Tamil actress Manjula Vijay Kumar passed away in Chennai today (July 23). The actress died at the SRMC hospital. She was 59.
"She was admitted to Sri Ramchandra Medical College (SRMC) a week ago after she suffered a severe fall in her house. She was undergoing treatment for this and two days back was diagnosed with jaundice," a source close to the family said.
Manjula is survived by husband and three daughters. She is the spouse of popular Tamil actor and politician Vijay Kumar and two of her daughters Sridevi and Preetha have sizzled as heroines in Kollywood earlier.
Manjula made her debut in Shanthi Nilayam in 1969. She played in a supporting role (as the teenage girl of Gemini Ganesan's character). Her first lead role was in Rickshawkaran in 1971 starring MG Ramachandran.
She was the most liking actress to play female lead roles in late 70's movies. She acted alongside with the veteran actors like Gemini Ganesan, Sivaji Ganesan, MG Ramachandran, NTR, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Vishnuvardhan, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.
She had starred in over 100 films in her three-decade long career.
Click on slides to view the condolence messages of Actors on Twitter...
RIP manjula vijayakumar aunty..adorable n affectionate. . you lived life queen size. a great mother n friend..remembering all the laughter.
Trisha krishnan @trishtrashers
Rip Manjula aunty:(Thx fr always wishn me well. Heartfelt condolences 2 uncle,preeta, papa n d family. Losin a parent is an inxplainable pain.
RIP Manjula aunty..life will. Never be the same without u..u will alwz b d most beautiful woman to me.. love u so much.. My kids will miss their lovable ammama n my hubby his GF.. u wr instrumental in getting me married.. I owe my happiness 2 u..bye bye beautifu
Radikaa Sarathkumar @realradikaa
RIP manjula Vijayakumar Akka , a fun loving warm hearted person. Aft seeing u 2day thght of all the good times & love u have showered to all
Lakshmi Manchu @LakshmiManchu
Omg! RIP Manjula aunty. U were always the coolest mom. My deepest condolences to one of the close knit family I know. So so sad.
SSRajamouli FC @ssrajamouliFC
Actress Manjula Vijayakumar passes away. Our deepest condolences to her family. RIP :(
Sarath Kumar @realsarathkumar
Deepest condolences to Thirumathi Manjula Vijayakumar's family , the film industry has lost another versatile actor and a good human being Retweeted by marimuthu prasanth
RIP manjula madam!
Sriya Reddy @sriyareddy
Rip manjula Aunty omg can't believe it ... I hope Prita ,papa and uncle have all the strength in the world to over come this
Manjula And Vijay Kumar
Manjula and Vijay Kumar,married shortly after they fell in love on the sets of Unnidam Mayanguhiren. The couple was blessed with three daughters.