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

Filmography[edit]

Film Language Year Role
Salala Mobiles Malayalam 2014 Safiyumma
Meenakshi[6] Kannada 2013
Shadow (2013 film) Telugu 2013
North 24 Kaatham Malayalam 2013 Hari's mother
Progress Report Malayalam 2013 Radhika
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Malayalam 2013 Sister Jasmine Jennifer
Brindavana[6] Kannada 2013
Mallu Singh Malayalam 2012 Harinder's Mother
Masters Malayalam 2012 Daksha's mother
Tuneega Tuneega Telugu 2012
180 Tamil/Telugu 2011 Jayam
Anwar Malayalam 2010 Anwar's mother
Mr. Theertha Kannada 2010 Annapoorna
Villu Tamil 2009 Shaan's wife
Kuselan Tamil 2008 Headmistress
King Telugu 2008 King's Mother
Santhosh Subramaniam Tamil 2008 Lakshmi
Azhagiya Tamizh Magan Tamil 2007 Guru's Mother
Panthaya Kozhi Malayalam 2007 Madhavi
November Rain Malayalam 2007 Indira
Something Something ... Unakkum Enakkum Tamil 2007 Janaki
Mouryan Malayalam 2007
Novel Malayalam 2007
Sivakasi Tamil 2005 Muthappa's Mother
Pournami Telugu 2005 Prabhas Mother
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Telugu 2005 Janaki
Shambu Malayalam 2004 Shankari Mayadevan
Greetings Malayalam 2004 Kasthuri
Okkadu Telugu 2003 Vasundhara
Johnny Telugu 2003 Johnny's mother
Sneha Malayalam 2002
Sisiram Malayalam 2002
Kinnaram Cholli Cholli Malayalam 2001
Yaamini Malayalam 2001
Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal Malayalam 2000 Menon's wife
Jeans Tamil 1998 Nazer's wife
Kizhakkum Merkkum Tamil 1998 Thillai
Sankeerthanam Pole Malayalam 1997 Achamma
Kannur Malayalam 1997
Five Star Hospital Malayalam 1997
Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu Malayalam 1997
Kalki Tamil 1996 Chellamma
Jenina Hole[6] Kannada 1996
Yuvathurki Malayalam 1996 Ambikaratnam
Kuruthipunal Tamil 1996 Zeenath
Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam Malayalam 1995 Dr.Padmaja
Ezharakoottam Malayalam 1995 Susan
Prayikkara Pappan Malayalam 1995 Gauri
Domnic Presentation Malayalam 1995 Police Officer
Street Malayalam 1995 Teacher
Sreeragam Malayalam 1995 Indu
Saadaram Malayalam 1995 Seetha
Nandini Oppol Malayalam 1994 Nandini Oppol
Rajadhani Malayalam 1994 Collector Asha
Sukham Sukhakaram Malayalam 1994 Guest Appearance
Bharanakoodam Malayalam 1994
Chief Minister K R Gouthami Malayalam 1994 Gouthami
Rudraksham Malayalam 1994 Rathnam
Nigooda Rahasya[6] Kannada 1993
Valtsalyam Malayalam 1993 Malathy
Bhoomi Geetham Malayalam 1993
City Police Malayalam 1993 Doctor
Eklavyan Malayalam 1993 Maya Menon
Janam Malayalam 1993 Susheela
Khoshayathra Malayalam 1993 Shakeela
Mafia Malayalam 1993 Sandra
Oru Kadankatha Pole Malayalam 1993
Paithrukam Malayalam 1993 Gayathri
Uppukandam Brothers Malayalam 1993 Alice Uppukandam
Varasudu Telugu 1993 Nagarjuna's mother
Sangharsha Kannada 1993 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Aakasmika Kannada 1993 Indira
Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Malayalam 1993 Suja Cheriyan
Mahaan Malayalam 1992
Aapad Bandhavudu Telugu 1992 Lalitha
Aaj Ka Goonda Raaj Telugu 1992
Aadhaaram Malayalam 1992 Sethulakshmi
Kunjikuruvi Malayalam 1992
Priyapetta Kukku Malayalam 1992 Kukkoo's Mother
Thalastaanam Malayalam 1992 Meera Menon
Welcome to Kodaikanal Malayalam 1992 Doctor
Sathyaprathinja Malayalam 1992
Azhakan Tamil 1991 Kanmani
Thalapathi Tamil 1991 Devaraj's Wife
Arangu Malayalam 1991
Inspector Balram Malayalam 1991 Seetha Kapoor
Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Malayalam 1991 Adv.Vasantha
Abhimanyu Malayalam 1991 Kiran
Parallel College Malayalam 1991 Sridevi
Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam 1991 Usha
Athirathan Malayalam 1991 Sureshgopi's wife
Irikku MD Akathundu Malayalam 1991
Salem Vishnu Tamil 1990 Lakshmi
Ramarajyadalli Rakshasaru Kannada 1990
Iyer the Great Malayalam 1990 Vani
Indrajaalam Malayalam 1990 Jayanthi
Aavesha Kannada 1990
Keladi Kanmani Tamil 1990 SP Balasubramayam's wife
Lal Salam Malayalam 1990 SethuLakshmi
Radha Madhavam Malayalam 1990 Actress Sudha
Nair Saab Malayalam 1990 Seetha/Savitri
Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha Malayalam 1990 Kunji
Sabarimala Sree Ayyappan Malayalam 1990
Kokila Telugu 1990
Chakkikotha Chankaran Malayalam 1989 Shailaja
Black Tiger Telugu 1989
Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Tamil 1989 Gowri
Jackey Kannada 1989 With Ambarish
Madhuri Kannada 1989
Police Mathu Dada Kannada 1988 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Bhadrachitta Malayalam 1988 Bhadra
Mithileya Seetheyaru Kannada 1988 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Devatha Manushya Kannada 1988
Vaishali Malayalam 1988 Malini
En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Tamil 1988 Raguvaran's Sister
Innaleyude Baaki Malayalam 1988
Theruvu Narthaki Malayalam 1988 Rema
Athinumappuram Malayalam 1987 Rekha
Amrutham Gamaya Malayalam 1987 Bhanu
Sruthi Malayalam 1987 Subhadra Thampuratti
Vrutham Malayalam 1987 Radha
Rithubetham Malayalam 1987 Devu
Nirabhedhangal Malayalam 1987 Sunitha Mother Shalini
Shruthi Seridaaga Kannada 1987 Rajakumar's Wife
Hrudaya Pallavi Kannada 1987
Nenapina Doni Kannada 1986 Ananthnag's girlfriend
Anuraga Aralithu Kannada 1986
Sayam Sandhya Malayalam 1986 Uma
Mrugaalaya Kannada 1986 Ambarish's girlfriend
Geetham Malayalam 1986 Aparna/Atheena
Veendum Malayalam 1986
Ente Sonia Malayalam 1986 Anitha
Aavanazhi Malayalam 1986 Seetha
Rareeram Malayalam 1986 Radha teacher
Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Malayalam 1986 Sreedevi
Panchagni Malayalam 1986 Indira
Sukhamo Devi Malayalam 1986 Thara
Aruna Raaga Kannada 1986 Ananthnag's girlfriend
Veeradhiveera Kannada 1985 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Mareyada Manikya Kannada 1985 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Dhruva Thare Kannada 1985 Sudha
Giri Baale Kannada 1985 With Ambarish, Shobhana
Goonda Guru Kannada 1985 Ambarish's girlfriend
Mamatheya Madilu Kannada 1985 Ambarish's Wife
Devarelliddaane Kannada 1985 Ambarish's Wife
Prachanda Kulla Kannada 1984 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Aaradhane Kannada 1984 Vishnuvardhan's pair
Ramapurada Ravana Kannada 1984 Ananth Nag's Wife
Eradu Rekhegalu Kannada 1984 Srinath's wife
Saagara Sangamam Telugu 1983 Dancer
Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu Telugu 1982 Sridevi
Thodu Dongalu Telugu 1981 Jaya
Garjanai Tamil 1981
Kondaveeti Simham Telugu 1981
Thathayya Premaleelalu Telugu 1980
Pappu Malayalam 1980
Karthika Deepam Telugu 1979 Geetha
Andamaina Anubhavam Telugu 1979
Ninaithale Inikkum Tamil 1979
Maalika paniyunnavar Malayalam 1979
Peruvazhiyambalam Malayalam 1979
Manavoori Pandavulu Telugu 1978 Sinni
Bairavi Tamil 1978 Bairavi

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