The youngest actress to die in Kannada cinema history is Nivedhita Jain. Today is her birthday and tomorrow is her death anniversary. At 19 years of age Nivedhita Jain passed away after a fall from her staircase in Rajarajeshwari Nagar residence. She was in Coma for 24 days. A day after her birthday in 1998, June 10, she breathed her last at Malya Hospital in Bengaluru. Of course controversies surrounded the death of this actress Nivedhita Jain.
Nivedhita Jain entered cinema industry with crown of Miss Bengaluru at the age of 17 and made debut in Raghavendra Rajakumar film ‘Shivaranjini’, she acted with him in another film ‘Soothradaara’, with Shivarajakumar her film ‘Shiva Sainya’ in producer Yashi Ramesh Birthday (he shares birthday with Nivedhita Jain) was well received, the best from the actress was ‘Amrutha Varshini’ with Ramesh Aravind singing Bhale Bhale Chandada Chendulli Hennu Neenu….is evergreen song. Likewise the song Chikkamagalurina Chikka Mallige….in Shiva Sainya composed maestro Ilayaraja and sung with KS Chitra and chorus is remembered even today.
Nivedhita Jain acted in Nee Mudida Mallige, Balida Mane, Prema Raga Hadu Gelathi, Balina Daari, Mr Putswami and Sketch Kannada films in a span of two years of her career. In Tamil film ‘Tayin Manikondi’ she was also the heroine.
Byatarayanapura Police station recorded the death of Nivedhita Jain falling from the staircase as an accidental death. 22 years later this actress Nivedhita Jain haunts for her films and songs.