is a South Indian film actress who began her career with a Tamil picture as a dancer. Her real name is Shantha Kumari. She was born on 22 May, 1957 in a Malayalam family at Purasawalkam, Chennai. We know her well as Shanthi. She had worked in about 250 movies in her whole career. Her spouse is Mr. I.V. Sasi who is a famous Malayalam film director. Madhavan Nambiar is her father, and Vasanthy is her mother. Because of some familiar disputes, her father divorced her mother when she was approximately only seven years old. After that, her father married with some other woman, and she had three step brothers and sisters from them.
She completed her study from PN Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai. At the time of her first debut film, she was only fourteen years old. She acted in director Lisa Baby’s film Nizhale Ni Sakshi. In that creation, veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name ‘Seema’ to see her nature. In this way, we had got a beautiful actress named Seema. Seema gets married to the popular Malayalam director I.V. Sasi on 28 August, 1980 and spent her life happily. They had two children, Anu Milan and
. Anu is a daughter, and Ani is a son.
Seema is not only a generous actor; she is a good human being. She had performed in many Malayalam films. When she started her career, she was broad-minded about her costumes and dressings. She was bold about how her cinematic appearance would be. She had not only worked in Malayalam movies; she performed in Telugu and Tamil films also. She joined the serial ‘
’ as a character Nachiyar on Sun TV. She had done most of the films with most famous actor Jayan and they were the most popular couple of that time in Kerala. She had last acted in the 1988 Malayalam movie ‘Mahayaanam.’ She had again acted in the film ‘Olympian Anthony Adam’ in 1998.
She got the Best Actress award from the Kerala State Film Award. Chennai had also crowned her with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 59 th Idea Film Fare Festival in 2011. From 2013-present, she is coming in a Tamil serial ‘Vamsum’ as a Thangamma\Ponnuthaiya on Sun TV. On Janam TV, she is working in a Malayalam serial ‘Amruthavarshini’ in the role of Saraswathy a.k.a. Sarasu. From 1990 till now, she is busy in TV serials only. A famed writer Didi Damodaran wrote the biography named ‘Vishudha Shanthi’ on Seema’s life and career in 2011. Seema is a skilled and a professional personality. She is very determined towards her work. She is as beautiful as responsible. She has done a tremendous job in her life. O God, may we see her more in the future. Thanks.