Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is no more: A playback of her movies that mesmerised the masses

Written by Krishna Vamsi
| Bengaluru |

Published:December 6, 2016 8:42 am

J Jayalalithaa’s 10 career defining movies. She began her career as a female lead when she was just 15 with Kannada film Chinnada Gombe in 1964. She was one of the top actors of her time post independence in the country. Even as the country paid homage to Amma, we rewind to over 120 films spanning over 30 years during which she graced the film industries in four languages. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away in Chennai after 75 days of hospitalisation, it was confirmed late on Monday night by  Apollo Hospitals. Read: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passes away, a look into her life on screen In the 60s and 70s, she dominated the south Indian film industry, sharing the screen with biggest movie stars of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The actor-turned-politician was readmitted to the critical care unit (CCU) of the hospital after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday. She was talked into acting by her mother Sandhya, who was also an actor, because of the poor financial condition of their family.