Veteran actress Kishori Ballal passed away, yesterday. She was 82. The actress was suffering from age-related illness and breathed her last in a private hospital in Bengaluru.

Kishori Ballal has worked with many actors and filmmakers. To date, she has appeared in more than 65 films. She well known for playing Shahrukh Khan‘s mother, Kaveri Amma, in the movie Swades. She made her debut in the  Kannada movie Ivalentha Hendthi in the year 1960. The actress is a stalwart of Kannada cinema. Her career spans many decades.

Some takeaways:

  • Kishori Ballal acted in movies like Hani Hani, Kahi, Suryakanthi, and Aiyyaa and many others. Some of the Bollywood movies in which Kishori Ballal acted are Lafangey Parindey, Ek Alag Mausam and Gair Kanooni.
  • Her last works include the 2016 Kahi, Aasra, and Naani. She also worked with many renowned directors and filmmakers like Ashutosh Gowariker.
  • Ashutosh Gowariker shared the news on Twitter and shared some behind the scene stills from the film Swades with her. He also tweeted “HEARTBROKENly! Terribly sad about the passing away of KishoriBallal Ji!! Kishori Ji…”
  •  Her fans also reacted. One of the fans, Kunal Mandekar tweeted ” She was the soul of Shahrukh khan’s one of the most beautiful film #swades.”

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About Kishori Ballal

Born in Karnataka, Kishori Ballal acted in movies like Hani Hani, Kahi, Suryakanthi, and Aiyyaa and many others. Some of the Bollywood movies in which Kishori Ballal acted are Lafangey Parindey, Ek Alag Mausam and Gair Kanooni. The actress also acted for television series. One of the roles she played on television was in the long-running series Amruthavarshini. Her last works include the 2016 Kahi, Aasra, and Naani. She also worked with many renowned directors and filmmakers like Ashutosh Gowariker.

Twitter Mourns

Ashutosh Gowariker shared the news on Twitter and shared some behind the scene stills from the film Swades with her. He also tweeted “HEARTBROKENly! Terribly sad about the passing away of KishoriBallal Ji!! Kishori Ji…” He further added, “you will be remembered for your generously kind, warm and affable persona!” He also tweeted “And your unforgettable performance as #Kaveriamma in #Swades!! You will surely be missed!!”

“This is so sad… RIP #KishoriBallal. Just today morning I was listening to Swades songs and remembered her soft maternal face.”

Puneeth Rajkumar also tweeted expressing his sadness. He tweeted, “Veteran artist Kishori Ballal amma is no more, RIP.” Her fans reacted too on hearing the news. one fan, Crazy4Fawad wrote “This is so sad… RIP #KishoriBallal. Just today morning I was listening to Swades songs and remembered her soft maternal face.” Another fan, Kunal Mandekar tweeted ” She was the soul of Shahrukh khan’s one of the most beautiful film #swades.” Aman Kotak another fan tweeted ” Such a fine actress… sad news… Rest in peace #KishoriBallal Ji.”

Picture Credit: Indian Express

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