A National award wining actress, Archana was quite popular playing lead in off-beat cinema, especially that of Balu Mahendra. Her acting prowess was so versatile that she was called Smita Patil of South India. She is back after a long gap to do a prominent role that of Vijay Sethupathi’s wife in Seethakathi. In the movie, Vijay Sethupathi plays 80-year-old theatre artiste Ayya. Archana’s subtle performance in the film has won her rave reviews. And now she has a couple of films and she plays the lead in the both. A strong and a powerful character which sets the story going.