Sowcar Janaki was recently awarded the Padma Shri
Legendary Tamil Actress Sowcar Janaki has recently been awarded the Padma Shri by the Central Government. She has acted in over 450 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. She made her acting debut at the age of nineteen in the Telugu film Shavukar starring N. T. Rama Rao. In another two years she was introduced in Tamil movie Valayapathi(1952) with actor G. Muthukrishnan.
She has acted in cinema for nearly seventy years. She acted in many movie directed by K. Balachander. This includes Iru Kodugal, Bama Vijayam, Kaviya Thalaivi, Neerkumizhi and more. Her role as Pattu Mami in the Edhir Neechal movie was nationally acclaimed. Gemini Ganesan has openly praised the talents of Sowcar Janaki.
Nassar talked about Padma Shri award winning actress SowcarJanaki. He said we are proud to have you with the Padma Shri. You are a gift to the Tamil film industry. On behalf of the Tamil community, we wish you live forever . Also we thank the Central Government for announced the Padma Shri award to you.