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Seema
Seema at 61st FF.jpg
Seema at the 61st Filmfare Awards South, 2014
Born Shanthakumari
(1957-05-22) 22 May 1957 (age 61)
Tamil Nadu IND
Nationality  India
Other names Shanthi
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1973 - present
Spouse(s) I. V. Sasi (m. 1980–2017)
Children Anu, Ani
Parent(s) Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy

Seema (born 22 May 1957) is an Indian film actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, twenty in Tamil, seven in Telugu, three in Kannada and one in Hindi.

Career[edit]

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.[2][not in citation given] Seema acted in a large number of movies with Jayan, one of the top actors of the time and the pair was one of the most popular in Kerala. Seema brought fashionable western dresses such as mini-skirts, bell bottom pants and sleevless T-shirts into the mainstream in Malayalam Cinema, at a time when sari and blouse was the de facto way of dressing for heroines in Malayalam movies. 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.[3] 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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Seema was born as an only child to Chennai-settled Malayali parents Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy, at Purasawalkam, Chennai. Her father was from Thalassery and her mother, who is a Tamilian, 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.[5] She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.[6]

She was married to famous Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi on 28 August 1980. The couple has a daughter Anu Milan and a son Ani Sasi. Anu has acted in Sasi's movie Symphony.

Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name Seema.[7]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham

Tamil Nadu State Television Awards

  • 2010 - Best character artist - Thangam

Filmfare Awards

Sun Kudumbam Awards

Vanitha Film Awards

  • 2018 -Life time achievement

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Kinar (2018) ... Judge
  2. Sir C.P (2015)... Mary
  3. Geethaanjali (2013)... Annamma
  4. Manushyamrugam (2011)... Jaanu
  5. Naadakame Ulakam (2011)... Herself
  6. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011)... Kunjannamma
  7. Naayika (2011)... Herself (Archive footage)
  8. Four Friends (2010)... Surya's mother
  9. Vella Thooval (2009)... Jiya's mother
  10. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009)... Lakshmikutty/Achamma
  11. Aayudham (2008)... Anwar's mother
  12. Indraneelam (2007)
  13. Nagaram (2007)... Chintamani Ammalu
  14. Pranayakalam (2007)... Anna
  15. Prajapathi (2006)... Indrani
  16. Udayam (2004)... Subhadra
  17. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003)... Subaidha
  18. Sradha (2000)
  19. Olympian Anthony Adam (1999)... Principal Susanna Roy
  20. Arthana (1992)
  21. Mahayanam (1989)... Radhamma
  22. Ashokettante Aswathikuttikku (1989)
  23. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989)... Sreedevi
  24. Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu (also known as Nineteen Twenty-One) (1988)... Radha
  25. Ayitham (1988)... Jagamma
  26. Mukthi (1988)... Radhamma
  27. Vicharana (1988)... Alice
  28. Sangham... Mollykutty
  29. Abkari (1988)
  30. Paadha Mudra (1988)
  31. Ormayil Ennum (1988)... Annie
  32. Mattoral (1988)... Susheela
  33. Evidence (1988)... Alphonsa
  34. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)... Gauri
  35. Sarvakalasala (1987)...Sharadamani
  36. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)... Radha
  37. Ithrayum Kaalam (1987)... Anna
  38. Naalkavala (1987)... Dr.Radha
  39. Nadodikattu (1987)... Herself
  40. Ee Kaikalil (1986)... Saritha
  41. Aavanazhi (1986)... Radha
  42. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)... Nirmala
  43. Vartha (1986)... Radha
  44. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986)... Parvathy
  45. Akalangalil (1986)... Vasanthi
  46. Chekkeraanoru Chilla (1986)... Nandhini
  47. Koodanayum Kaattu (1986)... Radhamani
  48. Ente Sabdham (1986)... Sumathi
  49. Ashtabandham (1986).... Ayisha
  50. Nilavinte Nattil (1986)
  51. Surabhi Yaamangal (1986)... Sumithra
  52. Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  53. Pappan Priyapetta Pappan (1986)
  54. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985)... Elsi
  55. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985)... Gauri
  56. Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985)... Ammini
  57. Gayathridevi Ente Amma (1985)... Gayatri Devi
  58. Guruji Oru Vakku (1985)... Betty
  59. Anubandham (1985)... Sunanda
  60. Janakeeya Kodathi (1985)... Anitha
  61. Idanilangal (1985)... Chinnammu
  62. Oru Thettinte Katha (1985)
  63. Vasantha Sena (1985)... Shylaja Varma
  64. Shantam Beekaram (1985)
  65. Snehichakuttathinu (1985)
  66. Manyamahajanagale (1985)
  67. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985)... Sophy
  68. Sandharbham (1984)... Adv.Rajani
  69. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984)... Ammukutty
  70. Veendum Chalikkunna Chakram (1984)
  71. Adiyozhukkukal (1984)... Devyani
  72. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)... Gracy
  73. Athirathram (1984)... Thulasi
  74. Aksharangal (1984)... Geetha
  75. Ivide Ingane (1984)... Ammini
  76. Inakili (1984)
  77. Oru Kochu Swapnam (1984)... Sulu
  78. Rakshassu (1984)... Seema
  79. Manithali (1984)... Ramlath
  80. Thirakal (1984)... Saritha
  81. Thirakkil Alpa Samayam (1984)
  82. Karimbu (1984)... Mereena
  83. Vanitha Police (1984)... Sasikala
  84. Kaanamarayathu (1984)... Dr.Elsie George
  85. Lakshmana Rekha (1984)... Radha
  86. Onnanu Nammal (1984)... Nirmala
  87. Kodathi (1984)... Kavitha
  88. Nishedi (1984)... Sheeja
  89. Sandhyakethinu Sindooram (1984)
  90. Radhayude Kamukan (1984)
  91. America America (1983).... Neena
  92. Iniyenkilum (1983)... Geetha
  93. Manassoru Mahaasamudram (1983)... Ranjini
  94. Naanayam (1983)... Sindhu
  95. Rugma (1983)... Rugma
  96. Angam (1983)... Marykutty
  97. Deepaaradhana (1983)
  98. Asuran (1983)
  99. Aroodam (1983)
  100. Kathi (1983)
  101. Maniyara (1983)... Noorjahan
  102. Ashrayam (1983)
  103. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  104. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983)... Sridevi
  105. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983)... Dr.Baladevi
  106. Innalenkil Nale (1982).... G. Vimala
  107. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982)... Seema
  108. Shaari Alla Shaarada (1982)
  109. Thadakom (1982)... Sreedevi
  110. Beedikunjamma (1982)... Devu
  111. Rakthasakshi (1982)
  112. Komaram (1982)
  113. Chiriyo Chiri (1982)... Herself
  114. Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982)... Chandrika
  115. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  116. Thadavara (1981)... Rema
  117. Ahimsa (1981)... Ani
  118. Archana Teacher (1981)... Archana
  119. Aarathi (1981)... Arathi Prathap
  120. Sphodanam (1981)... Lalitha
  121. Thushaaram (1981)
  122. Greeshmajwala (1981)... Seetha
  123. Sankarsham (1981)... Shakunthala
  124. Danthagopuram (1981)
  125. Kattukallan (1981)... Vanaja & Jalaja
  126. Kahalam (1981)
  127. Sambhavam (1981)
  128. Chatta (1981)
  129. Avatharam (1981)... Sreedevi
  130. Enne Snehikku Enne Matram (1981)
  131. Hamsageetham (1981)
  132. Karimpoocha (1981)... Leena
  133. Arangum Aniyarayum (1981)... Asha & Sumathi
  134. Adhikaaram (1980)... Geetha
  135. Ivar (1980)... Liza
  136. Angaadi (1980)... Sindhu
  137. Benz Vasu (1980)... Malathy
  138. Digvijayam (1980)... Uma
  139. Pappu (1980)
  140. Meen (1980)... Sherly
  141. Karimpana (1980)... Kamalam
  142. Manushya Mrugam (1980)... Anitha
  143. Moorkhan (1980)... Vilasini
  144. Kanthavalayam (1980)
  145. Theenalangal (1980)... Raji
  146. Deepam (1980)... Thulasi
  147. Chaakara (1980)... Rani
  148. Sakthi (1980)... Revathi
  149. Prakadanam (1980)... Preethi
  150. Mr. Michael (1980)
  151. Pavizhamuthu (1980)
  152. Chandrahaasam (1980).... Rajani
  153. Swargadevatha (1980)
  154. Theeram Thedunavar (1980)
  155. Ammayum Makalum (1980)... Ramani
  156. Anthappuram (1980)... Meenu
  157. Angakuri (1979)... Sarala
  158. Manavadharmam (1979)
  159. Jimmy (1979)... Rosie
  160. Pathivritha (1979)
  161. Vijayanum Veeranum (1979)... Priya
  162. Ival Oru Nadodi (1979)
  163. Lajjavathi (1979)
  164. Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979)... Seetha
  165. Sarppam (1979)... Daisy
  166. Prabhu (1979)... Bala
  167. Anupallavi (1979)... Stella
  168. Sudhikalasham (1979)... Sangeetha
  169. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  170. Amrithachumbanam (1979)
  171. Prabhathasandhya (1979)... Ammini
  172. Aarattu (1979)
  173. Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  174. Eeta (1978)... Sreedevi
  175. Njaan Njaan Maathram (1978)
  176. Lisa (1978)... Lisa
  177. Aval Kanda Lokam (1978)
  178. Padakuthira (1978)
  179. Avalude Ravukal (1978)... Raji
  180. Adavukal 18 (1978)
  181. Mannu (1978)
  182. Seemanthini (1978)
  183. Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  184. Soothrakaari (1978)
  185. Manoradham (1978)
  186. Anumodhanam (1978)
  187. Puthariyankam (1978)
  188. Urakkam Varatha Rathrikal (1978)... Kavitha
  189. Snehathinte Mukhangal (1978)... Radhika
  190. Ee Manohara Theeram (1978)... Caberet Dancer
  191. Vilakkum Velichavum (1978)
  192. Itha Ivide Vare (1977)
  193. Nizhale Nee Sakshi (1977)
  194. Ladies Hostel (1973)... Hostelstudent
  195. Football Champion (1973)... Dancer at swimming pool
  196. Nirthasala (1972)... Dancer
  197. Achante Bharya (1971)... Dancer

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Note
1973 Vijaya Uncredited
1974 Petha Manam Pithu
1978 Andaman Kadhali Shanthi
1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu
1979 Padhai Marinaal
1979 Kamasasthiram
1979 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi
1980 Kaali
1980 Ellam Un Kairasi
1981 Enga Ooru Kannagi
1981 Kanni Theevu
1981 Sankarlal
1982 Agni Sakshi
1983 Kai Varisai
1985 Kalyana Agthigal Valliammal
1990 Vellaiya Thevan
2001 Parthale Paravasam Madhava's mother
2002 Baba Chamundeeswari's mother
2002 Bagavathi Anjali's mother
2003 Anbe Sivam Bala's mother
2008 Kaalai Karuppayi Aatha
2011 Siddhu +2

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Note
1979 Kaali
1980 Tholi Kodi Koosindi Devudumma
1980 Ketugudu Shanti
1980 Thathayya Premaleelalu
1981 Samsaram Santhanam

Kannada[edit]

Television career[edit]

TV series
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2016 Amruthavarshini Saraswathy a.k.a. Sarasu Janam TV Malayalam
2013-2017 Vamsam Thangamma / Ponnuthaayi SUN TV Tamil
Chinna Papa Periya Papa Chinna Papa SUN TV Tamil Season 2
2013 Ival Yamuna Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2012 Aaha Star Vijay Tamil
2011-2013 Ammakili Dr.Indu Asianet Malayalam [8]
2010-2011 Alaudinnte Albuthavilakku Fathima Asianet Malayalam
2009 - 2013 Thangam Naachiyar SUN TV Tamil
2007 Muhoortham Radha Asianet Malayalam
1990s Jannal (Ammavukku rendula raaghu) Avayambal Raj TV Tamil
Year Name Role Channel Language Notes
2018 Urvasi Theatres Herself Asianet Malayalam
2018 Straight Line Guest Kaumudy TV Malayalam
2018-Present Comedy Stars season 2 Judge Asianet Malayalam
2017 Lal Salam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam
2016–2017 Malayali Veetamma Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016 Comedy Utsavam Judge Flowers tv Malayalam
2016 Comedy Super Nite Guest Flowers TV Malayalam
2016 Badai Bunglow Guest Asianet Malayalam
2016 Onnum Onnum Moonu Guest Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2015 JB junction Guest Kairali TV Malayalam
2014 Comedy Festival Judge Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2014 Nere Chovve Guest Manorama News Malayalam
2014 Celebrity Kitchen Guest Puthuyugam TV Tamil
2014 Harmony Guest Asianet News Malayalam
2011 Vivel Big Break Judge Surya T.V. Malayalam
2010 Rani Maharani Participant Surya TV Malayalam
2009 Sangamam Guest Amrita TV Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On a comeback trail". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 April 2005. 
  2. ^ "Manorama Online Latest Malayalam News. Breaking News Events. News Updates from Kerala India". Manorama Online. 
  3. ^ "Vishudha Shanthi - Actress Seema in conversation with Didi". www.oldmalayalamcinema.wordpress.com. 27 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times Of India. 8 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "JB Junction with Seema". Retrieved 3 May 2015 – via Youtube. 
  6. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/books/article/interview/1977/
  7. ^ "Cinema is Sasi's wife: Seema". The New Indian Express. 
  8. ^ "Malayalam channels". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 27 May 2011. 

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