Vanisri was born as Ratna Kumari in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India in 1948. Her initial life was damaged with terrible misfortunes as three individuals from her family, including her dad, passed on of tuberculosis in a span of one month.
Vanisri is an Indian film on-screen actress known for her work mainly in Telugu and Tamil and also few Kannada movies. In a movie profession crossing forty years she has gotten three Film fare Awards South, including the Nandi Awards, and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award.
S.V. Ranga Rao changed her name from Ratna Kumari to Vanisri, a converse name of his organization Sri Vani Films. She picked up consideration with a supporting part in a film penned by K. Balachander titled Sukha Dukhalu, and Marapurani Kadha (1967). Vanisri was then featured in super hits, for example, Krishnaveni ,Prem Nagar, Dasara Bullodu, Aradhana, Jeevitha Chakram, Rangula Ratnam, Sri Krishna Tulabharam, Bhakta Kannappa, and Bobbili Raja, and so forth.
She assumed double parts in Iddaru Ammayilu (1972) (Telugu redo of 1969 discharge Kannada film Kappu Bilupu), Ganga Manga (1973 change of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta), Jeevana Jyothi (1975), and Chilipi Krishnudu (1978). She financed and featured in Shyam Benegal’s lone Telugu film Anugraham (1977), co-featuring Smita Patil. She acted with Sivaji Ganesan in various movies, for example, Uyarntha Manithan (1968), Nirai Kudam (1969), Vasantha Maligai (1972), Sivakamiy in Selvan (1974), Vani Rani (Tamil change of the Hindi film Seeta Aur Geeta) (1974) and Nallathoru Kudumbam (1979).
Vanisri came back to film in the late 1980s acting in mother parts, for example, her character in Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989). She was additionally in the 1999 hindi film Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal coordinated by Telugu chief K. Raghavendra Rao.
She studied in Andhra mahila Sabha in Madras.
Vanisri left movies to get married with her family doctor in late 1970s and have a son and a daughter
- Satya Harishchandra (1965)
- Bangaru Panjaram (1965)
- Mangamma Sapatham (1965)
- Aggi Bharata (1966)
- Rangula Ratnam (1966)
- Aada Paduchu (1967)
- Ranabheri (1968)
- Bhale Rangadu (1969)
- Jagat Jetteelu (1970)
- Drohi (1970)
- Prem Nagar (1971)
- Mooga Prema (1971)
- Vichitra Bandham (1972)
- Aaradhana (1972)
- Minor Bbau (1973)
- Maya Maschindra (1975)
- Aalu Magalu (1977)
- Simha Baludu (1978)
- Sri Vinayaka Vijayam (1980)
- Devudu Mamayya (1981)
- Ganda Mane Makkalu (1989)
- Quidi Dada (1990)
- Rajeshwari Kalyanam (1993)
- Allari Alludu (1993)
- Thuraimugam (1996)
- Main Tere Pyaar Mein Pagal (1999)
- Filmfare Best Actress Award for Jeevana Tarangalu (1973)
- Filmfare Best Actress Award for Krishnaveni (1974)
- Filmfare Best Actress Award for Jeevana Jyothi (1975)
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Kavignar Kannadasan Award (2001)
- Meena Kumari award (2004)
- Madhavapeddi Prabhavathi award (2005)
- Name: Vanisri (Rathna Kumari)
- Date of Birth: 3 August 1948
- Place of Birth: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Marital Status: Married
- Profession: Actress, Politician