Adieu, Abhinaya Sharade
Veteran actor Jayanthi passed away on Monday morning at her home in Bengaluru. She was 76 and is survived by a son.
Born Kamala Kumari in Ballari on January 6, 1945, she made her debut in Sandalwood with Jenu Goodu in 1963. Drector of Jenu Goodu YR Swamy, gave her the name Jayanthi. Known by movie critics as Abhinaya Sharade, Jayanthi has acted in more than 500 movies in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
Jayanthi has shared the screen with superstars of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam film industries. She was the leading lady for Dr Rajkumar in Kannada, NT Rama Rao in Telugu, Gemini Ganesan in Tamil and acted in films directed by
Jayanthi won a national award for her performance in the Kannada movie
Prominent personalities of Sandalwood condoled Jayanthi’s death. “It is difficult to find such a gregarious actress. The Kannada movie industry has lost a great actress known for humility and performance,’’ said Doddanna, a veteran actor.
“Jayanthi was a gregarious person. She got very good roles in movies and earned name and fame for her performances,’’ Saroja Devi said. Actress-cum-politician