Veteran actor R Subbalakshmi, best known for her immense contribution to Malayalam cinema, has passed away. She was 87. Subbalakshmi breathed her last on Thursday. She had been admitted to a hospital a few days ago due to age-related ailments. Subbalakshmi, Kalyanaraman Fame Actress, Passes Away at 87; Dileep Expresses Grief on Instagram.

Subbalakshmi was also a trained singer. She started her career as a Carnatic musician. Later, she went on to explore acting. She was widely recognised for her roles in Malayalam movies, including popular films like Kalyanaraman (2002), Pandippada (2005), and Nandanam (2002). She also acted in Telugu and Tamil films. Malayalam Actress R Subbalakshmi Passes Away at 87.

Her last Tamil was Vijay-starrer Beast. She also starred in Hindi films. She acted as late Sushant Singh Rajput's grandmother in Dil Bechara.Subbalakshmi, a former employee of All India Radio, also worked as a dubbing artist.