Latha

Latha (Aka) Nalini

 Actress
 Tamil Nadu
 07-Jun-1953
 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973)

About Me

Latha also known as M.G.R. Latha, Latha Sethupathi, is a top Indian actress, who played leading roles in south Indian films during the 1970s and early 1980s. Her photogenic looks and dancing skills attracted attention from the Tamil film industry. She entered films when she was fifteen and was encouraged by her aunt actress Kamala Kotnis. Her first film was in Ulagam Sutram Valiban (1973), whose star and producer was M. G. Ramachandran. Her father was Shanmugha Rajeswara Sethupathi and mother is Leelarani. Actor Rajkumar Sethupathy is her brother. Latha became a very successful actress and has won several awards. She has acted in over hundred films spanning Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Her first film was Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973), in which she starred alongside M. G. Ramachandran. He recommended her to star Akkineni Nageswara Rao for Andala Ramudu (1973), thus making her debut in Telugu films. She played the Zeenat Aman role in two remakes of Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973): the Telugu film Annadammula Anubandham(1975) and the Tamil film Naalai Namathay (1975). She played a vital role in Rajinikanth's movie, Shankar Salim Simon. This role made her one of the only 2 actresses, along with Lakshmi, to be paired with MGR & Rajinikanth in the 1970s Tamil movies. She was also briefly involved in politics, as her father, Shanmugha Rajeswara Sethupathi, the Raja of Ramnad, was once a politician. After a hiatus of 14 years, she successfully reprised her career by acting in leading roles in many mega serials in Tamil and Telugu. She is married to Sethupathi, a Singapore businessman and has 2 sons Srinivas and Karthik.

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