Renowned Malayalam actress, TV host, and stage-show performer, Subi Suresh, passed away on Wednesday at a private hospital in Kochi at the age of 41. According to family sources, Suresh had been undergoing treatment for liver-related ailments for some time.
Suresh began her career as a mimicry artist in the Cochin Kalabhavan troupe and gradually created a niche for herself in the male-dominated comedy shows on stage and TV. She became a regular presence in live stage shows organized by various television channels and won the hearts of audiences through her hilarious avatars in famous TV series like Cinemala. Suresh also proved her mettle as a successful TV host in various channels.
In 2006, she made her debut in the film industry with the movie Kanakasimhasanam and went on to essay small but memorable roles in over 20 films, including Elsamma Enna Aankutty and Happy Husbands.
Suresh’s unexpected demise has left people from various walks of life shocked. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his condolences, saying that she had won a place in the hearts of Malayalis through reality shows and comedy programmes. He also described her as a promising artist who had a great future ahead.
Suresh is survived by her parents and brother. Her unique style of comedy and her ability to connect with audiences through her spontaneous dialogue delivery will always be remembered.