Born as Vijayalakshmi in Peddapuram, Andhra Pradesh, on June 5, 1976, Rambha is an Indian film actress who is best known for appearing alongside most of India’s leading actors. During her schooling at Atkinsons Senior Secondary School in Vijayawada, she acted as Amman for her school’s Annual Day Competition in the 7th grade. Vijayalakshmi’s first on-screen name was Amrutha, which she later changed to Rambha after the character name in her Telugu debut movie Aa Okkati Adakku. Her 7th grade event had been attended by director Hariharan who stayed in contact and later introduced her as the female lead in his Malayalam film, Sargam. This film performed well at the box office and subsequently led Rambha to give up her education aged 15 to pursue her acting career. After Sargam, she was spotted by director E. V. V Satyanarayana who then cast her in the Telugu film Aa Okkati Adakku, where she was paired opposite Rajendra Prasad. This film also performed well and prompted several offers for the actress from several different film industries across India. During the height of her career, in the later 1990s, Rambha deliberately continued to pick glamorous roles to garner film offers. She went on to star in successful films such as Hitler, Three Roses, etc. Over the course of her career, Rambha has acted in several languages and always maintained a successful balance in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Bhojpuri, and Bengali. After her marriage, she had given up on films and went on to judge a very popular Tamil TV show Maanada Mayilada, as well as the Telugu dance show Dhee.
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