February 06, 2023

Sumithra (Actress) Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 24, 2022

Short Biography

Sumithra was born on 18-09-1953 in Thrissur in the state of Kerala, India. She is an Indian Film Actress & Television Actress who is known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada cinema.

Other Name: Sumithra Rajendra Babu
Other Professions: Television Actress
Appearance: Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam

Sumithra Complete Bio & Career

Sumithra was born in the Thrissur district of Kerala. She is a well-known face of the South-Indian film industry. She was passionate about dance and acting since her childhood. She took professional training in classical dance from K. R. Vijaya. At the young age of 19, she made her acting debut through the film 'Nrithasala' in 1972 directed by A. B. Raj. It was the first time her talent got recognized. After this, she appeared in more than one hundred and fifty Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam films. 
She made her Tamil film debut with Avalum Penn Thaane in 1974. It was her first hit Tamil film as well. She became one of the popular heroines of the industry. The actress's first Kannada film in the lead role was Mugaiyada Kathe in 1974. The famous films of her career are Lalitha (1976), Kannamoochi (1978), Rudhra Thaandavam (1978), Durga (1974), Swimming Pool (1976), Neela Sar (1976), Brahma Rudrulu (1986), Geethanjali (1989), Cheluva (1997), Shanti Shanti Shanti (1998), Kurbana Rani (1998), Sathyam Shivam Sundaram (1987), Anand Jyoti (1993), Chandra (2013), Saamy 2 (2018), Jalatharangam (2003), Samphalam (2003), Calcutta News (2008), Uppi Dada M. B. B. S (2005), Chandra (2013), Chamak (2017), Viramai (2022) and many others. 
She has been worked with many famous actors such as Kamal Hassan, Sivaji Ganeshan, Rajnikanth, R. Muthuraman, Vijayakumar, and V. Manohar. In 2022, she will appear in the Tamil movie Valimai directed by H. Vinoth. It is a Tamil debut film of actor Kartikeya Gummakonda. 

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Sumithra Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to a homemaker mother Janaki and an oil refining company employee father Raghavan Nair. She has three brothers. She was married to filmmaker D. Rajendra Babu in 1980. Together they have two daughters named Uma Shankari and Nakshatra. Both of her daughters are actresses. Her husband passed away on 03-11-2013.

Life's Important Dates Of Sumithra

Body Measurements

Breast Size 36
Waist Size 30
Hip Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Thrissur, Kerala
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Address Thrissur, Kerala
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Debut Tamil film- Avalum Penn Thaane (1974)
Malyalam film- Nrithasala (1972)
Telugu film- Andala Ramudu (1973)
Kannada film- Mugaiyada Kathe (1976)
Best Movies Nrithasala (1972), Cheluva (1997), Sathyam Shivam Sundaram (1987), Chandra (2013), Viramai (2022)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue, Red
Favorite Actor Rajinikanth , Kamal Haasan
Favorite Dress Sarees
Favorite Food Idli Vada
Favorite Accessories Nose pin

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sumithra

  • Sumithra is an Indian film actress well known for her work in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada film industries.
  • She played lead roles in films since 1986 and later start playing mother roles.
  • She has worked on more than 150 films including her lead roles and supporting roles.
  • In 2011, she received the Karnataka State Award for lifetime achievement for her contribution to the cinema.
  • She has been worked with actors Kamal Hasan and Rajinikanth both as heroine and mother.

Sumithra Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

69 years, 4months, 19 days old age Sumithra will turn 70 on 18 September, 2023. Only 7 months, 11 days, 13 hours,27 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Sumithra has celebrated the total number of 70 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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