on: 09 Dec 2010

Good Coincidence in Awards to DR Devi

The yesteryears actress of high caliber Dr B Saroja Devi who was heroine to both N.T.Rama Rao and Rajakumar in many films besides being heroine to M.G.Ramachandran, Shivaji Ganeshan, Gemini Ganeshan, Dilip Kumar, Kalyankumar and others gets a distinction.

Within a few days gap the two states – Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh announced awards for this leading lady Dr B Saroja Devi the Padmabushan award winner. Both the awards instituted in the names of heroes of the actress coming to her made her extremely happy.

The actress of NTR films and Dr Rajakumar films gets the NTR award and Dr Rajakumar award almost at the same time.

After the announcement of Dr Rajakumar ward for her by the 2008-2009 state award committee a few days later this 170 films plus actress in various languages get the NTR the prestigious award from Andhra Pradesh government.

Dr Rajakumar award is Rs.2 lakhs while NTR award is Rs.5 lakhs for Dr Devi. A well deserved honor for this reputed actress who always look gleeful.

Dr B Saroja Devi debut in Telugu was in 1957 opposite NTR garu. For the Kannada film ‘Mahakavi Kalidasa’ Ku Ra Si and Honnapa Bhagavathar were mentors for De Devi. After this she got opportunity in Pandu Ranga Mahatme of NTR, Nadodimannan of MGR, Paigam of Gemini Vasan.

It is a great coincidence for top ranking film personality in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil cinema Dr B Saroja Devi. She got Dr Rajakumar and NTR awards almost in a week time

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