Winner of the Guinness World Record along with Prem Nazir for featuring in the largest number of consecutive films together as lead actor and actress (107), Sheela is one of the most prominent faces and actors in the Mollywood industry.
 
Born in Thrissur in March, 1945, to parents K. Antony and Gracy, she was brought up in Coimbatore, and completed her education in the St. Francis Anglo-Indian School.
 
Sheela made her debut in Paasam opposite MGR, with her first film in Malayalam being Bhagyajathakom in 1962 opposite Sathyan. Following this, the next two decades saw her portray roles in over 475 movies in languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and of course, Malayalam. Her hits include movies such as Chemmeen, Velutha Kathreena, Kallichellamma & Vazhve Mayam, Eeta and Vishnu Vijayam.
 
She has also scripted and directed two movies in the 70’s and 80’s, Yakshaganom and  Shikarangal,the latter of which was remade into Tamil. She also has directed a tele-film Ninaivukale Neengividu featuring the actress Jayabharathi. She also played the role of Akhilandeswary in the 2005 blockbuster Chandramukhi. She has also been critically acclaimed for her role in the Sathyan Anthikkad movie Manassinakkare.
 
Her talents also include writing, with her titled book Kuilinte Koodu and many other short stories. She is the recipient of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in the years 1969, 1971, 1976 and the Runner up in 2004, the Filmfare Awards South in 1977 as Best actress, and the Lifetime Achievement Award – South in 2000, the National Film Award as Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for the movie Akale, and the Asianet Film Award in 2007 for Best Lifetime Achievement Award.
Shanthi Krishna Malayalam Actress

Shanthi Krishna

Versatile and talented, Shanthi Krishna is an actress who is also one of India’s leading Bharatha Natyam dancers. She is most popular for her exceptional work in the Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada movie arena, having also won the prestigious Kerala State Film Award for best actress in 1994.   Born to parents R. Krishan and Sharada in Mumbai, her Tamil Brahmin roots only strengthened her foray in to Malayalam movies where she earned several accolades. Her career with the movie industry began with the Malayalam movie Shalini Ente Kootukaari.  Her success was also seen in movies including Chaoram, Ennum Nanmakal, Pakshe, Visa, Ithu Njangalude Katha, Saagaram Santham, Mangalam Nerunnu  among others.   Her career has spanned nearly 32 years, from 1980 with her Malayalam Debut in Shalini Ente Koottukari, to her last movie in 2012, Karppoora Deepam and has included Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari, Sriman in Malayalam; Lalli in Kannada; and Nerrukku Ner, Manal Kayiru, Panneer Pushpangal, and others in Tamil. She has acted opposite several of the leading actors in the south including Mohan lal, Srinath, Siddique, Mammootty, Srinath, Venu Nagavally, Balachandra Menon, and Devan. She is however, remembered most for her pairing against her ex-husband Srinath.   She is a trained classical dancer, and performs in various events in temples, and other concerts. She currently works with her husband as the Director for Cultural Activities at the Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions where she promotes Indian dances and programs. She has won several awards of note as an artist, but as an actress, she won one award for her role in Chakoram, where she won the Best Actress Award in 1994. She also won the Second Best Actress award for her role in the movie Savidham.

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Sindhu Menon

Sindhu Menon is among the few actors and actresses who are truly diverse in their work, having acted in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil movies.    Born and brought up in Bangalore in a malayali family, Sindhu Menon made her debut as a child artist in the year 1994 in the Kannada movie Rashmi.   Having trained as a Bharatnatyam dancer, Sindhu got her first break when Bhasker Hegde, a judge in one of the competitions she participated and won, introduced her to the noted Kannada director K.V Jayaram, who cast her in Rashmi.   Subsequent to this, she entered movies as a full time actress at the age of 13 by playing the female lead in the 1999 movie, Prema Prema Prema.   By the age of 15, she entered the south Indian film scene, acting in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies, including Bhadrachalam, Uthaman and Samuthiram from each industry respectively. In 2003 to 2006, she acted in several movies including Kadal Pookkal where she played a supporting role along side Murali, Manoj, Pratyusha and Uma, Trinetram, Khushi and the hit Malayalam movie Pulijanmam which bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2006 where she played the role of Shehnaz opposite the actor Murali. The citation for the movie goes on to describe the movie as “a layered movie using metaphors to address global and local issues of contemporary society.”   She has acted on the silver screen as well, hosting TV shows and acting in serials including Sthree Hrudaya and  Sriman Srimathi.   Her other hits include  Vesham, Rajamanikyam, Pathaaka, Vasthavam, Pakal Nakshatram, Bharya Onnu Makkal moonnu, Rahasaya Police and  Manjadikuru.

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