Veteran actor-director Vijaya Nirmala passed away today in Hyderabad. She was 73 and she breathed her last in Continental Hospitals in Gachibowli.
Vijaya Nirmala directed 44 films in Telugu and in 2002, she entered the Guinness Book of Records as the female director of the most films.
Vijaya Nirmala and Actress Savitri were the only female directors to have directed legendry actor Sivaji Ganesan. Vijaya Nirmala was born in Tamil Nadu. Vijaya Nirmala has a son Naresh from her first husband Krishna Murthy.
Vijaya Nirmala married Krishna after divorcing from her first husband. Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala were lead pair in more than 50 films.