Prakash Rajs former wife Lalitha Kumari returns to films

Lalitha Kumari
Lalitha Kumari

Remember actress Lalitha Kumari, former wife of actor-producer Prakash Raj and the younger sister of yesteryear’s ‘item girl’ Disco Shanti? The mother of two, who had been staying away from the industry for the past fifteen years due to her marriage with Prakash Raj, has now returned to films.

‘Pallikkoodam Pogamalae’ is the film which would re-launch Lalitha Kumari to Tamil viewers. She has starred in many movies in the early nineties with the likes of Goundamani, Senthil and other senior actors and has also played major roles in films like ‘Manadhil Urudhi Vendum’, ‘Pudhupudhu Arthangal’, ‘Pulan Visaranai’ and ‘Sigaram’.

After securing divorce from Prakash Raj last year, she now returns to films. “I have starred in a few films made by Balachander Sir and many other successful films in Tamil and Telugu. When I decided to make a comeback, I got many offers but was awaiting the ‘perfect’ role which I got through my character in ‘Pallikkoodam…’.

“I liked the script very much the moment director Jayaseelan narrated the story to me and I immediately agreed to star in the film. My role is that of a woman who loves her erring husband is very affectionate towards her children. Should I get good offers, I shall continue to star in films,” said Lalitha Kumari.

Let’s us wish Lalitha Kumari for her second innings.



  1. Usha Parvathi

    now i know who she is already.. for those who cant remember her face, go watch manadil uruthi vendum song in youtube.. she’s the servant of suhasini and her friend.. dint know all these while tat she was the younger sister of disco shanti and ex-wife of prkash raj.. gd tat she is back to films in character roles.. dun depend on ur husband.. bring up ur kids urself..

  2. Urvashi

    Good job Lalitha. You know what?

    Women are more wanted all over the world for any jobs. You have a long legacy of filmy background:

    1. Anand, your father, the stunt master, and a famous dancer himself (in Veerathirumagal)
    2. Shanti, your sister, once a hot and happening dance in Tamil and Telugu
    3. Sri Hari, you brother in law, a good film director
    4. Prakash Raj, your ex-hubby
    5. Yourself a successful actres

    What more you want?

    All the best!

  3. bebo

    hmm if the guy can marry some1 evn if the first wife is alive why cant ladies marry..why the society makes her to be alone if at all she gets married still ppl speaks bad.. yeah she can earn money but what about the companionship through outnher life.. neednt say abt ppl who try to provoke and misuse  single mother .. if she lives alone and earns money for their kids ppl around say ” bold determined brave” but if at all she marries some1 ppl willnt support her..  

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