Kaviyoor Ponnamma

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Kaviyoor Ponnnamma
Kaviyoor Ponnamma DSW.jpg
Born (1945-09-10) September 10, 1945 (age 69)
Kaviyoor, Travancore
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1959–Present
Spouse(s) M K Maniswami
Children Bindu
Parents T P Damodharan , Gauri

Kaviyoor Ponnnamma is a veteran Indian film actress.

Life and career[edit]

As a five-year old, she learned music and used to sing in stage shows. She did not see many movies.[1] She started acting in dramas when she was 14 years old, starting off with Mooladhanam of Thoppil Bhasi. After five years, came her first movie Kudumbini, in which she did the title role of the mother of two kids.[2]

Personal life[edit]

She was born to T P Damodharan and Gauri, as eldest of seven children, on September 10, 1945 in Kaviyoor, Travancore .[3] Ponnamma was married to producer Maniswami. The couple has a daughter Bindhu who is settled in the United States.[2] Her husband Maniswami died in 2011.[4]

The roles of Kaviyoor Ponnamma-Mohanlal duo as mother and son are very popular in malayalam movies.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmography[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character
2014 100 Degree Celsius FILMING
2014 Dhanayathra Filming
2014 Avatharam
2013 Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty Mariyamma
2013 Ginger
2012 Mr. Marumakan Dileep, Sanusha, Biju Menon, Bhagyaraj, Kushboo Sandhya Mohan Bhavani Amma
2012 Theruvu Nakshathragal Tini Tom
2012 Manjadikuru
2012 Namukku Parkkan
2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot
2011 Ithu Nammude Katha Asif Ali, Nishan Rajesh Kannankara
2011 Swapnamalika Mohanlal, K A Devaraj
2011 Collector
2011 Christian Brothers Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep

2000s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character
2009 Kappal Muthalaali Sarayu, Mukesh, Jagathy Sreekumar Thaha
2009 To Harihar Nagar
2009 Meghatheertham Manikuttan Unnikrishnan Gayathri Devi
2009 Ividam Swargamanu Mohanlal, Lalu Alex, Thilakan Rosshan Andrrews Elssama
2008 Kavyam Suresh Gopi, Navya Nair, Manoj K Jayan Anish Varma
2008 Gulmohar Renjith
2008 De Ingotttu Nokkiye Jayasurya, Jagathy Sreekumar
2008 Sulthan
2008 Twenty:20 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Joshi Bharathi Amma
2007 Anchil Oral Arjunan Jayaram, Padmapriya, Anil Easweriyamma
2007 Anamika
2006 Aanachandham
2006 Baba Kalyani Mohanlal, Indrajith, Biju Menon Shaji Kailas Meenakshiamma
2006 Aanachandam Jayaram Jayaraj
2006 Vadakkum Nathan Mohanlal, Padmapriya, Kavya Madhavan Shajoon Kariyal Rugmavathi Amma
2004 Maampazhakkaalam Mohanlal, Shobana Joshi Lakshmi
2004 Natturajavu Mohanlal, Meena, Nayantara Shaji Kailas Charlie's Mother
2004 Runway Dileep, Kavya Madhavan Joshi Bharathiyamma
2004 Vismayathumbathu Mohanlal, Nayantara, Mukesh Fazil Sreekumar's Mother
2004 Njaan Salperu Raman Kutty Jayaram Anil
2004 Parijatham
2004 Parinaamam
2004 Nothing But Life/Made In USA
2003 Pattanathil Sundaran Dileep, Navya Nair Vipin Mohan Bhavaniyamma
2003 Ammakilikkoodu Prithviraj Sukumaran, Navya Nair, Sukumari, K. P. A. C. Lalitha M. Padmakumar Marykutty Teacher
2003 Swantham Malavika
2003 Sahodaran Sahadevan
2003 Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu Mohanlal, Jyothirmayi Viswanathan Vaduthala Padmavathiyamma
2003 Mr. Brahmachari Mohanlal, Meena Thulasidas Ananthan Thampi's Mother
2002 Nandanam Prithviraj Sukumaran, Navya Nair Ranjith Unni Amma
2002 Jagathy Jagatheesh in Town
2001 Uthaman Jayaram, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Anilbabu
2001 Aakaashathile Paravakal
2001 Kakkakuyil Mohanlal, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu, Priyadarshan Sethu Lakshmi Bhai 'Thampuratty'
2000 Arayannagalude Veedu Mammootty, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy A. K. Lohithadas Lakshmi

1990s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character
1999 Ezhupunna Tharakan Mamootty Kunjannamma
1999 The Godman Mamootty Amarnath's Mother
1999 Pallavur Devanarayanan Mamootty Bhageerathi
1998 Amma Ammayiamma Mukesh, Sukanya Sarada
1998 Poothiruvathiranalil
1997 Snehasindhooram
1995 Karma Sureshgopi
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Mukesh, Vani Meera's Mother
1995 Sadaram Suresh Gopi Bhanumathi
1994 Chukkan Suresh Gopi Lakshmi
1994 Bheesmacharya Sidhik, Manoj, Vindhuja Ponnutty
1994 Kudumba Visesham Thilakan, Jagadeesh, Urvasi Bharathi
1993 Vatsalyam Mamootty, Sunitha Geetha, Janakiyamma
1993 Kavadiyattam Jayaram,Sidhik, Suchithra Sethulakshmi
1993 Samagamam Jayaram, Rohini Annakutty
1993 Vietnam Colony Mohanlal,Kanaka Parvathiyammal
1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos Mamootty, Sobhana
1992 Mahanagaram Mamootty Viswanathan's Mother
1992 Mugha Mudra Thilakan, Sunitha, Sidhik
1991 Aparahnam Janakiyamma
1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi
1991 Apoorvam Chilar Sarojam
1991 Bharatham Mohanlal,Urvasi, Lakshmi, Nedumudivenu
1991 Dhanam Mohanlal, Murali, Charmila
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Jayaram, Sunitha, Geetha, Murali, Rekha Nandan's Mother
1991 Sandesam Sreenivasan, Thilakan, Jayaram, Maathu Bhanumathi
1991 Ulladakkam Mohanlal, Amala Sunny's Mother
1990 Oliyampukal Mamootty Annamma
1990 Midhya Mamootty Rajagopal's Mother
1990 His Highness Abdullah Mohanlal, Nedumudivenu, Gouthami Bhageerathi
1990 In Harihar Nagar Sidhik, Jagadeesh, Andrew's Mother
1990 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Balachandra Menon, Jayaram, Geetha, Monisha, Parvathi Vinayachandran's Mother
1990 Rajavazhcha Naniyamma

1980s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character
1989 Dasharatham Mohanlal, Murali, Rekha Chandradas' Mother
1989 Devadas Devadas' Mother
1989 Jaathakam Jayaram, Thilakan, Sithara Janaki
1989 Kireedam Mohanlal, Thilakan, Parvathi Ammu
1989 Aksharathettu
1989 Mathu Kudayum Choodi
1989 Mazhavil Kavadi Jayaram, Urvasi, Sithara Velayudhankutty's Mother
1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Mukesh, Suhasini Mariyamma
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Mohanlal, Jayaram, Parvathi Devaki
1989 Ulsavapittennu Kalyaniyamma
1989 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Aliyamma
1988 Mukthi Madhaviyamma
1987 Anantaram Yoginiyamma
1987 Thaniyavarthanam Mamootty
1987 Kaiyethum Doorathu Mohanlal, Balan K Nair K Ramachandran Janaki
1987 Achuvettante Veedu Vipin's Mother
1987 Irupatham Noottandu Mohanlal, Urvasi, Ambika
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Shanthamma
−1986 Iniyum Kurukshethram Gomathi
1986 Sughamodevi Nandan's Mother
1986 Ente Sonia Arun Shanti
1985 Karimpin Poovinakkare Bhadran's Mother
1985 Makan Ente Makan Paruvamma
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Lakshmi
1985 Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki Sathyabhama
1985 Thinkalazhcha Nalla Divasam Janakikutty
1984 Adiyozhukkukal Mariyamma
1984 Ariyatha Veethikal Janakiyamma
1984 Kanamarayathu Mother Superior
1984 Lakshmana Rekha
1984 Manithali
1984 Swanthamevide Bandhamevide Lakshmi
1983 Marakkillorikkalum Sharada
1983 Manassoru Mahaasamudram Devaki
1983 Enne Njan Thedunnu Lakshmiyamma
1983 Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal
1982 Balloon
1982 Kattile Pattu Raji
1982 Beedikunjamma Madhavan's Mother
1981 Thrishna Chinnammu
1981 Avatharam Lakshmikuttyamma
1981 Agnisaram
1981 Sphodanam Gopi's Mother
1981 Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla Devaki
1981 Orikkal Koodi Chandran's Mother
1980 Love in Singapore Premachandran's Mother
1980 Karimpana
1980 Manushya Mrugam Babu's Mother

1950s–1970s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character
1979 Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal
1979 Mamangam Chathunni's Mother
1979 Pambaram
1979 Ithaa Oru Theeram Madhavi
1979 Prabhu Jayan, Seema Devaki
1979 Prabatha Sandhya Madhu, Srividya P Chandrakumar Usha's Mother
1978 Randil Onnu Sukumaran, KPAC Lalitha Prof . A. S. Prakasam Maheshwari
1978 Eeta Kamal Hassan, Madhu, Sheela, Seema I. V. Sasi
1978 Rathinirvedam Jayabharathi, Krishnachandran, K.P.A.C. Lalitha Bharathan Saraswathi
1978 Kudubam Namukku Sreekovil Yashodha Devi
1977 Padasaram Kamakshi
1977 Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana Dakshayani
1977 Randu Lokam Prem Nazir, Jayan SasiKumar Madhavi
1977 Kodiyettam Bharath Gopi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Kuttiyedathi Vilasini Adoor Gopalakrishnan Kamalamma
1977 Itha Ivide Vare I V Sasi Kamalakshi
1977 Sathyavan Savithri PG Viswambaran Arundathi Devi
1977 Muttathe Mulla Maheshwari
1977 Oonjal Bharathi
1976 Amrithavahini Lakshmi
1976 Thulavarsham
1976 Sindhu Parvathiyamma
1975 Pravaham Lakshmi
1975 Ulsavam Gopi's Mother
1975 Prayanam Mohan, Lakshmi Bharathan Ammini amma
1974 Devi Kanyakumari Old lady
1974 Night Duty Savithriyamma
1974 Nellu Prem Nazir, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Sankaradi Ramu Kariat Savithri Varassyar
1973 Nirmalayam P. J. Antony, Shantha Devi, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair M. T. Vasudevan Nair Velichapad's Wife
1973 Dharmayudham Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi A Vincent Bhadra
1973 Angathattu Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi T R Raghunath Kunjukutti
1973 Divya Darshanam Madhu, Adoor Bhasi Sasikumar Poojarini Amma
1972 Pushpanjali Prem Nazir, Adoor Bhasi Sasikumar Bhagi
1972 Adyathe Kadha Prem Nazir K. S. Sethumadhavan Ammukuttiyamma
1971 Aabhijathyam janaki
1971 Vithukal Ammini
1971 Karakanakadal Sathyan, Jayabharathy K S Sethumadhavan Tharuthi
1970 Nizhalattam Prem Nazir, Sheela Ravi's Mother
1970 Triveni Prem Nazir, Sathyan Parvathi
1970 Vivahitha Prem Nazir, Sathyan Kamalam
1970 Cross Belt Bhavani
1969 Nadhi Thresia
1968 Velutha Kathreena Martha Pulayi
1967 Anveshichu Kandethiyilla Sathyan, K. R. Vijaya, Madhu, Adoor Bhasi P. Bhaskaran
1966 Pinchu Hridayam
1965 Rosi
1965 Odayil Ninnu Kalyani
1965 Daham Lakshmi
1964 Kudumbini Lakshmi
1964 Atombomb Dolly Lakshmi
1963 Kalayum Kaaminiyum
1962 Sreerama Pattaabhishekam
1958 Mariakutty

Television Serials[edit]

  • Sree Ayappanum Vavarum
  • Manthrakodi
  • Thatteem Mutteem

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://malayalam.webdunia.com/entertainment/film/profile/0801/05/1080105083_1.htm
  2. ^ a b http://www.hindu.com/2005/07/17/stories/2005071700190200.htm
  3. ^ "On Record with T.N Gopakumar: Kaviyoor Ponnamma". youtube.com. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/mb4eves/online/malayalam/kerala/women/articles/infocus_interview-article-362140

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