Poorna at Blue Whale film audio launch (2019)
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, professional dancer and model. She is known for her work in the South Indian film Industry. She started her career as a classical dancer and came into the entertainment industry following her participation in the reality-based dance competition Super Dancer on Amrita TV. She made her acting debut in the 2004 Malayalam film Manju Poloru Penkutty. Her debut Telugu movie came with 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 on 23 May 1989 at Kannur, Kerala daughter of a local fisherman worker and daughter to a housewife. She did her schooling at Ursuline Senior Secondary School, Kannur and at St. Teresa's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Kannur. 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 mentioned in an interview with John Brittas 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 Gari Gadhi (2015), which became a surprise hit at the box office. She tonsured her head for her role in the movie Kodiveeran (2017) but the movie did not receive a good response from the audience.
In June 2020, police arrested members of a gang on a complaint lodged by Shamna Kasim's mother that they blackmailed her daughter. Police revealed that the gang locked film actresses in hotels rooms and forced them to accompany as escorts for transporting black money.
|2004||Manju Poloru Penkutty||Dhanya||Malayalam||Debut film|
|Bhargavacharitham Moonam Khandam||Radhika|
|2007||Sri Mahalakshmi||Sri Mahalakshmi||Telugu||Telugu debut|
|Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Madhumitha||Tamil||Tamil debut|
|9 KK Road||Rosemary||Malayalam|
|2011||Aadu Puli||Anjali Thillainayagam||Tamil||dubbed in Telugu as Chelgatam
dubbed in hindi as Baghawat Ek Junk
|2013||Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha||Meena Sreekumar||Malayalam|
|Jannal Oram||Nirmala David||Tamil|
|Rajadhi Raja||Dancer||Malayalam||Item Dance in Song "Dhan Than "|
|Sakalakala Vallavan||Tamil||Special appearance|
|Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu||Shruthi Naidu|
|2016||Jayammu Nischayammu Raa||Rani|
|Manal Kayiru 2||Nisha||Tamil|
|Oru Kuttanadan Blog||S.I Neena||Malayalam|
|Evanukku Engeyo Matcham Irukku||S.I Geetha||Tamil|
|Adanga Maru||Subash's lawyer|
|Telugulo Naaku Nachchani Padham Prema||Telugu||Completed|
|Thalaivi||V. K. Sasikala||TamilTelugu/Hindi||Filming|
|2007||Super dancer||Contestant||Amrita TV||Malayalam||Reality Show|
|2008||Super Dancer Junior||Dancer||Amrita TV|
|2011||Bhima Jewels Comedy Festival||Herself as a dancer in the title song||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2013||Dazzling Friends Hunt||Judge||Kairali TV|
|2015||Aarppo erro||Judge||Kairali TV|
|2019||Dhee Jodi (Season 11 of Dhee)||Judge (Secondary)||ETV HD||Telugu||Telugu Television debut|
|2019||Sabarimala Swami Ayyapan||Mohini||Asianet||Malayalam||TV Serial|
|2019||Kerala Dance League||Celebrity Judge||Amrita TV||Reality show|
|2019||D5 Junior||Celebrity Judge||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2019-2020||Dhee Champions (Season 12 of Dhee)||Judge (Primary)||ETV HD||Telugu|
|2020||Health Desk||Mentor||Asianet||Malayalam||Online awareness programme|
- 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.
- "Four held in Kochi for blackmailing actress Shamna Kasim with marriage proposal". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
- "Shamna Kasim blackmail case: Accused had inter-state links, suspect police". Mathrubhumi Newspaper. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
- "Police arrest four for blackmailing actor Shamna Kasim". The Indian Express Newspaper. Retrieved 27 June 2020.