B Saroja Devi

  • B Saroja Devi

    B.Saroja Devi (born 7 January 1938) is an Indian actress. She has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies. She is referred to as "Kannadathu Paingili" (meaning Kannada's Parrot) by Tamil film industry and as "Abinaya Saraswathi" by Kannada Film Industry. She has acted in nearly 190 films in a period of 6 decades.[1] Saroja Devi is one of the most successful female film stars in the history of Indian cinema.

    Saroja Devi received the Padma Sri, the fourth-highest civilian honour, in 1969 and Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian award, in 1992 from the Government of India. She holds the world record for being the actress with most number of concsecutive films as the lead heroine -161 films from 1955-1984, without playing supporting roles. She is the Indian film heroine with the longest career as the main lead female heroine in Indian films - 29 years from 1955-1984.

  • B Saroja Devi
    • 1955
    • ·  Mahahavikalidasa(kannada)Honnapa Bhagavathar (1st film)
    • ·  Sri Rama Pooja (Kannada)
    • ·  Aashadya Bhoothi (Kannada) Honnappa Bhagavathar
    • 1956
    • ·  Kacha Devayaani (Kannada) K S Aswath
    • ·  Kokilavani (Kannada) K S Aswath
    • ·  Pancharathna Kannada Honnappa Bhagavathar
    • 1957
    • ·  Chintamani (Kannada) K S Aswath
    • ·  Ratnagiri Ragasiya (Kannada) Uthyakumar
    • ·  Panduranga Mahatyam (Telugu) N T R
    • 1958
    • ·  Thedi vantha Selvam (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  School Master (Kannada) B R Banthulu
    • ·  Manalane Mangayin Bhagyam (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Bhukailaasa (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Anna Thangi (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Naadodi Mannan (Tamil) M G R
    • ·  Manamulla Marutharam (Tamil)Balaji
    • ·  Sabhash Meena (Tamil) Sivjiganeshan
    • ·  Sengottai Singam (Tamil) Uthyakumar
    • ·  Bhukailasa (Telugu) N T R, A N R
    • 1959
    • ·  Jagajyothi Basaveshwara (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Kalyana Parisu (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Paigham (Hindi) Dilip kumar
    • ·  President Panchatcharam (Tamil) S S Rajentheran
    • ·  Kudivazhanthal kodi nanmai (Tamil) S S Rajentheran
    • ·  OdeVelaiyadu papa (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Bagapirivinai (Tamil) Sivjiganeshan, MR Ratha
    • ·  Pelli sandadi (Telugu) A N R
    • ·  Vaazha Vaitha Deivam (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Yaanai Paagan (Tamil) Uthyakumar
    • 1960
    • ·  Vidi Velli(Tamil) Sivjiganeshan
    • ·  Ellorum Innatto Mannargal (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Phayham (Hindi) Dilepkumaar
    • ·  Kairasi Tamil Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Parthiban Kanavu (Tamil) Geminiganeshan
    • ·  Irumbuthirai (Tamil) Sivjiganeshan
    • ·  Pelli Kanuka (Telugu) A N R
    • ·  Sasural (Hindi) Rajendra kumar,mehmood
    • 1961
    • ·  Opera House (Hindi) Ajit, Lalita Pawar
    • ·  Mana Pandhal (Tamil) S S Rajenthiran
    • ·  Palum Pazhamum (Tamil) Sivajiganeshan
    • ·  Thirudathey (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Seetha Rama Kalyanam (Telugu) N TR
    • ·  Jagadeka veeruni katha (Telugu) N TR
    • ·  Panithirai (Tamil) Gemeniganeshan
    • ·  Thai sollai thattathey (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Intiki deepam illalae (Telugu) N TR
    • ·  Vijayanagarada Veeraputhra (Kannada) Uthyakumar
    • 1962
    • ·  Hong Kong (Hindi) Ashok Kumar
    • ·  Kitturu Chennamma (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Kudambathalaivan (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Aadi Perukku (Tamil)Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Valar Pirai (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Paasam (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Parthal pasi theerum (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Madappura (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Aalayamani (Tamil) S S Rajendran
    • ·  Thaayaikaatha Thanayan (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • 1963
    • ·  Pareeksha (Hindi) Gemini Ganesan, Anjali Devi
    • ·  Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (Hindi) Shammi Kapoor
    • ·  Iruvar Ullam (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Periya Idathu Penn (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Kulamagal Radhai (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Pana Thottam (Tamil) M G Ramachandran, Nagesh
    • ·  Dharmam Thalaikkakkum (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Neethikku Pin Pasam (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Kalyaniyin Kanavan (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Manchi Chedu (Telugu) N T Rama Rao
    • ·  Shri Krishnarjuna Yuddham (Telugu) N T R & ANR
    • 1964
    • ·  Beti Bete (Hindi) Sunil Dutt
    • ·  Dooj Ka Chand (Hindi) Bharat Bhushan
    • ·  Amarashilpi Jakanacharya (Kannada) Kalyan Kumar
    • ·  Vaazhkai Vaazhvatharke (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Pannakkara Kudumbam (Tamil) M G R
    • ·  Thayin Madiyil (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Padagotti (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Deivathai (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Paasamum Nesamum (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Puthiya Paravai (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  En Kadamai (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Dagudu moothalu (Telugu) N T R
    • ·  Aathma Balam (Telugu) A N R
    • ·  Amarashilpi Jakanna (Telugu) A N R
    • 1965
    • ·  Beretha Jeeva (Kannada) Kalyan Kumar
    • ·  Aasai Mugam (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Enga Vettu Pillai (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Kalangarai Vilakkam (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Prameelaarjunaeyathum (Telugu)N T R
    • 1966
    • ·  Preet Na Jaane Reet (Hindi)Shammi Kapoor
    • ·  Naan Anayittaal (Tamil)M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Nadodi (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Thalibahakiyam (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Parakkum Paavai (Tamil)M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Anbe Vaa (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Petralthaan Pillaiya (Tamil)M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Shakuntala (Telugu) N T R
    • 1967
    • ·  Dilwaar (Hindi)
    • ·  Penn Endral Penn (Tamil)Gemini Ganesan (100th film )
    • ·  Arasa Kattalai (Tamil) M G Ramachandran
    • ·  Rahasyam (Telugu) A N R
    • 1968
    • ·  En Thambi (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan Nagesh
    • ·  Panamaa Paasama (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Thamarai Nenjam (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Bahagyachakram (Telugu) N T R
    • ·  Uma Chandi Gauri Shankarula katha (Telugu)N T R
    • 1969
    • ·  MalamaPavada (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Thanga Malar (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Anbalippu (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Anjal Petti 520 (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Aindhu Laksham (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Kula Vilakku (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Odum Nadhi (Tamil) Ravichandran
    • 1970
    • ·  Lakshmi Saraswathi(Kannada) Ramesh
    • ·  Malathy (Tamil) GeminiGanesan
    • ·  Kann Malar (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Snehithi (Tamil) Gemini Ganesan
    • ·  Vijayam manade(Telugu) N T R
    • ·  Mayani Mamata(Telugu) N T R
    • 1971
    • ·  Purnima (Kannada) Srinath
    • ·  Thande Makkalu(Kannada) Srinath
    • ·  Papa Punya (Kannada)Kalyan Kumar
    • ·  Sri Krishna Rukmini Satya Bhama (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Nyayave Devaru (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Thenum Palum (Tamil)Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  Arunothayam(Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan
    • 1972
    • ·  Hari Darshan (Hindi)Randhava
    • ·  Sakthi Leelai (Tamil)A V M Rajan
    • ·  Pandanti Kapuram (Telugu)
    • ·  Mathru Moorthy (Telugu) Haranath
    • 1973
    • ·  Sahadharmini(Kannada)K S Aswath
    • 1974
    • ·  Chamundeswarei Mahemai(Kannada) Uthyakumar
    • ·  Sri Srinivasa Kalyana(Kannada)Rajkumar
    • ·  Grihini (Kannada) Rajesh
    • ·  Paththu Matha Bandham (Tamil)R Muthuraman
    • ·  Sri Chamundeeswari Mahimai (Tamil)
    • 1975
    • ·  Shri Ramanjaneya Yudhamu (Telugu) N T R
    • ·  Sri Renukadevi Mahathme(Kannada)Rajesh(150th film)
    • ·  Gunavanthudu (Kannada) Rajes
    • ·  Shani Prabhava (Kannada)Vishnuvardhan
    • ·  Katha Sangama (Kannada) G K Govinda Rao
    • ·  Sree Ram Hanuman Yudh (Hind) N T R
    • 1976
    • ·  Sri Ram Vanavas (Hindi)Ravi Prasad
    • ·  Chiranjeevi (Kannada) K Srinath
    • 1977
    • ·  Babruvahana (Kannada)Rajkumar
    • ·  Bhagyavantharu (Kannada) Rajkumar
    • ·  Sree Tirupathi Kshetra Mahathmyam (Telugu)Rajkumar
    • 1978
    • ·  Daana Veera Shoora Karna (Telugu)NTR
    • ·  Ellaimman (Tamil) Rajesh
    • 1980-89
    • ·  Sri Raghavendra Karuna(Kannada) Gangadhar
    • ·  1981 Nammina Thayi Annamma (Kannada)
    • ·  1983 Rudra Naga (Kannada) Vishnuvardhan
    • ·  1984 Guru Bhakthi(Kannada)Kalyan Kumar
    • ·  1984 Thai Thande(Kannada) Kalyan Kumar
    • ·  1985 Ugra Naagu (Telugu) Vishnuvardhan
    • ·  1987 Ladies Hostel (Kannada) Rajesh
    • ·  1988 Thaimel Aanai (Tamil) Arjun
    • ·  1989 Poovukkul Bhoogambam (Tamil)
    • ·  1989 Guru (Kannada) Ambarish Srinath
    • ·  1989 Dharma Devan (Tamil) Murali
    • ·  1989 Ponmana selvan (Tamil)Vijakantha Gemeni Ganesan
    • 1990-98
    • ·  1990 Oray Thai Oray Kulam (Tamil) Shobana
    • ·  1990 Bhale Chatura (Kannada) Shankar Nag
    • ·  1993 Parambhariyam (Tamil)Sivaji Ganesan
    • ·  1994 Emergency (Kannada) Devaraj
    • ·  1995 Anuragasangama (Kannada) Ramesh Aravind
    • ·  1995 Putmalli (Kannada) Bharat,Sai Kumar
    • ·  1996 Agni I P S (Kannada) Sai Kumar, Ranjitha
    • ·  1996 Jannai Janma Bhoomi Kannada Vishnuvardhan, Rashika
    • ·  1997 Once More (Tamil) Sivaji Ganesan, Vijay
    • ·  1998 Mangala Suitra (Kannada) Rekaha das
  • B Saroja Devi

    National Awards

    1. 2008 Life Time Achievement Award by the Government of India
    2. 1969 Padma Shri
    3. 1992 Padma Bhushan

    Filmfare Awards South

    1. Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South (1994)

    State and other Awards

    1. 2010 Lifetime achievement award by the Government of Tamil Nadu
    2. 2009 Dr.Rajkumar National award by the Government of Karnataka
    3. 2009 N.T.R. National Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh for the second time for the year 2009
    4. 2009 Natya Kaladhar Award - Tamil cinema, by Bharat Kalachar Chennai
    5. 2007 NTR award for remarkable achievement by Karnataka Telugu Academy
    6. 2007 Rotary Sivaji Award by the Charitable Trust and Rotary Club of Chennai
    7. 2006 Honorary Doctorate from Bangalore University
    8. 2003 Dinakaran award for All-round Achievement
    9. 2001 N.T.R. National Award from Andhra Pradesh Government for the year 2001
    10. 1997 Tamil Nadu Government’s M.G.R award
    11. 1997 Lifetime achievement awards by Cinema Express in Chennai
    12. 1989 Karnataka Government’s Rajyothsava award
    13. 1980 Abhinandana-Kanchana Mala award by Karnataka State
    14. 1965 Abhinya Saraswathy award by Karnataka Government