Seema (actress)

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

(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 and television actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, 20 in Tamil, seven in Telugu, four in Kannada and one in Hindi.She was one of the prominent lead actress in South Indian film industry

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][failed verification] 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.Ani is going to make his independent directorial debut through a Telugu movie.

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

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Note
1973 Vijaya Uncredited
1974 Petha Manam Pithu
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro
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 Anjana Devi Zee Tamizh Tamil
2019 - Present Thamarathumbi Dr.Merlin 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 Ennum Seemayude Dhinangal Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
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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