Malayalam Actress R.Subbalakshmi dies at 83

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The renowned Malayalam actress, R. Subbalakshmi, known for her portrayals of grandmother roles in cinema, passed away at the age of 83. Her demise was announced by actress Seema G Nair through a post on her official Facebook page. Born as R. S. Subbalakshmi on 18 August 1886 in MylaporeMadrasIndia, she was recognized for her endearing portrayal as ‘Muthashi’ in the movie “Kalyanaraman”.

Subbalakshmi’s journey in the film industry began post-retirement, when she met Siddique, a filmmaker, on the sets of a television series. This encounter led her to make her cinematic debut as one of the housemaid’s grandmothers in ‘Nandanam,’ directed by Ranjith and produced by Siddique . After this, she went on to portray numerous grandmother roles in various films, showcasing her versatility in both comedic and substantial character portrayals .

Beyond the silver screen, she made a remarkable presence in multiple television serials and talk shows . Her notable roles in films include ‘Kalyanaraman,’ ‘Pandippada,’ ‘Nandanam,’ and ‘Rappakal’ . She even ventured into film background singing by lending her voice to a song in ‘Marykkundoru Kunjaadu’ .

Subbalakshmi’s demise was managed by Tara Kalyan, her daughter, who is also a well-known actress in the Malayalam film industry. Notably, Tara Kalyan was born to Subbalakshmi and her late husband, Kalyanaraman.

Subbalakshmi actress age

She was 83 when she died.

In remembrance of Subbalakshmi’s contribution to the Malayalam entertainment industry, you can:

  • Watch her acclaimed performances in films like ‘Kalyanaraman,’ ‘Pandippada,’ ‘Nandanam,’ and ‘Rappakal’ .
  • Explore her work in television serials and talk shows .
  • Listen to her songs from films like ‘Kalyanaraman’ and ‘Rappakal’ . 

Remembering Subbalakshmi’s life and work can be a meaningful way to honor her legacy in the Malayalam film industry.


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