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 Ammasamudram 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. He is survived by his son Madhivanan, and daughter Kalaiselvi.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Director Notes Ref.
1935 Menaka P. K. Rajasandow [4]
1941 Gumasthavin Penn V. P. Var N. Rao [1]
1944 Poompaavai Thirugnana Sambandhar Balaji Singh [5]
1947 Deiva Neethi Hunter M. L. Tandon
Jiten Banerjee
[6]
1948 Kangkanam S. K. Vasagan [2]
1948 Bilhana Bilhana B. N. Rao [7]
1949 Krishna Bhakthi Krishna R. S. Mani [8]
1949 Velaikkaari Anandan A. S. A. Sami [9]
1950 Vijayakumari Vijayan A. S. A. Sami [10]
1951 Or Iravu P. Neelakantan [11]
1952 Kanchana S. M. Sriramulu Naidu [12]
1953 Sorgavasal Madivanna A. Kasilingam [13]
1954 Thuli Visham A. S. A. Sami [14]
1954 Sugam Enge K. Ramnoth [15]
1955 Menaka V. C. Subburaman [4]
1955 Needhipathi A. S. A. Sami [15]
1955 Chella Pillai Mani M. V. Raman [16]
1956 Sadhaaram V. C. Subburaman [15]
1958 Avan Amaran Arul S. Balachander [17]
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham T. R. Raghunath [18]
1962 Ethaiyum Thangum Ithaiyam P. Neelakantan [19]
1962 Senthamarai Lawyer A. Bhimsingh [20]
1966 Nadodi Neurologist B. R. Panthulu [21]
1967 Arasa Kattalai M. G. Chakrapani [22]
1969 Nam Naadu Jambulingam [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Raman, Mohan V. (20 September 2014). "The man who started the trend". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "அண்ணாவின் செல்லப்பிள்ளைக்கு 100 வயது!- கே.ஆர். ராமசாமி நினைவலைகள்" [Anna's dear protégé is 100!- Memories of K. R. Ramasamy]. The Hindu (Tamil). 31 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b Majordasan. "Potpourri of titbits about cinema - R. K. Ramasamy [sic]". Kalyanamalai Magazine. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b Guy, Randor (4 September 2011). "Menaka 1955". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ Guy, Randor (16 August 2014). "Poompaavai 1944". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  6. ^ Guy, Randor (11 December 2010). "Deiva Neethi 1947". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ Guy, Randor (29 June 2013). "Bilhana (1948)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ Guy, Randor (15 February 2008). "Krishna Bhakthi 1948". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 December 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  9. ^ Rajadhyaksha & Willemen 1998, p. 316.
  10. ^ Guy, Randor (5 November 2009). "Blast from the past: Vijayakumari (1950)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  11. ^ Guy, Randor (23 October 2010). "Blast from the past: Ore Iravu (1951)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  12. ^ Guy, Randor (19 August 2010). "Kanchana 1952". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 January 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  13. ^ Rajadhyaksha & Willemen 1998, p. 338.
  14. ^ "Thuli Visham (1954)". The Hindu. 18 December 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  15. ^ a b c Tamiḻppittaṉ (1980). Pattuk kuyil Kannatacan. Vanati Patippakam. p. 57.
  16. ^ Guy, Randor (24 September 2009). "Blast from the past". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 December 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  17. ^ Rajadhyaksha & Willemen 1998, p. 353.
  18. ^ Film News Anandan (2004). Saadhanaigal Padaitha thamizh thiraipada varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Sivagami Publications. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017.
  19. ^ Ethaiyum Thangum Ithayam Song Book. Perina Printers, 77 General Patters Road, Madras.
  20. ^ Guy, Randor (25 May 2017). "Senthamarai (1962)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  21. ^ Guy, Randor (13 February 2016). "Naadodi (1966)tamil". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  22. ^ Guy, Randor (23 April 2016). "Arasa Kattalai (1967)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  23. ^ Rajadhyaksha & Willemen 1998, p. 400.

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