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Kovai Sarala
Born (1962-04-07) 7 April 1962 (age 56)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Sarala
Occupation Comedian, actress, television presenter

Kovai Sarala is an Indian film actress and comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Sarala has appeared in over 750 films.[1] She has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian three times, for her performances in Sathi Leelavathi (1995), Poovellam Un Vasam (2001) and Uliyin Osai (2008).[2] She has also won the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian for her performance in Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003)[3] and the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for her performance in Muni 2: Kanchana (2011).[4]

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Early and present lifeEdit

Kovai Sarala was born in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.[1][5] Sarala had developed interest in acting, after watching MGR's films. She completed her studies and entered the film industry with the support of her sister and father.[1]

She got her first film offer when she was in the 9th standard and acted with Vijayakumar and K. R. Vijaya in the film Velli Ratham.[6] She was in Class 10, when she played a 32-year-old pregnant woman Mundhanai Mudichu, her second film.[7] Two years later she acted in Chinna Veedu, where she played the role of the 65-year-old mother of Bhagyaraj's character.[7] She has appeared in more than 250 films in Tamil and Telugu.[7] She has mentioned the films Sathi Leelavathi, Viralukketha Veekkam, Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana, Karagattakaran and Viswanathan Ramamoorthy as her personal favourites.[6]

She has also worked in television series and television shows. She worked as a regular guest judge on Asathapovathu Yaaru[8] and has hosted the reality show Paasa Paravaigal.[7] In 2013, she was the judge on the Tamil comedy show Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi that airs on Vijay TV.[9] Now she is regular judge on the Tamil comedy show "Varuthapadatha valibar sangam" that airs on Zee Tamil.[10] Also hosting kids game show "Chellame chellam" on Sun TV.

Personal lifeEdit

Kovai Sarala is not married. When she was asked during an interview why she has not married, she replied that it was her sheer good intention to let a man escape from her instead of sticking to her all through the life. Sarala looks after the children of her relatives, as she considers them to be her own.[11]

Partial filmographyEdit

TamilEdit

  1. Mundhanai Mudichu (1983)
  2. Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal (1984)
  3. Thambikku Endha Ooru (1984)
  4. Mannukketha Ponnu (1984)
  5. Nooravathu Naal (1984)
  6. Vaidehi Kathirunthal (1984)
  7. Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
  8. Anbin Mugavari (1985)
  9. Uyarndha Ullam (1985)
  10. Engal Kural (1985)
  11. Chinna Veedu (1985)
  12. Japanil Kalyanaraman (1985)
  13. Udaya Geetham (1985)
  14. Vasantha Raagam (1986)
  15. Lakshmi Vandhachu (1985)
  16. Ananda Aradhanai (1987)
  17. Kadhal Parisu (1987)
  18. Per Sollum Pillai (1987)
  19. Thambi Thanga Kambi (1988)
  20. Soora Samhaaram (1988)
  21. Enga Ooru Kavalkaran (1988)
  22. Moodu Manthiram (1989)
  23. Raja Chinna Roja (1989)
  24. Thangamana Purushan (1989)
  25. Solaikuyil (1989)
  26. Paandi Nattu Thangam (1989)
  27. Karagattakaran (1989)
  28. Thangamani Rengamani (1989)
  29. Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu (1989)
  30. Raaja Raajathan (1989)
  31. Dharmam Vellum (1989)
  32. Jagathalaprathapan (1990)
  33. Adhisaya Manithan (1990)
  34. En Kadhal Kanmani (1990)
  35. My Dear Marthandan (1990)
  36. Sathan Sollai Thattathe (1990)
  37. Pondatti Sonna Kaettukanum (1991)
  38. Pondatti Pondattithan (1991)
  39. Pudhiya Raagam (1991)
  40. Chithirai Pookkal (1991)
  41. Chinnavar (1992)
  42. Therku Theru Machan (1992)
  43. Pondatti Rajyam (1992)
  44. Thirumathi Palanisamy (1992)
  45. Godfather (1992)
  46. Dhuruva Natchathiram (1993)
  47. Sethupathi IPS (1994)
  48. Vaanga Partner Vaanga (1994)
  49. Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana (1994)
  50. Pathavi Pramanam (1994)
  51. Pavithra (1994)
  52. Nammavar (1994)
  53. Pavithra (1994)
  54. Sathi Leelavathi (1995)
  55. Vasantha Vaasal (1996)
  56. Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996)
  57. Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga (1997)
  58. Nattupura Nayagan (1997)
  59. Nalla Manasukkaran (1997)
  60. Udhavikku Varalaamaa (1998)
  61. Kaathala Kaathala (1998)
  62. Aval Varuvala (1998)
  63. Kanave Kalaiyadhe (1999)
  64. Anantha Poongathe (1999)
  65. Kannodu Kanbathellam (1999)
  66. Nesam Pudhusu (1999)
  67. Poovellam Kettuppar (1999)
  68. Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa (1999)
  69. Viralukketha Veekkam (1999)
  70. Minsara Kanna (1999)
  71. Paattali (1999)
  72. Pudhu Kudithanam (1999)
  73. Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela (2000)
  74. Magalirkkaga (2000)
  75. Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai (2000)
  76. Doubles (2000)
  77. Maayi (2000)
  78. Unnai Kann Theduthey (2000)
  79. Budget Padmanabhan (2000)
  80. Uyirile Kalanthathu (2000)
  81. Nageswari (2001)
  82. Krishna Krishna (2001)
  83. Mitta Miraasu (2001)
  84. Poovellam Un Vasam (2001)
  85. Piriyadha Varam Vendum (2001)
  86. En Mana Vaanil (2001)
  87. Shakalaka Baby (2001)
  88. Viswanathan Ramamoorthy (2001)
  89. Veettoda Mappillai (2001)
  90. Vadagupatti Maapillai (2001)
  91. Shahjahan (2001)
  92. Ennamma Kannu (2002)
  93. Thenkasi Pattanam (2002)
  94. En Mana Vaanil (2002)
  95. Panchathantiram (2002)
  96. Vaanam Vasappadum (2004)
  97. Vishwa Thulasi (2004)
  98. Priyasakhi (2005)
  99. Mumbai Xpress (2005)
  100. Kovai Brothers (2006)
  101. Uliyin Osai (2007)
  102. Muni (2007)
  103. Uliyin Osai (2008)
  104. Villu (2009)
  105. Muni 2: Kanchana (2011)
  106. Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam (2012)
  107. Paagan (2012)
  108. Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013)
  109. Thillu Mullu (2013)
  110. Arya Surya (2013)
  111. Ragalaipuram (2013)
  112. Chithirayil Nilachoru (2013)
  113. Malini 22 Palayamkottai (2014)
  114. Saravana Poigai (2014)
  115. Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (2014)
  116. Sigaram Thodu (2014)
  117. Aranmanai (2014)
  118. Rettai Vaalu (2014)
  119. Komban (2015)
  120. Muni 3: Ganga (2015)
  121. Adhibar (2015)
  122. Vedalam (2015)
  123. Aranmanai 2 (2016)
  124. Nayaki (2016)
  125. Thiraikku Varadha Kathai (2016)
  126. Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru (2016)
  127. Balle Vellaiyathevaa (2016)
  128. Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017)
  129. Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae (2017)
  130. Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan (2017)
  131. Sathura Adi 3500 (2017)
  132. Bayama Irukku (2017)
  133. Mersal (2017)
  134. Semma (2018)
  135. Itly (2018)
  136. Kasu Mela Kasu (2018)

TeluguEdit

  1. Pellam Chepithe Vinnali (1992)
  2. Bhairava Dweepam (1994)
  3. Aasthi Mooredu Aasha Baaredu (1995)
  4. God Father (1995)
  5. Family (1996)
  6. Pelli (1997)
  7. Rayalaseema Ramana Choudary (1999)
  8. Nuvve Kavali (2000)
  9. Kshemamga Velli Labamgarandi (2000)
  10. Tirupati Thirumala Venkatesa (2000)
  11. Mrigaraju (2001)
  12. Simharasi (2001)
  13. Hanuman Junction (2001)
  14. Malli Malli Chudali (2002)
  15. Maa Alludu Very Good (2002)
  16. Sandade Sandadi (2002)
  17. Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003)
  18. Sreramachandrulu (2003)
  19. O Chinadana (2003)
  20. Ela Cheppanu (2003)
  21. Andaru Dongale Dorikithe (2004)
  22. Naidu LLB (2005)
  23. Evadi Gola Vaadidi (2005)
  24. Pellaina Kothalo (2006)
  25. Iddaru Attala Mudulla Alludu (2006)
  26. Style (2006)
  27. Veerabhadra (2006)
  28. Raam (2006)
  29. Rajababu (2006)
  30. Aadivaram Aadavallaku Selavu (2006)
  31. Bhagyalakshmi Bumper Draw (2006)
  32. Desamuduru (2007)
  33. Maharathi (2007)
  34. Mallepuvvu (2008)
  35. Nee Sukhame Ne Koruthunna (2008)
  36. Neninthe (2008)
  37. Hero (2008)
  38. Evaraina Epudaina (2009)
  39. KSD Appalaraju (2011)
  40. Badrinath (2011)
  41. Devastanam (2012)
  42. Nuvva Nena (2012)
  43. Rebel (2012)
  44. Devudu Chesina Manashulu (2012)
  45. Sudigadu (2012)
  46. Masala (2013)
  47. Temper (2015)
  48. Nayaki (2016)

MalayalamEdit

  1. Poomarathanalil (1997)
  2. Niram (1999)
  3. Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004)
  4. Maad Dad (2012)
  5. Girls (2016)

KannadaEdit

  1. Alimayya (1993)
  2. Hendthi Helidare Kelabeku (1993)

TelevisionEdit

  1. Sundari Soundari (Sun TV)
  2. Ellame Siripputhan (Kalaignar TV)
  3. Vanthaana Thanthaana (Kalaignar TV)
  4. Sabhash Meera (Jaya TV)
  5. Sagalakala Sarala (Vijay TV)
  6. Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi (Vijay TV)
  7. Vantintlo Wonders (Gemini TV)
  8. Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (Zee Tamil)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (7 January 2012). "Comedy comes naturally". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  2. ^ "Tamil Nadu announces film awards for three years". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Telugu Cinema Etc – Nandi award winners list 2003". Idlebrain.com. 29 September 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Muni 2: Kanchana
  5. ^ http://www.cinegoer.net/telugu-cinema/interviews/interview-with-kovai-sarala-080112.html
  6. ^ a b "Acting is all that matters for this talented performer". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 19 April 2007. 
  7. ^ a b c d Rangarajan, Malathi (21 April 2012). "The Kovai chronicle". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  8. ^ "'There is a dearth for women comedians' – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Kovai Sarala's new avatar for Comedyil Kalakkuvathu Eppadi – Filmibeat. Entertainment.oneindia.in (14 July 2013). Retrieved on 2017-02-04.
  10. ^ Varuthadapatha Valibar Sangam on Zee Tamil – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (21 May 2015). Retrieved on 2017-02-04.
  11. ^ Kovai Sarala – Tamil Movie News – Kovai Sarala on her marriage – Kovai Sarala | Manorama | Karakattakaran. Behindwoods.com (28 June 2010). Retrieved on 2017-02-04.

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