Seema (actress)

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Seema
Born Shanthakumari
(1957-05-22) May 22, 1957 (age 58)
Purasawalkam, Chennai, India
Other names Shanthi
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) I. V. Sasi
Children Anu, Ani
Parent(s) Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy

Seema is an Indian actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, nine in Tamil, seven in Telugu, three in Kannada and one in Hindi. Seema is still active in the movie industry.

Career[edit]

She began her career in Tamil film at the age of fourteen 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] 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 only child to Chennai settled Malayali parents, Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy, at Purasawalkam, Chennai. Her father was from Thalassery and 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 step brothers and a younger step-sister, Lakshmi.[5] She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.[6]

She is married to famous Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi on 28 August 1980. The couple have 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

Filmfare Awards

  • 1983: Best Actress - Aaroodam
  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham
  • 2011: Lifetime Achievement Award

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

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

Tamil[edit]

  1. Siddhu +2 (2011)
  2. Pudhiye Vaarpugal (2008)
  3. Kaalai (2008) .... Karuppayi Aatha
  4. Anbe Sivam (2003) .... Bala's mother
  5. Bagavathi (2002) .... Anjali's mother
  6. Baba (2002) .... Chamundeeswari's mother
  7. Parthale Paravasam (2001)
  8. Enga Ooru Kannagi (1981)
  9. Kaali (1980)
  10. Kalyana Agathigal(1985) .... Valliammal
  11. Sankarlal (1981)
  12. Pagalil Oru Iravu (1979)
  13. Ellaam Un Kairaasi (1980)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Thathayya Premaleelalu (1980)
  2. Ketugudu (1980) ... Shanti
  3. Kaali (1979)

Television career[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  • Ammakili (Asianet)[8]
  • Alaudinte Albuthavilakku (Asianet)
  • Ival Yamuna (Mazhavil Manorama)

Tamil[edit]

  • Vamsam 2013–present (SUN TV)
  • Thangam (sun TV) as Naachiyar
  • Ammavukku Randilu Raahu,
  • Chillu (Kairali channel)
  • Muhurtham[9]
  • Aaha
  • Mangal Magimai

References[edit]

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