Veteran Kannada actress SK Padmadevi passes away at 95

Veteran Kannada actress SK Padmadevi, died on Thursday at the age of 96.

Veteran Kannada actress SK Padmadevi passes away at 95
Veteran Kannada actress SK Padmadevi passes away at 95.

The veteran actress was suffering from age-related ailments. She was part of Bhakta Dhruva, the first talkie film to be launched in Sandalwood, has passed away on Thursday, 19 September due to  age-related problems.

The veteran actress was born to S Krishna Iyengar and Seethamma in 1924. Due to her father's encouragement, she developed an interest in acting. Her journey started in theatre where she played the role of Bhoodevi in Bhaktha Prahalada.

Meanwhile, she also worked with notable stars of theatre like BS Raja Iyengar, M Subba Rao, MN Gangadhara Rao among many others.

In an interview she said ‘In theatre, the rapport between the actor and audience was immediate through the medium of songs. The theatre of those days offered entertainment. The play was a peg for music,’ she added: When Kanakalakshmamma of Varadachar Memorial Association decided to produce 'Bhakta Dhruva', I was asked to act in a small role. I readily agreed. The film was shot in Mumbai and all the artists were put up in a small house. Tin sheets were used then to reflect the sunlight and the film was shot only in daylight’.

SK Padmadevi played the female lead in Samsara Nouka and was part of the film like Bhakta Sudhama Jaatakaphala, Vasantasena.  She  also worked in Tamil and Telugu movies.