T. K. Shanmugam

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T. K. Shanmugam
Birth name Shanmugam
Also known as Avvai Shanmugam
Born 26 April 1912
Origin Thiruvananthapuram, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 15 February 1973 (aged 60)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s) Actor
Years active 1918 to 1973

T. K. Shanmugam (1912 – 1973; also known as "Avvai" T. K. Shanmugam) was a Tamil theatre and film artist. He acquired the prefix "Avvai" after portraying saint-poetess Avvaiyar in a play.[1]


  1. ^ Kolappan, B. (29 April 2012). "Avvai Shanmugam's centenary passes off without fanfare". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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