Ramya Krishnan to Nayanthara: the five best Tamil actresses who played devotional roles
Movie stars try to establish themselves in the industry trying different types of roles with their films. Sometimes they choose to make devotional characters just to please their fans who tend to have a strong belief in God. Many actresses tried in the past and delivered films of great success. Now, Nayanthara will soon be seen playing the role of a Goddess in RJ Balaji's upcoming directorial and it’s first look got a good response from fans. So, here we look at five top Tamil actresses from Ramya Krishnan to Nayanthara who played devotional roles.
Ramya Krishnan appeared first in Tamil cinema in the 1987 film 'Kaakkum Kamakshi' which was the dubbed version of the Telugu film 'Sri Devi Kamakshi Kataksham'. At a young age, she played the role of Kanchi Kamakshi and delivered the best. The actress then played the role of 'Amman' in the film 'Amman', again a dubbed film from Telugu to Tamil. Due to the response for her devotional roles, Ramya Krishnan also appeared as a Goddess in films like 'Sarvam Sakthimayam' and 'Rajakali Amman'.
After establishing herself as a leading actress in the film industry, Red first played in a devotional role in the Tamil and Telugu bilingual devotional film 'Pottu Amman'. The film was released in 2000, and it marked Red 's 100th film in her career. On seeing the reactions to her character and her connection with devotion, the actress again acted as a Goddess in the 2001 devotional Tamil film 'Kottai Mariamman', which was written and directed by Narayanan branch . The film received positive reviews and was later dubbed in Telugu and Hindi languages. Meena
Meena started her career as a child artist and then developed herself into a leading actress in the South Indian film industry. She has also been paired with most of the top actors in the South, and done films across different languages. Meena appeared as a Goddess for the first time in the film 'Palayathu Amman' which was directed by Narayanan branch . The film received great reactions and Meena ’s role was well accepted. Then after a gap of two years in 2002, Meena again acted as a Goddess in the film 'Padai Veetu Amman'.
Radha, who started her career with Bharathiraja 's director' Alaigal Oivathillai 'in 1981, worked hard to mark her place as a romantic actress in the industry. After eight years, however, the actress opted to act as a Goddess in the film 'Meena kshi Thiruvalaiyadal', which was directed by KP Arivanandham . Radha played the role of Goddess Meena kshi while the male lead Vijayakanth played the role of Lord Sundareswarar. The film was well-received and later dubbed in Telugu and Hindi as 'Madhura Meena kshi' and ‘ Shiv Leela 'Respectively.
Nayanthara opted to act as Goddess Sita in the Telugu film 'Sri Rama Rajyam' when she was in the worst phase of her career. The film turned out to be a commercial hit at the box office, and Nayanthara 's role as Goddess Sita was highly praised. 'Sri Rama Rajyam' was the remake of the 1963 Telugu film 'Lava Kusa', which was directed by father and son duo C Pullaiah and CS Rao. 'Sri Rama Rajyam' was dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam with the same title, while the Hindi version was named as 'Ayodhyapati Sri Ram'. Now, after a gap of nine years, Nayanthara has again chosen to act in the role of a Goddess in RJ Balaji's directorial 'Mookuthi Amman'. The first look of the film was released a few days back and was well received.