Veteran actress Anjali Devi has breathed her last today at Vijaya hospital, Chennai due to serious illness. The 86year old actress has been hospitalized from quite some time due to serious ill health.
Born on Vijaya Dasami of the year 1928 at Peddapuram, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, Anjali Devi is one of the prominent acting emeralds that Telugu cinema boasts of. Though she has done myriad roles, her role of ‘Goddess Sita’ in the 1963 mythological classic Lava Kusa opposite NTR is etched in the hearts of Telugu audience.
Irrespective of the genre and language, she has featured in about 500 films that include Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. Apart from being a legendary actress, she has even turned a producer and produced classics like Anarkali (1955), Bhakta Tukaram et al.
The entire South Indian film fraternity mourns her death.
May her soul rest in peace.