Southern industry in shock at actress Manjula Vijaykumar's sudden death

ManjulaManjula in a still from Rickshawkaran. (Express Archive)

Veteran actress Manjula Vijayakumar, who had worked in more than 100 films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, died in Chennai today due to a stomach injury. She was 59.

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

Manjula made her debut as a supporting actress in a 1969 film Shanthi Nilayam. She was seen in her first lead role in Rickshawkaran (1971).

In the late '80s, Manjula was seen in supporting roles. She has worked with the likes of NTR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.

As the news of her demise spread, southern actors took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the late actress.

Khushbu further tweeted:

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