Veteran actress and dubbing artiste of Malayalam cinema Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy passed away yesterday in China due to age-related illness. The actress was 90 and is best remembered for her role of a freedom fighter in Panchagni. She is survived by two children, son Arun and daughter Sandhya. A native from Kozhikode, Lakshmi started her career as an announcer and artiste in Akashvani in AIR (All India Radio). She was also the first Malayalam news reader.
In her earlier interviews, the actress revealed that she found dubbing tougher than acting. Her first was a play by veteran Thikkodiyan. She was also featured in Thoovalkottaram, Kaliyoonjal, Chithrakoodam and others. She also acted in Tamil film Kannathil Muthamittal, which was made by maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam.
She had earlier mentioned that husband Krishnamoorthy was very supportive of her career Apart from films. she also acted in serials, which was written by MT Vasudevan Nair. In her family, almost every member was an artist, in fact, dancers Maya Rao and Meenakshi Sreenivasan are her family members.
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