Popular yesteryear actress Jothilakshmi died in Chennai in the wee hours of today. She was 66 and is said to be suffering from blood cancer.
Her sister Jayamalini and daughter Jothimeena too are popular actresses. Jothilakshmi’s mortal remains are kept at her T Nagar residence and last rites will be performed at Kannammapet later this evening.
She has appeared in more than 300 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. In the early 1970s, she was well noted for her leading roles and songs in movies. She also has acted in female-oriented movies and is a trained dancer
Her debut was in the film Peria Idathu Penn in 1963.