Manjula Vijayakumar

Manjula Vijayakumar (4 July 1954 – 23 July 2013) was a South Indian actress. She acted in more than 100 films in South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Manjula Vijaykumar
Born4 July 1954
Died23 July 2013 (aged 59)
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1969–2002
Spouse(s)
(m. 1976; her death 2013)
ChildrenVanitha Vijayakumar
Preetha Vijayakumar
Sridevi Vijayakumar
Arun Vijay (step-son)
Kavitha Vijayakumar (step-daughter)
Dr Anitha Vijayakumar (step-daughter)

Personal lifeEdit

She and actor Vijayakumar got married in 1976. The couple have three daughters, Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi.[1] Arun Vijay, Anitha, and Kavitha are her husband's children from his first marriage. Sanjeev and Sindhu are her nephew and niece respectively (elder sister's son and daughter respectively).

Acting careerEdit

She first appeared in the film Shanthi Nilayam (1969) in a supporting role (as the teenaged niece of Gemini Ganesan's character).[2] Her first lead role was in Rickshawkaran (1971). She acted in lead roles in many films till the late seventies. Since the late 80's, she has appeared in supporting roles. Manjula has performed alongside R Muthu Raman Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna, Shobhan Babu, Kamal Haasan, Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth.[3][4][5]

DeathEdit

Manjula died on 23 July 2013 in SRMC at Chennai after falling down from bed and being admitted to hospital. Her death was caused by kidney failure and a blood clot in the stomach.[6][7]

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Movie Role Language Notes
1969 Shanti Nilayam Bhaskar's niece Tamil
1970 Jai Jawan Telugu
1971 Rickshawkaran Kumari Uma Tamil
1972 Shakthi Leelai Poonguzhali Tamil
1972 Marapurani Manishi Lakshmi Telugu
1972 Neethi Nijayathi Telugu
1972 Idhaya Veenai Vimala Tamil
1973 Amman Arul Tamil
1973 Maru Piravi Saradha Tamil
1973 Pookkari Valli Tamil
1973 Engal Thanga Raja Vasanthi Tamil
1973 Pasa Deepam Tamil
1973 Mayadari Malligadu Telugu
1973 Vade Veedu Telugu
1973 Devudu Chesina Manushulu Telugu
1973 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Vimala Tamil
1974 Raja Nagam Tamil
1974 Palletoori Chinnodu Telugu
1974 Doctoramma Tamil
1974 Alluri Seetarama Raju Ratti Telugu
1974 En Magan Radha Tamil
1974 Manchi Manushulu Radha Telugu
1974 Dorababu Telugu
1974 Netru Indru Naalai Annam Tamil
1975 Ellorum Nallavare Tamil
1975 Ek Gaon Ki Kahani Hindi
1975 Andaroo Manchivare Telugu
1975 Anbe Aaruyire Sridevi Tamil
1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan Leela Tamil
1975 Dr. Siva Geetha Tamil
1975 Gunavanthudu Telugu
1975 Devudulanti Manishi Lakshmi Telugu
1975 Jebu Donga Madhavi Telugu
1975 Avandhan Manidhan Manju Tamil
1975 Mannavan Vanthaanadi Prema Tamil
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Devadasi/ Bhama Telugu
1976 Pichi Maaraju Telugu
1976 Iddaru Iddare Telugu
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Telugu
1976 Uthaman Radha Tamil
1976 Magaadu Anita Telugu
1976 Manushulanta Okkate Shanti Telugu
1976 Neram Nadi Kadu Akalidi Gowri Telugu
1976 Naa Pere Bhagavan Telugu
1976 Monagadu Telugu
1976 Bhale Donggalu Rekha Telugu
1976 Sathyam Gowri Tamil
1977 Chiranjeevi Rambabu Telugu
1977 Bangaru Bommalu Telugu
1977 Avan Oru Sarithiram Gomathi Tamil
1977 Maa Iddari Katha Telugu
1977 Gadusu Pillodu Telugu
1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu Telugu
1977 Chanakya Chandragupta Chhaya Telugu
1978 Siritanakke Savaal Kannada
1978 Sabhash Gopi Telugu
1978 Toofan Mail Telugu
1978 Allidharbar Tamil
1978 Shankar Salim Simon Alamelu Tamil
1978 Adhirstakaran Tamil
1978 Paavaadakkaari Malayalam
1978 Tiger Salim Malayalam
1979 Pancharatnam Malayalam
1979 Neeya? Usha Tamil
1979 Velli Ratham Tamil
1979 Kuppathu Raja Mynaa Tamil
1980 Natchathiram Tamil
1982 Nenjangal Tamil
1982 Kayyala Ammayi Kalavari Abbayi Telugu
1982 Prema Nakshatram Telugu
1983 Himam Ammu Malayalam
1986 Papikondalu Telugu
1988 Jeevana Ganga Raja's mother Telugu
1988 Chikkadu Dorakadu Telugu
1988 Tarzan Sundari Janaki Telugu
1989 Kaaval Poonaigal Tamil
1989 Prema Stella Telugu
1989 Two Town Rowdy Padmini's Mother Telugu
1990 Pudhu Vasantham Guest Appearance Tamil
1990 Pudhu Varisu Meenakshi Tamil
1991 Abhimanyu Brothel Madam Malayalam
1991 Inspector Balram Indira Shankar / Dularibai Malayalam
1991 Chavettupada Malayalam
1991 Cheran Pandiyan Paarvathi Tamil
1991 Vetri Karangal Lakshmi Tamil
1991 Adhikari Doctor Manjula Tamil Guest appearance
1992 Amaran Amaran's foster mother Tamil
1992 Chanti Nandhini's elder sister in law Telugu
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Subha Tamil
1992 Senthamizh Paattu Meenakshi Tamil
1992 Mudhal Kural Mohanamba Tamil
1993 Jackpot Rakhee Varma Malayalam
1993 Thalattu Revathi's mother Tamil
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Jaya's mother Malayalam/Tamil
1994 Sakthivel Lakshmi Tamil
1994 Purushanai Kaikkulla Pottukkanum Janaki Tamil
1994 Priyanka Susila Tamil
1994 Nila Lakshmi Tamil
1994 Siragadikka Aasai Padma Tamil
1994 Pudhupatti Ponnuthaayi Valliamma Tamil
1994 Thaatboot Thanjavoor Sundaram's sister Tamil
1995 Lucky Man Karthik's mother Tamil
1995 Padikkara Vayasula Anasooya Tamil
1995 Indian Military Intelligence Gressy Malayalam
1996 Saradha Bullodu Rajeswari Devi Telugu
1996 Amma Ammani Choodalanivundi Telugu
1997 Thambi Durai Shenbagam's stepmother Tamil
1998 Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar Manju Tamil
1999 Suriya Paarvai Lakshmi Tamil Partially reshot in Telugu as "Hello Friend"
1999 Suyamvaram Suseela Tamil
2001 Red Indians Matha Mayadevi Malayalam
2001 Samudhiram Parvathi Tamil
2002 Vasu Vasu's Mother Telugu
2011 En Ullam Unnai Theduthey Janaki Ammal Tamil

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dorairaj, S (8 February 2006). "Actor Vijayakumar returns to AIADMK". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 November 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Southern industry in shock at actress Manjula Vijaykumar's sudden death". Indian Express. 23 July 2013. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Bollywood News: Bollywood Movies Reviews, Hindi Movies in India, Music & Gossip". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  4. ^ Murallitharan, M (25 May 2000). "Groove on, Mollywood (a feature on Tamil cinema)". Showbiz section. New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
  5. ^ Special Correspondent (23 July 2013). "Yesteryear actor Manjula dead". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  6. ^ Siva (23 July 2013). "கட்டிலில் இருந்து விழுந்து படுகாயமடைந்த நடிகை மஞ்சுளா மரணம்- actress majula hospitalised 179635 - Oneindia Tamil" (in Tamil). Tamil.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  7. ^ TNN (23 July 2013). "Manjula Vijaykumar passes away - Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.

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