Vennira Aadai Nirmala

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Vennira Aadai Nirmala (born as A. B. Shanthi in Kumbakonam) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.

Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Born
Shanthi

(1948-06-28) 28 June 1948 (age 72)
Other namesShanthadevi, Nirmala, Ushakumari
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1965–present
Parent(s)Father : Balakrishnan Mother : Rukmani
Websitehttp://venniraaadainirmala.com/


Personal lifeEdit

She is born as Shanthi to Balakrishnan and Rukmani at Kumbakonam. She has three siblings. She remains unmarried. [1]

Acting CareerEdit

Debuting through C. V. Sridhar's Vennira Aadai in 1965, she has appeared in over 200 films in Tamil. She has acted in around 50 films in Malayalam with the screen name Usha Kumari. In addition to her acting career, Nirmala is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.[2][3] She acts in the TV series Deivamagal in her own house.

Political CareerEdit

M. G. Ramachandran had adopted her as his sister and wanted to be his heir in politics. But she refused.[4] MGR had nominated her to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council. Her swearing in ceremony was scheduled for 23 April 1986. Nirmala had earlier declared insolvency and according to Article 102-(1)(c) of the Indian Constitution, an insolvent person can not serve as a member of parliament or state legislature.[5][6]

This annulment made Nirmala's nomination valid and the writ petition against it was dismissed. However, Nirmala withdrew her nomination to the council. Miffed with this incident, MGR decided to abolish the council.[7]

FilmographyEdit

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TamilEdit

Malayalam: Credited as UshakumariEdit

  1. Sharjah To Sharjah (2001)
  2. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  3. Kilungaatha Changalakal (1981)
  4. Kaanthavalayam (1980)
  5. Bhakthahanuman (1980)
  6. Ashwaradham(1980) as Lakshmi
  7. Iniyum Kaanaam (1979) as Nirmala
  8. Veerabhadran (1979)
  9. Randil Onnu (1978)
  10. Chakraayudham (1978)
  11. Velluvili (1978) as Savithri
  12. Hemantharaathri (1978)
  13. Thacholi Ambu (1978)
  14. Guruvayoor Keshavan (1977)
  15. Sreemurukan (1977)
  16. Amba Ambika Ambaalika (1976) as Sathyavathi
  17. Maanishaada (1975)
  18. Thomasleeha (1975)
  19. Njaan Ninne Premikkunnu (1975) as Gracy
  20. Suprabhaatham (1974)
  21. Durga (1974)
  22. Paavangal Pennungal (1973)
  23. Aashaachakram (1973)
  24. Shaasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu (1973) as Suvarna
  25. Thaniniram (1973)
  26. Thenaruvi (1973) as Thulasi
  27. Jesus (1973) as Mary Magdalna
  28. Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka (1972) as Maalu
  29. Lora Nee Evide (1971) as Lora
  30. Panchavankaadu (1971) as Devamma
  31. Dathuputhran (1970) as Omana
  32. Bheekara Nimishangal (1970) as Indira
  33. Cross Belt (1970) as Leela/Mrs.Robert
  34. Vivaahitha (1970) as Leela
  35. Janmabhoomi (1969) as Madhavi
  36. Koottukudumbam (1969) as Radhika
  37. Vilakkappetta Bandhangal (1969)
  38. Punnapra Vayalar (1968) as Chinnamma
  39. Yakshi (1968) as Vijayalakshmi
  40. Sahadharmini (1967)
  41. Maadatharuvi (1967)
  42. Thalirukal (1967)
  43. NGO (1967)
  44. Sheelavathi (1967) as Saraswathi
  45. Iruttinte Athmavu (1967) as Prema
  46. Ramanan (1967) as Karthi
  47. Jeevikkaan Anuvadikkoo (1967)
  48. Kayamkulam Kochunni (1966) as Nabeesa
  49. Station Master (1966) as Geetha & Omana
  50. Kallippennu (1966) as Kallippennu
  51. Chettathi (1965) as Susheela
  52. Kaattuthulasi (1965) as Thulasi

TeluguEdit

KannadaEdit

  • Sri Renukadevi Mahathme (1975)
  • Kari Naga (1985)

Television serialsEdit

Year Title Role Channel
2000 Micro Thodargal- Mounam Oru Bashai Raj TV
2004–2006 Kalki Jaya TV
2008 Manikoondu Parvathi Devi Sun TV
2013–2018 Deivamagal Janaki Chidambaram

Awards and honoursEdit

  • Kannadasan Award in 2009[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.mangalam.com/news/detail/347308-interviews-actress-usha-kumari-interview.html
  2. ^ Randor Guy (31 October 2008). "Trend-setter". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. ^ M. Balaganessin (3 April 2007). "She wants novel role". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  4. ^ The two women who took on Jayalalithaa
  5. ^ Rs. 4.5 lakh-fine slapped on `Vennira Aadai' Nirmala
  6. ^ Court imposes Rs. 4.65-lakh fine on Vennira Adai Nirmala
  7. ^ TN to get back Upper House
  8. ^ Malathi Rangarajan (3 July 2009). "A gathering of greats". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2013.