Seema (born 22 May 1957) is an Indian film and television actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, 20 in Tamil, seven in Telugu, four in Kannada and one in Hindi.

Seema
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Seema at the 61st Filmfare Awards South, 2014
Born
Shanthakumari Nambiar

(1957-05-22) 22 May 1957 (age 62)
NationalityIndian
Other namesShanthi
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1973 - present
Spouse(s)
I. V. Sasi (m. 1980⁠–⁠2017)
ChildrenAnu, Ani
Parent(s)Madhavan Nambiar
Vasanthy

CareerEdit

She began her career in Tamil film at the age of 14 as a dancer. She debuted as an actress in director Lisa Baby's Nizhale Nee Sakshi, but this film was shelved. (It was later completed with Vidhubala as heroine.) Veteran actor Vijayan rechristened her Seema during the filming of Nizhale Nee Sakshi.[citation needed]

At the age of 19, Seema starred as the heroine in her first movie in Malayalam titled Avalude Ravukal (Her Nights), directed by I. V. Sasi.[2][failed verification] Seema became active again in 1998 in Olympiyan Anthony Adam. Seema won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 1984 and in 1985. Vishudha Shanthi, a biography on her life, was published by Didi Damodaran, in 2011.[3] She achieved the Lifetime achievement award at the 59th Idea Filmfare festival at Chennai.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.[5]

Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name Seema.[6]

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham

Tamil Nadu State Television Awards

  • 2010 - Best character artist - Thangam

Filmfare Awards

Sun Kudumbam Awards

Vanitha Film Awards

  • 2018 -Life time achievement

Partial filmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

  1. Stand Up ... Dr.Asha
  2. Oru Vaathil Kotta
  3. Kinar (2018) ... Judge
  4. Sir C.P (2015)... Mary
  5. Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) ... Herself (Archive footage)
  6. Geethaanjali (2013)... Annamma
  7. Manushyamrugam (2011)... Jaanu
  8. Naadakame Ulakam (2011)... Herself
  9. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011)... Kunjannamma
  10. Naayika (2011)... Herself (Archive footage)
  11. Four Friends (2010)... Surya's mother
  12. Vella Thooval (2009)... Jiya's mother
  13. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009)... Lakshmikutty/Achamma
  14. Aayudham (2008)... Anwar's mother
  15. Indraneelam (2007)
  16. Nagaram (2007)... Chintamani Ammalu
  17. Pranayakalam (2007)... Anna
  18. Prajapathi (2006)... Indrani
  19. Udayam (2004)... Subhadra
  20. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003)... Subaidha
  21. Sradha (2000)
  22. Olympian Anthony Adam (1999)... Principal Susanna Roy
  23. Arthana (1992)
  24. Mahayanam (1989)... Radhamma
  25. Ashokettante Aswathikuttikku (1989)
  26. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989)... Sreedevi
  27. Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu (also known as Nineteen Twenty-One) (1988)... Radha
  28. Ayitham (1988)... Jagamma
  29. Mukthi (1988)... Radhamma
  30. Vicharana (1988)... Alice
  31. Sangham... Mollykutty
  32. Abkari (1988)
  33. Paadha Mudra (1988)
  34. Ormayil Ennum (1988)... Annie
  35. Mattoral (1988)... Susheela
  36. Evidence (1988)... Alphonsa
  37. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)... Gauri
  38. Sarvakalasala (1987)...Sharadamani
  39. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)... Radha
  40. Ithrayum Kaalam (1987)... Anna
  41. Naalkavala (1987)... Dr.Radha
  42. Nadodikattu (1987)... Herself
  43. Iniyethra Dooram (1987)...
  44. Ee Kaikalil (1986)... Saritha
  45. Aavanazhi (1986)... Radha
  46. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)... Nirmala
  47. Vartha (1986)... Radha
  48. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986)... Parvathy
  49. Akalangalil (1986)... Vasanthi
  50. Chekkeraanoru Chilla (1986)... Nandhini
  51. Koodanayum Kaattu (1986)... Radhamani
  52. Ente Sabdham (1986)... Sumathi
  53. Ashtabandham (1986).... Ayisha
  54. Nilavinte Nattil (1986) .... Lakshmi
  55. Orayiram Ormakal (1986)
  56. Surabhi Yaamangal (1986)... Sumithra
  57. Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  58. Pappan Priyapetta Pappan (1986)
  59. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985)... Elsi
  60. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985)... Gauri
  61. Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985)... Ammini
  62. Gayathridevi Ente Amma (1985)... Gayatri Devi
  63. Guruji Oru Vakku (1985)... Betty
  64. Anubandham (1985)... Sunanda
  65. Janakeeya Kodathi (1985)... Anitha
  66. Idanilangal (1985)... Chinnammu
  67. Oru Thettinte Katha (1985)
  68. Manassile Manpeda (1985)
  69. Vasantha Sena (1985)... Shylaja Varma
  70. Shantam Beekaram (1985)
  71. Snehichakuttathinu (1985) ... Yamuna
  72. Manyamahajanagale (1985) ... Sainu
  73. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985)... Sophy
  74. Sandharbham (1984)... Adv.Rajani
  75. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984)... Ammukutty
  76. Veendum Chalikkunna Chakram (1984)
  77. Adiyozhukkukal (1984)... Devyani
  78. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)... Gracy
  79. Athirathram (1984)... Thulasi
  80. Aksharangal (1984)... Geetha
  81. Ivide Ingane (1984)... Ammini
  82. Inakili (1984)
  83. Oru Kochu Swapnam (1984)... Sulu
  84. Rakshassu (1984)... Dr. Seema
  85. Manithali (1984)... Ramlath
  86. Thirakal (1984)... Saritha
  87. Thirakkil Alpa Samayam (1984)
  88. Karimbu (1984)... Mereena
  89. Vanitha Police (1984)... Sasikala
  90. Kaanamarayathu (1984)... Dr.Elsie George
  91. Lakshmana Rekha (1984)... Radha
  92. Onnanu Nammal (1984)... Nirmala
  93. Kodathi (1984)... Kavitha
  94. Nishedi (1984)... Sheeja
  95. Sandhyakethinu Sindooram (1984)
  96. Radhayude Kamukan (1984)
  97. America America (1983).... Neena
  98. Iniyenkilum (1983)... Geetha
  99. Manassoru Mahaasamudram (1983)... Ranjini
  100. Naanayam (1983)... Sindhu
  101. Rugma (1983)... Rugma
  102. Angam (1983)... Marykutty
  103. Deepaaradhana (1983)
  104. Asuran (1983)
  105. Aroodam (1983) ... Neeli
  106. Kathi (1983)
  107. Maniyara (1983)... Noorjahan
  108. Ashrayam (1983) ... Ponnamma
  109. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  110. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983)... Sridevi
  111. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983)... Dr.Baladevi
  112. Mounam Vachalam (1983)
  113. Innalenkil Nale (1982).... G. Vimala
  114. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982)... Seema
  115. Shaari Alla Shaarada (1982) ... Sharada
  116. Thadakom (1982)... Sreedevi
  117. Beedikunjamma (1982)... Devu
  118. Rakthasakshi (1982)
  119. Komaram (1982)
  120. Chiriyo Chiri (1982)... Herself
  121. Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982)... Chandrika
  122. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  123. Thadavara (1981)... Rema
  124. Ahimsa (1981)... Ani
  125. Archana Teacher (1981)... Archana
  126. Aarathi (1981)... Arathi Prathap
  127. Sphodanam (1981)... Lalitha
  128. Thushaaram (1981)
  129. Greeshmajwala (1981)... Seetha
  130. Sankarsham (1981)... Shakunthala
  131. Danthagopuram (1981)
  132. Kattukallan (1981)... Vanaja & Jalaja
  133. Kahalam (1981)
  134. Sambhavam (1981)
  135. Chatta (1981)
  136. Avatharam (1981)... Sreedevi
  137. Enne Snehikku Enne Matram (1981)
  138. Hamsageetham (1981)
  139. Karimpoocha (1981)... Leena
  140. Arangum Aniyarayum (1981)... Asha & Sumathi
  141. Adhikaaram (1980)... Geetha
  142. Ivar (1980)... Liza
  143. Angaadi (1980)... Sindhu
  144. Benz Vasu (1980)... Malathy
  145. Digvijayam (1980)... Uma
  146. Pappu (1980)
  147. Meen (1980)... Sherly
  148. Karimpana (1980)... Kamalam
  149. Manushya Mrugam (1980)... Anitha
  150. Moorkhan (1980)... Vilasini
  151. Kanthavalayam (1980)
  152. Theenalangal (1980)... Raji
  153. Deepam (1980)... Thulasi
  154. Chaakara (1980)... Rani
  155. Sakthi (1980)... Revathi
  156. Prakadanam (1980)... Preethi
  157. Mr. Michael (1980)
  158. Pavizhamuthu (1980) ... Malathi
  159. Chandrahaasam (1980).... Rajani
  160. Swargadevatha (1980)
  161. Theeram Thedunavar (1980)
  162. Ammayum Makalum (1980)... Ramani
  163. Anthappuram (1980)... Meenu
  164. Angakuri (1979)... Sarala
  165. Manavadharmam (1979)
  166. Jimmy (1979)... Rosie
  167. Pathivritha (1979)
  168. Vijayanum Veeranum (1979)... Priya
  169. Ival Oru Nadodi (1979)
  170. Lajjavathi (1979)
  171. Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979)... Seetha
  172. Sarppam (1979)... Daisy
  173. Prabhu (1979)... Bala
  174. Anupallavi (1979)... Stella
  175. Sudhikalasham (1979)... Sangeetha
  176. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  177. Amrithachumbanam (1979)
  178. Prabhathasandhya (1979)... Ammini
  179. Aarattu (1979)
  180. Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  181. Eeta (1978)... Sreedevi
  182. Njaan Njaan Maathram (1978)
  183. Lisa (1978)... Lisa
  184. Aval Kanda Lokam (1978)
  185. Padakuthira (1978)
  186. Avalude Ravukal (1978)... Raji
  187. Adavukal 18 (1978)
  188. Mannu (1978)
  189. Avakasham (1978)
  190. Seemanthini (1978)
  191. Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  192. Soothrakaari (1978)
  193. Manoradham (1978)
  194. Anumodhanam (1978)
  195. Puthariyankam (1978)
  196. Urakkam Varatha Rathrikal (1978)... Kavitha
  197. Snehathinte Mukhangal (1978)... Radhika
  198. Ee Manohara Theeram (1978)... Caberet Dancer
  199. Vilakkum Velichavum (1978)
  200. Itha Ivide Vare (1977)
  201. Nizhale Nee Sakshi (1977)
  202. Ladies Hostel (1973)... Hostelstudent
  203. Football Champion (1973)... Dancer at swimming pool
  204. Nirthasala (1972)... Dancer ,(Punarjanmam)"(1972)...college student
  205. Achante Bharya (1971)... Dancer

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Note
1973 Vijaya Uncredited
1974 Petha Manam Pithu
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro
1978 Andaman Kadhali Shanthi
1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu Rajee
1979 Padhai Marinaal
1979 Kamasasthiram
1979 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi Rani
1980 Kaali Anitha
1980 Ellam Un Kairasi Rani
1981 Enga Ooru Kannagi
1981 Kanni Theevu
1981 Sankarlal Seetha/Baabi
1982 Agni Sakshi
1983 Kai Varisai
1985 Kalyana Agthigal Valliammal
1990 Vellaiya Thevan
2001 Parthale Paravasam Madhava's mother
2002 Baba Chamundeeswari's mother
2002 Bagavathi Anjali's mother
2003 Anbe Sivam Bala's mother
2008 Kaalai Karuppayi Aatha
2011 Siddhu +2
2020 Oh My Kadavule Judge

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Note
1979 Kaali Geetha
1980 Tholi Kodi Koosindi Devudumma
1980 Ketugudu Shanti
1980 Thathayya Premaleelalu
1981 Samsaram Santhanam Menaka
1981 Aadavallu Meeku Joharalu
1981 Andagaadu

KannadaEdit

Television careerEdit

TV series
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2019 - Present Kandukonden Kandukonden Anjana Devi Zee Tamizh Tamil
2019 - Present Thamarathumbi Dr.Merlin Surya TV Malayalam
2016 Amruthavarshini Saraswathy a.k.a. Sarasu Janam TV Malayalam
2015 Chinna Papa Periya Papa Chinna Papa SUN TV Tamil Season 2
2013 Ival Yamuna Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2013-2017 Vamsam Thangamma / Ponnuthaayi SUN TV Tamil
2012 Aaha Star Vijay Tamil
2011-2013 Ammakili Dr.Indu Asianet Malayalam [7]
2010-2011 Alaudinnte Albuthavilakku Fathima Asianet Malayalam
2009 - 2013 Thangam Naachiyar SUN TV Tamil
2007 Muhoortham Radha Asianet Malayalam
2007 Thingalum Tharakangalum Amrita TV Malayalam
2007 Sneha Asianet Malayalam
1990s Jannal (Ammavukku rendula raaghu) Avayambal Raj TV Tamil
Shows
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2020 Comedy Super Show Guest Flowers TV Malayalam
2019 Ennum Seemayude Dhinangal Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
2019 Comedy Stars Season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2018 Utsavam Super Star Judge Flowers TV Malayalam
2018 Flowers Top Singer Judge Flowers TV Malayalam
2018 Urvasi Theatres Mentor Asianet Malayalam
2018 Straight Line Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
2018 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2017 Lal Salam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam
2016–2017 Malayali Veetamma Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016 Comedy Utsavam Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016 Comedy Super Nite Guest Flowers TV Malayalam
2016 Badai Bunglow Guest Asianet Malayalam
2016 Onnum Onnum Moonu Guest Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2015 JB junction Guest Kairali TV Malayalam
2014 Comedy Festival Judge Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2014 Nere Chovve Guest Manorama News Malayalam
2014 Celebrity Kitchen Guest Puthuyugam TV Tamil
2014 Harmony Guest Asianet News Malayalam
2011 Vivel Big Break Judge Surya T.V. Malayalam
2010 Rani Maharani Participant Surya TV Malayalam
2009 Sangamam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "On a comeback trail". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 April 2005.
  2. ^ "Manorama Online Latest Malayalam News. Breaking News Events. News Updates from Kerala India". Manorama Online.
  3. ^ "Vishudha Shanthi - Actress Seema in conversation with Didi". www.oldmalayalamcinema.wordpress.com. 27 January 2011.
  4. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times Of India. 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/books/article/interview/1977/
  6. ^ "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema". The New Indian Express.
  7. ^ "Malayalam channels". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 27 May 2011.

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