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Sukumari
Sukumari at kollam.JPG
Padmashri Sukumari
Born (1940-10-06)6 October 1940
Nagercoil,[1] Southern Division, Travancore
Died 26 March 2013(2013-03-26) (aged 72)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1950–2013
Religion Hindu
Spouse(s) A. Bhimsingh (1959–1978)
Children Dr. Suresh Bhimsingh
Parent(s) Madhavan Nair, Sathyabhama Amma
Awards Kerala State Best Supporting Actress
1974: Various films
1978: Various films
1985: Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil
Website sukumari.com

Sukumari (6 October 1940[2] – 26 March 2013) was an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam and Tamil films.

She has been acting since the age of 10[3] in various roles. The total number of her films is presumed to be more than 2,500. In 2003, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions towards the arts. And she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the tamil film Namma Gramam (2010).[4]

Sukumari died on 26 March 2013 following a heart attack while being under treatment from burn injuries received while lighting the pooja lamp at her residence in Chennai.[5]

Career[edit]

She was born in Nagercoil to Madhavan Nair and Sathyabhama Amma. She left them early in life to study dance with her aunt Saraswathi Amma in Chennai, alongside her first cousins the Travancore Sisters, Lalitha, Padmini and Ragini (their mothers were sisters). She learned dance with the sisters and mastered dance forms like Keralanadanam, Kathakali and Bharathanatyam.[6] She went for an all-India tour with the sisters. Sukumari was noticed by a director when she went to the sets of a film with Padmini, and she debuted in the lead role in the Tamil film Or iravu.[6] She acted in various Malayalam films of the black and white age, like Udhyogastha by P. Venu, Chettathi, Kusruthikkuttan, Kunjali Marakkar, Thacholi Othenan, Yakshi and Karinizhal. She later became popular after starring in various films of Priyadarshan like Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Oodarathuammava Aalariyam, Boeing Boeing and Vandanam. She was also noticed in various films directed by Balachandra Menon like Manicheppu Thurannappol and Karyam Nissaram.[6] In later years she played a major role in Nizhalkuthu (2002) directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan.[7] She played many notable mother roles. She acted in films in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Simhala, Oriya and Bengali and used her own voice in all languages without using dubbing artists. She acted in many dramas also. She starred in television serials in Malayalam and Tamil like Swapnam, Thulabharam, Swamiye Saranamayyappa, Madhavam,Daivathinu Swantham Devootty, Vandanam,Mayamma, Sreeguruvaayoorappan, Malakhamar, Aakashadhoothu and Velankanni Mathavu,Megham,Manasi,Amma Thamburaatti,Amme Devi,Swarnamayooram,Avicharitham,Thalolam,Manthrakodi,Coimbatore Ammayi and she was seen in many serials of Sreekumaran Thampi etc. She has acted in some advertisements and albums also. She was a good singer also.She had conducted many concerts also. She participated in many stage shows,cultural programmes, public functions, talk shows etc. She was a judge on the popular reality show Minnum Tharam on Asianet.She has judged popular music reality show Idea Star Singer on Asianet.She has judged popular comedy reality show Comedy Festival on Mazhavil Manorama.She has judged popular reality show Amma Ammayiyamma on Kairali TV.She has judged popular cookery reality show Pachaka Rani on Kairali TV.She has acted in many short films also.The recent short film,Sheetha Kaattu was a popular one.Her Bengali movie with Gopi Krishna was popular which includes seven dancs numbers.She has learnt some musical instruments in her childhood including Mridungam,Veena etc.She has danced in many Sinhala movies. An award in the name of Sukumari has been instituted for the memory of this great artist names "Sukumari Smaraka Puraskaram"

Personal life[edit]

She was born to Malayali parents Madhavan Nair who was a bank manager and Sathyabhama on October 6, 1940 at Nagercoil near Thiruvananthapuram. She studied at Poojappura LP School till second grade. Later family shifted to Madras. She studied at Madras till fourth forum. [8]She had four sisters and one brother.

Sukumari married director A. Bhimsingh in 1959. He died in 1978. She was 38 when her husband died. The couple has a son, Suresh who has acted in films like Amme Narayana, Yuvajanotsavam, Cheppu etc. and professionally a doctor.Suresh got married to Uma,a costume designer.Suresh and Uma has a son Vignesh.[9] Malayalam actors Ambika Sukumaran, Vineeth, Shobana and Krishna are her relatives.

Death[edit]

On 26 March 2013, Sukumari died from a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chennai where she was receiving treatments for burns she had sustained while lighting a traditional lamp at her residence in February,2013.[5][10][11][12]

Response[edit]

Following her death, several South Indian personalities offered their condolences. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who has co-starred with Sukumari, said in a condolence message that Sukumari had left a unique imprint on South Indian cinema and theatre with her talents. Kerala's Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy called Sukumari a "phenomenon in Malayalam cinema." Actor and Minister for cinema K.B. Ganesh Kumar said actors in Malayalam film industry had lost "the loving presence of a mother in the sets." Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan called Sukumari’s death a "huge loss for Indian cinema." Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala said Sukumari would be remembered for "the diversity of characters that she gave life to." Communist Party of India State secretary Pannian Ravindran said Sukumari was "an unforgettable acting genius." Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs K.V. Thomas described Sukumari as an actor who conquered the film scene with her unique acting style.[13] South Indian Film Artistes Association president R. Sarathkumar remembered the actor as being an inspiration to others. Actor and renowned television producer Raadhika Sarathkumar recalled Sukumari's many dance performances.[14] Actor and president of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists Innocent said at a condolence meeting at Kochi that her death was an irreparable loss to Malayalam film industry. South Indian film star Mohanlal likened her death to the loss of "a mother, sister and a good friend." Speaker G. Karthikeyan, also expressed grief at the death of actor Sukumari.[15] Director Shaji Kailas deemed her loss an "irreparable one for the film industry."[16]

Awards(PARTIAL)[edit]

Civilian Awards
National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • 1979: Ezhu Nirangal (directed by I. V. Sasi)
  • 1982: Chiriyo Chiri
  • 1985: Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil
Other awards
  • 2007: Kala Ratnam Award of KALA Abu Dhabi
  • 2007: Prem Nazir Award
  • 2011: Bahadoor Award[18]
  • 2011: Chalachitra Pratibha by Kerala Film Critics Association[19]
  • 2002: Special honour at Gurupooja, Soorya Festival for lifetime achievement
  • Chalachithra Ratnam by Kerala Film Critics Association
  • Abhinaya Bharathi by Kalakairali, Chennai
Tamil Nadu State Awards
  • Kalaimamani Award (Given by Govt. of Tamil Nadu): 1991-1992)
  • Kalai Selvam Award (Given by Govt. of Tamil Nadu): 1990

See also "More Information regarding Sukumari" - Awards section

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Role Director Notes
2015 Mathru Vandhanam Saraswathi Ammal N.K. Devarajan Posthumously released
2015 Mayapuri 3D - Mahesh Usman Posthumously released
2013 Njaan Anaswaran
Kukkiliyar -
2013 Cleopatra
2013 Sheethakattu Nun Anzar Khan Short Film
2013 Ayaal - Suresh Unnithan Posthumously released
2013 3G Third Generation Devoottiamma Jayaprakash Posthumously released
2013 August Club Bhagavati Amma K. B. Venu Posthumously released
2013 Hotel California Rafeeq's mother Aji John Posthumously released
2013 Immanuel Khadeejumma Lal Jose Posthumously released
2013 Progress Report Bhagyalakshmi Ammal Sajan Posthumously released
2013 SIM Seetharama Iyer's Paatti Diphan Posthumously released
2013 Black Butterfly Old lady Rajaputra Ranjith
2013 Good Idea - P.K. Sakir
2013 Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath Surekha's grandmother Thomson K Thomas
2013 Breaking News Live Madhavi Sudhir Ambalapadu
2013 Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala Annamma Sundar Das
2013 David & Goliath Kurisamma Rajeev Nath
2013 Oru Yathrayil - Major Ravi Segment:"Amma"
2012 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Sister Lucy Lal Jose
2012 Karmayodha Mad Maddy's mother Major Ravi Dubbed into tamil as "Vetrimaaran IPS"
2012 Doctor Innocent aanu Noorjahan Ajmal
2012 Yaadharthyam -
2012 Chattakaari Margerette K. S. Sethumadhavan
2012 Ardhanaari Priest Santhosh Souparnika
2012 Karppooradeepam Bhavani George Kithu
2012 Swami Ayyappan Sound presence Chetan Sharma,Nahesh Vettiyar
2012 Lakshmi Vilasam Renuka Makan Raghuram Renuka's grandmother M. Basheer
2012 Trivandrum Lodge Peggy V. K. Prakash
2012 Diamond Necklace Rajasree's grandmother Lal Jose
2012 Graamam Ammini Amma Mohan Sharma
2011 Ven Shankhu Pol Sulochana Asok R Nath
2011 Kattu Paranja Katha Rajammal
2011 Khaddama Razak's mother Kamal Dubbed into tamil and telugu as "Palaivana Roja" and "Panjaram" respectively
2011 Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 Kaakkathiyamma Alleppey Ashraf
2011 Kathayile Nayika Annamma Dileep
2011 Naale
2011 Priyappetta Nattukare Vilasini Sreejith Palery
2011 The Train
2011 Pakida Pakida Pandhrande
2011 Swapnamalika Appu's grandmother K.A. Devaraj
2011 Manushyamrugham
2011 Naayika Sukumari (Herself) Jayaraj
2011 Bangkok Summer Paatti Pramod Pappan
2011 Maharaja Talkies Vimala's aunt Devidas Chelanat
2010 Kausthubham Yamuna's mother Sajeev Kilukulam
2010 Yughapurushan
2010 3 Char Sau Bees Selvan's grandmother Govindankutty
2010 Four Friends Amir's grandmother Saji Surendran Dubbed into tamil as "Anbulla Kamal"
2010 Thoovalkattu Sundaran's mother Venu B Nair
2010 Best Actor Mother Superior Martin Prakatt

2000s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Loudspeaker Head Nurse
2009 Red Chillies Mani Varghese's wife
2009 Bharya Swantham Suhruthu Mother Superior
2009 Doctor Patient
2009 Love In Singapore Diana's aunt
2009 Kana Kanmani Maya's grandmother
2009 Seetha Kalyanam Abhirami's mother
2009 Evidam Swargamanu Rahelamma
2009 Utharaswayamvaram Uthara's grandmother
2009 Kerala Cafe Narayani Segment:"Island Express"
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Ammu
2008 Mulla Akka Dubbed into telugu as "Doravari Satram"
2008 Twenty:20 Leelamma
2008 Kurukshetra Fussy's mother
2008 Oru Pennum Randaanum The narrator Segment:"Pankiyamma"
2008 Pakal Nakshathrangal
2008 Mizhikal Sakshi Kooniamma/Nabisa Dubbed into tamil as "Vizhigal Satchi"
2008 Pachamarathanalil Nun
2007 Nasrani Annammachedathi Dubbed into telugu as "Ajatha Satruvu"
2007 Raakilipattu History professor & Hostel warden Dubbed into hindi as "Friendship"
2007 Paranju Theeratha Visheshangal Rajeevan's mother
2007 Kangaroo Josekutty's mother
2007 Payum Puli Mallika's grandmother Dubbed into Tamil and telugu as "Puliyattam" and "Evidaina Sare" respectively
2007 Nanma Paatti
2006 Chakkara Muthu
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Alex's mother Dubbed into telugu and hindi as "Monica" and "Basha: The Boss" respectively
2006 The Don Devakiyamma
2006 Classmates Sukumaran's mother
2006 Madhuchandralekha Chandramathi's grandmother
2005 Chanthupottu Radhakrishnan's grandmother
2005 Pandippada Pandi Durai's mother
2005 Ben Johnson Gouri's grandmother
2005 Kalyana Kurimanam Madhaviyamma
2005 Pauran Minister
2005 Alice in Wonderland Bridget
2005 Achuvinte Amma Moothamma
2004 Rasikan Bhargaviyamma
2004 Vettam Tom's wife
2004 Wanted Unni's mother
2004 Vismayathumbathu Hostel warden
2004 Vellinakshatram
2004 Symphony Deenamma
2004 Koottu Balagopal's grandmother
2004 Priyam Priyamkaram Vinu's grandmother
2003 Gaurisankaram Sankaran's aunt
2003 Manassinakkare Shanthamma
2003 Ammakilikkoodu Parvathy Ammal
2003 Mizhi Randilum Bhadra's mother
2003 Pattalam Pattabhiraman's mother
2003 C.I.D. Moosa Sahadevan's mother
2003 Kilichundan Mampazham Beeyathu
2003 Sadanandante Samayam Kalyani
2002 Nizhalkuthu Marakatam, the executioner's wife
2002 Meesha Madhavan Madhavan's mother
2002 Kanmashi Kanmashi's paatti
2002 Mazhathullikkilukkam Kikkili Kochamma
2002 Snehithan Malavika's grandmother
2001 Ravanaprabhu Sakthivel Gounder's mother
2001 Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vakan Aishumma
2001 Kakkakuyil Nambeeshan's wife
2001 Rakshasa Rajav Kasi Dubbed into telugu and hindi as "Commissioner Rudrama Naidu" and "Rough Tough" respectively
2001 Praja Appu's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Peoples Dada"
2001 Randam Bhavam Akhila's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Jaan Pe Khelkar"
2000 Darling Darling Padmaja's aunt
2000 Pilots Mother Superior
2000 Priyam Joshua's mother
2000 Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan Vidyadharan's mother
2000 Varavai
2000 Valliettan Kunjikavamma Dubbed into telugu as "Pandava Samrajyam"

1990s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Pathram Vincent's mother
1999 Aakasha Ganga Maanikkasheri Thampuratti,Kunjikavu Dubbed into hindi as "Maaya Ka Saaya"
1999 Chandranudikkunna Dikhil Radha's mother in law
1999 Friends Aravindan's valiyamma
1999 Independence Pappamma Dubbed into hindi as "Desh Ka Gaddar"
1999 Megham
1999 Pranaya Nilaavu
1999 Saaphalyam Subhadra
1999 Pallavur Devanarayanan Seethalakshmi's peramma
1999 Prem Poojari Hema's paatti
1999 Olympiyan Anthony Adam Bella mam
1998 Amma Ammaayiyamma Visalakshi
1998 Chitrashalabham Maria
1998 Summer in Bethlahem Ravishankar's grandmother
1998 Nakshatratharattu Hariharan's paatti
1998 Rakthasakshikal Sindabad Subbulaxmi Amma
1998 Meenakshi Kalyanam Janaki
1998 Oro Viliyum Kathorthu Kalyani
1998 Meenathil Thalikettu Durga
1998 Oru Maravathoor Kanavu Annie's grandmother Dubbed into Tamil
1998 Samaantharangal Aishu
1997 Chandralekha Chandra's valiyamma
1997 Rishyasringan Poornima's mother
1997 Anubhoothi Tomy's mother
1997 Irattakuttikalude Achan Gracy teacher
1997 Bhoopathi Maggie
1997 Snehadooth Kamalamma
1997 Oral Mathram
1997 Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu Jose's mother
1997 Gajaraja Manthram Ananthan's mother
1997 Kalyana Unnikal Maggy
1997 Five Star Hospital Subbalakshmi's mother
1997 Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Giri's mother
1996 Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Ananthan's Mother
1996 Kaathil Oru Kinnaram Dakshayani
1996 Swarna Kireedam Nurse Santha
1996 Lalanam Vijayan's mother
1996 Saamoohya Paadam Raghu's mother
1996 Harbour Sunny's appachi
1996 Yuvathurki Sidhardha's mother Dubbed into telugu as "Delhi Diary"
1996 Aramana Veedum Anjoorekkarum Gomathi
1996 Naalamkettile Nalla Thampimar Ramabhadran's mother
1995 No. 1 Snehatheeram Banglore North School Principal
1995 Mazhayethum Munpe Mariamma
1995 Agnidevan Kochammini
1995 Karma Reshma's mother Dubbed into Telugu as "Challenger"
1995 Agrajan Annamma Joseph
1995 Alancheri Thamprakkal Devaki
1995 Kalyamji Amamdji Kalyanakrishnan's mother
1995 Manikya Chempazhukka Muthassi
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Gopalakrishnan's mother
1995 Nirnayam Dr. Annie's mother
1995 Sreeragam Venkiteswaran's mother
1995 Thirumanassu Nandan's mother
1995 Tom & Jerry Balagopalan's mother
1995 Saadaram Lekha's mother
1995 Highway Martinoy's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Highway"
1995 Achan Kombath Amma Varambath Mariyamma
1995 Simhavalan Menon Drama Artist
1994 Gandeevam Vijayan's mother
1994 Bharya Hari's mother
1994 Kashmeeram Maria Singh Dubbed into telugu and hindi as "New Delhi" and "Commando" respectively
1994 Thenmavin Kombath Ginjimood Gandhari
1994 Parinayam Kunjikavu
1994 Pakshe Balachandran's mother
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Amalu
1994 Chief Minister K. R. Gowthami Bhanumathi
1994 Avan Ananthapadmanabhan
1994 Varaphalam Drama Artist
1994 Pavam I. A. Ivachan Ivachan's mother
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Parvathy
1993 Golanthara Vartha Meenakshi Amma
1993 Aayirappara Mariya Dubbed into telugu as "Ankuram"
1993 Aagneyam Bhageerathi
1993 Injakkadan Mathai & Sons Female head of the Chungathara family
1993 Maya Mayooram Lakshmikutty
1993 Journalist Viswanathan's mother
1993 O' Faby House owner
1993 Butterflies Sreedevi
1993 Sthreedhanam Vidya's mother
1993 Kabooliwala Amminiyamma
1993 Mithunam Swamini Amma
1993 Aparna
1993 Addeham Enna Iddeham Margaret
1993 Samagamam Joy's mother
1993 Ghoshayaathra Ibichu
1993 Arthana Priya's mother
1993 Vairam
1993 Varam Nileena's aunt
1993 Aalavattam Malu
1993 Sakshal Sreeman Chathunni Unni's mother
1993 City Police Sajan Mathew's mother
1993 Gandharvam Lady's Club Member
1992 Johnnie Walker Mridula's mother
1992 Welcome to Kodaikanal Elizabeth Samuel
1992 Adharam Naniyamma
1992 Ellarum Chollanu Ramendran's mother
1992 Sathyaprathinja Achuthan's mother
1992 Makkal Mahatmyam Subhadramma
1992 Grihaprevesam Kannan's mother
1992 Kamaladalam Dance teacher
1992 First Bell Yamuna's mother
1992 Kudumbasammetham Rajamma
1992 Yodha Sumathi Dubbed into telugu as "Yoddha"
1992 Kingini
1992 Kaazhchakkppuram Narayani
1992 Kallan Kappalil Thanne Subhamma
1992 My Dear Muthachan Parthasarathi's mother
1992 Soorya Gayathri Paatti
1992 Thiruthalvaadi Doctor
1992 Apaaratha Prabha's mother
1992 Aardhram
1992 Mr & Mrs Superintendent
1992 Ponnaramthottathe Raajaavu Saraswathiyamma
1992 Australia
1992 Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam
1991 Anaswaram D'Cruz's wife
1991 Advaitham Naniyamma
1991 Kilukkam Doctor
1991 Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty Georgekutty's mother
1991 Keli Narayanankutty's grandmother
1991 Kakka Thollayiram Balakrishnan's mother
1991 Sundhari Kakka Ammachi
1991 Thudar Katha Jaanuvamma
1991 Vishnulokam Relative
1991 Chakravarthy Unni's mother
1991 Ennum Nanmakal Radha Devi's mother
1991 Nettippattam Mamma
1991 Kadalora Kattu Vijayan's mother
1991 Ulladakkam Mental patient
1991 Uncle Bun Sister 2
1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Nimmy's mother
1990 Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu Stella
1990 Kuttettan Vishnu's mother
1990 Iyer the Great Soorya's mother Dubbed into tamil as "Bhagawan"
1990 Anantha Vruthantham Mercey
1990 Kalikkalam Jamal's mother
1990 Midhya Ammalu
1990 Abhimanyu Kalyani
1990 Akkare Akkare Akkare House owner
1990 Arhatha Devamma
1990 Ee Kannikoodi Annamma
1990 Gajakesariyogam Saroja Nair
1990 His Highness Abdullah Janaki Varma
1990 Thoovalsparsham Ananda Padmanabhan's mother
1990 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Subhadra
1990 Minda Poochakku Kalyanam Sarasamma
1990 Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam Kunjulakshmi
1990 Sasneham Meenakshi Ammal
1990 Thalayanamanthram Sulochana Thankappan
1990 Varthamana Kalam Mrs. Menon
1990 Rajavazhcha Mini's mother
1990 Aye Auto Meenakshi's grandmother
1990 Shubhayathra Hostel warden
1990 Nanma Niranjavan Srinivasan Peter's mother
1990 Lal Salam Servant of Medayil House
1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi Unnicharu
1990 Maanmizhiyaal Mariyaamma

1980s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Artham Janardanan's mother
1989 Njangalude Kochu Doctor Thresiakutty
1989 Vandanam Maggie
1989 Adharvam Thevalli's wife
1989 Jaithra Yaathra -
1989 Utharam Molly aunty
1989 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Kannappa Chekavar's wife
1989 Chakkikotha Chankaran Subhadra Kunjamma
1989 Dasharatham Maggie
1989 Kaalal Pada Arun's mother Dubbed into Tamil as "Pudhiya Visarana"
1989 News Sulochana
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Gopalakrishnan's mother
1989 Ulsavapittennu Bhageerathi
1989 Swagatham Daisy aunty
1989 Vadakkunokkiyantram Shobha's mother
1989 Varnatheru Nun
1989 Bhadrachitta
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Nun
1988 Dinarathrangal Lakshmi
1989 Vicharana Saraswathy
1989 Aparan Savithri
1988 Aranyakam Shailaja's mother
1988 Orkkapurathu Mamma
1988 Ormmayil Ennum
1988 Aryan Devan's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Aarayan Mera Naam"
1988 Chithram Bhaskaran Nambiar's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Khooni Insaan"
1988 Oru Muthassi Katha Akkan
1988 Dhwani Thankamani
1988 Oohakachavadam Nun
1988 Kudumbapuranam Thrikkunnathu Bhageerathiyamma
1988 Oru Vivaada Vishayam -
1988 Oozham
1988 Witness
1988 Daisy Aaya
1988 Agnipravesham
1988 Vellanakalude Nadu Pavithran's mother
1987 Manivatharile Aayiram Sivarathrikal Vinayachandran's mother
1987 Kalam Mari Katha Mari Alimma
1987 Adimakal Udamakal Janu
1987 Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu Bhanumathi
1987 Amrutham Gamaya Haridas' mother
1987 Irupatham Noottandu Janakiyamma
1987 Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Kunjannamma
1987 Aalippazhangal Savithri
1987 Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham Fortune Teller
1987 Jaalakam Devu
1987 Ayitham Puthiyamma
1987 Cheppu Ramachandran's mother (Voice only)
1987 Kottum Kuravayum
1987 Nadodikkattu
1987 Sarvakalasala Leelamma
1987 Thoovanathumbikal Jayakrishnan's mother
1987 Vilambaram Mary
1987 Onnaam Maanam Poomaanam Saraswathiyamma
1987 Vrutham Savithri
1987 Aattakatha Jamma Madam
1987 Kaanan Kothichu
1987 Varshangal Poyathariyathe Bhagi
1987 Archanppookkal -
1986 Ennu Nathante Nimmi
1986 Naale Njangalude Vivaham Saraswathiyamma
1986 Rareeram Soudamini
1986 Oru Yuga Sandhya
1986 Aval Kathirunnu Avanum
1986 Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu MA Dhawan's mother
1986 Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil Kannamma
1986 Geetham Swamini/Amma of Saranaalayam
1986 Abhayam Thedi Ammalu
1986 Malarum Kiliyum Thulasi's mother
1986 Ee Kaikalil Sultan's foster mother
1986 Poovinnu Puthiya Poonthennal Doctor
1986 Veendum Club lady
1986 Aayiram Kannukal Anu's mother
1986 Moonnu Masangalkku Munpu Mrs.Menon
1986 Nandi Veendum Varika Madhavi
1986 Gandhinagar 2nd Street Colony Secretary
1986 Adukkan Entheluppam Bharathi
1986 Snehamulla Simham Kamalamma
1986 Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil Devaki
1986 Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi Subhadra Kunjamma
1986 Ennennum Kannettante Vasumathi
1986 Ente Entethu Mathrem Padmavathi
1986 Kunjattakilikal Kamalamma
1986 Thalavattam Nurse Rachel
1986 Doore Doore Oru Koodu Koottam Kalyani teacher
1986 Ninnishtam Ennishtam Kaakkathiyamma
1986 Hello My Dear Wrong Number Nurse
1986 Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare Nun
1986 Revathikkoru Pavakkutty Devootty
1986 Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam Panikkar's mother
1986 Sughamodevi Bharathi
1986 Yuvajanotsavam Leelama
1986 Amme Bhagavathi Ponnamma
1986 Mizhineerppoovukal Mother Superior
1986 Adiverukal Balakrishnan's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Jaanwar Aur Insan"
1986 T.P. Balagopalan M.A. Anitha's mother
1986 Koodannayum Kaattu
1986 Ithramathram Prameela
1986 Pratighatana
1986 Akalangalil Sumithraamma
1986 Meenamasathile Sooryan Abubacker's mother
1986 Love Story Rukmini
1985 Rangam Chandrika's mother
1985 Karimbinpoovinakkare Shivan's aunt
1985 Makan Ente Makan Saraswathy
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Karthyayaniyamma
1985 Boeing Boeing Dick Ammayi
1985 Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya Meenakshi
1985 Aram + Aram = Kinnaram Karthyani
1985 Mutharamkunnu P.O. Bhavani
1985 Mukhyamanthri Minister,Kozhivila's wife
1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil Mrs.Menon
1985 Akkare Ninnoru Maran Savithri
1985 Gayathridevi Ente Amma Raju's mother
1985 Puli Varunne Puli Bhavani
1985 Vasantha Sena Reetha
1985 Eeran Sandhya Seetha
1985 Anu Bandham Malu
1985 Onningu Vannengil Subhadra
1985 Oru Nokku Kanan Vilasini
1985 Idanilangal Saramma
1985 Kandu Kandarinju Janaki
1985 Archana Aaradhana Omana
1985 Principal Olivil Vasumathi
1985 Ithu Nalla Thamasha Kalyaniyamma
1985 Oru Naal Innoru Naal Sukumaran's mother
1985 Vellarikka Pattanam Nun
1985 Thammil Thammil Vivek's mother
1985 Oru Kudakkeezhil Bharathi
1985 Avidathepole Ivideyum Sukumaran's mother
1985 Menicheppu Thurannappol -
1985 Scene No.7
1985 Shaantham Bheekaram
1985 Upaharam Divakaran's wife
1985 Koodum Thedi Nun
1985 Punnaram Cholli Cholli Sundari
1985 Pachavelicham
1985 Iniyethra Dooram
1985 Irakal
1985 Ente Kaanakkuyil Subhadra Thankachi
1985 Guruji Oru Vakku Betty's mother
1985 Oduvil Kittiya Vartha
1985 Paara
1985 Kayyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu
1984 Kodathi Saraswathiyamma
1984 Kudumbam Oru Swargam Bharya Oru Devatha Meenakshi
1984 Vanitha Police Sarasamma
1984 Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu Sreekumar's mother
1984 Karimbu Mereena's mother
1984 Odaruthammava Aalariyam Major Nair's wife
1984 Sreekrishna Parunthu Kochamma
1984 Panchavadi Palam Rahel
1984 April 18 Judge
1984 Aalkkoottathil Thaniye Cheeru
1984 Aarorumariyathe Subhadra
1984 Adiyozhukkukal Radha
1984 Anithichuvappu -
1984 Appunni Malu
1984 Swantham Sarika Krishnan Nair's wife
1984 Chakkarayumma
1984 Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Omanakuttan's mother
1984 Ariyaatha Veethikal Kalyanikutty
1984 Athirathram Kathamma Dubbed into hindi as "Jaanbaaz Policewala"
1984 Ethirppukal
1984 Itha Innu Muthal Shankar's mother
1984 Ivide Ingane Bharathi
1984 Kaliyil Alpam Karyam Vinayan's mother
1984 Kanamarayathu Roy's mother
1984 Koottinilamkili Sarada
1984 Vellam Kunju Lakshmi
1984 Muthodumuthu Bhavani
1984 Onnanu Nammal Dr. Rachel
1984 Sandarbham Indu's mother
1984 Swarna Gopuram Johny's mother
1984 Parannu Parannu Parannu Elizabeth
1984 Poochakkoru Mookkuthi Revathi
1984 Swanthamevide Bandhamevide Indulekha's mother
1984 Thathamme Poocha Poocha Sumathy
1984 Vikatakavi Nabeesa's mother
1984 Paavam Poornima Soumini
1984 Ivide Thudangunnu
1984 Unni Vanna Divasam -
1984 Thirakal James's mother
1984 Ente Kalithozhan -
1984 Thacholi Thankappan Ayishu
1984 Mynaakam
1984 Velicham Illatha Veedhi
1984 Vepraalam
1984 Aduthaduthu Gaurikutty
1983 Aa Rathri Sundereshan's mother
1983 Asthram Sharada
1983 Aattakalasam Mandakini
1983 Ente Katha Gowriyamma
1983 Guru Dakshina Parvathy Dubbed into telugu as "Guru Dakshana"
1983 Karyam Nissaram Annie
1983 Kinaram Mary
1983 Koodevide Susan
1983 Onnu Chirikku Radha
1983 Oru Swakaryam
1983 Pin Nilavu Saraswathi
1983 Rugma Gracy's mother
1983 Prasnam Gurutharam Dr. Mary Mathew
1983 Saagaram Santham Maragadham
1983 Thimingalam Bhanu
1983 Enikku Vishakunnu Naani Paruthi
1983 Nanayam Sindhu's mother
1983 Coolie Sethu's mother
1983 Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu Jayamohan's mother
1983 Veena Poovu Savithri
1983 Theeram Thedunna Thira -
1983 Ponnethooval
1983 Kuyiline Thedi Kousalya
1983 Engane Nee Marakkum Shambu's mother
1983 Bandham Kousalya
1983 Varanmaare Aavashyamundu Kalyani
1983 Aana Rasiya Beevi
1983 Ee Vazhi Mathram
1983 Ashtapadi Unnikrishnan's mother
1983 Parasparam Geetha's mother
1983 Aashrayam -
1983 Aadyathe Anuraagam -
1983 Enne Njaan Thedunnu
1983 Asuran
1983 Mouna Raagam Mandakini Aunty
1982 Innalenkil Nale Amalu Dubbed into telugu as "Taxi Driver"
1982 Irattimadhuram Kalyaniyamma
1982 Ethiralikal Karthyayani
1982 Kaattile Paattu Janaki
1982 Anuraagakkodathi Meenakshi
1982 Kaaliya Mardhanam Johny's mother
1982 Aranjaanam Puppy
1982 Velicham Vitharunna Penkutty
1982 Maruppacha
1982 Njaan Ekanaanu Vasanthy
1982 Amrutha Geetham Suresh's Mother
1982 Chambalkadu Beeran's mother
1982 Njan Onnu Parayatte Ammini
1982 Aayudham Saraswathi
1982 Oru Vilippadakale Swarna Ammaal
1982 Chillu Manu's mother
1982 Chiriyo Chiri Sukumari(Herself)
1982 Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam Madhavi
1982 Ithu Njangalude Katha Naniyamma
1982 Padayottam Chiruthevi Thampuratti
1982 Snehapoorvam Meera Bhagi
1982 Mukhangal
1982 Kilukilukkam Anjali's mother
1982 Kazhumaram Bharathi Amma
1982 Ponnum Poovum Lakshmi
1982 Enthino Pookunna Pookkal Puthenpurakkal Saraswathi Amma
1982 Pooviriyum Pulari Madhavi
1982 Kayam
1981 Ahimsa Bharathan's mother
1981 Sanchari Keshavan's wife
1981 Archana Teacher Bhageerathiyamma
1981 Hamsageetham
1981 Poocha Sanyasi Kalaamma
1981 Arayannam Nalini's mother
1981 Thaaravu Kaalipennu
1981 Pinneyum Pookkunna Kaadu
1981 Kolilakkam Kumar's foster mother
1981 Swarnappakshikal Dakshayaniyamma
1981 Aambal Poovu Bhavani
1981 Parankimala Appu's mother
1981 Orikkal Koodi Mrs.Thampi
1981 Parvathi Lakshmi Bai
1981 Thenum Vayambum Varma's mother
1981 Asthamikkatha Pakalukal Bhavani
1981 Vayal Savithri
1981 Venal Saraswathy
1981 Swarangal Swapnagal Teacher
1981 Garjanam Dr.Vijay's mother
1981 Veshangal
1981 Kattupothu
1981 Thadavara Sarojini
1981 Greeshma Jwala
1981 Dwandha Yudham
1980 Vaiki Vanna Vasantham Maggie
1980 Idi Muzhakkam Gouri
1980 Ambalavilakku Srimathi Rama Varma
1980 Adhikaram Bhargavi Amma
1980 Bhaktha Hanuman Anjana Devi
1980 Dwik Vijayam College Principal
1980 Aagamanam Subhadra Menon
1980 Pappu Pappu's mother
1980 Ivar Mary
1980 Deepam Varma's mother
1980 Swantham Enna Padam Nadanam Sathyabhama
1980 Chandra Bimbam Rathi's mother
1980 Puzha
1980 Dooram Arike
1980 Hridayam Paadunnu
1980 Akalangalil Abhayam Julie
1980 Ammayum Makalum Madhavi
1980 Eden Thottam
1980 Naayattu Sumathi
1980 Seetha
1980 Theeram Thedunnavar
1980 Kaavalmaadam Pathumma
1980 Thaliritta Kinakkal Meher's mother
1980 Angadi Karunakaran's wife
1980 Pavizha Mutthu
1980 Shalini Ente Koottukari Shantha

1970s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Jeevitham Oru Gaanam Annamma
1979 Kaalam Kaathu Ninnilla
1979 Sandhyaragam Annamma
1979 Kochu Kochu Thettukal
1979 Surya Daham
1979 Ezhunirangal Sharada's mother,Teacher
1979 Thuramukham Kochuthresia
1979 Rakthamillatha Manushyan Kamala Ambal
1979 Venalil Oru Mazha Panki
1979 Mamangam Cherukutti
1979 Anupallavi Soman's mother
1979 Peruvazhiyambalam Paramu Pillai's wife
1979 Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum Ayishaumma
1979 Kannukal Vishalam
1979 Veerabhadran
1979 Mochanam
1979 Itha Oru Theeram Meenakshi
1979 Simhaasanam
1979 Kaumarapraayam
1979 Raathrikal Ninakku Vendi Cheerukutti
1979 Chuvanna Chirakukal
1979 Sikharangal
1979 Ajnaatha Theerangal Kalyani P Nair
1979 Vadaka Veedu
1978 Aarum Anyaralla Achamma
1978 Vadakakku Oru Hridayam Paramu Pillai's wife Dubbed into hindi as "Man Ka Aangan"
1978 Kadathanaattu Maakkam Poorani
1978 Balapareekshanam -
1978 Rappadikalude Gatha
1978 Ee Ganam Marakkumo Mariyamma
1978 Nakshathrangale Kaaval
1978 Pichipoo
1978 Maattoly
1978 Kanyaka Madhaviyamma
1978 Asthamayam Alamelu
1978 Randu Penkuttikal -
1977 Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana Pathmavathi
1977 Kannappanunni Ummini
1977 Abhinivesham Lady Doctor
1977 Kayamkulam Kochunni Janaki
1977 Rathimanmadhan Gomathi
1977 Aanandham Paramaanandham Babu's & Shekharankutty's mother
1977 Veedu Oru Swargam
1977 Sneham
1977 Amme Anupame
1977 Sujatha Sukumari
1977 Madhuraswapnam
1977 Guruvayur Kesavan Thampuratti
1977 Sangamam
1977 Soothrakkaari
1977 Ammaayi Amma
1977 Nirakudam
1977 Chakravarthini
1977 Aadhya Paadam
1977 Sreedevi
1977 Aradhana
1977 Minimol
1977 Kaduvaye Pidicha Kiduva
1977 Sankhupushpam
1977 Santha Oru Devatha
1977 Aparaajitha
1977 Andhardaham
1977 Hridayame Sakshi
1976 Amrithavaahini Sumathi
1976 Aayiram Janmangal Leela
1976 Agni Pushpam
1976 Vazhivilakku
1976 Ajayanum Vijayanum
1976 Njavalppazhangal
1976 Appooppan
1976 Neela Sari
1975 Chumaduthangi
1975 Boy Friend
1975 Raagam -
1975 Ullasa Yaathra
1975 Mattoru Seetha
1975 Aaranya Kandam
1975 Abhimaanam -
1975 Swami Ayyappan Lakshmi
1975 Kottaaram Vilkkaanundu
1975 Nirmala
1974 Chattakkari Maggie Dubbed into telugu as "English Ammayi"
1974 Poonthenaruvi Kunju Mariyamma
1974 Bhoogolam Thiriyunnu Chandramathi
1974 Bhoomidevi Pushpiniyayi Bhanumathi
1974 Sethubandhanam Parvathy
1974 Nagaram Sagaram
1974 Thacholi Marumakan Chandu Kunki
1973 Police Ariyaruthe Ruby
1973 Thekkan Kattu Shyamala Khanna
1973 Padmavyooham Maaya
1973 Chenda
1972 Theerthayathra Sreekumarikkutty
1971 Vithukal Sharada
1971 Aabhijathyam Sreedevi
1971 Navavadhu
1971 Karinizhal -
1970 Mindapennu Pankajakshi
1970 Priya
1970 Vivahitha Mary
1970 Nishagandhi
1970 Vazhve Mayam
1970 Palunkupaathram

1960s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1969 Danger Biscuit Muthulaxmi
1969 Anaachadanam
1969 Virunnukari Kamakshiyamma
1968 Yakshi Kalyani
1968 Lakshaprabhu
1968 Kaliyalla Kalyaanam
1968 Manaswini Rekha
1968 Dial 2244
1968 Aparaadhini
1968 Viruthan Shanku Paarukuttyamma
1967 Bhagyamudra
1967 Udhyogastha
1967 Pooja
1967 Madatharuvi
1967 Kaanatha Veshangal
1967 Anveshichu Kandethiyilla
1967 N.G.O
1967 Chithramela - Segment:"Apaswarangal"
1967 Collector Malathy Madhavikutty
1967 Kottayam Kolacase
1967 Ashwamedham Gerly
1967 Paavappettaval Ambujakshy
1967 Postman
1967 Nagarame Nandi Mrs. Mudailair
1967 Khadeeja
1966 Tharavattamma Velamma
1966 Kunjali Marakkar -
1966 Kusruthy Kuttan -
1966 Kalithozhan Venu's sister
1966 Kayamkulam Kochunni Vazhapilli Janakipilla
1966 Kadamattathachan
1966 Kanaka Chilanga
1965 Chettathi Bharathi
1965 Sarppakavu Nagalatha
1965 Kuppivala Pachumma
1965 Rajamalli
1965 Shyamala Chechi
1965 Ammu Saro
1965 Jeevitha Yaathra Vasanthy
1965 Bhoomiyile Malakha Sophie
1965 Murappennu Mrs.Menon
1965 Shakuntala -
1964 Thacholi Othenan Unnichara
1964 Kalanju Kittiya Thankam Amminikutty Amma
1964 Omanakuttan Sreedevi
1964 Anna
1963 Chilamboli -
1963 Kadalamma
1962 Kalpadukal
1962 Snehadeepam
1962 Kannum Karalum
1962 Veluthambi Dalawa Janaki
1962 Viyarppinte Vila
1962 Vidhi Thanna Vilakku Dancer
1962 Sreerama Pattabhishekam Dancer
1961 Ummini Thanka Valli
1961 Krishnakuchela

1950s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1959 Naadodikal
1957 Sakundala
1957 Thaskaraveeran Vijaya's wife
1956 Koodapirappu -

Tamil[edit]

She has acted in more than 100 Tamil movies.

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Namma Gramam Ammini Amma National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Posthumously released
2012 UAA 60 - 60 Years Of Passion Sukumari (Herself)
2012 Marching Ahead The Element of Life.
2011 Ponnar Shankar Vaanayi
2010 Chikku Bukku - Dubbed into telugu as "Love To Love"
2010 Magizhchi Aachi
2009 Vettaikaaran Susheela's paatti Dubbed into hindi as "Dangerous Khiladi 3"
2008 Solli Therivadhillai
2008 Vambu Sandai Lakshmi Narayana's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Mr.Badmash"
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Keerthi's grandmother Dubbed into hindi as "Phir Aaya Deewana"
2008 Sila Nerangalil Mother Superior
2007 Thullal
2007 Agaram Thiru's grandmother
2004 Manasthan Selvarasu's paatti Dubbed into telugu as "Peda Raja"
2004 Vishwa Thulasi Viswa's mother
2004 Perazhagan Priya's grandmother
2002 Varushamellam Vasantham -
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Janakai's relative Dubbed into telugu as "Brahmachari"
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Chella's grandmother
2001 Vinnukum Mannukum Devayani's mother
2000 Alaipayuthey Shakthi's aunt Dubbed into telugu and malayalam as "Sakhi" and "Alai Payuthey" respectively
2000 Snegithiye History professor & Hostel warden Dubbed into hindi as "Friendship"
1999 Ponvizha
1998 Kodiesvaran
1997 Ratchagan Sonia's paatti
1996 Poove Unakkaga Stephen's wife
1994 Manasu Rendum Pudhusu Meenakshi
1991 Gopura Vasalile Manohar's mother
1991 Putham Pudhu Payanam
1990 Arangetra Velai Asha's mother
1990 Mounam Sammadham Akka Dubbed into telugu as "Lawyer The Great"
1989 Varusham Padhinaaru Parvathy
1987 Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai Ravi's mother
1986 Samsaram Adhu Minsaram
1985 Mangamma Sapatham Ashok's mother Dubbed into malayalam as "Randum Randum Anchu"
1985 Poove Poochooda Vaa David's mother
1983 Ilamai Kaalangal Stella's mother
1982 Marumagale Vazhga
1982 Thunai
1982 Vazhvey Maayam Raja's mother Dubbed into malayalam as "Premabhishekam"
1982 Nirantharam
1981 Kadal Meengal Annapoorni
1981 Amara Kaaviyam Saraswathi
1981 Garjanai Dr.Vijay's mother
1981 Kilinjalgal Stella Dubbed into malayalam as "Ruby My Darling"
1980 Sujatha Sujatha's chinnamma
1980 Devi Dharisanam Kalyani's mother
1979 Unmaye Un Vilai Enna -
1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu Rajamma Dubbed inti Telugu as "Nuvve Naa Srimathi"
1979 Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum Ayishaumma
1979 Nenjukke Neethi
1979 Neela Malargal - Dubbed into hindi as "Neel Kamal"
1979 Thaayillamal Naan Illai Sivakami Dubbed into Telugu as "Paatagadu"
1978 Kaatrinile Varum Geetham Mrs.Xavier
1978 Paruva Mazhai
1978 Oru Nadigai Natakam Pakiral Doctor
1978 Thai Meethu Sathiyam Babu's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Zahreele Saanp"
1976 Bhadrakali
1976 Puthukavithai Thilakavathy Dubbed into Telugu as "Tiger Rajani"
1976 Kumaara Vijayam Parvathy
1976 Paalooti Valartha Kili Gayathri's mother
1976 Kanavan Manaivi Renganayagi
1976 Maharasi Vazhga Amma of Sarannalayam
1975 Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal Ganesan's wife Dubbed intp malayalam as "Chila Nerangalil Chila Manushyar"
1975 Pattum Bharathamum Meenakshi Ammal
1975 Manidhanum Dheivamagalam Vidhya's mother
1975 Anbe Aaruyire Janaki
1975 Swami Ayyappan Lakshmi
1975 Andharangam Madurai Marathakam
1975 Thiruvarul Valli's mother
1974 Engamma Sapatham
1974 Athaiya Mamiya Jayalakshmi
1974 Netru Indru Naalai Dayalan's wife
1974 Paadha Poojai Parvathy
1973 Pillai Selvam Swarnamma
1972 Pattikada Pattanama Kalpana's mother
1972 Muhammad bin Tughluq Sumathi
1972 Vasantha Maligai Vimala
1971 Thoraimugham -
1971 Nootrukku Nooru Manjula's mother
1967 Manam Oru Kurangu
1963 Kadavulai Kanden -
1962 Kannadi Maligai -
1962 Bandha Pasam Chithra
1961 Pasamalar Dancer
1960 Pudhiya Pathai
1960 Petaval Kanda Peruvazhvu
1960 Paattaaliyin Vetri Dancer
1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman Dancer Dubbed into telugu and hindi as "Veerapandiya Kattabomman" and "Amar Shaheed" respectively
1959 Pennkulathu Ponvillakku Dancer
1959 Ponnu Vilayum Bhoomi -
1959 Manjal Mahimai Dancer
1959 Uthami Petra Rathinam Dancer
1958 Sampoorna Ramayanam Dubbed into telugu
1956 Rishya Singar
1956 Raja Rani Dancer
1955 Gomathiyin Kaadalan Dancer
1953 Ponni Dancer
1951 Rajput
1951 Or Iravu Shanmugham Zamindar's daughter(Childhood) Special appearance in a song sequence

Telugu[edit]

She has acted in more than 40 Telugu movies.Only some of them are following;

Year Film Role Notes
Baba Sathya Sai
2011 Kudirithe Kappu Coffee Malati
2008 Lakshmi Putrudu Lakshmi Narayana's mother Dubbed into hindi as "Mr.Badmash"
2004 Samba Samba's grandmother
2001 Murari Sabari Dubbed into tamil as "Murari"
1997 Subhakankshalu Rosy
1991 Nirnayam Jolly aunty Dubbed into tamil and hindi as "Sambhavam" and "Girafthari" respectively
1985 Bangaru Chilaka Kousalya Devi
1981 Premabhishekam Raju's mother
1980 Sri Anjaneya Charitra Anjana Devi
1976 Bangaru Manishi Geetha's mother
1975 Babu Sreelakshmi
1960 Nammina Bantu Dancer
1958 Mangalya Balam Dancer

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi Rajeshwar's mother Dubbed into tamil as "Monalisa"
1998 Saat Rang Ke Sapne Yashoda's sister-in-law
1986 Anokha Rishta Robert's mother

Bengali[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1958 Nrityeri Tale Tale

Television Series (PARTIAL)[edit]

  • Aakashadoothu (Surya TV) - Malayalam ... Dr.David's mother
  • Sreeguruvaaoorappan (Surya TV) - Malayalam
  • Velankani Mathavu (Surya TV) - Malayalam
  • Saranamayyappa (Surya TV) - Malayalam
  • Thulabharam (Surya TV) - Malayalam
  • Amme Devi (Surya TV) - Malayalam
  • Madhavam (Surya TV) - Malayalam ... Oppamma
  • Kadamattathu Kathanar (Surya TV) - Malayalam
  • Swarnamayooram (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Swapnam (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Megham (Asianet) - Malayalam ... Rukkuvamma
  • Nokketha Doorath (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Avicharitham (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Manthrakodi (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Thalolam (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Ammathamburaatti (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Manssariyum Yanthram (Asianet) - Malayalam
  • Malakhamar (Mazhavil Manorama) - Malayalam
  • Daivathinu Swantham Devootty (Mazhavil Manorama) - Malayalam ... Devootty's grandmother
  • Coimbatore Ammayi (Amrita TV) - Malayalam ... Ammayi
  • Aliyanmarum Penganmarum (Amrita TV) - Malayalam
  • Sandhyalekshmi (Amrita TV) - Malayalam
  • Krishnathulasi - Malayalam
  • Vandanam
  • Mayamma
  • Pranaamam - Malayalam ... Nangeli Muthassi
  • Sarkar Sahayam Driving School
  • Kudumba Visheyshangal
  • Manasi (Doordarshan) - Malayalam
  • Hai - Malayalam
  • Iravil Oru Pagal (DD Chennai) - Tamil
  • Ganga Yamuna Saraswathi (Raj TV) - Tamil
  • Janatha Nagar Colony - Tamil

Plays (PARTIAL)[edit]

  • Muhammad bin Tughluq
  • Pen Paduthum Paadu
  • Petaal Thaan Pillaya
  • The Hidden Truth
  • Nadagam
  • Ramayana
  • Quo Vadis
  • Why Not
  • Mind Is A Monkey
  • Madras By Night
  • Kannaki
  • Vazhj Thirumanam
  • Padmavathisreenivasakalyanam
  • Saraswathiyin Selvan
  • Krishna (Voice only)

Advertisements (PARTIAL)[edit]

  • Chungath Jewellery
  • MK Fabrics
  • Krishnathulasi Hair Tonic
  • Happy Home,Grihasri Kuris Pvt ltd
  • Jingles
  • Mathrubhumi Calendar
  • Jewellery
  • Kerala Kitchen Restaurant
  • Road Safety
  • Nana Film Magazine (Cover Page)
  • Vellinakshathram (Cover Page)

As a television presenter[edit]

  • Pesu Padam

Reality Shows as a judge[edit]

See also[edit]

Following are some of the programmes which were attended by Padmasree Sukumari:

  • Katha Ithuvare (Mazhavil Manorama) - Interview
  • On Record (Asianet) - Interview
  • A Chat With Celebrity (Amrita TV) - Interview
  • Nerre Chovve (Manorama News) - Interview
  • Indiaglitz Presentation - Interview
  • Tharavishesham - Interview
  • Chattakari Movie Promotional Video (Peppy eggs.com) - Interview
  • Sthree (ACV) - Interview
  • Madhurikkunnna Ormakal (Surya TV) - Interview
  • Abhinaya Jeevitham (Mathrubhumi Newspaper) - Interview
  • Veettamma (Kairali TV) - Talk Show
  • Avar Kandumuttumbol (Mathrubhumi News) - Interview
  • Sukumari Guest - Interview (Surya TV)
  • Thirakkukalil Alpam Neram (Amrita TV)
  • Suryathejassode Amma (Surya TV)
  • Aamchi Mumbai - Stage Show
  • The Mammootty Stage Festival 96 - Stage Show
  • Delhi Dance - Stage Show
  • Singapore Show - Stage Show
  • Lux Asianet - Stage Show
  • Siddique Lal's Cinegalaxy 94 Thalamurakalude Sangamam - Stage Show
  • Mohanlal Stage Show 1992-1993 - Stage Show
  • Goodwin Golden Fest 2013 - Stage Show
  • Kairali Cultural Association Onam Fest 2003 - Stage Show
  • Grihalakshmi TV Award - Stage Show
  • AMMA Shows - Stage Show
  • Ujala Asianet Film Awards 2013 - Stage Show
  • Ujala Asianet Film Awards 2010 - Stage Show
  • Sreekuttan celebration based on the 25 years in film musical world of MG Sreekumar
  • 53rd Fair Filmfare South Awards 2005 - Stage Show
  • Madhavasandhya - Stage Show
  • Thriveni Sangamam - Inauguration
  • International Peace Day - Inauguration
  • Information And Guidance Society,Thiruvathira Celebrations - Inauguration
  • 16th IFFK - Inauguration
  • Golden Talent (Jaihind TV) - Inauguration
  • PTA Day Of Rajagiri Public School - Inauguration
  • World Diabetes Day Celebrations Of Little Flower Hospital And Research Centre - Inauguration
  • Attakul Pongala - Public Function
  • 100th Woman's Day Celebrations Of KSWDC - Public Function
  • Mohanlal Fans Association First Year Celebration - Public Function
  • Children's Film Fest - Public Function
  • Heart To Heart Scheme By NIMS Medicity - Public Function
  • Darppanam (Mirror) Short Film Pooja - Public Function
  • Gamer Malayalam Movie Pooja - Public Function
  • Maama Mia
  • Pune Malayali Sanghatana
  • Aazhchamela
  • Chalakkudy function
  • Aakashavani/ Radio Interviews
  • Ormakalude Vellithia
  • Sukumari Living Sculpture
  • Green Piece
  • Snehasallapam
  • Other Public functions
  • Stardust
  • Mixed
  • Webindia123.com

More Information regarding Sukumari[edit]

Stage dance artiste[edit]

Has danced since the age of seven years till date all over India, U.S.A., Singapore, Malaysia, Ceylon etc.

Dance troupe[edit]

Performed in the following troupes:

  • "Dances of India" along with "The Travancore Sisters" (Lalitha, Padmini, Ragini).
  • PUSHPANJALI: Along with Mrs. Raja Sulochana (Film artiste) did more than 5000 stage shows.
  • KUCHALA KUMARI TROUPE: Did about 1000 stage shows.

Active stage drama artiste[edit]

(for the past 40 years)

  • MR.Y.G. PARTHASARATHY TROUPE: 1000 Stage shows.
  • VIVEKA FINE ARTS CLUB: More than 5000 Stage Shows, Directed by Cho. Ramaswamy.

Cultural stage shows[edit]

All over the world in places like Singapore, Malaysia, Ceylon, Dubai, U.S.A. Germany, etc.

Awards[edit]

  • KERALA FILM FANS ASSOCIATION AWARD:

1967: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – VARIOUS FILMS
1974: SPECIAL AWARD – CHATTAKARI
1980: BEST CHARACTER AWARD
1981: BEST CHARACTER AWARD

  • FILMS FANS ASSOCIATION – MADRAS:

1971: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – THORAIMUGAM
1974: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – CHATTAKARI

  • PRACHODANAM AWARD:1997
  • JANEGIYA FILM AWARD:BY TRICHUR NAGAR SABHA
  • ASIANET AWARD:1998: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SAMANDHARANGAL
  • KERALA FILM CRITICS AWARD:2000: SPECIAL AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE FILM INDUSTRY
  • GULF MALAYALEE CINE AWARDS:2000: ALL ROUNDER OF THE MILLENNIUM
  • KALAKAIRALI:2001:SPECIAL AWARD
  • DUBAI KAIRALI KALA KENDRA ASSOCIATION:2001: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
  • SOORYA STAGE & FILM SOCIETY:2002: FELICITATION FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN CINEMA
  • BHARATH CINE AWARDS:2002: "TAMIL THIRAI ULAGA SAGAPTHANGAL"
  • ASIANET AWARD:2006: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • KERELA WOMAN BEAUTICIANS ASSOCIATION:2004: T.V SERIAL AWARD - BEST CHARACTER ARTIST - AVICHARITHAM
  • SICA AWARD:2007: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • P.S. JOHN ENDOWMENT AWARD:2007
  • MALAYALA CHALACHITRA PARISHAD:2007: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • ERNAKULAM PRESS CLUB:2007: P.S. JOHN ENDOWMENT AWARD - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
  • MATHRUBHUMI AMRITA FILM AWARD:2008: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • NIPPON PAINTS:2008: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • TELEFEST:2009: BEST ACTRESS - MIZHIGALSAKSHI
  • ATLAS CRITIC AWARD - 2009
  • KERALA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD - 2011
  • ICCI Honour
  • FICII Honour
  • ABHINAVA PURASKARAM BY SANGEETHA,UK - OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO ARTS & CULTURE(especially in the field of dacne & acting)
  • SHIVAJI GANESHAN AWARD

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References[edit]

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  17. ^ http://www.totaltollywood.com/news/Happy-Days-makes-a-sweep-at-Filmfare_2333.html
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