Actor-turned-politician Sumalatha Ambareesh has expressed her sorrow over Jamuna's death on social media. Jamuna, who was 86 years old, died on Friday morning.
Sumalath’s post on her social media pages reads, “ The news of the demise of multilingual actress Jamuna has saddened me. She has acted in many languages including Kannada. As an actress, as a politician, the contribution she has given to this land is immense. My condolences on the demise of Mother Jamuna. His cinema and social works are alive forever.
I had a very close relationship with Jamuna, 43 years ago when I was 15. She crowned me a beauty queen title. She is the first actress to predict my life by saying You have a good future..”
Jamuna has also appeared in Kannada films such as Adarsha Sathi (1995), Tenali Ramakrishna (1956), and Boo Kailasa (1956). She also played major roles in Ratnagiri Rahasya (1957), Sakshathakara (1971), Maayeya Musuku (1980), and Police Mathu Dada (1980).
She was born on August 30, 1936, in Hampi, Karnataka, and attended school in Duggirala, Guntur. She began her acting career on stage before making her screen debut in 1952 with Puttillu. Missamma (1955) was the film that gave her a big break. She has appeared in over 150 films in various languages during her acting career. Jamuna, who is survived by her son and daughter, had a brief stint in politics. She was elected as an MP from the Rajahmundry Lok Sabha seat in 1989.