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Manjula Vijayakumar (9 September 1953 – 23 July 2013) was a South Indian actress. She acted in more than 100 films in South Indian languages like TamilTeluguKannada and Malayalam.

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 [hide*1 Personal life

Personal life[edit]Edit

She and actor Vijayakumar married shortly after meeting on the sets of Unnidam Mayanguhiren.[1] The couple have three daughters, Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi Vijaykumar.[2] Arun Vijay, Anitha, and Kavitha are her husband's children from a previous marriage.

Death[edit]Edit

She died in Chennai on 23 July 2013 due to a stomach injury.

Acting career[edit]Edit

She first appeared in the film Shanthi Nilayam (1969) in a supporting role (as the teenaged girl of Gemini Ganesan's character).[3] Her first lead role was inRickshawkaran (1971). She acted in lead roles in many films till the late seventies. Since the late 80s, she has appeared in supporting roles. Manjula has performed alongside Sivaji GanesanGemini GanesanM. G. RamachandranNandamuri Taraka Rama RaoAkkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna, Shobhan BabuKamal Hassan,Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth.[4][5][6] She died on 23 July 2013 in SRMC at Chennai after falling down from bed and being admitted to hospital. Her death was caused by renal failure and a blood clot in the stomach .[7][8]

Partial filmography[edit]Edit

1960 to 1970's[edit]Edit

Year Movie Role Language Lead Notes
1969 Shanti Nilayam Tamil
1970 Jai Jawan Telugu
1971 Rickshawkaran Kumari Uma Tamil M. G. Ramachandran
1972 Idhaya Veenai Vimala Tamil M. G. Ramachandran
1973 Amman Arul Tamil A. V. M. Rajan
1973 Maru Piravi Tamil Muthuraman
1973 Mayadari Malligadu Telugu
1973 Vade Veedu Telugu
1974 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Vimala Tamil M. G. Ramachandran
1974 Palletoori Chinnodu Telugu
1974 Alluri Seetarama Raju Telugu
1974 Manchi Manushulu Telugu
1974 Dorababu Telugu
1974 Netru Indru Naalai Ana Tamil
1975 Ellorum Nallavare Tamil R. Muthuraman
1975 Anbe Aaruyire Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan Leela Tamil M. G. Ramachandran
1975 Gunavanthudu Telugu
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Devadasi Telugu Akkineni Nageshwara Rao
1976 Pichi Maaraju Telugu
1976 Iddaru Iddare Telugu
1976 Mahakavi Kshetrayya Telugu
1976 Magadu Telugu
1976 Manushulanta Okkate Telugu Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
1976 Neram Nadhi Kadhu Akalidhi Telugu
1976 Monagadu Telugu
1976 Bhale Donggalu Telugu
1976 Satyam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
1977 Chiranjeevi Rambabu Telugu
1977 Bangaru Bommalu Telugu
1977 Kumkuma Rakshe Kannada Rajinikanth
1977 Maa Iddari Katha Telugu
1977 Sirithanakke Sawaal Kannada
1977 Manushulu Chesina Dongalu Telugu
1978 Sabhash Gopi Telugu
1978 Shankar Salim Simon Tamil
1979 Kuppathu Raja Tamil

1980 to 2000's[edit]Edit

Year Movie Role Language Lead Notes
1982 Nenjangal Tamil Sivaji Ganesan
1988 Jeevana Ganga Telugu
1988 Tarjan Sundari Telugu
1989 Prema Stella Telugu Venkatesh
1989 Two Town Rowdy Padmini's Mother Telugu Venkatesh
1990 Pudhu Vasantham Guest Appearance Tamil Murali
1991 Abhimanyu Malayalam
1991 Inspector Balram Indira Shankar / Dularibai Malayalam Mammootty
1991 Cheran Pandiyan Paarvathi Tamil Sarathkumar
1992 Amaran Amaran's adopted mother Tamil Karthik
1992 Chanti Telugu
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Subha Tamil Vijayakanth
1992 Senthamizh Paattu Tamil Prabhu
1993 Jackpot Malayalam
1994 Sakthivel Lakshmi Tamil Selva
1994 Priyanka Susila Tamil Prabhu
1995 Lucky Man Karthik's mother Tamil Karthik
1996 Saradha Bullodu Rajeswari Devi Telugu Venkatesh
1998 Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar Manju Tamil Prabhu Deva
1999 Suriya Paarvai Lakshmi Tamil Arjun
2001 Red Indians Malayalam Vikram
2001 Samudhiram Tamil Sarath Kumar
2002 Vasu Vasu's Mother Telugu Venkatesh
2011 En ullam unnai theduthey Tamil