Kishori Ballal best known as ‘Kaveri Amma’ from Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Swades’ dies at 82

Radhika Dhawad | Feb 19, 2020 9:46

Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal, best known as Kaveri Amma from Shah Rukh Khan starrer Swades, passed away in Bengaluru at 82.
Kishori Ballal with Shah Rukh Khan in Swades

Veteran Kannada actor Kishori Ballal passed away on Tuesday in Bengaluru at 82. Ballal, who had acted in over 75 movies, is best known for playing Kaveri Amma, a motherly figure to Shah Rukh Khan in Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2004 critically-acclaimed film Swades.

The senior actor, who passed away due to age-related ailments at a private hospital, was born in Dakshina Kannada district. In Bollywood, she also appeared in Rani Mukerji’s Aiyyaa and Deepika Padukone’s Lafangey Parindey.

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