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Veteran Tollywood actress Jamuna, 86, breathed her last at her residence in Hyderabad

Legendary Tollywood actress Jamuna breathed her last at her residence in Hyderabad at the age of 86. Veteran actress Jamuna, who started her career at the age of 16 with 'Puttilu' directed by Garikapari Raja Rao, has also shown her acting prowess in many Bollywood films.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Hyderabad: Big blow to Tollywood industry as Veteran South Indian actress Jamuna has passed away after a prolonged illness. Jamuna, 86, breathed her last on Friday at her residence in Hyderabad. There is an atmosphere of mourning in the cinematography due to the death of the actress and celebs and fans are paying tribute to her on social media.

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South Superstar Junior NTR shared a picture of actress Jamuna on Twitter and paid tribute to her. According to information, actress Jamuna was suffering from age-related ailments. Jamuna, who has acted in nearly 200 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, is survived by a son and a daughter.

Chiranjeevi and Mahesh Babu also took to Twitter and remembered her.

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Veteran actress Jamuna was born on August 30, 1936 in Hampi, Karnataka, but her parents Nippani Srinivasa Rao and Kaushalya Devi migrated to Andhra Pradesh. He received his primary education at Duggirala in Guntur district. She was a stage artist during her school days.

Jamuna, whose real name was Jana Bai, made her acting debut at the age of 16 with Puttilu (1953), directed by Garikapari Rajarao. Jamuna also acted in 11 Hindi films. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Milan (1967) starring Sunil Dutt and Nutan. Jamuna got real recognition from the film ‘Missamma’. In a career spanning four decades, he played many characters and worked with veteran actors of his time.

Influenced by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, she joined the Congress party in 1980 and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajahmundry in 1989, but left politics after her defeat in 1991. She later joined the BJP and campaigned for the party in the late 1990s.

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