Late former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Srikanth, known as Jayalalithaa’s first celluloid hero, died here late Tuesday evening. He was 82 years old.
The veteran actor was ailing for some time. Tamil Nadu Nadigar Sangam (Actor’s Association) announced his demise. actor.
Srikanth shared screen space with Jayalalithaa in the 1965 film Venniyara Adai. He K. Balachander was the protagonist of classics such as ‘Bama Vijayam’, ‘Poova Thalaiya’ and ‘Athir Neechal’.
He played the role of a comedian in films like ‘Kasethan Kadavuleda’ and played the lead character in more than 50 films. He later went on to become one of the most sought-after villains of Tamil cinema.
Srikkanth was the villain in superstar Rajinikanth’s hero debut film ‘Bhairavi’. Srikanth is remembered as An actor Joe didn’t stick to the role of a hero and was instead offered all the characters. He played the role of hero, villain, comedian and also acted in character roles.
Condoling the demise of Srikanth, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said that he was a natural actor and his performance in films like ‘Bhairavi’ and ‘Thanka Pathakam’ was exemplary. Striking a personal note, Stalin said he had a personal relationship with Srikanth as they were neighbours.
Former Chief Ministers O Panneerselvam and Edappadi K Palaniswami also condoled the demise of the veteran multi-talented actor.