Amrita Rao – Quick 5

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao – Quick 5

We have not heard of Amrita Rao in a while but in a quick chat, she reveals some interesting tid-bits.

Spiritual experience
When I was seven, and accompanied my aunt to Kodaikanal on a spiritual trip to Satya Sai Baba’s ashram. I was curious to know why she was a vegetarian. My aunt explained a few things to me and since that moment I have been vegetarian.

First Offer
When I was in high school and got a call from an event management team telling me that they have selected me from an audition of 54 girls to be face of their fairness cream.

First Project you signed?
When a representatives of music Films Company came to my door with flowers and a cake that said we will make you a star. I signed a three-year movie contract deal.

Big Break
When Gauri Khan saw one of my Coffee ads and asked Farah Khan to audition me for Main Hoon Na.

When MF Hussain pronounced me as his muse eleven years after Madhuri Dixit after watching me in Vivah and made me a part of his historic canvas.

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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.