She was under treatment for cancer

Theatre and film actor Vilasini died here on Thursday. She was 58 and was fighting cancer.

The artiste, who played noteworthy roles in hundreds of plays and several movies, breathed her last around 2 a.m. at her rented house at Puthiyapalam here.

Vilasini, who received the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi award for the second best actress for her performance in the play Tharavattachan under the banner of Malabar Theatres, started her career with a play of K.T. Mohammed at the age of 15. Nammalonnu of Akshaya Theatres, Jallianwala Bagh and Kayyurinte Makkal of Malabar Theatres, and KT’s Ithu Bhoomiyanu and Kafir were some of the major plays of Vilasini.

Oru Pidi Mannu directed by P. Bhaskaran was her first movie, after which she secured various roles in the movies of I.V. Sasi. Of late, she acted in many films, including Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha and Indian Rupee of Ranjith and the award-winning Kamal movie Celluloid. She has a significant role in the yet-to-be released Salala Mobiles.

Her body was cremated at the Thiruthiad crematorium around 2 p.m.

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