Manjula Vijayakumar

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Manjula Vijayakumar
Born (1953-09-09)9 September 1953
Died 23 July 2013(2013-07-23) (aged 59)
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1969-2013
Spouse(s) Vijayakumar
Children Sridevi Vijayakumar, Arun Vijay, Vanitha, Preetha, Anitha, Kavitha

Manjula Vijayakumar (9 September 1953 – 23 July 2013) was a South Indian actress. She acted in more than 100 films in South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Personal life[edit]

She and actor Vijayakumar married shortly after meeting on the sets of Unnidam Mayanguhiren.[1] The couple have three daughters, Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi Vijaykumar.[2] Arun Vijay, Anitha, and Kavitha are her husband's children from a previous marriage.


She died in Chennai on 23 July 2013 due to a stomach injury.

Acting career[edit]

She first appeared in the film Shanthi Nilayam (1969) in a supporting role (as the teenaged girl of Gemini Ganesan's character).[3] Her first lead role was in Rickshawkaran (1971). She acted in lead roles in many films till the late seventies. Since the late 80s, she has appeared in supporting roles. Manjula has performed alongside Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna, Shobhan Babu, Kamal Hassan, Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth.[4][5][6] She died on 23 July 2013 in SRMC at Chennai after falling down from bed and being admitted to hospital. Her death was caused by renal failure and a blood clot in the stomach .[7][8]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Dinakaran Tamil newspaper, translated feature on cine-marriages[dead link]
  2. ^ Dorairaj, S (2006-02-08). "Actor Vijayakumar returns to AIADMK". Online edition (The Hindu). Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Southern industry in shock at actress Manjula Vijaykumar's sudden death". Indian Express. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Bollywood News: Bollywood Movies Reviews, Hindi Movies in India, Music & Gossip". Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  5. ^ Murallitharan, M (2000-05-25). "Groove on, Mollywood (a feature on Tamil cinema)". Showbiz section (New Straits Times). Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  6. ^ Special Correspondent (2013-07-23). "Yesteryear actor Manjula dead". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  7. ^ Posted by: Siva (2013-07-23). "கட்டிலில் இருந்து விழுந்து படுகாயமடைந்த நடிகை மஞ்சுளா மரணம்- actress majula hospitalised 179635 - Oneindia Tamil" (in Tamil). Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  8. ^ TNN Jul 23, 2013, 12.32PM IST (2013-07-23). "Manjula Vijaykumar passes away - Times Of India". Retrieved 2013-08-16.