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May 22, 1957
Purasawalkam, Chennai, India
|Years active||1974 - present|
|Spouse(s)||I. V. Sasi|
|Parent(s)||Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy|
Seema is an Indian actress. She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, nine in Tamil, seven in Telugu, three in Kannada and one in Hindi. Seema is still active in the movie industry.
She began her career in Tamil film at the age of fourteen 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. 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. 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.
Seema was born as only child to Chennai settled Malayali parents, Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy, at Purasawalkam, Chennai. Her father was from Thalassery and 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 step brothers and a younger step-sister, Lakshmi. She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.