അടൂർ ഭവാനി അമ്മ
|Died||25 October 2009 (aged 82)|
|Parent(s)||K Raman Pillai, Kunjukunjamma|
Adoor Bhavani (Malayalam : അടൂർ ഭവാനി; 1927 – 25 October 2009) was an Indian actress in Malayalam cinema, best known for her appearance in the National Award-winning film Chemmeen (1965), directed by Ramu Kariat. She had acted in about 450 films, including Mudiyanaya Puthran, Thulabharam, Kallichellamma, and Anubhavangal Paalichakal. Her last film was K. Madhu-directed Sethurama Iyer CBI . She was also a stage actress and was associated with popular theatre group KPAC.
Bhavani was born in Adoor in Travancore.Her sister, Adoor Pankajam, was also a Malayalam film actress. Adoor Bhavani died on 25 October 2009.
In 1969, Bhavani won the Kerala state film award for the second best actress for the film Kallichellamma. She was awarded the Chalachithra Saparya Lifetime Achievement award by Mathrubhumi-Medimix in 2002.In 2008, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy honoured Bhavani and Pankajam for their overall contributions to theatre and drama.
|2004||Sethurama Iyer CBI||Mary|
|1998||Gloria Fernandez From USA||Thandamma|
|1998||Meenathil Thalikettu||Kaimal's grandmother|
|1998||Oro Viliyum Kathorthu||Lakshmi|
|1997||Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan|
|1995||Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava||Premachandran's grandmother|
|1995||Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary||Deenamma&Annamma|
|1994||Chanakya Soothrangal||Venu's Mother|
|1993||Oru Kadamkatha Pole|
|1993||Injakkadan Mathai and Sons||Shanthamma|
|1992||Sathya Prathinja||Sreedharan's mother|
|1992||Ellarum Chollanu||Mani's mother|
|1991||Kottayam Kunjachan||'Maramkeri' Mariyamma|
|1991||Chanchattam||Yamuna's Grand Mother|
|1991||Akashakottayile Sulthan||Pappy's Sister|
|1990||Ammayude Swantham Kunju Mary||Naniyamma|
|1989||Oru Sayanathinte Swapnam||Veronica|
|1988||Oru CBI Diary Kurippu||Mary|
|1986||Poomukhappadiyil Ninneyum Kaathu||Kunjelemma|
|1986||Swami Sree Narayanan Guru|
|1986||T. P. Balagopalan M.A.||Balagopalan's grandmother|
|1985||Oru Nokku Kanan||Kathreena|
|1985||Adhyayam Onnu Muthal||Naniyamma|
|1985||Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil|
|1984||Ningalil Oru Sthree||Parukuttiyamma|
|1983||Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback||Vishalakshi's mother|
|1982||Shari Alla Sharada|
|1982||Chiriyo Chiri||Neena's grandmother|
|1982||Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla||Maniyan's mother|
|1979||Ival Oru Nadodi|
|1979||Jeevitam Oru Gaanam||Mariyamma|
|1978||Vadakakku Oru Hridayam||Karthyayani|
|1978||Iniyum Puzhayozhukum||Celin's Servant|
|1977||Poojakkedukkatha Pookkal||Narayanan's Mother|
|1972||Sambhavami Yuge Yuge||Kalyani|
|1972||Mayiladum Kunnu||Kochu Mariya|
|1971||Vilakkyu Vaangiya Veena||Bharathi|
|1962||Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi||Ealiyamma|
|1961||Mudiyanaya Puthran||Rajan's mother|
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