Shahukar Janaki celebrates her 77th B-day

Shahukar Janaki

Shahukar Janaki

Shahukar Janaki celebrates her 77th B-day
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, December 02, 2008]

Shahukar Janaki’s history in cinema spans by over 385 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam languages. The yesteryear actress debuted in the Telugu movie ‘Shahukaaru’ with NT Rama Rao, produced by Vijaya Productions. Even before her stint in movies, she was a radio jockey for Telugu programs at a tender age of 11. Being a stage artist, she has performed in 300 shows in India and abroad. One of it was her performance for Tana in two Telugu plays scripted by actor Murali Mohan.

Janaki’s cognomen came with the Telugu hit ‘Shahukar’ which got her wide accolades and the name ‘Shahukar’ Janaki. The actress has acted alongside top heroes like A Nageswar Rao, NTR, Jaggaiah in Telugu and with MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan in Tamil. She also did about ten movies with the Kannada superstar Dr. Raj Kumar and many other actors.

Her best performance glittered on screen in the direction of Veteran director K Balachandar with movies like ‘Iru Kodugal’, ‘Ethir Neechal’, ‘Bama Vijayam’ among a few others. For a period of time, she was a part of the Jury for the National Film Awards committee and as the chair person for the State Telugu Film awards committee. An ardent devotee of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the kind hearted thespian has helped the less privileged people in her vicinity.

The veteran actress who is a recipient of the honorable Kalai Maa Mani title celebrates her 77th birthday today on December 2nd.