Rathi Arumugam

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Rathi Arumugam

(1982-09-23) 23 September 1982 (age 39) [1]
Occupation Actress
Years active2002–2015

Rathi (born 23 September 1982) is an Indian actress, who appears mostly in Tamil cinema and Telugu cinema. She made her feature film debut in Suki S. Murthy's 2002 Tamil film Gummalam. Later, she went on to do critically acclaimed performances in Solla Marandha Kadhai (2002). She had also dubbed for actress Genelia for the 2003 Tamil film Boys .


Early life

As a Tamilian girl, Rathi was born in Bangalore, Karnataka to Tamil people Arumugam and Bharani. She has two siblings, one elder sister and one younger brother. She was a student of dentistry at the Mathrushri Ramabai Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital in Bangalore. [2] She is a trained classical dancer and had her Arangetram.


She made her acting debut in the 2002 Tamil film Gummalam. She starred opposite Cheran in Thangar Bachan's Solla Marandha Kadhai . She appeared in a couple more Tamil films, including Adi Thadi starring Sathyaraj, but none of them were commercially successful. She had also performed an item number in the Tamil film Anjaneya featuring Ajith Kumar in the lead role. [3] She then migrated to Telugu cinema and acted in six films.

Between her careers in both film and television, she also managed to complete a bachelor's degree in genetics. [4]

Public appearances

In 2003, Rathi created a sensation when she appeared on stage as a special guest in the 'Euphoria 03' event at the PSG College of Arts and Science. [5]


2002 Gummalam Anu Tamil
Solla Marandha Kadhai Parvathi ChokkalingamTamilNominated- Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress
Enge Enadhu Kavithai KavithaTamil
2003 Pallavan MeenaTamil
Anbe Un Vasam BharathiTamil
Anjaneya TamilSpecial appearance
Knock Knock, I'm Looking to Marry Nithya English
2004 Pallakilo Pellikoothuru Rani Telugu
Adi Thadi PriyaTamil
Singara Chennai BhuvanaTamil
Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Sundari Malayalam
Boyfriend Kannada
2005 Allari Bullodu UshaTelugu
Ayodhya Telugu
Moguds Pellams PadmavathiTelugu
Sankranthi Telugu
2006 Prema Sangamam Telugu
Asadhyudu TeluguSpecial appearance

Voice artist


2011-2012 Shanthi Nilayam Jaya TV Tamil
2013–2015 Bangara Udaya TV Kannada Remake of Thangam (TV series)
2013Chithiram PesuthadiJaya TVTamilReplaced by Priyanka
2013Godha Kalyanam ETV Telugu
2021 Rudramadevi Star Maa Telugu

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