Major Sundarrajan

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Sundarrajan
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Major Sundarrajan as in Major Chandrakanth (1966 film)
Born (1935-03-01)1 March 1935
Madras, British India
Died 28 February 2003(2003-02-28) (aged 67)
Chennai, India
Occupation Actor, director, scriptwriter
Years active 1965–2003
Spouse(s) Shamala

Sundarrajan (1 March 1935 – 1 March 2003), popularly known as Major Sundararajan, was an Indian actor who performed in Tamil language films.[1]

Biography[edit]

Starting as an amateur stage artist while working full-time in the Telecom department in the early 1950s, Sundararajan entered the film world 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. [2] His son Gowtham Sundararajan is active in the film industry as an actor and choreographer.

Partial filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role language Actors
1964 Server Sundaram Chakravarthy Nagesh, K. R. Vijaya, R. Muthuraman
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Ramalingam Jaishankar, Jamuna
Naanal (film) Prisoner Arasu R. Muthuraman, Sowcar Janaki, K. R. Vijaya
Neerkumizhi Nagesh, Sowcar Janaki,
Vennira Aadai Jayalalitha, Sreekanth
1966 Major Chandrakanth Maior Chandrakanth Tamil R. Muthuraman, Nagesh, Jayalalitha
Marakka Mudiyumaa? Tamil S. S. Rajendran, Devika, R. Muthuraman
Motor Sundaram Pillai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki
Thenmazhai Nagalingam Tamil Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1967 Anubavi Raja Anubavi Chithambaram R. Muthuraman, Nagesh
Bama Vijayam Maheswaran Sowcar Janaki
Aalayam
Adhey Kangal Ravichandran, Kanchana
Deiva Seyal R. Muthuraman, Bharathi
Selva Magal Balaram Jaishankar, Rajasree, Sreekanth
Thangai Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Thanga Thambi
1968 Andru Kanda Mugam Selva Nayagam Ravichandran, Jayalalitha
Bommalattam Balraj/Rathinam Jaishankar, Jayalalitha, Nagesh
Ethir Neechal Sabapathi Nagesh, Jayanthi,
Lakshmi Kalyanam Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki
Muthu Chippi Jaishankar, Jayalalitha
Sathiyam Thavaradhey
Uyarndha Manithan Sundaram Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki
Thamarai Nenjam (film) Vasudevan Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi, Vanisri
Kuzhanthaikkaga Jambu R. S. Manohar S. V. Ramadoss, Padmini
1969 Akka Thangai Tamil Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya
Deiva Magan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Gurudhatchanai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Masatchi Tamil Jaishankar, Vanisree
Nil Gavani Kadhali Babu Tamil Jaishankar, Nagesh
Nirai Kudam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vani Sri
Thirudan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Thunaivan Tamil A. V. M. Rajan, Sowcar Janaki, Sridevi
Then Mazhai Tamil Gemini Ganesan
1970 Engirundho Vandhaal Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Ethiroli Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, S. S. Rajendran
Jeevanadi Tamil Ravichandran
Paadhukaappu Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Penn Deivam Ponnamma's Husband Tamil Padmini
Maanavan] Tamil Jaishankar, R. Muthuraman
Malathi Tamil Ravichandran, B. Sarojadevi
Navagraham Somu Tamil Nagesh, Sreekanth
Veettuku Veedu Kadikalingam Tamil Jaishankar, Laskhmi
1971 Aathi Parasakthi Tamil Gemini Ganesan
Annai Velankanni Chief Doctor Tamil Jayalalitha, Sreekanth
Babu Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki
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
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
Iru Thuruvam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman
Kadhalikka Vanga Judo Tamil Jaishankar, Sreekanth, Manorama
Mappillai Azhaippu Tamil
Nalla Neram Velu Tamil M. G. Ramachandran, K. R. Vijaya
Naan Yen Pirandhen Mohana Sundaram Tamil M. G. Ramachandran, K. R. Vijaya
Needhi Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Raja Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Shakthi Leelai Jamadagni Tamil Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalitha, Sivakumar
Vasantha Maligai Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Vanisree
1973 Bharatha Vilas Baidev Singh Tamil Devika, Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
Enga Thanga Raja Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Nagesh
Gauravam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Ushanadini
Jesus (1973 film) Gemini Ganesan, Murali Das
Komatha En Kulamatha Village President Tamil Sreekanth, Prameela
Suryagandhi Tamil R. Muthuraman, Jayalalitha
Vijaya Tamil Jaishankar, Lakshmi
Thedi Vandha Lakshmi Tamil Jaishankar, Lakshmi
1974 Anbai Thedi Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha
Avalukku Nigar Avale Tamil Ravichandran, K. R. Vijaya
Cinema Paithiyam Tamil Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra
En Magan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
Engamma Sapatham Tamil R. Muthuraman, Sivakumar, Jayachitra
Raja Nagam Tamil Sreekanth, Subha
Thanga Pathakkam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Sreekanth
Thirumangalyam Tamil R. Muthuraman, Jayalalitha
1975 Anbe Aaruyire (1975 film) Sattanathan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan,
Andharangam Tamil Kamal Haasan, Deepa
Apoorva Raagangal Mahendran Tamil Kamal Haasan, Srividya, Jayasudha
Avandhan Manidhan Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula, Jayalalitha
Dr. Siva Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Manjula
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, R. S. Manohar
Dasavatharam King Dasarathan Tamil C. R. Vijayakumari
Jai Jagat Janani Hindi Padmini, Lalitha
kumbai thedi
Gruhapravesam
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, Vanisree
Ore Thanthai
Oru Kodiyil Iru Malargal
Palootti Valartha Kili
Payanam (1976 film) Sreekanth, Fatafat Jayalakshmi
Perum Pukazhum R. Muthuraman, Sujatha
Sandhadhi Tamil Sivakumar
Satyam Tamil
Thayilla Kuzhandai
Unakkaga Naan
Unarchigal Doctor Tamil Kamal Haasan, Srividya
Uthaman
Vanga Sambandhi Vanga
Vayilla Poochi
1977 Dheepam Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha
Durga Devi
Edharkum Thuninthavan
Nadu Iravil Dhayanandham S. Balachander
Gasslight Mangamma
Ilaya Thalaimurai
Madhura Geetham
Murugan Adimai
Raasi Nalla Raasi
Saindhadamma Saindhadu
Sonthamadi Nee Enakku
Sri Krishna Leela (1977 film) Vasudevar Sivakumar, Srividya, Jayalalitha
Swargam Naragam
Thaliya Salangaya
Thanikkudithanam
Thoondil Meen
1978 Gaandharvam Malayalam Prem Nazir
Justice Gopinath
Makkal Kural
Manitharil Ithanai Nirangala
Paruva Mazhai
Pilot Premnath
Priya Rajinikanth, Sridevi
Raadhaiketha Kannan
Sakka Podu Podu Raja Jaishankar, Jayachitra
Sri Kanchi Kamatchi
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
Mahalakshmi
Manthoppu Kiliye Sudhakar
Mudal Iravu
Naan Vazhavaippen Tamil Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth
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
Viswarupam
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
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 Sarathkumar
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
1984 Amma Irukka
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan
1982 Nenjangal
1982 Oorum Uravum
1981 Kalthoon

As dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Language Character
1993 Jurassic Park Tamil John Heymand

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