Chennai: Veteran Tamil actor Manorama died of cardiac arrest late in the night on Saturday in Chennai. She was 78.
Fondly called Aachi, Manorama has acted in more than 1,200 films and 1,000 plays. She set a Guinness record when she completed 1,000 films.
Manorama has acted with five chief ministers including Anna Durai, M G Ramachandran, M Karunanidhi, N T Rama Rao and J Jayalalithaa.
She has also worked with many prominent actors including Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan.
A Padma Shri, Manorama has won several awards including the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for her role in the film "Pudhiya Padhai".