Veteran actor Sharada has been selected for the prestigious Prem Nazir award.
A three-time National Award winner, she won the Best Actress award for her performance in 1968 for Thulabharam (Malayalam), in 1972 for Swayamvaram (Malayalam) and five years later for Nimajjanam (Telugu). Apart from the National Awards, she has been bestowed with several prestigious awards such as the Kerala State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South, and Nandi Award.
A PTI reports confirms: “Veteran actress and national award winner Sharada has been selected for this year's Prem Nazir Award. The award, carrying a purse of Rs 75,000, a statuette and a citation, was instituted by people of Chirayankeezhu, Nazir's home town in the district, in memory of Kerala's evergreen actor. It will be presented to Sharada by state Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran at a function at Chirayankeezhu on August 15."
Thulabharam was remade in Tamil as well. She has acted in several Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. Actor T P Madhavan will also be presented a Rs 50,000 cash award announced by Chirayankeezhu Panchayat.
Also known as Urvasi Sharada, she made her acting debut with the Telugu film Kanyasulkam in 1955 in a minor role. In 1963, she made her debut in the Tamil and Kannada film industries with Kungumam and Valmiki respectively. In 1965, she made her debut in the Malayalam film industry with Inapravugal. Sharada has acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films in her career spanning well over six decades. She was last seen in the Malayalam film Ammakkoru Tharattu, which released in the year 2015.
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