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Seema
Born Shanthakumari
(1957-05-22) May 22, 1957 (age 58)
Purasawalkam, Chennai, India
Other names Shanthi
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) I. V. Sasi
Children Anu, Ani
Parent(s) Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy

Seema is an Indian actress.[1] 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.

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] 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 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.[5] She had her primary education from P.N. Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai.[6]

She is married to famous Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi on 28 August 1980. The couple have 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

Filmfare Awards

  • 1983: Best Actress - Aaroodam
  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham
  • 2011: Lifetime Achievement Award

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

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

Tamil[edit]

  1. Siddhu +2 (2011)
  2. Pudhiye Vaarpugal (2008)
  3. Kaalai (2008)
  4. Anbe Sivam (2003)
  5. Bagavathi (2002)
  6. Baba (2002)
  7. Parthale Paravasam (2001)
  8. Enga Ooru Kannagi (1981)
  9. Kaali (1980)
  10. Kalyana Agathigal(1985)
  11. Sankarlal (1981)
  12. Pagalil Oru Iravu (1979)
  13. Ellaam Un Kairaasi (1980)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Thathayya Premaleelalu (1980)
  2. Kaali (1979)

Television career[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  • Ammakili (Asianet)[8]
  • Alaudinte Albuthavilakku (Asianet)
  • Ival Yamuna (Mazhavil Manorama)

Tamil[edit]

  • Vamsam 2013–present (SUN TV)
  • Thangam (sun TV) as Naachiyar
  • Ammavukku Randilu Raahu,
  • Chillu (Kairali channel)
  • Muhurtham[9]
  • Aaha
  • Mangal Magimai

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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