Sheela is one of the legendary actresses in the Malayalam or Mallu film history. She holds the world record for acting in the largest number of films in the international film history for acting together as hero and heroine. Sheela has starred in about 107 films opposite Prem Nazir. Mallu Actress Sheela was born in Trissur.
Sheela started her career in films by debuting in Paasom. However, Sheela’s career as an actor was during her early days when she got a chance to act on a substitute in a play organised by railway employees. Her first film in Malayalam was Bhagyajathakom. The Mallu actress has won many awards including Kerala State Film Awards, the Lux award and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award. Sheela bagged the state level best actress award in the years 1969,1971,1976.
After her film career began with the movie Bhagyajathakom, she appeared in more than 400 films. Besides being an actress she has been a director as well. She has directed two Mallu films, Yakshaganom and Shikarangal. Not only this, she also showed her ability in script writing. She wrote story, script, and screenplay for the Mallu movie Shikharangal. The movie was later remade in Tamil.
Now Mallu actress Sheela lives in Ooty with her family. She was married to Tamil actor Ravichandran but is now divorced. She has a son George who acts in Tamil serials.