K. R. Ramasamy (actor)

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K. R. Ramasamy
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Born
Kumbakonam Ramabadran Ramasamy

(1914-04-14)14 April 1914
Ammasamudram
Died5 August 1971(1971-08-05) (aged 57)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, singer
Spouse(s)Kalyani
Children2

Kumbakonam Ramabadran Ramasamy (14 April 1914 – 5 August 1971), also known by his initials KRR, was an Indian actor and singer who worked mainly in Tamil theatre and cinema. He was born in Kumbakonam and was active during the early days of Tamil cinema. He was also the first actor who also dwelled into politics mainly with Dravidar Kazhagam and later with DMK, thus setting a trend for many other to follow. [1]

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Early life

K. R. Ramasamy was born on 14 April 1914, [2] as the third child of Ramabadra Chettiar and Kuppammal at Ammachatiram near Kumbakonam. He ceased formal education after the fourth grade due to lack of interest, and started taking formal musical training from the Carnatic musician Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai. [3]

Personal life

Ramasamy married Kalyani, his co-star in various plays, [3] and the couple had two children. Ramasamy died of cancer on 5 August 1971. [1]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleRef.
1935 Menaka [4]
1941 Gumasthavin Penn V. P. Var [1]
1944 Poompavai Thirugnana Sambandhar [5]
1947 Deiva Neethi Hunter [6]
1948 Kangkanam [2]
1948 Bilhana Bilhana [7]
1949 Krishna Bhakthi Krishna [8]
1949 Velaikkari Anandan [9]
1950 Vijayakumari Vijayan [10]
1951 Or Iravu [11]
1952 Kanchana [12]
1954 Sorgavasal Madivanna [13]
1954 Thuli Visham [14]
1954 Sugam Enge [15]
1955 Menaka [4]
1955 Needhipathi Manickkam [15]
1955 Chella Pillai Mani [16]
1956 Sadhaaram [15]
1958 Avan Amaran Arul [17]
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham [18]
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam [19]
1962 Senthamarai Lawyer [20]
1966 Nadodi Neurologist [21]
1967 Arasa Kattalai [22]
1969 Nam Naadu [23]

Discography

YearFilmSongComposer
1944 Poompavai Thodudaiya SeviyanAddepalli Rama Rao
Om Namasivayam Enave
Om Namasivaya Enum Namam
Mandhiram Aavadhu Neeru
Sivamadhe Mudhan Maiyana Deivam
Mattitta Punnaiyanganan
Sivasiva Siva Sankarane
1947 Deivaneethi Nirabaraathi Naane Nijamidhu ThaaneM. S. Gnanmani
1948 Kangkanam H. R. Padmanabha Sastry
1948 Bilhana Papanasam Sivan
1949 Krishna Bhakthi Pennulagilae S. V. Venkatraman, G. Ramanathan
& Kunnakudi Venkatarama Iyer
1949 Velaikari Innamum Paaraamugam Enamma C. R. Subburaman
Eppadi Vaazhven Ini
Neethan Allaamal Thunai Yaar
1950 Vijayakumari C. R. Subburaman
1951 Or Iravu Kottu Murase R. Sudarsanam
Enna Ulagamada
Paadi Thiriyum
1952 Kanchana Ullam Kavarndha En S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
1954 Sorgavasal Nilave Nilave Aada Vaa Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Nilave Nilave Aada Vaa (pathos)
Kannithamizh Saalaiyoram Solaiyile
Aanandam Paarai Kanne
Samarasa Nilai Arul Sannidhaanam
Engum Niraivaana Jothiye
Raajaa Magal Raani
Engum Inbame Ulagengum Inbame
Maavodu Thazhuvum Malarkkodi Pole
Enge Sorgam Enge Sorgam
Veeram Serindha Mugam
Engum Niraivaana Jothiye
Maasillaatha Maamani Manonmani
Aagum Neriyedhu
1954 Thuli Visham Samadhithaal Endrum K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai
Vaazhvadhakendre Pirandhom Naam
Vinnile Thavazhum Madhi
1954 Sugam Enge Senthamizh Naattu Solaiyile Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Onnaa Renda Edhu
Kannai Kavarum Azhagu Valai
Kannnil Thondrum Kaatchi Yaavum
Sugam Enge Sugam Enge
Senthamizh Naattu Solaiyile
1955 Menaka Karpanai Ulagile Soppanam C. N. Pandurangan & Vedha
Azhagin Dheivam Arivin Sigaram
Manam Pola Ini Vaazhalaam
Sugamaana Isaiyaagum Vaazhve
1955 Needhipathi Parakkudhu Paar Pori Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Uruvam Kandu En Manasu
Jilu Jilunnu Jolikkum Mittaai
Varuvaar Varuvaarendru
1955 Chella Pillai Inbame Neethaan Endhan R. Sudarsanam
Kaniyum Suvaiyum Servadhupole
1956 Sadhaaram Nal Vaaku Nee Kodadi G. Ramanathan
Rajaathi Kanee Rajaathi
Villaadhi Villanadaa.... Thullaattam Pottadhellaam
1958 Avan Amaran Van Pasiyaale Thudikkiraar IngeT. M. Ibrahim
Ezhaiyai Kozhai Endru Ninaikkudhu
Kanavo Sol Kaadhal
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham Pallam Medulla Paadhaiyile T. G. Lingappa
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam Ullam Thedadhe Endru Solludhe T. R. Pappa
Kannum Kannum Kalandhadhanaal
1962 Senthamarai Paada Maatten Naan Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy

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