Updated on : Sep 06, 2010
The first female artiste to enter the Kannada screen with bold roles with strong hold who later flourished in multilingual films is JAYANTHI. She is also the first female artist in Kannada cinema to break the traditional inhibitions of a screen heroine only in terms of physical exposure but also in terms of unconventional roles. Her first big film was ‘Heddada Hulu’. Immediately commended itself to the audiences by her magnetic presence, which did not merely stop at a display of female grace went on the play anti-sentimental roles in films like Miss Leelavathi, Edakallu Guddada Mele – again the first Kannada heroine to do so without any reservations. Jayanthi later developed into both a sex symbol and a great artiste. She has also directed two of her own films in Kannada.
Actress Jayanthi Special Gallery