Tamil Actress Jyothi Lakshmi No More !!!
Tamil Actress Jyothi Lakshmi who was famous for playing the ‘Item girl’ in the ‘70s, passed away in Chennai on Tuesday, 9 August. The 63-year-old actor Jyothi Lakshmi breathed her last at a hospital in Chennai . She was said to be undergoing treatment for cancer.The Reports about the Jyothi Lakshmi claim that her popularity declined after her sister Jaya Malini entered the industry and was offered the roles that had previously gone to Jyothi Lakshmi. However, she continued to act in films.
Jyothi Lakshmi made her debut on the big screen with the Tamil film Periya Idathu Penn in 1963. Often cast in ‘item songs‘ or as a ‘vamp‘, Jyothi Lakshmi went on to act in over 300 films, not just in Tamil, but in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada as well. She was also part of Hindi films like Pistolwali (1972), Rani Aur Jaani (1973) and Jawab (1970). In the Telugu industry, Lakshmi was part of films like Pilla Piḍuga, Bangaru Babu, Gandharva Kanya etc. Jyothi Lakshmi last on-screen appearance was in 2015 Tamil adult comedy film “Trisha Illana Nayanthara“.