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Who is Roja Selvamani?

Roja (born Sri Latha Reddy; 17 November 1972), also known as Roja Selvamani or R.K. Roja, is an Indian actress and politician.

She is currently serving as the Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Youth Advancement in Andhra Pradesh. She was a leading actress in Tamil and Telugu films from 1991 to 2002. She has also acted in a few Kannada and Malayalam-language films. 

She won three Nandi Awards and one Tamil Nadu State Film Award. Roja began her political career in 1999 from the Telugu Desam Party and aligns with the YSR Congress Party since 2011.

She was elected as an MLA from Nagari in Andhra Pradesh twice in 2014 and 2019. She also serves as the YSR Congress Party’s state women president. Between 2019 and 2021, Roja served as the chairman of APIIC Andhra Pradesh.

Roja Selvamani, firebrand actor, now an Andhra minister; posts selfie with Jagan Reddy

Roja Selvamani, firebrand actor, now an Andhra minister; posts selfie with Jagan Reddy
Roja Selvamani, firebrand actor, now an Andhra minister; posts selfie with Jagan Reddy

Popular actor and politician RK Roja Selvamani was inducted as a minister in Jagan Reddy’s cabinet in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.

A two-time MLA from the state’s Nagari constituency, she is among the 13 new faces in the council of ministers. 11 of the 25 ministers who were sworn in are from Reddy’s first team. The cabinet has four women members, one up from the previous.

“The induction of new ministers into the Andhra Pradesh cabinet is a promising change. A warm welcome to all the ministers who took oath today. May we together take our beloved state to greater heights,” she wrote on Instagram on Monday, posting photographs from the oath-taking ceremony. Among the photos was her selfie with Jagan Reddy.

Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Roja Selvamani and 24 others at a public function near the state secretariat in the capital city Amaravati.

As an MLA, Roja now represents two districts, Chittoor (old) and Tirupati (new), as Nagari got divided in the recent reorganization of districts.

Earlier this month, her husband, filmmaker RK Selvamani was issued a bailable arrest warrant by a Chennai court in connection with a defamation case.Born Sri Latha Reddy in Tirupati, Roja Selvamani was a popular actor in the 90s. She joined politics in 1999, entering N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party. She switched to Jagan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party in 2022.

Roja Selvamani Biography, Wiki

Roja Selvamani is an Indian actress and politician. She was a leading actress from 1991 to 2002. She is the only actress to have appeared in 100 films in 10 years in the 1990s. She has appeared in more than 150 films.

She was the main actress in Telugu and Tamil and played few films in Kannada and Malayalam. She has won three Nandi Awards for Best Actress and the Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress. In 1999, she entered politics and is currently aligning with the YSR Congress party.

Roja was born under the name Sree Latha in 1972 in Nagaraja Reddy and Lalitha in Tirupati, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. She was the only girl with two brothers, Kumaraswamy Reddy and Ramaprasad Reddy. Later, the family moved to Hyderabad.

She received a BA in Political Science from Sri Padmavathi Women’s University in Tirupathi. Roja learned Kuchipudi and performed in dance before entering the movies.

Roja joined Telugu Desam in 1999 and was chairman of the party’s Telugu Mahila wing. She lost the 2009 legislative elections of the AP. In August 2009, she left the TDP party and joined the YSR congress party.

In the 2014 general election, she was elected MP for the electoral district of Nagari. She again challenged the election of Nagari constituency in the 2019 election. The results are announced and she won the seat again.

Roja played anchor in a show called Modern Mahalakshmi before being replaced by Anasuya. This show was broadcast on MAA TV. She is a judge for a humorous show called Jabardasth. This show is broadcast on E TV. She hosted a show for Zee Tamizh called lucka kicka, which was a huge success in Tamil Nadu.

Roja Selvamani Biography Wikipedia
Roja Selvamani
BornSri Latha Reddy
17 November 1972 (age 49)
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
Spouse(s)R. K. Selvamani ​(m. 2002)
Children2
OccupationActresspolitician
AwardsNandi awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Cinema Express Awards

Roja Selvamani Career

She entered the cinema industry from Telugu films. She was first introduced in the Tamil film by director R.K. Selvamani in his film Chembaruthi paired with actor Prashanth.

The movie was a blockbuster and paved the way for her in the Tamil cinema industry. She became popular with her songs such as Veloor Maman in the film Engal Aiyyah with Mammooty and Mastana Mastana in Rasaiyya with Prabhu Deva.

She became popular acting in films with actors such as Rajinikanth in Veera, and Arjun Sarja in Ayudha Poojai. Roja’s career breakthrough was in the film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, directed by Vikraman.

Roja’s 100th movie was Pottu Amman. Roja appeared in supporting roles in Arasu (2001) and in Parijaatham (2006).

She started her political career from TDP (Telugu Desam Party) and contested 2004 and 2009 assembly elections from Nagari constituency.

She later joined the YSR (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu) congress party and contested from same constituency again 2014 and tasted her first victory. She is presently the President of YSR party women wing.

Roja Selvamani Husband

She is married to the director R.K. Selvamani and has moved into Andhra politics. Her hobbies are costume designing and hairstyling.

Roja Selvamani and Meena are friends. Roja and Meena resembled each other when younger, and Meena acted as Roja’s younger sister in several movies.

Roja Selvamani with husband R.K. Selvamani
Roja Selvamani with husband R.K. Selvamani

Roja Selvamani FAQ’s

Who is Roja Selvamani?

Roja (born Sri Latha Reddy; 17 November 1972), also known as Roja Selvamani or R.K. Roja, is an Indian actress and politician.

How old is Roja Selvamani?

Roja Selvamani is currently 49 years old.

Who is Roja Selvamani’s husband?

She is married to the director R.K. Selvamani and has moved into Andhra politics. Her hobbies are costume designing and hairstyling.

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