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Telangana Shakuntala Dies of Heart Attack; Too Many Losses for Telugu Film Industry

Telangana Shakuntala, the actress from Telangana who made headways with her typical Telangana accent in the Telugu film industry in the last one decade with her notable films “Nuvvu Nenu”, “Gangotri”, “Okkadu”, “Lakshmi” and “Gulabi” passed away after a massive heart attack on Thursday night.

A Maharashtrian by birth, Shankuntala is survived by a son and daughter.

ShakuntalaShakuntala, 63, began her film career in character and villain roles with Telangana accent in 2001 and mesmerised many fans with more than 70 films to her credit and her last flick was “Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda” released in January. She acted in Tamil film “Dhool”, starring Vikram.

Shakuntala’s body was kept at the AP Film Chamber of Commerce for public to pay last respects from 1 p.m. onwards and her last rites were performed in Alwal in the evening on Saturday.

The death of Shakuntala has shocked the Telugu film fraternity and Samantha Ruth Prabhu tweeted: “Saddened by the demise of Telangana Shakuntala ma’am.Honour to have worked with her.May her soul rest in peace”.
The last one year turned bad for the Telugu film industry which has lost notable actors. While Telangana actor Srihari, 49, died in Mumbai on October 9, 2013, Hyderabad-based actor Uday Kiran committed suicide on January 7, 2014.
Next month saw the veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao die of cancer, which he vowed to fight and yet acted in his last film ‘Manam’ with his son Nagarjuna and grandsons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil.Character actor AVS succumbed to a liver disorder on November 8, followed by Dharmavarapu Subramanyam who died next month on December 7.Another new and upcoming actor Boochepalli Kamalakar Reddy of ‘Abhi’ fame died at the age of 34. Another major loss was veteran singer P B Srinivas who passed away last year.Here is Telangana Shakuntala’s Filmography:2014 – Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda ( Telugu Movie )
2013 – Chandee ( Telugu Movie )
2013 – Emaindi Eevela ( Telugu )
2013 – Sound Party ( Telugu )
2013 – Rayalaseema Express ( Telugu )
2013 – Amma Yellamma ( Telugu )
2013 – Naa Anevaadu ( Telugu )
2012 – Peoples War ( Telugu )
2012 – Aada Paandavulu ( Telugu )
2012 – Guruvaram ( Telugu )
2012 – Ee Vesavilo O Prema Katha ( Telugu )
2011 – Rajanna ( Telugu )
2011 – Pilla Dorikithe Pelli ( Telugu )
2010 – Panchakshari ( Telugu )
2010 – Buridi ( Telugu )
2010 – Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi ( Telugu )
2010 – Kalyanram Kathi ( Telugu )
2010 – Glamour ( Telugu )
2010 – Neeku Naaku ( Telugu )
2010 – Ranga The Donga ( Telugu )
2010 – Bindaas ( Telugu )
2010 – Sivangi ( Telugu )
2010 – Chapter 6 ( Telugu )
2010 – Komaram Bheem ( Telugu )
2010 – Happy Happy Ga ( Telugu )
2010 – Andhra Kiran Bedi ( Telugu )
2010 – Okka Kshanam ( Telugu )
2010 – Bramhalokam to Yamalokam via Bhulokam (Telugu)
2009 – Maska ( Telugu )
2009 – Evaraina Epudaina ( Telugu )
2009 – Machak Kaalai ( Tamil )
2009 – A Aa E Ee (Athanu Aame Intalo Eeme) ( Telugu )
2009 – Nirnayam 2009 ( Telugu )
2009 – Kavi ( Telugu )
2009 – Current ( Telugu )
2009 – Bendu Apparao R.M.P ( Telugu )
2009 – Pista ( Telugu )
2008 – Sidhu From Srikakulam ( Telugu )
2008 – Kuberulu ( Telugu )
2008 – Ankusham ( Telugu )
2008 – Jabilamma ( Telugu )
2008 – Mallepuvvu ( Telugu )
2007 – Lakshmi Kalyanam ( Telugu )
2007 – Dubai Seenu ( Telugu )
2007 – Viyyalavari Kayyalu ( Telugu )
2007 – Desamuduru ( Telugu )
2006 – Oka Vichitram ( Telugu )
2006 – Annavaram ( Telugu )
2006 – Srikrishna 2006 ( Telugu )
2006 – Lakshmi ( Telugu )
2005 – Sada Mee Sevalo ( Telugu )
2005 – Evadi Gola Vadidhi ( Telugu )
2005 – Okkade ( Telugu )
2005 – Orey Pandu ( Telugu )
2004 – Pallakilo Pelli Kuturu ( Telugu )
2004 – Preminchukunnam Pelliki Randi ( Telugu )
2004 – Donga Dongadhi ( Telugu )
2004 – Adavi Ramudu ( Telugu )
2003 – Okkadu ( Telugu )
2003 – Simahachalam ( Telugu )
2003 – Pellamto Panenti ( Telugu )
2003 – Charminar ( Telugu )
2003 – Gangotri ( Telugu )
2003 – Sambu ( Telugu )
2003 – Vishnu ( Telugu )
2003 – Veede ( Telugu )
2003 – Dhool ( Tamil )
2003 – Abhimanyu ( Telugu )
2002 – Netho Cheppalani ( Telugu )
2002 – Kondaveeti Simhasanam ( Telugu )
2002 – Sandade Sandadi ( Telugu )
2001 – Nuvvu Nenu ( Telugu )
2001 – Badrachalam ( Telugu )
1996 – Gulabi ( Telugu )
1987 – Aha Naa Pellanta ( Telugu )
1979 – Maa Bhoomi (Telugu)

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