T. R. Ramachandran

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T. R. Ramachandran
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Born 1917
Died 30 November 1990 (age 73)
Madras, India.
Cause of death
failed open heart surgery
Occupation Actor
Years active 1938-1966

T. R. Ramachandran (c 1917 - 30 November 1990[1][2]) was a Tamil actor and comedian who acted in lead or supportive roles, especially in comical parts, from the 1940s to the 1960s. Known for his distinctive saucer-eyes, Ramachandran was known as "The Eddie Cantor of India".[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1938 Nandakumar First film as actor. Box-office failure[4]
1940 Vaayaadi A hen-pecked husband[5] First movie as lead
1941 Sabapathy Sabhapathy M. First hit movie. Ramachandran's most popular role ever
1942 Kannagi
1943 Diwan Bahadur
1944 Prabhavathi
1945 Maanasamrakshanam
1945 Sri Valli
1946 Arthanari
1946 Lavangi
1946 Sagada Yogam
1946 Vidyapathi
1946 Vijayalakshmi
1946 Vikatayogi
1947 Nam Iruvar [6]
1947 Kadagam
1947 Kundalakesi
1947 Mahathma Udhangar
1947 Rukmangadhan
1948 Gokuladasi
1948 Samsara Nowka
1949 Vazhkai As the "bachelor father"[7]
1949 Geethagandhi
1949 Navajeevanam
1951 Soudhamini
1951 Singari
1952 Mappillai
1954 Kalyanam Panniyum Brahmachari Ganapathi[8]
1954 Ponvayal
1954 Raji En Kanmani
1955 Ellam Inba Mayam
1955 Gomathiyin Kaadhalan
1955 Kalvanin Kadhali Kamalapathi
1955 Methavikal
1957 Manamagan Thevai
1957 Samaya Sanjeevi
1957 Thangamalai Ragasiyam
1957 Yaar Paiyan
1958 Anbu Enge
1958 Kadan Vaangi Kalyanam
1958 Neelavukku Niranja Manasu
1959 Nalla Theerppu
1959 Pattharai Mathu Thangam
1959 President Panchatcharam
1959 Raja Sevai
1959 Vannakili
1960 Baghdad Thirudan Starred as comedian with MGR
1960 Adutha Veetu Penn Lead Role
1960 Padikkadha Medhai Supporting Role
1960 Vidivelli Supporting Role
1961 Punar Jenmam
1962 Aalayamani
1963 Arivaali
1963 Naan Vanangum Dheivam
1966 Anbe Vaa Punniyakodi, father of Geetha (Saroja Devi)
1966 Sadhu Mirandal
1968 Thillana Mohanambal
1968 Thirumal Perumai
1982 Deviyin Thiruvilaiyadal

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Aggarwal, S. P. Agrawal [and] J. C. (1992). Information India 1990-1991 : global view. New Dehli: Concept publ. p. 477. ISBN 9788170222934. 
  2. ^ "T. R. Ramachandran". gob-smacked. 
  3. ^ Randor Guy (4 May 2013). "Maapillai". The Hindu. 
  4. ^ Randor Guy (12 October 2007). "Nandakumar 1938". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ Randor Guy (22 August 2008). "Vaayadi 1940". The Hindu. 
  6. ^ "Nam Iruvar 1947". The Hindu. 30 November 2007. 
  7. ^ Randor Guy. "Vazhkai 1949". The Hindu. 
  8. ^ Randor Guy (20 March 2011). "Kalyanam Panniyum Brahmachari 1954". The Hindu.