Well known Tamil actor Manjula Vijayakumar died today in a private hospital following brief illness, sources close to her family said.

Manjula (59) is survived by husband, actor Vijayakumar and three daughters who had also acted in Tamil films as heroines.

Starting her career as a child artiste in the hit “Shaanthi Nilayam,” Manjula later went on to star opposite the stalwarts of Tamil cinema, M G Ramachandran (Rickshawkaran, Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban) and Sivaji Ganesan (Dr Shiva) besides acting as the female lead in a number of films.

Her colleagues including actor—politician and South Indian Artistes’ Association President R Sarathkumar and actress Khushboo condoled Manjula’s death.

(This article was published on July 23, 2013)
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