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Rani Chandra
Rani Chandra
(born in Kochi, Kerala) was a Malayalam film
Malayalam film
actress and winner of the Miss Kerala
Kerala
Title.[1] She died in a plane crash in 1976. She acted in several landmark films such as Nellu (Malayalam, 1974), Bhadrakali (Tamil, 1976) and Swapnadanam (Malayalam, 1976).

Contents

1 Background 2 Career 3 Death 4 Awards 5 Filmography

5.1 Malayalam 5.2 Tamil

6 References 7 External links

Background[edit] She was born to Chandran and Kanthimathi in 1949 at Fort Kochi, Travancore-Cochin
Travancore-Cochin
(now Kerala). She had four sisters and a brother.[1] She pursued degree from St Thereses College Ernakulam. She owned a dance troupe.[2] She was selected as Miss Kerala
Kerala
in 1972.[3] Career[edit] Her first film, Anjusundarikal, was widely accepted by the audience. Other major films included Ulsavam, Kadarumasam, Nellu, Swapnadanam, Oonjal, Alinganam, Abhinandanam, Sindoooram, Thirumadhuram, and Anuragam. She won the Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress for the film Swapnadanam. Rani Chandra
Rani Chandra
played the major role in the very popular Tamil cinema song "Kannan Oru Kaikuzhanthai" on YouTube
YouTube
in the film Bhadrakali. Death[edit] Rani Chandra, her mother, and three sisters were killed in Indian Airlines Flight 171 crash in 1976.[4][5] They were on a return flight from Bombay
Bombay
when their plane caught fire and nose dived near the airport, killing everyone on board. They were returning from a Dance performance in the Middle East. Ironically, their earlier flight from Bombay
Bombay
to Madras returned to Bombay
Bombay
shortly after take off after a snag hit. The aircraft and all passengers were re-boarded onto the flight. The dead included members of her music troupe as well. After her death, the unfinished portion of the movie Bhadrakali was finished using a double. The movie ends using earlier footage of Rani Chandra. Awards[edit] Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards:

1975 Best Actress - Swapnadanam

Filmography[edit] Malayalam[edit]

Sindooram (1976) Amba Ambika Ambaalika(1976) Ayalkkaari
Ayalkkaari
(1976).... Sathi Swapnaadanam (1976)....Sumithra Chirikkudukka (1976).... Malathi Anaavaranam (1976) Mallanum Mathevanum (1976) Muthu (1976) Madhuram Thirumadhuram (1976) Lakshmivijayam (1976) Swimming Pool (1976) Abhinandanam
Abhinandanam
(1976) Udyaanalakshmi (1976) Aalinganam (1976) ..... Dr. Raji Malsaram (1975) Criminals
Criminals
(Kayangal) (1975) Swarnna Malsyam (1975) Hello Darling (1975)...Sumithra Mucheettukalikkaarante Makal (1975) Ayodhya
Ayodhya
(1975) Chalanam (1975) Odakkuzhal (1975) Ulsavam
Ulsavam
(1975) .... Leela Love Marriage (1975)...Viji Ullaasayaathra (1975) Boy Friend (1975) Swaami Ayyappan
Swaami Ayyappan
(1975) Swarnnavigraham (1974) Bhoogolam Thiriyunnu (1974) Naathoon (1974) Poonthenaruvi (1974).... Vimala Devi Kanyaakumaari (1974) Shaapamoksham (1974) Sapthaswarangal (1974)..... Mini Youvanam (1974) .... Sharada Kaamini (1974) Nellu (1974) Soundarya Pooja (1973) Swapnam (1973).... Vasumathi Udayam (1973).... Hema Kaattuvithachavan (1973) Police Ariyaruthu (1973) .... Alice Kaalachakram (1973).. Geetha. Ragging (1973) Pacha Nottukal(1973).... Rosie Aaraadhika
Aaraadhika
(1973).... Latha Jesus
Jesus
(1973) Kaapaalika(1973)..... Lillykutti Ajnaathavasam(1973).... Kamala Driksaakshi (1973)...Rajamma Omana (1972).... Pennamma Brahmachaari (1972) Puthrakameshti (1972) Sree Guruvayoorappan (1972) Devi
Devi
(1972) Chembarathi
Chembarathi
(1972) .... Savithri Prathidhwani (1971) Vivaaham Swargathil (1970) Anaachaadhanam (1969) Anchusundarikal (1968) Pavappettaval (1967) (credited as Miss Kerala)

62 Vivahasammanam (1970) Tamil[edit]

Bhadrakali (1976) Swami Ayyappan (1975) Then Sindhudhe Vaanam
Then Sindhudhe Vaanam
(1975) Radha (1973)

References[edit]

^ a b റാണിചന്ദ്ര-നോവിക്കുന്ന ഓര്‍മ്മ ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=2&no_of_displayed_rows=27&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter= ^ Imprints On Indian Film Screen: Rani Chandra ^ Indian Airlines Flight 171 ^ http://en.msidb.org/displayProfile.php?category=actors&artist=Ranichandra&limit=67

External links[edit]

"Kannan Oru Kaikolanthai" on YouTube http://en.msidb.org/displayProfile.php?category=actors&artist=Ranichandra&limit=67 Weblokam : Rani Chandra- A paining memory

v t e

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress

1969–1970

Sheela (1969) Sharada (1970)

1971–1980

Sheela (1971) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1972) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1973) Lakshmi (1974) Rani Chandra
Rani Chandra
(1975) Sheela (1976) Santhakumari (1977) Shoba
Shoba
(1978) Srividya (1979) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1980)

1981–1900

Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Madhavi (1982) Srividya (1983) Seema (1984) Seema (1985) Shari (1986) Suhasini Maniratnam (1987) Anju (1988) Urvashi (1989) Urvashi (1990)

1991–2000

Urvashi (1991) Srividya (1992) Shobana
Shobana
(1993) Shanthi Krishna (1994) Urvashi (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Jomol (1997) Sangita (1998) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000)

2001–2010

Suhasini Maniratnam (2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
and Geethu Mohandas
Geethu Mohandas
(2004) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2005) Urvashi (2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyanka Nair (2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2010)

2011–present

Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Raji

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