|Parents||Gopala Pilla, Saraswathiyamma|
Lalitha was a South Indian actress and danseuse. She was the eldest of the "Travancore Sisters" - Lalitha, Padmini, and Ragini. She started her acting career in the 1938 Tamil film Adithan Kanavu and has acted in movies of different Indian languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. She entered films before her sisters, concentrating more on Malayalam films, and was good in Vampish roles. She is the aunt of actress Shobana Chandrakumar.
- Minnalppadayaali (1959)
- Ponkathir (1953)
- Amma (1952)
- Kaanchana (1952)
- Vellinakshathram (1949)
- Adhyapika (1968)
- Rangarajan, Malathi (29 September 2006). "Beauty, charm, charisma". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
- Kannan, Ramya (26 September 2006). "Queen of Tamil cinema no more". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
- Malaya Cottage was their grooming ground, September 2006, The Hindu. Retrieved July 2011
- Colony of Memories, August 2001, The Hindu. Retrieved July 2011
- Dance was Padmini's passion, not films, September 2006, Rediff.com. Retrieved July 2011
- Profile of Lalitha at jointscene.com
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