Senior-Most Actress Passes Away

Senior-Most Actress Passes Away

News 2-May-2012 5:34 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Senior-most artiste Shamugasundari reached the heavenly abode yesterday after some health complications a couple of months ago. The 75-year-old Shamugasundari had acted in about 750 films thus far and had shared the screen space with several stars including MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, and Rajinikanth.

She was mostly seen in mother and mother-in-law roles - the most popular being Vadivelu’s mother in V Shekar directed film Kaalam Mari Pochu. She also played Goundamani’s mother-in-law in several films. Some of her most memorable films were Idhayakani, Malathy, Lakshmi Kalyanam, Valaikaapu, and Middleclass Madhavan.

Apart from being an actress, Shanmugasundari was also a dubbing artist. She was survived by five daughters TK Kala, Mala, Neela, Meena and Selvi. Her eldest daughter TK Kala is an established singer, it may be mentioned here.

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