Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi hospitalised in Bengaluru, said to be critical
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Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi hospitalised in Bengaluru, said to be critical

Kannada actor Jayanthi, who has been suffering from chronic asthma, has been hospitalised in Bengaluru and her condition is reported to be critical.

regional movies Updated: Mar 28, 2018 13:27 IST
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Jayanthi in a still from Mrs Leelavathi.

Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi has been admitted to a Bengaluru hospital after complaining of trouble in breathing. According to an Ibtimes report, the 68-year-old actor was admitted to the city’s Vikram Hospital and is on a ventilator.

“She has been suffering from asthma for 35 years. She used inhalers every day and was never admitted to hospital over breathing issues. Last evening, her health started deteriorated and she was taken to Sidvin Hospital. Based on doctor’s advice, we shifted her to Vikram Hospital in Cunningham Road,” the report quoted her son Krishna Kumar as saying.

According to a statement issued by the hospital, Jayanthi was admitted to the hospital with “chronic severe asthma and acute respiratory failure”.

Having worked in more than 500 films, Jayanthi is best remembered for acting in films such as Kasturi Nivasa with Dr Rajkumar.She is best known for her roles in Miss Leelavathi, Sri Krishnadevaraya and Edakallu Guddada Mele. She also worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi movies.

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First Published: Mar 27, 2018 16:18 IST