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Born : April 25, 1943, First Movie : Rechukka, Recent Release : Palleturi Chinnodu,

Personal Profile:

Born: Prameela Devi, 25 April 1943, Chennai.

Died: May 2, 2002 (aged 59), Chennai.

Occupation:Actress

Years active:1954-1985

Spouse(s): Devadas (1972-1990) (divorced)

Children: Kanaka

Family: Raghupathi Venkaiah (grandfather)

Devika or Prameela Devi (1943 - 25 April 2002) was a popular Tamil and Telugu actress. She is regarded as a versatile and graceful heroine of her era. She was known for her natural beauty which was the key in her casting in mythological films like Karnan, thiruvilaiyadal. Her notable films are Sumaithangi, Nenjil oru Aalayam and Marakka Mudiyuma. She is grand daughter of Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu . Ex mayor of Madras Vasudeva Naidu was the uncle of Devika.

Premila changed her name as Devika, which proved to be lucky, In 1958 she made her debut in Mudhalali paired with veteran Film actor S.S.Rajendran With the big Tilagam adorning her forehead, the movie was a Block Buster; Devika represented the quintessential Indian woman, caring, self effacing and sacrificing. Sivaji and Devika figured in some memorable movies like Karnan, that powerful mythological, and the hilarious Bale Pandiya and Kulamagal Radhai, Neelavanam, annai Illam, Pavamanippu among the best. Her looks in fact made her the ideal choice for producers of historical and mythological films. Neela vanam was one of the best movies for her excellent performance. This movie is always memorable and enjoyable her role with Nadigar Thilakam. After seeing this movie nobody will forget Devika. This movie must be watched

Devika also made an indelible mark in family drama, the genre that easily wins the hearts of the audience, both urban and rural. With producers churning out such films, some tear-jerkers and others light, and no dearth of heroines, it was due to her talent and charm that Devika got the opportunity to play memorable roles in films like Vanambadi, Vazhkai Padagu and Nenjam Marappadhillai. If the song Sonnathu needhana... in C.V.Sridhar\'s Nenjil Or Aalayam attained immortality the credit for making it visually poignant goes to Devika, who rendered it in the landmark film. She had carved a niche for herself with her grace and beauty at a time when other heroines vied for the top slot. She did total justice to whatever character she portrayed never failing to give a wholesome performance. She was a blend of grace and charm, a versatile actress Devika acted in about 150 films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

she died in the year 25 april 2002. She is no more.

Filmography:

Shrimad Virat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra (1984)

Adavallu Aligithe (1983)

Papam Pasivaadu (1972) 

Chinnanaati Snehithulu (1971)

Rajakota Rahasyam (Telugu, 1971)

Tara Sasankam (1969)

Gandikota Rahasyam (Telugu, 1969)

Shri Krishnavataram (Telugu, 1967)

Karna (Telugu, 1963)

Mahamantri Timmarusu (Telugu, 1962)

Chitti Tammudu (Telugu, 1962)

Rechukka (Telugu, 1954)

Niluvu Dopidi (1968)

Bhama Vijayam (1967)

Pempudu Kuthuru (1963)

Raktha Sambandham (1962)

Gaali Medalu (1962)

Man-Mauji (1962)

Taxi Ramudu (1961)

Pendli Pilupu (1961)

Gharana (1961)

Papa Pariharam (1961)

Batasari (1961)

Sabash Raja (1961)

Mangalyam (1960)

Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chinthamani (1960)

Shantinivasam (1960)

Sabhash Ramudu (1959)

Varudu Kavali (1957)

 

 
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