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.
2 July 1968
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation||Actress, social Worker|
|Partner(s)||Kamal Haasan (2005-2018)|
She was introduced to Tamil films through Guru Shishyan, a film that starred Rajinikanth and Prabhu. 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. She had hosted a talk show in Sun TV titled Anbudan which was launched to compete with Koffee with Anu running on STAR Vijay. She acted in the serial Abirami which was telecast on Kalaignar TV. 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. After sixteen years, she returned to acting by starring in the Tamil film Papanasam in which she was paired with her partner Kamal Haasan.
- 1990 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Namma Ooru Poovatha
- 2017 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Costume Designer for Vishwaroopam
- 1991 – Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
- 1991 – Cinema Express Awards for Special Best Tamil Actress for Nee Pathi Naan Pathi
- 2009 – Vijay Award for Best Costume Designer for Dasavathaaram
|1983||Vasanthame Varuga||Subbulakshmi||Tamil||Supporting actress|
|1987||Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi||Geeta||Telugu|
|1987||Elu Suttina Kote||Raani||Kannada|
|1988||Enga Ooru Kavalkaran||Poovayi||Tamil|
|1988||Namma Ooru Nayagan||Tamil|
|1988||August 15 Rathri||Telugu|
|1989||Pongi Varum Kaveri||Kaveri||Tamil|
|1989||Enga Ooru Mappillai||Panjavarnam||Tamil|
|1989||Raja Chinna Roja||Sumathi||Tamil|
|1989||Naan Sonnathey Sattam||Tamil|
|1990||Anna Thammudu||Rani Padmini||Telugu|
|1990||Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga||Tamil|
|1990||Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu||Panchavarnam||Tamil|
|1990||Avasara Police 100||Anitha||Tamil|
|1990||Nallathai Naadu Kekum||Tamil|
|1990||Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata||Seeta||Telugu|
|1990||Namma Ooru Poovatha||Poovatha||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize|
|1990||His Highness Abdullah||Radhika||Malayalam|
|1990||Raja Kaiya Vacha||Vijaya||Tamil|
|1991||Dharma Durai||Parvathi Dharmadurai||Tamil|
|1991||Nee Pathi Naan Pathi||Nivedha||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|1991||Pyar Hua Chori Chori||Radha||Hindi|
|1992||Periya Gounder Ponnu||Manjula||Tamil|
|1993||Gentleman||Herself||Tamil||Special Appearance In The Song Chikku Bukku Rayile|
|1994||Oru Vasantha Geetham||Uma||Tamil|
|1994||Janta Ki Adalat||Police inspector Jyoti||Hindi|
|1994||Teesra Kaun||As herself||Hindi||Guest Appearance|
|1995||God and Gun||Sujatha Singh||Hindi|
|1996||Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan||Radhika||Malayalam|
|1996||Adirindayya Alludu||Telugu||Special Appearance|
|2003||Varum Varunnu Vannu||Samyuktha Varma||Malayalam|
|2015||Papanasam||Rani Suyambulingam||Tamil||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
- 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
- Rediff On The NeT, Movies: An interview with Gauthami. Rediff.com (1999-06-12). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
- "A banquet of ideas at TEDx Chennai". The Hindu. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- Friday Review Chennai: Interview: Determined to make a mark, again, The Hindu, 20 July 2007; retrieved 11 July 2012.
- Gauthami enters small screen – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2009-11-25). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
- Univercell 3rd Vijay Awards – Winners List – Tamil Movie News. IndiaGlitz (2009-06-15). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
- "Give timely support to good films, Kamal tells media". The Hindu. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- Gauthami: 'Don't feel scared of breast cancer' | startrack – Movies. ChennaiOnline (2012-03-09). Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
- Gautami narrates her experience of fighting breast cancer The Hindu
- Don't let mediocrity be the standard:Kamal The Times of India
- It's the genes at play India Today
- "Chinna Thambhi Bags Cinema Express Award". The Indian Express. 25 February 1992. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
- Kamalhassan bags 4 awards for Dasavatharam ~. Yoory.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-11.
- Gautami on IMDb