Gautami Tadimalla

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Gautami
Born Gautami Tadimalla
(1968-07-02) 2 July 1968 (age 46)
Tadimalla Village, Nidadavole, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Gauthami, Gowthami
Occupation Actress, Television Host, Costume Designer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Sandeep Bhatia
(1998–1999) (divorced)
Partner(s) Kamal Haasan
(2005–present)
Children Subbulakshmi (b. 1999)

Gautami Tadimalla is an Indian film actress who works in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada cinema. She is also an television actress, television host and known costume designer.[1][2]4

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 1988 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, Panakaran, Ooru Vittu Ooru Vaanthu, Dharmadurai, Rickshaw Mama as well as Mani Ratnam's Iruvar (1997), which co-starred Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Nasser and Revathi.

She acted almost with all the tamil hero's 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.

Her first film in Tamil was with superstar Rajinikanth in Guru Shishyan and her comeback film after sixteen years of her film career is with ulaganayagan Kamalhassan in "Papanasam (film)".

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 Abhirami which was telecast on Kalaingar 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]

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 acclaimed Indian 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.[6][7][8][9] Gautami was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35,[10] and successfully fought against it.[11][12][13]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Co-Stars Notes
1983 Andha Kanoon Hindi Rajinikanth, Hema Malini, Reena Roy Special Appearance
1987 Dayamayudu Telugu Vijayachander, Sridhar
1987 Gandhinagar Rendo Veedhi Telugu Rajendra Prasad, Jayasudha
1987 Srinivasa Kalyanam Telugu Venkatesh, Banupriya
1987 Elu Suttina Kote Raani Kannada Ambareesh
1988 Bazar Rowdy Telugu Ramesh Babu
1988 Guru Sishyan Geetha Tamil Rajinikanth, Prabu, Seetha
1988 Enga Ooru Kavalkaran Tamil Ramarajan
1988 Kakki Sattai Potta Machan Tamil Arjun
1988 Raththa Dhanam Tamil Prabu, Lakshmi
1988 Namma Oor Nayagan Tamil Ramarajan
1988 Kalicharan Tamil Karthik Muthuraman
1988 Puthiya Vaanam Mary Tamil Sivaji, Sathyaraj, Rubini
1989 Vaai Kozhuppu Radha Tamil Pandiarajan
1989 Krishnagari Abbayi Telugu Krishna
1989 Pillaikkaga Tamil Prabhu, Rupini
1989 Pongi Varum Kaveri Kaveri Tamil Ramarajan
1989 Enga Ooru Mappillai Panjavarnam Tamil Ramarajan
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Janaki Tamil Kamal, Rubini
1989 En Thangai Tamil Arjun
1989 Raja Chinna Roja Sumathi Tamil Rajinikanth
1989 Naan Sonnathey Sattam Tamil Charan Raj
1989 Rajanadai Sumathi Tamil Vijayakanth, Seetha
1989 Dharmam Vellum Tamil Vijayakanth, Sujatha
1989 Penbuthi Munbuthi Tamil Ramki
1989 Naqaab Gauri Hindi Rishi Kapoor
1990 Panakkaran Sumathi Tamil Rajinikanth
1990 Vaazhkai Sakkaram Tamil Sathyaraj
1990 Seetha Tamil Rahman, Kanaka
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Tamil Sathyaraj, Rubini
1990 Sandhana Kaatru Tamil Vijayakanth, Sarathkumar
1990 Adhisaya Manithan Tamil Raja
1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandhu Panchavarnam Tamil Ramarajan
1990 Velai Kidaichuduchu Tamil Sathyaraj
1990 Avasara Police 100 Tamil M. G. Ramachandran, K. Bhagyaraj, Silk Smitha
1990 Adi 18 Tamil Nizhalgal Ravi
1990 Kalathai Ventravan Tamil Charan Raj, Rekha
1990 Aggiramudu Telugu Venkatesh, Amala
1990 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu Rajendra Prasad (actor), Banumathi
1990 Namma Ooru Poovatha Poovatha Tamil Murali Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1990 His Highness Abdullah Radhika Malayalam Mohanlal
1990 Raja Kaiya Vacha Vijaya Tamil Prabu, Revathi
1990 Vazhnthu Kattuvom Tamil Ramki
1990 Vidyarambham Malayalam Murali, Sreenivasan
1991 Dharma Dorai Parvathi Dharmadorai Tamil Rajinikanth
1991 Theechatti Govindhan Tamil Thyagarajan
1991 Aboorva Naagam Tamil Nizhalgal Ravi
1991 Adhikari Tamil Arun Pandian
1991 Eshwari Tamil Anand Babu
1991 Rudhra Rudhra Tamil K. Bhagyaraj, Lakshmi
1991 Kaaval Nilayam Aarthi Tamil Sarathkumar
1991 Nee Pathi Naan Pathi Nivedha Tamil Rahman Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1991 Chaithanya Padmini Telugu Nagarjuna
1992 Rickshaw Mama Lakshmi Tamil Sathyaraj, Kushboo
1992 Brahmachari Malathi Tamil Nizhalgal Ravi
1992 Sivanda Malar Tamil Sarathkumar
1992 Periya Gounder Ponnu Deepa Tamil Sarathkumar
1992 Thilagam Thilagam Tamil Nizhalgal Ravi
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan Tamil Ramarajan
1992 Magudam Thilagavathi Tamil Sathyaraj, Banupriya
1992 Pattathu Rani Usha Tamil Vijayakumar
1992 Mapillai Vandhachu Tamil Rahman
1992 Chikkejamanru Kavita Kannada V. Ravichandran
1992 Thevar Magan Banumathi Tamil Sivaji, Kamal, Revathi
1992 Sendhoorapandi Marikozhundhu Tamil Vijayakanth, Vijay
1992 Pyar Hua Chori Chori Radha Hindi Mithun Chakraborty
1992 Ayalathe Adheham Sulochana Malayalam Jayaram
1992 Daddy Ammu Malayalam Arvind Swamy, Suresh Gopi
1993 Athma Divya Tamil Ramki, Rahman, Kasturi
1993 Gentleman Tamil Arjun Sarja, Prabhu Deva Special Appearance
1993 Chinna Kannamma Gayathri Tamil Karthi, Nassar, Suhasini
1993 Airport uma Tamil Sathyaraj
1993 Dear Brother Telugu Krishna
1993 Sankalpam Telugu Jagapathi Babu
1993 Aadmi Rekha Saxena Hindi Mithun Chakraborty
1993 Dhruvam Mythili Malayalam Mammooty, Jayaram
1993 Jackpot Malayalam Mammotty, Aishwarya
1993 Aagneyam Shoba Menon Malayalam Jayaram
1994 Anna Telugu Rajasekhar, Roja
1994 Oru Vasantha Geetham Uma Tamil T. Rajendar, Silambarasan
1994 Sathyavan Tamil Murali
1994 Honest Raj Abhinaya Tamil Vijayakanth, Aamani
1994 Nammavar Vasanthi Tamil Kamal Hassan, Nagesh, Karan
1994 Janta Ki Adalat Hindi Mithun Chakraborty
1994 Teesra Kaun? As herself Hindi Mithun Chakraborty, Chunky Pandey Guest Appearance
1994 Sukrutham Malini Malayalam Mammootty
1994 Chukkan Gayathri Malayalam Suresh Gopi
1994 Palleturi Mogudu Jothi Telugu Suman
1995 Kuruthipunal Sumithra Tamil Kamal Hassan, Arjun
1995 Witness Tamil Raghuvaran
1995 Veer Anu Hindi Dharmendra, Jayaprada
1995 God and Gun Sujatha Singh Hindi Jackie Shroff, Vinod Khanna
1995 Trimurti Jyoti Hindi Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Shahrukh Khan
1995 Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Radhika Malayalam Mammootty, Murali
1995 Sakshyam Sussena Malayalam Murali, Suresh Gopi
1996 Cheluva Priya Kannada V. Ravichandran, Meena
1997 Iruvar Ramani Tamil Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai
1997 Chilakkotudu Telugu Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad, Ramya Krishnan
1997 Dhaal: The Battle of Law Against Law Sneha Saxena Hindi Vinod Khanna, Sunil Shetty
1997 Vachalam Malayalam Manoj K. Jayan
1998 Iniyavale Tamil Prabhu, Suvalakshmi
1998 Varum Varunnu Vannu Samyuktha Malayalam Balachandra Menon
2006 Sasanam Visalakshi Tamil Arvind Swamy, Ranjitha
2014 Papanasam Filming Tamil Kamal Haasan, Asha Sarath

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