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Kaviyoor
Kaviyoor
Ponnnamma is a veteran Indian film actress noted for her supporting roles in Malayalam
Malayalam
movies. Her roles as actor Mohanlal's mother in different Malayalm movies are very popular. Her sister Kaviyoor
Kaviyoor
Renuka is also an actress. Ponnamma has received Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress four times. Before entering cinema field she was a famous drama artist. She has acted in many TV serials, TV shows and commercials, and is an occasional singer in many Malayalam
Malayalam
films.

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Awards 4 Filmography

4.1 As an actress

4.1.1 2010s 4.1.2 2000s 4.1.3 1990s 4.1.4 1980s 4.1.5 1970s 4.1.6 1950–1960s

4.2 As a movie playback singer

5 Television serials 6 Drama

6.1 As drama actress 6.2 As a drama singer 6.3 Commercials 6.4 Albums 6.5 TV shows

7 References 8 External links

Life and career[edit] As a five-year-old, she learned music and used to sing in stage shows. She did not see many movies.[1] She started acting in dramas when she was 14 years old, starting off with Mooladhanam of Thoppil Bhasi. After five years, came her first movie Kudumbini, in which she did the title role of the mother of two kids.[2] Personal life[edit] She was born to T P Damodharan and Gauri, as eldest of seven children, on 4 January 1945 in Kaviyoor, Travancore.[3] She has six siblings in which Kaviyoor
Kaviyoor
Renuka was also an actress.[4] Ponnamma was married to film producer Maniswami. The couple has a daughter Bindhu who is settled in the United States.[2] Her husband Maniswami died in 2011.[5] The roles of Kaviyoor
Kaviyoor
Ponnamma- Mohanlal
Mohanlal
duo as mother and son are very popular in Malayalam
Malayalam
movies. Awards[edit] Kerala State Film Awards:

Second Best Actress – 1971 – Different films Second Best Actress – 1972 – Theertha Yathra Second Best Actress – 1973 – Different films Second Best Actress – 1994 – Thenmavin Kombathu

Filmography[edit] As an actress[edit] 2010s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Notes

2017 Ramapadam

filming

2017 Sree Sree Devaragam

filming

2017 Peter

filming

2017 Devasparsham

filming

2016 Godmother

filming

2017 Mr. Pavanayi 999

filming

2017 Vaakamarathanalil

filming

2017 Mazhavillin Attam Vare

filming

2017 Kammal - filming

2017 Vedam Sabarinath's grandmother

2017 Achayans Valyammichi

2017 Manchatti Mariyamma

2017 Oru Muthassiyude Katha Anjali's mother-in-law

2016 Thoppil Joppan Joppan's mother

2016 Oppam Jayaraman's valiyammayi

2016 Pa Va Agnes/Sister amma

2016 Poy Maranju Paranju Vinu's grandmother

2016 Dhanayathra Vijila's mother

2015 Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum Swamini Amma

2014 100 Degree Celsius Lovely's mother-in-law

2014 Avatharam Madhavan's mother

2013 Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty Mariyamma

2013 Ginger Vivekanandan's mother

2012 Mr. Marumakan Bhavani Amma

2012 Theruvu Nakshatrangal Mukundan's mother

2012 Manjadikuru Devayani

2012 Namukku Parkkan Rajeev's mother

2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot Amminiyamma

2011 Ithu Nammude Katha Vinod's grandmother

2011 Swapnamalika -

2011 Collector Avinash Varma's mother

2011 101 Ruppika -

2011 Christian Brothers Joseph Vadakkan's mother

2000s[edit]

Year Film Co-stars Director Character

2009 Kappal Muthalaali Sarayu, Mukesh, Jagathy Sreekumar Thaha Bhoominathan's mother

2009 To Harihar Nagar

Andrew's mother

2009 Meghatheertham Manikuttan Unnikrishnan Gayathri Devi

2009 Ividam Swargamanu Mohanlal, Lalu Alex, Thilakan Rosshan Andrrews Elssama

2008 Kavyam Suresh Gopi, Navya Nair, Manoj K Jayan Anish Varma

2008 Gulmohar Renjith

Devaki

2008 De Ingotttu Nokkiye Jayasurya, Jagathy Sreekumar

Vettikadu Sadasivan's mother

2008 Sulthan

Patient

2008 Twenty:20 Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Joshi Bharathi Amma

2007 Anchil Oral Arjunan Jayaram, Padmapriya, Anil Easweriyamma

2007 Komban

Kichan's mother

2007 Anamika

2006 Aanachandham

2006 Baba Kalyani Mohanlal, Indrajith, Biju Menon Shaji Kailas Meenakshiamma

2006 Aanachandam Jayaram Jayaraj

2006 Vadakkum Nathan Mohanlal, Padmapriya, Kavya Madhavan Shajoon Kariyal Rugmavathi Amma

2004 Maampazhakkaalam Mohanlal, Shobana Joshi Lakshmi

2004 Natturajavu Mohanlal, Meena, Nayantara Shaji Kailas Charlie's Mother

2004 Runway Dileep, Kavya Madhavan Joshi Bharathiyamma

2004 Vismayathumbathu Mohanlal, Nayantara, Mukesh Fazil Sreekumar's Mother

2004 Njaan Salperu Raman Kutty Jayaram Anil Ramankutty's mother

2004 Parijatham

2004 Nothing But Life

Cameo

2004 Made In USA

Cameo

2003 Parinaamam

Malathi

2003 Pattanathil Sundaran Dileep, Navya Nair Vipin Mohan Bhavaniyamma

2003 Ammakilikkoodu Prithviraj Sukumaran, Navya Nair, Sukumari, K. P. A. C. Lalitha M. Padmakumar Marykutty Teacher

2003 Swantham Malavika

2003 Sahodaran Sahadevan

2003 Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu Mohanlal, Jyothirmayi Viswanathan Vaduthala Padmavathiyamma

2003 Mr. Brahmachari Mohanlal, Meena Thulasidas Ananthan Thampi's Mother

2002 Nandanam Prithviraj Sukumaran, Navya Nair Ranjith Unni Amma

2002 Jagathy Jagatheesh in Town

Devaki Amma

2001 Uthaman Jayaram, K. P. A. C. Lalitha Anilbabu Jayaraj's mother

2001 Aakaashathile Paravakal

Sridevi's grandmother

2001 Kakkakuyil Mohanlal, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu, Priyadarshan Sethu Lakshmi Bhai 'Thampuratty'

2000 Arayannagalude Veedu Mammootty, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy A. K. Lohithadas Lakshmi

1990s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes

1999 Ezhupunna Tharakan Kunjannamma

1999 The Godman Amarnath's Mother

1999 Njangal Santhushtarannu Mother Superior

1999 Pallavur Devanarayanan Bhageerathi

1998 Amma Ammayiamma Sarada

1998 Poothiruvathiranalil Raghu's mema

1998 Kottaram Veettil Appoottan Appoottan's mother

1998 Manjeeradwani Subhadra's mother

1998 Aram Jaalakam

1997 Snehasindhooram Uma's mother

1997 Ithaa Oru Snehagaatha Daniel's mother

1995 Karma Rukmini

1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Meera's Mother

1995 Minnaminunginum Minnukettu Hari's mother

1995 Sadaram Bhanumathi

1995 No.1 Snehatheeram Banglore North Vijayabhaskar's mother

1995 Puzhayorathoru Poojari

1994 Chukkan Lakshmi

1994 Bheesmacharya Ponnutty

1994 Thenmavim Kombath Yeshodhamma

1994 Sukrutham Ravishankar's mother

1994 Santhanagopalam Kurup's wife

1994 Njan Kodeeshwaran Janaki

1994 Kudumba Visesham Bharathi

1994 Vendor Daniel State Licency Annamma

1993 Vatsalyam Janakiyamma

1993 Maya Mayooram Janakiyamma

1993 Kavadiyattam Sethulakshmi

1993 Chenkol Sethumadhavan's mother

1993 Kalippattam Sarojam's mother

1993 Gandharvam Gracykutty

1993 Ottayadipathakal Anoop's mother

1993 Sopanam Sethu

1993 Oru Kadankatha Pole Sekaharan's mother

1993 Samagamam Annakutty

1993 Vietnam Colony Parvathiyammal

1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos Meenakshi's mother

1992 Mahanagaram Viswanathan's Mother

1992 Ponnurukkum Pakshi Ananthan's mother

1992 Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam Chandran Pillai's wife

1992 Mugha Mudra Lakshmi

1992 Aayushkaalam Aby Mathew's mother

1992 Kudumbasammetham Kochukutty

1991 Aparahnam Janakiyamma

1991 Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Ananthan's mother

1991 Ezhunallath Mrs. James

1991 Arangu Madhavi

1991 Apoorvam Chilar Sarojam

1991 Bharatham Devaki

1991 Dhanam Sivasankaran Nair's mother

1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Nandan's Mother

1991 Sandesam Bhanumathi

1991 Ulladakkam Sunny's Mother

1991 Kingini

1990 Oliyampukal Annamma

1990 Midhya Rajagopal's Mother

1990 His Highness Abdullah Bhageerathi Thampuratti

1990 In Harihar Nagar Andrew's Mother

1990 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Vinayachandran's Mother

1990 Rajavazhcha Naniyamma

1990 Kaattukuthira Manka

1990 Nanma Niranjavan Sreenivasan Sreenivasan's mother

1990 Kaanamarayathu Mother Superior

1990 Kshanakathu Vivekanandan's mother

1990 Kadathandan Ambadi Kunki

1990 Purappadu Kunjimaluvamma

1990 Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu Nurse Leelavathi

1980s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes

1989 Dasharatham Chandradas' Mother

1989 Devadas Devadas' Mother

1989 Jaathakam Janaki

1989 Kireedam Ammu

1989 Aksharathettu Sumati's mother

1989 Adhipan Shyam Prakash's mother

1989 Vandanam Unnikrishnan's mother

1989 Muthukkudayum Choodi Madhavi

1989 Mazhavil Kavadi Velayudhankutty's Mother

1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Mariyamma

1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Devaki

1989 Ulsavapittennu Kalyaniyamma

1989 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Aliyamma

1988 Mukthi Madhaviyamma

1988 Sathya Malayali shop owner Tamil

1988 Ente Amma Sathyabhama

1988 Vidaparayamanthram Karthi

1988 1921 Keshavankutty's mother

1988 Marikkilla Njaan

1987 Anantaram Yoginiyamma

1987 Thaniyavarthanam Balan's mother

1987 Kaiyethum Doorathu Janaki

1987 Achuvettante Veedu Vipin's Mother

1987 Irupatham Noottandu Meenakshmiyamma

1987 Oru Maymaasa Pulari

1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Dr. Shanthamma

1986 Nakhashathangal Valiyamma

1986 Manassilloru Manimuthu Mohan's mother

1986 Malarum Kiliyum Padmavathiyamma

1986 Surabhi Yamangal Meenakshi

1986 Iniyum Kurukshethram Gomathi

1986 Ennu Nathettante Nimmi Chithambaram's mother

1986 Namukku Parkkan
Namukku Parkkan
Munthirithoppukal Rita

1986 Sughamodevi Nandan's Mother

1986 Akalangalil Sethu's mother

1986 Ente Sonia Shanti

1986 Ariyatha Bandhukkal

1986 Vishwasichallum Illenkilum

1985 Karimpin Poovinakkare Bhadran's Mother

1985 Makan Ente Makan Paruvamma

1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Lakshmi

1985 Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki Sathyabhama

1985 Thinkalazhcha Nalla Divasam Janakikutty

1985 Angadikkappurathu Rosi

1985 Mounam Nombaram Indu's mother

1984 Adiyozhukkukal Mariyamma

1984 Ariyatha Veethikal Janakiyamma

1984 Kanamarayathu Mother Superior

1984 Lakshmana Rekha Radha's mother

1984 Manithali Zulfikar's mother

1984 Thirakal Madhaviyamma

1984 Kodathy Meenakshiyamma

1984 Swanthamevide Bandhamevide Lakshmi

1984 Ente Nandhinikutty

1984 Ningalil Oru Sthree

1984 Mukhamukham

1983 Marakkillorikkalum Sharada

1983 Manassoru Mahaasamudram Devaki

1983 Enne Njan Thedunnu Lakshmiyamma

1983 Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal Thambi's & Unni's mother

1983 Hello Madras Girl Sreedevi Amma

1983 Enikku Vishakunnu Chinnamma

1983 Sesham Kazhchayil Shankar's mother

1983 Bandham Sreedeviyamma

1983 Omanathingal Gopi's mother

1983 Nadhi Muthal Nadhi Vare

1983 Porusham

1982 Marupacha Ponnamma

1982 Panchajanyam Lakshmidevi

1982 Maattuvin Chattangale Jayan's mother

1982 Ilakkangal Unnis' mother

1982 Kattile Pattu Raji

1982 Beedikunjamma Madhavan's Mother

1982 Kaaliyamardhanam Geetha's mother

1982 Balloon Lakshmiyamma

1982 Bheeman

1981 Thrishna Chinnammu

1981 Avatharam Lakshmikuttyamma

1981 Agnisaram Bhavani

1981 Vayal Saraswathi

1981 Sphodanam Gopi's Mother

1981 Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla Devaki

1981 Orikkal Koodi Chandran's Mother

1981 Oppol -

1981 Anandharam

1980 Love in Singapore Premachandran's Mother

1980 Karimpana Muthan's mother

1980 Pappu Actress Guest appearance

1980 Anthappuram Bhavani

1980 Thirayum Theeravum Mohan's mother

1980 Manushya Mrugam Babu's Mother

1980 Chaamaram Karthyayani

1980 Moorgan

1970s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes

1979 Mamangam Chathunni's Mother

1979 Prabatha Sandhya Usha's Mother

1979 Ithaa Oru Theeram Madhavi

1979 Yakshi Paaru Thampi's wife

1979 Prabhu Devaki

1979 Sarppam Bhavani

1979 Aarattu Annamma

1979 Pambaram

1979 Driver Madyapichirunnu

1979 Cheriyachante Kroorakrithyangal

1978 Randil Onnu Maheshwari

1978 Rathinirvedam Saraswathi

1978 Kudubam Namukku Sreekovil Yashodha Devi

1978 Avalude Ravikal Lakshmi

1978 Eeta Philomina

1978 Kalpavriksham Nun

1978 Uthraadarathri

1978 Samayamilla Polum

1978 Praarthana

1978 Rajan Paranja Katha

1978 Pichippoo

1978 Sathrathil Oru Raathri

1978 Society Lady

1978 Udayam Kizhakku Thanne

1978 Tiger Salim

1978 Seemandhini

1978 Naalumanipookkal

1978 Aniyara

1978 Aazhi Alayayi

1978 Sthree Oru Dhugham

1977 Padasaram Kamakshi

1977 Vidarunna Mottukal Lakshmi

1977 Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana Dakshayani

1977 Randu Lokam Madhavi

1977 Kodiyettam Kamalamma

1977 Itha Ivide Vare Kamalakshi

1977 Sathyavan Savithri Arundathi Devi

1977 Oonjal Bharathi

1977 Oru Painkilkatha Kamaalakshi

1977 Nirakudam Sathi

1977 Sreemurugan Kamalakshi

1977 Jagadguru Aadisankara Aryadevi

1977 Innale Innu -

1977 Siva Thandavum

1977 Aa Nimisham

1977 Varadakshina

1977 Vezhambal

1977 Akahayapaathram

1977 Sreemad Bhagavad Geetha

1977 Dheerasameere Yamuna Theere

1977 Mini Mol

1976 Thulavarsham Balan's mother

1976 Amrithavahini Lakshmi

1976 Sindhu Parvathiyamma

1976 Amba Ambika Ambalika Sathyavadhi

1976 Chottanikkara Amma Indu's grandmother

1976 Appooppan Saraswathy

1976 Aruthu

1976 Romeo

1976 Kanyaadaanam

1976 Priyamvadha

1976 Paarijaatham

1976 Ajayanum Vijayanum

1975 Abhimaanam

1975 Pravaham Lakshmi

1975 Ulsavam Gopi's mother

1975 Prayanam Ammini amma

1975 Makkal Leela

1975 Thiruvonam Jaanamma

1975 Chumaduthaangi Lakshmi Amma

1975 Padmaragam

1975 Tourist Bungkow

1974 Devi Kanyakumari Old lady

1974 Chakravakam Shosamma

1974 Night Duty Savithriyamma

1974 Thacholi Marumakan Chandu Unnichirutha

1974 Manyasree Viswamithran Bhageeradhiyamma

1974 Nellu Savithri Varassyar

1974 Arakkallan Mukkakkallan Lakshmi Thampuratti

1974 Mattoru Seetha

1974 Chanchala

1973 Chenda

1973 Nirmalayam Narayani

1973 Thaniniram Subhadra

1973 Interview Saraswathi

1973 Dharmayudham Bhadra Thampuratti

1973 Angathattu Kunjukutti

1973 Divya Darshanam Poojarini Amma

1973 Naghangal Kakkachi

1973 Ponnapuram Kotta Uppaathi

1973 Thiruvabharanam Antharjanam

1973 Periyar Thresiakutty

1973 Enippadikal

1973 Kavitha

1972 Pushpanjali Bhagi

1972 Adyathe Kadha Ammukuttiyamma

1972 Gaandharvakshethram Kalamezuthu Pattukari

1972 Aaromalunni Thumbolarcha

1972 Manthrakodi Saraswathi

1972 Akkarappacha Bhageerathi

1972 Theertha Yaathra Kochikkavu

1972 Sree Guruvayoorappan Kurooramma

1972 Sathi

1972 Kalippava

1972 Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku Seetha

1972 Puthrakameshti

1972 Anweshanam Ponnamma

1971 Aabhijathyam Janaki

1971 Makane Ninakku Vendi Thomachan's mother

1971 Vithukal Ammini

1971 Shiksha Meenakshi

1971 Karakanakadal Tharuthi

1971 Oru Penninte Katha Subhadra

1971 Vivaahasammanam Parukuttyamma

1971 Karinizhal Modern lady

1971 Sarasayya Thomaskutty's mother

1971 Jalakanyaka

1971 Kalithozhi Parvathy Amma

1971 Prabhu

1971 Bobanum Moliyum

1970 Anaadha Sarojam

1970 Nizhalattam Ravi's Mother

1970 Triveni Parvathi

1970 Vivahitha Kamalam

1970 Cross Belt Bhavani

1970 Othenente Makan Naani

1970 Kalpana Dakshayaniyamma

1970 Aa Chithrasalabham Parannotte Lakshmi

1970 Palunkupathram

1970 Ammayenna Sthree

1950–1960s[edit]

Year Film Character Notes

1969 Nadhi Thresia

1969 Aalmaram Ammini Amma

1969 Kaattukurangu Thulasi

1969 Vila Kuranja Manushyan

1968 Velutha Kathreena Martha Pulayi

1968 Vazhi Pizhacha Sandhidhi -

1968 Asuravithu

1967 Anveshichu Kandethiyilla

1967 Sahadharmmini

1967 Postman

1967 Pooja Eeswariyamma

1967 Swapnabhoomi Saraswathy

1966 Pinchu Hridayam Saraswathi

1966 Jail Karthyayaniyamma

1966 Kanmanikal

1965 Rosi Rosi

1965 Odayil Ninnu Kalyani

1965 Thommante Makkal Achaamma

1965 Daham Lakshmi Teacher

1964 Kudumbini Lakshmi

1964 Atombomb Dolly Lakshmi

1964 Bharthavu Santha

1963 Kalayum Kaaminiyum

1962 Sreerama Pattaabhishekam Mandodari

1958 Mariakutty

As a movie playback singer[edit]

1963 - "Kaavilamme Karinkali" - Kaattumaina 1968 - "Methikkalathile" - Velutha Kathreena 1972 - "Ambike Jagadambike" - Theerthayaathra 1973 - "Mangalaam Kaavile" - Dharmayudham 1982 - "Thushaaramanikal" - Illakkangal 1982 - "Palathum Paranju" - Chiriyo Chiri 1999 - "Unknown" - Pallavur Devanarayanan

Television serials[edit]

Gauri (Surya TV) Amme Mahamayee (Surya TV) Thatteem Mutteem
Thatteem Mutteem
(Mazhavil Manorama) - Cameo appearance Ramayanam (Mazhavil Manorama) Kathayile Rajakumari (Mazhavil Manorama) Gajarajan Guruvayoor Kesavan (Surya TV) Sree Ayappanum Vavarum (Surya TV) Krishnakripaasaagaram (Amrita TV) Manthrakodi (Asianet) Alilathali (Asianet) Swantham Malootty Amme Mahamaye (Surya TV) Dambathya geethangal (Asianet) Sthree 2 (Asianet) Mandan Kunju (Doordarshan) Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Darsanam - Devotional show

Drama[edit] As drama actress[edit]

Mooladhanam Janani Janmbhoomi

As a drama singer[edit]

"Vellilam Kaattilolichu Kalikkuvan" "Pookkaara Pootharumo" (Doctor) "Onappooviliyil" (Mooladhanam) "Kaalchilambil" (Mooladhanam) "Oru vazhithaarayil" (Althara) "Pottichirichu" "Mannil Piranna"(Althara) "Mulchedikkaattil"(Althara) "Vala Vala"(Althara)

Commercials[edit]

Shiva Emu Kozhikal (SEK) Grandmas Emmanuel Silks Sreelakshmi General & Pooja Store

Albums[edit]

Ente Malayalam Sreeramajapam

TV shows[edit]

Home Sweet Home JB Junction Comedy Super Nite Comedy Super Nite 2 Kathayillithu Jeevitham Kayyoppu Ponnamma Manssu THurakkunnu Malayalee House On Record Mukhamukham Badayi Bungalow Thiranottam Top Talk Ee Vazhitharayil Charithram Enniloode Ammakkorumma Amma Ponnamma Cinemayile Amma Ponnamma Mohanam 2016 Limelight Annorikkal Nere Chovve Lal Salam

References[edit]

^ "മലയാളിയുടെ പൊന്നമ്മ Webdunia Malayalam". Malayalam.webdunia.com. 2008-01-05. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 2008-12-03.  ^ "On Record with T.N Gopakumar: Kaviyoor
Kaviyoor
Ponnamma". youtube.com. Retrieved 27 November 2013.  ^ "A Complete Online Malayalam
Malayalam
Cinema News Portal". Cinidiary. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ [1]

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