails from , , . She was also the chairperson of Kantheerava Studios, Bangalore.Saroja Devi organized many donation camps in the name of her late husband Sri Harsha, daughter Bhuvaneshwari and her mother and has organized Charitable Trusts, rehabilitation centers and health programmes. The Tamil film Nadodi Mannan (1958) made her one of the top actresses in Tamil cinema. She didn’t need any makeup at all,” Saroja exclaims. She has faded memories of an uneventful childhood. Idhai ubhayogithukolvathu unadhu thiramai alla kadamai,” he had said. But in the subsequent years, Saroja Devi learnt Telugu language. Actress Saroja Devi will be on the hot seat on Thursday to make the week special. Her father Bhairappa was a Police Officer. “He was my saviour. A young Saroja Devi was often chaperoned to … Saroja Devi's children included her daughter Bhuvaneshwari and two grandchildren Indira and Gautam. , The pairing of Sivaji Ganesan and Saroja Devi gave 22 back-to-back hit movies: 1: Thangamalai Ragasiyam (1957), 2: Sabaash Meena (1958), 3: Engal Kudumbam Perisu (1958), 4: Bhaaga Pirivinai (1959), 5: School Master (Hindi) (1959), 6: Irumbu Thirai (1960), 7: Vidivelli (1960), 8: Palum Pazhamum (1961), 9: Paarthaal Pasi Theerum (1962), 10: Valar Pirai (1962), 11: Aalayamani (1962), 12: Kulamagal Radhai (1963), 13: Iruvar Ullam (1963), 14: Kalyaniyin Kanavan (1963) and 15: Puthiya Paravai (1964), After 1968, Saroja Devi's career in Tamil cinema gradually declined, and she became more active in Kannada movies. Her father, the village pradhan, drank heavily and died early. She returned to acting on insistence by film producers and her fans. A trip to the local market is not complete without people (of all ages) mobbing her. Though her mother asked her to stop acting after her mairrage, her husband did not want her to waste her talent. B. Saroja Devi. With Ravichandran she acted in the successful films Odum Nadhi (1969), Snegithi (1970), Malathi (1970), and Pathu Matha Bandham (1974). She will be accompanied by Geetha Radha, Radikaa’s mother. She had her schooling in St. Theresa School, Chamarajpet. Much of what we got, we spent. That, and some lovely diamonds. “It was my fault. There’s evening tea. Later on, Saroja would rely heavily on her dancing skills to establish her Hindi film career. , The pair of MGR-Saroja Devi gave 26 back-to-back hit films together, which included 1: Nadodi Mannan (1958), 2: Thirudathe (1961), 3: Thaai Sollai Thattadhe (1961), 4: Paasam (1962), 5: Kudumba Thalaivan (1962), 6: Maadappura (1962), 7: Thayai Katha Thanayan (1963), 8: Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum (1963), 9: Needhikkuppin Paasam (1963), 10: Dheiva Thaai (1964), 11: Padagotti (1964), 12: Aasai Mugam (1965), 13: Nadodi (1966), 14: Thali Bhagyam (1966), 15: Naan Aanaiyittal (1966), 16: Petralthan Pillaiya (1966) and 17: Arasa Kattalai (1967). Saroja Devi was born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (now Bengaluru, Karnataka) on 7 January 1938. Anbe Vaa - Tamil MovieStar Cast: M.G.R, Saroja Devi, Nagesh, Manoram, Asogan and OthersMusic: M.S. MGR found it quite funny when Saroja Devi innocently explained her dilemma to him during the filming of Naadodi Mannan. And when I finally came into money, I was in no mood to enjoy the money I’d earnt, because there was very little left. “I felt like I was missing something. Her last film with MGR was Arasa Kattalai (1967), which also starred Jayalalithaa. Her son, Gautham Ramachandran, has been named after the actor. My mother managed my career and other things. The recipients of the award including K. J. Yesudas, Vyjayantimala, Anjali Devi, Ambareesh, Jayanthi and others.. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.  She served as the vice-president of Kannada Chalanchitra Sangha, and as a member of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams's local advisory committee. In my time, it was not so. The result was there for all to see. Apart from being an Actor, B. Saroja Devi is an artist and Housewife, Successful Mother. Actress B Saroja Devi casts her vote. We also financed less prosperous relatives. “My father often used to tell me that I walked like I was skipping away on clouds. She was cast opposite the leading actor Dr. Rajkumar in several Kannada films, including Mallammana Pavada (1969), Nyayave Devaru (1971), Sri Srinivasa Kalyana (1974), Babruvahana (1977) and Bhagyavantharu (1977). Men wanted to marry her. Even then, while other heroines chose to do supporting roles to stay relevant, Saroja Devi insisted on being the female lead. She has organized many donation camps in the name of her husband and her mother. His widowed mother (Pandari Bai) undergoes many problems, and sacrifices her married life in order to keep a secret. “A young man approached me late at night one day,” Saroja recounts. 62 (views) Kushak. That it had blockbuster songs was an added benefit. B. Saroja Devi (born 7 January 1938) is an Indian actress who has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies. Beloved, Uncertain. She was also the chairperson of Kanteerava Studios, Bangalore. Her early successes in Kannada cinema included Chintamani (1957), School Master (1958) and Jagajyothi Basveshwara (1959).    She is known by the epithets "Abinaya Saraswathi" (Saraswathi of acting) in Kannada and "Kannadathu Paingili" (Kannada's Parrot) in Tamil. So I danced the best dances of my life. I prayed to God fervently; I don’t know why he didn’t heed my prayers.” Saroja seems on the brink of tears, but quickly recovers. Saroj (B. Saroja Devi) lives a poor lifestyle in Nagpur along with her widowed mother, Leela Sharma (Lalita Pawar) and a younger sister, Nanhi. film awards", https://starofmysore.com/interview-with-b-saroja-devi-the-queen-of-tamil-cinema-1/, "Dr. B Saroja Devi - A Model Actress - Saroja Devi known for her philanthropic gestures has donated a", http://www.uniindia.com/multi-lingual-actress-jayanti-wins-b-saroja-devi-national-award/states/news/834469.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=B._Saroja_Devi&oldid=998831320, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2019, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2016, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sallabasundari (Thoppulusundari) (Telugu), 2009 - Natya Kaladhar Award— Tamil cinema, by Bharat Kalachar Chennai, 2007 - NTR award for remarkable achievement by Karnataka Telugu Academy, 2007-Rotary Sivaji Award by the Charitable Trust and Rotary Club of Chennai, 2006 Vijay Award for Contribution to Tamil Cinema, 2003 Dinakaran award for All-round Achievement, 1997 Lifetime achievement awards by Cinema Express in Chennai, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 06:38. “It was perhaps the lack of confidence. Name . Rudramma Devi carefully orchestrated Saroja’s career, and was, by all accounts, the original Momager. People would ask for more. Her grandfather, Mayanna Gowda wanted her to be given away for adoption, but her father refused to do so. “The women, too, look much the same. Post her marriage though, Saroja Devi stopped acting with MGR; her last film with the actor being Arasa Kattalai in 1967. She is also involved with charitable trusts, rehabilitation centers and health programs. However, Saroja Devi desires to play the character of a mother-in-law who not only controls the joint family but is also a role model for family members. M.G.R is a wealthy industrialist who decides to take a break at his Shimla home away from business concerns. “I miss her terribly. In the late 50s, this young girl from Karnataka emerged as the best choice to star opposite MGR. Saroja Devi was born on 7th January 1942 in Bangalore, Karnataka. Small talk is mandatory, Saroja Devi is a stickler for rules that way. Prisha. 42 (views) Sanvi. “I knew my worth. I loved the adulation. Next, she acted in B. R. Panthulu's Tamil film Thangamalai Ragasiyam (1957), in which she performed a dance sequence. What more do you want? , Saroja Devi's debut movie and also her first major success was Honnappa Bhagavatar's Kannada film Mahakavi Kalidasa (1955), in which she played a supporting role. In 1962 she was crowned "Chaturbhaasha Taare", because of her popularity in these four languages. 0:28. It wasn’t an easy feat. Even now, she is the only one who’d remember much of what happened during my life better than I do.”. Unexpectedly, Saroja Devi’s life was fraught with financial troubles around the time of her wedding. Saroja becomes a little sombre when I tell her this. “People often mistake this for immaturity,” she rues. And that Saroja Devi looked like a dream, didn’t hurt either. Playing next. At the age of 17, Saroja Devi got her big break with her movie, the Kannada film Mahakavi Kalidasa (1955). She has been prominent since 1955. Today's Trending Hindu Names . Her mother Rudramma was a house wife. I felt like it when MGR sir chose me for his film.”, Saroja is still childlike – the obvious signs of age, and the stray gray hair aside, nothing about her will likely reveal her true age.  Her father Bhairappa worked for the police department, and her mother Rudramma was a homemaker. She opens a huge album, shows pictures from her film career, reminding me of all the sprightly heroines she has played on screen.. Latha from Puthiya Paravai, Muthazhagi from Padagotti, they’re all there; the arched eyebrows conveying disdain in one, and the nose, petulant in love in another. Dainty cups, the works. When directors used to ask me to act like a ‘thimiru pudicha ponnu‘, I would stutter.”. She was a mere prop for comedy. She has been asked for a bit of her hair, her clothing, and once, even a handkerchief she’d used. The differences do not end there - Malti is the daughter of a mill owner driving a Rs30,000 car, while Manju, the daughter of a single mother, is in dire need of a job. Saroja Devi spoke readily about her life, but it was difficult for me to piece together the story from the scattered fragments that she shaped with her staccato words. “It was a crazy time. … She was always by her side, accompanying her to film sets all around the world. The Tamil cinema heroine is now a standardised format. , She worked with Gemini Ganesan in Pen Endral Pen (1967), Panama Pasama (1968), Thamarai Nenjam (1968), Ainthu Latcham (1969), Thanga Malar (1969), Kula Vilakku (1969), Malathi (1970) and Kann Malar (1970). His beautiful joy,” Saroja says. Her friends were all married, with children. He subsequently died in 1986, and she resumed shooting only in 1987. Bollywood actress Preity Zinta casts her vote, Mumbai - Tv9 Gujarati. When she was asked in an interview as to how she did not discontinue acting due to her mother's insistence after 1967, she quoted: "Dilip Kumar once said he has asked Saira Banu to not to stop acting profession. Initially, she refused his … The film was successful, but Saroja Devi refused to sign up for any more films. She has already picked out a bride for Gopal, the beautiful Prema – played by Radha while her husband, Chandhrasekar prefers that Gopal marries his niece Jaya – played by G.Sakunthala. I put my heart, soul and aching feet into it.”. The first Telugu film featured dubbing; wherein, Krishna Kumari dubbed her voice in Panduranga Mahatyam (1957). In particular, her saris and jewellery from the Tamil movies Enga Veettu Pillai (1965) and Anbe Vaa (1966) were popularized widely in magazines. And, in this celebrity-obsessed world, life for Saroja Devi has become quite troublesome, indeed. Saroja Devi B., Actress: Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham. After he passed away, I felt like my life had ended.  Her husband hence encouraged her to continue acting from 1970, and their marriage lasted till his death in 1986. Devi at the 54th National Film Awards function, in New Delhi on 2 September 2008. Her Hindi films included Sasural (1960), Opera House (1961), Pareeksha, Hong Kong (1962) and Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1963), which became successful. She starred opposite Sivaji Ganesan in Parambariyam (1993), and then performed a few roles as a supporting actress. “He was constantly pitted against Sivaji Ganesan. I still feel like I’m whiling away my time, waiting for him to come take me away.”. Her mother Rudramma was a house wife. 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Her husband helped her overcome these problems, and taught her how to manage her finances.. 's salary, estimated earning, lifestyle, and Income reports. It took me a while to get back up again. popularly known as B. Saroja Devi (born 7 January 1938), is an Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi movies. “I couldn’t dub for myself, my Hindi was too chaste for that. Her mother, Rudramma Devi, was an important figure in Saroja Devi’s life. I did 50 in my first two years,” she laughs. “He even attended the naming ceremony. She continued starring in Tamil movies opposite Sivaji Ganesan after her marriage: 16: En Thambi (1968), 17: Anbalippu (1969), 18: Anjal Petti 520 (1969), 19: Arunodhayam (1971), 20: Thenum Paalum (1971), 21: Paarambariyam (1993) and 22: Once More (1997). Her dear, dear friend Jayalalithaa though, “was the most beautiful woman on Earth.” She grows a little gloomy, then. , In 2010, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan instituted Padmabhushan B. Saroja Devi National Award, a lifetime achievement award to honour artists in the field of performing arts, annually. After her marriage in 1967, she continued to be the second in demand actress in Tamil films till 1974, but she continued to be one of the top actresses in Telugu and Kannada cinema from 1958 until the 1980s. “She was so pretty.  She is known by the epithets "Abhinaya Saraswathi" (Saraswathi of acting) in Kannada and "Kannadathu Paingili" (Kannada's Parrot) in Tamil.. B. Saroja Devi also one of the most popular Actor around the globe. After a decade of romancing men and marrying them, Saroja wanted to do all that in real life. She was in debt, and most of the first few years of her marriage were spent paying them off. Saroja Devi was first spotted by Honnappa Bhagavathar while she was singing at the school function at the age of 13. Ego was suicide for artistes, he would say. 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