Charmila is a popular film actress in Malayalam cinema. Apart from movies in Malayalam, she acted in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies.[2][3] She completed almost 38 films in the Malayalam film industry, which is often referred to as Mollywood.[5]

Early life

Charmila was born to veterinary doctor Manoharan, who was also working in S.B.I., and Haise, a homemaker, in a Malayali Syrian Catholic family settled in Chennai. She studied in Holy Angels Convent and Ethiraj College for Women.[6] She has a younger sister Angelina.

Film career

Charmila made her debut on the silver screen with Oyilattam and went on to act in a couple of movies including Kizhakke Varum Pattu. She was recommended in Tamil movies by veteran actor S.S.Rajendran .[7] She made her debut in the Malayalam film Dhanam, directed by Sibi Malayil.[8]

She hosted a show Jillunu Oru Sandhippu on Vijay TV,[9] and participated in Jodi Number One on the same TV Channel.[6]

Partial filmography

YearMovieRoleLanguageNotes
1979Nallathoru KudumbamTamil
1991OyilattamTamil
1991ThaiyalkaranLakshmiTamil
1991DhanamThankamMalayalam
1991Uncle BunRosieMalayalam
1991PraanadataJyothiTelugu
1991KeliSrideviMalayalam
1992Priyapetta KukkuSandhyaMalayalam
1992Harihara PuthiranTamil
1993Kizhakke Varum PaattuKanmaniTamil
1993KabooliwalaLailaMalayalam
1994KambolamPavizhamMalayalam
1994KadalSafiaMalayalam
1994RajadhaniParvathiMalayalam
1995ThirumanassuChempakamMalayalam
1995Special SquadSherlyMalayalam
1995Peter ScottNishaMalayalam
1995Kalamasseriyil KalyanayogamAswathi NairMalayalam
1995ArabiaSindooriMalayalam
1995RajakeeyamGayathriMalayalam
1995Killikurushiyile Kudumba MelaAshaMalayalam
1996MusthaffaaLalithaTamil
1997Gajaraja ManthramVineethaMalayalam
1997AdivaramSalomiMalayalam
1997Manikya KoodaramGeethuMalayalam
1997Arjunan Pillayum Anchu MakkalumJayasreeMalayalam
1998KulirkaattuMalayalam
2001ThenthulliMalayalam
2002Jagathy Jagadeesh in TownGeethaMalayalam
2002Kakki NakshatramCelinaMalayalam
2002NirappakittuLizaMalayalam
2002AsurayugamMalayalam
2002MadhuramMadhurimaMalayalam
2002Sundaripravu---Malayalam
2004Swarna MedalReenaMalayalam
2004Youth FestivalMalayalam
2005NombaramMalayalam
2007Manase MounamaTamilAs Sanya
2009Unnai Kan ThedutheTamil
2011Mahaan KanakkuTamil
2012Oru Mazhai Naangu SaaralTamil
2012NaanKarthik's motherTamil
2013Ivan VeramathiriMalini's motherTamil
2014VikramadithyanVikraman's motherMalayalam
2015Nanbargal Narpani MandramTamil

Television Serials

YearTitleRoleChannelLanguageNotes
2016-PresentMangalyapattuMenakaMazhavil ManoramaMalayalam

Albums

Fathima Beevi- Malayalam