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Veteran Malayalam actress KPAC Lalitha passes away

Ancient Malayalam actress K.P.A.C Lalitha handed away in Kochi. She was 74. She had been unwell for some time.

Born Maheshwari in Alappuzha in 1948, she attained the moniker K.P.A.C Lalitha after becoming a member of the drama troupe K.P.A.C (Kerala Folks’s Arts Club). The title remained with her thru her entry into motion photos, and she later came to be popularly recognized by it.

She made her acting debut in 1969 in KS Sethumadhavan’s Koottukudumbam, an adaptation of Thoppil Bhasi’s play of the identical title. It was followed by a a success array of motion photos initiating with Ningalenne Communistakki, Othenente Makal and loads of others.

Curiously, in her 1971 film, Anubhavangal Paalichakal, Mammootty made his acting debut as a junior artiste. In 1972, she starred in a principal position in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s National award-winning characteristic, Swayamvaram.

Following a transient hiatus post her marriage to acclaimed filmmaker Bharathan in 1978, she returned with Bharathan’s Kattathe Kilikkoodu (1983). She later went on to raise in model performances in motion photos equivalent to Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986), Ponn Muttyidunna Tharavu (1988), Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988), Vadakku Nokki Yanthram (1989), Dasharatham (1989), Venkalam (1993), Godfather (1991), Amaram (1991), Vietnam Colony (1993), Pavithram (1993), Manichitrathazhu (1994), Sphadikam (1995), and Aniyathi Pravu (1997).


Notably, her performance in Amaram, directed by her husband, fetched a National award for Handiest Supporting Actress. She would salvage her second National award for Handiest Supporting Actress award in 2000’s Shantham, directed by Jayaraj.

Lalitha also starred in the Tamil motion photos Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997), Alaipayuthey (2000) and Kaatru Veliyidai (2017).


She won four Kerala Deliver Film Awards for 2nd Handiest Actress for the motion photos, Neela Ponman, Onnum Lelle; Aaravam, Amaram; Kadinjool Kalyanam, Godfather, and Sandhesam.

She is survived by her younger people, filmmaker Sidharth Bharathan and daughter Sreekutty.

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