Reports reveal Vijaya Nirmala passed away late Wednesday in Hyderabad post a cardiac arrest at the age of 73. The actress starred in over 200 films and directed over 40 films in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam languages
Nirmala began her career as a child artiste, she was seen in Tamil and Telugu films. Over the years she has been known for films likes, Alluri Seetharama Raju, Meena, Poola Rangadu, Asadhyudu, Bangaru Gajulu, Mosagallaku Mosagadu, Thatha Manuvadu, Engaveettu Penn, Panama Paasama, En Annan, Gnanaoli, Uyira Maanama, Bhargavi Nilayam and Udhyogastha among others.
She has also been named in the Guinness Book of World Records as the female director with most films in 2002.