Sheela Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki

Sheela Profile, Bio, Height, Affair, Family, Wiki

Sheela is an Indian film actress who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema. Paired with Prem Nazir, they hold the Guinness World Record for acting in the largest number of films (130) together as heroine and hero. In 2005, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Malayalam film Akale. She was one of the most popular and highest-paid actress, reportedly paid more than her male counterparts, of her time.

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Sheela Family

Sheela was born in a Syrian Christian family to Railway officer Kanimangalam Antony and Gracy at Thrissur, Kingdom of Cochin (now Kerala). She was brought up in Ooty. Since her father was working with the railways, she was brought up in different places before finally settling down at Chennai. As a result, she had her primary education at various places, including Thrissur, Ooty Tiruchirappalli, Salem, Edappally and St. Francis Girls School, Coimbatore.

Sheela Boyfriend/Husband

She was initially married to Xavier, a reporter which ended in a divorce. Later she married actor Ravichandran who co-starred with her in many films and has a son George in this marriage who has worked in a few Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films, apart from television. He is currently working as a reputed builder. He is married and has two daughters. Sheela has authored a Malayalam novel named Pathamathe Cheque and has also written a book titled Kuilinte Koodu, apart from many short stories. She is also a painter and an interior designer.

Sheela Career/Movies

Sheela was introduced to theatre at the age of 13 by Tamil actor S. S. Rajendran. She was introduced into the film industry at the age of 13 by MGR in the Tamil film Paasam (1963). M. G. Ramachandran, the hero of the film, added the suffix “Devi” to her name, thus he renamed her “Sheela Devi”. She would continue to act in Tamil films with that name. Later, she reverted her name to Sheela, her original name. The same year, she made her Malayalam debut through Bhagyajathakam.

Sheela
Sheela

The next two decades saw her act in more than 475 films in various languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Urdu. Her popular films are Chemmeen, Kallichellamma, Velutha KathreenaAkale, oru penninte kadha, sarsaiya, yakshaganam, kutti kuppayam, sthanarthy saramma, kadathunattu makkan, kannapan Unni, jwala, Vazhve Mayam, etc. In Kannapanunni, she plays the role of a powerful yet humane princess forced to marry a poor woodcutter.

In Kadathanattu Makkam, she plays the role of a princess who is cheated by her sisters-in-law and false allegations of being in love with a boatman are leveled against her. She and the boatman are both given the death sentence.

Sheela
Sheela

In the 70s and 80s, she directed two films Yakshaganom and Shikarangal. She wrote the story and screenplay for Shikharangaland Yakshagaanam, which was also remade in Tamil. Sheela wrote the story and screenplay for Mammooty starrer Onnu Chiriku. Besides films, she has directed a telefilm titled Ninaivukale Neengividu, co-starring Jayabharathi. Her other films include Vishnu Vijayam and Eeta.

She retired from the film industry in 1983 and settled at Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu. After a long sabbatical, she returned to acting, playing a prominent role in Sathyan Anthikkad’s Manassinakkare (2003). The same year, she acted in the Tamil film Chandramukhi.

Sheela Filmography

Malayalam

  • 2019 – Ammachikoottile Pranayakalam
  • 2019 – A 4 Apple … Lekshmy
  • 2017 – Basheerinte Premalekhanam … Ummuma
  • 2014 – Ulsaha Committee… Rosemary
  • 2012 – Mr. Marumakan… Raja Kokila
  • 2011 – Kottarathil Kutty Bhootham… Grandma
  • 2011 – Snehaveedu… Ammukutty Amma
  • 2011 – Naayika… Herself (Archive footage/Uncredited cameo)
  • 2008 – Twenty:20 … Herself (Archive footage/Uncredited cameo)
  • 2006 – Pathaka… Elizabeth Mamman
  • 2005 – Ponmudipuzhayorathu… Subhadramma
  • 2005 – Thaskara Veeran… Meenakhsi
  • 2004 – Akale… Margaret D’Costa
  • 2003 – Manassinakkare… Kochu Thresia
  • 1982 – Aasha
  • 1982 – Madrasile Mon
  • 1981 – Thalam Manasinte Thalam
  • 1981 – Thakilu Kottampuram… Mridula
  • 1981 – Sphodanam…. Devaki
  • 1981 – Urukku Mushttikal
  • 1981 – Adimachangala
  • 1980 – Pappu … Herself
  • 1980 – Akalangalil Abhayam
  • 1980 – Ithile Vannavar … Devi Menon
  • 1980 – Nattuchakkiruttu
  • 1980 – Kalika… Kalika
  • 1980 – Avan Oru Ahankari
  • 1980 – Theenalangal… Devamma/Leelamma
  • 1979 – Yakshiparu… Paru
  • 1979 – Pichathikuttappan
  • 1979 – Sikharangal
  • 1979 – Pathivrutha
  • 1979 – Sarapancharam… Soudamini
  • 1979 – Avesham… Susheela
  • 1978 – Ahalya
  • 1978 – Vilakkum Velichavum
  • 1978 – Kadathanattu Makkam… Makkam
  • 1978 – Etho Oru Swapnam … Kousalya
  • 1978 – Kanyaka… Geetha
  • 1978 – Tiger Salim
  • 1978 – Anappachan… Sundari
  • 1978 – Itha Oru Manushyan… Radha
  • 1978 – Amarsham
  • 1978 – Jayikkanayi Janichavan
  • 1978 – Eeta… Annamma
  • 1978 – Jalatharangam … Lakshmi
  • 1978 – Bharyayum Kamukiyum
  • 1977 – Aval Oru Devalayam … Jameela

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  • 1977 – Neethipeedam
  • 1977 – Ivanente Priyaputhran
  • 1977 – Mohavum Mukthiyum
  • 1977 – Innale Innu
  • 1977 – Niraparayum Nilavilakkum
  • 1977 – Aparadhi… Susheela
  • 1977 – Yatheem… Kunjivarachi
  • 1977 – Poojakedukatha Pookkal… Sharada
  • 1977 – Kavilamma
  • 1977 – Lakshmi
  • 1977 – Veedoru Swargam
  • 1977 – Aa Nimisham
  • 1977 – Aashirvadam
  • 1977 – Acharam Ammini Osharam Omana… Omana, Ammini (double role)
  • 1977 – Samudram… Omana
  • 1977 – Kannappanunni… Ponni
  • 1976 – Romeo
  • 1976 – Yakshagaanam… Savithri
  • 1976 – Mallanum Mathevanum
  • 1976 – Rajankanam
  • 1976 – Anubhavam … Valsala
  • 1976 – Palkadal
  • 1975 – Ulasayathra
  • 1975 – Mattoru Seetha … Seetha’s sister
  • 1975 – Odakuzhal
  • 1975 – Omanakunju … Gouri
  • 1975 – Athithi… Ramani
  • 1974 – Aswathy
  • 1974 – Vishnuvijayam
  • 1974 – Shapamoksham
  • 1974 – Manyashree Vishvamithran… Kusumam
  • 1974 – Thumbolarcha… Thumbolarcha
  • 1974 – Jeevikkan Marannu Poya Sthree
  • 1973 – Chaayam
  • 1973 – Kaapalika… Rosamma/Kaapalika
  • 1973 – Chukku… Molly
  • 1973 – Ithu Manushyanano
  • 1972 – Devi
  • 1972 – Manushya Bandangal… Sudha
  • 1972 – Aromalunni… Maakkam
  • 1972 – Puthrakameshti … Rupa
  • 1972 – Anandashayanam
  • 1972 – Nadan Premam … Malu
  • 1972 – Aradimanite Janmi… Dr.Jayanthy
  • 1972 – Preethi
  • 1972 – Sakthi
  • 1972 – Baalya Prathinja… Kusuma
  • 1972 – Omana… Omana
  • 1971 – Avalalppam Vaikipoyi
  • 1971 – Kalithozhi … Ammini
  • 1971 – Thapaswini
  • 1971 – Vithukal… Sarojini
  • 1971 – Agnimrugam… Bhanumathi
  • 1971 – Karinizhal … Malathy/Baby
  • 1971 – Makane Ninaku Vendi… Chinnamma
  • 1971 – Oru Penninte Kadha… Savithri/Gayathridevi
  • 1971 – Muthassi … Susi/Geetha
  • 1971 – Shiksha… Shobha
  • 1971 – Moonnupookkal … Shobha
  • 1971 – Panchavankaadu… Kochu Thankachi
  • 1971 – Inquilab Sindabad… Rajamma
  • 1971 – Anubhavangal Paalichakal… Bhavani
  • 1971 – Sarasayya… Sarojam
  • 1971 – Sumangali… Vasanthy
  • 1971 – Puthenveedu
  • 1971 – Thettu… Baby
  • 1971 – Ummachu… Ummachu
  • 1971 – Vivaha Sammanam… Gourikutty
  • 1970 – Palunku Pathram
  • 1970 – Anadha … Radha
  • 1970 – Moodalmanju… Geetha, Usha
  • 1970 – Kalpana… Sushamma, Susheela, Kalpana
  • 1970 – Nazhikakallu
  • 1970 – Aa Chithrashalabam Paranotte… Indira
  • 1970 – Ningalenne Communistakki… Sumam
  • 1970 – Nizhalattam… Shantha
  • 1970 – Ezhuthatha Kadha… Kayamkulam Kamalamma
  • 1970 – Othenante Makan… Unnimaathu
  • 1970 – Abhayam… Sethulakshmi
  • 1970 – Bheekara Nimishangal… Savithri
  • 1970 – Dathuputhran… Gracy
  • 1970 – Lottery Ticket… Malathy
  • 1970 – Mindapennu… Kamalam
  • 1970 – Ambalapravu… Sharadha
  • 1970 – Aranazhika Neram… Shanthamma
  • 1970 – Vivaham Swargathil
  • 1970 – Kurukshethram… Sethulakshmi
  • 1970 – Vazhve Mayam… Sarala, Sarala’s daughter(double role)
  • 1969 – Danger Biscuit… Aswathy
  • 1969 – Rahsayam… Ammini
  • 1969 – Pooja Pushppam
  • 1969 – Kuruthikalam
  • 1969 – Jwala… Rajamma
  • 1969 – Kannur Deluxe… Jayasree
  • 1969 – Aalmaram… Kusumam
  • 1969 – Koottukudumbam… Thankamma
  • 1969 – Rest House… Leela
  • 1969 – Mister Kerala
  • 1969 – Adimakal… Saraswathiyamma
  • 1969 – Kadalpalam… Sarala
  • 1969 – Virunnukari… Radha
  • 1969 – Kallichellamma… Chellamma
  • 1968 – Thirichadi… Ramani
  • 1968 – Anachadanam
  • 1968 – Bharyamar Sookshikkuka… Shobha
  • 1968 – Lakshaprabhu
  • 1968 – Kayalkarayil
  • 1968 – Vidhyarthi
  • 1968 – Velutha Kathreena… Kathreena
  • 1968 – Padunna Puzha… Rajalakshmi
  • 1968 – Love in Kerala… Mala
  • 1968 – Punnapra Vayalar… Chellamma
  • 1968 – Agnipareeksha… Hema
  • 1968 – Thulabaram… Valsala
  • 1967 – Kudumbam … Nirmala
  • 1967 – Ashwamedham… Sarojam
  • 1967 – Nadan Pennu… Achamma
  • 1967 – Olathumathi
  • 1967 – Pooja … Anandam
  • 1967 – Ramanan… Chandrika
  • 1967 – Balyakalasakhi… Suhara
  • 1967 – Agniputhri… Sindhu
  • 1967 – Chithramela
  • 1967 – Pathirapattu … Soldier’s wife
  • 1967 – Kottayam Kolacase
  • 1967 – Swapnabhoomi
  • 1967 – Cochin Express… Geetha
  • 1967 – Mainatheruvi Kolacase
  • 1967 – Khadeeja
  • 1967 – Kanatha Veshangal
  • 1967 – Collector Malathi… Malathy
  • 1967 – Lady Doctor… Lilly
  • 1966 – Koottukar … Radha
  • 1966 – Kalithozhan … Radha
  • 1966 – Sthanarthi Saramma… Saramma
  • 1966 – Kanakachilanka
  • 1966 – Tharavattamma… Radha
  • 1966 – Priyathama
  • 1966 – Penmakkal … Padma
  • 1966 – Rowdy … Devayani
  • 1965 – Pattuthuvala… Celine
  • 1965 – Kathirunna Nikkah… Laila
  • 1965 – Kadathukaran… Madhuri
  • 1965 – Daaham… Latha
  • 1965 – Chemmeen… Karuthamma
  • 1965 – Muthalali… Devaki
  • 1965 – Jeevitha Yaathra… Radha
  • 1965 – Thommante Makkal… Marykutty
  • 1965 – Mayavi… Vasanthy
  • 1965 – Porter Kunjali… Aamina
  • 1965 – Kavyamela… Sreedevi
  • 1965 – Thankakudam… Kabir’s wife
  • 1964 – Oral Koodi Kallanayi… Ayisha
  • 1964 – Kudumbini… Jaanu
  • 1964 – Bharthavu… Sumathi
  • 1964 – Karutha Kai… Latha
  • 1964 – Kuttikuppayam… Safiya
  • 1964 – Althara… Rebecca
  • 1964 – Aayisha… Amina
  • 1963 – Moodupadam… Ammukutty
  • 1963 – Susheela… Hema
  • 1963 – Doctor… Jayasree
  • 1963 – Ninamaninja Kalpadukal… Ammini
  • 1963 – Kattumaina… Neeli
  • 1962 – Bagyajathakam… Radha

Tamil

  • Marravan (2016)…. Velambal
  • Palakkattu Madhavan (2015)… Pattu Maami
  • Seedan (2011)… Amritavalli
  • Veeranna (2005)… Rajeshwari
  • Chandramukhi (2005)… Akhilandeswari
  • Bombay (1995)
  • Sendhoora Devi (1991)
  • Amma Appa (1974)
  • Manjal Kungumam (1973)
  • Pennai Vazha Vidungal (1969)
  • Moondrezhuthu (1968)… Suguna
  • Sathyam Thavaradhey (1968)… Leela
  • Pudhiya Bhoomi (1968)… Nalina
  • Paal Manam (1968)
  • Gowri Kalyanam (1966)
  • Vallavan Oruvan (1966)… Susi
  • Lorry Driver (1966)
  • Idhayak Kamalam (1965)
  • Kaattu Ranni (1965)… Meena
  • Iravum Pagalum (1965)
  • Karuppu Panam (1964)… Luci
  • Chitrangi (1964)
  • Karpagam (1963)… Pankajam
  • Kaattumaina (1963)
  • Vanambadi (1963)… Chitra
  • Panathottam (1963)
  • Paasam (1962)

Telugu

  • Nenena Managadu
  • Vichithra Kutumbam
  • Bale Mastru
  • Gowrawam
  • Yugandhar

 Sheela Story, screenplay, and direction

  • Yakshagaanam (1976)
  • Sikharangal (1979)

Sheela In Television

Malayalam

Sheela
Sheela

Shows as host

  • Jeevitham Sakshi (Kairali TV) as presenter
  • Sthree (Asianet News) as presenter
Serial
  • Valutha Kathreena (Kairali TV)
As judge
  • Malayali Veetamma(Flowers TV)
  • Ugram Ujjwalam (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Comedy Stars season 2 (Asianet)
Other shows
  • Bhava Nayika
  • Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran
  • JB Junction
  • Onnum Onnum Moonnu
  • Laughing Villa
  • Close Encounter
  • Nammude Swantham Karuthammayude Onam
  • Badayi Bunglavu
  • Comedy Super Nite
  • Nere Chovve
  • Ithihasa Nayikakkoppam
  • Thara Raja Thara Rani
  • Lime Light
  • Hello Europe
  • Star Chat
  • Merry Sheela
  • Varikalkkidayil
  • Kerala Kaumudi Online
  • Media One Online
  • Mathrubhumi Online
  • Cinema Diary
  • DD Interview
  • Aashwasaganga
  • I Me Myself
  • Europe Malayali Journal
  • Sheelayude Varthamanam

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Tamil

  • Neenivayukale Neengi Vidu (Story, Screenplay, Direction; Doordarshan)
  • Aayiram Janmangal starring Rajnikanth (written by Sheela)
  • Rusi Kanda Poonai starring Saritha (written by Sheela)

Awards Win By Sheela

Sheela
Sheela
National Film Awards
  • 2005 Best Supporting Actress – Akale
Kerala State Film Awards
  • 1969 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for Kallichellamma
  • 1971 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for Oru Penninte Kadha, Sarassayya, Ummachu
  • 1976 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for Anubhavam
  • 2004 – Second Best Actress for Akale
Filmfare Awards South
  • 1977 – Best Malayalam Actress – Lakshmi
  • 2000 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South
Asianet Film Awards
  • 2007 – Best Lifetime Achievement Award
Other Awards
  • 2007 Lux Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2006 Amrita TV Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2019 J. C. Daniel Award