One of the star actresses in South India during the 80's is Radha. Though she acted only for a decade, Radha managed to work with major directors and heroes of the Telugu and Tamil film industries. Today, she celebrates her 55th birthday. On this occasion, let us revisit this senior actress' career.
Radha was born in Kerala. Her sister Ambika is also a popular South Indian actress. She got spotted by director Bharathiraja. He got cast as a teenager in 1981 film Alaigal Oviathillai. This was Radha's debut film. It also marked the debut of the actor Karthik. In the same year, she acted in another Tamil film called Tik Tik Tik. Radha then made her debut in Telugu cinema in 1982. In that year, she acted in three Telugu films, Prema Moorthulu, Gopala Krishnudu and Mr. Vijay. Radha is best-known for pairing up with Chiranjeevi. Their pair is often considered as one of the best in Telugu cinema. They have acted together in more than 18 films. Some of their works include, Goonda, Adavi Donga, Donga, Raktha Sindhuram, Kondaveeti Raja, Rakshasudu, Jebu Donga, Yamudiki Mogudu, Marana Mrudangam, State Rowdy, Lankeshwarudu, Kondaveeti Donga and Kodama Simham. Radha has also acted alongside various other star heroes like NTR, Sobhan Babu, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Nagarjuna and Krishna.
She married Rajashekharan Nair in 1991. After marriage, she has quit films. The couple has two daughters, Karthika and Tulasi. Both of them are also in the acting profession in the film industry.