Pala Thankam

Pala Thankam (1941 – 10 January 2021) was an Indian actress in Malayalam movies.[1] She was one of the prominent supporting actresses, singers and dubbing artists in the late 1960s and 1970s in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She acted in more than 100 movies and dubbed for almost 500 films.[2]

Pala Thankam
Born1941
Died (aged 79)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1969–1981
Spouse(s)Sreedharan Thampi
ChildrenSomasekharan Thampi, Bahuleyan Thampi, Ambili

BiographyEdit

She was born as Thankam at Pala, Kottayam. She was a theater artist before becoming a cine artist. She worked at many drama troupes like KPAC, Vishwakerala kala Samithi, Jyothi Theaters etc. She debuted with the movie Rebecca in 1963 as Sathyan's mother. She made her dubbing debut in 1971 movie, Bobanum Moliyum for the character Boban. She was a sought out dubbing artist during the 1970s who has dubbed for more than 1000 characters and acted in more than 300 movies. She has dubbed for 5 characters in a single movie.

Personal lifeEdit

Her husband Sreedharan Thampi, was a police officer, who died in an accident. The couple have three children: Somasekharan Thampi, Bahuleyan Thampi, Ambili. Her daughter Ambili was also a dubbing artist in Malayalam movies.[3][4] She was deserted by her children and stayed at an aged care facility, Gandhibhavan, Kollam.[5]

Partial filmographyEdit

DubbingEdit

  • Seetha (1960) for Kushalakumari
  • Siksha (1971) for Sadhana
  • Bobanum Moliyum (film) for Master Sekhar
  • Lisa (1978) for Bhavani
  • Aarohanam (1980)
  • Oru Madapravinte Katha (1983)
  • Krishna Guruvaayoorappa (1984) for Shalini (Baby Shalini)
  • Itha Innu Muthal (1984)
  • Eeran Sandhya (1985)
  • Mounanombaram (1985)
  • Archana Aradhana (1985)
  • Puzhayozhukum Vazhi (1985)
  • Katturumbinu Kathukuthu (1986)
  • Kaveri (1986)
  • Akalangalil (1986)
  • Janmandharam (1988)
  • Thoranam (1988)
  • Bheekaran (1988)
  • Rugmini (1989)
  • Naale Ennonnundenkil (1990)
  • Kadalorakkattu (1991)
  • Chenkol (1993)
  • Bhoomigeetham (1993)

TV SerialEdit

  • Innaleyude Aalkkar {Doordarshan}

DramasEdit

  • Moulikavakasham
  • Ningalenne Communistakki
  • Surveykkallu
  • Mooladhanam

As a SingerEdit

  • Kedavilakku

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Malayalam movie photos, Malayalam cinema gallery, Malayalam cinema actress, Malayalam cinema photos, New Malayalam cinema". malayalamcinema.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "AMMA to form cricket team". The Hindu. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Innalathe Tharam – Pala Thankam". amritatv.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Innalathe Tharam part 2 – Pala Thankam". amritatv.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ http://www.marunadanmalayali.com/news/special-report/story-of-pala-thankom-16231

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