Senior Actress Jayanthi Passes Away

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oi-Sruthi Hemachandran

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Published: Monday, July 26, 2021, 10:00 [IST]

Renowned
Kannada
actress
Jayanthi,
best
known
by
her
epithet
Abhinaya
Sharadhe
passed
away
on
Monday
(July
26)
in
Bengaluru’s
Banashankari
reportedly
owing
to
age-related
ailments.
She
was
76.

jayanthi

Having
appeared
in
as
many
as
500
films,
the
veteran
actress
had
been
a
part
of
many
film
industries
including
Sandalwood
(Kannada),
Tollywood
(Telugu),
Kollywood
(Tamil),
Mollywood
(Malayalam)
and
Bollywood.
Jayanthi
was
known
for
her
major
contributions
to
films
from
the
1960s
to
the
1980s.
Notably,
she
had
shared
screen
space
with
legendary
actors
including
MG
Ramachandran
(MGR)
and
Dr
Rajkumar.

The
senior
actress
had
been
honoured
with
seven
Karnataka
State
Film
Awards
(4
times
as
Best
Actress
and
twice
as
Best
Supporting
Actress),
the
President’s
Medal
for
Best
Actress
and
two
Filmfare
Awards
in
the
Best
Actress
category.

Story first published: Monday, July 26, 2021, 10:00 [IST]