Goundamani reminds us of comedy. He was an indispensable comedy actor in Tamil cinema in the 80s….90s. Let’s see some information about him.
Goundamani’s hometown is Ballakondapuram, Coimbatore district. Birth name is Subramani. I wanted to act in drama from an early age. He did not go to school and spent his time in the theater shed.
One day a play was staged in his town. Namma Kaundamani played the role of a counter in this. Seeing his performance, the villagers were amazed. From that day he was called Kaundamani.
He was 15 years old then. His sister Mailambal brought Kaundamani to Chennai and joined the boys’ theater company.
First, he appeared as one of the crowd in films like Sarwar Sundaram, Raman Anenya Ramanadi and Annakkili. He was introduced to films at the age of 16. Especially the comedy role. In the very first film, he shook the bar.
A lot of film opportunities kept coming to him. He became a prolific comedy actor. He acted in more than 700 films. Out of these, he acted in 450 films with Senthil alone.
He did not speak much when he was young, but when it came to cinema, he became a sema kalai. He fell in love with and married a girl named Shanti. Has 2 daughters Ms. and Sumitra.
He is a comedian to watch. Director Manivannan is knowledgeable in studies. It was Bharathiraja who changed his name to Kaundamani. He will call his mother as Atta. Wherever he left home, he would bow down at his mother’s feet and leave.
Goundamani has acted as the hero in 12 films and has been amazing. His favorite color is black. They will call it English color. He would tell his friends not to eat like they are not hungry.
He has good friendship with Sathyaraj, Karthik and Arjun. His favorite comedian is Surulirajan. A non-smoker. Similarly, he will not attend any parties.
His favorite movies are Onna Iktak Kathukannam, Daravu Ettana Kadhu Pathana and Natigan.
Countamani’s life lesson is to forget those who have forgotten to thank…don’t forget those who have helped.
He recently came to the hospital to be treated for a heart attack. Then the hospital received many phone calls. Emails do not count. Every time I think about this..Kaundamani sheds tears.