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 Vijayakumar, 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.

Death[edit]

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]

1960 to 1970's[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Notes
1969 Shanti Nilayam Tamil
1970 Jai Jawan Telugu
1971 Rickshawkaran Kumari Uma Tamil
1972 Idhaya Veenai Vimala Tamil
1973 Amman Arul Tamil
1973 Maru Piravi Tamil
1973 Mayadari Malligadu Telugu
1973 Vade Veedu Telugu
1974 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Vimala Tamil
1974 Palletoori Chinnodu Telugu
1974 Alluri Seetarama Raju Telugu
1974 Manchi Manushulu Telugu
1974 Dorababu Telugu
1974 Netru Indru Naalai Ana Tamil
1975 Ellorum Nallavare Tamil
1975 Anbe Aaruyire Tamil
1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan Leela Tamil
1975 Gunavanthudu Telugu
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Devadasi Telugu
1976 Pichi Maaraju Telugu
1976 Iddaru Iddare Telugu
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Telugu
1976 Magadu Telugu
1976 Manushulanta Okkate Telugu
1976 Neram Nadhi Kadhu Akalidhi Telugu
1976 Monagadu Telugu
1976 Bhale Donggalu Telugu
1976 Satyam Tamil
1977 Chiranjeevi Rambabu Telugu
1977 Bangaru Bommalu Telugu
1977 Kumkuma Rakshe Kannada
1977 Maa Iddari Katha Telugu
1977 Sirithanakke Sawaal Kannada
1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu Telugu
1978 Sabhash Gopi Telugu
1978 Shankar Salim Simon Tamil
1979 Kuppathu Raja Tamil

1980 to 2000's[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Notes
1982 Nenjangal Tamil
1988 Jeevana Ganga Telugu
1988 Tarjan Sundari Telugu
1989 Prema Stella Telugu
1989 Two Town Rowdy Padmini's Mother Telugu
1990 Pudhu Vasantham Guest Appearance Tamil
1991 Abhimanyu Malayalam
1991 Inspector Balram Indira Shankar / Dularibai Malayalam
1991 Cheran Pandiyan Paarvathi Tamil
1992 Amaran Amaran's adopted mother Tamil
1992 Chanti Telugu
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Subha Tamil
1992 Senthamizh Paattu Tamil
1993 Jackpot Malayalam
1994 Sakthivel Lakshmi Tamil
1994 Priyanka Susila Tamil
1995 Lucky Man Karthik's mother Tamil
1996 Saradha Bullodu Rajeswari Devi Telugu
1998 Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar Manju Tamil
1999 Suriya Paarvai Lakshmi Tamil
2001 Red Indians Malayalam
2001 Samudhiram Tamil
2002 Vasu Vasu's Mother Telugu
2011 En Ullam Unnai Theduthey Tamil

References[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". Rediff.com. 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). Tamil.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  8. ^ TNN Jul 23, 2013, 12.32PM IST (2013-07-23). "Manjula Vijaykumar passes away - Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-16.