Latha, also known as M.G.R. Latha or Latha Sethupathy, is an Indian actress, who played leading roles in South Indian films from 1973 to 1982. She is also known for her roles in various megaserials in Tamil and Telugu and continues to be popular in the industry. Her photogenic looks and dancing skills attracted attention from the Tamil film industry. She entered films when she was fifteen and was encouraged by her aunt, actress Kamala Kotnis. Her first film was Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1973), whose star and producer was M. G. Ramachandran. She is from the Sethupathy clan, the Royal family of Ramnad, and her father was Shanmugha Rajeswara Sethupathi and her mother is Leelarani. Actor Rajkumar Sethupathy is her brother.