Sheela is an Indian actress and director who appear predominantly in the Malayalam cinema. She, along with Prem Nazir, won the Guiness World Record for acting in the largest number of films together as heroine and hero. She is a four-time winner of Kerala State Film Award, and was honoured with the J C Daniel Award, the Kerala government`s highest honour for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema. She came back to acting in 2003 through Manassinakkare after a long period of 22 years. In 2005, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Malayalam film Akale.