M. Saroja

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M. Saroja
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Died(2012-04-02)2 April 2012
Occupation Actress, comedienne
(m. 1959;died 1994)
ChildrenSumathi (b. 1961)

M. Saroja was an Indian actress and comedian who worked in Tamil cinema. She was frequently paired alongside K. A. Thangavelu. [1]



Director K. Subramaniam introduced Saroja to the film industry, when she was 14 years old. She played the role of leading Tamil actor M. G. Ramachandran’s cousin in the film Sarvadhikari , her debut. Later on, she continued to act in more than 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada languages. The most important film in her career was the Kalyana Parisu in which she paired with her husband K. A. Thangavelu. [2] [3]

Personal life

On the 100th day celebrations of Kalyana Parisu, Saroja and Thangavelu got married in Madurai Murugan Temple. They have a daughter Sumathi. Thangavelu died in 1994. [2] [3]


On 2 April 2012, she died due to cardiac arrest at her home in T. Nagar, Chennai. She was 79 years old. [2] [3]


The Tamil Nadu Government felicitated her with Kalaimamani Award in appreciation. [2] She also won the Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award - Sivaji Ganesan Award in 2002.

Filmography (Partial)

1951 Sarvadhikari KarpagamDebut movie
1953 Gumastha Pappi
1953 Marumagal
1954 Pudhu Yugam
1955 Kaveri
1957 Pathini Deivam
1957 Aravalli
1957 Karpukkarasi
1958 Mangalya Bhagyam
1958 Boologa Rambai
1959 Kalyana Parisu
1959 Nalla Theerpu
1959 Vannakili
1959 Engal Kuladevi
1959 Manaiviye Manithanin Manickam
1960 Maa Babu Telugu
1960 Deivapiravi
1960 Adutha Veetu Penn
1960 Puthiya Pathai
1961 Arasilankumari
1961 Thirudathe
1961 Marutha Nattu Veeran
1961 Manapanthal
1962 Paarthaal Pasi Theerum
1963 Arivaali
1968 Thillana Mohanambal
1976 Idhaya Malar
1980Muyalukku Moonu Kaal
1980Thunaivi Thozhan

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