Eminent Kannada actor Leelavathi (85) who has labored in over 600 motion pictures, together with Tamil and Telugu, died at a non-public hospital in Nelamangala on the outskirts of Bengaluru metropolis on Friday.
Affected by illnesses associated to previous age, she was admitted to a non-public hospital the place she breathed her final, sources stated. The actress who had labored in additional than 600 motion pictures, together with about 400 in Kannada, was residing with actor son Vinod Raj at Nelamangala for the previous a few years.
Mourning the demise of his mom, Vinod Raj stated, “I’m now left alone. Fortunately Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM D Okay Shivakumar obtained her admitted to the hospital.”
Born as Leela Kiran in Belthangadi in Dakshina Kannada district, Leelavathi is remembered for her position in Bhakta Kumbara, Santha Thukaram, Bhatka Prahlada, Mangalya Yoga and Mana Mechchida Madadi.
Her journey as an artist began after she joined Sri Sahitya Samrajya Drama Firm. She started her movie profession with Chanchala Kumari’ and Nagakannika. Later, she joined Subbaiah Naidu’s drama firm and performed a small position in Bhakta Prahlada in 1958.
She had labored in lots of motion pictures with Kannada matinee idol Dr Rajkumar the place she performed a wide range of roles. She had twice received the nationwide award and state awards six occasions, in keeping with household sources.
Per week in the past, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, his deputy D.Okay. Shivakumar, famous Kannada movie actor Shiva Rajkumar and a number of other others had visited her at her residence.