Yesteryear Telugu Anchor and actress Mallika, known for her works in films such as Venkatesh’s Kalisundham Raa, Nagarjuna’s Ninne Pelladata and Mahesh Babu’s Raja Kumarudu, died at a Hospital in Bangalore. The anchor was suffering from multiple ailments and passed away at 10.30 AM today. She was 39 years old.
Mallika was one of the first generation Telugu anchors; who started in the profession of anchoring in Doordarshan and later performed shows in many television channels. She received Best Anchor awards for many of her shows during the time period of 1997 to 2004.
After her marriage, she said goodbye to anchoring and acting career to take care of her family. Even though she was a native of Andhra Pradesh, she moved to Bangalore after her wedding. Mallika was in coma for the last 20 days and she breathed her last this morning in Bengaluru hospital. Her funeral will be held in Hyderabad on Tuesday i.e. tomorrow. Telugu actors and anchors have expressed their condolences to Malika’s family.