Geetanjali Ramakrishna passed away in the wee hours of October 30 due to cardiac arrest. Reportedly, she was getting treated at a private hospital in Hyderabad when she breathed her last. The cremation and final rites of Geetanjali will take place today (October 31) evening.
She had an illustrious career spanning nearly six decades by doing movies not just in Telugu, but also in other South Indian languages. Her husband, Ramakrishna, a notable actor in Tollywood, died in 2001 and they are survived by son Adith Srinivas, who is also an actor.
It was legendary actor-politician Jr NTR who had introduced Geetanjali as an actress in his directorial Seetharama Kalyanam, which released in 1961. Shen then went on to prove her mettle as an actress in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
Geetanjali, who was born in Kakinada, was originally named as Mani. She worked in a Hindi film titled Parasmani, which was produced by Lakshmikant and Pyarelal. Since her name was present in the title, the makers rechristened her as Geetanjali.
Her career was at the peak when she married actor Ramakrishna, who has acted with her in several films.
Some of her popular works include Seetharama Kalyanam, Deivathin Deivam, Swapnangal, Parasmani, Gudachari 116 and Bobbili Yuddham. She played a pivotal role in Tamannaah's That Is Mahalakshmi, which is an official remake of Hindi flick, Queen. That Is Mahalakshmi is yet to see the light of the day.