Sukumari (6 October 1940 – 26 March 2013) was an Indian film actress best known for her work in Malayalam andTamil films.
She has been acting since the age of 10 in various roles. The total number of her films is presumed to be more than 2,500. In 2003, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions towards the arts. And she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Namma Gramam (2010).
Sukumari died on 26 March 2013 following a heart attack while being under treatment from burn injuries received while lighting the pooja lamp at her residence in Chennai