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Sowcar Janaki Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 14, 2019

Short Biography

Sowcar Janaki was born on 12-12-1931 in Rajamahendravaram, East Godavari Dietrict in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. She is an Indian Film Actress who best known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films.

Other Name: Sankaramanchi Janaki
Appearance: Tamil Telugu Kannada Bollywood Malayalam

Sowcar Janaki Complete Bio & Career

Sowcar Janaki’s actual name is Sankaramanchi Janaki. She completed her initial education from Guwhati University. Her career began at the young age of 11. She started off as a radio artist. She got married at the young age of 16 and a couple of years later after daughter was born, she entered the film industry following her elder sister Krishna Kumari’s footsteps. She made her acting debut with the Telugu film Shavukar in the year 1949. Three years later, she made her Tamil film debut with the film called Valayapathi in the year 1952. 
Unlike her sister who was a star of Telugu film industry, she earned a niche for herself in the Tamil film industry. The decade of 1960s saw her mettle as an actress. She during her time got the opportunity to work with all the leading actors of South Indian film industry such as N.T.R, M.G.R, Sivaji Ganesan and others. Her pairing with Rajkumar was a huge hit among the audience and appeared in around 10 films with him. In her career of nearly 7 decades, she has won numerous awards and accolades. 
In addition to acting in which she is still active, she has also served as a privileged Jury Member of the National Awards for films besides serving as a chair person for Telugu Films state awards. In all she has worked in around 400 films including all language films. Besides South Indian language films, she has also acted in a couple of Hindi films like Prem Geet and Dosti Dushmani. 

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Sowcar Janaki Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to T. Venkoji Rao (father) & Sachi Devi (mother). She had an elder sister named Krishna Kumari who was also a well-known actress in South Indian film industry. She is married to Sankaramanchi Srinivasa Rao since 1947. Together the couple is blessed with two daughters and a son. Actress Vaishnavi is her grand daughter.   

Sister Krishna Kumari

Life's Important Dates Of Sowcar Janaki

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Rajahmundry
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School N/A
College University of Guwahati
University of Arizona
Qualification Doctorate
Hobbies Cooking
Marital Status Married
Debut Telugu Film - Shavukar (1949)
Tamil Film - Valayapathi (1952)
Kannada Film - Bhagya Chakra (1955)
Malayalam Film - School Master (1964)
Bollywood Film - Teen Bahuraniyan (1968)
Best Movies Cinema Paithiyam (1975), Iru Kodugal (1968) and Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal (1989) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red
Favorite Actress Meena Kumari
Favorite Actor N. T. Rama Rao , Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Dress Saree

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sowcar Janaki

  • Just like her elder sister, she too acted in all South Indian language films except Malayalam.
  • Her daughter was just 3 months old when she started shooting for her debut film.

Sowcar Janaki Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

90 years, 9months, 25 days old age Sowcar Janaki will turn 91 on 12 December, 2022. Only 2 months, 4 days, 20 hours,17 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Sowcar Janaki has celebrated the total number of 91 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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