Veteran Kannada actor Leelavathi no more
Veteran actor Leelavathi breathed her last today at a hospital in Nelamangala. She had a remarkable career spanning across South Indian languages, having acted in around 600 movies. Making her debut with 'Nagakannike,' Leelavathi left an indelible mark on the film industry.
Her contributions to Sandalwood, with memorable films like 'Nanda Deepa,' 'Kulavadhu,' 'Veerakesari,' 'Sipayi Ramu,' 'Gejje Pooje,' 'Auto Raja,' and 'Premaloka,' have left a lasting legacy. Leelavathi's versatile acting skills and the numerous characters she portrayed endeared her to audiences.
Beyond her acting career, Leelavathi was known for her philanthropy, having constructed a primary health care center and later a veterinary hospital, showcasing her kind-hearted nature. Her commitment to animal welfare was evident in her decision to construct a hospital dedicated to animals.
The outpouring of tributes on social media from the Sandalwood fraternity and fans reflects the impact she had on the industry and the lives of those who knew her. Her legacy as an actress and a compassionate individual will be remembered fondly. May her soul rest in peace.
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