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Who is KPAC Lalitha?

Maheshwari Amma (born March 10, 1947), better known by her stage name KPAC Lalitha, is an Indian film and stage actress who works primarily in Malayalam theatre and Malayalam cinema.

She started her acting career with K. P. A. C. (the Kerala People’s Arts Club); a theatre collective in Kayamkulam, Kerala. In a career spanning five decades, she has starred in over 550 films. She is the current chairperson of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi. She was married to the late Malayalam filmmaker Bharathan.

Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha hospitalized in ICU with liver ailments

Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha hospitalised, in ICU with liver ailments
Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha hospitalised, in ICU with liver ailments

Popular Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Kochi. According to reports, she was admitted at the hospital 10 days ago and is currently receiving treatment in the ICU. She was first hospitalised in Thrissur and was later shifted to Kochi on Sunday.

The actor has been admitted at the Aster Medcity in Kochi for treatment for liver ailments. “She is highly diabetic and has health issues related to that. But now she is being treated for liver ailments. She was shifted to Aster from a hospital in Thrissur yesterday. Her condition is better today.

She is in the Intensive Care Unit, but will be shifted to a normal room if her condition stabilises,” Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) Secretary Edavela Babu told TNM. According to Kerala Kaumudi, the actor was unconscious earlier, but has made some recovery. A decision on whether she must undergo a liver transplant will have to be taken after taking her age and health condition into consideration, Babu said. 

Lalitha has had a prolific career in Malayalam cinema, and has won several awards for her work. She has worked in the industry for more than 5 decades. She is the chairperson of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi. She has won two National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress, in 1991 and 2001, and has won four Kerala State Film awards as well, in 1975, 1978, 1990 and 1991. She was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2009 Filmfare South Awards. 

KPAC Lalitha Biography, Wiki

K. P. A. C. Lalitha was born as eldest among five children as Maheshwari Amma on February 25, 1947 in Aranmula, Trivandrum, Kerala to Kadaykatharayil Veettil K. Ananthan Nair and Bhargavi Amma. She has four siblings Indira, Babu, Rajan and Shyamala. Her father was a photographer who was from Kayamkulam and mother was a housewife who was from Aranmula.

She spent most of her childhood at Ramapuram near Kayamkulam, Alappuzha. Her family migrated to Changanassery, Kotttayam for her to join dance class. She learned to dance when she was still a child under the Chellappan Pilla and then with Kalamandalam Gangadharan. She started acting in plays when she was 10 years old.

Her first appearance on stage was in the play Geethayude Bali. She later joined K.P.A.C. (Kerala People’s Arts Club), which was a prominent leftist drama troupe in Kerala. She was given the screen-name Lalitha and later when she started acting in movies, the tag K.P.A.C. was added to her screen name to differentiate it from another actress known as Lalitha.

KPAC Lalitha Biography Wikipedia
KPAC Lalitha
Real NameMaheshwari Amma
Born10 March 1947 (age 74)
Aranmula, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
Other namesLalithamma, Lals, Lallu
OccupationActress
Years active1968–present
TitleChairperson of Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy
Spouse(s)Bharathan​​(m. 1978; death 1998)​
Children2, including Sidharth
AwardsNational Film Awards (1990, 2000)
Websitekpaclalitha.in

KPAC Lalitha Career

Her first movie was the film adaptation ofKoottukudumbam directed by K. S. Sethumadhavan. In 1978 she married Bharathan, a noted Malayalam film director. She took a break from film acting for sometime, doing only a few films. The second era of her career started with Kattathe Kilikkoodu (1983) directed by her husband.

During this time, she did many critically acclaimed roles including those in Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986), Ponn Muttyidunna Tharavu (1988), Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988), Vadakku Nooki Yanthram (1989), Dasharatham (1989), Venkalam (1993), Godfather (1991), Amaram (1991), Vietnam Colony (1993), Pavithram (1993), Manichitrathazhu (1994), Sphadikam (1995), and Aniyathi Pravu (1997). She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Amaram (1991), a film directed by her husband Bharathan.

In 1998, when Bharathan died, she took a break for a few months only to come back with a brilliant performance in Sathyan Anthikkad directed Veendum Chila Veetukaryangal (1999). K.P.A.C. Lalitha’s notable roles in recent years were in Shantham (2000), Life Is Beautiful (2000) and Valkannadi (2002). She won her second National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Shantham (2000), directed by Jayaraj. She still appears in films.

K.P.A.C. Lalitha has acted in over 500 films in Malayalam cinema. Apart from Malayalam, She has also acted in some Tamil films including Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997), Alaipayuthey (2000) and Kireedam (2007). Particularly, her performance in Tamil film Kadhalukku Mariyadhai as Shalini’s mother won her critical acclaim.

KPAC Lalitha Personal Life

She was married to the late Malayalam filmmaker Bharathan. Lalitha’s son Sidharth debuted as an actor in the movie Nammal, which was directed by Kamal. After a short career in acting, he chose a career in film direction. In 2012, he made his directorial debut with the film Nidra, which is the remake of 1984 film with the same title written and directed by his father Bharathan.

KPAC Lalitha with her husband Bharathan
KPAC Lalitha with her husband Bharathan

Lalitha has published an autobiography, titled Katha Thudarum (Story To Be Continued), which won the Cherukad Award in 2013.

KPAC Lalitha FAQ’s

Who is KPAC Lalitha?

Maheshwari Amma (born March 10, 1947), better known by her stage name KPAC Lalitha, is an Indian film and stage actress who works primarily in Malayalam theatre and Malayalam cinema.

What happened to KPAC Lalitha?

Popular Malayalam actor KPAC Lalitha has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Kochi. According to reports, she was admitted at the hospital 10 days ago and is currently receiving treatment in the ICU. She was first hospitalised in Thrissur and was later shifted to Kochi on Sunday.

How old is KPAC Lalitha?

Currently, Lalitha is 74 years old.

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