Vennira Aadai Nirmala

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Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Other names A. B. Shanthi, Ushakumari
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1965–present

Vennira Aadai Nirmala (born as A. B. Shanthi in Kumbakonam) is a Tamil actress. 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.[1][2]

Partial filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Malayalam: Credited as Ushakumari[edit]

  1. Sharjah To Sharjah (2001)
  2. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  3. Kilungaatha Changalakal (1981)
  4. Kaanthavalayam (1980)
  5. Iniyum Kaanaam (1979).... Nirmala
  6. Chakraayudham (1978)
  7. Velluvili (1978) .... Savithri
  8. Hemantharaathri (1978)
  9. Thacholi Ambu (1978)
  10. Sreemurukan (1977)
  11. Amba Ambika Ambaalika (1976)
  12. Maanishaada (1975)
  13. Thomasleeha (1975)
  14. Njaan Ninne Premikkunnu (1975)
  15. Suprabhaatham (1974)
  16. Durga (1974)
  17. Paavangal Pennungal (1973)
  18. Aashaachakram (1973)
  19. Shaasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu (1973).... Suvarna
  20. Thaniniram (1973)
  21. Jesus (1973)
  22. Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka (1972)
  23. Lora Nee Evide (1971)
  24. Panchavankaadu (1971)
  25. Dathuputhran (1970)
  26. Bheekara Nimishangal (1970).... Indira
  27. Cross Belt (1970).... Leela/Mrs.Robert
  28. Vivaahitha (1970).... Leela
  29. Janmabhoomi (1969)
  30. Koottukudumbam (1969)
  31. Vilakkappetta Bandhangal (1969)
  32. Punnapra Vayalar (1968)
  33. Yakshi (1968)
  34. Sahadharmini (1967)
  35. Maadatharuvi (1967)
  36. Thalirukal (1967)
  37. NGO (1967)
  38. Iruttinte Athmavu (1967) .... Prema
  39. Ramanan (1967).... Karthi
  40. Jeevikkaan Anuvadikkoo (1967)
  41. Station Master (1966)
  42. Kallippennu (1966)
  43. Chettathi (1965) .... Susheela
  44. Kaattuthulasi (1965)

Television Serials[edit]

  1. Deivamagal (Aired on Sun TV from 25 March 2013)

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Kannadasan Award in 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Randor Guy (2008-10-31). "Trend-setter". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  2. ^ M. Balaganessin (2007-04-03). "She wants novel role". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ Malathi Rangarajan (2009-07-03). "A gathering of greats". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-02-20.