Vennira Aadai Nirmala

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Vennira Aadai Nirmala

(1948-06-28) 28 June 1948 (age 70)
Other namesShanthadevi, Nirmala, Ushakumari
Occupation Film actress
Years active1965–present
Parent(s)Father : Balakrishnan Mother : Rukmani

Vennira Aadai Nirmala (born as A. B. Shanthi in Kumbakonam) is an Indian actress who has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. 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. [1] [2] She acts in the TV series Deivamagal in her own house. Former Tamilnadu CM MGR had adopted her as his sister and wanted to be his heir in politics. But she refused.

Kumbakonam City in Tamil Nadu, India

Kumbakonam, is a city and a special grade municipality in the Thanjavur district. It is located 40 km (25 mi) from Thanjavur and 273 km (170 mi) from Chennai. Kumbakonam is known as a "temple city" due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival which attracts people from all over the country.It is the third largest city in central Tamil Nadu and second largest city in Cauvery delta region.It is one of the economic hub of Central Tamil nadu.

Tamil language language

Tamil is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Douglas, and Chindians. Tamil is an official language of two countries: Sri Lanka and Singapore and official language of the Indian state Tamil Nadu. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. It is used as one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin. Tamil is spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

Malayalam language spoken in Kerala and Lakshadweep of India

Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) by the Malayali people, and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) and is spoken by 38 million people worldwide. Malayalam is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the neighbouring states; with significant number of speakers in the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari, and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu, and Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka. Due to Malayali expatriates in the Persian Gulf, the language is also widely spoken in Gulf countries.



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<i>Vennira Aadai</i> 1965 film by C. V. Sridhar

Vennira Aadai is a 1965 Tamil-language romance film, directed by C. V. Sridhar. The film features Jayalalithaa, Sreekanth, Nirmala and Major Sundarrajan in lead roles. The film, produced by Chithralaya Pictures had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy. The film was remade in Telugu as Sharada (1973), in Hindi as Dulhan (1975) and in Kannada as Deepa (1977).

<i>Ennathan Mudivu</i> 1965 film by K. S. Gopalakrishnan

Ennathan Mudivu is a 1965 Indian Tamil-language film directed by K. S. Gopalakrishnan, who also wrote the screenplay and dialogue. It is based on Panimalai, a novel written by Maharishi. The film stars A. V. M. Rajan, Master Sridhar, Anjali Devi, Vasanthi, V. K. Ramasamy, and T. S. Balaiah. It was released on 13 August 1965 and received critical acclaim, but failed commercially.

<i>Kadhalithal Podhuma</i> 1967 film

Kadhalithal Podhuma is a 1967 Tamil Triangle - Romance and Suspense film, directed by K. V. Srinivas and produced and supervised by R. Sundaram under Modern Theatres. The film script was written by M. K. Devarajan and A. L. Narayanan wrote part of comedy script. Music was by Vedha. It stars Jaishankar, Vanisri, R. S. Manohar Venniradai Nirmala playing lead, with Thengai Srinivasan, V. S. Raghavan Rukmani and Kumar Radha playing pivotal roles.

Malayalam: Credited as Ushakumari

  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)


<i>Bhakta Prahlada</i> (1967 film) 1967 film by Chitrapu Narayana Rao

Bhakta Prahlada is a 1967 Telugu devotional film produced by AVM Productions. This film was co-produced by M. Murugan, M. Kumaran, M. Saravanan, M. Balasubramanian and M. S. Guhan. This film deals about a devotee Prahlada in The Story of Narasimha of the Hindu religion. The film stars child actress Rojaramani as Prahlada, S. V. Ranga Rao as Hiranya Kasapa and Anjali Devi as Leelavati. The film was eventually dubbed into Kannada and remade in Hindi.

<i>Ave Kallu</i> 1967 film by A. C. Tirulokchandar

Ave Kallu is a murder mystery Telugu film starring Krishna. The film was a remake of Tamil film Adhey Kangal.

<i>Mooga Nomu</i> 1969 film by Dasari Yoganand

Mooga Nomu is a 1969 Telugu-language drama film, produced M. Murugan, M. Saravanan and M. Kumaran by AVM Productions banner and directed by D. Yoganand. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jamuna in the lead roles and music composed by R. Govardhanam. The film is a remake of the Tamil language movie Kalathur Kannamma (1960).


Television serials

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

Awards and honours

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