Neelima Rani

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Neelima Esai Rani
OccupationActress and Producer

Neelima Rani is an Indian film actress and a model who is mainly known for her roles in Tamil-language soap operas and movies. She has turned producer with K. S. Adhiyaman's comedy film Amali Thumali. She also produced Zee Tamil series Niram Maaratha Pookkal.


Neelima started her career in Oru Pennin Kathai when she was in school. In her summer vacations she also did feature films like Thevar Magan, Virumbugiren and Pandavar Bhoomi. When she was 15 she played the second heroine role in Acham Madam Pairyppu — Brindavanam. She acted in the 850 episode Sun TV serial, Metti Oli in 2002.[1]

In 2011, she announced that she would place roles on television serials behind her priorities to star in feature films.[2] Her role as Karthi's friend in Naan Mahaan Alla won her Edison Award for Best Supporting Actress, before she went on to portray another pivotal role in Muran.

The actress has turned producer with K. S. Adhiyaman's venture Amali Thumali, a comedy film featuring Nakul, Shanthnu and Santhanam in the lead roles. Her duties as producer meant she had to oversea work in Fiji and thus she had to quit her role in the television serial, Thendral. After her resignation, she worked with the world record Sun TV serial, Vani Rani, in a pivotal role called 'Dimple'.[3]



Year Film Role Notes
1992 Thevar Magan As child artist
2001 Pandavar Bhoomi As child artist
2002 Album As child artist
2002 Virumbugiren As child artist
2003 Dum
2005 Priyasakhi
2006 Idhaya Thirudan Anitha
Thimiru Srimathi's Friend
Aanivaer Sivashanthi
2007 Mozhi Preethi
2008 Santosh Subramaniam Sreenivasan's wife
2009 Rajadhi Raja Lakshmi
Silanthi Selvi
2010 Pugaippadam
Rasikkum Seemane
Naan Mahaan Alla Sudha Edison Award for Best Supporting Actress
2011 Muran Anitha
2012 Mithivedi Selvi
Kaadhal Padhai
2013 Mathil Mel Poonai
Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum Chandru's sister-in-law
2014 Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Suja
2016 Vaaliba Raja Chithra Kala
2017 Kuttram 23 Kaushalya
Yaazh Tamil Selvi
2018 Mannar Vagaiyara Easwari
Ghajinikanth Gayathri
2019 Sathru Kathiresan sister-in-law


Year Title Role Language Notes Channel
1998–1999 Idi Kadha Kaadu Radhika's daughter , Child Artiste Telugu
1998 Oru Pennin Kathai Child Artiste Tamil
1998 Theerpu Child Artiste Telugu
1998 Ahalya Child Artiste Malayalam
2002 Aasai Veni Tamil
2002–2003 Acham Madam Airyppu Brindavanam 2rd Female Lead Sun TV
2003–2005 Metti Oli Sakthi Selvam Supporting Role Sun TV
2004–2009 Kolangal Rekha Arjun Supporting Role Sun TV
2005–2007 En Thozhi En Kadhali En Manaivi Devi Female Lead Vijay TV
2006–2010 Kasthuri Dhanam Supporting Role Sun TV
2007–2012 Athipookal Renuka Supporting Role Sun TV
2008 Manikoondu Mahalakshmi Supporting Role Sun TV
2009 Bhavani Bhavani Supporting Role Kalaignar TV
2009–2012 Idhayam Sumathi Supporting Role Sun TV
2009–2012 Chellamay Amudha Supporting Role Sun TV
2009–2012 Thendral Lavanya Supporting Role Sun TV
2013–2015 Mahabharatham Goddess Rukmini Supporting Role Sun TV
2014–2018 Vani Rani Dimple Female Lead Sun TV
2014–2015 Azhagiya Snehitiye Host Zee Tamil
2014–2018 Thamarai Sneha/Kavitha Female Lead Sun TV
2016 Thaali Kattu Subhavela Avani Telugu Female Lead Maa TV
2016–2018 Thalayanai Pookal Malliga Tamil Main Antagonist Zee Tamil
2018–present Aranmanai Kili Durga Raghavan Tamil Main Antagonist Vijay TV

As Producer[edit]

Year Title Channel Language
2017–present Niram Maaratha Pookkal Zee Tamil Tamil


  1. ^ P Sangeetha (5 March 2011). "TV is Neelima's first love". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  2. ^ P Sangeetha (21 July 2010). "Neelima to shift her focus". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ Janani Karthik (17 January 2013). "Neelima Rani turns producer". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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