Sharada (born Saraswati Devi) is an Indian actress and politician. Known for her work predominantly in Telugu and Malayalam films, Sharada is the recipient of three National Awards. She is also known as Urvasi Sharada as National Film Award for Best Actress was officially designated the Urvasi Award. She won three National Awards for her roles in Thulabharam (1968), Swayamvaram (1972), and Nimajjanam (1977). Sharada has garnered the NTR National Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her contributions to Indian cinema.