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Nagesh (born Cheyur Krishna Rao Nageshwaran; (1933-2009)[1][3] was an Indian film actor, mostly remembered for his roles as a comedian during the 1960s. He is regarded as one of the most prolific comedians in Tamil cinema. He acted in over 1,000 films from 1958 to 2008, performing in a variety of roles as comedian, lead roles, supporting actor and antagonist. He has also acted in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada
films. Nagesh's style of comedy was largely inspired by Hollywood actor Jerry Lewis. Similarities between Nagesh and Lewis earned Nagesh the sobriquet the " Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
of India". He was also a fantastic dancer. The song "Kanni Nathiyoram" in the movie Neerkumizhi shows some of his comic dance skills.


1 Early life 2 Film career

2.1 Early career 2.2 Rise to stardom 2.3 Financial stress and decline in offers (1973-1977) 2.4 Resurgence 2.5 Later years

3 Death 4 Partial filmography

4.1 1950s 4.2 1960s 4.3 1970s 4.4 1980s 4.5 1990s 4.6 2000s

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Nagesh was born in Kannada
Speaking Madhwa Brahmin family as Cheyur Krishna Rao Nageshwaran to Krishna Rao and Rukmaniamma. He was born in Dharapuram, now in Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu.[4] While his school records give his date of birth as 8 February 1931, and his passport reads 27 August 1933, according to his elder brother’s wife he was born on Maha Navami (Saraswati Pooja).[1] He left Dharapuram
at an early age and moved to Madras city in search of a career. His roommates, the writer Vaali and director Sridhar, later became established themselves as prominent personalities in the Tamil cinema field. He worked as a clerk in the Indian Railways. Film career[edit] Early career[edit] Early in his life, he saw the Tamil play Kamba Ramayanam, enacted by his colleagues, and felt that he could do a good job. He persuaded the secretary of the railway's cultural association to give him the role of a man suffering from stomach pain. MGR, then chief guest, seeing this play, in his speech praised Nagesh for his performance. From then onwards, Nagesh played small roles in various drama troupes.[5] In 1958, producer Balaji spotted Nagesh and gave him his first break in a film called Manamulla Marudhaaram. The film did not do well at the box office. Moreover, Nagesh had only a small role to play in the movie. In 1960, Nagesh made his debut in Kannada
with Makkala Rajya.[6] Nagesh won critical acclaim for his performance in the 1961 movie Thayilla Pillai. But it was his 1962 hit Nenjil Or Aalayam
Nenjil Or Aalayam
which launched his career in the Tamil film industry. Nagesh was seen playing the lead role in Server Sundaram
Server Sundaram
(1964), directed by the legendary Krishnan Panju. The movie was a remarkable hit and proved to be a great turning point in his career. The song from this film "Avalukenna... Azhagiya Mugam...", written by Vaali was a big hit. Rise to stardom[edit] Server Sundaram
Server Sundaram
marked Nagesh's rise to prominence. The film was about a restaurant waiter, "server" Sundaram, who struggles to make ends meet. He is in love with Radha (K. R. Vijaya), the daughter of the owner of the hotel in which he is working. The film is about how with the aid of his rich friend Raghavan (R. Muthuraman), server Sundaram gets a chance to act in movies and eventually, emerges as a rich and prominent actor. However, he is heartbroken when he learns that Radha is actually in love with Raghavan. While Nagesh drove viewers to laughter with his comical antics in the early scenes, his sensitive portrayal of a failed lover in the second half of the movie too earned widespread appreciation. The rags-to-riches story in the movie was actually based on Nagesh's own life. With Server Sundaram, Nagesh earned critical acclaim for versatility.[7] The success of Server Sundaram
Server Sundaram
ensured that Nagesh was one of the most sought-after actors in the 1960s. At the height of his career, he acted in as much as 35 movies in a single calendar year, at one time shooting six movies simultaneously. He appeared in a cameo in the 1965 mythological Thiruvilayadal, in which he portrayed the poor, simpleton temple priest Dharumi. The soliloquy which Dharmi indulges in, within the temple precincts, is regarded as one of the unforgettable scenes of Tamil cinema.[8] He followed the success with supporting roles in films such as Kaadhalikka Neramillai, where he wants to direct a film under his own production house, Oho Productions (but until the climax he does not make a film), Anbe Vaa, Shanthi Nilayam, Pattanathil Bhootham and Vietnam Veedu. He played the role of Mohan in Major Chandrakanth, which was a popular hit and won for its lead actor Sundararajan the nickname "Major" Sundararajan. His portrayal of the detestable pimp Vaidhy in Thillana Mohanambal
Thillana Mohanambal
was noted for the way in which Nagesh blended humour with villainy. In most of his comic films, Nagesh paired with the actress Manorama. In 1967, Nagesh acted in his first Hindi
movie, Farz. Apart from performing in supporting roles, Nagesh also acted as the main protagonist in a number of movies. Server Sundaram
Server Sundaram
is one of them. Another performance which is well-remembered is his role as the poor struggling orphan Maadhu in Ethir Neechal. His sensitive and sympathetic portrayal of Maadhu evoked comparisons with top character actors of the day. Jayakanthan
chose Nagesh to play the lead in the 1966 film Yaarukkaha Azhudhan, overlooking Sivaji Ganesan. Manorama was paired with Nagesh regularly in films with M.G. Ramachandran as lead between 1960 to 1970 such as Thaali Bagyam, Vettaikaran, En Kadamai, Kanni Thai, Thayin Madiyil, Kadhal Vaganam, Chandrodhyam, Anbe Vaa, Padagotti, Panathotaam, Kaavalkaran, Kadhal Vagahnam, Vivasaaye, Thaikku Thalaimagan, Ther Thiruvizha, Thanipiravi, Thazhampoo and Thozhilali. Other directors cast the Nagesh-Manorama pair in memorable films beginning from 1962, such as Nenjil Or Aalayam, Kungumam, Rakta Thilagam, Panjavarnakilli, Navarathiri, Puthiya Paravai, Anbu Karangal, Anubhavi Raja Anubhavi, Saraswathi Sabadham, Gowri Kalyanam, Galatta Kalyanam, Ner Vazhi, Ninaivin Nindraval, Poojaikku Vandamalar, Deiva Thirumagal, Deivathin Deivam, Shanti, Thenmazhai, Aannavin Asai, Andru Kanda Mugam, Seetha, Mani Makutam, Nagamali Azhagi, Kandan Karunai, Saadu Mirandal, Thaimel Aanai, Kaalam Vellum ,Annai Abirami, Thiruvarutchelvar, Karunthel Kannayiram, Kalangarai Vilakkam
Kalangarai Vilakkam
and Annamitta Kai. Few films where they were not paired together include Server Sundaram, Madras to Pondicherry, Thillana Mohanambaal, Thiruvarul, Bommalattam and Nanbargal. He played a negative character in Iru Thuruvam in 1971. He has a double role in Kai Naraya Kaasu, wherein one character was evil and the other one innocent. Cho acted alongside Nagesh in Thenmazhai, Ninaivil Nindraval, Ulagam Ivvalavudhaan and Bommalattam and each of them were box office hits. His critically acclaimed memorable performances were in films such as Anubhavi Raja Anubhavi, Server Sundaram, Ninivail Nindraval, Thenmazhai, Rudra Thandavam, Chinnan Jiru Ulagam, Vairagiyam, Punnagai, Engal Vaadhiyar, Enna Mudhalali Sowkiyamma, Kai Naraya Kaasu, Soap Seepu Kannadi, Then Kinnam, Kalyana Oorvalam, Neerkumizhi, Major Chandrakanth and Kalahala Kapuram. He was paired with Rama Prabha in Pudhiya Bhoomi, Shanti Nilayam
Shanti Nilayam
and also in another 12 films in Telugu. He was paired with Geethanjali in Panam Padaithavan and Sanagamam. He was paired with Ammakutti Pushpamala in Ragasiya Police 115. He was paired with K.R. Vijaya in many films such as Server Sundaram, Kalyana Oorvalam and Dasavatharam. Actress Sachu was paired with Nagesh in films such as Kadhalikka Neram Illai, Kettikaran, Penn Deivam, Thunaivan, Patham Pasali, Sorgam, Athhaiya Mamiya and Vandha Marumagal. Actress Madhavi Krishnan was paired opposite Nagesh in Pannakara Kudumbam, Periya Edathu Penn, Aayirathil Oruvan, Arasa Kattalai, Enga Veettu Pillai, Naan and Adhey Kangal. His comedy was appreciated in films such as Parisu, Dheiva Thai, Kudiyirudha Koyil, Nawab Narkali, Veetuku Vandha Marumagal, Selva Magal, Nadodi, Aayiram Roobai and Naan Annaiyittal. In the 1970 movie Navakiragam, K. Balachandar wanted to have Nagesh along with Manorama as his sidekick, but Nagesh refused, preferring to act without Manorama. Manorama was offended by this decision and has refused to act with Nagesh ever since. MGR did bring them together as the pair for one last time in Annamitta Kai in 1972. In the movies Raman Thediya Seethai, Kann Malar, Gomatha En Kulamatha, Anbe Aayure, Thygaam, Dheepam, Rudra Thandavam and Baghdad Perazhagi in the 1970s, there were scenes where they both were together, but there was no dialogue exchange between the two. However, with time, the relations between the two became normal by 1985 and the two acted in Micheal Madana Kamarajan in 1990 and Imisai Arasan23am Pulikesi. Financial stress and decline in offers (1973-1977)[edit] After ruining the chance of Manorama to be in K. Balachandar's movie Navagragam in 1970, and due to the decline of his friendship with MGR, certain sections of people started avoiding giving him roles. His financial problems evolved and his acting chances declined, as the producers feared to offer him parts in their movies as he had turned to drinking. He was plagued by personal problems. His marriage to a Christian woman named Regina had fractured his relationship with his mother and other relatives. From the relationship, he had three sons, Anand Babu, Ramesh Babu and Rajesh Babu, the first son going on to be an actor plagued by personal problems in his career. In 1973, his mother died causing him irreparable grief. The Nagesh theatre he owned in Chennai
was on the verge of being seized for non-payment of dues. After Nagesh cleared the misunderstanding with MGR in 1972, he received an offer from MGR to act again in his movies, in comedy roles, with the condition that he would not repeat his earlier mistakes. That's how Nagesh's career revived with films of MGR such as Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, Nalla Neram, Nalai Namadhe, Naan Yen Pirandhen, Uzhaikkum Karangale, Meenava Nanban
Meenava Nanban
and Urimai Kural. But after MGR became Chief Minister, the producers again circumvented Nagesh circumspectly. Nagesh acted in a few movies during this period, however as his talent was still the same, most of them were hits - Kalyanan Oorvalam, Anbe Aayure, Engalukkum Kadhal Varum, Thiruvarul, Pattampoochi, Payanam, Maharasi Vazhga, Dr. Siva, Dheepam, Ilaya Thalaimurai, Murugan Adimai and Nee Vazha Vendum. One of his notable roles was a drunkard in the 1974 Kamal Hassan-starrer Apoorva Raagangal, where he talks to his own shadow and hurls the empty glass upon it while saying "Cheers". In the theatres where the film was shown the audience imitated him and threw cups on the wall of the lobby during interval. He played the role of writer Jayakanthan
in the 1977 movie Sila Nerangalil Sila Manitharkal. Nagesh appeared as himself in Thillu Mullu, which was remade intoGol Maal (1979), a Hindi
film. Resurgence[edit] Nagesh's career enjoyed a resurgence from 1978 onwards when he acted in a number of movies, mostly in elderly roles. From 1978 onwards, his performances in films such as Varuvan Vadivelan, Adhirstakaran, Nizhal Nijamagiradhu, Oru Nadigai Nadagam Paarkiral, Gnana Kuzhandhai, Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren, Bhama Rukmani, Amara Kaviyam, Vaa Kanna Vaa, Aayiram Nilave Vaa, Kalthoon, Kadal Meengal, Mohana Punnagai, Then Koodu, Paartha Gnabagam Illayo, Padikkadavan, Maaveeran, Cooliekkaran, Ivargal Varungala Thoongal and Makkal En Pakkam were appreciated. Right from the start of his career, he was known for doing clean comedy acts. He wanted to do only clean comedy roles even in the period between 1980 to 1988, when many other comedians were doing slapstick low quality comedy characters in the films and hence he chose to accept very few roles in this period. He was in the lead roles again with Rudra Thandavam and Engal Vadhiyar. He started accepting roles of elderly people as well. He also directed the film Paartha Gnabagam Illayo in 1985. It was then when Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
gave him a break with his project Apoorva Sagodharargal. This movie was a massive hit. Nagesh's villainous role was much appreciated. Nobody ever thought that that Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
could design a villainous role for an actor like Nagesh, that too after Nagesh had crossed the age of 55 in 1988. The movie was later dubbed into Hindi
as Appu Raja. He also played the villain in the Rajinikanth films Athisaya Piravi
Athisaya Piravi
and Mounam Sammadham. His negative roles included sadistic schemers, then muscular giants. Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
again gave a brilliant role for Nagesh in the comedy flick Michael Madana Kama Rajan. Nagesh played the role of the dishonest secretary Avinashi, who commissions a look-alike, Kameswaran to impersonate his boss, Madan, and lend him money from Madan's account. He even played a cadaver in Kamal Haasan's 1994 film Magalir Mattum. His journey with Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
continued. Director Priyadarshan gave Nagesh a good role in Gopura Vasalile. Nagesh was very selective of the projects he did from 1990s. His performances in Indrudu Chandrudu, Pudhu Pudhu Ragangal, Raja Kaiya Vacha, Cheran Pandiyan, Thalapathi, Putham Pudhu Payanam, Purushan Enakku Arasan, Rickshaw Mama, Amma Ponnu, Nammavar, Marumagan, Gandeevam, Poove Unakkaga, Pagaivan, Thadayam, Ayudha Poojai, Poove Unakkagaand Desiya Geetham were appreciated in the 1990s. Nagesh had a good relationship with Kamal Haasan, with whom he had co-starred in a variety of movies between 1975 to the 2000s. Kamal Haasan cast Nagesh in most of his self-productions regularly.[9] He also won the National Award for his supporting role as the principal of a college troubled by rowdies, in the movie "Nammavar". Kamal Haasan plays the role of a professor in this movie. His role as the make-up artist Joseph in the Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
starrer Avvai Shanmugi, in which he featured alongside another veteran, Gemini Ganesan, was also appreciated. Cho and Nagesh again appeared together in Adhisiya Peravi and Kadhala Kadhala. Later years[edit] Nagesh did a series of supporting roles in the 2000s. Notable among them were those of Arjun's father in Rhythm, Pawan Kalyan's Uncle Peddhananna in Toli Prema, Madhavan's grandfather Subbuni in Minnale, Ajit's Grandfather in Poovellam Un Vasam, Father Rozario in Kadhal Kondain, Srikanth's grandfather in Bose (film), Silambarasan's grandfather in Saravana, Jeeva's father in Pori and Kamal Haasan's father in Vasool Raja MBBS. His handling of these roles gained him considerable appreciation from the public. Nagesh acted in Tamil films till a few months before his death in 2009. Notable among some of his later movies were Panchathanthiram, Vasool Raja MBBS, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi
Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi
and his last appearance, Dasavathaaram. However, an animated version of him was seen in the 2014 performance capture film Kochadaiiyaan.[10][11] Death[edit] Nagesh was a chain smoker and a heavy drinker in his early days. However, he gradually gave up these habits when he was dangerously ill during the late 1970s and early 1980s. His health began to decline in late 2008 due to progressive heart ailments. He died on 31st January 2009 at the age of 75 due to diabetes and a heart ailment.[2] Partial filmography[edit] 1950s[edit]

Year Film Role Appeared Notes

1959 Thamarai Kulam

Supporting role

1959 Uthami Petra Rathinam

Supporting role


Year Film Role Appeared Notes

1960 Makkala Rajya

Supporting role Kannada

1961 Thayilla Pillai

Supporting role

1962 Annai


Deivathin Deivam

Supporting role

Nenjil Or Aalayam Ward boy Supporting role

1963 Kaadhalikka Neramillai Chellappa Supporting role

Naanum Oru Penn

Supporting role

Nenjam Marappathillai

Supporting role


Supporting role

Periya Idathu Penn Arulappan alias Pitamdhi Supporting role

1964 Dheiva Thaai

Supporting role


Supporting role

Pachai Vilakku

Supporting role


Supporting role

Panakkara Kudumbam Raman Supporting role

Server Sundaram Sundaram Lead role


Supporting role

1965 Aayirathil Oruvan Alagan Supporting role


Anandhi (1965 film) Thambi Durai Supporting role

Enga Veettu Pillai

Supporting role

Kakkum Karangal (film) Soma Sundaram Supporting role

Kalangarai Vilakkam Vasu Supporting role

Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Sundaram Supporting role

Neerkumizhi Sethu Lead role

Thaayum Magalum

Supporting role

Thiruvilayadal Dharumi Supporting role

Vaazhkai Padagu

Supporting role

1966 Anbe Vaa Ramaiah Supporting role

Chitthi Widower's son Supporting role

Naam Moovar

Supporting role

Madras to Pondicherry Conductor Supporting role

Major Chandrakanth Mohan Lead role

Motor Sundaram Pillai Saambu Supporting role


Naan Aanaiyital

Sadhu Mirandal Kabali, Taxi driver Lead role

Saraswati Sabatham

Supporting role

Thenmazhai Venu Supporting role

Yaarukkukaha Azhudhan Joseph

1967 Aalayam

Supporting role

Adhey Kangal

Supporting role

Anubavi Raja Anubavi

Lead role Dual role

Bama Vijayam Krishnan Supporting role


Engalukkum Kaalam Varum


Supporting role Hindi

Iru Malargal Principal Supporting role

Jewel thief



Supporting role

Ninaivil Nindraval (1967 film) Balu Supporting role Tamil

Pattanathil Bhootham cheenu Supporting role

1968 Andru Kanda Mugam Subbusamy Supporting role Tamil

Ethir Neechal Maadhu Lead role

Galatta Kalyanam Chandran Supporting role

Jeevanaamsam (film) Advocate Ramanujam Supporting role

Kudiyiruntha Kovil

Supporting role

Pudhiya Boomi

Supporting role

Ragasiya Police 115

Supporting role

Soaappu Seeppu Kannadi Madhusudhanan a.k.a. Madhu Lead role

Thamarai Nenjam (film) Narayanan Supporting role

Thillana Mohanambal Vaithi Supporting role

1969 Kadhal Vahanam

Poova Thalaiya

Supporting role

Shanti Nilayam

Supporting role

Ther Thiruvizha


Year Film Role Notes

1970 Vietnam Veedu

Enga Mama

Veetukku Veedu

1971 Nootrukku Nooru

Irulum Oliyum

Sabatham Shanmugam

Thirumaga Subbusamy

1972 Papam Pasivadu Pilot

Pillaiyo Pillai


Vasantha Maligai

Raman Thediya Seethai

1973 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban

Manchi Vallaki Manchivadu Obaiaha Telugu film

Komatha En Kulamatha

1975 Apoorva Raagangal

Soggadu Sanyasi Rao

1976 Manushulanta Okkate Ganapathi

Vaanga Sambandhi Vaanga

Uzhaikkum Karangal

Unakkaga Naan

Aattukara Alamelu

Thaayilla Kuzhandhai

Naalai Namadhe

1977 Indradhanusu

Aasai Manaivi

Sri Krishna leela kuselan

Meenava Nanban

Swargam naragam


1978 Oru Nadigai Natakam Parkiral

Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal


Rudhra Thaandavam


Varuvaan Vadivelan

Raadhaiketha kannan

1979 Dhairiyalakshmi


Neela Malargal

Annai Oru Aalayam


Year Film Role Notes

1980 Natchathiram


Enga Vathiyaar


Bhama Rukmani

1981 Valarthu Mirugangal (Malayalam Film) Naanu

Thillu Mullu As himself Cameo

Gadasari Attaha Sosagara Kodalu


Devudu Mamayya

Kadal Meengal

Kondaveeti Simham

1982 Justice Chowdhury



Vaa Kanna Vaa

1983 Thookumedai

Mohana Punnagai

1984 Magudi


1985 Padikkaadhavan

Priyamudan Prabhu

1986 Car Diddina Kapuram


Paadum Vaanampaadi

1987 Kachchi Kali


1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Dharmaraj

Indrudu Chandrudu

Raja Rajathaan

Mounam Sammadham


Year Film Role Notes

1990 Athisaya Piravi

Engal Swamy Ayyappan

Pudhu Pudhu Ragangal

Sathruvu Sambaya head constable Telugu

1991 Michael Madana Kama Rajan Avinashi

Raja Kaiya Vacha

Cheran Pandiyan



Gopura Vasalile

Putham Pudhu Payanam

1992 Allari Mogudu

Thambi Pondatti

Purushan Enakku Arasan

Rickshaw Mama



1993 Madam


Amma Ponnu Vathiyar


Gadibidi Ganda Singer Kannada

O' Faby Muthusaami Malayalam

1994 Magalir Mattum A dead body


Brahmachari Mogudu


1995 Marumagan


Ayudha Poojai

1996 Poove Unakkaga Stephen



Kandaen Seethayae


Avvai Shanmugi Joseph

1997 Raasi




1998 Tholi Prema


Desiya Geetham



Kaadhala Kaadhala Chokkalingam


Year Film Role Notes

2000 Rhythm Arjun's father

Maa Pelliki Randi


Preethsu Thappenilla


2001 Minnale Subramani

Poovellam Un Vasam Ajith's grandfather

2002 Panchathanthiram Parthasarathy


2003 Kadhal Kondain Church Father

Indru Mudhal

2004 Vasool Raja MBBS Sriman Venkatraman

Bose Srikanth's grandfather

2006 Saravana Simbu's grandfather

Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei Raja Mokkaiyappar Special

2007 Pori Jeeva's father

Nenjai Thodu

2008 Dasavathaaram Sheikh

2014 Kochadaiiyaan Uncle of Rana Animation - played by similar appearance person


^ a b c Mohan V. Raman
Mohan V. Raman
(1–15 March 2009). "He made you weep while you laughed". Madras Musings. Retrieved 28 June 2016.  ^ a b Dinamalar. "Dinamalar". Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2016.  ^ S.Theodore Bhaskaran (14–27 February 2009). "Tragic comedian". FrontLine. 26 (04). Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2012. CS1 maint: Unfit url (link) ^ " Nagesh is no more". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 February 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-03-07.  ^ "Actor Nagesh is no more". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 February 2009.  ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 28 June 2016.  ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 28 June 2016.  ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 28 June 2016.  ^ "Nagesh – actor nonpareil". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 1 February 2009.  ^ V Lakshmi (5 March 2012). " Nagesh in Kochadaiyaan". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2012.  ^ "Movie review: Kochadaiiyaan
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National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor


Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) Deepankar De (1985) Suresh Oberoi
Suresh Oberoi
(1986) Thilakan
(1987) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(1988) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1989) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1990) P. L. Narayana (1991) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1992) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(1993) Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi
and Nagesh (1994) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1995) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1996) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(1997) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1998) Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(1999) H. G. Dattatreya (2000)


Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(2001) Chandrasekhar (2002) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(2003) Haradhan Bandopadhyay (2004) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(2005) Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar
(2006) Darshan Jariwala
Darshan Jariwala
(2007) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2008) Farooque Shaikh (2009) Thambi Ramaiah
Thambi Ramaiah
(2010) Appukutty
(2011) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2012) Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
(2013) Bobby Simha
Bobby Simha
(2014) Samuthirakani

v t e

Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement


S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja


Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)


M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
& Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)


S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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