Prathima Devi, veteran actor, passes away
Prathima Devi, veteran actor and one of many early pioneers of Kannada cinema, handed away owing to age-related illnesses within the metropolis on Tuesday. She was 88.
She is survived by three kids, together with famous film-makers S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu and Vijayalakshmi Singh.
Ms. Prathima Devi, hailing from Udupi, joined skilled theatre on the age of 11 and made her debut in movies with Krishnaleela in 1947. The movie was produced by Mahatma Pictures, owned by movie businessman and freedom fighter D. Shankar Singh, whom Ms. Prathima Devi later married. She was the lead actor in Jaganmohini, a 1951 movie that turned out to be the primary Kannada movie to run for 100 days. It was additionally the directorial debut of Shankar Singh. Ms. Prathima Devi later starred because the lead actor in lots of movies produced by Mahatma Pictures and in later years labored as a personality actor in a number of Kannada movies. She acted in over 60 movies.
Ms. Prathima Devi was awarded the Dr. Rajkumar Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001-02 by the Karnataka authorities.