Satti Vijayshanti, born June 24, 1966, is an Indian film actress, producer, and politician. Her film career has spanned over 30 years and in this time she has acted in over 180 movies. She is widely known as “The Lady Superstar” and “The Lady Amitabh” of south Indian cinema. Her acting career started at the young age of 14 in 1980 when she got the role to play the leading lady in the Tamil film Kallukkul Eeram. That same year, she debuted in Telugu cinema with the movie Kilaadi Krishnudu. She was then given the screen name Vijaya shanthi, based on that of her aunt and veteran actress Vijaya Lalitha. Although she acted in several movies like these, her recognition as a start came with the movie Pellichoopulu. This was a remake of K. Bhagyaraj;s Tamil film Thooral Ninnu Pochchu. In 1992, her movie Mondi Mogudu Penki Pellam was a huge success. Vijayashanti played a bold lady speaking Telangana slang and delivered a career-defining song “Laloo Darwaja Laskar. In 1998, Vijayashanti joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was soon made the secretary of BJP’s Women’s Wing. This same year, her first public meeting was held at Nellore and was a big hit in support of BJP. In January 2009, she went on to start her own political party, Talli Telangana, which merged into Telangana Rashtra Samithi due to lack of strength and support. As a result of her increased political presence, from 1999 onwards, her movie appearances decreased. By 2004, she had stopped signing up for new films. Over the course of her film career, she has won 20 awards including 3 Cinema Express Awards, 3 Screen Awards, as well as various Filmfare and National Film Awards.
The CHDS – Radio Dil Se Team would like to wish him a very Happy Vaala Birthday! To mark this momentous occasion for such a remarkable personality, we will be having a Vijayashanti special from 10-11am EST and 5-6pm Est.