Roja Selvamani Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Marital Status: Married
Age: 51 Years
Hometown: Tirupati

Roja Selvamani

Birth nameSri Latha Reddy [1]citation
Profession(s)• Politician
• Former actress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyYuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party flag
Political Journey• 1999: Roja Selvamani became a member of the Telugu Desam Party and was elected as the president of the Telugu Mahila wing of the Party.
• 2004: She contested From Nagari constituency with a ticket from TDP and lost the elections.
• 2009: Contested from Nagari Constituency as a TDP candidate and lost again. She left the TDP and joined the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party.
• 2014: Roja contested from Nagari constituency as a YSR congress candidate and won.
• 2015: She became the President of the YSRCP Women's Wing.
• 2019: Roja contested again from the Nagari constituency and won.
• 2020: She became the chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation.
• 2022: She was appointed as the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth Advancement, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Awards, Honours, Achievements In 1991, she won the Special Jury Award for the Telugu film Sarpayagam (1991) at the Nandi Awards.
In 1994, she won the Best Supporting Actress for the Telugu film Anna (1994) at the Nandi Awards.
In 1998, she won the Best Actress for the Telugu film Swarnakka (1998) at the Nandi Awards.
In 1998, she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998).
In 1998, she won the Cinema Express Award for Best Actress for her Tamil film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998).
In 2010, Roja was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the Telugu film Golimaar (2010).
In 2018, she won the Evergreen Heroine Award at the ZEE Telugu Apsara Awards.
Roja Selvamani at Zee Awards in 2018
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 November 1972 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023) 51 Years
BirthplaceTirupati, Tirupati district, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signScorpio
SignatureRoja Selvamani signature
Nationality Indian
HometownTirupati, Tirupati district, Andhra Pradesh
College/UniversitySri Padmavathi Women's University
Educational QualificationPolitical Science at Sri Padmavathi Women's University, Tirupati [2]citation
ReligionHinduism [3]citation
CasteRoja Selvamani belongs to the Reddy clan. During a press conference, Roja talked about being a Reddy and said,

Reddy is not a caste, Reddy means a personality or quality of the person, a Reddy is always ready to help, always ready to save and always ready to fight for good cause. [4]Facebook
AddressD.No.11-13, Opp. C.S.I. Hospital, Nagari, Chittoor Dist. A.P.
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Shopping, and Social activities
ControversiesCases Pending
• 1 charge related to Punishment for criminal intimidation (IPC Section-506)
• 3 charges related to Punishment for wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
• 3 charges related to Punishment for Defamation (IPC Section-500)
• 3 charges related to Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (IPC Section-34)
• 2 charges related to Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace (IPC Section-504)
• 1 charge related to Punishment for Being a member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
• 1 charges related to Rioting (IPC Section-146)
• 1 charge related to Assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353)
• 1 charge related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence committed in prosecution of a common object (IPC Section-149) [5]My Neta
Suspended from attending the state assembly
After making insulting comments about the then-chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in December 2015, Roja was barred from the state assembly. [6]The Times Of India
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRoja was in a relationship with R. K. Selvamani, a film director, for 13 years before the couple got married. [7]Hindustan Times
Marriage Date21 August 2002
Husband/SpouseR. K. Selvamani (Film director)
Roja Selvamani with R. K. Selvamani
ChildrenSon- Krishna Lohith Selvamani
Daughter- Anshumalika Selvamani
Roja Selvamani with her family
ParentsFather- Nagaraja Reddy (sound engineer at Charathi Studio)
Mother- Lalitha Reddy (homemaker)
Roja Selvamani with her parents and brothers
SiblingsBrother- • Kumaraswamy Reddy
• Ramaprasad Reddy
Sister- None
FilmDhalapathi (1991)
Travel Destination(s)Kerela, Goa
CuisineSouth Indian
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mahindra XUV-500 worth 18 Lacs
• Ford Endeavor 2007 worth 14 Lacs
• Chevrolet Cruze 2017 worth 20 Lacs
• Fortuner Car 2018 worth 28 lacs
• Mahindra Scorpio 2015 worth 12 Lacs
• Chevrolet Cruze worth 15 Lacs
Bike CollectionRoja Selvamani owns a Honda Splender
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 1,05,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 16,69,479
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 1,08,62,980
• Jewellery: Rs. 30,19,132
• LIC or other insurance Policies: 38,12,896
• Personal loans: 79,48,173
Immovable Assets
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 2,61,25,669
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 2,02,95,000 [8]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 8 crores (as of the year 2017-2018) [9](My Neta)

Roja SelvamaniSome Lesser Known Facts About Roja Selvamani

  • Roja Selvamani is an Indian politician and a former South Indian actress. She is known for her roles in Tamil and Telugu films. She joined politics in 1999 and in April 2022 became the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth Advancement, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Her father directed her first acting role in a documentary when she was ten years old. She later had another opportunity to act, in her first year in college. After graduating from college, Roja began taking Kuchipudi classes and became a trained dancer before she made her acting debut.
  • In the 1991 Telugu film Prema Thapassu, costarring Rajendra Prasad, Roja made her acting debut. Sobhan Babu starred in her second film, Sarpayagam. In Telugu cinema from 1991 to 2002, she was the top actress. She has acted in over fifty Telugu movies including Atta Sommu Alludi Daanam (1993), Subhalagnam (1994), Anna (1994), Maya Bazaar (1995), and Topi Raja Sweety Roja (1996).

    Roja Selvamani in a still from the Telugu film PREMA THAPASSU (1991)

    Roja Selvamani in a still from the Telugu film Prema Thapassu (1991)

  • Director R. K. Selvamani helped Roja enter into the Tamil cinema industry. With Prashanth in the lead role, she made her screen debut in the 1992 Tamil film Chembaruthi. She has acted in over 60 Tamil movies, such as Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen (1998), Veera (1994), Asuran (1995), and Adimai Changili (1997).In films like Arasu (2003), Parijatham (2006), Shambo Shiva Shambo (2010), Golimar (2010), Mogudu (2011), Kodipunju (2011), Veera (2011), Kaavalan (2011), and Saguni (2012), Roja has made appearances in supporting roles.

    Roja Selvamani in a still from the Tamil film Chembaruthi (1992)

    Roja Selvamani in a still from the Tamil film Chembaruthi (1992)

  • Roja debuted on television with the Tamil series Nathi Enge Pogirathu (2002–2003) on the Star Vijay channel, playing the character Sindhu. In the Kannada television series Uttarayana (2004) on Udaya TV, she portrayed Jaya Gour in 2004. Before being replaced by Anasuya, Roja was the anchor of a show called Modern Mahalakshmi. On MAA TV, this program was broadcast. On the comedic shows Jabardasth and Extra Jabardasth, she appears as a judge. A popular show in Tamil Nadu, “Lucha Kicka,” was hosted by her for Zee Tamizh.

    Roja Selvamani in a still from the television show Jabardasth

    Roja Selvamani in a still from the television show Jabardasth

  • In her entire acting career as a South Indian actress, Roja Selvamani has acted in more than 100 films and has worked with many famous and renowned actors including Rajinikanth and Prabhu Deva.
  • Roja Selvamani has also acted in a few Kannada and Malayalam-language films including Gadibidi Ganda (1993), Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam (2003), and Jamna Pyari (2015).
  • Roja Selvamani was the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) Andhra Pradesh’s chairperson from 2019 to 2021.
  • In 2022, Roja Selvamani announced that she would be quitting the film industry to dedicate her entire time to politics and serving people. [10]India Glitz