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This page relates to the famous south indian actress, Vanisri
Born Ratna Kumari
Nellore, India
Other names Kalabinetri
Occupation Actor

Vanisri, also known as Vanisree or Vanishree, is a popular Telugu actress in the mid-1960s to the late 1970s. Her portfolio also includes Kannada and Tamil films.


She gained attention with a supporting role in a film penned by K. Balachander titled Sukha Dukhalu (1967), where the famous song "Idi Mallela Velayani" was picturized on her. It led to her first starring role in Telugu films, Marapurani Kadha (1967). She remained a heroine after this film and held the top spot through most of the 1970s.

Vanisri had several super hit and silver jubilee movies, such as Krishnaveni(Telugu Remake of Kannada Movie Sharapanjara), Prem Nagar, Dasara Bullodu, Aradhana, Jeevitha Chakram, Rangula Ratnam, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Bhakta Kannappa, and Bobbili Raja, etc. She played dual roles in Iddaru Ammayilu (1972)[Telugu Remake of 1969 release Kannada film Kappu Bilupu), Ganga Manga (1973 remake of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta), Jeevana Jyothi (1975), and Chilipi Krishnudu (1978). She financed and starred in Shyam Benegal's only Telugu film Anugraham (1977), co-starring Smita Patil. She acted with Sivaji Ganesan in a number of films such as Uyarntha Manithan (1968), Nirai Kudam (1969), Vasantha Maligai (1972), Sivakamiyin Selvan (1974), Vani Rani (Tamil remake of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta) (1974) and Nallathoru Kudumbam (1979). In the late 1970s, Vanisri left films to get married and have a son and a daughter.

Vanisri returned to film in the late 1980s acting in mother roles, such as her character in Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989). She was also in the 1999 hindi film Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal directed by Telugu director K. Raghavendra Rao. She often portrays arrogant mothers-in-law or aunts. Vanisri has acted in television serials as well.

She also worked as politician in Congress party.

Personal life[edit]

Vanisri is married to a doctor and has a daughter and a son, who are also doctors. She lives in Chennai now.



Main article: Vanisri filmography
  • Satya Harishchandra in Kannada in 1965
  • Bangaru Panjaram in Telugu in 1965
  • Mangamma Sapatham in Telugu in 1965
  • Shri Krishna Tulabharam in Telugu in 1966
  • Rangula Ratnam in Telugu in 1966
  • Ummadi Kutumbam in Telugu in 1967
  • Aada Paduchu in Telugu in 1967
  • Kanchukota in Telugu in 1967
  • Ranabheri in Telugu in 1968
  • Asadhyudu in Telugu in 1968
  • Nindu Hridayalu in Telugu in 1969
  • Bhale Rangadu in Telugu in 1969
  • Aatmeeyulu in Telugu in 1969
  • Jagat Jetteelu in Telugu in 1970
  • Drohi in Telugu in 1970
  • Kathanayika Molla in Telugu in 1970
  • Iddaru Ammayilu in Telugu in 1970
  • Kaasidre Kailasa in Kannada in 1970
  • Prem Nagar in Telugu in 1971
  • Jeevitha Chakram in Telugu in 1971
  • Pavithra Bandham in Telugu in 1971
  • Dasara Bullodu in Telugu in 1971
  • Mooga Prema in Telugu in 1971
  • Debbaku Taa Dongala Muthaa in Telugu in 1971
  • Chinnanaati Snehithulu in Telugu in 1971
  • Chinna Naati Snehithulu in Telugu in 1971
  • Vichitra Bandham in Telugu in 1972
  • Koduku Kodalu in Telugu in 1972
  • Aaradhana in Telugu in 1972
  • Datha Puthrudu in Telugu in 1972
  • Amma Maata in Telugu in 1972
  • Minor Babu in Telugu in 1973
  • Manchivaadu in Telugu in 1973
  • Kannavari Kalalu in Telugu in 1974
  • Maya Maschindra in Telugu in 1975
  • Bhakta Kannappa in Telugu in 1976
  • Aradhana in Telugu in 1976
  • Chakradhari in Telugu in 1977
  • Aalu Magalu in Telugu in 1977
  • Devadasu Malli Puttadu in Telugu in 1977
  • Simha Baludu in Telugu in 1978
  • Kondura in Hindu in 1978
  • Ramachilaka in Telugu in 1978
  • Gorantha Deepam in Telugu in 1978
  • Enki Naayud Baava in Telugu in 1978
  • Anugraham in Telugu in 1978
  • Sri Vinayaka Vijayam in Telugu in 1980
  • Mahaa Lakshmi in Telugu in 1980
  • Devudu Mamayya in Telugu in 1981
  • Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu in Telugu in 1989
  • Ganda Mane Makkalu in Kannada in 1989
  • Bobbili Raja in Telugu in 1990
  • Qaidi Dada in Telugu in 1990
  • Seetharathnamgari Abbayi in 1992
  • Rajeshwari Kalyanam in Telugu in 1993
  • Atta sommu alludi Daanam
  • Attaku koduku mamaku alludu
  • Rao garintlo rowdi
  • Swathi chinukulu
  • Agni
  • Collector Gari Alludu
  • Yevandee Aavida Vacchindi in 1993
  • Allari Alludu in 1993
  • Peddinti Alludu
  • Bombai Priyudu
  • Hello Alludu
  • Badradri Ramudu
  • Main Tere Pyaar Mein Pagal in Hindi in 1999


Social service and welfare activities[edit]

  • Adharana - Vansiri constructed a home for aged in film industry.
  • A mobile theatre to spot talent from various parts of Andhra Pradesh.
  • A school to help the poor who cannot afford expensive education.
  • A hospital constructed for tribal people,at Bayyanna gudem, Khammam district of Andhrapradesh.


External links[edit]

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:41:15 -0800

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 05:18:45 -0800

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