J Jamuna, a veteran performer, and former legislator died on Friday morning, January 27, at her home in Hyderabad. She was afflicted with an old-age-related ailment. She was 86 years old. Many celebs, including Chiranjeevi, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, and Nandamuri Balakrishna, flocked to social media to express their condolences on the renowned actor’s passing.
Jr NTR’s tweet in Telugu read, “She continued as Maharani in the Telugu film industry for almost 30 years. She left an incredible mark on our minds with many memorable films like Gundamma Katha, Missamma and many more diverse characters. May your soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Jamuna’s family.”
Megastar Chiranjeevi’s condolence tweet says, “The news of senior heroine Jamuna passing away is very sad. She is a multi-lingual actress. Though her mother tongue is Kannada, she left an incredible mark in the hearts of Telugu people with many successful films.”
Mahesh Babu said he will remember her for all her iconic roles and her immense contribution to the film industry.
సీనియర్ హీరోయిన్ జమున గారు స్వర్గస్తులయ్యారనే వార్త ఎంతో విచారకరం. ఆవిడ బహుభాషా నటి.మాతృభాష కన్నడం అయినా ఎన్నెన్నో విజయవంతమైన చిత్రాలతో తెలుగు వారి మనసుల్లో చెరగని ముద్ర వేశారు.మహానటి సావిత్రి గారితో ఆవిడ అనుబంధం ఎంతో గొప్పది.ఆవిడ కుటుంబానికి నా ప్రగాఢ సంతాపం తెలియచేసుకుంటున్నాను
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) January 27, 2023
In 1953, Jamuna made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao’s Puttillu. Jamuna, who was born in Hampi on August 30, 1936, captivated the Hindi-speaking audience by becoming the most gorgeous actress of her age. Her involvement in Hindi cinema includes the Sunil Dutt starrer Milan, to name a few.
Jamuna joined the Congress party in the 1980s and was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1989 by Rajahmundry. She left politics in 1991 after losing the election, but she briefly campaigned for the BJP in the late 1990s during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s reign.
In terms of her personal life, Jamuna was married to Juluri Ramana Rao, an SV University biology professor. He died of heart arrest on November 10, 2014, at the age of 86. They have two children: Vamsee Juluri, a son, and Sravanthi, a daughter.