South Indian actor Usha Rani passes away
Veteran South Indian actress Usha Rani has passed away. The 62 year old had been admitted in a private hospital in Chennai for the past one week. Final rites will be performed today evening at Chennai. In her long acting career, Usha has acted in over 200 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu languages.
Usha Rani made her debut as a child artist with the film ‘Newspaper Boy’ in 1955. As a child actor alone, she has done around 30 films. She has acted with top actors of Tamil cinema like Kamal Haasan, J Jayalalithaa, Sivaji Ganesan and MGR. In Malayalam, she did notable roles in films like ‘Aham’, ‘Ekalavyan’, ‘Mazhayethum Munbe’, ‘Thenkasipattanam’, ‘Millenium Stars’, ‘Kanmadam’, ‘Hitler’, ‘Amma Ammayiyamma’ etc. Jayaram starrer ‘Mayilattam’ was her last outing in Malayalam.
Usha Rani was the wife of late filmmaker N Sankaran Nair. She has a some named Vishnu Sankaran Nair.