Geetha (actress)

Geetha Kadambee (born 14 July 1963) is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi films. She debuted in the Tamil film Bairavi (as Rajinikanth's sister). Since then she has acted in over 200 films in all major South Indian languages, and in a few Hindi films.[1][2] She also appears in South Indian television serials. Geetha has won two Filmfare Awards South and a Karnataka State Film Awards and Kerala State Film Awards each.[3]

Geetha Kadambee
Born (1962-07-14) 14 July 1962 (age 57)
OccupationActress
Years active1979 – 1997
2004 – present
Spouse(s)
Vasan Thatham (m. 1997)
Children1

CareerEdit

Geetha made her cinematic debut with the 1978 Tamil film Bairavi as the title character in which she played Rajinikanth's sister. She was a student of class seven when she was cast for the film.[4] When she got handful of movies she discontinued her studies at eighth class to concentrate on movie career.[5] Her performance as Indira in the 1986 Malayalam film Panchagni[6] based on the true life story of a Naxalite revolutionary Ajitha was well acclaimed and described by The Hindu as "one of Malayalam cinema's landmark heroines".[4] The same year she had more Malayalam releases such as Sukhamo Devi, Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku, Aavanazhi, Geetham, etc. made her a popular actress in Malayalam cinema [4] She won the State award for the second best actress in 1989 for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.,[4] most of her notable performances were with Mammootty and Mohanlal

Her notable Kannada movies are with Rajkumar, Ananth Nag, Vishnuvardhan and Ambarish. Some of her notable movies are Dhruva Thare, Devatha Manushya,Anuraga Aralithu, Shruthi Seridaaga, and Aakasmika with Rajkumar. Other films are Eradu Rekhegalu, Mareyada Manikya, Mrugaalaya, Veeradhi Veera, Mithileya Seethayaru, Nenapina Doni, Bairavi, Shiva Mecchida Kannappa, Giri Baale, Ramanna Shamanna, Goonda Guru, Nigooda Rahasya, Ramapurada Ravana, Prachanda Kulla, Hrudaya Pallavi, Daada, Aaradhane, Shabarimale Swamy Ayyappa and Aruna Raaga. She formed a successful romantic pair with Ambareesh and acted with him in over fifteen movies.

Geetha also acted in Tamil Serials like Kai Alavu Manasu and Engirindho Vanthaal, both directed by K. Balachander. She also starred in the Tamil Serials such as Katha Kathayaam Karanamaam and recently in Rajakumari, where she played Ramya Krishnan's mother which aired on Sun TV.

During 80s and early 90s Geetha was considered by many as one of the most beautiful heroines at that time in South India. Her sensuous and very tall physique and the ease with which she used to portray glamorous and non-glamorous roles earned her a huge fan following.

In 1997 she married Vasan Thatham, an American CPA and Indian Chartered Accountant. The couple live in New Jersey, where Vasan is a business promoter and advisor to corporations.[7]

After her marriage, she quit acting for a brief period. She returned to the industry and has acted, usually as the hero's mother, in movies like Unakkum Enakkum, Santhosh Subramaniam, Azhagiya Tamil Magan and Masters.

AwardsEdit

Karnataka State Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Cinema Express Awards
  • 1988 : Best Actress – Malayalam - Vaishalii

FilmographyEdit

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1978 Bairavi Bairavi Geetha was introduced in this film by Director 'Oscar Movies M Baskar';
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum Receptionist
1979 Mayandi
1981 Garjanai Dr.Vijay's sister
1982 Thyagi
1982 Kadhalithu Paar
1982 Katrukenna Veli
1982 Pannaipurathu Pandavargal
1983 Nenjamellam Neeye
1983 Sumangali
1983 Salangai Oli Dance assistant
1983 Muthu Engal Sothu
1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
1988 Kaliyugam
1988 Oomai Thurai
1988 En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Raguvaran's Sister
1989 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Gowri
1990 Keladi Kanmani SP Balasubramayam's wife
1990 Salem Vishnu Lakshmi
1990 Urudhi Mozhi
1991 Thayamma Kalyani
1991 Vigneshwar
1991 Thalapathi Selvi Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as Dalapathi
1991 Azhakan Kanmani
1992 Mr. Prasad
1993 Mutrugai Saradha
1993 Dharmaseelan
1994 Uzhiyan District collector
1996 Vetri Vinayagar Priyamala
1996 Kuruthipunal Zeenath
1996 Kalki Chellamma
1997 Abhimanyu Kausalya and Ranjitha
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi
1998 Kizhakkum Merkkum Thillai
1998 Jeans Meiyaththa
2005 Sivakasi Muthappa's Mother
2006 Something Something ... Unakkum Enakkum Janaki
2007 Aalwar Shiva's mother
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Guru's Mother
2008 Santhosh Subramaniam Lakshmi
2008 Kuselan Headmistress
2009 Thoranai Murugan's mother
2009 Villu Shaan's wife
2010 Ithu Kadhal Uthirum Kaalam
2011 180 Jayam
2013 Mathapoo Pooja's mother
2015 Paranjothi
2017 Nindru Kolvaan

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1978 Manavoori Pandavulu Sinni
1979 Iddaru Asadhyule Geetha
1979 Andamaina Anubhavam
1979 Karthika Deepam Geetha
1980 Thathayya Premaleelalu
1980 Challenge Ramudu Prema
1981 Addala Meda
1981 Kondaveeti Simham Ravi's wife
1981 Thodu Dongalu Jaya
1981 Alludugaru Zindabad
1982 Kodallu Vastunnaru Jagratha
1982 Maro Malupu
1982 Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu Sridevi
1982 Tingu Rangadu Radha
1982 Kalavari Samsaram Vasanthi
1983 Saagara Sangamam Dancer Dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli and
dubbed into Malayalam with same name.
1983 Idi Kaadu Mugimpu
1983 Moodu Mullu
1983 Prema Pichollu
1983 Ooha Sundari
1984 Allullostunnaru
1984 E chaduvulu Makoddu
1989 Black Tiger
1990 Balachandrudu Sujatha
1990 Kokila
1992 Aapadbandhavudu Lalitha
1992 Aswamedham (1992 film) Lakshmi
1993 Nippu Ravva Lawyer Gayatri
1993 Varasudu Nagarjuna's mother
2003 Johnny Johnny's mother
2003 Okkadu Vasundhara
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Janaki
2006 Pournami Prabhas Mother
2008 Kathanayakudu Headmistress
2008 King King's Mother Dubbed into Malayalam with same name.
2009 Pistha Muralikrishna's mother
2012 Racha Bellary's wife
2012 Tuneega Tuneega
2013 Shadow Lakshmi (Rajaram's mother)
2015 Lion Bose's mother
2018 Manasuku Nachindi
2019 Venky Mama Lakshmi

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Garjanam Rekha
1986 Sukhamo Devi Thara
1986 Panchagni Indira
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Sreedevi
1986 Rareeram Radha teacher
1986 Aavanazhi Seetha
1986 Ente Sonia Anitha
1986 Geetham Aparna, Atheena double role
1986 Sayam Sandhya Uma
1987 Nirabhedhangal Shalini
1987 Rithubhedam Devu
1987 Vrutham Radha
1987 Sruthi Subhadra Thampuratti
1987 Amrutham Gamaya Bhanu
1987 Athinumappuram Rekha
1988 Theruvu Narthaki Rema
1988 Innaleyude Baaki Sumathi
1988 Vaishali Malini
1988 Bhadrachitta Bhadra
1989 Chakkikotha Chankaran Shailaja
1990 Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha Kunji Second Best Actress
1990 Ammayude Swantham Kunju Mary Clara
1990 Nair Saab Seetha/Savitri
1990 Radha Madhavam Sudha
1990 Lal Salam SethuLakshmi
1990 Indrajaalam Jayanthi
1990 Iyer the Great Vani
1991 Irrikku M.D. Akathudu
1991 Athirathan Devu
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Usha
1991 Parallel College Sridevi
1991 Abhimanyu Kiran
1991 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Adv.Vasantha
1991 Inspector Balram Seetha
1991 Arangu Aparna Menon
1992 Sathyaprathinja Suma
1992 Welcome to Kodaikanal Doctor
1992 Thalastaanam Meera Menon
1992 Priyapetta Kukku Maya
1992 Kunjikuruvi
1992 Aadhaaram Sethulakshmi Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
1992 Mahaan Neena Fernandez
1993 Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Suja Cheriyan
1993 Uppukandam Brothers Alice Uppukandam
1993 Paithrukam Gayathri
1993 Oru Kadankatha Pole Radha
1993 Mafia Sandra
1993 Ghoshayaathra Shakeela
1993 Janam Susheela
1993 Ekalavyan Maya Menon
1993 City Police Dr.Jessy
1993 Bhoomi Geetham Indulekha
1993 Valtsalyam Malathy
1993 Harichandanam
1994 Rudraksham Rathnam
1994 Chief Minister K. R. Gowthami Gouthami
1994 Bharanakoodam Manju
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Guest Appearance
1994 Rajadhani Collector Asha
1994 Nandini Oppol Nandini Oppol
1995 Saadaram Seetha
1995 Sreeragam Indu
1995 Street Professor Vijayalakshmi
1995 Dominic Presentation Indu Varma IPS
1995 Prayikkara Pappan Gauri
1995 Ezharakoottam Susan
1995 Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam Dr.Padmaja
1996 Yuvathurki Ambikaratnam
1997 Ezhunilappanthal
1997 Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu Mary
1997 Five Star Hospital Dr.Subbalakshmi
1997 Kannur Aswathy
1997 Sankeerthanam Pole Achamma
2000 Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal Vasundhara
2004 Greetings Kasthuri
2004 Shambu Shankari Mayadevan
2007 Mouryan
2007 November Rain Indira
2007 Panthaya Kozhi Madhavi
2008 Novel
2010 Anwar Anwar's mother
2011 Uppukandam Brothers: Back in Action Alice Archive footage Cameo
2012 Masters Mythri
2012 Mallu Singh Harinder's Mother
2013 Zachariayude Garbhinikal Sister Jasmine Jennifer Nominated - 61st Filmfare Award South for Best Supporting Actress
2013 Progress Report Radhika
2013 North 24 Kaatham Maya
2014 Salala Mobiles Safiyumma
2018 Johny Johny Yes Appa Gracy Karia
2019 Aniyan Kunjum Thannalayathu

KannadaEdit

Year Film Hero Notes
1984 Hennina Sedu Srinath, Kokila Mohan
1984 Hennina Sowbhagya Ashok
1984 Aasha Kirana Shankar Nag
1984 Nagabekamma Nagabeku
1984 Devathe Ramakrishna
1984 Eradu Rekhegalu Srinath
1984 Ramapurada Ravana Anant Nag
1984 Aaradhane Vishnuvardhan
1984 Prachanda Kulla
1985 Devarelliddaane Ambarish
1985 Mamatheya Madilu Ambarish
1985 Goonda Guru Ambarish
1985 Giri Baale Ambarish
1985 Dhruva Thare Raj Kumar Acted as Sudha
1985 Mareyada Manikya Vishnuvardhan
1985 Veeradhi Veera Vishnuvardhan
1986 Madhura Bandhavya Ambarish
1986 Aruna Raaga Anant Nag Winner - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
1986 Mrugaalaya Ambarish
1986 Vishwaroopa Ambarish
1986 Anuraga Aralithu Raj Kumar
1986 Nenapina Doni Anant Nag
1987 Hrudaya Pallavi Charan Raj, Srinath
1987 Bazaar Bheema Ambarish
1987 Inspector Kranthikumar Ambarish
1987 Aase
1987 Anthima Theerpu Ambarish
1987 Shruthi Seridaaga Raj Kumar Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Kannada
1988 Devatha Manushya Raj Kumar
1988 Daada Vishnuvardhan Acted as Lakshmi
1988 Arjun Ambarish
1988 Mithileya Seetheyaru Vishnuvardhan
1988 Ramanna Shamanna Ambarish
1988 Gudugu Sidilui Ambarish
1988 Shiva Mecchida Kannappa Srinath
1989 Ananthara
1989 Jackey Ambarish
1989 Madhuri Vinod Alva
1990 Samsara Nauke Ambarish
1990 Aavesha Devraj
1990 Sabarimala Swami Ayyappa Srinivas Murthy Dubbed into Malayalam with same name
1990 Prathama Ushakirana Suresh Heblikar
1990 Nigooda Rahasya Shankar Nag
1991 Naagini Shankar Nag
1992 Harakeya Kuri Prakash Rai
1993 Aakasmika Raj Kumar
1993 Sangharsha Vishnuvardhan Acted as Indira
1994 Chinna Nee Naguthiru
1996 Jenina Hole
1996 Gaaya
1997 Zindabad
1997 Vimochane
2004 Poorvapara
2006 Miss California
2006 O Priyathama
2010 Mr. Theertha Acted as Annapoorna
2013 Brindavana
2015 Shivam
2017 Halli Panchayathi
2017 Meenakshi
2017 March 22
2017 Vyaghra
2019 10ne Tharagathi

HindiEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj [Ritu] [Same Role Played By Sumalatha in Original Telugu Film Gangleader]
1984 Yeh Desh

TelevisionEdit

Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Geetha is to play Vijay's mother". IndiaGlitz. 18 May 2005. Archived from the original on 6 June 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  3. ^ M., Athira (26 November 2015). "Playing women of substance". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Kumar, P. K. Ajith (3 October 2013). "Evergreen Acts". Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "എന്റെ സിനിമകള് ഭര്ത്താവ്‌ കാണാറില്ല". mangalam.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
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