Adoor Bhavani

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Adoor Bhavani
അടൂർ ഭവാനി
Adoor Bhavani.jpg
Born 1927
Adoor, Travancore, British Raj
Died 25 October 2009 (aged 82)
Pannivizha, Adoor, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Known for Janardhanan Pillai
Children Rajeev
Parent(s) K Raman Pillai, Kunjukunjamma

Adoor Bhavani (Malayalam: അടൂർ ഭവാനി; 1927 – 25 October 2009) was an Indian actress in Malayalam movies, best known for her appearance in the National Award-winning film Chemmeen (1965), directed by Ramu Kariat. She had acted in about 450 films, including Mudiyanaya Puthran, Thulabharam, Kallichellamma, and Anubhavangal Paalichakal.[1] Her last film was K. Madhu directed Sethurama Iyer CBI. She was also a stage actress and was associated with popular theatre group KPAC.[2]

Bhavani was born in Adoor in Travancore.[3] Her sister, Adoor Pankajam, was also a Malayalam film actress. Adoor Bhavani died on 25 October 2009.[4]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

In 1969 Bhavani won the Kerala state film award for the second best actress for the film Kallichellamma. She was awarded the Chalachithra Saparya Lifetime Achievement award by Mathrubhumi-Medimix in 2002.[5][6] In 2008, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy honoured Bhavani and Pankajam for their overall contributions to theatre and drama.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Mary
2000 Kannaadikkadavathu Thumbi's grandmother
2000 Mark Antony
1998 Gloria Fernandez From USA Thandamma
1998 Meenathil Thalikettu Kaimal's grandmother
1998 Oro Viliyum Kathorthu Lakshmi
1997 Gajarajamanthram Hostel Warden
1996 Kadhapurushan Midwife
1996 British Market Bhavani
1996 Hitler Bhargavi
1995 Radholsavam Seethamma's grandmother
1995 Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava Premachandran's grandmother
1995 Mangala Soothram Narayaniyamma
1995 Thovalapookkal
1995 Thirumanassu Ammini
1995 Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka Pankajavalli
1995 Thumbolikadappuram Thara's grandma
1995 Minnaminuginum Minnukettu Paruvamma
1995 Punnaram
1995 Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary Deenamma&Annamma
1994 Dadha Teaseller lady
1994 Bhagyavan Devaki
1994 Chanakya Soothrangal Venu's Mother
1994 Vardakyapuranam
1993 Ponnuchami
1993 Oru Kadamkatha Pole
1993 Injakkadan Mathai and Sons Shanthamma
1992 Kudumbasammetham Peramma
1992 Ardram Karithalla
1992 Sathya Prathinja Sreedharan's mother
1991 Keli Paruvamma
1991 Arangu
1991 Souhridam Karthyayaniyamma
1991 Kottayam Kunjachan 'Maramkeri' Mariyamma
1991 Chanchattam Yamuna's Grand Mother
1991 Akashakottayile Sulthan Pappy's Sister
1991 Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu Bhageerathi
1991 Koodikazhcha Mathchan's mother
1990 Ponnaranjaanam
1990 Purappadu Eli
1989 Jagratha Mary
1989 Oru Sayanathinte Swapnam Veronica
1988 Rugmini Chinnuvakkan
1988 Sanghunadam Thulasi's mother
1988 Aalilakkuruvikal
1988 Janmantharam Aliyamma
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Mary
1987 Athinumappuram
1987 Achuvettante Veedu Mary
1987 Nirabedhangal Maya's grandmother
1986 Nimishangal Karthyayani
1986 Nyayavidhi Kochanna
1986 Snehamulla Simham Paruvamma
1986 Oppam Oppathinoppam Karthyayani
1986 Swami Sree Narayanan Guru
1986 T. P. Balagopalan M.A. Balagopalan's grandmother
1985 Oru Nokku Kanan Kathreena
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Naniyamma
1985 Kandu Kandarinju Chellamma
1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil
1985 Aviduthepole Ivideyum Muthassi
1984 Ethirppukal Bhargaviyamma
1984 Manithali Chenachi umma
1984 Muthodu Muthu
1984 Uyarangalil Johnie's Mother
1984 April 18 Naniyamma
1983 Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback Vishalakshi's mother
1983 Rugma Rugma's Grandmother
1982 Shari Alla Sharada
1982 Chiriyo Chiri Neena's grandmother
1982 Vidhichathum Kothichathum Santhamma
1982 Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla Maniyan's mother
1982 Njanonnu Parayatte Eli
1981 Kadathu
1981 Veliyattam Mariya
1981 Palangal Ramankutty's Mother
1980 Thaliritta Kinakkal Karthyayaniyamma
1980 Saraswatheeyamam
1980 Aniyatha Valakal Lakshmi
1980 Ambalavilakku Gopi's Mother
1979 Sarpam
1979 Kannukal Kalyani
1979 Sarapanjaram
1979 Peruvazhiyambalam
1979 Valeduthavan Valal
1979 Ival Oru Nadodi
1979 Pratheeksha
1979 Jeevitam Oru Gaanam Mariyamma
1979 Kayalum Kayarum Devaki
1979 Mochanam
1979 Choola
1979 Kaliyankattu Neeli Gouriyamma
1978 Kodiyettam Santhamma's Mother
1978 Rowdy Ramu
1978 Ashtamudikkaayal
1978 Arum Anyaralla Devaki
1978 Kaithappu
1978 Vadakakku Oru Hridayam Karthyayani
1978 Iniyum Puzhayozhukum Celin's Servant
1977 Yudhakandam
1977 Sreemurugan
1977 Kodiyettam Santhamma's mother
1977 Poojakkedukkatha Pookkal Narayanan's Mother
1976 Srishti
1976 Neelasari
1976 Yakshagaanam Rajani's Mother
1974 Nellu Pempi
1973 Swapnam
1973 Manushyaputhran Madhavi
1973 Udayam Bhavaniyamma
1973 Divyadarshanam Ammukutty
1973 Yamini Govindan's Mother
1973 Panitheeratha Veedu
1973 Mazhakkaru Malathi's Mother
1972 Akkarapacha
1972 Chembarathi Kalyani
1972 Maya Kalyani
1972 Swayamvaram Janaki
1972 Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Kalyani
1972 Mayiladum Kunnu
1971 Puthenveedu
1971 Karakanakadal Maria
1971 Bobanum Moliyum
1971 Vithukal
1971 Vilakkyu Vaangiya Veena Bharathi
1970 Kurukshethram
1970 Pearl View Annie
1970 Kakkathampuratti
1970 Vivaham Swargathil
1970 Thara Saraswathy
1969 Nadi Kunjeli
1969 Adimakal Karthiyayini
1969 Kallichellamma Valliyakka
1969 Virunnukari Kalyani
1969 Kadalpaalam Khadeeja
1968 Thulabharam
1065 Odayil Ninnu
1965 Chemmeen Chakki
1965 Kalyana Photo Parvuamma
1965 Shyamala Chechi Parvathiyamma
1963 Ninamaninja Kalpadukal Rahel
1962 Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi Ealiyamma
1962 Bhagyajathakam Bhargaviyamma
1961 Mudiyanaya Puthran Rajan's mother
1957 Padatha Painkili Paaru
1953 Sheriyo Thetto

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