Vijaya Nirmala Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Heart Attack
Husband: Krishna Ghattamaneni
Age: 73

Vijaya Nirmala

Full NameG Vijayanirmala Garu
Profession(s)Actress, Film Director, Producer
DebutAs An Actress

Tamil Film: Machcha Rekhai (1950, as a child artist)
Tamil Film: Enga Veetu Penn (1965, as a lead actress)
Vijaya Nirmala debuted with the film, Enga Veetu Penn (1965)
Telugu Film: Panduranga Mahatyam (1957)
Vijaya Nirmala debuted with Panduranga Mahatyam (1957)
Malayalam FIlm: Bhargavi Nilayam (1964)
Vijaya Nirmala debuted with Bhargavi Nilayam (1964)

As A Director

Telugu Film: Meena (1971)
Malayalam Film: Kavitha (1973)
Vijaya Nirmala directed this film
Last FilmAs An Actress: Pinni (1989)
Vijaya Nirmala acted in this film
As A Director: Neramu Siksha (2009)
Vijaya Nirmala directed Neramu Siksha (2009)
Awards, Honours, Achievements Raghupathi Venkaiah Award (2008)
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 February 1946
BirthplaceTamil Nadu, India
Date of Death26 June 2019
Place of DeathContinental Hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India
Age (at the time of death) 73 Years
Death CauseHeart Attack
Zodiac signPisces
HometownChennai, India
Educational QualificationNot Known
HobbiesListening to Music, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsKrishna Ghattamaneni
Husband/SpouseLate. Krishna Murthy (Ex-Husband)
Krishna Ghattamaneni
Vijaya Nirmala with her husband, Krishna Ghattamaneni
ChildrenSon- Vijaya Naresh (With first Husband)
Vijaya Nirmala with her son, daughter in law and grandchild
Daughter- None
ParentsNames Not Known
(Her father was a film producer)
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorSivaji Ganesan

Vijaya Nirmala

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijaya Nirmala

  • Nirmala entered the cinema at the age of four as a child artist in 1950.
  • She rose to stardom with the Malayalam hit, Bhargavi Nilayam (1964) in which she starred opposite Prem Nazir.
  • She met her second husband, Krishna Ghattamaneni on the sets of ‘Saakshi’ in 1967. It was her second Telugu film. After that, they starred in 47 films.

  • In 2002, she entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only woman to have directed the most number of films (44).
  • She also launched her own production house, Vijaya Krishna Movies and produced 15 films.
  • Actually, ‘Vijaya’ was not her real name. In 1965, she named herself as Vijaya Nirmala when she paid tribute to the famous studio, ‘Vijaya Movie Studio’ which gave her first starring role.
  • She was the aunt of actresses, Jayasudha and Subhashini.
  • She had no child with her second husband. Her second husband has five children with his first wife. She was the step-mother of actors, Ramesh Babu and Mahesh Babu and actress, Manjula.
  • Her grandson, Naveen Vijaya Krishna is also an actor.

    Naveen Vijaya Krishna is the grandson of Vijaya Nirmala

    Naveen Vijaya Krishna is the grandson of Vijaya Nirmala