Jayashree (born 14 August 1973), known by her screen name Sudha Rani, is an Indian actress, voice artist and a former model. She has primarily worked in Kannada films, though she appeared in a few Tamil (credited as Shali), Telugu and Malayalam cinemas.At the age of 3, Rani was chosen as a child model for a commercial biscuit brand. As a child artist, she played her first child role in the film Kiladi Kittu (1978). She followed it with films such as Kulla Kulli (1980), Anupama (1981) and Ranganayaki (1981). She debuted as a lead actress at age 12 with the film Anand (1986) opposite Shiva Rajkumar. During the late 1980s and throughout 1990s, she was part of several commercial successes such as Ranaranga (1988), Krishna Nee Kunidaga (1989), Panchama Veda (1989), Mysooru Mallige (1992), Mannina Doni (1992), Mane Devru (1993), Anuraga Sangama (1995) and Sparsha (2000) among others. Her Tamil films, Annakili Sonna Kathai (1989) and Vasanthakala Paravai (1991) were commercial successes.She has so far won the Filmfare Awards and Karnataka State Film Awards twice for her performances.
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