Manjula Vijayakumar passes away

Veteran actress Manjula Vijayakumar passed away in Chennai today. She has acted in more than 100 films in South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

She and actor Vijayakumar married shortly after they fell in love on the sets of Unnidam Mayanguhiren. The couple have three daughters, Vanitha, Preetha and Sridevi Vijaykumar.

Manjula had her initiation into films pretty early.

She made her debut on big screen as child artiste in Santhi Nilayam (1969). But the big break came in the form of the heroine role in MGR starrer in Rickshawkaran, produced by Sathya Movies.

Manjula was also part of several Sivaji Ganesan films then She started with Engal Thanga Raja and followed it up with films like Anbae Aruyirae, Dr Shiva and Avan oru Sarithiram, Uthaman and Avan Thaan Manithan.