Shamna Kasim

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Shamna Kasim
Born Shamna Kasim
(1989-05-23) 23 May 1989 (age 28)[1]
Kannur, Kerala, India
Other names Poorna, Chinnaty[2]
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 2004–present
Parent(s) Kassim, Ramla Beevi

Shamna Kasim, also known by the stage name Poorna, is an Indian film actress and model. She started her career as a classical dancer and got into media when she was participating at the reality-based dance competition Super Dancer on Amrita TV.[3] She made her acting debut in the 2004 Malayalam film Manju Poloru Penkutty and went on to play minor supporting roles in a couple of unsuccessful films. She played her first major role in her debut Telugu film Sri Mahalakshmi, while playing the lead female character in her first Tamil film, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu.[4]

Early life[edit]

She was born as the youngest of five children in a Muslim family to Kassim and Ramla Beevi on 23 May 1989 at Kannur, Kerala. She did her high school studies from Ursuline Senior Secondary School, Kannur and later moved to St. Teresas, Kannur to concentrate more on her dancing skills. She has four siblings: Sheriffa, Arifa, Shanavas and Shaina. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in English by correspondence.[5] Currently she resides at Kochi, Kerala.[2] She is a dancer in all types of stage shows.


In the mid 2010s, Poorna appeared in a series of films where she portrayed a ghost, with The Hindu labelling her as "the ghost queen of Telugu films".[6] She won critical acclaim for her roles in Avunu (2012) and the sequel Avunu 2 (2014), which led to film makers wanting to cast her in horror films. She turned down several similar scripts, before winning further acclaim for her role as a ghost in Raju Garu Gadhi (2015), which became a surprise sleeper hit at the box office.[6]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Manju Poloru Penkutty Dhanya Malayalam
2005 Hridayathil Sookshikkan Model Malayalam
December Keerthi's friend Malayalam
2006 Pachakuthira Raji Malayalam
Bhargavacharitham Moonam Khandam Radhika Malayalam
Ennittum Student Malayalam
Oruvan Devu Malayalam
2007 Sri Mahalakshmi Sri Mahalakshmi Telugu
Ali Bhai Kingini Malayalam
Flash Machi Malayalam
2008 College Kumaran Sreekutti Malayalam
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Madhumitha Tamil
Kodaikanal Brinda Tamil
2009 Kandhakottai Pooja Tamil
Josh Meena Kannada
2010 Drogi Malar Tamil
9 KK Road Rosemary Malayalam
2011 Aadu Puli Anjali Thillainayagam Tamil
Seema Tapakai Sathya Telugu
Makaramanju Model Malayalam
Vellore Maavattam Priya Tamil
Vithagan Mercy Tamil
2012 Chattakaari Julie Malayalam
Avunu Mohini Telugu
2013 Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Meena Sreekumar Malayalam
Radhan Ganda Radha Kannada
Jannal Oram Nirmala David Tamil
Thagaraaru Meenakshi Tamil
2014 Laddu Babu Maya Telugu
Nuvvala Nenila Mahalakshmi Telugu
Rajadhi Raja Malayalam Special appearance
2015 Mili Renuka Malayalam
Avunu 2 Mohini Telugu
Appa Takkaru Tamil Special appearance
Srimanthudu Telugu Special appearance
Rajugari Gadhi Bommali Telugu
Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu Shruthi Naidu Telugu
2016 Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Rani Telugu
Manal Kayiru 2 Nisha Tamil
2017 Ammayi Tamil Filming
Savarakathi Tamil Post-Production
Sathuranga Vettai 2 Tamil Filming
Arjunan Kadhali Tamil Delayed


Aarppo erro ( Kairali TV) as judge


  1. ^ |Spouse = Mirchi Hemanth Reel moves - Thiruvananthapuram. The Hindu (21 April 2012). Retrieved on 30 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b [1] Retrieved 8 July 2014.[dead link]
  3. ^ "ചട്ടക്കാരി മനസ്സുതുറക്കുന്നു". 28 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gopika doesn't want to get old". 17 May 2008. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  5. ^ തെന്നിന്ത്യയുടെ പൂർണയായി മലയാളത്തിന്റെ സ്വന്തം ഷംന കാസിം | മലയാളം ഇ മാഗസിൻ.കോം. Malayalam Online magazine (12 January 2013).
  6. ^ a b Search for variety: Poorna. The Hindu (21 November 2015). Retrieved on 30 December 2015.

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