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Geetha

Geetha
Name at birth: 
Geetha
Date of Birth (DOB): 
Age: 
55 years old
Native/Birth Place: 
(Hometown) 
Residence: 
(Current city) 
Years active: 
1978–present
Occupation: 
Actress

Geetha is an Indian actress who has performed in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. She debuted in the Tamil language film Bairavi (as Rajinikanth's sister) directed by the veteran Director M Baskar of Oscar Movies. Since then she has acted in over 200 films in all major South Indian languages, and in a few Hindi films.

Geetha made her cinematic debut through the 1978 Tamil film Bairavi as the title character in which she played Rajinikanth's sister. She was a student of class seven when she was cast for the film. When she got handful of movies she discontinued her studies at eight th class to concentrate on movie career. Her performance as Indira in the 1986 Malayalam film Panchagni,[5] based on the true life story of a Naxalite revolutionary Ajitha was well acclaimed and described by The Hindu as "one of Malayalam cinema's landmark heroines". The same year she had more Malayalam releases such as Sukhamo Devi, Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku, Aavanazhi and Geetham, which made her a popular actress in Malayalam cinema. She won the State award for the second best actress in 1989 for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.

Her notable Kannada movies are with Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan and Ambarish. Some of her notable movies include Dhruvataare, Devatha Manushya, Shruthi Seridaaga, and Aakasmika with Rajkumar. Other films are Eradu Rekhegalu, Police Mathu Dada, Mareyada Manikya and Aruna Raaga.

Geetha also acted in Tamil Serials like Kai Alavu Manasu and Engirindho Vanthaal, both directed by K. Balachander. She also starred in the Tamil Serials such as Katha Kathayaam Karanamaam and recently in Rajakumari, where she played Ramya Krishnan's mother which aired on Sun TV.

During 80s and early 90s Geetha was considered by many as one of the most beautiful heroines at that time in South India. Her sensuous physique and the ease with which she used to portray glamor and non-glamor roles got her a huge fan following.

After her marriage in 1997, she quit acting for a brief period. She returned to the industry and has acted, usually as the hero's mother, in movies like Unakkum Enakkum,Santhosh Subramaniam, Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Masters.

In 1997 she married Vasan, an American CPA and Indian Chartered Accountant. The couple live in New Jersey where Vasan is a business promoter and advisor to corporations.