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Actress Sowcar Janaki honored with Padma Shri award

The Home Ministry on Tuesday declared the list of recipients for the Padmashri award – one of the highest civilian awards of the country. Veteran entertainer Sowcar Janaki from Tamil Nadu has been respected with India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri for her recognized help in the field of arts.

Born as Sankaramanchi Janaki in 1931 in Rajamundry in Andhra Pradesh, she became popular as Sowcar Janaki after her breakthrough film “Shavukaru” in 1950. Janaki made her debut in the LV Prasad-directed Telugu film Shavukaru in 1950, which got her the moniker ‘Sowcar’. Her sister Krishna Kumari was also a famous actress.

The Padma Awards are conferred by the President of India at ceremonial functions which are held at Rashtrapati Bhawan usually around March/ April every year. 128 individuals have been honored for the current year with the Awards that are given in three classes – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri.
Actress Sowcar Janaki additionally performed in front of an audience in more than 3000 shows and was a radio artist during her previous years. She won two Nandi Awards. The entertainer has shown up in more than 450 movies, transcendently in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada dialects.
Aside from playing lead roles in her 70-year career Janaki, who turned 90 in December 2021, has depicted various roles and is notable for her cheerful job in Thillu Mullu co-featuring Rajinikanth. She was most recently seen in Tamil movies like Karthi and Jyotika starrer Thambi (2019) and Santhanam’s Biskoth (2020). Rojulu Marayi, Kanyasulkam, Panduranga Mahatyam, Jayam Manade, Dr. Chakravarthi, Akkachellelu, Badipantulu, Tayaramma Bangarayya, etc were some of her notable Telugu films.

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