Jayanthi Kannada Actress
  • DOB : 06-01-1945
  • Date of death: 26-07-2021
  • Star Sign : Capricorn
Other Skills
    - Movie-Actress

Jayanthi, aka Kamala Kumari, is a veteran actress who was famously addressed ‘Abhinaya Sharadhe’ for her talent in the field. She is also known for her versatility, having acted in nearly 500 films of six language films, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and Marathi. This is an accomplishment that female actors of the ’60s have rarely achieved.

Jayanthi’s childhood wasn’t as grand as her future life was. With divorced parents and poverty, she experienced something of a humble beginning. Dance, however, has always been her love, passion, and asset and later became the reason for her being noticed and launched in films.

She adored N.T.Rama Rao, a popular veteran Telugu actor. She often goes to the sets of his film shootings to watch his acting when she was young. Although she did rise to good fame in the Telugu film industry, it was only in the Kannada film industry that she began her career. Jeenu Goodu, a film by Y.R.Swamy, was the first film that Jayanthi acted in. 

She then became popular in the Kannada film industry pretty quickly. She acted with the then-popular Kannada actors like Ashwath Kumar, Pandari and a record number of 45 films with Rajkumar (one of the most popular Kannada actors). Jayanthi’s marriage to Peketi Sivaram, the Kannada film producer, never interfered with her career, and she continued to act after that.

Jayanthi also acted in 250 to 300 Kannada films, most of which went on to gain success. Jayanthi was known especially for the bold and strong characters that she portrayed during the ’60s and the 70’s when few actors dared to do so. After all these years of acting experience in various languages, Jayanthi still plays prominent supporting roles in films.

After a long gap, Jayanthi played an important role in Baava Baamaida with Shiva Rajkumar Shiva Rajkumar is the populous Kannada actor, who >> Read More... Shiva Rajkumar and “ Rambha Having worked in over 100 films in Indian cinema, >> Read More... Rambha ” in 2001. In 2003, she played in the multilingual film Annai Kalikambal /Shri Kalikamba, directed by Rama Narayanan Rama Narayanan was an Indian Producer and Director >> Read More... Rama Narayanan . Ramya Krishnan Ramya Krishnan is a South Indian movie and TV actr >> Read More... Ramya Krishnan and Anu Prabhakar Her mother Gayathri Prabhakar, the dubbing artist >> Read More... Anu Prabhakar shared the screen space with Jayanthi in this devotional thriller. In 2007, she played in Jambhada Hudugi, directed by Priya Hassan Priya Hassan is an Indian film actress, director, >> Read More... Priya Hassan . In 2011, she played in the bilingual film Namitha Namitha is a popular actress in south Indian film >> Read More... Namitha I Love You featuring “Namitha,” Meka Srikanth Meka Srikanth, born in Gangavathi, Karnataka (23 M >> Read More... Meka Srikanth , and Tennis Krishna Tennis Krishna was born on 15th November 1949 near >> Read More... Tennis Krishna . Jayanthi had also featured in a few serials, one in Tamil and a couple in Kannada. In 2009, she played in the Tamil serial, Vasantham as Mangalam. She played an important role, Janakidevi, in the Kannada serial Amrutha Varshini Amrutha Varshini is a Telugu serial that started p >> Read More... Amrutha Varshini and Onde Goodina Halligalu. In 2016, Jayanthi played in an English drama, Brown Nation, directed by . She shared the screen space with Rajeev Varma Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Rajeev Varma , Shenaz Treasury, Remy Munasifi, Kapil Bawa, and Omi Vaidya Who will ever forget this remarkable face in Bolly >> Read More... Omi Vaidya . She played Omi’s mother. Jayanthi had received a lot of awards for her performances in Kannada. She received the Karnataka State Awards for the Best Actress in 1973 for Edakallu Guddada Mele; in 1976 for Manassinanthe Mangalya; in 1982 for Dharma Dari Thappithu and in 1985 for Masanada Hoovu. She received the Karnataka State Awards for the Best Supporting Actress in 1986 for the film Anand and in 1998 for Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi. In 2005, she was honored by the Karnataka state government with Dr. Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award for her service in the film industry. She had bagged the Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment >> Read More... Filmfare Awards South in 1973 for Edakallu Guddada Mele and 1976 for Thulasi. Jayanthi was honored with Padmabhushan Dr. B. Sarojadevi National Award in 2017. Jayanthi breathed her last on 26th July 2021. She had been ill for some time due to some age-related issues. She is survived by a son, Krishnakumar.