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Kannada Actress Kishori Ballal, Who Co-Starred With Shah Rukh In Swades, Dies At 82

Veteran Kannada actress Kishori Ballal passed away at the age of 82 in Bengaluru on Tuesday, reportedly due to age-related ailments. She was known for playing Kaveri Amma's character in Ashutosh Gowariker's 2004 film 'Swades' starring Shah Rukh Khan.

Kannada Actress Kishori Ballal, Who Co-Starred With Shah Rukh In Swades, Dies At 82
Kannada Actress Kishori Ballal, Who Co-Starred With Shah Rukh In Swades, Dies At 82
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Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal, who had acted in over 75 movies and left an indelible mark with her role in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Swades”, died on Tuesday at the age of 82. The actor passed away due to age-related ailments at a private hospital here, family sources said. Born in Dakshina Kannada district, Ballal made acting debut with 1960’s “Ivalentha Hendathi” and in her five-decade-long career, she worked in over 75 movies across different languages such as “Kahi”, “Hani Hani”, “Suryakanthi”, “Carry On Maratha” and “Quick Gun Murugun”.

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In the Hindi film industry, Ballal is best known for playing Kaveri Amma, a motherly figure to Shah Rukh’s Mohan Bhargava in Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2004 critically-acclaimed feature “Swades”. She also appeared in Rani Mukerji’s “Aiyyaa” and Deepika Padukone’s “Lafangey Parindey”.

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She was married to Bharatanatyam dancer N Sripathi Ballal.

Soon after her demise, Gowariker posted a tribute to the veteran actor on Twitter. “Heartbroken! Terribly sad about the passing away of #KishoriBallal ji. Kishori ji… you will be remembered for your generously kind, warm and affable persona! And your unforgettable performance as #Kaveriamma in #Swades !! You will surely be missed,” the director tweeted.

Popular Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar tweeted, “Veteran artist Kishori Ballal amma is no more, RIP.”