A. G. Rathnamala

A. G. Rathnamala (Tamil: ஏ. ஜி. ரத்தினமாலா) (1931 – 3 July 2007)[1] was an Indian stage drama artist and playback singer who has recorded over 500 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films.[2]

A. G. Rathnamala
Birth nameA. G. Rathnamala
Born1931 (1931)
Madras Presidency, British India
Died3 July 2007(2007-07-03) (aged 75–76)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
GenresFilm music (playback singing)
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
InstrumentsVocalist
Years active1950–1964

Career lifeEdit

Stage DramaEdit

When she was in the drama troupe of M. G. Ramachandran, she acted as his pair of in the drama named Inba Kanavu. Apart from this she acted along with T. R. Mahalingam in the drama Or Iravu. She was also acted with K. R. Ramaswamy's drama troupe.

En Thangai was based on T. S. Natarajan's play of the same name.[3] Sivaji Ganesan is the hero in the stage drama and she performed as his younger sister. Later she joined Sivaji Ganesan's drama troupe and enacted the role of Jakkamma in the drama Veerapandiya Kattbomman.It has been alleged that Rathnamala had a common-law marriage with Sivaji Ganesan, that was kept secret in 1950s.[4]

Music composers she sang forEdit

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Playback singers she sang withEdit

She had many solo songs but also sang with other singers. She was very popular with comedy songs. She sang immemorable duets mostly with S. C. Krishnan. She also sang with all the comedian singers such as J. P. Chandrababu, Thiruchi Loganathan, K. R. Chellamuthu, A. L. Raghavan, C. S. Pandiyan, S. V. Ponnusamy, K. Sarangkapani, V. T. Rajagopalan, C. Thangkappan, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao & K. H. Reddy. Others are T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, C. S. Jayaraman, C. R. Subburaman, V. J. Varma, S. V. Ramanan and G. K. Venkatesh.

She also sang duets with female singers with most notably with K. Jamuna Rani, A. P. Komala & P. Leela. Others include M. L. Vasanthakumari, Jikki, M. S. Rajeswari, T. V. Rathnam, K. Rani, T. S. Bagavathi, Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. A. Periyanayaki, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, U. R. Chandra, S. J. Kantha, G. Kasthoori, Sundaramma, Kamala, Gomathi, Udutha Sarojini & M. S. Padma.[6]

The singing actors she sang with were T. R. Mahalingam, J. P. Chandrababu, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram. C. S. Pandiyan, P. Bhanumathi and K. Sarangkapani.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer
1950 Digambara Samiyar Tamil Kaakka Vendum Kadavule Nee G. Ramanathan & S. M. Subbaiah Naidu U. R. Chandra
1950 Macha Rekai Tamil Nilaiyillatha Ulagamithe C. R. Subburaman
1951 Devaki Tamil Hello My Dear Hello G. Ramanathan Thiruchi Loganathan
Tea Tea Soodaana Tea Jikki
1951 Rajambal Tamil Oru Dhinusaa Irukudhu M. S. Gnanamani K. Sarangkapani
1952 Andhaman Kaidhi Tamil I Love You…. Aasaiyaanene Un Mele G. Govindarajulu Naidu J. P. Chandrababu
1952 Athinti Kapuram Telugu S. Dakshinamurthi
1952 Dharma Dhevadhai Tamil Anbaai Odi Vaadaa Aaanandha Krishnaa C. R. Subburaman C. R. Subburaman & Jikki
1952 En Thangai Tamil Good Luck Good Luck C. N. Pandurangan C. S. Pandiyan
1952 Kalyani Tamil S. Dakshinamurthi
1952 Mappillai Tamil Dosu Kodukka Venum T. R. Pappa & N. S. Balakrishnan Thiruchi Loganathan
Naanoru Ragasiyam
1952 Velaikaran Tamil Maane Marikozhundhe R. Sudarsanam T. S. Bagavathi, Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1953 Asai Magan Tamil Akkam Pakkam V. Dakshinamoorthy Thiruchi Loganathan
1953 Jatagam Tamil Aandavan Namakku R. Govardhanam G. K. Venkatesh
1953 Jenova Tamil Seiyaamale Seiven Endru T. A. Kalyanam, M. S. Gnanamani
& M. S. Viswanathan
1953 Marumagal Tamil Aaanukkoru Pennpillai G. Ramanathan, C. R. Subburaman &
Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
P. A. Periyanayaki & A. P. Komala
1954 Naalvar Tamil Agapattu Kondaayaa K. V. Mahadevan U. R. Chandra
1954 Pona Machaan Thirumbi Vandhan Tamil Pennai Veettil Pootti C. N. Pandurangan & M. S. Viswanathan P. Leela
Kodutthudu Neeyaa Kodutthudu K. R. Chellamuthu
1954 Pudhu Yugam Tamil Jaadhiyile Naanga Thaazhndhavanga G. Ramanathan Jikki, A. P. Komala & N. L. Ganasaraswathi
1954 Thuli Visham Tamil Manamillaa Malarukkor Magimai Illai K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai P. Leela
1954 Raja Garuvu Telugu Yevaroyi Veeru Yevaroyi K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai V. J. Varma
Aa Dhaivamu Karunaanidi
1955 Doctor Savithri Tamil Maayi Mahamaayi…. Aadhi Parameswariye G. Ramanathan T. M. Soundararajan
1955 Gulebakavali Tamil Paaraanda Mannar Ellam.... Achu Nimirndha Vandi Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy J. P. Chandrababu
1955 Kaveri Tamil Kaaveri Thanneer Pattaal Kanniyar Meni Thangam G. Ramanathan & Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy P. Leela
Ezhettu Naalaagathaan N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, A. P. Komala, Jikki & S. J. Kantha
1955 Maheswari Tamil Sonnaa Podhum Kannaale G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan
Janakku Janakku Jinjanakku S. C. Krishnan
Mundhi Mundhi Vinaayagane S. C. Krishnan
Aagaaya Veediyile Annaandhu Paathapadi S. C. Krishnan
Ulagatthu Naauagiye Engal Mutthu Mariyammaa
1955 Mangaiyar Thilakam Tamil Purindhu Kollavillai Innum S. Dakshinamurthi S. C. Krishnan
1955 Nalla Thangai Tamil Maappillai Makku Maappillai G. Ramanathan P. Leela
1955 Nalla Thangal Tamil Komala Sezhunthaamarai Ezhil Meviye G. Ramanathan P. Leela, A. P. Komala, T. V. Rathinam & Udutha Sarojini
1955 Ulagam Palavitham Tamil Ulagam Palavitham Ayya N. S. Balakrishnan P. Leela & K. Rani
1956 Ellam Inba Mayam Tamil Vande Nee Vaa Vaa Ghantasala
1956 Kannin Manigal Tamil Edhukkum Rendu Thevai S. V. Venkatraman Udutha Sarojini
1956 Moondru Pengal Tamil Saalaiyile Rendu Maram K. V. Mahadevan
1956 Naane Raja Tamil O Amma Josiyam...Elelangadi T. R. Ramanathan
1956 Rambaiyin Kaadhal Tamil Kattivellam Neeye Katterumbu Naane T. R. Pappa K. H. Reddy
1956 Rangoon Radha Tamil Naatukkoru Veeran T. R. Pappa Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1956 Sadhaaram Tamil Enggum Oli Veesudhe Ennai Thedi G. Ramanathan P. Bhanumathi & A. P. Komala
Annaiye Kaaliyamma Eeswari T. M. Soundararajan, V. T. Rajagopalan & A. P. Komala
1956 Thaaikkuppin Thaaram Tamil Vittadhadi Aasai.... Eravittu Eni Edukkum K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
Thandhaavaram Thandhaaluvaan Thiruchendhooril S. C. Krishnan
1957 Aaravalli Tamil Idhu Sengkamma Adhu Angkamma G. Ramanathan Seerkazhi Govindarajan & Thiruchi Loganathan
Kummaalam Pottadhellaam Adangiyadhaa T. V. Rathnam
1957 Kadan Vaangi Kalyaanam Tamil Kaasikku Ponene Raamaahari S. Rajeswara Rao S. C. Krishnan
Akkaa Magale….Thootthukkudi Saatthukkudi S. C. Krishnan
1957 Karpukkarasi Tamil Nal Vaakku Nee Kodadi G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan
Ellai Meerudhe Manam Thulli Odudhe A. P. Komala & K. Jamuna Rani
1957 Mahadhevi Tamil Un Thirumugathey Oru Mugamaa Thiruppu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy J. P. Chandrababu
Thanthana Taalam Poduvom J. P. Chandrababu
1957 Makkalai Petra Magarasi Tamil Adi Thaaraapuram Thaamburam K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
O Malliyakkaa O Rojaakkaa Jikki & K. Jamuna Rani
Senthazham Poovai Poi K. Jamuna Rani
1957 Manamagan Thevai Tamil Pottaane Oru Podudhaan G. Ramanathan K. Jamuna Rani & A. P. Komala
1957 Mudhalali Tamil Enga Mudhalali Thanga K. V. Mahadevan V. N. Sundaram, S. V. Ponnusamy & G. Kasthoori
Chikkanama Vaazhanum G. Kasthoori
1957 Pudhumai Pithan Tamil Aiyya Yaarukku Venum Indha G. Ramanathan
Maamannar Andha
1957 Rani Lalithangi Tamil Aadunga Paadunga Odureenga G. Ramanathan P. Leela
Bajanaikku Naazhigai V. T. Rajagopalan
1957 Thangamalai Ragasiyam Tamil Kaattu Raajaa Aiyaa Kaattu Raajaa T. G. Lingappa K. Rani
Varavenum Varavenum A. P. Komala & K. Rani
1958 Annaiyin Aanai Tamil Enna Saami Edhukku Summa Paarkire S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Seergazhi Govindarajan & S. C. Krishnan
Thandhaana Thaana Thaanaa.... Senthaazham Poo Jikki
1958 Boologa Rambai Tamil Vanna Mayil Vel Murugan C. N. Pandurangan K. Rani
Om Endra Pranavatthin…. Kalli Malai
Kurinji Nilam
Thiruchi Loganathan, Jikki & S. C. Krishnan
1958 Bhooloka Rambha Telugu Loyalalo Mayakuni Koyakulam Maadi Koyalamma Maa Guruvu C. N. Pandurangan K. Rani
Dandakaavani Seethayu M. Sathyam, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao & K. Rani
1958 Kaathavaraayan Tamil Kumkaara Kuppanna G. Ramanathan S. C. Krishnan, K. Jamuna Rani, K. Rani & Sundaramma
Sangili Jingili.... Vaarandi Vaaraandi Kutticchaatthaan J. P. Chandrababu, S. C. Krishnan & T. M. Soundararajan
Vetrriye Arul Amma A. P. Komala, K. Jamuna Rani, K. Rani & Sundaramma
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham Tamil Manmadhanai Sivaperuman T. G. Lingappa Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1958 Karthavarayuni Katha Telugu Poosey Malli Remma G. Ramanathan & G. Ashwathama A. P. Komala, K. Rani & Sundaramma
Meesala Rosayyo Madhavapeddi Satyam
1958 Kudumba Gouravam Tamil Verum Vesham Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy A. P. Komala
Kaatthirukkom A. P. Komala
Chinaa Jappaan Rangoon A. P. Komala
1958 Mangalya Bhagyam Tamil Anusooya Kadhaakaalatchebam G. Ramanathan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, M. L. Vasanthakumari, A. P. Komala & K. Jamuna Rani
Paadu Pattaale Machaan A. P. Komala & K. Jamuna Rani
Ondre Maandhar Kulam Seerkazhi Govindarajan & K. Jamuna Rani
Imaya Malaiyai Idadhu Kaiyaal K. Jamuna Rani
1958 Maya Manithan Tamil Pokku Kaatti Poravale Ponnaammaa G. Govindarajulu Naidu A. L. Raghavan
1958 Neelamalai Thirudan Tamil Vetthala Paakku Sunnaambu Patthiri Elam Kiraambu K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
Onnukku Rendaachu Ubatthiravatthukku S. C. Krishnan
1958 Neelavukku Neranja Manasu Tamil Singaara Sangeethame K. V. Mahadevan Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi & Jikki
1958 Petra Maganai Vitra Annai Tamil Dhil Rapsaa Panraango Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy S. C. Krishnan
1958 Sampoorna Ramayanam Tamil Sree Ramachandiran Magudabishega Thirukkolam Kaanbathatkey K. V. Mahadevan A. P. Komala, K. Rani & Udutha Sarojini
Mannellaam Ponnaagum Raaman Varavaaley A. P. Komala, S. C. Krishnan, K. Rani, Udutha Sarojini & M. S. Padma
1958 Sarangadhara Tamil Etti Etti Paarkudhadi Thoppile G. Ramanathan
1958 Thirudargal Jakkirathai Tamil Jakkammaa Devi Sokkammaa K. V. Mahadevan
1958 Thirumanam Tamil Vai Raajaa Vai S. M. Subbaiah Naidu & T. G. Lingappa Seerkazhi Govindarajan
1959 Abalai Anjugam Tamil Adichadhu Paar Onnaam Nambar K. V. Mahadevan A. L. Raghavan
1959 Arumai Magal Abirami Tamil Joraana Kattalagu Ponne V. Dakshinamoorthy K. Rani
Paaru Paaru Paaru Sirippaaru K. Rani
1959 Engal Kuladevi Tamil Paalum Pazhamirukka Pakkatthile Naanirukka K. V. Mahadevan
Chittang Chittang Kuruvi
1959 Kalaivaanan Tamil Eppo Varuvaaro Solladi Pendyala Nageswara Rao
1959 Kalyanikku Kalyanam Tamil Nee Anji Nadungathaedoi G. Ramanathan A. P. Komala
Thai Porandhaa Vazhi Porakkum T. M. Soundararajan, V. R. Rajagopalan, P. Leela, A. P. Komala, K. Jamuna Rani & Kamala
1959 Manaiviye Manithanin Manickam Tamil Kaathiruppom Kai Pidippom Kanne S. Hanumantha Rao Thiruchi Loganathan
1959 Minnal Veeran Tamil Valaiyai Veesum C. Thangkappan
1959 Pandithevan Tamil Kal Udaithu Malai Pilandhu C. N. Pandurangan & Meenakshi Subramanyam P. B. Sreenivas, T. V. Rathnam, S. V. Ramanan & Gomathi
1959 President Panchatcharam Tamil Chinna Ponnu Sirikudhu G. Ramanathan A. P. Komala
1959 Sumangali Tamil Akkaa Magale Chutti Ponne M. Ranga Rao S. C. Krishnan
1959 Thanga Padhumai Tamil Poomalai Pottu Pona Maamaa Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy S. C. Krishnan
1959 Uzhavukkum Thozhilukkum Vandhanai Seivom Tamil Kobikkiraappula Kobichukkaadhe Kannu K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
1959 Vannakili Tamil Saathukkudi Chaaru Thaana Paartthu Kudi K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman Tamil Aathukkulle Ootthu Vetti G. Ramanathan K. Jamuna Rani, V. T. Rajagopalan & Thiruchi Loganathan
Pogaadhe Pogaadhe En Kanavaa
1960 Chavukkadi Chandrakantha Tamil Aadchiyum Soozhchchiyum Sernthaal G. Ramanathan P. Leela
1960 Irumanam Kalanthal Thirumanam Tamil Pattu Seylai Vaangi Thaaren S. Dakshinamurthi S. C. Krishnan
1960 Kadavulin Kuzhandhai Tamil Palign Chadukudu G. Ramanathan K. Jamuna Rani
1960 Kuravanji Tamil Sengkayal Vandu Kalin Kalin Endru T. R. Pappa C. S. Jayaraman, P. Leela & A. P. Komala
1960 Sivagami Tamil Kottum Sootrtum Maatikkittu K. V. Mahadevan S. C. Krishnan
1960 Thozhan Tamil Arasala Pirantha Magarasi G. Ramanathan
1961 Jagathalaprathapan Tamil Koonthal Mel Poovethamme Pendyala Nageswara Rao A. L. Raghavan
1961 Kumara Raja Tamil Angadikadai Veedhiyile T. R. Pappa Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1961 Mamiyarum Oru Veetu Marumagale Tamil Vetti Vambu Engalukkul Pendyala Nageswara Rao S. C. Krishnan
1961 Marutha Nattu Veeran Tamil Seikathoru Santhegam Kelu Kanmani S. V. Venkatraman A. L. Raghavan
1961 Thirudadhe Tamil Achchaa Baaguthachchaa S. M. Subbaiah Naidu S. C. Krishnan
Andhisaayum Neratthile A. L. Raghavan
1962 Indira En Selvam Tamil Kaadhalukku Kaaleju Enge Irukku C. N. Pandurangan & H. R. Padmanabha Sastri S. C. Krishnan
1963 Kalai Arasi Tamil Kettaalum Kettadhu Ippadi Kettidak Koodaadhu K. V. Mahadevan
1963 Konjum Kumari Tamil Thoppule Oru Naal Siritthaayadi Vedha Thiruchi Loganathan
1963 Kubera Theevu Tamil Kankanda Selvam Inge Paaru C. N. Pandurangan
1963 Naan Vanangum Dheivam Tamil Veenaana Jaalangal Nee Seivathenadi K. V. Mahadevan K. Jamuna Rani & L. R. Eswari
1964 Chithraangi Tamil Oyyaari Baamaa Unakkaaga Vaamaa Vedha S. V. Ponnusamy
Unakku Onnu Enakku Onnu Irukkudhu Manasu Thiruchi Loganathan

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