Coimbatore, Madras State (now in Tamil Nadu), India
|Political party||Makkal Needhi Maiam|
Kovai Sarala is an Indian actress and comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. She has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian three times, for her performances in Sathi Leelavathi (1995), Poovellam Un Vasam (2001) and Uliyin Osai (2008).   She has also won the two Nandi Awards for Best Female Comedian  and the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for her performance in Kanchana (2011).  She is now part of Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam Party. 
She has acted with all the top comedians including Brahmanandam, Goundamani, Senthil, Vadivelu and Vivek. Her comedy tracks with Vadivelu were especially very popular.
Kovai Sarala was born in a Tamil family in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (then in Madras State).   She had developed interest in acting, after watching MGR's films. She completed her studies and entered the film industry with the support of her sister and father. 
She got her first film offer when she was in the 9th standard and acted with Vijayakumar and K. R. Vijaya in the film Velli Ratham.  She was in Class 10, when she played a 32-year-old pregnant woman Mundhanai Mudichu, her second film.  Two years later she acted in Chinna Veedu, where she played the 65-year-old mother of Bhagyaraj's character.  She has appeared in more than 300+ films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.  She has mentioned the films Sathi Leelavathi , Viralukketha Veekkam , Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana , Karakattakkaran and Viswanathan Ramamoorthy as her personal favourites. 
She has also worked in television series and television shows. She worked as a regular guest judge on Asatha Povathu Yaaru?  and has hosted the reality show Paasa Paravaigal.  In 2013, she was the judge on the Tamil comedy show "Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi" that airs on Vijay TV.[ citation needed ] Now she is regular judge on the Tamil comedy show "Varuthapadatha valibar sangam" that airs on Zee Tamil.  Also hosting kids game show "Chellame chellam" on Sun TV.
Sarala is not married. She looks after the children of her relatives, as she considers them to be her own. 
|Thambikku Entha Ooru|
|1985||Naan Sigappu Manithan||Guest appearance|
|Chinna Veedu||Madanagopal's Mother|
|Udaya Geetham||Police officer's daughter|
|Yaaro Ezhuthiya Kavithai|
|Ini Oru Sudhanthiram|
|Per Sollum Pillai|
|Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu||Cameo appearance|
|Uzhavan Magan||Kannakku Pillai's daughter|
|1988||Melam Kottu Thali Kattu|
|Thambi Thanga Kambi|
|Enga Ooru Kavalkaran|
|Raja Chinna Roja||Maid|
|Valathu Kalai Vaithu Vaa|
|Yogam Raja Yogam|
|Paandi Nattu Thangam||Venkatasubbama|
|Enga Ooru Mappillai||Chandra|
|Thangamani Rangamani||Sivagangai Gopalakrishnan's wife|
|Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu|
|En Kadhal Kanmani|
|My Dear Marthandan||Maharani|
|Sathan Sollai Thattathe||Chitra's mother|
|Thai Maasam Poovaasam|
|1991||Pondatti Sonna Kaettukanum|
|Chithirai Pookkal||Bharathi's mother|
|Therku Theru Machan|
|Thirumathi Palanisamy||School Teacher|
|Vaanga Partner Vaanga||Pawn|
|Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana||Elisabeth|
|1995||Sathi Leelavathi||Palaniammal Sakthivel Gounder|
|1996||Vasantha Vaasal||Velu's wife|
|Kaalam Maari Pochu||Sundari|
|1997||Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga||Elizabeth|
|1998||Udhavikku Varalaamaa||Mythili's mother|
|Kaathala Kaathala||Junior Vikadanantha's wife|
|1999||Kanave Kalaiyadhe||Kayal Vizhi|
|Kannodu Kanbathellam||Akhila's mother|
|Poovellam Kettuppar||Dr. Bala Thirupurasundari|
|Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa||Lalitha|
|Minsara Kanna||Flower seller|
|2000||Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela||Ragini|
|Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai||Kanagavalli|
|Unnai Kann Theduthey|
|Budget Padmanabhan||Padmanabhan's cousin|
|Poovellam Un Vasam||Kanniga|
|Piriyadha Varam Vendum||Kannatha|
|En Mana Vaanil||Parvathi|
|Mumbai Xpress||Avinasi's sister|
|2006||Kovai Brothers||Tenthara, Foursha and Bisin|
|2011||Muni 2: Kanchana||Sarala|
|2012||Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam||Papi|
|2013||Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya||Sowmiya's aunt|
|Ragalaipuram||Head Constable Ekavalli|
|2014||Malini 22 Palayamkottai||Sarala|
|Vanavarayan Vallavarayan||Vanavarayan & Vallavarayan's mother|
|Muni 3: Ganga||Raghava's mother|
|Thiraikku Varadha Kathai||Komalam|
|Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru||Shanti|
|2017||Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva||Vaijayanthi|
|Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae||E. B. Rajeshwari|
|Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan||Sarala|
|Sathura Adi 3500|
|Kasu Mela Kasu||Myna's mother|
|Kanchana 3||Raghava's mother|
|2021||Michaelpatty Raja||Raja's mother|
|1991||Amma Kadupu Challaga|
|1992||Pellam Chepithe Vinnali|
|Bhairava Dweepam||Allari Deyyam|
|1995||Aasthi Mooredu Aasa Baaredu|
|Lingababu Love Story||Bank Manager Ambhujam|
|Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi||Julie|
|Mama Bagunnava||Sundarambal Iyer|
|1999||Vaare Vah Moguda|
|2000||Kshemamga Velli Labamgarandi||Subbalakshmi|
|Rayalaseema Ramanna Chowdary||Venkamma|
|Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesa||Lalitha|
|Hanuman Junction||Sangeetha's Aunt|
|2002||Malli Malli Chudali|
|Maa Alludu Very Good||A.V.Rao's mother|
|Sandade Sandadi||Fitting Parvathi|
|O Chinadana||Veena Tantula Meera Bai|
|Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu|
|2004||Andaru Dongale Dorikite||Chi.La.Sow.Suryakantham|
|Evadi Gola Vaadidhi||Leela Rani|
|Iddaru Attala Muddula Alludu||Sarala|
|Aadivaram Aadavallaku Selavu|
|Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw||Mary Gotham|
|Michael Madana Kamaraju||Michael's fake mother|
|Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna|
|Bommana Brothers Chandana Sisters|
|Dongala Bandi||Aishwarya's sister|
|A Aa E Ee|
|2011||Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam Appalaraju|
|Devudu Chesina Manashulu||Lakshmi|
|Sudigadu||Kamesh's Mother / Don D|
|2013||Masala||Anjali Devi / Chintamani|
|2004||Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||Parvathi Ammal|
|2012||Maad Dad||Dawini D’Zosa|
|1993||Hendthi Helidare Kelabeku||Sarala|
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