Goundamani

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Goundamani
Born Subramani Karuppaiya
(1945-05-25) 25 May 1945 (age 69)[1][2]
Kannampalayam, a village in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1977 - present
Spouse(s) Shanthi
Children Selvi
Sumithra
Parents Karuppaiya
Kaliamma

Goundamani (born Subramani Karuppaiya on 25 May 1945) is a Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil.

Early life and career[edit]

Goundamani was born as Subramani in Valagundapuram, a village near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. His father is Karuppaiya and mother is Annam (Kaliamma).He is married to Shanthi and has 2 children.[3][4]

He gained entry into the Tamil film industry due to his strong theatrical background. He is popular of giving counter to the co actor during stage performance which garnered him the name " Counter Mani". This in Tamil polyglot became as stage name "Goundamani". Goundamani has played lead roles in a few films during his career, but is predominantly a supporting actor playing comedy roles. While performing roles of a solo comedian in films, he often co-starred with Senthil to form a comedy duo. The pair was described as "Tamil cinema's Laurel and Hardy" and have performed slapstick humour in several Tamil films since the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. After recuperating from diabetes and respiratory illnesses during the late 2000s, he is about to feature in Vaaimai and also play the lead role in 49-O, which began productions in 2013. It is being directed by debutant Arokiadoss, a former assistant of Gautham Vasudev Menon.[5][6] [7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1976 Annakili Uncredited Role
Uzhaikkum Karangal Uncredited Role
1977 16 Vayathinile Subramani Debut film
Anandam Paramanandam
1978 Sigappu Rojakal
Kizhake Pogum Rail
1979 Anandam Enndru Arambam
Puthiya Vaarpugal Ammavasai
Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Kaliyannan
1980 Paruvathin Vasalile
Pennin Vazhkai
Mangala Nayagi
Pudhuyugam Parakkiradhu
Kallukkul Eeram
Enga Oor Rajathi
Sandhana Malargal
Vali Illa Mamaram
Varisu
1981 Alaigal Oivathillai
Aradhanai
Devi Tharisanam
Kudumbam Oru Kadambam
Velichathukku Vanga
Nenjile Thunivirunthal
Netrikan Singaram
1982 Mullillatha Roja
Nenjamellam Neeye
Pakkathu Veetu Roja
Payanangal Mudivathillai
Magane Magane
Ilanjodigal
Uyirullavarai Usha
Valibamey Vaa Vaa
Agaya Gangai
1983 Adutha Varisu
Anandha Ragam
Imaigal
Immai
Jothi
Kaadhal Oviyam
Raagangal Maruvathillai
Malaiyoor Mambattiyan 'Silk' Singaram
Nenjangal
Naan Sootiya Malar
Vasantha Azhaippugal
1984 Aanandha Kummi
Komberi Mookan
Naan Paadum Paadal
Neram Nalla Neram
Nilavu Suduvathillai
Naalai Unathu Naal
Ponnu Pudichirukku
Priyamudan Prabhu
Unnai Naan Santhithen
Thambathigal
Thoongadhe Thambi Thoongadhe
Vaidehi Kathirunthal All-in-All Azhaguraja 50th Film
1985 Amudha Gaanam
Anbin Mugavari
Japanil Kalyanaraman Mayilsamy
Idhaya Kovil
Kanni Rasi Gopikrishna
Chavi
Karaiyai Thodadha Alaigal
Mannuketha Ponnu Vishamurukki Veluchamy
Meendum Parasakthi
Mookkanan Kaiyiru
Nane Raja Nane Mandihri
Pagal Nilavu George Kutty
Annai Bhoomi
Panam Pathum Seiyum
Chain Jayapal
Alai Osai
Avan
Karuppu Chattaikaran
Rajagopuram
Vellai Manasu
Udaya Geetham
Bus Conductor
Marudhani
Thendral Thodatha Malar
Eetti
Geethanjali
Hello Yaar Pesurathu
Karpooradeepam
1986 Annai En Theivam
December Pookal
Maragatha Veenai
Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum
Mr. Bharath Sanjeevi
Oru Rasigan Oru Rasigai
Pattu Selai
Piranthaen Valarnthaen Raja
Thalaiyaati Bommai
Mannukkul Vairam
Visham
Dharma Pathini 100th Film
Isai Paadum Thendral
Paadum Paravaigal
1987 Dhoorathu Pachai
Anjatha Singam
Per Sollum Pillai
Paadu Nilave
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai
1988 Manamagale Vaa
Poo Pootha Nandhavanam
Sarkarai Pandal
1989 Anbu Kattalai
Ennai Petha Rasa Vakkeel
Karagattakaran 'Thavil Vidhwan' Thangavelu
Manasukketha Maharasa
Enga Ooru Mappillai
Ninaivu Chinnam
Pennbuthi Pin Buthi
Ponmana Selvan
Raja Rajadhan
Rasathi Kalyanam
Thangamana Rasa
Vaathiyaar Veettu Pillai
Vetrimel Vetri
1990 Madurai Veeran Enga Saami 'Balloon' Kandasamy
My Dear Marthandan Idea Mani
Nadigan Kurangu Kannayiram
Namma Ooru Puvatha Everything Ekambaram
Neengalum Herothan Pavadaisamy
Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu
Patanathil Petti
Pudhu Padagan
Salem Vishnu Kathavarayan
Thangathin Thangam
Velai Kidaichuduchu
Vaazhkai Sakkaram
1991 Pudhu Manithan Rasappa
Chinna Thambi Kandhasamy
Thambi Oorukku Pudhusu
Idhaya Vaasal
En Rasavin Manasile Pannaiyar
Bramma Valayapalayam Chinnasamy
Cheran Pandiyan Mechanic Manikkam
Ayul Kaithi
Vasanthakala Paravai
Kizhakku Karai Raja (Jacky)
Pondatti Sonna Kaettkanum Ammaiyappan
Thalattu Ketkuthamma
1992 Chinna Gounder Vellai
Pandithurai Mayilsamy
Rickshaw Mama Govindasamy
Pangali Mani 150th Film
Ilavarasan
Pattathu Raani Jalagandeswaran
Chinnavar
Thirumathi Palanisamy Dhandapani
Magudam
Singaravelan Drums Mani
Suriyan Pannikutty Ramasamy
Thaali Kattiya Rasa
Senthamizh Paattu
Mannan Muthu
Oor Mariyadhai Mahadevan
Idhuthanda Sattam Karuppan
Samundi Muthu
David Uncle Gounder
Chinna Pasanga Naanga Govind
1993 Udan Pirappu 'White Rice' Vellaichamy
Rakkayi Koyil
Maharasan
Kovil Kaalai Ilaneer Businessman
Gentleman Mani
Ponnumani
Uthama Raasa Ondippulithevar
Thalattu
Band Master
Yejaman Vellaiyangiri
Walter Vetrivel 'Royal' Ramasamy
Dharma Seelan
Chinna Jameen
I Love India
Kattabomman Subramani
1994 Sethupathi IPS Muthaiah
Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana 'Anjatha Singam' Marudhapandi
Ilavarasi Gaja
Sadhu 'Anjukolai' Aarumugam
Mettupatti Mirasu
Rasigan Ekambaram
Vandicholai Chinraasu
Rajakumaran Marusamy, The Milkman
Seeman
Sathyavan
Vietnam Colony Joseph
Thai Maaman
Jallikattu Kaalai Aarusamy
Nattamai Pangali / Pangali's mom
Periya Marudhu
Nila
Aranmanai Kavalan
Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum Desingu
Jai Hind Kottaisamy
1995 Raja Enga Raja
Chinna Vathiyar Josiyar 200th Film
Thedi Vandha Raasa Albert Kothandam
Muthu Kaalai
Maamanithan
Coolie
Karnaa Nayak
Maaman Magal
Chakravarthy Chinnappa
Marumagan Govindsamy
Mr. Madras Govindsamy
Murai Maman
Lucky Man Yamadharmarajan
Murai Maappillai
Musthafa
Muthukulikka Vaariyala
Nadodi Mannan Ponnusamy
Tamizhachi Villangam
Nattu Pura Pattu
Periya Kudumbam
Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda
Ragasiya Police
Veluchamy Kathavarayan
Ayudha Poojai Kandasamy
1996 Coimbatore Maaple Gopal
Parambarai Karuppusamy
Mahaprabhu Sethu
Avadhara Purushan 'Pickpocket' Periyasamy
En Aasai Thangachi
Gnanapazham
Mannava
Mettukudi Kalingarayan
Katta Panchayathu
Mr. Devaraj
Indian Subbaiah
Parivattam
Tata Birla Ranjith
Ullathai Allitha Great Vasu
Periya Idathu Maappilai Kali
Poovarasan Govind
Senathipathi Kathavarayan
1997 Periya Thambi Azhagu Sundaram
Nesam
Pudhayal
Sishya
Vallal
Aahaa Enna Porutham
Thedinen Vanthathu Tamizhmani / 'Pollachi' Ponnusamy
Rettai Jadai Vayasu
Janakiraman
1998 Bhagavath Singh
Thaayin Manikodi 'Silverspoon' Shilpakumar 250th Film
En Uyir Nee Thaane 'Bullet' Jackie
1999 Aval Varuvala Dhandapani
Azhagarsamy
Ethirum Pudhirum
Kadhalar Dhinam Professor Daniel
Malabar Police Govindrajan (Govindo)
Ponnu Veetukkaran Ekambaram
Suriya Paarvai Raj Bharath / Nattamai
Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Kundalakesi
2000 Kannaal Pesavaa
Kannan Varuvaan Kundalakesi / Adiyapatham
Veeranadai
2001 Kunguma Pottu Gounder
Vedham Govindsamy
Samuthiram Ramanathan
Azhagana Naatkal Ranjith
2002 Baba Annamalai
Samasthanam
2003 Parasuram
Yes Madam
Chokka Thangam
2004 Manmadhan 'Puncture' Pandi
2006 Suyetchai MLA Visky
2008 Thangam Kalai
2010 Jaggubhai MIB alias Kalaniyappan
Pollachi Mappillai

Upcoming Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
Vaaimai Benny Post-production
49-O TBA Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goundamani says his birth date and age are wrong". iFlickz. 20 Mar 2014. 
  2. ^ "King of comedy turns 75!". The Times of India. 18 Mar 2014. 
  3. ^ Palaniappan, P. "Comedian Goundamani’s wedding photo – A Rare Picture!". SouthDreamz. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Comedian Goundamani's Daughter Wedding". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Goundamani is back as Hero with 49 O". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Lakshmi, Venketeswaran (16 December 2013). "Goundamani starts shooting for 49-O". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Palaniappan, P. "Comedian Goundamani’s wedding photo – A Rare Picture!". SouthDreamz. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Comedian Goundamani's Daughter Wedding". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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