Veteran actress Poornima Bhagyaraj's mother, Mrs Subbalakshmi Jayaram passed away on September 1 at her residence in Nungambakkam, Chennai. It is said that Subbalakshmi was ill for the past few days and was getting medical treatment for the same. She was 85 years old when she breathed her last. She is survived by her daughter, Poornima Bhagyaraj and son, Sriram. The cremation and final rites will be performed today (September 2) in the presence of the family members. It is indeed an irreplaceable loss for Poornima and her family and we hope they stay strong during these tough times. We at Galatta Media express our deepest condolences to Poornima Bhagyaraj and pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.

After making her debut in Prathap Pothen's Nenjil Oru Mul, Poornima Bhagyaraj went on to share screen space with all the leading stars including Superstar Rajinikanth, Mohan, Sivakumar, Prabhu and others. Some of her notable films include Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai, Payanangal Mudivathillai, Mundhanai Mudichu, Antha Sila Naatkal, Thanga Magan, Vidhi, Neengal Kettavai, Unga Veetu Pillai, etc. She is the wife of veteran Tamil director and screenwriter, K Bhagyaraj. The couple have a son, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and a daughter, Saranya Bhagyaraj.

For the past few years, Poornima has been acting in supporting roles in Tamil films and she was last seen in Jyotika’s Raatchasi, directed by Sy. Gowtham Raj. Currently, Poornima is acting as one of the leads in the Tamil serial, Kanmani which is being aired on Sun TV. Poornima's character as Vijayalakshmi has earned a very good response from the household audience. She has also used this lockdown period to manufacture safety face masks through her costume designing company.