Veteran actress Jayanthi is no more. Jayanthi passed away today morning at her Bengaluru residence due to age-related ailments. She was aged 76 and survived by his son Krishna Kumar. She had acted in about 500 films in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam languages.
Her real name was Kamala Kumari, but she became popular with her screen name Jayanthi. Born in Bellary, she began her career in Tamil and Telugu films. NTR’s ‘Jagadeka Veeruni Katha’ and ANR’s ‘Bharyabhartalu’ were her early films in Telugu.
In Telugu, she had acted in about 70 movies. Some of her popular Telugu movies are Jagadeka Veeruni Katha, Kula Gowravam, Devadasu, Badipantulu, Mayadari Malligadu, Kondaveeti Simham, Pedarayudu, among others. In Kannada, she acted in about 30 films with Kannada cinema’s legendary superstar Rajkumar
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has expressed his condolence message on Twitter.
He posted, "I am extremely pained with the death news of Popular Kannada actress 'Abhinaya Sharade' Jayanthi. Her contribution to Kannada film industry and the void is impossible to fill. May her soul rest in peace, give strength to his family and fans to overcome the loss. [sic]" the rough translation of his condolence tweet in Kannada read.