Kalpana is one of the sisters of the popular heroine, Urvashi. The other is Kala Ranjini. Kalpana has acted in a lot of roles that helped use her comedy forte in Malayalam and has acted with almost all the established character artists. She has also done a few serious roles and has proved her excellence as an actor. Her role in 'Sathi Leelavathi' was brilliant and along those same lines, was the movie with Bhagyaraj, 'Chinna Veedu'. She has done a lot of roles in Malayalam that I do not know which ones to name now. In tamil, even though she has done handful roles, they have all stood apart and people have noticed that. For instance, the role in 'Dum Dum Dum' and the nurse in 'PKS'.
If I were to now name a few of my favorite Malayalam comedy roles, I would say the 'UDC clerk' in Dr. Pasupathy, 'Clara', the cook in CID Unnikrishnan, 'Mini kutty' from Innathe Program, Komalam from Pai brothers and so on.
Well, the recent one in Bangalore Days as Nivin's mother was also really commendable. For an actor who was so vivacious and energetic, it is sad to know that she is no more. I pray for her family's strength and may her soul rest in peace.