Roja Selvamani is an Indian actress and politician. She was a leading actress from 1991 to 2002. She is the only actress to have appeared in 100 films in 10 years in the 1990s. She has appeared in more than 150 films. She was the main actress in Telugu and Tamil and played few films in Kannada and Malayalam. She has won three Nandi Awards for Best Actress and the Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress. In 1999, she entered politics and is currently aligning with the YSR Congress party.
Roja was born under the name Sree Latha in 1972 in Nagaraja Reddy and Lalitha in Tirupati, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. She was the only girl with two brothers, Kumaraswamy Reddy and Ramaprasad Reddy. Later, the family moved to Hyderabad. She received a BA in Political Science from Sri Padmavathi Women’s University in Tirupathi. Roja learned Kuchipudi and performed in dance before entering the movies.