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Subramani Karuppaiya (born 25 May 1939), known by his stage name Goundamani, is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. Eventually he was called as Goundamani
Goundamani
for his ability to give counter dialogues on the spot and off the script (as a warning to his co artiste to be prepared) on stage and during shooting as per Bhagyaraj who was writing scripts and title credits for Bharathiraja in his early days during the movie 16 Vayathinile. Till date he has acted over 310 films approximately.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Filmography

2.1 1960s 2.2 1970s 2.3 1980s 2.4 1990s 2.5 2000s 2.6 2010s

3 References 4 External links

Early life and career[edit] Goundamani
Goundamani
was born as Subramani in Vallakundapuram, a village near Udumalaipettai
Udumalaipettai
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. His father is Karuppaiya and mother is Annam (Kaliamma).He is married to Shanthi and has 2 children.[1][2] He entered into the Tamil film industry
Tamil film industry
due to his strong theatrical background. He is popular of giving counter to the co-actors during stage performance which garnered him the name "Counter Mani". This in Tamil polyglot became as stage name "Goundamani". Goundamani
Goundamani
has played lead roles in a few films during his career, but is predominantly a supporting actor playing comedy roles. While performing roles of a solo comedian in films, he often co-starred with Senthil to form a comedy duo. The pair was described as "Tamil cinema's Laurel and Hardy" and have performed slapstick humour in several Tamil films since the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. After recuperating from diabetes and respiratory illnesses during the late 2000s, he is about to feature in Vaaimai
Vaaimai
and also play the lead role in 49-O, which began productions in 2013. It is being directed by debutant Arokiadoss, a former assistant of Gautham Vasudev Menon.[3][4] [5][6] Filmography[edit] 1960s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1964 Server Sundaram

Cameo Role as School Van Driver

1970s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1970 Raman Ethanai Ramanadi Driver Uncredited role

1971 Thenum Paalum Driver Uncredited role

1976 Annakili

Uzhaikkum Karangal

Crowd Appearance

1977 16 Vayathinile Subramani Debut film

Anandam Paramanandam

1978 Kizhake Pogum Rail

Sigappu Rojakal

1979 Anandam Enndru Arambam

Puthiya Vaarpugal Ammavasai

Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Kaliyannan (காளியண்ணன்)

1980s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1980 Paruvathin Vasalile

Pennin Vazhkai

Mangala Nayagi

Pudhuyugam Parakkiradhu

Kallukkul Eeram

Enga Oor Rajathi

Sandhana Malargal

Vali Illa Mamaram

Varisu

Devi Dharisanam

1981 Alaigal Oivathillai

Aradhanai

Kudumbam Oru Kadambam

Velichathukku Vanga

Nenjile Thunivirunthal

Netrikan Singaram

1982 Anandha Ragam

Mullillatha Roja

Nenjamellam Neeye

Pakkathu Veetu Roja

Payanangal Mudivathillai

Magane Magane

Ilanjodigal

Uyirullavarai Usha

Valibamey Vaa Vaa

Agaya Gangai

1983 Adutha Varisu

Imaigal

Immai

Jothi

Kaadhal Oviyam

Raagangal Maruvathillai

Malaiyoor Mambattiyan 'Silk' Singaram ('சில்க்' சிங்காரம்)

Nenjangal

Naan Sootiya Malar

Vasantha Azhaippugal

Thoongadhe Thambi Thoongadhe

1984 Aanandha Kummi

Komberi Mookan

Naan Paadum Paadal

Neram Nalla Neram

Nilavu Suduvathillai

Naalai Unathu Naal

Ponnu Pudichirukku

Priyamudan Prabhu

Unnai Naan Santhithen

Thambathigal

Vaidehi Kathirunthal

All-in-All Azhaguraja ('ஆல்-இன்-ஆல்' அழகுராஜா)

1985 Rajathi Rojakili

Aagaya Thamaraigal Boopathy

Amudha Gaanam

Anbin Mugavari

Japanil Kalyanaraman Mayilsamy

Idhaya Kovil

Kanni Rasi Gopikrishna

Chavi

Karaiyai Thodadha Alaigal

Mannuketha Ponnu Vishamurukki Veluchamy ('விஷமுறுக்கி' வேலுச்சாமி)

Meendum Parasakthi

Mookkanan Kaiyiru

Nane Raja Nane Mandihri

Pagal Nilavu George Kutty

Annai Bhoomi

Panam Pathum Seiyum

Chain Jayapal

Alai Osai

Avan

Karuppu Chattaikaran

Rajagopuram

Vellai Manasu

Udaya Geetham

Bus Conductor

Marudhani

School Teacher

Thendral Thodatha Malar

Eetti

Geethanjali

Hello Yaar Pesurathu

Karpooradeepam

1986 Annai En Deivam

December Pookal

Maragatha Veenai

Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum

Mr. Bharath Sanjeevi

Oru Rasigan
Rasigan
Oru Rasigai

Pattu Selai

Piranthaen Valarnthaen Raja

Thalaiyaati Bommai

Mannukkul Vairam

Visham

Dharma Pathini

Isai Paadum Thendral

Paadum Paravaigal

1987 Dhoorathu Pachai

Anjatha Singam

Per Sollum Pillai

Paadu Nilave

Ninaive Oru Sangeetham

Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai

1988 Manamagale Vaa

Poo Pootha Nandhavanam

Sarkarai Pandal

1989 Anbu Kattalai

Ennai Petha Rasa Vakkeel

Karagattakaran 'Thavil Vidhwan' Thangavelu (தவில் வித்வான்)

Manasukketha Maharasa

Enga Ooru Mappillai

Ninaivu Chinnam

Pennbuthi Pin Buthi

Ponmana Selvan

Raja Rajadhan

Rasathi Kalyanam

Thangamana Rasa

Vaathiyaar Veettu Pillai

Vetrimel Vetri

1990s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1990 Vaazhkai Sakkaram

Paattali Magan Dharmadi Dharmalingam ('தர்மஅடி' தர்மலிங்கம்)

Salem Vishnu Kathavarayan

Paattukku Naan Adimai

Thangathin Thangam

Neengalum Herothan Pavadaikanth (பாவாடை காந்த்)

Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga 'Suthi' Josiyar ('சுத்தி' ஜோசியர்)

Periya Idathu Pillai Guest Appearance with Superstar Rajinikanth

Madurai Veeran Enga Saami 'Balloon' Kandasamy ('பலூன்' கந்தசாமி)

Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu Captan Tamil arasu

Velai Kidaichuduchu

Patanathil Petti

My Dear Marthandan Idea Mani ('ஐடியா' மணி)

Puthu Paatu Palanisamy

Nadigan Kurangu Kannayiram ('குரங்கு' கண்ணாயிரம்)

Namma Ooru Poovatha Everything Ekambaram ('எவர்திங்' ஏகாம்பரம்)

1991 Naadu Adhai Naadu

Naan Pudicha Maapillai

Pudhu Manithan Rasappa

Chinna Thambi Kandhasamy

En Rasavin Manasile Pannaiyar

Adhikari

Marikozhundhu

Idhaya Vaasal Balaraman

Cheran Pandiyan Mechanic Manikkam ('மெக்கானிக்' மாணிக்கம்)

Ayul Kaithi

Vaidehi Kalyanam Pachamuthu

Oorellam Un Paattu

Thambi Oorukku Pudhusu

Vasanthakala Paravai

Kizhakku Karai Raja (Jacky) ஜாக்கி

Bramma Valayapalayam Chinnasamy ('வளையபாளையம்' சின்னசாமி)

Thalattu Ketkuthamma

Raasaiyya's uncle (சித்தப்பு)

Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum Dharmalingam

1992 Mannan Muthu

Chinna Gounder Vellai

Pandithurai Mayilsamy

Rickshaw Mama Govindasamy Thilagam Singamuthu

Ilavarasan

Kung Fu Master

Chinna Thayye

Periya Gounder Ponnu Palanisamy

Sivantha Malar Police constable

Thanga Manasukkaran Guitarist

Singaravelan Drums Mani ('ட்ரம்ஸ்' மணி)

Therku Theru Machan

Chinnavar

Chinna Pasanga Naanga Govind

Oor Mariyadhai 'Miner' Mahadevan ('மைனர்' மகாதேவன்)

Idhuthanda Sattam Karuppan

Aavarampoo Aasari (ஆசாரி)

Thaali Kattiya Raasa

Magudam

Thanni Samy (தண்ணி சாமி)

Pattathu Raani Jalagandeswaran

Suriyan Pannikutty Ramasamy

Pangali Mani

Samundi Muthu

David Uncle Gounder

Senthamizh Paattu

Thirumathi Palanisamy Dhandapani

Onna Irukka Kathukanum Sudalai

Villu Pattukaran Appakannu

Natchathira Nayagan 'Deductive' Thiruvasagam ('டிடக்டிவ்' திருவாசகம்)

1993 Koyil Kaalai Ilaneer Businessman

Walter Vetrivel 'Royal' Ramasamy ('ராயல்' ராமசாமி)

Rakkayi Koyil

Singaram

Manikuyil

Ejamaan Vellaiyangiri

Maharasan

Amma Ponnu

Uthama Raasa Ondippulithevar (ஒண்டிப்புலித்தேவர்)

Ponnumani

Naachi

Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda Ravi's Father

Uzhaippali P. A. of Lawyer

Band Master

Dharma Seelan

Gentleman Mani

Udan Pirappu 'White Rice' Vellaichamy ('ஒயிட் ரைஸ்' வெள்ளைச்சாமி)

Thalattu

I Love India

Dhuruva Natchathiram

Chinna Jameen

Thalaiyaari (தலையாரி)

Kattabomman 'Supervisor' Subramani ('சூப்பர்வைசர்' சுப்பிரமணி)

Rojavai Killathe David Lorry Driver

1994 Sethupathi IPS Muthaiah

Rajakumaran Marusamy, The Milkman

Aranmanai Kaavalan Thangamani

Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana 'Anjatha Singam' Marugupandi (அஞ்சாத சிங்கம்' மருகுபாண்டி)

Seeman

Vandicholai Chinraasu Kittu

Jai Hind Kottaisamy

Rasigan Ekambaram

Mettupatti Mirasu Gounder

Vietnam Colony Joseph

Sadhu 'Anjukolai' Aarumugam ('அஞ்சுகொல' ஆறுமுகம்)

Sathyavan Kiruba

Thai Maaman Rasappan's uncle

Jallikattu Kaalai Aarusamy

Nattamai Pangali / Pangali's mom

Periya Marudhu

Sudalai

Nila

Thaai Manasu Chokkalingam

1995 Naan Petha Magane K. D. Varadarajan

Veluchami Kathavarayan

Muthu Kaalai

Muthukulikka Vaariyala Kondakara Annachi (கொண்டக்கார அண்ணாச்சி)

Raja Enga Raja Raja

Coolie

Karnaa Nayak (கல்நாயக்)

Lucky Man Yamadharmarajan

Chinna Vathiyar Josiyar

Murai Maman Perusu (Sirasu's elder brother)

Villadhi Villain Mani

Thamizhachi Villangam

Marumagan Govindsamy

Thedi Vandha Raasa Albert Kothandam

Chakravarthy Chinnappa

Nadodi Mannan Ponnusamy

Periya Kudumbam

Post Master

Mr. Madras Govindsamy

Ilavarasi Gaja (கஜா)

Ragasiya Police Ponnurangam

Maamanithan

Mr.Dinar / Vettiyan (வெட்டியான்)

Ayudha Poojai Kandasamy

Maaman Magal

Murai Mappillai Ramesh

Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum Desingu

1996 Coimbatore
Coimbatore
Mappillai Gopal

Parambarai Karuppusamy

Ullathai Allitha Great Vasu

Mahaprabhu Sethu

Nattupura Pattu Kattamuthu

Musthaffaa Chellappa

Indian Subbaiah

Pudhu Nilavu Taxi Driver

Katta Panchayathu

Avathara Purushan 'Pickpocket' Periyasamy ('பிக்பாக்கெட்' பெரியசாமி)

En Aasai Thangachi

Poovarasan Govind

Mettukudi Kalingarayan

Parivattam

Tata Birla Ranjith

Senathipathi Kathavarayan

Gnanapazham

1997 Periya Thambi Azhagu Sundaram

Nesam

Pudhayal

Mannava Raghupathy

Vallal

Sithappu

Sishya

Periya Idathu Mappillai Kaali

Aahaa Enna Porutham

Thedinen Vanthathu Tamizhmani / 'Pollachi' Ponnusamy

Janakiraman

Rettai Jadai Vayasu

1998 Aval Varuvala Dhandapani

Thaayin Manikodi 'Silverspoon' Shilpakumar ('சில்வர்ஸ்பூன்' ஷில்பாகுமார்)

En Uyir Nee Thaane 'Bullet' Jackie ('புல்லட்' ஜாக்கி)

Bhagavath Singh

1999 Suriya Paarvai Raj Bharath / Nattamai

Ponnu Veetukkaran Ekambaram (ஏகாம்பரம் அலைஸ் சார்லஸ்)

Ethirum Pudhirum

Auto Driver

Kadhalar Dhinam Professor Daniel

Malabar Police Govindrajan (Govindo)

Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Kundalakesi

Azhagarsamy

2000s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2000 Veeranadai Ulagavaayan

Kannan Varuvaan Thannirmalai/Athiyapatham/Ezhumalai

Kannaal Pesavaa

2001 Kunguma Pottu Gounder

Vedham Govindsamy

Samuthiram Ramanathan

Azhagana Naatkal Ranjith

2002 Baba Annamalai

Samasthanam

2003 Chokka Thangam

Yes Madam

Parasuram Sub-Inspector Thangaraj

2004 Manmadhan 'Puncture' Pandi

2006 Suyetchai MLA Visky

2008 Thangam Kalai

2010s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2010 Jaggubhai MIB alias Kalaniyappan

Pollachi Mappillai

2015 49-O Savuri

2016 Enakku Veru Engum Kilaigal Kidayathu Caravan Krishnan

Vaaimai Benny

References[edit]

^ Palaniappan, P. "Comedian Goundamani's wedding photo – A Rare Picture!". SouthDreamz. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  ^ "Comedian Goundamani's Daughter Wedding". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  ^ " Goundamani
Goundamani
is back as Hero with 49 O". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  ^ Lakshmi, Venketeswaran (16 December 2013). " Goundamani
Goundamani
starts shooting for 49-O". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  ^ Palaniappan, P. "Comedian Goundamani's wedding photo – A Rare Picture!". SouthDreamz. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  ^ "Comedian Goundamani's Daughter Wedding". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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