Seema (actress)

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
Seema at 62nd FF (cropped).jpg
Seema at the 61st Filmfare Awards South, 2014
Born
Shanthakumari Nambiar

(1957-05-22) 22 May 1957 (age 63)
Other namesShanthi
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1973–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1980⁠–⁠2017)
Children2

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.

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][3][4][5][6] After a few years of inactivity during 1990s, 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.[7] She achieved the Lifetime achievement award at the 59th Idea Filmfare festival at Chennai.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.[9]

Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name Seema.[10]

Partial filmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

  1. Achante Bharya (1971) as Dancer
  2. Punarjanmam (1972) as college student
  3. Nirthasala (1972) as Dancer
  4. Football Champion (1973) as Dancer at swimming pool
  5. Ladies Hostel (1973) as Hostelstudent
  6. Nizhale Nee Sakshi (1977)
  7. Itha Ivide Vare (1977)
  8. Vilakkum Velichavum (1978)
  9. Ee Manohara Theeram (1978) as Caberet Dancer
  10. Snehathinte Mukhangal (1978) as Radhika
  11. Urakkam Varatha Rathrikal (1978) as Kavitha
  12. Puthariyankam (1978)
  13. Anumodhanam (1978)
  14. Manoradham (1978)
  15. Soothrakaari (1978)
  16. Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  17. Seemanthini (1978)
  18. Avakasham (1978)
  19. Mannu (1978)
  20. Adavukal 18 (1978)
  21. Avalude Ravukal (1978) as Raji
  22. Padakuthira (1978)
  23. Aval Kanda Lokam (1978)
  24. Lisa (1978) as Lisa
  25. Njaan Njaan Maathram (1978)
  26. Eeta (1978) as Sreedevi
  27. CID Nazeer Kochiyil (1979)
  28. Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  29. Aarattu (1979)
  30. Prabhathasandhya (1979) as Ammini
  31. Amrithachumbanam (1979)
  32. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  33. Sudhikalasham (1979) as Sangeetha
  34. Anupallavi (1979) as Stella
  35. Prabhu (1979) as Bala
  36. Sarppam (1979) as Daisy
  37. Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979) as Seetha
  38. Lajjavathi (1979)
  39. Ival Oru Nadodi (1979)
  40. Vijayanum Veeranum (1979) as Priya
  41. Pathivritha (1979)
  42. Jimmy (1979) as Rosie
  43. Manavadharmam (1979)
  44. Angakuri (1979) as Sarala
  45. Anthappuram (1980) as Meenu
  46. Ammayum Makalum (1980) as Ramani
  47. Theeram Thedunavar (1980)
  48. Swargadevatha (1980)
  49. Chandrahaasam (1980) as Rajani
  50. Pavizhamuthu (1980) as Malathi
  51. Mr. Michael (1980)
  52. Prakadanam (1980) as Preethi
  53. Sakthi (1980) as Revathi
  54. Chaakara (1980) as Rani
  55. Deepam (1980) as Thulasi
  56. Theenalangal (1980) as Raji
  57. Kanthavalayam (1980)
  58. Moorkhan (1980) as Vilasini
  59. Manushya Mrugam (1980) as Anitha
  60. Karimpana (1980) as Kamalam
  61. Meen (1980) as Sherly
  62. Pappu (1980)
  63. Digvijayam (1980) as Uma
  64. Benz Vasu (1980) as Malathy
  65. Angaadi (1980) as Sindhu
  66. Ivar (1980) as Liza
  67. Adhikaaram (1980) as Geetha
  68. Arangum Aniyarayum (1981) as Asha & Sumathi
  69. Karimpoocha (1981) as Leena
  70. Hamsageetham (1981)
  71. Enne Snehikku Enne Matram (1981)
  72. Avatharam (1981) as Sreedevi
  73. Chatta (1981)
  74. Sambhavam (1981)
  75. Kahalam (1981)
  76. Kattukallan (1981) as Vanaja & Jalaja
  77. Danthagopuram (1981)
  78. Sankarsham (1981) as Shakunthala
  79. Greeshmajwala (1981) as Seetha
  80. Thushaaram (1981)
  81. Sphodanam (1981) as Lalitha
  82. Aarathi (1981) as Arathi Prathap
  83. Archana Teacher (1981) as Archana
  84. Ahimsa (1981) as Ani
  85. Thadavara (1981) as Rema
  86. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  87. Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982) as Chandrika
  88. Chiriyo Chiri (1982) as Herself
  89. Komaram (1982)
  90. Rakthasakshi (1982) as Shanthi
  91. Beedikunjamma (1982) as Devu
  92. Thadakom (1982) as Sreedevi
  93. Shaari Alla Shaarada (1982) as Sharada
  94. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982) as Seema
  95. Innalenkil Nale (1982) as G. Vimala
  96. Mounam Vachalam (1983)
  97. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983) as Dr.Baladevi
  98. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983) as Sridevi
  99. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  100. Ashrayam (1983) as Ponnamma
  101. Maniyara (1983) as Noorjahan
  102. Kathi (1983)
  103. Aroodam (1983) as Neeli
  104. Asuran (1983)
  105. Deepaaradhana (1983)
  106. Angam (1983) as Marykutty
  107. Rugma (1983) as Rugma
  108. Naanayam (1983) as Sindhu
  109. Manassoru Mahaasamudram (1983) as Ranjini
  110. Iniyenkilum (1983) as Geetha
  111. America America (1983) as Neena
  112. Radhayude Kamukan (1984)
  113. Sandhyakethinu Sindooram (1984)
  114. Nishedi (1984) as Sheeja
  115. Kodathi (1984) as Kavitha
  116. Onnanu Nammal (1984) as Nirmala
  117. Lakshmana Rekha (1984) as Radha
  118. Kaanamarayathu (1984) as Dr.Elsie George
  119. Vanitha Police (1984) as Sasikala
  120. Karimbu (1984) as Mereena
  121. Thirakkil Alpa Samayam (1984)
  122. Thirakal (1984) as Saritha
  123. Manithali (1984) as Ramlath
  124. Rakshassu (1984) as Dr. Seema
  125. Oru Kochu Swapnam (1984) as Sulu
  126. Inakili (1984)
  127. Ivide Ingane (1984) as Ammini
  128. Aksharangal (1984) as Geetha
  129. Athirathram (1984) as Thulasi
  130. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984) as Gracy
  131. Adiyozhukkukal (1984) as Devyani
  132. Veendum Chalikkunna Chakram (1984)
  133. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984) as Ammukutty
  134. Sandharbham (1984) as Adv.Rajani
  135. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985) as Sophy
  136. Manyamahajanagale (1985) as Sainu
  137. Snehichakuttathinu (1985) as Yamuna
  138. Shantam Beekaram (1985)
  139. Vasantha Sena (1985) as Shylaja Varma
  140. Manassile Manpeda (1985)
  141. Oru Thettinte Katha (1985)
  142. Idanilangal (1985) as Chinnammu
  143. Janakeeya Kodathi (1985) as Anitha
  144. Anubandham (1985) as Sunanda
  145. Guruji Oru Vakku (1985) as Betty
  146. Gayathridevi Ente Amma (1985) as Gayatri Devi
  147. Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985) as Ammini
  148. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985) as Gauri
  149. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985) as Elsi
  150. Pappan Priyapetta Pappan (1986)
  151. Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  152. Surabhi Yaamangal (1986) as Sumithra
  153. Orayiram Ormakal (1986)
  154. Nilavinte Nattil (1986) as Lakshmi
  155. Ashtabandham (1986) as Ayisha
  156. Ente Sabdham (1986) as Sumathi
  157. Koodanayum Kaattu (1986) as Radhamani
  158. Chekkeraanoru Chilla (1986) as Nandhini
  159. Akalangalil (1986) as Vasanthi
  160. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986) as Parvathy
  161. Vartha (1986) as Radha
  162. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986) as Nirmala
  163. Aavanazhi (1986) as Radha
  164. Ee Kaikalil (1986) as Saritha
  165. Iniyethra Dooram (1987)
  166. Nadodikattu (1987) as Herself
  167. Naalkavala (1987) as Dr.Radha
  168. Ithrayum Kaalam (1987) as Anna
  169. Adimakal Udamakal (1987) as Radha
  170. Sarvakalasala (1987) as Sharadamani
  171. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988) as Gauri
  172. Evidence (1988) as Alphonsa
  173. Mattoral (1988) as Susheela
  174. Ormayil Ennum (1988) as Annie
  175. Paadha Mudra (1988)
  176. Abkari (1988)
  177. Sangham as Mollykutty
  178. Vicharana (1988) as Alice
  179. Mukthi (1988) as Radhamma
  180. Ayitham (1988) as Jagamma
  181. Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu (also known as Nineteen Twenty-One) (1988) as Radha
  182. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989) as Sreedevi
  183. Ashokettante Aswathikuttikku (1989)
  184. Mahayanam (1989) as Radhamma
  185. Arthana (1992)
  186. Olympian Anthony Adam (1999) as Principal Susanna Roy
  187. Sradha (2000) as Nandhini Balachandran
  188. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) as Subaidha
  189. Udayam (2004) as Subhadra
  190. Prajapathi (2006) as Indrani
  191. Pranayakalam (2007) as Anna
  192. Nagaram (2007) as Chintamani Ammalu
  193. Indraneelam (2007)
  194. Aayudham (2008) as Anwar's mother
  195. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009) as Lakshmikutty/Achamma
  196. Vella Thooval (2009) as Jiya's mother
  197. Four Friends (2010) as Surya's mother
  198. Naayika (2011) as Herself (Archive footage)
  199. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011) as Kunjannamma
  200. Naadakame Ulakam (2011) as Herself
  201. Manushyamrugam (2011) as Jaanu
  202. Geethaanjali (2013) as Annamma
  203. Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) as Herself (Archive footage)
  204. Sir C.P (2015) as Mary
  205. Kinar (2018) as Judge
  206. Oru Vaathil Kotta
  207. Stand Up (2019) as Dr.Asha

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Note
1973 Vijaya Uncredited
1974 Petha Manam Pithu
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro
1977 Penn Jenmam
1978 Andaman Kadhali Shanthi
1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu Rajee
1979 Padhai Marinaal
1979 Kamasasthiram Geetha
1979 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi Rani
1980 Kaali Anitha
1980 Ellam Un Kairasi Rani
1981 Kannitheevu Malli
1981 Enga Ooru Kannagi
1981 Sankarlal Seetha/Baabi
1982 Agni Sakshi
1983 Kai Varisai Roopa
1985 Kalyana Agthigal Valliammal
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 Pavithra's Grandmother
2020 Oh My Kadavule Judge
2021 Maara Paaru's Grandmother

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
2000 Jannal (Ammavukku rendula raaghu) Avayambal Raj TV Tamil
2004–2005 Chinna Papa Periya Papa Chinna Papa SUN TV Tamil Season 2
2007 Sneha Asianet Malayalam
2007 Thingalum Tharakangalum Amrita TV Malayalam
2007 Muhoortham Radha Asianet Malayalam
2007–2008 Manjal Magimai Kalaignar TV Tamil
2009–2013 Thangam Naachiyar SUN TV Tamil
2010–2011 Alaudinnte Albuthavilakku Fathima Asianet Malayalam
2011–2013 Ammakili Dr.Indu Asianet Malayalam [11]
2012 Aaha Star Vijay Tamil
2013–2017 Vamsam Thangamma / Ponnuthaayi SUN TV Tamil
2013 Nirakoottu Herself Kairali TV Malayalam
2013–2014 Ival Yamuna Lakshmi Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2015 Chinna Papa Periya Papa Chinna Papa (Special Appearance) SUN TV Tamil Season 3
2016 Amruthavarshini Saraswathy a.k.a. Sarasu Janam TV Malayalam
2019–2020 Kandukonden Kandukonden Anjana Devi Zee Tamil Tamil
2019 Thamarathumbi Dr.Merlin Surya TV Malayalam
2021 Sembaruthi Sundaravalli Zee Tamil Tamil Akilandeshwari's mother-in-law, Special appearance
Shows
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2009 Sangamam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam
2010 Rani Maharani Participant Surya TV Malayalam
2011 Vivel Big Break Judge Surya T.V. Malayalam
2014 Harmony Guest Asianet News Malayalam
2014 Celebrity Kitchen Guest Puthuyugam TV Tamil
2014 Nere Chovve Guest Manorama News Malayalam
2014 Comedy Festival Judge Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2015 JB junction Guest Kairali TV Malayalam
2016 Onnum Onnum Moonu Guest Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2016 Badai Bunglow Guest Asianet Malayalam
2016 Comedy Super Nite Guest Flowers TV Malayalam
2016 Comedy Utsavam Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016–2017 Malayali Veetamma Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2017 Lal Salam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam
2018 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2018 Straight Line Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
2018 Urvasi Theatres Mentor Asianet Malayalam
2018 Flowers Top Singer Judge Flowers TV Malayalam
2018 Utsavam Super Star Judge Flowers TV Malayalam
2019 Comedy Stars Season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2019 Ennum Seemayude Dhinangal Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
2020 Comedy Super Show Guest Flowers TV Malayalam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nair, Shobha (29 April 2005). "On a comeback trail". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 29 April 2005.
  2. ^ "Manorama Online Latest Malayalam News. Breaking News Events. News Updates from Kerala India". Manorama Online.
  3. ^ Ajithkumar, P. K. (25 April 2013). "Architect of blockbusters". The Hindu. Thiruvananthapuram, India. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. ^ Warrier, Sreejith (6 April 2015). "How a toddy shop rendezvous resulted in Avalude Ravukal". Malayala Manorama. Archived from the original on 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Avalude Raavukal". MalayalaChalachithram. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Avalude Raavukal". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  7. ^ "Vishudha Shanthi - Actress Seema in conversation with Didi". www.oldmalayalamcinema.wordpress.com. 27 January 2011.
  8. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times Of India. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 July 2013.
  9. ^ Seema (18 September 2012). സീമയെന്ന ഞാന്‍ [I am Seema]. Mathrubhumi (Interview) (in Malayalam). Interviewed by Didi Damodaran. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015.
  10. ^ Sebastian, Shevlin (20 May 2013). "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema". The New Indian Express.
  11. ^ "Malayalam channels". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 27 May 2011.

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