|Born||30 August 1945|
|Died||9 September 2011 (age 66)|
Kanthimathi ( 30 August 1945 – 9 September 2011) was a Tamil stage and film actress. She acted in over 500 films.
The role which got her noticed was the portrayal of Mayil's mother in 16 Vayathinile. Other important Tamil films in which she acted include Mann Vasanai, Muthu and Karagattakaran. She was awarded the Kalaimamani Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu for her contribution to Tamil cinema.
She acted as mother and grandmother almost to all actors and actresses like M.G.R, Rajinikanth, Kamalhassan, Vijaykanth, Sathyaraj, Prabhu, Vijay, Revathi, Radha, Ambika, Radhika, etc. Other actors or actresses cannot utter the non-lexical filler proverbs like "Chithada kalli viragu odaika ponalam kathala mullu kothoda kuthidichan" (When a lazy girl is forced to go for the work of cutting the firewood she may complain that aloe vera thorns poked her in a bunch) like she could.
|1973||Engal Thanga Raja|
|Netru Indru Naalai|
|Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu|
|Kizhakke Pogum Rail||Karuthamma|
|1980||Enga Ooru Rasathi|
|Rusi Kanda Poonai|
|1981||Indru Poi Naalai Vaa|
|Uravai Kaatha Kili|
|1987||Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi|
|Ninaive Oru Sangeetham|
|En Arumai Manaivi|
|Oru Murai Sollividu|
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