Thiruvananthapuram: Noted dubbing artist Anandavally, who dubbed for over 100 actors in Malayalam died in a hospital here on Friday aged 62. She had lent her voice for nearly 3000 films, sang for dramas during her teenage days and acted in many of them. She had also worked as an anno-uncer in the All India Radio. She was a divorcee.
She leaves her daughter Anu Lakshmi. Film director Diphan, her son, died in 2017. The cremation will take place at her residence at Studio Road, Nemom, on Saturday. Anandavally entered the film industry as a small-time actor with Kadu and remained a regular until she decided to turn into dubbing. She last dubbed for Saradha in Mazhathullikkilukkam.
She had won the state award for Aadhaaram released in 1992 in which she dubbed for Geetha.
Anandavally was born into an agrarian family at Veliyam in Kollam to Tamil parents. She attended Kaiyela School - Veliyam, where she began acting in school plays and later started storytelling.
In 1973, she debuted as a dubbing artist and gave sound for actress Rajasri in Devi Kanyakumari. Manjil Virinja Pookkal dubbed for Poornima Jayaram was the breakthrough.
She gave her voice for stars like Geetha, Silks-mitha, Sumalatha, Madh-avi, Menaka, Ambika, Urvasi, Jayapradha, Kart-hika, Parvathy, Gautha-mi, Suhasini among others....