Lalitha (actress)

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Lalitha
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Born
Lalithambika

16 December 1930[1]
Died1982 (aged 51–52)
Alappuzha
Parent(s)Father : Thangappan Mother : Saraswathi
RelativesShobana (niece)
Ambika Sukumaran
Vineeth (nephew)
Sukumari (cousin)
FamilyPadmini (sister)
Ragini(sister)
Chandran (brother)
RadhaLakshmi(Daughter)
Parvathy(Daughter)
Saraswathy(Daughter)
Krishna (grandson)

Lalitha (1930 – 1982) 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 was the trio's maternal first cousin. Malayalam actor Krishna is her grand son.[8]

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Hindi[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://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. ^ https://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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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