Shamitha Shreekumar (born 1980) (Tamil: ஷமிதா ஸ்ரீகுமார்) is an Indian Tamil television and film actress who predominantly works in South Indian tamil television soap operas. Her only film appearance in the 2001 film Pandavar Bhoomi received critical performance for her acting alongside Arun Vijay before she gained more popularity as a serial actress in Tamil Nadu. She received praise from the audience for her positive roles in TV dramas Sivasakthi and Ponnunjal and also for her negative role in Vijay TV serial, Mouna Ragam.
Originally born as Bhavani, Shamitha first became acquainted with director Cheran when attending the premiers show of his Porkkaalam (1997), in which Shamitha's sister Rajeswari had played a pivotal role. He subsequently cast her in his next film with Prashanth titled Vinnodum Mugilodum under the stagename of Shivani, and as a result, she quit her psychology degree in 2000 and prepared herself for an acting career. The film did not materialise, and thus she changed her stagename to Shamitha and was cast as the lead actress by Cheran in his village drama Pandavar Bhoomi (2001). She played dual roles in the film as Jeeva and Thamarai, and appeared alongside Arunkumar in the lead role. She won positive reviews for her portrayal, with a reviewer from Rediff.com noting "she carves a niche in the hearts of the viewers, not as a pompous heroine but as the-girl-next-door." The film performed well commercially and later received the second prize award in the 2001 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Tamil film.
Despite garnering attention with Pandavar Bhoomi, Shamitha was not able to receive further opportunities to act in films and eventually started to act in television serials in the late 2000s. She made her television serial debut through Sun TV, where she played the lead role Sakthi alongside Shreekumar in the 2008 mystery TV series Sivasakthi.
Shamitha also played lead roles in few soap operas, including Ponnunjal, a TV serial which aired on Sun TV from 2013 to 2016, and Pillai Nila, which was telecast through Sun TV from 2012 to 2014. After playing protagonists in her previous serials, she went onto play a villainous role in the television soap opera Mouna Ragam, which was telecast through Star Vijay Television until 2020.
|2001||Pandavar Bhoomi||Jeeva / Thamarai|||
|2012–2014||Pillai Nila||Kokila||Sun TV|||
|2012–2014||Puguntha Veedu||Radha||Zee Tamizh|||
|2014–2016||Ponnunjal||Nandhini||Sun TV||Replaced by Abitha from Episode 323|
|2017–2020||Mouna Ragam||Kadhambari||Vijay TV||. Replaced by Anusree Chembbesery|
|2019–2020||Poove Sempoove||Uma Maheswari||Kalaignar TV|||
|2021||nenjam marappathillai season 2||kanmani||vijay tv|
|2020–2021||Thirumagal||Aishwarya||Sun TV||Replaced by Rekha Krishnappa|
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