Jyothi Lakshmi is an Indian film actress who has appeared in more than 300 movies. In the early 1970s, she was well noted for her leading roles and songs in movies. She also has acted in female-oriented movies and is a trained dancer. She predominantly works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies. In the early 1980s her popularity gradually declined due to her sister Jayamalini‘s entry into the movie industry. Her debut was in the film Periya Idathu Penn in 1963. She has taken her last breath at chennai on 09.08.2016 due to ill health.
Yesteryear popular dancer and actress Jyothi Lakshmi, who was well-known for special songs and her skimpy outfit, is no more. Jyothi Lakshmi passed away on Tuesday morning in Chennai. She has been suffering from brief illness for a while. Started her journey as a child actor, she went onto play heroine and followed by special songs. She is highly popular for her item songs, vamp roles.
Jyothi Lakshmi made her filmy debut in 1963 with Periya Idathu Penn. In 1970s, she was popular for lead roles, special songs. She had predominantly worked in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies. She is even known to Hindi audiences with her films Pistolwali (1972), Rani Aur Jaani (1973) and Jawab (1970). In the early 1980s her popularity gradually declined due to her sister Jayamalini’s entry into the film industry. Yet she continued her career and became popular among younger generation as well.
Director Puri Jagannadh had named his film starring Charmi after ‘Jyothi Lakshmi’. Though the film is not related to the yesteryear actress directly, it has shown her huge popularity.