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Actress Srividya dies of cancer

October 19, 2006 21:31 IST

Leading South Indian actress Srividya died in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday evening, hospital sources said.

She was 53 and had been undergoing treatment for cancer for the last few months.

Daughter of eminent classical singer M L Vasanthakumari, Srividya entered the film world at a very young age doing a prominent role in the Sivaji Ganesan-starrer Thiruvarul Selvar.

She, however, made it big in Malayalam ever since her debut film Chattambikavala in 1969. Srividya had put up memorable performance in scores of Malayalam films and she won the state government's best actress award twice.

At the height of her career, she married businessman George Thomas but they separated some years back. She had also acted in several Malayalam television serials.

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Sub: Condolence

I am really upset to hear the news the death of Actress Srividya. She acted many movies and got many awards. I am a fan ...

Posted by Kanthasamy

Sub: great loss

the absence of srividya is great loss to both malayalam and tamil film industry. her performance in ente suryaputrikku, aniyathi pravu , etc were remarkeble ...

Posted by muhammed.k, edakkudi

Sub: Sri Vidya's death yet another loss to cine industry

Actress Srividya's death is yet another blow to the cine industry-especially Tamil, in quick succession to that of the recent Padmini's.Well built with a charismatic ...

Posted by Mallaiah Anchoori



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