Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Girija Telugu Actress

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Girija Telugu Actress Biography
Real/Other Names::  Girija, Girija Shettar, Girija Emma Jane Shettar
Date of Birth::  July 20, 1969(Age-44)
Place of Birth::  London, England
Girija is a mixed race (Indian/Caucasian) actress and writer. Sheleaving for India to learnclassical south Indian dance and drama at the age of 18.She has been awriter for Clinica's international News section since February 2005
Her first film was Mani Ratnam's Geethanjali (c.1989) opposite Akkineni Nagarjuna,in which she played a terminally ill patient. This film was the biggesthit of the year in two states: Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, andcontinues to be a well-loved film. Girija won numerous film awards forthis film and attracted much press attention, including the front pageof Screen, India (June 30, 1989 issue).
The film critic Tejaswini Niranjana wrote (1991): "...the heroine isthe new woman, the strong heroine, the inheritor of a refractedmodernity in a context where femininity is once again being redefinedthe burden of savior and teacher who has to be theone to provide support, when the hero in a similar situationsad songs. However, she is allowed to take the initiative in therelationship because in spite of her shoulder-length hair she is'Indian' and a signifier of the good modernity".
In a 2002 retrospective of Mani Ratnam's work at the British FilmInstitute, "Geethanjali" was shown with around 4 other Ratnam films,and Girija's portrayal of Geethanjali was cited as an example of the"strong willed independent women" portrayed in his films.
Her work in Geethanjali influenced Mansoor Khan and Nasir Hussain(director and producer of the beautiful and sensitive Quayamat SeQuayamat Tak) to cast Girija opposite Aamir Khan in their 1992 featureJo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. However, due to a conflict of dates andproducers between an art film Girija was involved in in Chennai and theHindi project, Girija chose to honour her commitment to the Chennaifilm and drop out of the Hindi project.
Girija's second film was "Vandanam"(1989), she starred opposite the nationally feted Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal. The film was directed by Priyadarshan and featured several well-loved and respected Malayalam artists.
Her third film is entitled "Hrudayanjali" ("The offering up of the heart"). It was made on a relatively low budget but had high technological value. The director Dr A Raghu Rami Reddy worked with a national award winning crew: DOP - Madhu Ambath; art director Krishnamoorthy; and music director Vaidaynathan (assisted at one point by the then unknown A R Rahman).The film won several awards, including a national award nomination forGirija as best actress. Although this film made its money back and isthus classed, in production terms, as a success, it did not do good boxoffice. It is not widely known and cannot be obtained on video cassetteor DVD. Only cassettes of the music were distributed.
She was also cast in another film opposite Mohanlal and directed byPriyadarshan. The film was titled "Dhanushkodi" but somehow did not getcompleted. The movie was stopped after a few days of work.
In August 2007, Girija returned to film. Working with young Brtiishdirector Richard Clarke she completed "Slide Away", the story of awoman who has to conquer death in order to learn that the soul isimmortal and that love connects souls, whether they are in a physicalbody or not.Girija took a long break from filmmaking, despite being offeredroles, including another from the esteemed director Mani Ratnam. Shebecame deeply involved in the study and practise of Hindu philosophyand religion.
She is now a writer, living in London. She maintains a blogLiterally translated, 'Girija' means Mountain Born, meaning Hindu goddess Parvati.
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