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Actress Manjula’s death from jaundice shocks Telugu film field

Manjula, a child artist who grew up in the cine industry to act with top heroes in the 1970s with some 100 films to her credit in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, is no more and her sudden death at the age of 59 has come as a shock to her co-stars and fans in south India.

Manjula Vijayakumar was suffering from jaundice, when she was admitted to Sri Ramchandra Medical College (SRMC) in Chennai a week ago. Prior to it, she had a fall in her house for which she was undergoing treatment for a blood clot in the stomach.

She breathed her last on Tuesday at 11:30 am. Her husband is Vijayakumar, another popular Tamil actor, and she has three daughters – Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi.

Manjula first acted in Tamil romantic-drama “Shanti Nilayam” (1969) playing as daughter of Gemini Ganeshan. In Telugu, she acted with Akkineni Nageswara Rao in “Dora Babu” and with Krishna in “Alluri Sitarama Raju” and with Shobhan Babu in “Manchi Manushulu”. Manjula and Shobhan Babu pair was a hit in the 1970s.

Born on Sept. 9, 1953, Manjula married antoher actor Vijayakumar with whom she acted in “Unnidam Mayanguhiren”. The couple have three daughters, Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi Vijaykumar. Arun Vijay, Anitha, and Kavitha are her husband’s children from a previous marriage.

Here is her Filmography:

Shanti Nilayam (Tamil) (1969)
Jai Jawan (1970) (Telugu film)
Mayadari Malligadu (1973) (Telugu film)
Vade Veedu (1973) (Telugu film)
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (1974)
Palletoori Chinnodu (1974) (Telugu film)
Alluri Seetarama Raju (1974) (Telugu film)
Manchi Manasulu (1974) (Telugu film)
Dorababu (1974) (Telugu film)
Gunavanthudu (1975) (Telugu film)
Mahakavi Kshetrayya (1976)
Pichi Maaraju (1976) (Telugu film)
Iddaru Iddare (1976) (Telugu film)
Mahakavi Kshetrayya (1976) (Telugu film)
Magadu (1976) (Telugu film)
Manushulantha Okkata (1976) (Telugu film)
Neram Nadhi Kadhu Akalidhi (1976) (Telugu film)
Monagadu (1976) (Telugu film)
Bhale Dongalu (1976) (Telugu film)
Chiranjeevi Rambabu (1977) (Telugu film)
Bangaru Bommalu (1977) (Telugu film)
Maa Iddari Katha (1977) (Telugu film)
Manushulu Chesina Dongalu (1977) (Telugu film)
Sabhash Gopi (1978) (Telugu film)
Jeevana Ganga (1988) (Telugu film)
Tarjan Sundari (1988) (Telugu film)
Chanti (1992) (Telugu film)
Sarada Bullodu (1996) (Telugu film)
Vaasu (2002) (Telugu film)
Manchi Manushulu
Manushulantha Okkate
Mayadaari Malligaadu

 

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