Adoor Bhavani (1927 – 25 October 2009) was an indian actress, in Malayalam Cinema.
Renowned Malayalam actor of yesteryear Adoor Bhavani, 82, who played memorable roles in a number of films, including Chemmeen, Mudiyanaya Puthran and Thulabharam, passed away at her residence in Adoor.
Her only son Rajiv was with her when she breathed her last. She had been bedridden for the past one year following a bone injury.
Bhavani, who last acted in Sethu Ramayyar CBI in 2004 as a deaf housemaid, stopped acting after she fell ill.
Bhavani, who came to filmdom quite accidentally, had been an inevitable part of the Malayalam film industry for decades. She was well-accepted by the audience as a natural artist who immortalised a number of characters, including those of mother, sister, grandmother and mother-in-law, with rustic simplicity.
It was Bhavani who used to accompany her sister Adoor Pankajam to shooting locations. The late Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, who sensed her acting potential, offered her a role in Shariyo Thetto, which marked her entry into the world of films at the age of 24. Since then she found a place for herself in the filmdom.
In 1969, Bhavani won the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actress for her performances in Kallichellamma and Kadalppaalam. Her best known role was in the national award-winning film Chemmeen, depicting the role of Chakki.
In 2008, the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy had honoured Bhavani and Pankajam for their overall contribution to theatre. Bhavani was also awarded the Chalachithra Saparya Lifetime Achievement Award by Mathrubhumi- Medimix in 2002.
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