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Actress Jayanthi dies at 76

Kannada actress Jayanthi dies in sleep…get the details

Tuesday, 27th July 2021

Veteran actress of the Kannada film industry, Jayanthi passed away on Monday; i.e. July 26 at her residence. She passed away in sleep and her age at the time of death was 76. She had been battling illness since a long time and ultimately her life saga ended on Monday. She had worked in more than 500 movies across 5 languages in her lifetime and had enjoyed massive reputation.

While interacting with The Times of India, Krishna Kumar, her son, confirmed her demise and also said that his mother was gradually recovering from her illnesses but then eventually gave up and died in sleep.

She was called the Goddess of Acting or Abhinaya Sharadhe in Kannada industry. She had been the winner of as many as 6 Karnataka State Film Awards.

Ballari, a major city in Karnataka had been Jayanthi’s place of birth. She was specially trained in classical dance. Later she turned out to be a major acting stalwart by acting in a plethora of versatile roles. In the year 2005-2006, she came to win the Dr Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jayanthi also performed marvelously in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. Kannada movie director YR Puttaswamy was the one who gave actress Jayanthi her very first break in his movie Jenugoodu. He was also the one who suggested that she used the industry name Jayanthi.

In Kannada films, Jayanthi worked with reputed personalities like Dr Rajkumar and also other iconic filmmakers such as Dorai-Bhagwan and Puttanna Kanagal in multiple cult-classic movies. With the veteran Dr Rajkumar, she had acted in a record number of 45 films.


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