Kaviyoor Ponnamma

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Kaviyoor Ponnnamma
Kaviyoor Ponnamma DSW.jpg
Born (1945-01-04) January 4, 1945 (age 71)
Kaviyoor, Travancore
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1959 – present
Spouse(s) M K Maniswami (1969-2011)
Children Bindu
Parent(s) 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 4 January 1945 in Kaviyoor, Travancore.[3] She has six siblings in which Kaviyoor Renuka was also an actress.[4] Ponnamma was married to film producer Maniswami. The couple has a daughter Bindhu who is settled in the United States.[2] Her husband Maniswami died in 2011.[5]

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]

As an actress[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Notes
2016 Ramapadam filming
2016 Godmother filming
2016 Mr. Pavanayi 999 filming
2016 Vaakamarathanalil filming
2016 Mazhavillin Attam Vare filming
2016 Kammal - filming
2016 Vedam - filming
2016 Thoppil Joppan Joppan's mother
2016 Oppam Jayaraman's valiyammayi
2016 Pa Va Agnes/Sister amma
2016 Poy Maranju Parayathe Vinu's grandmother
2016 Dhanayathra Vijila's mother
2015 Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum Swamini Amma
2014 100 Degree Celsius Lovely's mother-in-law
2014 Avatharam Madhavan's mother
2013 Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty Mariyamma
2013 Ginger Vivekanandan's mother
2012 Mr. Marumakan Bhavani Amma
2012 Theruvu Nakshathragal Mukundan's mother
2012 Manjadikuru Devayani
2012 Namukku Parkkan Rajeev's mother
2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot Amminiyamma
2011 Ithu Nammude Katha Vinod's grandmother
2011 Swapnamalika -
2011 Collector Avinash Varma's mother
2011 101 Ruppika -
2011 Christian Brothers Joseph Vadakkan's mother

2000s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character
2009 Kappal Muthalaali Sarayu, Mukesh, Jagathy Sreekumar Thaha Bhoominathan's mother
2009 To Harihar Nagar Andrew's mother
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 Devaki
2008 De Ingotttu Nokkiye Jayasurya, Jagathy Sreekumar Vettikadu Sadasivan's mother
2008 Sulthan Patient
2008 Twenty:20 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Joshi Bharathi Amma
2007 Anchil Oral Arjunan Jayaram, Padmapriya, Anil Easweriyamma
2007 Komban
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 Ramankutty's mother
2004 Parijatham
2004 Nothing But Life Cameo
2004 Made In USA Cameo
2003 Parinaamam Malathi
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 Devaki Amma
2001 Uthaman Jayaram, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Anilbabu Jayaraj's mother
2001 Aakaashathile Paravakal Sridevi's grandmother
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 Character Notes
1999 Ezhupunna Tharakan Kunjannamma
1999 The Godman Amarnath's Mother
1999 Njangal Santhushtarannu Mother Superior
1999 Pallavur Devanarayanan Bhageerathi
1998 Amma Ammayiamma Sarada
1998 Poothiruvathiranalil Raghu's mema
1998 Kottaram Veettil Appoottan Appoottan's mother
1998 Manjeeradwani Subhadra's mother
1998 Aram Jaalakam
1997 Snehasindhooram Uma's mother
1997 Ithaa Oru Snehagaatha Daniel's mother
1995 Karma Rukmini
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Meera's Mother
1995 Minnaminunginum Minnukettu Hari's mother
1995 Sadaram Bhanumathi
1995 No.1 Snehatheeram Banglore North Vijayabhaskar's mother
1994 Chukkan Lakshmi
1994 Bheesmacharya Ponnutty
1994 Thenmavim Kombath Yeshodhamma
1994 Sukrutham Ravishankar's mother
1994 Santhanagopalam Kurup's wife
1994 Njan Kodeeshwaran Janaki
1994 Kudumba Visesham Bharathi
1994 Vendor Daniel State Licency Annamma
1993 Vatsalyam Janakiyamma
1993 Maya Mayooram Janakiyamma
1993 Kavadiyattam Sethulakshmi
1993 Chenkol Sethumadhavan's mother
1993 Kalippattam Sarojam's mother
1993 Gandharvam Gracykutty
1993 Ottayadipathakal Anoop's mother
1993 Sopanam Sethu
1993 Oru Kadankatha Pole Sekaharan's mother
1993 Samagamam Annakutty
1993 Vietnam Colony Parvathiyammal
1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos Meenakshi's mother
1992 Mahanagaram Viswanathan's Mother
1992 Ponnurukkum Pakshi Ananthan's mother
1992 Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam Chandran Pillai's wife
1992 Mugha Mudra Lakshmi
1992 Aayushkaalam Aby Mathew's mother
1992 Kudumbasammetham Kochukutty
1991 Aparahnam Janakiyamma
1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Ananthan's mother
1991 Ezhunallath Mrs. James
1991 Arangu Madhavi
1991 Apoorvam Chilar Sarojam
1991 Bharatham Devaki
1991 Dhanam Sivasankaran Nair's mother
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Nandan's Mother
1991 Sandesam Bhanumathi
1991 Ulladakkam Sunny's Mother
1991 Kingini
1990 Oliyampukal Annamma
1990 Midhya Rajagopal's Mother
1990 His Highness Abdullah Bhageerathi Thampuratti
1990 In Harihar Nagar Andrew's Mother
1990 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Vinayachandran's Mother
1990 Rajavazhcha Naniyamma
1990 Kaattukuthira Manka
1990 Nanma Niranjavan Sreenivasan Sreenivasan's mother
1990 Kaanamarayathu Mother Superior
1990 Kshanakathu Vivekanandan's mother
1990 Kadathandan Ambadi Kunki
1990 Purappadu Kunjimaluvamma
1990 Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu Nurse Leelavathi

1980s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes
1989 Dasharatham Chandradas' Mother
1989 Devadas Devadas' Mother
1989 Jaathakam Janaki
1989 Kireedam Ammu
1989 Aksharathettu Sumati's mother
1989 Adhipan Shyam Prakash's mother
1989 Vandanam Unnikrishnan's mother
1989 Muthukkudayum Choodi Madhavi
1989 Mazhavil Kavadi Velayudhankutty's Mother
1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Mariyamma
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Devaki
1989 Ulsavapittennu Kalyaniyamma
1989 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Aliyamma
1988 Mukthi Madhaviyamma
1988 Sathya Malayali shop owner Tamil
1988 Ente Amma Sathyabhama
1988 Vidaparayamanthram Karthi
1988 1921 Keshavankutty's mother
1988 Marikkilla Njaan
1987 Anantaram Yoginiyamma
1987 Thaniyavarthanam Balan's mother
1987 Kaiyethum Doorathu Janaki
1987 Achuvettante Veedu Vipin's Mother
1987 Irupatham Noottandu Meenakshmiyamma
1987 Oru Maymaasa Pulari
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Dr. Shanthamma
1986 Nakhashathangal Valiyamma
1986 Manassilloru Manimuthu Mohan's mother
1986 Malarum Kiliyum Padmavathiyamma
1986 Surabhi Yamangal Meenakshi
1986 Iniyum Kurukshethram Gomathi
1986 Ennu Nathettante Nimmi Chithambaram's mother
1986 Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal Rita
1986 Sughamodevi Nandan's Mother
1986 Akalangalil Sethu's mother
1986 Ente Sonia Shanti
1986 Ariyatha Bandhukkal
1986 Vishwasichallum Illenkilum
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
1985 Angadikkappurathu Rosi
1985 Mounam Nombaram Indu's mother
1984 Adiyozhukkukal Mariyamma
1984 Ariyatha Veethikal Janakiyamma
1984 Kanamarayathu Mother Superior
1984 Lakshmana Rekha Radha's mother
1984 Manithali Zulfikar's mother
1984 Thirakal Madhaviyamma
1984 Kodathy Meenakshiyamma
1984 Swanthamevide Bandhamevide Lakshmi
1984 Ente Nandhinikutty
1984 Ningalil Oru Sthree
1984 Mukhamukham
1983 Marakkillorikkalum Sharada
1983 Manassoru Mahaasamudram Devaki
1983 Enne Njan Thedunnu Lakshmiyamma
1983 Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal Thambi's & Unni's mother
1983 Hello Madras Girl Sreedevi Amma
1983 Enikku Vishakunnu Chinnamma
1983 Sesham Kazhchayil Shankar's mother
1983 Bandham Sreedeviyamma
1983 Omanathingal Gopi's mother
1983 Nadhi Muthal Nadhi Vare
1983 Porusham
1982 Marupacha Ponnamma
1982 Panchajanyam Lakshmidevi
1982 Maattuvin Chattangale Jayan's mother
1982 Ilakkangal Unnis' mother
1982 Kattile Pattu Raji
1982 Beedikunjamma Madhavan's Mother
1982 Kaaliyamardhanam Geetha's mother
1982 Balloon
1982 Bheeman
1981 Thrishna Chinnammu
1981 Avatharam Lakshmikuttyamma
1981 Agnisaram Bhavani
1981 Vayal Saraswathi
1981 Sphodanam Gopi's Mother
1981 Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla Devaki
1981 Orikkal Koodi Chandran's Mother
1981 Oppol -
1981 Anandharam
1980 Love in Singapore Premachandran's Mother
1980 Karimpana Muthan's mother
1980 Pappu Actress Guest appearance
1980 Anthappuram Bhavani
1980 Thirayum Theeravum Mohan's mother
1980 Manushya Mrugam Babu's Mother
1980 Chaamaram Karthyayani
1980 Moorgan

1970s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes
1979 Mamangam Chathunni's Mother
1979 Prabatha Sandhya Usha's Mother
1979 Ithaa Oru Theeram Madhavi
1979 Yakshi Paaru Thampi's wife
1979 Prabhu Devaki
1979 Sarppam Bhavani
1979 Aarattu Annamma
1979 Pambaram
1979 Driver Madyapichirunnu
1979 Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal
1978 Randil Onnu Maheshwari
1978 Rathinirvedam Saraswathi
1978 Kudubam Namukku Sreekovil Yashodha Devi
1978 Avalude Ravikal Lakshmi
1978 Eeta Philomina
1978 Kalpavriksham Nun
1978 Uthraadarathri
1978 Samayamilla Polum
1978 Praarthana
1978 Rajan Paranja Katha
1978 Pichippoo
1978 Sathrathil Oru Raathri
1978 Society Lady
1978 Udayam Kizhakku Thanne
1978 Tiger Salim
1978 Seemandhini
1978 Naalumanipookkal
1978 Aniyara
1978 Aazhi Alayayi
1978 Sthree Oru Dhugham
1977 Padasaram Kamakshi
1977 Vidarunna Mottukal Lakshmi
1977 Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana Dakshayani
1977 Randu Lokam Madhavi
1977 Kodiyettam Kamalamma
1977 Itha Ivide Vare Kamalakshi
1977 Sathyavan Savithri Arundathi Devi
1977 Oonjal Bharathi
1977 Oru Painkilkatha Kamaalakshi
1977 Nirakudam Sathi
1977 Sreemurugan Kamalakshi
1977 Jagadguru Aadisankara Aryadevi
1977 Innale Innu -
1977 Siva Thandavum
1977 Aa Nimisham
1977 Varadakshina
1977 Vezhambal
1977 Akahayapaathram
1977 Sreemad Bhagavad Geetha
1977 Dheerasameere Yamuna Theere
1977 Mini Mol
1976 Thulavarsham Balan's mother
1976 Amrithavahini Lakshmi
1976 Sindhu Parvathiyamma
1976 Amba Ambika Ambalika Sathyavadhi
1976 Chottanikkara Amma Indu's grandmother
1976 Appooppan Saraswathy
1976 Aruthu
1976 Romeo
1976 Kanyaadaanam
1976 Priyamvadha
1976 Paarijaatham
1976 Ajayanum Vijayanum
1975 Abhimaanam
1975 Pravaham Lakshmi
1975 Ulsavam Gopi's mother
1975 Prayanam Ammini amma
1975 Makkal
1975 Thiruvonam
1975 Chumaduthaangi
1975 Padmaragam
1975 Tourist Bungkow
1974 Devi Kanyakumari Old lady
1974 Chakravakam Shosamma
1974 Night Duty Savithriyamma
1974 Thacholi Marumakan Chandu Unnichirutha
1974 Manyasree Viswamithran Bhageeradhiyamma
1974 Nellu Savithri Varassyar
1974 Arakkallan Mukkakkallan Lakshmi Thampuratti
1974 Mattoru Seetha
1974 Chanchala
1973 Chenda
1973 Nirmalayam Narayani
1973 Thaniniram Subhadra
1973 Interview Saraswathi
1973 Dharmayudham Bhadra Thampuratti
1973 Angathattu Kunjukutti
1973 Divya Darshanam Poojarini Amma
1973 Naghangal Kakkachi
1973 Ponnapuram Kotta Uppaathi
1973 Thiruvabharanam
1973 Periyar
1973 Enippadikal
1973 Kavitha
1972 Pushpanjali Bhagi
1972 Adyathe Kadha Ammukuttiyamma
1972 Gaandharvakshethram Kalamezuthu Pattukari
1972 Aaromalunni Thumbolarcha
1972 Manthrakodi Saraswathi
1972 Akkarappacha Bhageerathi
1972 Theertha Yaathra Kochikkavu
1972 Sree Guruvayoorappan Kurooramma
1972 Sathi
1972 Kalippava
1972 Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku
1972 Puthrakameshti
1972 Anweshanam
1971 Aabhijathyam Janaki
1971 Makane Ninakku Vendi Thomachan's mother
1971 Vithukal Ammini
1971 Shiksha Meenakshi
1971 Karakanakadal Tharuthi
1971 Oru Penninte Katha Subhadra
1971 Vivaahasammanam Parukuttyamma
1971 Karinizhal Modern lady
1971 Sarasayya Thomaskutty's mother
1971 Jalakanyaka
1971 Kalithozhi
1971 Prabhu
1971 Bobanum Moliyum
1970 Anaadha
1970 Nizhalattam Ravi's Mother
1970 Triveni Parvathi
1970 Vivahitha Kamalam
1970 Cross Belt Bhavani
1970 Othenente Makan Naani
1970 Kalpana Dakshayaniyamma
1970 Aa Chithrasalabham Parannotte Lakshmi
1970 Palunkupathram
1970 Ammayenna Sthree

1950–1960s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes
1969 Nadhi Thresia
1969 Aalmaram Ammini Amma
1969 Kaattukurangu Thulasi
1969 Vila Kuranja Manushyan
1968 Velutha Kathreena Martha Pulayi
1968 Vazhi Pizhacha Sandhidhi -
1968 Asuravithu
1967 Anveshichu Kandethiyilla
1967 Sahadharmmini
1967 Swapnabhoomi
1967 Postman
1966 Pinchu Hridayam Saraswathi
1966 Kanmanikal
1965 Rosi Rosi
1965 Odayil Ninnu Kalyani
1965 Thommante Makkal Achaamma
1965 Daham Lakshmi Teacher
1964 Kudumbini Lakshmi
1964 Atombomb Dolly Lakshmi
1964 Bharthavu Santha
1963 Kalayum Kaaminiyum
1962 Sreerama Pattaabhishekam Mandodari
1958 Mariakutty

As a Movie Playback Singer[edit]

  • 1968 - "Methikkalathile" - Velutha Kathreena
  • 1972 - "Ambike Jagadambike" - Theerthayaathra
  • 1973 - "Mangalaam Kaavile" - Dharmayudham
  • 1982 - "Thushaaramanikal" - Illakkangal
  • 1982 - "Palathum Paranju" - Chiriyo Chiri
  • 1999 - "Unknown" - Pallavur Devanarayanan

Television Serials[edit]

Drama[edit]

As Drama Actress[edit]

  • Mooladhanam
  • Janani Janmbhoomi

As a Drama Singer[edit]

  • "Pookkaara Pootharumo"
  • "Vellilam Kaattilolichu Kalikkuvan"

Commercials[edit]

  • Shiva Emu Kozhikal (SEK)
  • Grandmas
  • Emmanuel Silks

Albums[edit]

  • Ente Malayalam
  • Sreeramajapam

TV Shows[edit]

  • Home Sweet Home
  • JB Junction
  • Comedy Super Nite
  • Kathayillithu Jeevitham
  • Kayyoppu
  • Ponnamma Manssu THurakkunnu
  • On Record
  • Mukhamukham
  • Badayi Bungalow
  • Thiranottam
  • Top Talk
  • Ee Vazhitharayil
  • Charithram Enniloode
  • Ammakkorumma
  • Amma Ponnamma

References[edit]

  1. ^ "മലയാളിയുടെ പൊന്നമ്മ | Webdunia Malayalam". Malayalam.webdunia.com. 2008-01-05. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  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. ^ "A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal". Cinidiary. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]

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