She began her career with a small role in a Kannada movie, Navakoti Narayana in 1964.

Veteran Kannada actor and producer BV Radha dies at 70
news Death Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 15:03

Senior Kannada actor and producer BV Radha passed away following a heart attack on Sunday morning. 70-years-old Radha was rushed to a private hospital at around 4am on Sunday morning by her family members, reports say. However, she failed to respond to medical treatment and passed away in the hospital. 

Radha acted in over 250 films in various south Indian languages including Kannada, Tulu, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Her first acting role came in a Kannada movie titled Navakoti Narayana in 1964. She had acted with many stars of south India including MGR, NT Rama Rao, and Shivaji Ganesan. She was also a producer and her work included two films in Kannada.

Following her career in cinema, she is known to have associated herself with theatre. 

The senior actor was married to well-known Kannada movie director, late KSL Swamy.

In 2010, the veteran actor and theatre artiste was conferred the State-level Kanaka Ratna award by the Kanaka Gurupeetha at Tinthini in Gulbarga district. 

The veteran actress had been diagnosed with cancer some years ago. According to her final wishes, her body will be donated to a medical college in Bengaluru.