Sheela is a Malayalam film actress from India.She was born in March 22, 1945 in Thrissur. She holds, along with Prem Nazir, the Guinness book record for acting in the largest number of films (107) together consecutively. In 2005 she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Malayalam film Akale.
Sheela's career as an actress began as a substitute in a play organised by railway employees. Sheela made her debut in `Paasom' opposite MGR. Her first film in Malayalam was `Bhagyajathakom,' with Satyan.
The next two decades saw her essay roles in more than 410 films in films such as `Chemeen,' `Kallichellama,' and `Vazhve Mayom.' She has won many awards such as Kerala State awards, the Lux award (five times), and the Filmfare Life Achievement award.
Sheela was married to Tamil actor Ravichandran who later divorced, she has a son George, who is a actin in Tamil serials.
In the 70s and 80s, Sheela's tried her hand at directing as well. She directed two films, `Yakshaganom' and `Shikarangal'. She wrote the story, script and screenplay for 'Shikharangal', which was also remade in Tamil. Besides films, she has directed a tele-film `Ninaivukale neengividu' in which Jayabharati acted.
Sheela returned to silverscreen playing main role in Sathyan Anthikkadu's "Manassinackare". The film was a huge hit, with Sheela receiving great reviews for her performance. She is currently active in movies as well as television.