Kottayam, Apr 27 (UNI) Malayalam film actress and dubbing artist Kottayam Santha was found dead in her house at Olassa in the district today.
A case was registered for unnatural death and her body would be handed over to relatives after post-mortem, police said.
She was 67. She is survived by a daughter.
Starting her acting career in Ponkunnam Varkey's theatre group, she acted in more than 300 films and rendered voice to more than 1000 films. She had dubbed for actress Seema and Lakshmi. The sixties and seventies were her golden era in the celluloid.
Her last film was Palunku, directed by Blessy last year.
She had also acted in several TV serials.
Kottayam Santha entered the cinema field through M Krishnan Nair's film Aniyathi.
She had acted in Chemmeen, Kallichellamma, Moodupadam, Doctor, Eetta and several other popular films.
As a stage artist she had acted in 26 dramas.
Kottayam Santha was the founder and chief patron of Sthree Sakthi Samajam, a women rights protection organisation.