Gautami

Gautami Tadimalla is an Indian film actress who has worked mainly in Tamil films, although she also appeared in successful films in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada cinema. She is also a television actress, television host, the founder of Life Again Foundation, and a costume designer.[1][2]

Gautami
Born
Gautami Tadimalla

2 July 1968
Tadimalla
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
Other namespriya
OccupationActress, social Worker
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Sandeep Bhatia
Partner(s)Kamal Haasan (2005-2018)
Children1

Film career

Gautami went to GITAM University in Visakhapatnam to pursue Engineering. She made her first appearance at the age of 10 in the Telugu film Dayamayudu, that was produced by her cousin.[1][3]

She was introduced to Tamil films through Guru Shishyan, a film that starred Rajinikanth and Prabhu.[1] She was most active in Tamil cinema from 1987 to 1998 and was a tough competitor to the other heroines of her time, Kushboo, Revathy, Amala and Bhanupriya. Her filmography includes classics like Apoorva Sagodharargal, Raja Chinna Roja, Thevar Magan, Panakkaran, Guru Sishyan, Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu, Dharma Durai,Dhruvam, Rickshaw Mama as well as Mani Ratnam's Iruvar (1997), which co-starred Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Nassar and Revathi.

She has acted in the Tamil serial Indira in the lead role. She made a guest appearance in the song "Chikku Bukku Railu" with Prabhu Deva in the film Gentleman.[1] She had hosted a talk show in Sun TV titled Anbudan which was launched to compete with Koffee with Anu running on STAR Vijay.[3] She acted in the serial Abirami which was telecast on Kalaignar TV.[4] She made a comeback to the film industry in the late 2000s as a costume designer for films starring her partner Kamal Haasan. She won the Vijay Award for Best Costume Designer for Dasavathaaram.[5] After sixteen years, she returned to acting by starring in the Tamil film Papanasam in which she was paired with her partner Kamal Haasan.[6]

She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35,[7] and recovered from it.[8][9][10]

Awards

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1983 Vasanthame Varuga Subbulakshmi Tamil Supporting actress
1987DayamayuduTelugu
1987Gandhinagar Rendava VeedhiGeetaTelugu
1987Srinivasa KalyanamSarojaTelugu
1987Elu Suttina KoteRaaniKannada
1988Bazaar RowdyMangaTelugu
1988Bharya BharthaluTelugu
1988ThodallulluArunaTelugu
1988Saahasa VeeraKannada
1988Guru SishyanGeethaTamil
1988Enga Ooru KavalkaranPoovayiTamil
1988Raththa DhanamLakshmiTamil
1988Namma Ooru NayaganTamil
1988KalicharanGauthamiTamil
1988August 15 RathriTelugu
1988Puthiya VaanamMaryTamil
1989Vaai KozhuppuRadhaTamil
1989Krishnagari AbbayiTelugu
1989PillaikkagaTamil
1989Pongi Varum KaveriKaveriTamil
1989Enga Ooru MappillaiPanjavarnamTamil
1989Apoorva SagodharargalJanakiTamil
1989En ThangaiRadhaTamil
1989Raja Chinna RojaSumathiTamil
1989Naan Sonnathey SattamTamil
1989RajanadaiSumathiTamil
1989Dharmam VellumTamil
1989Penbuthi MunbuthiUmaTamil
1989Raaja RaajathanTamil
1989NaqaabGauriHindi
1990PanakkaranLathaTamil
1990Anna ThammuduRani PadminiTelugu
1990Vazhkai ChakkaramKalyaniTamil
1990SeethaJhansi RaniTamil
1990Ulagam Pirandhadhu EnakkagaTamil
1990Sandhana KaatruRaasathiTamil
1990Adhisaya ManithanGangaTamil
1990Ooru Vittu Ooru VanthuPanchavarnamTamil
1990Velai KidaichuduchuTamil
1990Avasara Police 100AnithaTamil
1990Adi 18Tamil
1990Nallathai Naadu KekumTamil
1990AggiramuduMalliTelugu
1990Bamma Maata Bangaru BaataSeetaTelugu
1990Namma Ooru PoovathaPoovathaTamilTamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
1990His Highness AbdullahRadhikaMalayalam
1990Raja Kaiya VachaVijayaTamil
1990Vazhnthu KattuvomTamil
1990VidhyarambhamBhanumathiMalayalam
1991Dharma DuraiParvathi DharmaduraiTamil
1991Theechatti GovindhanTamil
1991Aboorva NaagamTamil
1991AdhikariPonniTamil
1991EshwariTamil
1991RudhraRudhraTamil
1991Kaaval NilayamAarthiTamil
1991Nee Pathi Naan PathiNivedhaTamilFilmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1991ChaitanyaPadminiTelugu
1991Pyar Hua Chori ChoriRadhaHindi
1992Rickshaw MamaLakshmiTamil
1992BrahmachariMalathiTamil
1992Sivantha MalarPrabhaTamil
1992Periya Gounder PonnuManjulaTamil
1992ThilagamThilagamTamil
1992Ponnuketha PurushanTamil
1992Naane VaruvenThangamTamil
1992MagudamThilagavathiTamil
1992Pattathu RaaniUshaTamil
1992Mapillai VandhachuTamil
1992ChikkejamanruKavitaKannada
1992Thevar MaganBanumathiTamil
1992SendhoorapandiMarikozhundhuTamil
1992Ayalathe AdhehamSulochanaMalayalam
1992DaddyAmmuMalayalam
1992ChakravyuhamTelugu
1993AthmaDivyaTamil
1993GentlemanHerselfTamilSpecial Appearance In The Song Chikku Bukku Rayile
1993Chinna KannammaGayathriTamil
1993AirportUmaTamil
1993Dear BrotherTelugu
1993SankalpamRukminiTelugu
1993AadmiRekha SaxenaHindi
1993DhruvamMythiliMalayalam
1993JackpotMalayalam
1993AagneyamShoba MenonMalayalam
1994AnnaSaradaTelugu
1994Oru Vasantha GeethamUmaTamil
1994SathyavanBhuvaneshwariTamil
1994Honest RajAbhinayaTamil
1994NammavarVasanthiTamil
1994Janta Ki AdalatPolice inspector JyotiHindi
1994Teesra KaunAs herselfHindiGuest Appearance
1994SukruthamMaliniMalayalam
1994ChukkanGayathriMalayalam
1994Palleturi MoguduJothiTelugu
1995KuruthipunalSumithraTamil
1995WitnessPriyaTamil
1995VeerAnuHindi
1995God and GunSujatha SinghHindi
1995TrimurtiJyotiHindi
1995SakshyamSussenaMalayalam
1996Aayiram Naavulla AnanthanRadhikaMalayalam
1996CheluvaPriyaKannada
1996Adirindayya AlluduTeluguSpecial Appearance
1997IruvarRamaniTamil
1997ChilakkottuduGautamiTelugu
1997DhaalSneha SaxenaHindi
1997VaachalamRadhaMalayalam
1998IniyavaleDancerTamil
2003Varum Varunnu VannuSamyuktha VarmaMalayalam
2006SasanamVisalakshiTamil
2015PapanasamRani SuyambulingamTamilNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2016ManamanthaGayathriTelugu
2016VismayamMalayalam
2017EMalathi MenonMalayalam

Television

TV serials
  • Indira (Sun TV) - Indira 2002-2004
  • Abirami (Kalaignar TV) - Abhirami/Saranya/Nandha
  • Anbudan(STAR Vijay)
Reality shows as Judge
  • Ugram Ujjawalam (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Dance Jodi Dance (Zee Tamil)
  • Dance Jodi Dance (season 2) (Zee Tamil)
Other shows as Guest
  • Badai Bunglow
  • Onnum Onnum Moonu
  • Laughing Villa

References

  1. Rediff On The NeT, Movies: An interview with Gauthami. Rediff.com (1999-06-12). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  2. "A banquet of ideas at TEDx Chennai". The Hindu. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  3. Friday Review Chennai: Interview: Determined to make a mark, again, The Hindu, 20 July 2007; retrieved 11 July 2012.
  4. Gauthami enters small screen – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2009-11-25). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  5. Univercell 3rd Vijay Awards – Winners List – Tamil Movie News. IndiaGlitz (2009-06-15). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  6. "Give timely support to good films, Kamal tells media". The Hindu. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  7. Gauthami: 'Don't feel scared of breast cancer' | startrack – Movies. ChennaiOnline (2012-03-09). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
  8. Gautami narrates her experience of fighting breast cancer The Hindu
  9. Don't let mediocrity be the standard:Kamal The Times of India
  10. It's the genes at play India Today
  11. https://archive.is/20170208070857/https://archive.org/details/39thAnnualFilmfareTamilBestActorActress
  12. "Chinna Thambhi Bags Cinema Express Award". The Indian Express. 25 February 1992. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  13. Kamalhassan bags 4 awards for Dasavatharam ~. Yoory.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
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