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Kanthimathi ( 30 August 1945 – 9 September 2011) was a Tamil stage and film actress. She acted in over 500 films.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Partial filmography 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Kanthimathi was born in Manamadurai
Manamadurai
in the then Ramanathapuram district of British India. She started acting in dramas and entered films at the age of eleven. Career[edit] 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
Kalaimamani Award
by the Government of Tamil Nadu
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. Partial filmography[edit]

Iravum Pagalum (1965) Kumari Penn (1966) Thenmazhai
Thenmazhai
(1966) Thavapudhalavan
Thavapudhalavan
(1967) Kanthimathi (1970) Kalam Vellum (1970) Thirumalai Thenkumari
Thirumalai Thenkumari
(1970) Savaale Samali
Savaale Samali
(1971) Nawab Naarkali (1972) Needhi
Needhi
(1972) Pattikada Pattanama
Pattikada Pattanama
(1972) Engal Thanga Raja
Engal Thanga Raja
(1973) Suryakanthi
Suryakanthi
(1973) Rajaraja Cholan
Rajaraja Cholan
(1973) Ponnunjal
Ponnunjal
(1973) En Magan
En Magan
(1974) Vani Rani (1974) Netru Indru Naalai (1974 film)
Netru Indru Naalai (1974 film)
(1974) Naan Avanillai (1974 film)
Naan Avanillai (1974 film)
(1974) Athaiya Mamiya (1974) Ninaithadhai Mudippavan
Ninaithadhai Mudippavan
(1975) Dr. Siva
Dr. Siva
(1975) Melnaattu Marumagal
Melnaattu Marumagal
(1975) Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu (1975) Anbe Aaruyire (1975 film)
Anbe Aaruyire (1975 film)
(1975) 16 Vayathinile
16 Vayathinile
(1977) Suvarilladha Chiththirangal
Suvarilladha Chiththirangal
(1979) Enga Ooru Rasathi (1980) Rusi Kanda Poonai (1980) Moodu Pani
Moodu Pani
(1980) Bhama Rukmani (1980) Indru Poi Naalai Vaa (1981) Andhi Mayakkam (1981) Erattai Manithan (1981) Moondram Pirai
Moondram Pirai
(1982) Neram Vandhachu (1982) Thangaikkor Geetham (1983) Mann Vasanai (1983) Uyirullavarai Usha
Uyirullavarai Usha
(1983) Tharaasu
Tharaasu
(1984) Uravai Kaatha Kili
Uravai Kaatha Kili
(1984) Chidambara Rahasiyam (film)
Chidambara Rahasiyam (film)
(1985) Engal Kural (1985) Aayiram Kannudayaal (1986) Mannukkul Vairam
Mannukkul Vairam
(1986) Natpu (1986) Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
(1987) Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi (1987) Cinema of Karnataka
Cinema of Karnataka
(1987) Therkathi Kallan (1988) Panthaya Kuthiraigal (1989) Karagattakaran
Karagattakaran
(1989) Solaikuyil (1989) Padicha Pulla (1989) Thangamana Raasa
Thangamana Raasa
(1989) En Arumai Manaivi (1989) Mallu Vetti Minor (1990) Sandhana Kaatru
Sandhana Kaatru
(1990) Periya Veetu Pannakkaran (1990) En Kadhal Kanmani (1990) Gnana Paravai
Gnana Paravai
(1991) Kumbakarai Thangaiah (1991) Namma Ooru Mariamma (1991) Solaiyamma (1992) Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen (1992) Thirumathi Palanisamy
Thirumathi Palanisamy
(1992) Idhu Namma Bhoomi (1992) Nadodi Pattukkaran (1992) Oor Mariyadhai (1992) Chinna Jameen (1993) Thalattu (1993) Sakkarai Devan (1993) Walter Vetrivel
Walter Vetrivel
(1993) Namma Annachi (1994) Atha Maga Rathiname (1994) Ilaignar Ani (1994) Aanazhagan
Aanazhagan
(1995) Mr. Madras (1995) Muthu (1995) Varraar Sandiyar (1995) Amman Kovil Vaasalile (1996) Namma Ooru Raasa (1996) Vivasaayi Magan (1997) Nalla Manusukkaran (1997) Anbu Thollai (2003) Settai (2004) Virumaandi
Virumaandi
(2004) Iyappa Saamy (2006)

References[edit]

"Actor Kanthimathi dead". The Hindu. 9 September 2011. 

External links[edit]

Gandhimathi on IMDb

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