Kovai Sarala

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Kovai Sarala
Born 17 April 1962
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Sarala
Occupation Comedian, actress, television presenter

Kovai Sarala (Tamil :கோவை சரளா) is an Indian film actress and comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Sarala has appeared in over 750 films.[1] She has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian three times, for her performances in Sathi Leelavathi (1995), Poovellam Un Vasam (2001) and Uliyin Osai (2008).[2] She has also won the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian for her performance in Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003)[3] and the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for her performance in Muni 2: Kanchana (2011).[4]

Early and present life[edit]

Kovai Sarala was born in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.[1][5] Sarala had developed interest in acting, after watching MGR's films. She completed her studies and entered the film industry with the support of her sister and father.[1]

She got her first film offer when she was in the 9th standard and acted with Vijayakumar and K. R. Vijaya in the film Velli Ratham.[6] She was in Class 10, when she played a 32-year-old pregnant woman Mundhanai Mudichu, her second film.[7] Two years later she acted in Chinna Veedu, where she played the role of the 65-year-old mother of Bhagyaraj's character.[7] She has appeared in more than a 100 films in Telugu.[7] She has mentioned the films Sathi Leelavathi, Viralukketha Veekkam, Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana, Karagattakaran and Viswanathan Ramamoorthy as her personal favourites.[6]

She has also worked in television series and television shows. She worked as a regular guest judge on Asathapovathu Yaaru[8] and has hosted the reality show Paasa Paravaigal.[7] In 2013, she was the judge on the Tamil comedy show Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi that airs on Vijay TV.[9] Now she is regular judge on the Tamil comedy show "Varuthapadatha valibar sangam" that airs on Zee Tamil.[10] Also hosting kids game show "Chellame chellam" on Sun TV.

Personal life[edit]

Comedian Kovai Sarala is not married and was asked why she did not consider entering wedlock till date. To this, the actress replied in her own humorous style that it was her sheer good intention to let a man escape from her instead of sticking to her all through the life. However, on a serious note, Sarala said that she is happy to spend for the offsprings of her relatives, as she considers them to be her own.[11]

Partial filmography[edit]

  1. Mundhanai Mudichu (1983)
  2. Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal (1984)
  3. Thambikku Endha Ooru (1984)
  4. Mannukketha Ponnu (1984)
  5. Nooravathu Naal (1984)
  6. Vaidehi Kathirunthal (1984)
  7. Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
  8. Anbin Mugavari (1985)
  9. Uyarndha Ullam (1985)
  10. Engal Kural (1985)
  11. Chinna Veedu (1985)
  12. Japanil Kalyanaraman (1985)
  13. Vasantha Raagam (1986)
  14. Lakshmi Vandhachu (1985)
  15. Ananda Aradhanai (1987)
  16. Kadhal Parisu (1987)
  17. Per Sollum Pillai (1987)
  18. Soora Samhaaram (1988)
  19. Enga Ooru Kavalkaran (1988)
  20. Moodu Manthiram (1989)
  21. Raja Chinna Roja (1989)
  22. Thangamana Purushan (1989)
  23. Solaikuyil (1989)
  24. Paandi Nattu Thangam (1989)
  25. Thangamani Rengamani (1989)
  26. Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu (1989)
  27. Raaja Raajathan (1989)
  28. Dharmam Vellum (1989)
  29. Jagathalaprathapan (1990)
  30. Adhisaya Manithan (1990)
  31. En Kadhal Kanmani (1990)
  32. My Dear Marthandan (1990)
  33. Sathan Sollai Thattathe (1990)
  34. Pondatti Sonna Kaettukanum (1991)
  35. Pondatti Pondattithan (1991)
  36. Pudhiya Raagam (1991)
  37. Chithirai Pookkal (1991)
  38. Chinnavar (1992)
  39. Therku Theru Machan (1992)
  40. Pondatti Rajyam (1992)
  41. Thirumathi Palanisamy (1992)
  42. Godfather (1992)
  43. Alimayya (1993) (Kannada)
  44. Sethupathi IPS (1994)
  45. Vaanga Partner Vaanga (1994)
  46. Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana (1994)
  47. Pathavi Pramanam (1994)
  48. Pavithra (1994)
  49. Nammavar (1994)
  50. Pavithra (1994)
  51. Bhairava Dweepam (1994) (Telugu)
  52. Sathi Leelavathi (1995)
  53. Vasantha Vaasal (1996)
  54. Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996)
  55. Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga (1997)
  56. Nalla Manasukkaran (1997)
  57. Pelli (1997) (Telugu)
  58. Poomarathanalil (1997) (Malayalam)
  59. Kaathala Kaathala (1998)
  60. Aval Varuvala (1998)
  61. Udhavikku Varalaamaa (1998)
  62. Kanave Kalaiyadhe (1999)
  63. Anantha Poongathe (1999)
  64. Kannodu Kanbathellam (1999)
  65. Nesam Pudhusu (1999)
  66. Poovellam Kettuppar (1999)
  67. Niram (1999) (Malayalam)
  68. Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa (1999)
  69. Viralukketha Veekkam (1999)
  70. Minsara Kanna (1999)
  71. Paattali (1999)
  72. Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela (2000)
  73. Magalirkkaga (2000)
  74. Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai (2000)
  75. Doubles (2000)
  76. Maayi (2000)
  77. Unnai Kann Theduthey (2000)
  78. Budget Padmanabhan (2000)
  79. Uyirile Kalanthathu (2000)
  80. Nuvve Kavali (2000) (Telugu)
  81. Kshemanga Velli Labanga Randi (2000) (Telugu)
  82. Nageswari (2001)
  83. Krishna Krishna (2001)
  84. Mrigaraju (2001) (Telugu)
  85. Mitta Miraasu (2001)
  86. Poovellam Un Vasam (2001)
  87. Piriyadha Varam Vendum (2001)
  88. En Mana Vaanil (2001)
  89. Shakalaka Baby (2001)
  90. Hanuman Junction (2001)
  91. Viswanathan Ramamoorthy (2001)
  92. Veettoda Mappillai (2001)
  93. Vadagupatti Maapillai (2001)
  94. Shahjahan (2001)
  95. Ennamma Kannu (2002)
  96. Malli Malli Chudali (2002) (Telugu)
  97. Thenkasi Pattanam (2002)
  98. Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003) (Telugu)
  99. Ela Cheppanu (2003) (Telugu)
  100. Vaanam Vasappadum (2004)
  101. Vishwa Thulasi (2004)
  102. Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004) (Malayalam)
  103. Andaru Dongale Dorikithe (2004) (Telugu)
  104. Naidu LLB (2005) (Telugu)
  105. Priyasakhi (2005)
  106. Mumbai Express (2005)
  107. Evadi Gola Vaadidi (2005) (Telugu)
  108. Kovai Brothers (2006)
  109. Pellaina Kothalo (2006) (Telugu)
  110. Style (2006) (Telugu)
  111. Veerabhadra (2006) (Telugu)
  112. Raam (2006) (Telugu)
  113. Desamuduru (2007) (Telugu)
  114. Uliyin Osai (2007)
  115. Muni (2007)
  116. Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw (2007) (Telugu)
  117. Maharadhi (2007) (Telugu)
  118. Uliyin Osai (2008)
  119. Mallepuvvu (2008) (Telugu)
  120. Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna (2008) (Telugu)
  121. Neninthe (2008) (Telugu)
  122. Hero (2008) (Telugu)
  123. Villu (2009)
  124. Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju (2011) (Telugu)
  125. Muni 2: Kanchana (2011)
  126. Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam (2012)
  127. Devastanam (2012) (Telugu)
  128. Nuvva Nena (2012) (Telugu)
  129. Paagan (2012)
  130. Devudu Chesina Manashulu (2012) (Telugu)
  131. Sudigadu (2012) (Telugu)
  132. Maad Dad (2012) (Malayalam)
  133. Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013)
  134. Masala (2013) (Telugu)
  135. Thillu Mullu (2013)
  136. Arya Surya (2013)
  137. Ragalaipuram (2013)
  138. Chithirayil Nilachoru (2013)
  139. Malini 22 Palayamkottai (2014)
  140. Saravana Poigai (2014)
  141. Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (2014)
  142. Sigaram Thodu (2014)
  143. Aranmanai (2014)
  144. Rettai Vaalu (2014)
  145. Temper (2015) (Telugu)
  146. Komban (2015)
  147. Muni 3: Ganga (2015)
  148. Adhibar (2015)
  149. Vedalam (2015)
  150. Aranmanai 2 (2016)
  151. Nayaki (2016)
  152. Girls (2016) (Malayalam)
  153. Thiraikku Varadha Kathai (2016)
  154. Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru (2016)
  155. Balle Vellaiyathevaa (2016)
  156. Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017)
  157. Vijay 61 (2017)

Television[edit]

  • Sundari Soundari (Sun TV)
  • Ellame Siripputhan (Kalaignar TV)
  • Vanthaana Thanthaana (Kalaignar TV)
  • Sabhash Meera (Jaya TV)
  • Sagalakala Sarala (Vijay TV)
  • Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi (Vijay TV)
  • Vantintlo Wonders (Gemini TV)
  • Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (Zee Tamil)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (7 January 2012). "Comedy comes naturally". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  2. ^ "Tamil Nadu announces film awards for three years". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc – Nandi award winners list 2003". Idlebrain.com. 29 September 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Muni 2: Kanchana
  5. ^ http://www.cinegoer.net/telugu-cinema/interviews/interview-with-kovai-sarala-080112.html
  6. ^ a b "Acting is all that matters for this talented performer". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 19 April 2007. 
  7. ^ a b c d Rangarajan, Malathi (21 April 2012). "The Kovai chronicle". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  8. ^ "'There is a dearth for women comedians' – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Kovai Sarala's new avatar for Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi – Filmibeat. Entertainment.oneindia.in (14 July 2013). Retrieved on 2017-02-04.
  10. ^ Varuthadapatha Valibar Sangam on Zee Tamil – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (21 May 2015). Retrieved on 2017-02-04.
  11. ^ Kovai Sarala – Tamil Movie News – Kovai Sarala on her marriage – Kovai Sarala | Manorama | Karakattakaran. Behindwoods.com (28 June 2010). Retrieved on 2017-02-04.

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