Seema (actress)

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Seema
Seema at 62nd FF (cropped).jpg
Seema at the 61st Filmfare Awards South, 2014
Born
Shanthakumari

(1957-05-22) 22 May 1957 (age 62)
NationalityIndian
Other namesShanthi
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1973 - present
Spouse(s)
I. V. Sasi (m. 1980–2017)
ChildrenAnu, Ani
Parent(s)Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy

Seema (born 22 May 1957) is an Indian film actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, 20 in Tamil, seven in Telugu, four in Kannada and one in Hindi.

Career[edit]

She began her career in Tamil film at the age of 14 as a dancer. She debuted as an actress in director Lisa Baby's Nizhale Nee Sakshi, but this film was shelved. (It was later completed with Vidhubala as heroine.) Veteran actor Vijayan rechristened her Seema during the filming of Nizhale Nee Sakshi.

At the age of 19, Seema starred as the heroine in her first movie in Malayalam titled Avalude Ravukal (Her Nights), directed by I. V. Sasi.[2][not in citation given] Seema acted in a large number of movies with Jayan, one of the top actors of the time and the pair was one of the most popular in Kerala. Seema brought fashionable western dresses such as mini-skirts, bell bottom pants and sleevless T-shirts into the mainstream in Malayalam Cinema, at a time when sari and blouse was the de facto way of dressing for heroines in Malayalam movies. Even while wearing sari she was noted for always wearing the sari well below the navel. She had acted 47 movies with mammootty.She continued acting till 1988, when she took a break after the Malayalam movie Mahayaanam. Seema became active again in 1998 in Olympiyan Anthony Adam. Seema won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 1984 and in 1985, and is known for her versatility. Vishudha Shanthi, a biography on her life, was published by Didi Damodaran, a famous writer, in 2011.[3] She well known for her character Nachiyar in Sun TV serial Thangam. She achieved the Lifetime achievement award at the 59th Idea Filmfare festival at Chennai.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Seema was born as an only child to Chennai-settled Malayali parents Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy, at Purasawalkam, Chennai. Her father was from Thalassery and her mother, was from Ambalamedu, Thrippunithura. Her father was working with T.V.S Parcel Service, Madras. He divorced her mother and left when she was 7 years old and remarried later. She grew up at Choolaimedu, Kodambakkam with her mother. She has two younger stepbrothers and a younger stepsister, Lakshmi.[5] She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.[6]

She was married to famous Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi on 28 August 1980. The couple has a daughter Anu Milan and a son Ani Sasi. Anu has acted in Sasi's movie Symphony.

Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name Seema.[7]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham

Tamil Nadu State Television Awards

  • 2010 - Best character artist - Thangam

Filmfare Awards

Sun Kudumbam Awards

Vanitha Film Awards

  • 2018 -Life time achievement

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Oru Vaathil Kotta
  2. Kinar (2018) ... Judge
  3. Sir C.P (2015)... Mary
  4. Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) ... Herself (Archive footage)
  5. Geethaanjali (2013)... Annamma
  6. Manushyamrugam (2011)... Jaanu
  7. Naadakame Ulakam (2011)... Herself
  8. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011)... Kunjannamma
  9. Naayika (2011)... Herself (Archive footage)
  10. Four Friends (2010)... Surya's mother
  11. Vella Thooval (2009)... Jiya's mother
  12. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009)... Lakshmikutty/Achamma
  13. Aayudham (2008)... Anwar's mother
  14. Indraneelam (2007)
  15. Nagaram (2007)... Chintamani Ammalu
  16. Pranayakalam (2007)... Anna
  17. Prajapathi (2006)... Indrani
  18. Udayam (2004)... Subhadra
  19. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003)... Subaidha
  20. Sradha (2000)
  21. Olympian Anthony Adam (1999)... Principal Susanna Roy
  22. Arthana (1992)
  23. Mahayanam (1989)... Radhamma
  24. Ashokettante Aswathikuttikku (1989)
  25. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989)... Sreedevi
  26. Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu (also known as Nineteen Twenty-One) (1988)... Radha
  27. Ayitham (1988)... Jagamma
  28. Mukthi (1988)... Radhamma
  29. Vicharana (1988)... Alice
  30. Sangham... Mollykutty
  31. Abkari (1988)
  32. Paadha Mudra (1988)
  33. Ormayil Ennum (1988)... Annie
  34. Mattoral (1988)... Susheela
  35. Evidence (1988)... Alphonsa
  36. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)... Gauri
  37. Sarvakalasala (1987)...Sharadamani
  38. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)... Radha
  39. Ithrayum Kaalam (1987)... Anna
  40. Naalkavala (1987)... Dr.Radha
  41. Nadodikattu (1987)... Herself
  42. Ee Kaikalil (1986)... Saritha
  43. Aavanazhi (1986)... Radha
  44. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)... Nirmala
  45. Vartha (1986)... Radha
  46. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986)... Parvathy
  47. Akalangalil (1986)... Vasanthi
  48. Chekkeraanoru Chilla (1986)... Nandhini
  49. Koodanayum Kaattu (1986)... Radhamani
  50. Ente Sabdham (1986)... Sumathi
  51. Ashtabandham (1986).... Ayisha
  52. Nilavinte Nattil (1986)
  53. Surabhi Yaamangal (1986)... Sumithra
  54. Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  55. Pappan Priyapetta Pappan (1986)
  56. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985)... Elsi
  57. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985)... Gauri
  58. Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985)... Ammini
  59. Gayathridevi Ente Amma (1985)... Gayatri Devi
  60. Guruji Oru Vakku (1985)... Betty
  61. Anubandham (1985)... Sunanda
  62. Janakeeya Kodathi (1985)... Anitha
  63. Idanilangal (1985)... Chinnammu
  64. Oru Thettinte Katha (1985)
  65. Manassile Manpeda (1985)
  66. Vasantha Sena (1985)... Shylaja Varma
  67. Shantam Beekaram (1985)
  68. Snehichakuttathinu (1985) ... Yamuna
  69. Manyamahajanagale (1985)
  70. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985)... Sophy
  71. Sandharbham (1984)... Adv.Rajani
  72. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984)... Ammukutty
  73. Veendum Chalikkunna Chakram (1984)
  74. Adiyozhukkukal (1984)... Devyani
  75. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)... Gracy
  76. Athirathram (1984)... Thulasi
  77. Aksharangal (1984)... Geetha
  78. Ivide Ingane (1984)... Ammini
  79. Inakili (1984)
  80. Oru Kochu Swapnam (1984)... Sulu
  81. Rakshassu (1984)... Dr. Seema
  82. Manithali (1984)... Ramlath
  83. Thirakal (1984)... Saritha
  84. Thirakkil Alpa Samayam (1984)
  85. Karimbu (1984)... Mereena
  86. Vanitha Police (1984)... Sasikala
  87. Kaanamarayathu (1984)... Dr.Elsie George
  88. Lakshmana Rekha (1984)... Radha
  89. Onnanu Nammal (1984)... Nirmala
  90. Kodathi (1984)... Kavitha
  91. Nishedi (1984)... Sheeja
  92. Sandhyakethinu Sindooram (1984)
  93. Radhayude Kamukan (1984)
  94. America America (1983).... Neena
  95. Iniyenkilum (1983)... Geetha
  96. Manassoru Mahaasamudram (1983)... Ranjini
  97. Naanayam (1983)... Sindhu
  98. Rugma (1983)... Rugma
  99. Angam (1983)... Marykutty
  100. Deepaaradhana (1983)
  101. Asuran (1983)
  102. Aroodam (1983)
  103. Kathi (1983)
  104. Maniyara (1983)... Noorjahan
  105. Ashrayam (1983) ... Ponnamma
  106. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  107. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983)... Sridevi
  108. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983)... Dr.Baladevi
  109. Mounam Vachalam (1983)
  110. Innalenkil Nale (1982).... G. Vimala
  111. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982)... Seema
  112. Shaari Alla Shaarada (1982) ... Sharada
  113. Thadakom (1982)... Sreedevi
  114. Beedikunjamma (1982)... Devu
  115. Rakthasakshi (1982)
  116. Komaram (1982)
  117. Chiriyo Chiri (1982)... Herself
  118. Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982)... Chandrika
  119. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  120. Thadavara (1981)... Rema
  121. Ahimsa (1981)... Ani
  122. Archana Teacher (1981)... Archana
  123. Aarathi (1981)... Arathi Prathap
  124. Sphodanam (1981)... Lalitha
  125. Thushaaram (1981)
  126. Greeshmajwala (1981)... Seetha
  127. Sankarsham (1981)... Shakunthala
  128. Danthagopuram (1981)
  129. Kattukallan (1981)... Vanaja & Jalaja
  130. Kahalam (1981)
  131. Sambhavam (1981)
  132. Chatta (1981)
  133. Avatharam (1981)... Sreedevi
  134. Enne Snehikku Enne Matram (1981)
  135. Hamsageetham (1981)
  136. Karimpoocha (1981)... Leena
  137. Arangum Aniyarayum (1981)... Asha & Sumathi
  138. Adhikaaram (1980)... Geetha
  139. Ivar (1980)... Liza
  140. Angaadi (1980)... Sindhu
  141. Benz Vasu (1980)... Malathy
  142. Digvijayam (1980)... Uma
  143. Pappu (1980)
  144. Meen (1980)... Sherly
  145. Karimpana (1980)... Kamalam
  146. Manushya Mrugam (1980)... Anitha
  147. Moorkhan (1980)... Vilasini
  148. Kanthavalayam (1980)
  149. Theenalangal (1980)... Raji
  150. Deepam (1980)... Thulasi
  151. Chaakara (1980)... Rani
  152. Sakthi (1980)... Revathi
  153. Prakadanam (1980)... Preethi
  154. Mr. Michael (1980)
  155. Pavizhamuthu (1980)
  156. Chandrahaasam (1980).... Rajani
  157. Swargadevatha (1980)
  158. Theeram Thedunavar (1980)
  159. Ammayum Makalum (1980)... Ramani
  160. Anthappuram (1980)... Meenu
  161. Angakuri (1979)... Sarala
  162. Manavadharmam (1979)
  163. Jimmy (1979)... Rosie
  164. Pathivritha (1979)
  165. Vijayanum Veeranum (1979)... Priya
  166. Ival Oru Nadodi (1979)
  167. Lajjavathi (1979)
  168. Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979)... Seetha
  169. Sarppam (1979)... Daisy
  170. Prabhu (1979)... Bala
  171. Anupallavi (1979)... Stella
  172. Sudhikalasham (1979)... Sangeetha
  173. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  174. Amrithachumbanam (1979)
  175. Prabhathasandhya (1979)... Ammini
  176. Aarattu (1979)
  177. Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  178. Eeta (1978)... Sreedevi
  179. Njaan Njaan Maathram (1978)
  180. Lisa (1978)... Lisa
  181. Aval Kanda Lokam (1978)
  182. Padakuthira (1978)
  183. Avalude Ravukal (1978)... Raji
  184. Adavukal 18 (1978)
  185. Mannu (1978)
  186. Avakasham (1978)
  187. Seemanthini (1978)
  188. Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  189. Soothrakaari (1978)
  190. Manoradham (1978)
  191. Anumodhanam (1978)
  192. Puthariyankam (1978)
  193. Urakkam Varatha Rathrikal (1978)... Kavitha
  194. Snehathinte Mukhangal (1978)... Radhika
  195. Ee Manohara Theeram (1978)... Caberet Dancer
  196. Vilakkum Velichavum (1978)
  197. Itha Ivide Vare (1977)
  198. Nizhale Nee Sakshi (1977)
  199. Ladies Hostel (1973)... Hostelstudent
  200. Football Champion (1973)... Dancer at swimming pool
  201. Nirthasala (1972)... Dancer
  202. Achante Bharya (1971)... Dancer

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Note
1973 Vijaya Uncredited
1974 Petha Manam Pithu
1978 Andaman Kadhali Shanthi
1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu Rajee
1979 Padhai Marinaal
1979 Kamasasthiram
1979 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi Rani
1980 Kaali Anitha
1980 Ellam Un Kairasi Rani
1981 Enga Ooru Kannagi
1981 Kanni Theevu
1981 Sankarlal
1982 Agni Sakshi
1983 Kai Varisai
1985 Kalyana Agthigal Valliammal
1990 Vellaiya Thevan
2001 Parthale Paravasam Madhava's mother
2002 Baba Chamundeeswari's mother
2002 Bagavathi Anjali's mother
2003 Anbe Sivam Bala's mother
2008 Kaalai Karuppayi Aatha
2011 Siddhu +2

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Note
1979 Kaali Geetha
1980 Tholi Kodi Koosindi Devudumma
1980 Ketugudu Shanti
1980 Thathayya Premaleelalu
1981 Samsaram Santhanam
1981 Aadavallu Meeku Joharalu

Kannada[edit]

Television career[edit]

TV series
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2019 - Present Kandukonden Kandukonden Ranjana Devi Zee Tamizh Tamil
2019 - Present Thamarathumbi Surya TV Malayalam
2016 Amruthavarshini Saraswathy a.k.a. Sarasu Janam TV Malayalam
2015 Chinna Papa Periya Papa Chinna Papa SUN TV Tamil Season 2
2013 Ival Yamuna Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2013-2017 Vamsam Thangamma / Ponnuthaayi SUN TV Tamil
2012 Aaha Star Vijay Tamil
2011-2013 Ammakili Dr.Indu Asianet Malayalam [8]
2010-2011 Alaudinnte Albuthavilakku Fathima Asianet Malayalam
2009 - 2013 Thangam Naachiyar SUN TV Tamil
2007 Muhoortham Radha Asianet Malayalam
2007 Thingalum Tharakangalum Amrita TV Malayalam
1990s Jannal (Ammavukku rendula raaghu) Avayambal Raj TV Tamil
Shows
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2019 Comedy Stars Season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2018 Utsavam Super Star Judge Flowers TV Malayalam
2018 Flowers Top Singer Judge Flowers TV Malayalam
2018 Urvasi Theatres Mentor Asianet Malayalam
2018 Straight Line Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
2018 Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2017 Lal Salam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam
2016–2017 Malayali Veetamma Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016 Comedy Utsavam Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016 Comedy Super Nite Guest Flowers TV Malayalam
2016 Badai Bunglow Guest Asianet Malayalam
2016 Onnum Onnum Moonu Guest Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2015 JB junction Guest Kairali TV Malayalam
2014 Comedy Festival Judge Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2014 Nere Chovve Guest Manorama News Malayalam
2014 Celebrity Kitchen Guest Puthuyugam TV Tamil
2014 Harmony Guest Asianet News Malayalam
2011 Vivel Big Break Judge Surya T.V. Malayalam
2010 Rani Maharani Participant Surya TV Malayalam
2009 Sangamam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On a comeback trail". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 April 2005.
  2. ^ "Manorama Online Latest Malayalam News. Breaking News Events. News Updates from Kerala India". Manorama Online.
  3. ^ "Vishudha Shanthi - Actress Seema in conversation with Didi". www.oldmalayalamcinema.wordpress.com. 27 January 2011.
  4. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times Of India. 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ "JB Junction with Seema". Retrieved 3 May 2015 – via Youtube.
  6. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/books/article/interview/1977/
  7. ^ "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema". The New Indian Express.
  8. ^ "Malayalam channels". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 27 May 2011.

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