Y. Vijaya

Y. Vijaya
Born Yenigandla Vijaya
(1957-02-08) 8 February 1957 [1]
Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation Actress, Dancer
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Amalanathan
Children Anushya
Parent(s) Yenigandla Jnanayya, Balamma

Y. Vijaya is a classical dancer, and actress from Kadapa.[2][3][4] She acted in more than 1000 films including Telugu and Tamil languages.[1]

Early life and education

Her father Yenigandla Jnanayya is a district manager in a cooperative marketing society. Her mother Balamma was a house-wife. Her ancestors belong to Guntur district. She is born in Kurnool on 8 February 1957 when her father was working there for two years. Vijaya has 9 siblings; 6 daughters, and 4 sons. She is fifth among them.

She studied in Government girls high school in Kadapa till her 8th standard. She was interested in Science and Hindi subjects. Her parents observed that she was dancing to the tune of Radio music when she was just three years old. Also she used to dance in her school for stage shows. So they decided to teach her dance.

Once there were floods in their place. Actors N. T. Rama Rao, and Akkineni Nageswara Rao visited their place to gather money for the flood affected areas. She met them for the first time. She went on to play heroine against N.T. Rama Rao in the film Sri Krishna Satya.[1]

During summer holidays after she finished her 8th standard, her parents took her to Vempati China Sathyam, famous dance guru to teach her dance. To continue dance classes, they decided to join her in Kesari High school in Chennai. She studied 9th and 10th standard in that school. Her dance performance debut was in 1975 in Kadapa. Later she did many stage shows in Tamil Nadu.

Personal details

One of her brother Y. Raja is settled as a TV actor. She is married to Amalanathan on 27 January 1985. He used to work as a correspondent in a college. After retiring, he entered into business. Currently she lives in Mahalingapuram, Chennai with her family.[3] Her daughter Anushya got married in 2013.[5]

Film career

She used to learn dance under Vempati China Satyam in Madras. Once, the producers of the film Nindu Hrudayalu visited their dance institute and roped her in for a beggar character who also knows dance. That was her first opportunity in films. Later on she played character artist, heroine in many films. She acted as a heroine opposite N. T. Rama Rao in the film Sri Krishna Satya/ [3]



  1. 1 2 3 S, Gulzar Gouse. "వై విజయ (సినీనటి) ఇంటర్వ్యూ". kadapa.info. kadapa.info. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. Movie Arists Association. "Y. Vijaya profile on MAA Website". maastars.com. Movie Arists Association. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 D.G, Bhavani. "Pulusu Peru techindi kane". Sakshi.com. Jagati Publications. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  4. "Y. Vijaya at BFI". bfi.org.uk. British Film Institute. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. "Veteran Actor Y. Vijaya's daughter Anushya to enter Wedlock". tamilstar.com. Tamil Star. Retrieved 6 October 2016.

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