Famous Actress Jayanthi Dies In Bengaluru At 76
Famous Actress Jayanthi Dies In Bengaluru. Veteran actress Abhinaya Sharade Jayanthi, was known for her work in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies, died at her residence in Bengaluru on Monday. The actress, who was popularly known as Jayanthi, was 76. She died due to age related ailments.
In her career spanning five decades, Jayanthi worked in over 500 films. She was among the lead actresses in the Kannada film industry from 1960 to the 80s. Born Kamala Kumari in January 1945 in Ballari, Jayanthi made her acting debut with YR Swamy’s 1963 film Jenu Goodu, which fared well at the box office. Her next hit was Kannada film Chandavalliya Thota alongside her co-star of many films, Dr Rajkumar. The duo worked together in over 30 films.
Jayanthi also delivered several Telugu blockbusters such as Jagadeka Veeruni Katha, Kula Gauravam and Kondaveeti Simham with late Telugu actor N T Rama Rao, who later became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
About her performance in Tamil film industry, Jayanthi co-starred with legendary actors like Gemini Ganeshan, M G Ramachandran, Muthuraman and Jaishankar for films such as Padagoti, Mugaraasi, Kanna Nalama, Punnagai, Velli Vizha and Iru Kodugal.
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