Veteran Kannada actress, Leelavathi has passed away. Leelavathi has played a great role and contribution in the Kannada Entertainment Industry. Leelavathi died at the age of 86 and was survived by her son, Vinod Raj, who is also an actor. Leelavathi was a renowned face of the Kannada Industry.
Leelavathi took her last breath on Friday, 8 December 2023 in Bengaluru. The news of Leelavathi’s death was confirmed by her son, Vinod Raj. The death of the veteran actress, Leelavathi is a huge loss to the country and to the entertainment industry. Various politicians and actors have mourned and paid tribute to her .
Leelavathi’s cause of death
Actress Leelavathi was admitted to the Nelamangla Hospital which is located in the outskirts of Bengaluru where she took her last breath. It was reported that Leelavathi has died due to some age-related health issues. Leelavathi was paid visit by several actors when she was in hospital.
Leelavathi’s death is a shock to everyone and have paid tribute to her.. It was reported that Leelavathi’s last rites will be performed at her estate in Nelamangla. Leelavathi’s son, Vinod Raj has expressed his grief and have stated that now he is left alone and have thanked Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah and Deputy D.K. Shiva Kumar who got her admitted to the hospital
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah have also mourned the death of Leelavathi and have told PTI that last week after hearing about Leelavathi’s illness, he visited her home and inquired about her health and talked to her son. He ended saying that may her soul rest in peace.
Leela Kiran who was popularly known as Leelavathi was born in Batanghari, Dakshin, Kannada district in 1937. Unfortunately, Leelavathi lost her parents at the age of 6. and her father’s name was Ranga Raj and her mother’s name was Kaveri Bai.
Leelavathi was into acting since her childhood and chose her dream as her career. Leelavathi married actor, Mahalinga Bhagavathar and the couple had a son named Vinod Raj, who is also an actor and is presently 56 years old and has worked in various Kannada movies. However, more details about Leelavathi’s personal life are not know.
Leelavathi’s net worth 2023
Leelavathi started with a small role in the movies Chanchala Kumari and Naga Kannika. In 1958, Leelavathi got a role in the movie Bhakta Prahlada, and then she worked in movies like Dharma Vijaya, Mangalya Yoga and more. Soon later, Leelavathi came under recognition and played lead roles in various movies.
Leelavathi worked in popular movies like Santha Thukaram, Gaali Gopura, Veera Kesari, Mana Mecchida Madadi as the lead actress. Leelavathi was best known for working with actor, Rajkumar in movies like Vasantha Geetha, Doorada Betta, Uyyale, Gange Gowri, Sipayi Ramu and many more.
Leelavathi has worked in almost 600 movies and out of that 400 are Kannada. She was a loving and very experienced personality and has also won various awards and achievements in her whole career. Leelavathi has won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting actress and Dr. Rajkumar, Lifetime Achievement Award. Actress Leelavathi has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million.
A. Leelavathi died on 8 December 2023.
A. Leelavathi died due to age related illness.
A. Leelavathi has died at the age of 86.
A. Leelavathi was married to actor Mahalinga Bhagavathar.
A. Leelavathi had one son, Vinod Raj, who is an actor.