The news of veteran South actress Jamuna death was announced on January 27. So how did the Telegu actress die? Let’s find out.
Jamuna was an Indian actress who mainly appeared in Telegu films but also acted in other South Indian and Hindi language movies.
Though she debuted aged 16 in the 1953 movie Puttillu, Jamuna made her breakthrough with the 1955 romantic-comedy movie Missamma, directed by L.V. Prasad.
She won numerous awards in her movie career, including a Filmfare Award at the Filmfare Award South and the Best Supporting Actress at the Filmfare Awards.
After ending her acting career, Jamuna took on politics and was a respected member of the Indian political landscape.
From 1989 to 1991, the South star was a Member of Parliament in the 9th Lok Sabha, representing the Rajahmundry constituency.
Jamuna Death: How Did Indian Actress Die?
Indian actress Jamuna died on January 27, 2023, after a battle with illness. The exact nature of the disease has not been revealed.
The Indian actress passed away Friday morning at her residence in Hyderabad.
It was announced that the veteran South actress had been battling an illness for a long time.
Besides, the Missamma actress was 86, and possibly old age took a toll on her life.
Jamuna was one of the leading actresses in the golden age of the Telegu cinema industry and one of the last remaining stars of the yesteryears.
The late actress’ body is expected to be brought to the Telegu Film Chamber on Friday for the film industry to pay their respect.
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Jamuna Obituary And Tributes
Following Jamuna’s death, many celebrities have posted numerous tributes on social media.
Superstar Mahesh Babu tweeted that Jamuna garu’s iconic roles and immense contribution to the industry will be fondly remembered.
Likewise, Telegu actor Vishnu Manchu paid his respects to the late actress. He wrote that the legend Jamuna was one of the most beautiful women “with a childlike heart.”
Telegu film director Sreenu Vaithla wrote that the industry had lost many legends recently. But, he added, Jamuna’s classic movies will always remain in people’s hearts.
Apart from them, several actors and directors from Telegu cinema and Indian cinema paid their respects to the late actress on social media.
Learn More About Jamuna
Jamuna was born on August 30, 1936, in Hampi, Madras Presidency, British India (present-day Karnataka, India).
Her parents, Nippani Srinivasa Rao and Kowsalya Devi, were an intercaste couple as her father was a Madhav Brahmin and her mother, a Vaisya.
When Jamuna was seven, her father was in a turmeric and tobacco business, and the family moved to Andra Pradesh.
The late actress was married to Juluri Ramana Rao, a zoology professor at SV University. Ramana Rao died of cardiac arrest on November 10, 2014, aged 86.
The couple wed in 1965 and were the parents of two children; a son, Vamsee Juluri, and a daughter, Sravanthi.
Their son, Vamsee Juluri (born in 1969), is a writer and professor of media studies at the University of San Francisco.
Jamuna was a politician who joined the Congress party in the 1980s and was soon elected to the Lok Sabha, representing the Rajahmundry constituency in 1989.
However, after losing the 1991 election, Jamuna quit politics and retired from acting and politics.
With over 100 movies in Telegu, Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi, Jamuna remains one of the leading actresses in India’s golden age of cinema.
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