Sowkar (Shavukar) Janaki was a popular actress of the South India during the 1950s. Janaki was a Radio artist before plunging into the films and has performed several stage shows. Unlike other actresses, Sowkar Janaki began the career after marriage.
Janaki made her cinematic debut with “Shatvukaru” with NTR and the moniker “Shavukar” has been fixed her name. She was paired to popular leading actors of South India like NTR, ANR, MGR, Rajkumar and Sivaji Ganeshan.
Some of the popular films include “Dr Chakravarthy”, “Kanyashulkam”, “Manchi Manasulu”, “Samsaram Oka Chadarangam”, “Devi”, “Ela Cheppanu” and “Kanche”.
Janaki’s younger sister Krishnakumari was also leading heroine of her generation.