She was trained as a classical dancer and performed at many dance shows. At one of these shows, filmmaker Prakash Rao saw her and cast her in a dance sequence for the Telugu film Gaalipataalu (1974). It led to dance numbers in hit films Krishnaveni (1974), Soggadu (1975) and Yamagola (1977). She was also seen as a vamp in Nayakudu Vinayakudu opposite ANR and Jayalalitha. She was then cast in the film President Peramma where she performed a dance number, and then the film's director K. Vishwanath asked her to submit some photographs where she wasn't wearing any make-up. She complied and he liked the results and cast her in the lead role as an unglamorous dancer in his next film Sankarabharanam (1979), a film that broke box office records and became a landmark in Telugu cinema. Besides the dubbed version of Sankarabharanam, she has acted in some landmark Malayalam movies too. She has done a Tamil movie song in \"BILLA\" 1980 as well as a cameo in the famous classical dance sequence with Kamal Haasan in the movie Saagara Sangamam in 1983. Although, she was very satisfied with the film as it gave her fame and respect, she didn't get many roles in films after that her height being the reason, but she choose to concentrate on her dance programs and running the dance school. Ones of her disciples is Deepa Sashindran.
She was trained as a classical dancer and performed at many dance shows. At one of these shows, filmmaker Prakash Rao saw her and cast her in a dance sequence for the Telugu film Gaalipataalu (1974).
She was tirelessly engaged in giving dance training to students. However, she had to sing some songs for these films, and decided that she would not sing ever again. She taught dances and dressed in rags and walked to get the best role. She has trained many movies, such as Sanyasi, Amma, Nagamlo Rambha, Donga Ramudu, Krishnakantham, Pittu Koduku and Akka. 7211a4ac4a