Jyothi Lakshmi

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Jyothi Lakshmi
Born(1948-11-02)2 November 1948
Died9 August 2016(2016-08-09) (aged 67)
Years active1963–2016
Children Jyothi Meena

Jyothi Lakshmi (2 November 1948 – 9 August 2016) was an Indian actress who appeared in more than 130 movies. In the early 1970s, she was well noted for her leading roles and songs in movies. She also acted in female-oriented movies and was a trained dancer. She predominantly worked in Tamil, Telugu, 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 Vanambadi in 1963 as a dancer in the song 'Yaaradi Vanthaar'. [1] She is best remembered for her supporting roles in Thedi Vandha Mapillai and Periya Edathu Penn.


Her daughter Jyothi Meena is also an actress.



  1. Vanambadi (1963)
  2. Periya Idathu Penn (1963)
  3. Pattanathil Bhootham (1967)
  4. Galatta Kalyanam (1968)
  5. Poovum Pottum (1968)
  6. Adimaippenn (1969)
  7. Thalaivan (1970)
  8. Thedi Vandha Mappillai (1970)
  9. Vairakyam (1970)
  10. Neerum Neruppum (1971)
  11. Rickshawkaran (1971)
  12. Yaar Jambulingam (1972)
  13. Ragam Thedum Pallavi (1982)
  14. Nayakan (1987)
  15. Muthu (1995)
  16. Dharma Chakkaram (1997)
  17. Pasamulla Pandiyare (1997)
  18. Vaimaye Vellum (1997)
  19. Maru Malarchi (1998)
  20. Sethu (1999)
  21. Ennamma Kannu (2000)
  22. Middle Class Madhavan (2001)
  23. Annai Kaligambal (2003)
  24. M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi (2004)
  25. Pachchak Kuthira (2006)
  26. Sandai (2008)
  27. Jaganmohini (2009)
  28. Kozhi Koovuthu (2012)
  29. Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga (2015)
  30. Trisha Illana Nayanthara (2015)
  31. Kavalai Vendam (2016) - Last movie in Tamil


  1. Punyavathi (1967)
  2. Thaali Bottu (1970) as Jyothi
  3. Mosagallaku Mosagadu (1971)
  4. Gandara Gandadu (1972)
  5. Pilla? Piduga? (1972)
  6. Korada Rani - played Title Role
  7. Ida Lokham (1973)
  8. Gundelu Teesina Monagadu [2] (1974)
  9. Gandharvya Kanya (1979)
  10. Cheyyethi Jai Kottu [3] (1979)
  11. Sita Ramulu (1980)
  12. Kottapeta Rowdy (1980)
  13. Adrushtavanthudu (1980)
  14. Bebbuli (1980)
  15. Dharma Poratam (1983) as Mohini
  16. Hero (1984)
  17. Babulugaadi Debba (1984)
  18. State Rowdy (1989) as Rambha
  19. Big Boss (1995)
  20. Kalusukovalani (2002)
  21. Donga Ramudu & Party (2003)
  22. Bangaru Babu (2009)


  1. Murappennu (1965)
  2. Kunjali Marakkar (1967)
  3. Nagarame Nandi (1967)
  4. Inspector (1968)
  5. Kodungallooramma (1968)
  6. Alibabayum 41 Kallanmaarum (1975) as Dancer
  7. Manushyamrigam (1980)
  8. Bhaktha Hanuman (1980) as Dancer at Indra's court
  9. Thadavara (1981)
  10. Sanchari (1981)


  1. Kulla Agent 000 (1965)
  2. Bangalore Mail (1966)
  3. Prathidhwani (1969)
  4. Chellida Raktha (1982)
  5. Raktha Kanneeru (2004)
  6. Vijaya Dashami (2001)


  1. Payal Ki Jhankar (1968)
  2. Jawab (1970)
  3. Pistolwali (1972)
  4. Naag Mani (1987)



She died in Chennai on 8 August 2016 due to blood cancer . [4] [5]

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