Shamna Kurikkal Kudiyil
23 May 1989
|Other names||Poorna, Chinnaty|
|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. 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 "Pakadai" along with Raj Kiran and 'Taraka Ratna'from NTR family. But this movie was shot in 2006, later it was dropped due to some external factors. Later her debut on Telugu film Sri Mahalakshmi, while playing the lead female character in her first Tamil film, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu.
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. Currently she resides at Kochi, Kerala. She is a dancer in all types of stage shows. She has mentioned in the recent interview in John Brittas Show that her godfather in Malayalam movies at early stages of her career was Mohanlal. She also said her worries about less chances she is now getting in Malayalam movies compared to that of Tamil and Telugu Movie Industry.
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". She won critical acclaim for her roles in Avunu (2012) and the sequel Avunu 2 (2015), 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.She is so dedicated to her work that she shaved her head for her role in the movie Kodiveeran (2017) but the movie did not receive a good response from the audience.
|2004||Manju Poloru Penkutty||Dhanya||Malayalam|
|Bhargavacharitham Moonam Khandam||Radhika||Malayalam|
|2007||Sri Mahalakshmi||Sri Mahalakshmi||Telugu|
|Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Madhumitha||Tamil|
|9 KK Road||Rosemary||Malayalam|
|2011||Aadu Puli||Anjali Thillainayagam||Tamil|
|2013||Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha||Meena Sreekumar||Malayalam|
|Jannal Oram||Nirmala David||Tamil|
|Rajadhi Raja||Dancer||Malayalam||Special appearance|
|Appa Takkaru||Tamil||Special appearance|
|Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu||Shruthi Naidu||Telugu|
|2016||Jayammu Nischayammu Raa||Rani||Telugu|
|Manal Kayiru 2||Nisha||Tamil|
|2018||Savarakathi||Subhadra||Tamil||Won, MGR-Sivaji Academy Awards - Best actress|
|Oru Kuttanadan Blog||Neena||Malayalam|
|Evanukku Engeyo Matcham Irukku||S.I Geetha||Tamil|
|Adanga Maru||Subash's lawyer||Tamil|
|TBA||Suvarna Sundari||Telugu||Post Production|
|2019-Present||Dhee 10||Judge||E TV||Reality Show|
|2019||Sabarimala Swami Ayyapan||Mohini||Asianet||Serial|
|2015||Aarppo erro||Judge||Kairali TV||Reality Show|
|2008||Super Dancer Junior||Dancer||Amrita TV|
|2007||Super dancer||Contestant||Amrita TV|
- Reel moves - Thiruvananthapuram. The Hindu (21 April 2012). Retrieved on 30 December 2015.
- Manorama Online Retrieved 8 July 2014.
- "ചട്ടക്കാരി മനസ്സുതുറക്കുന്നു". mathrubhumi.com. 28 September 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Gopika doesn't want to get old". 17 May 2008. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2008.
- തെന്നിന്ത്യയുടെ പൂർണയായി മലയാളത്തിന്റെ സ്വന്തം ഷംന കാസിം | മലയാളം ഇ മാഗസിൻ.കോം Archived 3 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Malayalam Online magazine (12 January 2013).
- Search for variety: Poorna. The Hindu (21 November 2015). Retrieved on 30 December 2015.