Gowtham Sundararajan is an Indian actor and choreographer who has worked on Tamil-language films and in television dramas.
|Other names||Raja, Major Gowtham|
Gowtham Sundararajan was born to Tamil actor Major Sundarrajan and Shyamala in Madras, Tamil Nadu. He studied at Vivekananda College and graduated in 1989, before attempting to make a breakthrough in the film industry by appearing in item numbers, featuring in various projects including K. Balachander's Azhagan (1990). He married Kokila Hariram in September 1996. In 1998, along with his wife, he founded the Academy of Modern Dance, Chennai's first formal Western dance school. The pair also worked on choreographing for films, with their biggest venture being their first film, the Kamal Haasan-starrer Aalavandhan (2001). They continued to work on other film projects including the incomplete R. Madhavan-Jyothika starrer Acham Thavir, which they travelled to Syria to shoot.
Gowtham then began a career in acting, notably starring as one of Tamizhselvan's aides in Mani Ratnam's Iruvar (1997). As an actor, he mostly appeared in the films of Sundar C. and Arjun Sarja. His inability to make it as a leading actor in films, saw him also pursue a career in television while appearing in supporting roles in films. He turned producer alongside Sundar C for the film, Ainthaam Padai (2009).
In 2016, his first directorial project, Kannula Kaasa Kattappa starring Aravind Akash, Ashwathy Warrier and Chandini Tamilarasan, was released.
|1987||Kathai Kathaiyam Kaaranamam||Dancer in "Kathai Kathayam" song|
|1991||Azhagan||Theatre artiste||Dancer in "Kozhi Koovum" song|
|1994||Thai Maaman||Folk dancer||Dancer in "Enge Kula Saamy" song|
|2016||Kannula Kaasa Kattappa|
|2018||Chekka Chivantha Vaanam||Assistant Commissioner|
|2019||Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven||Prakash's brother|
|2020||Ponmagal Vandhal||Police officer||Cameo appearance in song "Pookalin Parvai"|
- Kannula Kaasa Kattappa (2016)
|1999–2000||Marmadesam - Iyanthira Paravai||Valarinathan||Sun TV|
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