Saroja Devi, who has enthralled many with her charming looks and pristine performances, was fondly called 'Abinaya Saraswathi' by many. Her sheer presence was always enough to radiate the screen. Her histrionic abilities amply complemented her charisma. Lovers of yesteryear films can never forget her portrayals in films like Iruvar Ullam, Thamarai Nenjam, Paalum Pazhamum and Kalyanaparisu, among many others.
This immaculate performer was honored with a doctorate by Bangalore University, on the occasion of its 42nd convocation. Governor of the State, His Excellency TN Chaturvedi, presented her with the honorary doctorate.