Geetha (actress)

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Geetha
Born Geetha
1962
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 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) directed by the veteran Director M Baskar of Oscar Movies. 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] When she got handful of movies she discontinued her studies at eight th class to concentrate on movie career.[4] Her performance as Indira in the 1986 Malayalam film Panchagni,[5] 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 Dhruvataare ','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.

[6] 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 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 Vasundhara
1997 Sankeerthanam Pole Achamma
1997 Kannur Aswathy
1997 Five Star Hospital Dr.Subbalakshmi
1997 Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu Mary
1996 Yuvathurki Ambikaratnam
1995 Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam Dr.Padmaja
1995 Ezharakoottam Susan
1995 Prayikkara Pappan Gauri
1995 Dominic Presentation Indu Varma IPS
1995 Street Teacher
1995 Sreeragam Indu
1995 Saadaram Seetha
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 Dr.Jessy
1993 Ekalavyan Maya Menon
1993 Janam Susheela
1993 Ghoshayaathra Shakeela
1993 Mafia Sandra
1993 Oru Kadankatha Pole Sister
1993 Paithrukam Gayathri
1993 Uppukandam Brothers Alice Uppukandam
1993 Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Suja Cheriyan
1992 Mahaan Neena Fernandez
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 Sumala
1991 Arangu Aparna Menon
1991 Inspector Balram Seetha Kapoor
1991 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Adv.Vasantha
1991 Abhimanyu Kiran
1991 Parallel College Sridevi
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Usha
1991 Athirathan Devu
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
1986 Aavanazhi Seetha
1986 Rareeram Radha teacher
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Sreedevi
1986 Panchagni Indira
1986 Sukhamo Devi Thara
1981 Garjanam Dr.Vijay's sister
1980 Pappu
1979 Maalika Paniyunnavar
1979 Thirakal Ezhuthiya Kavitha
1979 Peruvazhiyambalam

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Co-Cast Notes
2015 Shivam
2013 Meenakshi
2013 Brindavana
2010 Mr. Theertha Acted as Annapoorna
1996 Jenina Hole
1993 Sangharsha Vishnuvardhan Acted as Indira
1993 Aakasmika Rajkumar
1991 Naagini Shankar Nag
1990 Nigooda Rahasya Shankar Nag
1990 Panchama Veda
1990 Sabarimala Swami Ayyappa Dubbed into Malayalam with same name
1990 Aavesha Shankar Nag
1989 Jackey Ambarish
1990 Samsara Nauke Ambarish
1989 Madhuri Vinod Alva
1988 Shiva Mecchida Kannappa Rajkumar
1988 Ramanna Shamanna Ambarish
1988 Mithileya Seetheyaru Vishnuvardhan
1988 Devatha Manushya Rajkumar
1987 Shruthi Seridaaga Rajkumar
1987 Hrudaya Pallavi
1986 Nenapina Doni Ananth Nag
1986 Anuraga Aralithu Rajkumar
1986 Mrugaalaya Ambarish
1986 Aruna Raaga Ananth Nag Winner - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
1985 Veeradhi Veera Vishnuvardhan
1985 Mareyada Manikya Vishnuvardhan
1985 Dhruva Thare Rajkumar Acted as Sudha
1985 Giri Baale Ambarish
1985 Goonda Guru Ambarish
1985 Mamatheya Madilu Ambarish
1985 Devarelliddaane Ambarish
1984 Prachanda Kulla Vishnuvardhan
1984 Aaradhane Vishnuvardhan
1984 Ramapurada Ravana Ananth Nag

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2011 180 Jayam
2010 Ithu Kadhal Uthirum Kaalam
2009 Villu Shaan's wife
2009 Thoranai Murugan's mother
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 Meiyaththa
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi
1998 Kizhakkum Merkkum Thillai
1997 Abhimanyu Kausalya and Ranjitha
1996 Kalki Chellamma
1996 Kuruthipunal Zeenath
1996 Vetri Vinayagar
1994 Uzhiyan
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram
1993 Dharmaseelan
1992 Mr. Prasad
1991 Azhakan Kanmani
1991 Thalapathi Selvi Dubbed into Telugu and Hindi as Dalapathi
1991 Vigneshwar
1991 Thayamma Kalyani
1990 Urudhi Mozhi
1990 Salem Vishnu Lakshmi
1990 Keladi Kanmani SP Balasubramayam's wife
1989 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Gowri
1988 En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Raguvaran's Sister
1988 Oomai Thurai
1988 Kaliyugam
1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
1983 Muthu Engal Sothu
1982 Katrukenna Veli
1983 Salangai Oli Dance assistant
1982 Pannaipurathu Pandavargal
1981 Mohana Punnagai
1981 Garjanai Dr.Vijay's sister
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum The receptionist
1978 Bairavi Bairavi Geetha was introduced in this film by Director 'Oscar Movies M Baskar';

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
1993 Nippu Ravva Lawyer Gayatri
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 Ravi's wife
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 [Ritu] [Same Role Played By Sumalatha in Original Telugu Film Gangleader]
1984 Yeh Desh

Television[edit]

  • American Dreams (Asianet)
  • Sthreethvam (Suryatv)
  • Kaialavu Manasu (Rajshri)
  • Rajakumari (Suntv)


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