Nirmalamma (1927 – February 19, 2009) was an actress in the Telugu film industry of India. She has acted in more than 800 films. She was well known for her grandmother roles in several films.
She was born in Machilipatnam, Madras Presidency, British India.
Her debut film was Garuda Garvabhangam in 1950. Nirmalamma has worked along with almost all famous artists in Telugu Cinema like P. B. Srinivas, Megastar Chiranjeevi, NTR, ANR, S.V. Ranga Rao, Rajendra Prasad, Venkatesh and many more. She is one of the artists who appears in almost all of the movies of S.V. Krishna Reddy and E. V. V. Satyanarayana. She has had unforgettable roles in the films Chinnodu Peddodu, Padaharella Vayasu, Kanakamahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe, Gang Leader, Mayalodu, Egirey Paavurama, Rendilla Poojari, Devatha (Shoban babu’s movie), Chinnarayudu, Dalapathi, Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu, Sitharatnam Gaari Abbayi, Mamagaaru, Aa Okkati Adakku, Karthavyam, Chalaki Mogudu and Chadastapu Pellam.
She has established Nirmala Arts and produced Chalaki Mogudu Chadasthapu Pellam starring Rajendra Prasad, directed by Relangi Narasimha Rao.
Her last movie was Premaku Swagatham, directed by famous director S.V. Krishna Reddy. Her last public appearance was at the Vajrothsava celebrations of Telugu cinema where many celebrities remembered her for the fact that she has played as mother/grandmother for many generations of Telugu Cinema.
She had no children of her own but adopted a child