Saturday, August 30, 2014

SUMITRA

 Sumitra has worked in Malayalam,Tamil,Telugu and Kannada films and has appeared in protagonist roles as heroine, second heroine,supporting roles and later confined to character roles.She was the heroine of the well noted  film  'Nirmalyam', the National Award winning  Malayalam film of  the year 1973.That film was written,produced and directed by the famous Novelist M.T.Vasudevan Nair.Ravi Menon, a graduate from Film Institute,Pune acted opposite to her in that film.P.J.Antony got National Award as Best actor for Nirmalyam.In the first major role of  film Nirmalyam itself Sumitra presented excellent and natural style of acting skill like an experienced artiste.
Sumitra was born in Thrissur to parents Raghavan Nair and Janaki.Her father was the employee of an Oil refinery company.Sumitra was given training in variety of dance forms from childhood itself from the dance master 'Murugappan'.
She entered Tamil films in 1974 with the film 'Avalum Penn Thane'  and was fortunate to act as heroine of  super stars Kamal Hassan and Rajani Kanth and years later she was fortunate to act as mother to them in their films.
She could act opposite major stars like Sivaji Ganesan,Jai Shankar,Siva Kumar,Rajani Kanth,Kamal Hassan etc in Tamil.
Her Kannada debut was 'Mugiyada Katha' in which there were  popular songs in it.In Kannada she has acted in large number of films and acted opposite all eminent heroes like Vishnu Vardhan,Rajesh etc.
She is married to notable Kannada film director D.Rajendra Babu and have two daughters.Her elder daughter 'Uma Shankari' made her entry to films through Kannada films and acted in other South Indian languages.She has appeared in lead roles of TV serials also.Her second daughter 'Nakshatra' has debuted in Tamil movie 'Doo'.
Sumitra is also active in films in character roles.
Selected Filmography
Malayalam
Postmane Kanmanilla
Nrithasala
Nirmalyam
Nellu
Honeymoon












Chandrakantham
Thumbolarcha
Nagaram Sagaram
Durga
Udayam Kizhakku Thanne
Madhura Pathinezhu
Neelaponman
Swimming Pool
Vazhi Vilakku
Aruthu
Apooppan
Neelasari
Niraparayum Nilavilakkum
Abhinivesam
Njan Njan Mathram
Lava
Ivan Oru Simham
Piriyilla Naam
Ivide Ingane
Amme Narayana
Thacholi Thankappan
Ningalil Oru Sthree
Kadamattathachan
Arorumariyathe
Alkoottathil Thaniye
Parayanum Vayya Parayathirikkanum Vayya
Azhiyatha Bandhangal
Eeran Sandhya
Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram
Achuvettante Veedu
Ulsava Pittennu
Ente Soorya Puthrikku
Saphalyam
Calcutta News
Bharya Onnu Makka; Moonnu
Vaidooryam
Tamil
Lalitha
Mogam Muppathu Varusham
Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram
Annan Oru Kovil
Iravan Kodutha Varam
Justice Gopinath
Nizhal Nijamakirathu
Chittukkurivi
Panakkaran
Chinna Thambi
Veeram
Agni Natchathiram
Singaravelan
Singam
Veerapandiyan
Telugu
Andala Ramudu
Garujuthunna Katha
Vaaraibbai
Geetanjali
Rudraveena
Bujji Gadi Babai
Bobbili Raja
Kannada
Mugiyada Katha
Asambhava
Karna
Mr.Raja
Sri Rama Chandra
Kurabana Rani
Shanti Shanti Shanti
Appu
Guna Brahma
Sathyam Sivam Sundaram
Makkala Sainya
Ajay
Ammavu
Myna
Chamundi
Sahukara
Dhruva
Dhumm
Sye 
Mussanje Mathu
Chandra


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