Vennira Aadai Nirmala

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Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Born
Shanthi

(1948-06-28) 28 June 1948 (age 71)
Other namesShanthadevi, Nirmala, Ushakumari
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1965–present
Parent(s)Father : Balakrishnan Mother : Rukmani
Websitehttp://venniraaadainirmala.com/

Vennira Aadai Nirmala (born as A. B. Shanthi in Kumbakonam) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.


Personal life[edit]

She is born as Shanthi to Balakrishnan and Rukmini at Kumbakonam. She has three siblings. She remains unmarried. [1]


Acting Career[edit]

Debuting through C. V. Sridhar's Vennira Aadai in 1965, she has appeared in over 200 films in Tamil. She has acted in around 50 films in Malayalam with the screen name Usha Kumari. In addition to her acting career, Nirmala is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.[2][3] She acts in the TV series Deivamagal in her own house.

Political Career[edit]

M. G. Ramachandran had adopted her as his sister and wanted to be his heir in politics. But she refused.[4] MGR had nominated her to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council. Her swearing in ceremony was scheduled for 23 April 1986. Nirmala had earlier declared insolvency and according to Article 102-(1)(c) of the Indian Constitution, an insolvent person can not serve as a member of parliament or state legislature.[5][6]

This annulment made Nirmala's nomination valid and the writ petition against it was dismissed. However, Nirmala withdrew her nomination to the council. Miffed with this incident, MGR decided to abolish the council.[7]

Filmography[edit]

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Tamil[edit]

Malayalam: Credited as Ushakumari[edit]

  1. Sharjah To Sharjah (2001)
  2. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  3. Kilungaatha Changalakal (1981)
  4. Kaanthavalayam (1980)
  5. Ashwaradham(1980)
  6. Iniyum Kaanaam (1979) as Nirmala
  7. Randil Onnu (1978)
  8. Chakraayudham (1978)
  9. Velluvili (1978) as Savithri
  10. Hemantharaathri (1978)
  11. Thacholi Ambu (1978)
  12. Guruvayoor Keshavan (1977)
  13. Sreemurukan (1977)
  14. Amba Ambika Ambaalika (1976)
  15. Maanishaada (1975)
  16. Thomasleeha (1975)
  17. Njaan Ninne Premikkunnu (1975)
  18. Suprabhaatham (1974)
  19. Durga (1974)
  20. Paavangal Pennungal (1973)
  21. Aashaachakram (1973)
  22. Shaasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu (1973) as Suvarna
  23. Thaniniram (1973)
  24. Thenaruvi (1973) as Thulasi
  25. Jesus (1973)
  26. Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka (1972) as Maalu
  27. Lora Nee Evide (1971)
  28. Panchavankaadu (1971)
  29. Dathuputhran (1970) as Omana
  30. Bheekara Nimishangal (1970) as Indira
  31. Cross Belt (1970) as Leela/Mrs.Robert
  32. Vivaahitha (1970) as Leela
  33. Janmabhoomi (1969)
  34. Koottukudumbam (1969)
  35. Vilakkappetta Bandhangal (1969)
  36. Punnapra Vayalar (1968) as Chinnamma
  37. Yakshi (1968) as Vijayalakshmi
  38. Sahadharmini (1967)
  39. Maadatharuvi (1967)
  40. Thalirukal (1967)
  41. NGO (1967)
  42. Iruttinte Athmavu (1967) as Prema
  43. Ramanan (1967) as Karthi
  44. Jeevikkaan Anuvadikkoo (1967)
  45. Kayamkulam Kochunni (1966) as Nabeesa
  46. Station Master (1966)
  47. Kallippennu (1966)
  48. Chettathi (1965) as Susheela
  49. Kaattuthulasi (1965)

Telugu[edit]

Kannada[edit]

  • Sri Renukadevi Mahathme (1975)
  • Kari Naga (1985)

Television serials[edit]

  1. Kalki (Aired on Jaya TV from 2004-2006)
  2. Manikoondu (Aired on Sun TV on 2008)
  3. Deivamagal (Aired on Sun TV from 25 March 2013 – 17 February 2018)

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Kannadasan Award in 2009[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.mangalam.com/news/detail/347308-interviews-actress-usha-kumari-interview.html
  2. ^ Randor Guy (31 October 2008). "Trend-setter". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. ^ M. Balaganessin (3 April 2007). "She wants novel role". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  4. ^ The two women who took on Jayalalithaa
  5. ^ Rs. 4.5 lakh-fine slapped on `Vennira Aadai' Nirmala
  6. ^ Court imposes Rs. 4.65-lakh fine on Vennira Adai Nirmala
  7. ^ TN to get back Upper House
  8. ^ Malathi Rangarajan (3 July 2009). "A gathering of greats". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2013.