Anjali Devi

  • Birthday: 24. August 1927
  • Birthplace: Peddapuram, East Godavari district, Madras Presidency, British India
  • Awards: Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu – Anarkali (1955), Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu – Suvarna Sundari (1957), Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu – Chenchu Lakshmi (1958), Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu – Jayabheri (1959), Honorary doctorate from Nagarjuna University, Guntur., Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 1994 for her lifetime service to the Telugu film industry., She received the prestigious ANR National Award in 2008.

Biography

Anjali Devi (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); 24 August 1927 – 13 January 2014) was a Telugu & Tamil actress and producer. She was well known for her role as the mythological Sita in Lava Kusha as well as for the titular roles in movies like Suvarna Sundari and Anarkali.

Anjali Devi was born in Peddapuram, East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, India, as Anjani Kumari. She changed her name to Anjani Kumari when acting in dramas. Later, director C. Pullaiah changed her name to Anjali Devi.


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