Popular Telugu actor Rajiv Kanakala’s mother Lakshmi passed away today morning at a private hospital in Hyderabad. Lakshmi was being treated for an illness at a hospital in Hyderabad and breathed her last early this morning. Lakshmi and her husband, Devdas Kanakala – who is also a popular actor in South Indian cinema, ran a film institute and have trained many popular actors of today’s generation. Lakshmi has acted in handful of films and has also appeared in few television daily soaps. The veteran actor also used to teach at the film institute that their family run. Lakshmi Kanakala was aged 78 and was suffering from illness for a long time now, reports reveal. Many celebrities from the Telugu film industry are mourning the demise of Lakshmi who is a very popular face in Telugu cinema. More details about the final rites are yet to known and is expected to take place tomorrow since many celebrities from the film industry are expected to pay their final visits to the family.
The Kanakala family has been in the acting profession for a long time and daughter-in-law Suma is a popular host on many shows on Telugu television. Rajiv Kanakala is a very popular actor in many Telugu films and daily soaps, and is a very dear friend of top actor Jr NTR. Rajiv has appeared in most of the films directed by SS Rajamouli and their journey goes back to the times when the Baahubali director was doing works on television.
Devdas Kanakala is veteran actor in South Indian cinema and is known for doing supporting roles in many films since early 1980s. The Kanakala couple started the film institute in late 1980s and it went on successfully till late 1990s but they found it tough to run after the business slowed down eventually.