In a rather shocking move, Actress Ranjitha on Friday claimed she is a Sanyasin and appealed to everyone not to call her 'Ranjitha' any more. She changed her name to 'Ma Anandamayi' after taking vows to follow the 5 strict rules of a Sanyasin. The actress pledged that she would be spending her rest of life as a disciple of Nithyananda.
The 38 old year actress officially accepted the 'Sanyasin' oath the day before at the 37th birth anniversary of Bidadi Dhyanapeet Ashram's Swami Nithyananda in Karnataka amidst devoted followers from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The actress who has been allegedly linked with Swami Nithyananda previously is now conferred with the 'Sanyasin oath' by the same Swamiji.
Sex scandal of Nithyananda and Ranjitha aired on a popular TV Channel had been a sensation. However, both of them declared the video as morphed and it's just a conspiracy to damage the image of the Swamy. Despite the criticism, Ranjitha always stayed at the Bidadi ashram of Nithyananda and continues to do the same in future as well.
Born Sri Valli, Ranjitha acted in many South Indian films including five films in Telugu. She was featured opposite Jagapathi Babu in S.V. Krishna Reddy's Maavichiguru for which she won Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film. Later she was active on Tamil television until she was religiously oriented.