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Sreevidya

Birthday: 24-07-1953 Date of death: 19-10-2006 Star sign: Leo

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Srividya was a versatile actress who balanced her position well in Tamil and Malayalam movies. She is the daughter of M. L. Vasantha Kumari, the popular carnatic vocalist. Her father Krishnamoorthy was an actor and he quit acting after he was diseased by some skin issues. Srividya made her debut as a child artist in the film Thiruvarutchelvar, which had Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan as the lead. She danced in the Malayalam film Kumarasambhavam at her young age and also entered the Telugu film industry. Srividya’s bigger breakthrough was through the Tamil movie Nootrukku Nooru, in which Jaishankar and Lakshmi did the lead roles. Srividya had her character as a student, who loves her professor madly. Delhi to Madras is her first film as a solo heroine, in which she paired Jaishankar. She had lots of hit films, among which the film Apoorva Raagangal directed by K. Balachander was a notable one. In that film she acted as the middle aged lady, who is loved by a youngster. That is the first film for Rajini Kanth, in which she paired him. As Srividya is from the family of carnatic legends, she had many offers to sing for films. She did only a few songs in Malayalam and Tamil, among which Sunday Bazaar song in the film Amaran is the only Tamil song sung by her. Srividya’s last film is London directed by Sundar C and acted by Prashanth and Pandiyarajan. Srividya’s marriage with George Thomas lasted only for four years. Srividya had her last breathe in the year 2006. She suffered from spine cancer and lived finally at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.