Hyderabad: Renowned South-Indian actress Kalpana Ranjani, who was popularly referred to as Kalpana, passed away in the early hours of Monday at Hyderabad. She was 51. Doctors at the hospital said that the cause of death was a heart attack.
Kalpana had gone to Hyderabad to shoot for a bilingual film, which was to be made in both Tamil and Telugu. According to sources, she was found unconscious in her hotel room and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared ‘brought dead’.
Kalpana started her acting career in 1983, as a child artist with the movie titled ‘Vidarunna Mottukal.’ This was followed by a long list of movies, for which she gained a lot of critical appreciation. She also debuted in the Tamil film industry in 1985 and was a popularly seen face since then. She has done over 300 films in all four South Indian languages. She has made all her audiences laugh out loud with her comic roles.
She won a National award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie titled ‘Thanichalla Njan’ in 2012. Movies like“Ennum Eppuzhum”, “Karnavar”, “Dolfins”, “Bangalore Days”, “Spirit” “Sathi Leelavathi” ,“Chinna Veedu”, etc. are a few of her super hit movies. These movies have brought to her a lot of appreciation.
Her body is expected to be taken to Kerala at the earliest. She is survived by a daughter. Her sisters Urvashi and Kalaranjini are also popular south Indian actresses.
The South Indian film industry is completely shattered by the untimely news of Kaplana’s death. Some of the actors reacted to the same.
Popular Tamil actress Radikaa Sarathkumar said she was extremely shocked to Kalpana’s sudden demise in Hyderabad. She also sent her condolence to Kalpana’s family.
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