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Kovai Sarala

Kovai Sarala
Born (1962-04-07) 7 April 1962 (age 52)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Comedian, Actress, Television Presenter

Kovai Sarala (Tamil :கோவை சரளா) is an Indian Film actress and Comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. In a career spanning 25 years, Sarala has appeared in over 750 films.[1] She has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian and the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian for her performances in Poovellam Un Vasam (2001),[2] and Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003), respectively.[3]

Early & Present Life

Kovai Sarala was born into a Malayali family in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.[1][4] Sarala had developed interest in acting, after watching M. G. R.'s films. She completed her studies and entered the film industry with the support of her sister and father.[1]

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.[5] She was in Class X, when she played a 32-year-old pregnant woman Mundhanai Mudichu, her second film.[6] Two years later she acted in Chinna Veedu, where she essayed the role of the 65-year-old mother of Bhagyaraj's character.[6] She has appeared in more than a 100 films in Telugu.[6] She has mentioned the films Sathileelavathi, Viraluketha Veekam, Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana, Karagattakaran and Viswanathan Ramamurthy as her personal favourites.[5]

She has also worked in television series and television shows. She worked as a regular guest judge on Asathapovathu Yaaru [7] and has hosted the reality show Paasa Paravaigal.[6] In 2013, she was the judge on the Tamil comedy show Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi that airs on Vijay TV.[8]

Personal life

Comedian Kovai Sarala is not married and was asked why she did not consider entering wedlock till date. To this, the actress replied in her own humorous style that it was her sheer good intention to let a man escape from her instead of sticking to her all through the life. However, on a serious note, Sarala said that she is happy to spend for the offsprings of her relatives, as she considers them to be her own.[9]

Filmography

  1. Mundhanai Mudichu (1983)
  2. Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal (1984)
  3. Thambikku Endha Ooru (1984)
  4. Mannukketha Ponnu (1984)
  5. Uyarndha Ullam (1985)
  6. Chinna Veedu (1985)
  7. Uyarndha Ullam (1985)
  8. Lakshmi Vandachu (1985)
  9. Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
  10. Japanil Kalyanaraman (1985)
  11. Vasantha Raagam (1986)
  12. Per Sollum Pillai (1987)
  13. Soora Samhaaram (1988)
  14. Raja Chinna Roja (1989)
  15. Thangamana Purusan(1989)
  16. Thangamani Rengamani(1989)
  17. Paandi Nattu Thangam (1989)
  18. Solai Kuyil (1989)
  19. Karakattakaran (1989)
  20. Adhisaya Manithan (1990)
  21. En Kadhal Kanmani (1990)
  22. My Dear Marthandan (1990)
  23. Pondatti Sonna Kaettukanum (1991)
  24. Chinnavar (1992)
  25. Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana (1992)
  26. Thirumathi Pazhanisaamy (1992)
  27. Godfather (1992)
  28. Sethupathi IPS (1994)
  29. Pavithra (1994)
  30. Nammavar (1994)
  31. Pavithra (1994)
  32. Bhairava Dweepam (1994) (Telugu)
  33. Sathi Leelavathi (1995)
  34. Pelli (1996) (Telugu)
  35. Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996)
  36. Poomarathanalil (1997) (Malayalam)
  37. Kaathala Kaathala (1998)
  38. Aval Varuvala (1998)
  39. Udhavikku Varalaamaa (1998)
  40. Kanave Kalaiyadhe (1999)
  41. Anantha Poongathe (1999)
  42. Kannodu Kanbathellam (1999)
  43. Poovellam Kettuppar (1999)
  44. Niram (1999) (Malayalam)
  45. Paattali (1999)
  46. Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa (1999)
  47. Viralukketha Veekkam (1999)
  48. Magalirkaga (2000)
  49. Budget Padmanabhan (2000)
  50. Uyirile Kalanthathu (2000)
  51. Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela (2000)
  52. Doubles (2000)
  53. Maayi (2000)
  54. Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela (2000)
  55. Nuvve Kavali (2000) (Telugu)
  56. Kshemanga Velli Labanga Randi (2000) (Telugu)
  57. Shahjahan (2001)
  58. Mrigaraju (2001) (Telugu)
  59. Mitta Miraasu (2001)
  60. Poovellam Un Vasam (2001)
  61. Piriyadha Varam Vendum (2001)
  62. En Mana Vaanil (2001)
  63. Hanuman Junction (2001)
  64. Viswanathan Ramamoorthy (2001)
  65. Veettoda Mappillai (2001)
  66. Ennamma Kannu (2002)
  67. Malli Malli Chudali (2002) (Telugu)
  68. Thenkasi Pattanam (2002)
  69. Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003) (Telugu)
  70. Nesam Pudhusu (2003)
  71. Ela Cheppanu (2003) (Telugu)
  72. Vaanam Vasappadum (2004)
  73. Vishwa Thulasi (2004)
  74. Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004) (Malayalam)
  75. Andaru Dongale Dorikithe (2004) (Telugu)
  76. Naidu LLB (2005) (Telugu)
  77. Shakalaka Baby (2005)
  78. Priyasakhi (2005)
  79. Mumbai Express (2005)
  80. Evadi Gola Vaadidi (2005) (Telugu)
  81. Kovai Brothers (2006)
  82. Pellaina Kothalo (2006) (Telugu)
  83. Style (2006) (Telugu)
  84. Veerabhadra (2006) (Telugu)
  85. Raam (2006) (Telugu)
  86. Desamuduru (2007) (Telugu)
  87. Uliyin Osai (2007)
  88. Muni (2007)
  89. Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw (2007) (Telugu)
  90. Maharadhi (2007) (Telugu)
  91. Uliyin Osai (2008)
  92. Mallepuvvu (2008) (Telugu)
  93. Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna (2008) (Telugu)
  94. Neninthe (2008) (Telugu)
  95. Hero (2008) (Telugu)
  96. Villu (2009)
  97. Katha Screenplay Darshakatvam Appalaraju (2011) (Telugu)
  98. Muni 2: Kanchana (2011)
  99. Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakumoolam (2012)
  100. Devastanam (2012) (Telugu)
  101. Nuvva Nena (2012) (Telugu)
  102. Paagan (2012)
  103. Devudu Chesina Manashulu (2012) (Telugu)
  104. Sudigadu (2012) (Telugu)
  105. Maad Dad (2012) (Malayalam)
  106. Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013)
  107. Thillu Mullu (2013)
  108. Arya Surya (2013)
  109. Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (2013) - Filming
  110. Muni 3: Ganga (2013) - Filming
  111. Ragalaipuram (2013) - Filming
  112. Rettai Vaalu (2013) - Filming
  113. Aranmanai (2014) - Filming

Television

  • Sundari Soundari (Sun TV)
  • Vanthaana Thanthaana (Kalaignar TV)
  • Sabhash Meera (Jaya TV)
  • Sagalakala Sarala (Vijay TV)
  • Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi (Vijay TV)
  • Vantintlo Wonders (Gemini TV)

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Kovai Sarala's filmography at CineSouth
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