Hyderabad: Veteran actor-director Vijaya Nirmala passes away

After a successful stint as an actor which included several hits with Krishna, she took to direction and helmed 44 movies to find a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the woman director with most films.

By Author  |  Published: 27th Jun 2019  10:12 amUpdated: 27th Jun 2019  11:11 pm
Vijaya Nirmala

Hyderabad: Veteran actor, producer and director Dr. G. Vijaya Nirmala passed away in the early hours of Thursday at a city hospital. She was 75.

Vijaya Nirmala acted in over 200 films in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam and entered Guinness Book of World Records for being the only woman to have helmed 44 movies.

Vijay Nirmala’s son and senior actor Naresh broke the news of her demise on Thursday morning. “I regret to inform that my mother and senior artiste, Dr. G Vijaya Nirmala passed away in the early hours at Continental Hospitals. She was 75”, Naresh tweeted.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao visited the residence of the late actor at Nanakramguda and paid floral tributes. The Chief Minister along with other Ministers, including Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Srinivas Goud, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, consoled actor Krishna.

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, actors Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, junior NTR mourned the death of Vijaya Nirmala. The last rites of the actor are expected to be performed on Friday.

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