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Sheela Devi, known by her stage name Sheela is an Indian film actress who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema. Paired with Prem Nazir, they hold the Guinness World Record
Guinness World Record
for acting in the largest number of films (130) together as heroine and hero.[1][2] In 2005, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
for her role in the Malayalam film Akale. She was one of the most popular and highest paid actress, reportedly paid more than her male counterparts, of her time.

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Film career 3 Awards 4 Filmography

4.1 Actress

4.1.1 Malayalam 4.1.2 Tamil 4.1.3 Telugu

4.2 Story, screenplay, and direction

5 Television

5.1 Malayalam 5.2 Tamil

6 References 7 External links

Early life and family[edit] Sheela was born in a Syrian Christian family to Railway officer Kanimangalam
Kanimangalam
Antony and Gracy at Thrissur, Kingdom of Cochin
Kingdom of Cochin
(now Kerala). She was brought up in Ooty.[3] Since her father was working with the railways, she was brought up in different places before finally settling down at Chennai. As a result, she had her primary education at various places, including Thrissur, Ooty
Ooty
Tiruchirappalli, Salem, Edappally
Edappally
and St. Francis Girls School, Coimbatore.[4] she has a son George, who has worked in a few Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films, apart from television. He is currently working as a reputed builder. He is married and has two daughters. Sheela has authored a Malayalam novel named Pathamathe Cheque and has also written a book titled Kuilinte Koodu, apart from many short stories. In addition, she is also a painter and an interior designer. Film career[edit] Sheela was introduced to theatre at the age of 13 by Tamil actor S. S. Rajendran. She was introduced into the film industry at the age of 13 by MGR in the Tamil film Paasam
Paasam
(1963). M. G. Ramachandran, the hero of the film, added the suffix "Devi" to her name, thus he renamed her " Sheela Devi". She would continue to act in Tamil films with that name. Later, she reverted her name to Sheela, her original name.[5] The same year, she made her Malayalam debut through Bhagyajathakam. The next two decades saw her act in more than 475 films in various languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Urdu. Her popular films are Chemmeen, Kallichellamma, Velutha KathreenaAkale, oru penninte kadha, sarsaiya, yakshaganam, kutti kuppayam, sthanarthy saramma, kadathunattu makkan, kannapan unni, jwala, Vazhve Mayam, etc. In Kannapanunni, she plays the role of a powerful yet humane princess forced to marry a poor woodcutter. In Kadathanattu Makkam, she plays the role of a princess who is cheated by her sisters-in-law and false allegations of being in love with a boatman are leveled against her. She and the boatman are both given the death sentence. In the 70s and 80s, she directed two films Yakshaganom and Shikarangal. She wrote the story and screenplay for Shikharangaland Yakshagaanam, which was also remade in Tamil. Sheela wrote the story and screenplay for Mammooty starrer Onnu Chiriku. Besides films, she has directed a tele-film titled Ninaivukale Neengividu, co-starring Jayabharathi. Her other films include Vishnu Vijayam and Eeta. She retired from the film industry in the 1983 and settled at Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu.[6] After a long sabbatical, she returned to acting, playing a prominent role in Sathyan Anthikkad's Manassinakkare (2003). The same year, she acted in the Tamil film Chandramukhi. Sheela, along with Prem Nazir, hold the Guinness World Record
Guinness World Record
for acting in the largest number of films (107) together. In 2005, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
and Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Second Best Actress for her role in the Malayalam film Akale. She received the Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress thrice in her film career in 1969, 1971 and 1976. She has won awards such as Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards, the Lux award and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award. Sheela made an exhibition of her paintings at hotel Le- Meridian in Ernakulam and 93 paintings were sold, most of which was bought by Snehatheeram Baby Mathew and Mr. Ravi Pillai. The amount collected from these paintings were donated as flood relief fund for the people in Chennai. Sheela has a fans association called " Sheela fans association" operating mainly from Trivandrum, focusing fully on social welfare activities. This fans association gets the credit for the first fans association for a female star in Kerala. Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

2005 Best Supporting Actress – Akale[7]

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

1969 – Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress for Kallichellamma 1971 – Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress for Oru Penninte Kadha, Sarassayya, Ummachu 1976 – Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress for Anubhavam 2004 – Second Best Actress for Akale

Filmfare Awards South

1977 – Best Malayalam Actress – Lakshmi 2000 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South

Asianet Film Awards

2007 – Best Lifetime Achievement Award

Other Awards

2007 Lux Lifetime Achievement Award 2006 Amrita TV Lifetime Achievement Award

Filmography[edit] Actress[edit] Malayalam[edit]

2018 – Uncle 2017 – Basheerinte Premalekhanam 2014 – Ulsaha Committee... Rosemary 2012 – Mr. Marumakan... Raja Kokila 2011 – Kottarathil Kutty Bhootham... Grandma 2011 – Snehaveedu... Ammukutty Amma 2011 – Naayika... Herself (Archive footage/Uncredited cameo) 2006 – Pathaka... Elizabeth Mamman 2005 – Ponmudipuzhayorathu... Subhadramma 2005 – Thaskara Veeran... Meenakhsi 2004 – Akale... Margaret D'Costa 2003 – Manassinakkare... Kochu Thresia 1982 – Aasha 1982 – Madrasile Mon 1981 – Thalam Manasinte Thalam 1981 – Thakilu Kottampuram... Mridula 1981 – Sphodanam.... Devaki 1981 – Urukku Mushttikal 1981 – Adimachangala 1980 – Akalangalil Abhayam 1980 – Ithile Vannavar 1980 – Nattuchakkiruttu 1980 – Kalika... Kalika 1980 – Avan Oru Ahankari 1980 – Theenalangal... Devamma 1979 – Yakshiparu... Paru 1979 – Pichathikuttappan 1979 – Sikharangal 1979 – Pathivrutha 1979 – Sarapancharam... Soudamini 1979 – Avesham... Susheela 1978 – Ahalya 1978 – Vilakkum Velichavum 1978 – Kadathanattu Makkam... Makkam 1978 – Etho Oru Swapnam 1978 – Kanyaka... Geetha 1978 – Tiger Salim 1978 – Anappachan... Sundari 1978 – Itha Oru Manushyan... Radha 1978 – Amarsham 1978 – Jayikkanayi Janichavan 1978 – Eeta... Annamma 1978 – Jalatharangam 1978 – Bharyayum Kamukiyum 1977 – Aval Oru Devalayam 1977 – Neethipeedam 1977 – Ivanente Priyaputhran 1977 – Mohavum Mukthiyum 1977 – Innale Innu 1977 – Niraparayum Nilavilakkum 1977 – Aparadhi... Susheela 1977 – Yatheem... Kunjivarachi 1977 – Poojakedukatha Pookkal... Sharada 1977 – Kavilamma 1977 – Lakshmi 1977 – Veedoru Swargam 1977 – Aa Nimisham 1977 – Aashirvadam 1977 – Acharam Ammini Osharam Omana... Omana, Ammini (double role) 1977 – Samudram... Omana 1977 – Kannappanunni... Ponni 1976 – Romeo 1976 – Yakshagaanam... Savithri 1976 – Mallanum Mathevanum 1976 – Rajankanam 1976 – Anubhavam 1976 – Palkadal 1975 – Ulasayathra 1975 – Mattoru Seetha 1975 – Odakuzhal 1975 – Omanakunju 1975 – Athithi... Ramani 1974 – Aswathy 1974 – Vishnuvijayam 1974 – Shapamoksham 1974 – Manyashree Vishvamithran... Kusumam 1974 – Thumbolarcha... Thumbolarcha 1974 – Jeevikkan Marannu Poya Sthree 1973 – Chaayam 1973 – Kaapalika... Rosamma/Kaapalika 1973 – Chukku... Molly 1973 – Ithu Manushyanano 1972 – Devi 1972 – Manushya Bandangal... Sudha 1972 – Aromalunni... Maakkam 1972 – Puthrakameshti 1972 – Anandashayanam 1972 – Nadan Premam 1972 – Aradimanite Janmi... Dr.Jayanthy 1972 – Preethi 1972 – Sakthi 1972 – Baalya Prathinja... Kusuma 1972 – Omana... Omana 1971 – Avalalppam Vaikipoyi 1971 – Kalithozhi 1971 – Thapaswini 1971 – Vithukal... Sarojini 1971 – Agnimrugam... Bhanumathi 1971 – Karinizhal 1971 – Makane Ninaku Vendi... Chinnamma 1971 – Oru Penninte Kadha... Savithri/Gayathridevi 1971 – Muthassi 1971 – Shiksha... Shobha 1971 – Moonnupookkal 1971 – Panchavankaadu... Kochu Thankachi 1971 – Inquilab Sindabad... Rajamma 1971 – Anubhavangal Paalichakal... Bhavani 1971 – Sarasayya... Sarojam 1971 – Sumangali... Vasanthy 1971 – Puthenveedu 1971 – Thettu... Baby 1971 – Ummachu... Ummachu 1971 – Vivaha Sammanam... Gourikutty 1970 – Palunku Pathram 1970 – Anadha 1970 – Moodalmanju... Geetha, Usha 1970 – Kalpana... Sushamma, Susheela, Kalpana 1970 – Nazhikakallu 1970 – Aa Chithrashalabam Paranotte... Indira 1970 – Ningalenne Communistakki... Sumam 1970 – Nizhalattam... Shantha 1970 – Ezhuthatha Kadha... Kayamkulam Kamalamma 1970 – Othenante Makan... Unnimaathu 1970 – Abhayam... Sethulakshmi 1970 – Bheekara Nimishangal... Savithri 1970 – Dathuputhran... Gracy 1970 – Lottery Ticket... Malathy 1970 – Mindapennu... Kamalam 1970 – Ambalapravu... Sharadha 1970 – Aranazhika Neram... Shanthamma 1970 – Vivaham Swargathil 1970 – Kurukshethram... Sethulakshmi 1970 – Vazhve Mayam... Sarala, Sarala's daughter(double role) 1969 – Danger Biscuit... Aswathy 1969 – Rahsayam... Ammini 1969 – Pooja Pushppam 1969 – Kuruthikalam 1969 – Jwala... Rajamma 1969 – Kannur Deluxe... Jayasree 1969 – Aalmaram... Kusumam 1969 – Koottukudumbam... Thankamma 1969 – Rest House... Leela 1969 – Mister Kerala 1969 – Adimakal... Saraswathiyamma 1969 – Kadalpalam... Sarala 1969 – Virunnukari... Radha 1969 – Kallichellamma... Chellamma 1968 – Thirichadi... Ramani 1968 – Anachadanam 1968 – Bharyamar Sookshikkuka... Shobha 1968 – Lakshaprabhu 1968 – Kayalkarayil 1968 – Vidhyarthi 1968 – Velutha Kathreena... Kathreena 1968 – Padunna Puzha... Rajalakshmi 1968 – Love in Kerala... Mala 1968 – Punnapra Vayalar... Chellamma 1968 – Agnipareeksha... Hema 1968 – Thulabaram... Valsala 1967 – Kudumbam 1967 – Ashwamedham... Sarojam 1967 – Nadan Pennu... Achamma 1967 – Olathumathi 1967 – Pooja 1967 – Ramanan... Chandrika 1967 – Balyakalasakhi... Suhara 1967 – Agniputhri... Sindhu 1967 – Chithramela 1967 – Pathirapattu 1967 – Kottayam Kolacase 1967 – Swapnabhoomi 1967 – Cochin Express... Geetha 1967 – Mainatheruvi Kolacase 1967 – Khadeeja 1967 – Kanatha Veshangal 1967 – Collector Malathi... Malathy 1967 – Lady Doctor... Lilly 1966 – Koottukar 1966 – Kalithozhan 1966 – Sthanarthi Saramma... Saramma 1966 – Kanakachilanka 1966 – Tharavattamma... Radha 1966 – Priyathama 1965 – Pattuthuvala... Celine 1965 – Kathirunna Nikkah... Laila 1965 – Kadathukaran... Madhuri 1965 – Daaham... Latha 1965 – Chemmeen... Karuthamma 1965 – Muthalali... Devaki 1965 – Jeevitha Yaathra... Radha 1965 – Thommante Makkal... Marykutty 1965 – Mayavi... Vasanthy 1965 – Porter Kunjali... Aamina 1965 – Kavyamela... Sreedevi 1965 – Thankakudam... Kabir's wife 1964 – Oral Koodi Kallanayi... Ayisha 1964 – Kudumbini... Jaanu 1964 – Bharthavu... Sumathi 1964 – Karutha Kai... Latha 1964 – Kuttikuppayam... Safiya 1964 – Althara... Rebecca 1964 – Aayisha... Amina 1963 – Moodupadam... Ammukutty 1963 – Susheela... Hema 1963 – Doctor... Jayasree 1963 – Ninamaninja Kalpadukal... Ammini 1963 – Kattumaina... Neeli 1962 – Bagyajathakam... Radha

Tamil[edit]

Marravan (2016).... Velambal Palakkattu Madhavan
Palakkattu Madhavan
(2015)... Pattu Maami Seedan
Seedan
(2011)... Amritavalli Chandramukhi
Chandramukhi
(2005)... Akhilandeswari Bombay (1995) Sendhoora Devi (1991) Amma Appa (1974) Manjal Kungumam (1973) Pennai Vazhavidungal (1969) Moondrezhuthu
Moondrezhuthu
(1968)... Suguna Sathyam Thavaradhey (1968) Pudhiya Bhoomi
Pudhiya Bhoomi
(1968)... Nalina Paal Manam (1968) Gowri Kalyanam
Gowri Kalyanam
(1966) Vallavan Oruvan
Vallavan Oruvan
(1966)... Susi Lorry Driver (1966) Idhayak Kamalam
Idhayak Kamalam
(1965) Kaattu Ranni (1965)... Meena Iravum Pagalum (1965) Karuppu Panam (1964)... Luci Chitrangi
Chitrangi
(1964) Karpagam
Karpagam
(1963)... Pankajam Kaattumaina (1963) Vanambadi (1963)... Chitra Panathottam
Panathottam
(1963) Paasam
Paasam
(1962)

Telugu[edit]

Nenena Managadu Vichithra Kutumbam Bale Mastru Gowrawam Yugandhar

Story, screenplay, and direction[edit]

Yakshagaanam (1976) Sikharangal (1979)

Television[edit] Malayalam[edit]

Shows as host

Jeevitham Sakshi (Kairali TV)[8] as presenter Sthree (Asianet News) as presenter

Serial

Valutha Kathreena (Kairali TV)

As judge

Malayali Veetamma(Flowers TV) Ugram Ujjwalam (Mazhavil Manorama)

Other shows

Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran JB Junction Onnum Onnum Moonnu Laughing Villa Close Encounter Nammude Swantham Karuthammayude Onam Badayi Bunglavu Comedy Super Nite Nere Chovve Ithihasa Nayikakkoppam Thara Raja Thara Rani Star Chat Merry Sheela

Tamil[edit]

Neenivayukale Neengi Vidu (Story, Screenplay, Direction; Doordarshan) Aayiram Janmangal starring Rajnikanth (written by Sheela) Rusi Kanda Poonai starring Saritha (written by Sheela)

References[edit]

^ "Records Application Search Longest Screen Partnership". Guinness World Records. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.  ^ "Comeback queen". The Hindu. 27 May 2005. Retrieved 26 May 2007.  ^ "മലയാളത്തിന്റെ അഭിനയസൗന്ദര്യം". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2 May 2015.  ^ "Nithyaharitha Nayika". Mangalam Publications. Retrieved 23 March 2015.  ^ "Comedy Super Nite with Sheela – Full Episode#58". Flowerstv. Retrieved 22 August 2015.  ^ "നിത്യഹരിത നായിക ഷീലയ്‌ക്ക് 70 വയസ്‌". Mangalam Publications. Retrieved 10 September 2015.  ^ "Doing Malayalam proud". The Hindu. 22 July 2005. Retrieved 26 May 2007.  ^ "Actress Sheela to be a TV anchor – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-11. 

External links[edit]

Official website Sheela on IMDb

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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Filmfare Award for Best Malayalam Actress

1972–1989

Roja Ramani (1972) Nanditha Bose (1973) Lakshmi (1974) Lakshmi (1975) Lakshmi (1976) Sheela (1977) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1978) Srividya (1979) Srividya (1980) Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1982) (1983) (1984) (1985) (1986) Sharada (1987) Revathi
Revathi
(1988) Rekha (1989)

1990–2009

Shobana
Shobana
(1990) Amala Akkineni
Amala Akkineni
(1991) Geetha (1992) Madhavi (1993) (1994) Annie (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1997) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1998) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Geetu Mohandas
Geetu Mohandas
(2004) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2005) Padmapriya Janakiraman
Padmapriya Janakiraman
(2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyamani
Priyamani
(2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009)

2010–present

Mamta Mohandas (2010) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Nayanthara
Nayanthara
(2016)

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Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actress

1969–1970

Sheela (1969) Sharada (1970)

1971–1980

Sheela (1971) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1972) Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(1973) Lakshmi (1974) Rani Chandra
Rani Chandra
(1975) Sheela (1976) Santhakumari (1977) Shoba
Shoba
(1978) Srividya (1979) Poornima Bhagyaraj
Poornima Bhagyaraj
(1980)

1981–1900

Jalaja
Jalaja
(1981) Madhavi (1982) Srividya (1983) Seema (1984) Seema (1985) Shari (1986) Suhasini Maniratnam (1987) Anju (1988) Urvashi (1989) Urvashi (1990)

1991–2000

Urvashi (1991) Srividya (1992) Shobana
Shobana
(1993) Shanthi Krishna (1994) Urvashi (1995) Manju Warrier
Manju Warrier
(1996) Jomol (1997) Sangita (1998) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(1999) Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma
(2000)

2001–2010

Suhasini Maniratnam (2001) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2002) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2003) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
and Geethu Mohandas
Geethu Mohandas
(2004) Navya Nair
Navya Nair
(2005) Urvashi (2006) Meera Jasmine
Meera Jasmine
(2007) Priyanka Nair (2008) Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2009) Kavya Madhavan
Kavya Madhavan
(2010)

2011–present

Shweta Menon
Shweta Menon
(2011) Rima Kallingal
Rima Kallingal
(2012) Ann Augustine (2013) Nazriya Nazim
Nazriya Nazim
(2014) Parvathy (2015) Rajisha Vijayan (2016)

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National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress

1984–2000

Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
(1984) Vijaya Mehta
Vijaya Mehta
(1985) Manjula Kanwar (1986) Surekha Sikri
Surekha Sikri
(1987) Uttara Baokar (1988) Manorama (1989) K. P. A. C. Lalitha (1990) Santha Devi
Santha Devi
(1991) Revathi
Revathi
(1992) Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta
(1993) Surekha Sikri
Surekha Sikri
(1994) Aranmula Ponnamma
Aranmula Ponnamma
(1995) Rajeshwari Sachdev
Rajeshwari Sachdev
(1996) Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
(1997) Suhasini Mulay
Suhasini Mulay
(1998) Sudipta Chakraborty and Sohini Haldar (1999) K. P. A. C. Lalitha (2000)

2001–present

Ananya Khare (2001) Raakhee
Raakhee
(2002) Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore
(2003) Sheela (2004) Urvashi (2005) Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma
(2006) Shefali Shah
Shefali Shah
(2007) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut
(2008) Arundathi Nag
Arundathi Nag
(2009) Sukumari
Sukumari
(2010) Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi (2011) Dolly Ahluwalia
Dolly Ahluwalia
and Kalpana (2012) Amruta Subhash
Amruta Subhash
and Aida El-Kashef (2013) Baljinder Kaur (2014) Tanvi Azmi
Tanvi Azmi
(2015)

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