Lalitha (actress)

Born Lalitha
16 December 1930[1]
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore
Died 1982
Parent(s) Gopala Pilla, Saraswathiyamma
Relatives Shobana (niece)
Ambika Sukumaran
Vineeth (nephew)
Sukumari (cousin)
Family Padmini (sister)
Ragini (sister)
Chandran (brother)
Krishna (grandson)

Lalitha was a South Indian actress and danseuse. She was the eldest of the "Travancore Sisters" - Lalitha, Padmini, and Ragini.[2] She started her acting career in the 1938 Tamil film Adithan Kanavu[3] and has acted in movies of different Indian languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.[4][5] She entered films before her sisters, concentrating more on Malayalam films, and was good in Vampish roles.

Personal life

She was born to Gopala Pilla and Saraswathiyamma on 16 December 1930 at Thiruvananthapuram.[6] She is the aunt of actress Shobana Chandrakumar.[7] Malayalam actress Ambika Sukumaran is her relative. Actress Sukumari was the trio's maternal first cousin. Malayalam actor Krishna is her grand son.[8]

Partial Filmography





See also


  2. Rangarajan, Malathi (29 September 2006). "Beauty, charm, charisma". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  3. Kannan, Ramya (26 September 2006). "Queen of Tamil cinema no more". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  4. Malaya Cottage was their grooming ground, September 2006, The Hindu. Retrieved July 2011
  5. Colony of Memories, August 2001, The Hindu. Retrieved July 2011
  7. Dance was Padmini's passion, not films, September 2006, Retrieved July 2011

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