Sukumari was an Indian film actress known for her work in Malayalam and Tamil films. Her film credits include more than 2000 films in multiple languages, some of which became blockbuster hits. Some of her notable films are Pattikada Pattanama (1972), Panchavadi Palam
(1984), Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (1986), Dasharatham (1989), Alaipayuthey (2000) and Nadodi Mannan
(2013). In 2003, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri for her extraordinary contribution to cinema. For her performance in Namma Gramam (2011), she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Sukumari passed away on March 26, 2013.