Popular veteran Telugu heroine T Krishna Kumari, who happens to be one of the leading stars in the 60s and 70s of Telugu cinema, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer couple of weeks ago.
Currently undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Bannerghat, Bangalore, she’s said to be in huge need of O-positive blood for treatment and also she’s said to be responding well to chemotherapy.
Born on March 6th, 1933, 84-year-old Krishna Kumari’s elder sister Shavukaru Janaki is also a popular actress who has recently appeared in the movie Babu Bangaram of Venkatesh. After marriage to Indian-express editor Ajay Khaitan in the late 70s, Krishna Kumar has quit acting and settled in Bangalore.
Krishna Kumari acted in 150 Telugu films and about 30 Tamil and Kannada films. Her famous films include Bangaru Papa, Pelli Kanuka, Dr Chakrvarthy, Chilaka Gorinka and Ummadi Kutumbam as well. She acted with almost all the acting legends of Telugu cinema.
Krishnakumari’s husband expired in 2012, while she’s survived by daughter Dipika Maiya (a writer), son-in-law and a grandson. Hope the actress recovers soon from the illness.