Veteran southern actress and dancer Rajasulochana (77) passed away in Chennai this morning. She was born on August 15 to the couple of Bhaktavatsalam and Devakamma in Vijayawada. She started her filmy journey with Kannada film ‘Gunasagari’ produced by Gubbi Viranna on the recommendation of H.L.N. Simha.
She has worked for 275 films approximately in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi languages. She has been paired up with many South Indian leading stars. Later, she was married to C.S.Rao who was an actor and director and they had two daughters.
Along with her film career she also pursued her classical dance. She has learned Indian classical dance from Lalithamma, K. N. Dhandayuthapani Pillai, Acharyulu and Vempati Chinna Satyam, Krishnakumar, Vishnu Vysarkar, and Kalamandalam Madhavan. She has given dance performances in abroad and many public events under Chief Ministers NTR, Anna Durai, Jayalalithaa and MGR. In addition to all these she has also started a dance school ‘Pushpanjali Nritya Kala Kendram' in 1961 in Chennai , which became a platform to many classical learners.
Ragalahari extends condolences to the bereaved family and prays for the departed soul.