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Born on 2nd March 1932 in Mumbai, Poornima's father Ram Sheshadri Ayangar was a Tamil Brahmin who used to handle accounts at Manmohan Desai's film distributor father Kiku Bhai Desai's office. Poornima's mother was from a Muslim family of Lucknow. At home other than her parents there were 5 daughters (including Poornima) and 1 son. In the 1930's ... See full bio »

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Kangan
Kangan Kamla
(1959)
Banphool
Banphool Nirmala
(1971)
Zanjeer
Zanjeer Sumitra - Vijay's mother
(1973)
Aurat
Aurat Ruhi
(1953)

Filmography

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 1997 Yeshwant
 1986 Naam
Ravi's Grandmother
 1986 Sadaa Suhagan
 1986 Kaanch Ki Deewar
Devi B. Singh / Thakur
 1985 Kali Basti
Mrs. Gangaram
 1985 Triveni
Servant Maid
 1984 Shravan Kumar
Gyanvati S. Sharma
 1984 Yaadgaar
Parvati 'Paro' - Naina's mom
 1984 Inquilaab
Mausi
 1984 Dhokebaaz
 1983 Bekaraar
Sundari's Mother
 1983 Hum Se Hai Zamana
Thakurain (1st wife)
 1983 Mangal Pandey
Gopi's mother (uncredited)
 1982 Samraat
Ram's mom
 1982 Arth
Hostel Principal
 1982 Dharam Kanta
Mrs. Harnam Singh (as Poornima)
 1982 Rajput
Dhirendra Singh's Mother
 1982 Doosra Roop
 1981 Hum Se Badkar Kaun
Radha
 1981 Khara Khota
 1981 Laparwah
Shera's Mother
 1981 Poonam
Mrs. Kishan Singh - Poonam's mother
 1981 Kaalia
Shalini's Foster Mother
 1981 Aapas Ki Baat
Mrs. Laxmi Srivastav (as Poornima)
 1981 Fiffty Fiffty
Thakurain. V. Singh
 1981 Shama
Karrimudin's wife
 1981 Sahhas
Mrs. Meera A. Kumar
 1980 Taxi Chor
 1980 Dadon Ka Dada
 1979 Heera-Moti
Vijay & Ajay's mom (uncredited)
 1979 Ladke Baap Se Badke
Mohan's mom
 1978 Khoon Ka Badla Khoon
Mrs. Kotwal
 1978 Khoon Ki Pukaar
Mrs. Saraswati Vidya Bhushan
 1978 Phaansi
Rukmini
 1978 Naya Daur
Shanti Chopra
 1977 Chalta Purza
Mrs. Sarojini Devi Gupta
 1977 Zehreeli
 1977 Darinda
Parvati
 1977 Khoon Pasina
 1976 Aaj Ka Mahaatma
Ganga
 1976 Bairaag
Saraswati Chandrabhan
 1976 Deewaangee
Shekhar's mom
 1976 Sangram
Shatru's mother
 1976 Ek Se Badhkar Ek
Rajesh Verma's Mother (as Poornima)
 1976 Fakira
Vijay & Ajay's Mother
 1975 Prem Kahani
Mrs. Brijesh Narayan
 1975/II Zorro
Parvati Singh
 1975 Jaggu
Geeta's mom
 1974 Badi Maa
 1974 Do Nambar Ke Amir
Ganga
 1974 My Friend
 1974 Sauda
Sunil's Mother
 1973 Honeymoon
 1973 Yauwan
Shashi's Mother
 1973 Kuchhe Dhaage
Tulsiram's wife
 1973 Zanjeer
Sumitra - Vijay's mother
 1972 Aankh Micholi
Mrs. Ramlal
 1971 Banphool
Nirmala
 1971 Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Mausi - VillagerMadLady
 1970 Humjoli
Roopa Rai (as Poornima)
 1970 Sharafat
 1969 Badi Didi
 1968 Dil Aur Mohabbat
Parvati
 1966 Budtameez
Beena 'Binny'
 1966 Smuggler
Lekha
 1966 Sannata
 1965 Naya Kanoon
 1965 Guide
 1964 Ji Chahta Hai
 1962 Private Secretary
Secretary of Ajeet
 1961 Dekhi Teri Bambai
NImmo
 1960 College Girl
Janki
 1959 Jawani Ki Hawa
Sandhya
 1959 Kangan
Kamla
 1958 Baghi Sipahi
 1958 Jung Bahadur
 1958 Post Box 999
Bindiya
 1956 Passing Show
 1956 Rajdhani
 1956 Panna
 1954 Bhai Sahab
 1954 Pooja
 1954 Ramman
 1954 Toote Khilone
 1953 Aurat
Ruhi
 1953 Shole
 1952 Jaal
Lisa
 1952 Saloni
 1952 Sanskar
 1951 Badal
Myna
 1951 Sagai
Shehzadi
 1950 Jogan
Anjani
 1949 Patanga
Purnima
 1948 Gitanjali
 1939 Bardidi
Padma (as Poornima)
 1938/II Street Singer (as Poornima)
 1933 Sreegouranga
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Mother of actor Anwar Hashmi. He acted in Baharon Ke Manzil (1968) opposite Farida Jalal. See more »

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