Lalitha (actress)

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Lalitha
Born Lalitha
16 December 1930[1]
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore
Died 1982
Parents Gopala Pilla, Saraswathiyamma

Lalitha was a South Indian actress and danseuse. She was the eldest of the "Travancore Sisters" - Lalitha, Padmini, and Ragini.[2] She started her acting career in the 1938 Tamil film Adithan Kanavu[3] and has acted in movies of different Indian languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.[4][5] She entered films before her sisters, concentrating more on Malayalam films, and was good in Vampish roles.

Personal life[edit]

She was born to Gopala Pilla and Saraswathiyamma on 16 December 1930 at Thiruvananthapuram.[6] She is the aunt of actress Shobana Chandrakumar.[7] Malayalam actress Ambika Sukumaran is her relative. Actress Sukumari is the trio's maternal first cousin. Malayalam actor Krishna is her grand son.[8]

Partial Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  • Vellinakshathram (1949)
  • Prasanna (1950)
  • Amma (1952)
  • Kaanchana (1952)
  • Ponkathir (1953)
  • Snehaseema (1954)
  • Sudarshan (1957)
  • Minnalppadayaali (1959)
  • Chemmeen (1966)
  • Adhyapika (1968)

Tamil[edit]

  • Adithan Kanavu (1938)
  • Mohini (1948)
  • Chandrika (1950)
  • Ezhai Padum Padu (1950)
  • Manthiri Kumari (1950)
  • Manamagal (1951)
  • Oru Iravu (1951)
  • Andhaman Kaidhi (1952)
  • Marumagal (1953)
  • Thooku Thooki (1954)
  • Valliyin Selvan (1955)
  • Kanavane Kan Kanda Deivam (1955)
  • Madurai Veeran (1956)
  • Rajarajan (1957)

Telugu[edit]

  • Ammalakkalu (1953)

Hindi[edit]

  • Kalpana (1960)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1193230/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  2. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (29 September 2006). "Beauty, charm, charisma". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Kannan, Ramya (26 September 2006). "Queen of Tamil cinema no more". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Malaya Cottage was their grooming ground, September 2006, The Hindu. Retrieved July 2011
  5. ^ Colony of Memories, August 2001, The Hindu. Retrieved July 2011
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1193230/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  7. ^ Dance was Padmini's passion, not films, September 2006, Rediff.com. Retrieved July 2011
  8. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/138375

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