Vennira Aadai Nirmala is a famous and well known Tamil actress. Her real name is A.B.Shanthi, she was born in Kumbakonam, India. She initiated her career as an actress in the movie Vennira aadai in 1965 directed by C.V.Sridhar. After her first movie she worked in
in 1968 which proved to be a super hit. She proved herself as a marvelous actress and worked in more than 200 Tamil films that is a great achievement for any actress. She also acted in around 50 Malayalam films.
Her famous screen name is “Usha Kumari”. In addition to her acting career, Usha kumara is a well trained Bharatanatyam dancer. Her famous movies are Vennira Aadai (1965), Lakshmi Kalyanam (1968), Thangaikkaga (1971), Aval (1972), Kaali (1980), Thaalikaatha Kaaliamman (2001).She also acted in one drama serial named “
” on Sun TV whose direction started from march25, 2013.
She is awarded with Kannadasan Award in 2009.