Saritha is a South Indian actress. She has acted in more than 140 feature films.
After acting in films from 1979 to 1989, she took a long break to get married and raise two sons, but she still worked in films by dubbing voices.
Director K. Balachander so liked her performance in "Marocharithra" (1979) that he cast her in 22 more films, including "Agni Satchi," "Kalyana Agathigal," and "Achamillai Achamillai."
She was the 162nd girl who auditioned for the heroine role in "Marocharithra" (1979), when director K. Balachander decided she was the right actress for him.
Saritha was discovered by the famous director K. Balachander who cast her in the heroine role for the Telugu film "Marocharithra" (1979) opposite Kamal Hassan, which became a huge, memorable hit.
"Julie Ganapathy" is the Tamil remake of the Hollywood hit film, Misery (1990), and Saritha put on a lot of weight to play the role that was originated by the Oscar winner, Kathy Bates. But when the film bombed and she didn't win any awards, she decided to lose the weight in order to get acting work.
Of the 141 films she has done till 2006, she claims that her three best films are: `Marocharithra," "Thanneer Thanneer" and "Agnisakshi."
She claimed that she almost got fired on her first day on the set of "Marocharithra," as nobody was happy with her performance. Later, she was briefed on her role, and director K. Balachander was so happy with her performance that he rewarded her with chocolates.
She has acted in all four South Indian languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
She won Tamil Nadu Government's Best Actress Award three times- 1979-80, 1982-83 and 1988. She is also the recipient of Kalaimamani Award in 1982-83 for the film "Agnisakshi."
Saritha - Mukesh's marriage seems to be heading the Kollywood way - divorce. After reports that the couple is going through a rocky relationship, the two decided to part ways after which the couple's two sons aged 17 and 15 are in the custody of Saritha.