National Award Winning Malayalam actor Kalpana Passes Away at 51 in Hyderabad :Malayalam actor Kalpana died this morning in Hyderabad due to heart attack at the of 51. The actress has acted in around 300 films, predominantly in Malayalam.
Malayalam actor Kalpana Dies at 51
She won the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Njaan Thanichala in 2012. She was declared brought dead at a hospital around 7 am, according to the source.
She is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest. Kalpana Ranjani was in Hyderabad to shoot a Telugu film and was scheduled to leave for Kerala later today.
Sister of actor Urvashi and Kalaranjini, Kalpana forayed into the Malayalam films as a child actor in “Vidarunne Mottukul” in 1977.
Kalpana is the daughter of theatre artists VP Nair and Vijayalakshmi and is the sister of actresses Kalaranjini and Urvashi. She was married to Malayalam film director Anil Kumar; the couple got divorced in 2012. They also have a 16-year-old daughter Sreemayi.
The mortal remains of the actress will be brought to Kerala by Monday evening and the funeral will take place on Tuesday.
With IIFA Utsavam taking place in Hyderabad, most of the South Indian actors are in the city. All the stars from the south industry have expressed their hearty condolences on the death of the actress.