Veteran Malayalam actress, KPAC Lalitha dies at 73, she was an Indian film and theater actress who mainly works in Malayalam theater and cinema. It was at KPAC (Kerala People’s Art Club) that she started her acting career. Kayamkulam, the theater troupe of Kerala. She starred in nearly 550 films during her five-year career. She is currently the President of the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi of Kerala. Bharatan, a deceased Malayalam filmmaker, was her husband.
KPAC Lalitha has received four Kerala Film Awards and two National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress. At the 2009 Southern Film Festival Awards, she received the Festival Excellence Award.
In Kayamkulam, Alappuzha, Kerala, KPAC Lalitha was born Maheshwari Amma in 1948, the eldest of five children of Kadaykatharayil Veettil K. Ananthan Nair and Bhargavi Amma. Indira, Babu, Rajan and Shamala are her four siblings. Her father is a photographer based in Kayamkulam, while her mother is a housewife based in Aranmula. She grew up in Ramapuram, which is close to Alappuzakayamkulam. Her family moved to Changanassery in Kottayam so she could learn to dance.
She started acting at the age of ten. In the drama Geethayude Bali, she makes her first stage appearance. She eventually joined the KPAC of Kerala, a well-known left-wing theater organization. She was given the stage name Lalitha, and when she started acting in the film, she was given the KPAC label to distinguish herself from another actress named Lalitha.