Senior actress Krishna Kumari who has stunned Telugu cinema as a heroine in the 1960s has breathed her last. Born in a Telugu Brahmin family, the 85-year-old actress’ roots are from Rajahmundry and she happens to be the sister of another prominent actress Sowkar Janaki.
From some time, Krishna Kumari is suffering from health-related issues and breathed her last today morning at her Bangalore residence. She’s survived by her daughter, son in law and a grandson. A couple of years ago when she gave interviews to a popular Telugu news channel, her vintage fans got pretty excited about her re-appearance.
Born on March 6th, 1933, Krishna Kumari debuted in films in 1951 and was seen in a short Gandharva Kanya role in acclaimed Pathala Bhairavi role. Later she acted in many Telugu and Tamil films and became part of classics like Bharya Bhartalu, Kulagotralu, Gudigantalu, Dr Chakravarthi, Chikkadu Dorakadu as a leading lady. Though she tried her luck in Hindi films as well under the name ‘Rati’, luck hasn’t come to her side.
In 1969, after her marriage with Bangalore-based businessman Ajay Mohan Khaitan, Krishna Kumari moved to Bangalore to start a new life. She appeared in guest roles in just 3-4 movies after her marriage.