Sripriya is an actress who played leading roles in the 1970s and 1980s in South India. She did her schooling inthe Church Park convent school in Chennai. She is a trained classical dancer and hails from a professional music family including her uncle Natiyakalachakravarthy Padmashri K N Dhandayuthapani Pillai and Nadaswara Chakravarthy Shri Rajamanickam Pillai. In 1988, she married the actor Rajkumar Sethupathy. The couple has two children Sneha and Nagarjun.
Sripriya made her acting debut in the film Murugan Kaattiya Vazhi directed by P Madhavan in 1973. She had a string of successful movies in the late 1970s and early 80's. She played the lead character in C Rudraiya's 1977 film Aval Appadithan and her portrayal of Manju in the film, won her a Tamil Nadu State Award that year. Her other hits include Aattukara Alamelu, Billa and Annai Oru Alayam. She was awarded the Kalaimamani award in the early 1980s. She was in the jury of the National Awards committee and was a member of the State Awards committee. She went on to act with Rajinikanth in 28 films. She has also paired in a number of films with Kamalhasan as well. . This list of films includes Illamai Oonjaladukirathu, Aadu Puli Aatam, Alladinum Arputha Vilakkakum, Aval Appadithen, Natchathiram. She made her directorial debut film, Malini 22 Palayamkottai, she took on the issue of sexual assaults on women. She has also directed five television serials. She has directed five films, two in Tamil, two in Kannada and one in Telugu with Venkatesh, Meena, Nadiya Moidu titled Drushyam. Additionally, she is a writer and has penned the dialogues for several TV serials and films. Sripriya has appeared in over 200 films in Tamil. She has also acted in many films in Telugu, Kannada and in some Malayalam film's as well. Her upcoming film is Malini 22.
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