Her son Krishna Kumar said, “She has been suffering from asthma for 35 years. She used inhalers every day and was never admitted to hospital over breathing issues. Last evening, her health started deteriorated and she was taken to Sidvin Hospital. Based on doctor’s advises, we shifted her to Vikram Hospital in Cunningham Road. The doctors have told us that she will be kept under observation for the next 24 hours. She is currently on the ventilator.”
Jayanthi has acted in over 500 movies in her career and was part of over 300 movies as the female lead. She worked in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi movies.