Dheepa Ramanujam is a south Indian actress known for acting in Tamil films. She is a versatile actress who can express various emotions through her soulful eyes. Dheepa was noticed widely in the film “Pichaikkaran” and praised for her acting in the role of a kind, hardworking mother. With her curly hair and radiant smile, she perfectly fits for the role of a mother. That is why she is the most sought after actress when it comes to mother character.
“Arunachalam”- Dheepa’s Debut Film
The Indian actress hails from Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar in Tamilnadu. Dheepa was born on 31st August in the year 1966. Despite being a postgraduate she was passionate about arts. She was once a native of California but came to Tamilnadu to start a career as a director. But instead of becoming a director, she went on to become an actress. Her first film was “Arunachalam” where she played a small role. The film starred Rajinikanth as the protagonist and was directed by Sundar.C.
Later she has acted in many films including “Utthama Villain”, “Rajinimurugan” and “Spyder”. She is also known for her works on television and in theatre groups. The actress does justice to any role she is given. The motherly appeal is the strength of the actress. Dheepa perfectly delivers what a role asks for.
Dheepa Ramanujam’s family
Dheepa is happily married to her husband T.A.Ramanujam and the couple has a daughter named Akshaya. Her family is very supportive of her acting career. She belongs to Hinduism. The actress has a postgraduate degree in Food and Nutrition. Apart from being a film actress, she has also worked in television. The first serial in which she acted while she was starting her career was “Premi” which was directed by the infamous K.Balachandar.
Biography of Dheepa Ramanujam
Name: Dheepa Ramanujam
Date of Birth: 31st August 1966
Native: Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar
Current residence: Freemont, California
Height: 153cm (approx)
Relationship Status: Married
Spouse name: T.A.Ramanujam
Child’s name: Akshaya
Education: M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition
Profession: Actress, Director, Theatre Artist, Writer
Year’s active: 1997-present
Debut film: Arunachalam
Favorite film: Pichaikkaran
Dheepa’s career in television
Dheepa Ramanujam made her debut in the serial named “Premi”. It was the creation of the famous director “K.Balachandar”. The serial was a big hit and she acted along with actress Renuka. Premi serial gave her the entry she wanted in Tamil media. Later she acted in “Meendum Kuttysaathan” and in “Sundharavanam” which helped her in developing her skills.
Director Dheepa- An Unknown Side of the Actress
Most of us know her only as an actress. But there is an unknown side to her which we have been ignorant about. She is a director too. A play named “Chillu” was directed by Dheepa Ramanujam and it belongs to the science fiction genre. It was critically acclaimed. The US-based theatre groups Shraddha and Krea collaborated with Sri Thenandal Films to produce the play. Dheepa became widely recognized for directing the play. Isn’t she truly versatile?
Dheepa Ramanujam’s Filmography
In 1997, the multi-talented actress made her debut in the film “Arunachalam” but only had short screen time. Despite “Arunachalam” produced by K.S.Nagarajan Raja being a hit film, Dheepa was not seen in any other films during that time. She then went on to act in serials and also became a theatre artist. She had a big break from acting in films since 1997.
The multifaceted actress acted in the Indian-American movie “Achamundu! Achamundu!” which was released in 2009. It starred Prasanna and Sneha. It was the year 2015 which saw the actress play a role in KamalHaasan’s “Utthama Villain”. In the same year, she played the role of the principal in “Pasanga 2”, a sequel of “Pasanga”. The critically acclaimed film was directed by Pandiraj. She also worked with Sivakarthikeyan in the film “Rajinimurugan”, a romantic comedy, directed by Ponram. She was cast as the mother of the heroin that film.
Pichaikkaran- a great comeback for Dheepa
As they say talent never goes unrecognized. This was true in her case and the radiant actress made a comeback in the “Pichaikkaran” film. Directed by Sasi, the film had music composer turned actor Vijay Antony as the male lead. The skillful actress made the role of the mother come alive with her wonderful acting. With her acting, she depicted a kind, hard-working mother and made it more believable. She received positive comments in the reviews. This was in 2016.
Dheepa also acted in “Idhu Namma Aalu”. The film had actor Silambarasan in the lead role and actresses Nayanthara, Andrea portrayed the female leads. Dheepa acted as Mylaa’s mother (portrayed by Nayanthara) in the film directed by Pandiraj. Pandiraj was also the director of “Pasanga 2” in which Dheepa played a role.
Overall it was a great year for Dheepa as her roles gained people’s attention and applause.
Spyder- a Thriller Film
Dheepa played the role of Mahesh Babu’s mother in the thriller “Spyder”. It was directed by A.R.Murugadoss and released in 2017. The film was bilingual and released both in Tamil and Telugu. The film once again proved the talent of the actress. She did a good job even though she only appeared for a short duration.
She also appeared in the drama film “Vimaanam”. The Malayalam film was directed by Pradeep M. Nair. In this film, Dheepa Ramanujam worked with Prithviraj. It was well-received by both the critics and the audience. Here too she played the mother of Prithviraj.
Dheepa Ramanujam has recently acted in “Sivappu Manjal Pachai” directed by Sasi. She has worked with director Sasi previously in “Pichaikkaran”. She plays the character of Rajasekhar’s mother in this film which has Siddharth and G.V.Prakash in lead roles. The film has been reviewed positively.
We believe the actress has so much more potential than the industry can make use of and wish her good luck in her endeavors!
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