Gautami Tadimalla

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Gautami
Born Gautami Tadimalla
July 2, 1968
Tadimalla Village, Nidadavole, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Gauthami, Gowthami
Alma mater Bishop Cotton Girls' School
Occupation Actress, Television Host, Costume Designer
Years active 1987–1998
2015-present
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s) Sandeep Bhatia
(m.1998–1999) (divorced)
Partner(s) Kamal Haasan
(2005–present)
Children Subbulakshmi (b. 1999)

Gautami Tadimalla is an Indian film actress whose main contribution to Tamil films,she even appeared succesful films in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada cinema. She is also a television actress, television host and known costume designer.[1][2]

Film career[edit]

Gautami was born in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. She made her first appearance at the age of 19 in the Telugu film Dayamayudu, that was produced by her cousin.[1][3] She was introduced to Tamil films through Guru Shishyan, a film that starred Rajinikanth and Prabhu.[1] She was most active in Tamil cinema from 1987 to 1998 and was a competitor to the other heroines of the time, Kushboo and Bhanupriya. Her filmography includes classics like Apoorva Sagodharargal, Raja Chinna Roja, Thevar Magan, Panakkaran, Guru Sishyan, Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu, Dharma Durai, Rickshaw Mama as well as Mani Ratnam's Iruvar (1997), which co-starred Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Nassar and Revathi.

She acted almost with all the Tamil heros of her time like Rajinikanth, Kamalhassan, Vijayakanth, Prabhu Ganesan, Karthik Muthuraman, Arjun Sarja, Arvind Swamy, Murali (Tamil actor), Ramki, Rahman (actor), Sarath Kumar whereas most of them with Sathyaraj and Ramarajan.

She has done several films in Malayalam, notably His Highness Abdulla (starring Mohanlal), Dhruvam (starring Mammootty), and Daddy (opposite Arvind Swamy). Her role in Sukrutham was penned by M. T. Vasudevan Nair.

She has also acted in the Kannada films Elu Suttina Kote, Chikkejamanru and Cheluva, and in the Hindi films Pyar Hua chori chori, Janata ki Adalat, Haiwan, Admi, Appoo Raja, Trimurti, and Dhaal.

She has acted in the Tamil serial Indira in the lead role. She made a guest appearance in the song "Chikku Bukku Railu" with Prabhu Deva in the film Gentleman.[1] She had hosted a talk show in Sun TV titled Anbudan which was launched to compete with Koffee with Anu running on STAR Vijay.[3] She acted in the serial Abirami which was telecast on Kalaignar TV.[4] She made a comeback to the film industry in the late 2000s as a costume designer for films starring her partner Kamal Haasan. She won the Vijay Award for Best Costume Designer for Dasavathaaram.[5] After sixteen years, she returned to acting by starring in the Tamil film Papanasam in which she was paired with her partner Kamal Haasan.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Gautami was married to businessman Sandeep Bhatia in 1998 with whom she has a daughter Subbulakshmi born in 1999. She divorced Sandeep Bhatia in 1999. Since 2005, she and actor Kamal Haasan have been in a live-in relationship. The couple met on the sets of Apoorva Sagodharargal in 1989 and have since remained close friends. She and Kamal have refused to marry each other, citing 'lack of faith in marriage' as the main reason.[7][8][9][10] Gautami was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35,[11] and successfully fought against it.[12][13][14]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1987 Dayamayudu Telugu
1987 Gandhinagar Rendo Veedhi Telugu
1987 Srinivasa Kalyanam Telugu
1987 Elu Suttina Kote Raani Kannada
1988 Bazar Rowdy Telugu
1988 Guru Sishyan Geetha Tamil
1988 Enga Ooru Kavalkaran Poovayi Tamil
1988 Kakki Sattai Potta Machan Tamil
1988 Raththa Dhanam Lakshmi Tamil
1988 Namma Oor Nayagan Tamil
1988 Kalicharan Tamil
1988 Puthiya Vaanam Mary Tamil
1989 Vaai Kozhuppu Radha Tamil
1989 Krishnagari Abbayi Telugu
1989 Pillaikkaga Tamil
1989 Pongi Varum Kaveri Kaveri Tamil
1989 Enga Ooru Mappillai Panjavarnam Tamil
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Janaki Tamil
1989 En Thangai Radha Tamil
1989 Raja Chinna Roja Sumathi Tamil
1989 Naan Sonnathey Sattam Tamil
1989 Rajanadai Sumathi Tamil
1989 Dharmam Vellum Tamil
1989 Penbuthi Munbuthi Uma Tamil
1989 Naqaab Gauri Hindi
1990 Panakkaran Sumathi Tamil
1990 Vaazhkai Sakkaram Kalyani Tamil
1990 Seetha Tamil
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Tamil
1990 Sandhana Kaatru Raasathi Tamil
1990 Adhisaya Manithan Tamil
1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu Panchavarnam Tamil
1990 Velai Kidaichuduchu Tamil
1990 Avasara Police 100 Tamil
1990 Adi 18 Tamil
1990 Kalathai Ventravan Tamil
1990 Aggiramudu Malli Telugu
1990 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu
1990 Namma Ooru Poovatha Poovatha Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1990 His Highness Abdullah Radhika Malayalam
1990 Raja Kaiya Vacha Vijaya Tamil
1990 Vazhnthu Kattuvom Tamil
1990 Vidyarambham Malayalam
1991 Dharma Dorai Parvathi Dharmadorai Tamil
1991 Theechatti Govindhan Tamil
1991 Aboorva Naagam Tamil
1991 Adhikari Tamil
1991 Eshwari Tamil Anand Babu
1991 Rudhra Rudhra Tamil
1991 Kaaval Nilayam Aarthi Tamil
1991 Nee Pathi Naan Pathi Nivedha Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1991 Chaithanya Padmini Telugu
1992 Rickshaw Mama Lakshmi Tamil
1992 Brahmachari Malathi Tamil
1992 Sivanda Malar Tamil
1992 Periya Gounder Ponnu Deepa Tamil
1992 Thilagam Thilagam Tamil
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan Tamil
1992 Magudam Thilagavathi Tamil
1992 Pattathu Rani Usha Tamil
1992 Mapillai Vandhachu Tamil
1992 Chikkejamanru Kavita Kannada
1992 Thevar Magan Banumathi Tamil
1992 Sendhoorapandi Marikozhundhu Tamil
1992 Pyar Hua Chori Chori Radha Hindi
1992 Ayalathe Adheham Sulochana Malayalam
1992 Daddy Ammu Malayalam
1993 Athma Divya Tamil
1993 Gentleman Tamil Special Appearance
1993 Chinna Kannamma Gayathri Tamil
1993 Airport uma Tamil
1993 Dear Brother Telugu
1993 Sankalpam Telugu
1993 Aadmi Rekha Saxena Hindi
1993 Dhruvam Mythili Malayalam
1993 Jackpot Malayalam
1993 Aagneyam Shoba Menon Malayalam
1994 Anna Telugu
1994 Oru Vasantha Geetham Uma Tamil
1994 Sathyavan Tamil
1994 Honest Raj Abhinaya Tamil
1994 Nammavar Vasanthi Tamil
1994 Janta Ki Adalat Hindi
1994 Teesra Kaun? As herself Hindi Guest Appearance
1994 Sukrutham Malini Malayalam
1994 Chukkan Gayathri Malayalam
1994 Palleturi Mogudu Jothi Telugu
1995 Kuruthipunal Sumithra Tamil
1995 Witness Tamil
1995 Veer Anu Hindi
1995 God and Gun Sujatha Singh Hindi
1995 Trimurti Jyoti Hindi
1995 Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Radhika Malayalam
1995 Sakshyam Sussena Malayalam
1996 Cheluva Priya Kannada
1996 Adirindayya Alludu Telugu Special Appearance
1997 Iruvar Ramani Tamil
1997 Chilakkotudu Telugu
1997 Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law Sneha Saxena Hindi
1997 Vachalam Malayalam
1998 Iniyavale Tamil
2006 Sasanam Visalakshi Tamil Filmed in 1990, released in 2006
2015 Papanasam Rani Suyambulingam Tamil
Television

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rediff On The NeT, Movies: An interview with Gauthami. Rediff.com (1999-06-12). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/a-banquet-of-ideas-at-tedx-chennai/article3952146.ece
  3. ^ a b Friday Review Chennai / Interview : Determined to make a mark, again. The Hindu (2007-07-20). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  4. ^ Gauthami enters small screen – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2009-11-25). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  5. ^ Univercell 3rd Vijay Awards – Winners List – Tamil Movie News. IndiaGlitz (2009-06-15). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  6. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/give-timely-support-to-good-films-kamal-tells-media/article7401083.ece?homepage=true&w=ma446
  7. ^ http://scribblingpad.sulekha.com/blog/post/2008/12/snippets-about-kollywood-super-stars-kamal-rajini-1.htm
  8. ^ Gauthami – The brave ones. Lifestyle.in.msn.com (2011-01-13). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  9. ^ The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Look | A tale of changing relationships. Telegraphindia.com (2008-07-20). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  10. ^ The stepmom factor. Deccan Chronicle (2012-02-19). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  11. ^ Gauthami: ‘Don’t feel scared of breast cancer’ | startrack – Movies. ChennaiOnline (2012-03-09). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  12. ^ Gautami narrates her experience of fighting breast cancer The Hindu
  13. ^ Don’t let mediocrity be the standard:Kamal The Times of India
  14. ^ It's the genes at play India Today
  15. ^ "Chinna Thambhi Bags Cinema Express Award". The Indian Express. 1992-02-25. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  16. ^ Kamalhassan bags 4 awards for Dasavatharam ~. Yoory.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-11.

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