| Shamna Kasim|
| Actress, dancer|
Kassim, Ramla Beevi
| 24 May 1989 (age 26) (1989-05-24) Kannur, Kerala, India|
Sheriffa Kasim, Shanavas Kasim, Shaina Kasim, Arifa Kasim
Avunu, Avunu 2, Seema Tapakai, Chattakkari, Bone of Contention
Sindhu Menon, Nikita Thukral, Bhavana, Karthika Nair, Manisha Yadav
Shamna Kasim, also known by the stage name Poorna, is an Indian film actress and model. She started her career as a classical dancer and got into media when she was participating at the reality-based dance competition Super Dancer on Amrita TV. She made her acting debut in the 2004 Malayalam film Manju Poloru Penkutty and went on to play minor supporting roles in a couple of unsuccessful films. She played her first major role in her debut Telugu film Sri Mahalakshmi, while playing the lead female character in her first Tamil film, Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu.
She was born as the youngest of five children in a Muslim family to Kassim and Ramla Beevi on 23 January 1984 at Kannur, Kerala. She did her high school studies from Ursuline Senior Secondary School, Kannur and later moved to St. Teresas, Kannur to concentrate more on her dancing skills. She has four siblings: Sheriffa, Arifa, Shanavas and Shaina. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in English by correspondence. Currently she resides at Kochi, Kerala. She is a dancer in all types of stage shows.
In the mid 2010s, Poorna appeared in a series of films where she portrayed a ghost, with The Hindu labelling her as "the ghost queen of Telugu films". She won critical acclaim for her roles in Avunu (2012) and the sequel Avunu 2 (2015), which led to film makers wanting to cast her in horror films. She turned down several similar scripts, before winning further acclaim for her role as a ghost in Raju Garu Gadhi (2015), which became a surprise sleeper hit at the box office.
Aarppo erro ( Kairali TV) as judge
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