Veteran Malayalam actress R Subbalakshmi passes away

She was the first woman composer of All India Radio from South India

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Published: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 9:25 PM

Last updated: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 11:22 PM

Veteran Malayalam actress R Subbalakshmi passed away on Thursday. She was 87.

R Subbalakshmi, also an acclaimed Carnatic musician and composer, was known for her roles as a grandmother in many Malayalam movies.

She acted in over 75 films in various languages — Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telegu, English, Sanskrit and Hindi.

R Subbalakshmi is best known for her roles in Malayalam films — Kalyanaraman (2002), Pandippada (2005) and Nandanam (2002).

R Subbalakshmi was also the first woman composer of All India Radio from South India. She was also a playback singer and dubbing artist and her daughter Thara Kalyan is a well known actress and classical dancer.

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