Karunanidhi in Veerapandiya Kattabomman (1959)
Thiruvarur, British India
|Died||1981 (aged 57–58)|
|Occupation||Film Actor (comedian)|
|Children||3 daughters and one son|
|Parent(s)||father - Mr. Harikrishna|
A. Karunanidhi ( Tamil : கருணாநிதி) was an Indian actor who featured mainly in Tamil-language films as a comedian. He was active in the field from 1948 till 1978. Though he was a comedian, the roles he played in some of the films were so imperative to the story. A case in point is his role in the award-winning film Veerapandiya Kattabomman . He featured as "Sundaralingam", a servant in Kattabomman's court. The role was developed into a spy and he played it brilliantly. In some of the films, he will not talk much, but his body language itself will make the audience laugh, as in Missiamma . He has also appeared in women's attire in some films. The turning and twisting of his body was well appreciated even by women. In Adhey Kangal (1967 film), he did the role of a Malayalee cook and spoke Malayalee Tamil, making the audience laugh to their hilt. Apart from acting, at times he gave ideas for comedy scenes in films.
T. P. Muthulakshmi was his co-star in many films.
While he was acting in films, he ran a non-vegetarian hotel called Maamiya Hotel at Thiyagaraya Nagar in Chennai.
He died in 1981, affected by diabetes.
|1948||Adhithan Kanavu||T. R. Sundaram||Modern Theatres|
|1950||Digambara Samiyar||Manickam||T. R. Sundaram||Modern Theatres|
|Ponmudi||Ellis R. Duncan||Modern Theatres|
|1950||Manthiri Kumari||Bhoopalam||Ellis R. Duncan||Modern Theatres|-|
|1951||Devaki||Govindhan||R. S. Mani||Modern Theatres|
|1951||Sarvadhikari||Vairagyam||T. R. Sundaram||Modern Theatres|
|1952||Kalyani||T. G. Raghavacharya|
|Valaiyapathi||T. R. Sundaram||Modern Theatres|
|1954||En Magal||K. V. R. Acharya||Asoka Films|
|Mangalyam||K. Somu||MAV Pictures|
|1955||Asai Anna Arumai Thambi||Karuppu||G. R. Rao||M. S. S. Bhagyam||Srimadhi Pictures|
|Gulebagavali||T. R. Ramanna||RR Pictures|
|Guna Sundari||Eldest son-in-law||Kamalakara Kameswara Rao||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Vijaya Studios|
|Kalyanam Seydhukko||R. Chandar||Sri Unity Pictures|
|Kathanayaki||K. Ramnoth||Modern Theatres|
|Maheswari||T. R. Raghunath||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Modern Theatres|
|Missiamma||Pandiya||L. V. Prasad||K. A. Thangavelu his boss||Vijaya Productions|
|Mullaivanam||V. Krishnan||Aravind Pictures, Coimbatore|
|Nalla Thangai||S. A. Nataraj||Forward Art Films|
|Pennarasi||K. Somu||MAV Pictures|
|Town Bus||Mannaru (Velu's Friend)||K. Somu||T. P. Muthulakshmi||MAV Pictures|
|1956||Kannin Manigal||R. Janakiram||Maheswari Pictures|
|Naan Petra Selvam||Arivumathi||K. Somu||Paragon Pictures|
|Paasavalai||A. S. Nagarajan||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Modern Theatres|
|1957||Ambikapathi||Vengayam||P. Neelakantan||ALS Productions|
|Aaravalli||Naaman||Krishna Rao||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Modern Theatres|
|Manamagan Thevai||P. S. Ramakrishna Rao||Bharani Pictures|
|Mahadhevi||Muthupulavan||Sundar Rao Nadkarni||Sri Ganesh Movietone|
|1958||Boologa Rambai||Mahodharan||D. Yoganand||Asoka Pictures|
|Kadan Vaangi Kalyaanam||Drama artiste||L. V. Prasad||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Vijaya Productions|
|Petra Maganai Vitra Annai||Duttan (Villalan's friend)||V. Ramanathan||Modern Theatres|
|Sarangadhara||V. S. Raghavan||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Minerva Pictures|
|Thedi Vandha Selvam||P. Neelakantan||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Arasu Pictures|
|1959||Alli Petra Pillai||K. Somu||M. M. Productions|
|Engal Kuladevi||Chanakiyan||A. Subba Rao||Modern Theatres|
|Kan Thiranthathu||Chadaiyan||K. V. Srinivasan||Narayanan & Company|
|Pennkulathin Ponvilakku||B. Vittalacharya||Asoka Pictures|
|Veerapandiya Kattabomman||Sundaralingam||B. R. Panthulu||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Padmini Pictures|
|1960||Aadavantha Deivam||Kambodhi||P. Neelakantan||Majestic Studios|
|Adutha Veettu Penn||Vedantam Raghavaiah||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Anjali Pictures|
|Ellorum Innaattu Mannar||T. Prakash Rao||Jupiter Pictures|
|Pudhiya Padhai||Tapi Chanakya||Sri Saradha Pictures|
|1961||Kappalottiya Thamizhan||Unnarsamy||B. R. Panthulu||Padmini Pictures|
|Palum Pazhamum||A. Bhimsingh||Saravana Films|
|Panam Panthiyile||Krishna Rao||MAV Pictures|
|Thirudathe||Makku Maamaa||P. Neelakantan||B. Sarojadevi as his niece||ALS Productions|
|1962||Indira En Selvam||Compounder Kailasam||C. Padmanaban||Vijaya Vauhini Studios|
|Padithal Mattum Podhuma||servant of Rao Bahadur||A. Bhimsingh||Manorama||Ranganathan Pictures|
|Thendral Veesum||B. S. Ranga||Vikram Productions|
|1963||Kalyaniyin Kanavan||Police Constable||S. M. Sriramulu Naidu||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Pakshiraja Studios|
|Konjum Kumari||Mannaru (Alli's uncle)||G. Viswanathan||Modern Theatres|
|Paar Magaley Paar||Manickam||A. Bhimsingh||Kasturi Films|
|Thulasi Maadam||K. B. Srinivasan||MAV Pictures|
|1964||Chitrangi||R. S. Mani||Modern Theatres|
|Muradan Muthu||B. R. Panthulu||Padmini Pictures|
|1966||Madras to Pondicherry||Naidu (Bus Driver)||Thirumalai Mahalingam||Sri Venkateswara Cinetone|
|Mahakavi Kalidas||R. R. Chandran||Kalpana Kala Mandhir|
|Mani Magudam||Ulagappan, Vanchi's brother||S. S. Rajendran||Manorama as his sister||S.S.R. Pictures|
|Sadhu Mirandal||Passenger (Cinema Makeup artiste; Special Appearance)||Thirumalai — Mahalingam||Sun Beam|
|1968||Lakshmi Kalyanam||G. Or. Nathan||Krishnalaya|
|Thillana Mohanambal||Ottu player||A. P. Nagarajan||Sri Vijayalakshmi Pictures|
|Thirumal Perumai||Nattamai||A. P. Nagarajan||T. P. Muthulakshmi||Thiruvenkateswara Movies|
|1970||Paadhukaappu||A. Bhimsingh||Sun Beam Productions|
|1971||Aathi Parasakthi||K. S. Gopalakrishnan||Chitra Productions|
|1978||Thyagam||K. Vijayan||Sujatha Cine Arts|
|1980||Anbukku Naan Adimai||Head Constable||R. Thyagarajan||Devar Films|
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