Geetha (actress)

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Geetha
Born Geetha
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress

Geetha is an Indian actress who has performed in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films. She debuted in the Tamil language film Bairavi as Rajinikanth's sister. Since then she has acted in over 200 films in all South Indian languages, and in a few Hindi films.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Geetha made her cinematic debut through the 1978 Tamil film Bairavi as the titular character in which she played Rajinikanth's sister. She was a student of class seven when she was cast for the film.[3] Her performance as Indira in the 1986 Malayalam film Panchagni,[4] 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".[3] The same year she had more Malayalam releases such as Sukhamo Devi, Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku, Aavanazhi and Geetham, which made her a popular actress in Malayalam cinema.[3] She won the State award for the second best actress in 1989 for Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.[3]

Her notable Kannada movies are with Dr. Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan and Ambarish. Some of her notable movies include Aruna Raaga, Devatha Manushya, Shruthi Seridaaga, Aakasmika with Dr. Rajkumar. Other films are Eradu Rekhegalu, Police Mathu Dada, Mareyada Manikya and Aruna Raaga.

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.

After her marriage in 1997, 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.

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

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Filmography[edit]

In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Salala Mobiles Safiyumma
2013 EMSum Penkuttiyum Filming
2013 North 24 Kaatham Hari's mother
2013 Progress Report Radhika
2013 Zachariayude Garbhinikal Sister Jasmine Jennifer Nominated - 61st Filmfare Awards South for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Mallu Singh Harinder's Mother
2012 Masters Daksha's mother
2010 Anwar Anwar's mother
2008 Novel
2007 Panthaya Kozhi Madhavi
2007 November Rain Indira
2007 Mouryan
2004 Shambu Shankari Mayadevan
2004 Greetings Kasthuri
2002 Sisiram
2001 Kinnaram Cholli Cholli
2001 Yaamini
2000 Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal Menon's wife
1997 Sankeerthanam Pole Achamma
1997 Kannur
1997 Five Star Hospital
1997 Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu
1996 Yuvathurki Ambikaratnam
1995 Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam Dr.Padmaja
1995 Ezharakoottam Susan
1995 Prayikkara Pappan Gauri
1995 Dominic Presentation Police Officer
1995 Street Teacher
1995 Sreeragam Indu
1995 Saadaram Seetha
1994 Sankeerthanam Unreleased film
1994 Nandini Oppol Nandini Oppol
1994 Rajadhani Collector Asha
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Guest Appearance
1994 Bharanakoodam
1994 Chief Minister K. R. Gowthami Gouthami
1994 Rudraksham Rathnam
1993 Valtsalyam Malathy
1993 Bhoomi Geetham
1993 City Police Doctor
1993 Ekalavyan Maya Menon
1993 Janam Susheela
1993 Ghoshayaathra Shakeela
1993 Mafia Sandra
1993 Oru Kadankatha Pole
1993 Paithrukam Gayathri
1993 Uppukandam Brothers Alice Uppukandam
1993 Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Suja Cheriyan
1992 Mahaan
1992 Aadhaaram Sethulakshmi Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
1992 Kunjikuruvi
1992 Priyapetta Kukku Kukkoo's Mother
1992 Thalastaanam Meera Menon
1992 Welcome to Kodaikanal Doctor
1992 Sathyaprathinja
1991 Arangu
1991 Inspector Balram Seetha Kapoor
1991 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Adv.Vasantha
1991 Abhimanyu Kiran
1991 Parallel College Sridevi
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Usha
1991 Athirathan Sureshgopi's wife
1991 Irrikku M.D. Akathudu
1990 Iyer the Great Vani
1990 Indrajaalam Jayanthi
1990 Lal Salam SethuLakshmi
1990 Radha Madhavam Actress Sudha
1990 Nair Saab Seetha/Savitri
1990 Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha Kunji Second Best Actress
1989 Chakkikotha Chankaran Shailaja
1988 Bhadrachitta Bhadra
1988 Vaishali Malini
1988 Innaleyude Baaki
1988 Theruvu Narthaki Rema
1987 Athinumappuram Rekha
1987 Amrutham Gamaya Bhanu
1987 Sruthi Subhadra Thampuratti
1987 Vrutham Radha
1987 Rithubhedam Devu
1987 Nirabhedhangal Shalini
1986 Sayam Sandhya Uma
1986 Geetham Aparna/Atheena
1986 Veendum
1986 Ente Sonia Anitha Unreleased film
1986 Aavanazhi Seetha
1986 Rareeram Radha teacher
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Sreedevi
1986 Panchagni Indira
1986 Sukhamo Devi Thara
1980 Pappu
1979 Maalika Paniyunnavar
1979 Peruvazhiyambalam

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Meenakshi
2013 Brindavana
2010 Mr. Theertha Annapoorna
1996 Jenina Hole
1993 Nigooda Rahasya
1993 Sangharsha Vishnuvardhan's pair
1993 Aakasmika Indira
1990 Sabarimala Sree Ayyappan Dubbed into Malayalam with same name.
1990 Ramarajyadalli Rakshasaru
1990 Aavesha
1989 Jackey With Ambarish
1989 Madhuri
1988 Shiva Mecchida Kannappa
1988 Ramanna Shamanna
1988 Mithileya Seetheyaru Vishnuvardhan's pair
1988 Devatha Manushya
1987 Shruthi Seridaaga Rajakumar's Wife
1987 Hrudaya Pallavi
1986 Nenapina Doni Ananthnag's girlfriend
1986 Anuraga Aralithu
1986 Mrugaalaya Ambarish's girlfriend
1986 Aruna Raaga Ananthnag's girlfriend
1985 Veeradhi Veera Vishnuvardhan's pair
1985 Mareyada Manikya Vishnuvardhan's pair
1985 Dhruva Thare Sudha
1985 Giri Baale With Ambarish, Shobhana
1985 Goonda Guru Ambarish's girlfriend
1985 Mamatheya Madilu Ambarish's Wife
1985 Devarelliddaane Ambarish's Wife
1984 Prachanda Kulla Vishnuvardhan's pair
1984 Aaradhane Vishnuvardhan's pair
1984 Ramapurada Ravana Ananth Nag's Wife

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2011 180 Jayam
2009 Villu Shaan's wife
2008 Kuselan Headmistress
2008 Santhosh Subramaniam Lakshmi
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Guru's Mother
2007 Something Something ... Unakkum Enakkum Janaki
2005 Sivakasi Muthappa's Mother
1998 Jeans Nazer's wife
1998 Kizhakkum Merkkum Thillai
1996 Kalki Chellamma
1996 Kuruthipunal Zeenath
1991 Azhakan Kanmani
1991 Thalapathi Devaraj's Wife Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as Dalapathi
1990 Urudhi Mozhi
1990 Salem Vishnu Lakshmi
1990 Keladi Kanmani SP Balasubramayam's wife
1989 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Gowri
1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
1988 En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Raguvaran's Sister
1981 Garjanai
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum The receptionist
1978 Bairavi Bairavi

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Shadow Lakshmi (Rajaram's mother)
2012 Tuneega Tuneega
2008 King King's Mother Dubbed into Malayalam with same name.
2006 Pournami Prabhas Mother
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Janaki
2003 Okkadu Vasundhara
2003 Johnny Johnny's mother
1993 Varasudu Nagarjuna's mother
1992 Aapad Bandhavudu Lalitha
1990 Kokila
1989 Black Tiger
1983 Saagara Sangamam Dancer Dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli and
dubbed into Malayalam with same name.
1982 Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu Sridevi
1981 Thodu Dongalu Jaya
1981 Kondaveeti Simham
1980 Thathayya Premaleelalu
1979 Karthika Deepam Geetha
1979 Andamaina Anubhavam
1978 Manavoori Pandavulu Sinni

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
1984 Yeh Desh

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