Hyderabad/Thiruvananthapuram: Popular Malayalam film actress Kalpana Ranjani passed away on Monday, film director Sibi Malayil said. She is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest at a hotel in Hyderabad.
The 50-year-old actress had acted in more than 300 films and was in Hyderabad to attend a private function. She was known for her comic roles in South Indian film industries and more particularly in Malayalam cinema.
Kalpana was born to Theatre artists Chavara V.P. Nair and Vijayalakshmi. She made her debut in the 1980 film ‘Pokkuveyil’ directed by G.Aravindan. Popular actress Urvashi and Kalaranjini are her siblings.
She had bagged the National Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Thanichalla Njan” in 2012.
Kalpana has strayed into reality shows and says she thoroughly enjoys them. She recently performed a music album with Usha Uthup. Her last film was ‘Charlie’, directed by Martin Prakkat.