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Telangana Sakuntala

09 Jun 1951 (Age 66)
Telangana Shakuntala is an Telugu popular actress. She was known chiefly as a comedy actress, often playing villainous characters, for which she garnered fame in Tollywood. Her performances in movies like Osey Ramulamma, Nuvvu Nenu, Lakshmi, Okkadu and Veede were well-received. She also acted on television and in Tamil-language films, where she is known by the name, Swarnakka. She spoke both Telangana and Rayalaseema accents very well in her roles.

Early life

She was born in a Maharastrian family in Maharashtra, India. Her father was an Army Officer and her mother a housewife. She has three sisters. She made her stage debut in a play at Ravindra Bharathi. She did many plays after that. She started her film career by playing a character role in 1979 Telugu film Maa Bhoomi. directed by Goutam Ghose.

She was married and has a daughter and a son.


Shakuntala suffered cardiac arrest at her Hyderabad home on the morning of 14 June 2014, five days after her 63rd birthday. She was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya at around 2:30 AM IST, where she was declared dead upon arrival.
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