Veteran Telugu and Tamil actress S Varalakshmi, aged 84, has passed away in a private hospital in Chennai. She had a fall sometime ago and her spinal chord is severly damaged. Since then she had been bed ridden. Two days ago she was shifted to a private hospital where she breathed her last. She is survived by a son and daughter.
Late S Varalakshmi made her on screen debut with Akkineni Nageswar Rao in the film Balaraju. Her well known films include Gruhapravesham, MOgudu Kavali, Satya Harishchandra among others. She also sang for a few films as a play back singer. Her last film was Kamal Hasan’s Guna.
Born in Jaggampeta in Andhra Pradesh, she had been in the theatre movement and shifted to Chennai seeking a career in cinema.