Veteran Tamil Actor Manorama, Remembered as Aachi, Dies

File photo of Tamil actor Manorma. (Image Credit: This image was posted on Twitter by @bala_beinghuman)

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".