K. R. Ramasamy (actor)

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Kumbakonam Ramabadra Ramasamy (14 April 1914 – 5 August 1971), also known by his initials KRR, was an Indian actor and singer who worked mainly in Tamil theatre and cinema. He was born in Kumbakonam and was active during the early days of Tamil cinema. He was also the first actor who also dwelled into politics mainly with Dravidar Kazhagam and later with DMK, thus setting a trend for many other to follow.[1]

K. R. Ramasamy
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Born
Kumbakonam Ramabadra Ramasamy

(1914-04-14)14 April 1914
Ammasamudram
Died5 August 1971(1971-08-05) (aged 57)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, singer
Spouse(s)Kalyani
Children2

Ramasamy's notable films include Velaikkaari, Gumasthavin Penn and Poompaavai. KRR acted in numerous stage plays and around 25 films in Tamil. He was also instrumental in funding DMK in its early days and later became a Member of the Legislative Council of the party in 1960.

Early lifeEdit

K. R. Ramasamy was born on 14 April 1914,[2] as the third child of Ramabadra Chettiar and Kuppammal at Ammachatiram near Kumbakonam. He ceased formal education after the fourth grade due to lack of interest, and started taking formal musical training from the Carnatic musician Kumbakonam Rajamanickam Pillai.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Ramasamy married Kalyani, his co-star in various plays.[3] Ramasamy died of cancer on 5 August 1971. Ramasamy and Kalyani had 5 children Anand, Elangovan, Madhivanan, Sampath and Kalaiselvi.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Ref.
1935 Menaka [4]
1941 Gumasthavin Penn V. P. Var [1]
1944 Poompavai Thirugnana Sambandhar [5]
1947 Deiva Neethi Hunter [6]
1948 Kangkanam [2]
1948 Bilhana Bilhana [7]
1949 Krishna Bhakthi Krishna [8]
1949 Velaikkaari Anandan [9]
1950 Vijayakumari Vijayan [10]
1951 Or Iravu [11]
1952 Kanchana [12]
1954 Sorgavasal Madivanna [13]
1954 Thuli Visham [14]
1954 Sugam Enge [15]
1955 Menaka [4]
1955 Needhipathi Manickkam [15]
1955 Chella Pillai Mani [16]
1956 Sadhaaram [15]
1958 Avan Amaran Arul [17]
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham [18]
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam [19]
1962 Senthamarai Lawyer [20]
1966 Nadodi Neurologist [21]
1967 Arasa Kattalai [22]
1969 Nam Naadu [23]

DiscographyEdit

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer
1944 Poompavai Tamil Thodudaiya Seviyan Addepalli Rama Rao
Om Namasivayam Enave
Om Namasivaya Enum Namam
Mandhiram Aavadhu Neeru
Sivamadhe Mudhan Maiyana Deivam
Mattitta Punnaiyanganan
Sivasiva Siva Sankarane U. R. Jeevarathnam
1947 Deivaneethi Tamil Nirabaraathi Naane Nijamidhu Thaane M. S. Gnanmani
1948 Kangkanam Tamil H. R. Padmanabha Sastry
1948 Bilhana Tamil Papanasam Sivan
1949 Krishna Bakthi Tamil Pennulagilae S. V. Venkatraman, G. Ramanathan
& Kunnakudi Venkatarama Iyer
1949 Velaikari Tamil Innamum Paaraamugam Enamma C. R. Subburaman
Eppadi Vaazhven Ini
Neethan Allaamal Thunai Yaar
1950 Vijayakumari Tamil C. R. Subburaman
1951 Or Iravu Tamil Kottu Murase R. Sudarsanam M. S. Rajeswari & V. J. Varma
Enna Ulagamada
Paadi Thiriyum
1952 Kanchana Tamil Ullam Kavarndha En S. M. Subbaiah Naidu P. A. Periyanayaki
1954 Sorgavasal Tamil Nilave Nilave Aada Vaa Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Nilave Nilave Aada Vaa (pathos)
Kannithamizh Saalaiyoram Solaiyile
Aanandam Paarai Kanne
Samarasa Nilai Arul Sannidhaanam
Engum Niraivaana Jothiye
Raajaa Magal Raani
Engum Inbame Ulagengum Inbame
Maavodu Thazhuvum Malarkkodi Pole P. Leela
Enge Sorgam Enge Sorgam
Veeram Serindha Mugam T. V. Rathnam
Engum Niraivaana Jothiye
Maasillaatha Maamani Manonmani M. S. Rajeswari
Aagum Neriyedhu Nagore E. M. Hanifa
1954 Thuli Visham Tamil Samadhithaal Endrum K. N. Dandayudhapani Pillai Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
Vaazhvadhakendre Pirandhom Naam
Vinnile Thavazhum Madhi
1954 Sugam Enge Tamil Senthamizh Naattu Solaiyile Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy Jikki
Onnaa Renda Edhu
Kannai Kavarum Azhagu Valai A. P. Komala
Kannnil Thondrum Kaatchi Yaavum Jikki
Sugam Enge Sugam Enge
Senthamizh Naattu Solaiyile Jikki
1955 Menaka Tamil Karpanai Ulagile Soppanam C. N. Pandurangan & Vedha
Azhagin Dheivam Arivin Sigaram Seerkazhi Govindarajan
Manam Pola Ini Vaazhalaam Radha Jayalakshmi
Sugamaana Isaiyaagum Vaazhve Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi
1955 Needhipathi Tamil Parakkudhu Paar Pori Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy A. P. Komala
Uruvam Kandu En Manasu T. M. Soundararajan
Jilu Jilunnu Jolikkum Mittaai
Varuvaar Varuvaarendru T. R. Gajalakshmi & S. J. Kantha
1955 Chella Pillai Tamil Inbame Neethaan Endhan R. Sudarsanam
Kaniyum Suvaiyum Servadhupole
1956 Sadhaaram Tamil Nal Vaaku Nee Kodadi G. Ramanathan
Rajaathi Kanee Rajaathi
Villaadhi Villanadaa.... Thullaattam Pottadhellaam
1958 Avan Amaran Tamil Van Pasiyaale Thudikkiraar Inge T. M. Ibrahim
Ezhaiyai Kozhai Endru Ninaikkudhu
Kanavo Sol Kaadhal Jikki
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham Tamil Pallam Medulla Paadhaiyile T. G. Lingappa
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam Tamil Ullam Thedadhe Endru Solludhe T. R. Pappa S. Janaki
Kannum Kannum Kalandhadhanaal S. Janaki
1962 Senthamarai Tamil Paada Maatten Naan Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy

ReferencesEdit

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