Major Sundarrajan

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Sundarrajan
Major Sundarrrajan.jpg
Sundarrajan in Major Chandrakanth (1966)
Born
Sundarrajan

(1925-03-01)1 March 1925
Died28 February 2003(2003-02-28) (aged 77)
OccupationActor, director, scriptwriter
Years active1965–2003
Spouse(s)Shamala
ChildrenSon : Gowtham
Parent(s)Father : Srinivasan
Mother : Padmashini

Sundarrajan (17 March 1925 – 28 February 2003), popularly known as Major Sundararajan, was an Indian actor who performed in Tamil language films.

Biography[edit]

Starting as an amateur stage artist while working full-time in the Telecom department in the early 1950s, Sundararajan entered the cinematic field with Pattinathar (1962), directed by K. Somu. After a powerful performance as a blind and retired army official in K. Balachander's Major Chandrakant (1966), he came to be known as 'Major Sundararajan'.

He acted in over 900 films and a few television serials, giving memorable performances in Gauravam, Ethir Neechal, Bama Vijayam, Apoorva Raagangal, Deiva Magan and Deiva Cheyal. He continued to act in stage plays while playing memorable roles on the screen. He acted in a few Malayalam and Telugu movies as well. He has also produced comedy films like Karpagam Vanthachu starring Arjun and Radhika under Shyamalalyaa Productions.[1] His son Gowtham Sundararajan is active in the film industry as an actor and choreographer.

Death[edit]

Sundarrajan died on 28 February 2003.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role language Actors
1962 Pattinathar King Chola (Guest) Debut Tamil T. M. Soundararajan, M. R. Radha
1964 Server Sundaram Chakravarthy Tamil Nagesh, K. R. Vijaya, R. Muthuraman
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Ramalingam Tamil Jaishankar, Jamuna
Naanal Prisoner Arasu Tamil R. Muthuraman, Sowcar Janaki, K. R. Vijaya
Neerkumizhi Dr.Balakrishnan Tamil Nagesh, Sowcar Janaki,
Vennira Aadai Shoba Father Tamil Jayalalitha, Sreekanth
1966 Major Chandrakanth Major Chandrakanth Tamil R. Muthuraman, Nagesh, Jayalalitha
Marakka Mudiyumaa? Tamil S. S. Rajendran, Devika, R. Muthuraman
Motor Sundaram Pillai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki
Thaaye Unakkaga Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, Sivakumar,
Thenmazhai Nagalingam Tamil Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1967 Anubavi Raja Anubavi Chithambaram Tamil R. Muthuraman, Nagesh
Bama Vijayam Maheswaran Tamil Sowcar Janaki
Aalayam Tamil
Adhey Kangal Tamil Ravichandran, Kanchana
Deiva Cheyal Tamil R. Muthuraman, Bharathi
Selva Magal Balaram Tamil Jaishankar, Rajasree, Sreekanth
Thangai Leela Father Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Thanga Thambi Tamil Ravichandran, Bharathi,
1968 Andru Kanda Mugam Selva Nayagam Tamil Ravichandran, Jayalalitha
Bommalattam Balraj/Rathinam Tamil Jaishankar, Jayalalitha, Nagesh
Ethir Neechal Sabapathy Tamil Nagesh, Jayanthi,
En Thambi Sundara Boopathy Tamil Sivaji Ganesan

B. Saroja Devi

Lakshmi Kalyanam Ragunathan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Venniradai Nirmala,
Muthu Chippi Tamil Jaishankar, Jayalalitha
Sathiyam Thavaradhey Tamil
Uyarndha Manithan Sundaram Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Vanisri
Thamarai Nenjam (film) Vasudevan Tamil Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, Vanisri
Kuzhanthaikkaga Jambu Tamil R. S. Manohar S. V. Ramadoss, Padmini
1969 Akka Thangai Tamil Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya
ThangaSurangam Head of Police

Officer

Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Bharathi
Deiva Magan Dr.Raju Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Pandari Bai
Gurudhakshanai Devaki Father Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Padmini
Anjal Petti 520 Chidambaram Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Saroja Devi
Manasatchi Tamil Jaishankar, Vanisree, Savithri
Nil Gavani Kadhali Babu Tamil Jaishankar, Nagesh
Nirai Kudam Madhanagopal Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vanisri
Thirudan Ragunath D.I.G

Police Officer

Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Thunaivan Tamil A. V. M. Rajan

Sowcar Janaki

Thulabharam Vijaya Father Tamil A. V. M. Rajan

Sharada

1970 Engirundho Vandhaal pattavarayan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Ethiroli Maanickam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, S. S. Rajendran
Jeevanadi Tamil Ravichandran
Paadhukaappu Vaiyapuri Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Penn Deivam Ponnamma's Husband Tamil Padmini
Maanavan Tamil Jaishankar, R. Muthuraman
Malathi Tamil Ravichandran, B. Sarojadevi
Namma Kuzhanthaigal Tamil Pandari Bai, Master Sridhar, Baby Roja Ramani
Navagraham Somu Tamil Nagesh, Sreekanth
Veettuku Veedu Kadikalingam Tamil Jaishankar, Laskhmi
1971 Aathi Parasakthi Tamil Gemini Ganesan
Iru Dhuruvam I.G PoliceOfficer Tamil Sivaji Ganesan

Padmini

Annai Velankanni Chief Doctor Tamil Jayalalitha, Sreekanth
Babu Vedhachalam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Meendum Vazhven Chinna Durai Tamil Ravichandran, Bharathi, R. S. Manohar
Punnagai Tamil Gemini Ganesan, R. Muthuraman
Thanga Gopuram Tamil Jayalalitha, Jaishankar
Thirumagal Ranga Rajan Tamil Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, Lakshmi,
1972 Appa Tata Tamil Gemini Ganesan, Padmini
Deiva Sankalpam Tamil R. Muthuraman
Dheivam Kanthappan Tamil Gemini Ganesan, Sivakumar
Dhikku Theriyadha Kaattil Williams Tamil R. Muthuraman, Jayalalitha
Enna Mudhalaali Sowkiyama Tamil Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Gnana Oli Inspector Lawrence Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vijaya Nirmala, Sharada
Kadhalikka Vanga Judo Tamil Jaishankar, Sreekanth, Manorama
Mappillai Azhaippu Tamil Jaishankar, Vijaya Lalitha
Nalla Neram Velu Tamil M. G. Ramachandran, K. R. Vijaya
Naan Yen Pirandhen Mohana Sundaram Tamil M. G. Ramachandran, K. R. Vijaya
Needhi Vakel Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Sowcar Janaki
Raja Prasanth Police

Officer

Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Shakthi Leelai Jamadagni Tamil Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Sivakumar
Vasantha Maligai Latha Father Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vanisri
1973 Bharatha Vilas Baldev Singh Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Devika
Engal Thanga Raja Bai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
Gauravam Mohandass Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Ushanandini, Pandari Bai
Manidharil Manikkam Police Officer Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, A. V. M. Rajan, Prameela
Jesus (1973 film) Tamil Gemini Ganesan, Murali Das
Komatha En Kulamatha Village President Tamil Sreekanth, Prameela
Suryagandhi Eagambaram Tamil R. Muthuraman, Jayalalitha
Vijaya Tamil Jaishankar, Lakshmi
Thedi Vandha Lakshmi Tamil Jaishankar, Lakshmi
1974 Anbai Thedi Rajasekar Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Avalukku Nigar Avale Tamil Ravichandran, K. R. Vijaya
En Magan Jagannath Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
Engamma Sapatham Tamil R. Muthuraman, Sivakumar, Jayachitra
Raja Nagam Tamil Sreekanth, Subha
Thanga Pathakkam Mayandi Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Sreekanth
Thaai Duraisamy/Samidurai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalithaa
Thirumangalyam Tamil R. Muthuraman, Jayalalitha
1975 Anbe Aaruyire Sattanathan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
Andharangam Tamil Kamal Haasan, Deepa
Apoorva Raagangal Mahendran Tamil Kamal Haasan, Srividya, Jayasudha
Cinema Paithiyam Tamil Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Sowcar Janaki, Sivaji Ganesan
Avandhan Manidhan Murugan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula, Jayalalitha
Dr. Siva Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
Paattum Bharathamum Thiyagarajan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Sripriya, Vijayakumar
Thiruvarul Tamil A. V. M. Rajan, Nagesh
Yarukkum Vetkam Illai Tamil Jayalalitha Sreekanth
1976 Bhadrakali (film) Tamil Sivakumar, Rani Chandra
Chitra Pournami Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Dasavatharam King Dasarathan Tamil C. R. Vijayakumari
Jai Jagat Janani Hindi Padmini, Lalitha
kumbai thedi Tamil
Gruhapravesam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Sivakumar
Inspector Pondatti
Manasara Vazhthungalen Tamil
Mogam Muppadhu Varusham Tamil Kamal Haasan, Sumithra,
Nalla Penmani Tamil
Nee Indri Naan Illai Tamil
Rojavin Raja Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vanisri
Ore Thanthai Tamil
Oru Kodiyil Iru Malargal Tamil
Palootti Valartha Kili Tamil
Payanam (1976 film) Tamil Sreekanth, Fatafat Jayalakshmi
Perum Pukazhum Tamil R. Muthuraman, Sujatha
Sandhadhi Tamil Sivakumar
Sathyam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Devika, Kamal Haasan
Thayilla Kuzhandai Tamil
Unakkaga Naan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Lakshmi, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Unarchigal Doctor Tamil Kamal Haasan, Srividya
Uthaman Chife Doctor Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
Vanga Sambandhi Vanga Tamil
Vayilla Poochi Tamil
1977 Dheepam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vijayakumar, Sujatha
Avan Oru Sarithiram Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula, Kanchana
Durga Devi
Edharkum Thuninthavan Tamil
Nadu Iravil Dhayanandham Tamil S. Balachander
Gasslight Mangamma Tamil
Madhura Geetham Tamil
Murugan Adimai Tamil
Raasi Nalla Raasi Tamil
Saindhadamma Saindhadu Tamil
Sonthamadi Nee Enakku Tamil
Sri Krishna Leela (1977 film) Vasudevar Sivakumar, Srividya, Jayalalitha
Swargam Naragam
Thaliya Salangaiya Tamil R.Muthuraman Vanisri
Thanikkudithanam
Annan Oru Koyil Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha, Sumithra, Jai Ganesh
Thoondil Meen
1978 Gaandharvam Malayalam Prem Nazir
Thyagam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Lakshmi
Justice Gopinath Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Rajinikanth
Makkal Kural
Manitharil Ithanai Nirangala
Paruva Mazhai
Pilot Premnath Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Malini Fonseka, Sridevi
Priya Rajinikanth, Sridevi
Raadhaiketha Kannan
Sakka Podu Podu Raja Jaishankar, Jayachitra
Shri Kanchi Kamakshi Meenakshimyndan Tamil Sujatha, Sreekanth, S.A. Ashokan, Gemini Ganesan, Nagesh, P. R. Varalakshmi, Rajasulochana, Thengai Srinivasan, Srividya, Sujatha, Vanisri, K.R. Vijaya
Thai Meedtu Sathiyam Rajinikanth, Sripriya
1979 Dharma Yuddham Tamil Rajinikanth, Sridevi
Kalyanaraman Kalyanam's Estate Manager Kamal Haasan, Sridevi
Kandhar Alangaram M. R. Radha
Kavari Maan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Prameela, Sridevi
Mahalakshmi
Manthoppu Kiliye Sudhakar
Mudal Iravu
Naan Vazhavaippen Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth
Nallathoru Kudumbam
Nee Sirithal Naan Sirippen
Neechal Kulam
Needhikkumun Neeya Naana
Neela Malargal Tamil Kamal Haasan, Sridevi
Pagalil Oru Iravu Tamil Vijayakumar, Sridevi
Pattakathi Bhairavan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayasudha, Sridevi
Thaayillamal Naan Illai Tamil Kamal Haasan, Sridevi
Thirisoolam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Thisai Maariya Paravaigal Tamil Sarath Babu, Sumalatha
Veettukku Veedu Vasappadi
Velum Mayilum Thunai Prohit Tamil M. R. Radha
Vetrukku Oruvan
1980 Billa Tamil Rajinikanth, Sripriya
Bombay Mail 109 Tamil
Dharma Raja (film) Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Ellam Un Kairasi Smuggler Tamil Rajinikanth Seema
Guru Kamal Haasan, Sridevi
Inaindha Thuruvangal
Jamboo Jaishankar,
Kaali
Kathal Kiligal
Meenakshi
Naan Potta Saval Tamil Rajinikanth, Reena
Nandri Karangal
Ore Mutham
Raman Parasuraman
Ratha Paasam
Rishi Moolam
Sujatha
Ullasa Paravaigal Madhanagopal Kamal Haasan
Vedanai Thediya Maan
Viswaroopam
Yamanukku Yaman
1981 Garjanai
Kalthoon
Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum Guest Sivaji Ganesan, Saritha
Maadi Veettu Ezhai Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha
Maharantham
Mohana Punnagai Sivaji Ganesan
Nallathu Nadanthe Theerum
Thee Rajinikanth, Sripriya, R. S. Manohar
1982 Magane Magane
Nayakarin Magal
Neethi Devan Mayakkam Bhanuchandar
Sangili (film) Sivaraj Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu Ganesan
Thaai Mookaambikai Sivakumar, Poornima Jayaraman
Thyagi
1983 Indru Nee Naalai Naan
Sandhippu Sivaji Ganesan, Sridevi
Sashti Viratham
Thai Veedu
Villiyanur Matha
1984 Anbe Odivaa
Ethe Naasaval Telugu Rajinikanth, Reena
Garjanai Tamil Rajinikanth, Madhavi
Iru Medhaigal Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Saritha
Pillayar
Simma Soppanam
Unga Veettu Pillai
1985 Andavan Sothu Tamil Sivakumar, Jaishankar
Naan Sigappu Manithan Tamil Rajinikanth, Ambika
Nermai Guest Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha
Needhiyin Nizhal Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Radha
Pournami Alaigal
Neethiyin Marupakkam
Thandanai Tamil
Uyarndha Ullam Tamil Kamal Haasan, Ambika
Aduthathu Albert Tamil Prabhu, Urvashi
1986 Dharmam
Oru Iniya Udhayam Tamil Vijayakanth, Amala
1987 Krishnan Vandhan
1988 En Thamizh En Makkal Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vadivukkarasi
1989 Poruthadhu Podhum
Sattathin Thirappu Vizhaa Tamil Karthik, Shobana
1990 Kavalukku Kettikaran Police Trainer Tamil Prabhu, Nirosha
Pachaikodi
1991 Rudhra
Vasanthakala Paravai
1992 Chinna Chittu
Pandithurai Tamil Prabhu, Kushboo, Radha Ravi
Soorya Gayathri Malayalam
Neenga Nalla Irukkanum Nizhalgal Ravi, Bhanupriya
Sevakan
Urimai Oonjaladugiradhu
1993 Prathap
Pursha Lakshhanam
1994 Jai Hind
Namma Annachi Tamil R. Sarathkumar, Raadhika
1995 Rajamuthirai
Thaikulame Thaikulame
Villadhi Villain
1996 Pudhu Nilavu
1997 Mannava
Samrat
Iruvar
1998 Marumalarchi
Velai Tamil Vignesh, Indraja
1999 Kallazhagar Tamil Vijayakanth, Laila
2000 Athey Manithan Tamil Livingston, Maheswari

As director[edit]

Year Film Actors
1985 Andha Oru Nimidam Kamal Haasan
1984 Amma Irukka
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan
1982 Nenjangal Sivaji Ganesan
1982 Oorum Uravum
1981 Kalthoon

As dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Language Character
1993 Jurassic Park Tamil John Heymand

References[edit]

  1. ^ "`Major' Sundararajan dead". The Hindu. 1 March 2003. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ P, Haresh (15 March 2003). "Obituary: 'Major' Sundararajan". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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