Check out the super hot photoshoot of South actress Shamna Kasim aka Poorna for the Malayalam magazine Vanitha. Shamna Kasim, who laterly changed her name to Poorna, is an South 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.
Shamna was born as the youngest of five children in a Muslim family to Kassim and Ramla Beevi on 23 May 1989 at Kannur District in 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 BA in English by correspondence. Currently she resides at Kochi, Kerala. She is a much popular dancer in all types of stage shows.
Poorna appeared in a series of films in mid 2010’s, 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 which was released on 2012 and the sequel Avunu 2 , 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.She now have plenty of films in hand including Ammayi, Savarakathi, Sathuranga Vettai 2 and Arjunan Kadhali.