After she started concentrating on action roles, something special is her naivity showing.
She was paired opposite Superstar Krishna and Shobhan Babu.
(It was also remade in Hindi as Tejaswini, with herself playing the lead role directed by N. In 1997 she did Osey Ramulamma, directed by Dasari Narayana Rao and this was the biggest blockbuster of the year, winning her fourth Nandi Award.
From this film onward she is mostly called as "Ramulamma" by the people.
Most of her films with Telugu superstars Chiranjeevi (19 films) and Balakrishna (17 films) were huge hits and her on-screen chemistry with both actors worked very well at the box office.
These tough lady roles made her a Superstar and became the highest paid actress in India. Rathnam, who was Shanti's personal make-up artist, turned out to be money-making producer.
Vijayashantis first break as a performer came in the 1983 Telugu film Neti Bharatham directed by T. In 1985 Vijayashanti received her first state Nandi Award for her role in Pratighatana, in which she played a University lecturer named Jhansi.
At the same time she was cast in Agni Parvatam alongside super star Krishna, where she perfectly balanced her performance and Glam doll roles.
In a film career spanning thirty years, she has acted in over 186 feature films in a variety of roles in various Indian languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
She was tagged "The Lady Superstar" and "Lady Amitabh" of South Indian cinema.