Kollam: Actor-director Balachandra Menon's mother Kandanad R
Lalitha Devi (80) died at Kollam on
Lalitha Devi is survived by son director Balachandra Menon and
two daughters, Prema Kumari and Sushama Kumari. Her body was
cremated at Kollam on Monday afternoon. Balachandra Menon's fathers
name is late Shri Shiva Shankara Pillai.
While the actor-director's father hails from Aluva, his mother's
native town is in Ambalappuzha in Alappuzha (Alleppey) district. Balachandra Menon is married to
Varada. He has one son named Akhil Vinayak and daughter Bhavana. He
now resides with his family in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
Along with Fazil and Padmarajan, Menon has introduced the most
newcomers into the Malayalam film industry. The notable ones being
Shobhana in April 18, Parvathy Jayaram in Vivahithare Ithile
Ithile, Maniyan Pillai Raju in Maniyan Pillai Athava
Maniyan Pillai, Karthika in Manicheppu Thurannappol,
Annie in Ammayane Sathyam and Nandini (Kausalya) in