Shanmugasundaram

Shanmugasundaram was an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil films. He began his career as an actor by starring in Ratha Thilagam (1963) and Karnan (1964), and continued his career for seven decades.[2] He has acted over 500 Films in Tamil cinema industry.[3]He died on 15 August 2017.[4][5]

Shanmugasundaram
Born3 August, 1939
Died15 August 2017(2017-08-15) (aged 78) [1]
Chennai, india
OccupationFilm actor, Television actor, Voice actor, Stage actor
Years active1963–2017
Spouse(s)Sundari
Parent(s)Father : Konjithapatham Mother : Ramamirtham Ammal
FamilyChandrakantha (Elder Sister)

CareerEdit

Shanmugasundaram was born in Chennai to a family of businesspeople. When he was studying in college, he had accompanied one of his actor friends to a drama performance, and as one of the junior artists did not perform well, he was brought in spontaneously. To the surprise of many, he had done that role with efficiency, which earned him appreciation spontaneously. He then moved on to work in Tamil theatre, notably appearing as Adolf Hitler in a play also featuring Kannadasan. Sivaji Ganesan was impressed by his performances and recruited him to make film acting debut with Ratha Thilagam (1963), where he portrayed a Chinese army major. He next went on to play the mythological character of Salliya Chakravarthy in B. R. Panthulu's critically acclaimed Karnan (1964),[6] a crippled man in K. S. Gopalakrishnan's Vazhaiyadi Vazhai and a prince in Dasavatharam (1976).[7]

Shanmugasundaram’s role in the 1989 Tamil film, Karagattakaran directed by Gangai Amaran, won him critical acclaim and prompted several film makers to offer him roles as a village chieftain and the scene where he pleads innocence to his sister (Gandhimathi) made him popular among mimicry artists. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he moved on to feature in television serials, and collaborated with Raadhika in series such as Annamalai, Selvi and its sequel, Arasi. In the 2010s, he has regularly featured in films directed by Gangai Amaran's son, Venkat Prabhu.

DeathEdit

Shanmugasundaram died on August 15, 2017 due to age related ailments.[8] on his age at 78.[9]

FilmographyEdit

This is a partial filmography. You can expand it.

1960sEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1963 Ratha Thilagam Chinese Military Officer Debut movie
1964 Karuppu Panam
1964 Karnan Salliyan
1968 Lakshmi Kalyanam

1970sEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1970 Kalam Vellum
1971 Aathi Parasakthi
1972 Shakthi Leelai
1972 Mappillai Azhaippu
1972 Vazhaiyadi Vazhai
1972 Velli Vizha
1972 Kurathi Magan
1973 Baghdad Perazhagi
1973 Nathaiyil Muthu
1974 Avalukku Nigar Avale
1975 Idhayakkani
1975 Pattampoochi
1976 Uzhaikkum Karangal
1976 Dasavatharam
1977 Unnai Suttrum Ulagam
1977 Thaliya Salangaiya
1978 Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan

1980sEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Ellam Un Kairasi
1982 Deviyin Thiruvilayadal
1984 Pozhuthu Vidinchachu
1984 Vellai Pura Ondru
1985 Padikatha Pannaiyar
1985 Navagraha Nayagi
1988 Shenbagamae Shenbagamae
1989 Annanukku Jai
1989 Karagattakaran
1989 Meenakshi Thiruvilayadal

1990sEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Mounam Sammadham
1990 Kizhakku Vasal
1991 Thangamana Thangachi
1991 Kaaval Nilayam
1991 Naan Pogum Paadhai
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan
1992 Singaravelan
1992 Villu Pattukaran
1992 Pangali
1993 Koyil Kaalai
1993 Manikuyil
1993 Udan Pirappu
1993 Thiruda Thiruda
1993 Aadhityan
1994 Subramaniya Swamy
1994 En Rajangam
1994 En Rajangam
1994 Sevatha Ponnu
1994 Sevatha Ponnu
1994 Manju Virattu
1995 En Pondatti Nallava
1996 Nattupura Pattu
1996 Vetri Vinayagar
1996 Senthamizh Selvan
1996 Vaikarai Pookal
1996 Namma Ooru Raasa
1996 Take It Easy Urvashi
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
1997 Pongalo Pongal
1998 Maru Malarchi
1999 Unnai Thedi
1999 Nee Varuvai Ena
1999 Ethirum Pudhirum
1999 Jayam

2000sEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2000 En Sakhiye
2001 Ninaikkatha Naalillai
2001 Shahjahan
2001 Ponnana Neram
2006 Chennai 600028
2007 Niram
2007 Vasantham Vanthachu
2007 Achacho
2008 Saroja

2010sEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Mandabam
2010 Goa
2010 Pugaippadam
2010 Thamizh Padam
2011 Mankatha Suchitra's Father
2012 Nanban Education minister
2012 Kalakalappu
2013 Onbadhule Guru Chinna Gounder
2013 Biriyani Sugan's Father
2015 Massu Engira Masilamani Ghost
2015 Trisha Illana Nayanthara
2016 Jackson Durai
2016 Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru
2016 Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Sports minister
2016 Achamindri
2017 Veruli
2017 Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Last movie
2018 Bodha Father-in-law Posthumous release

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Artist
1984 Kai Kodukkum Kai For Ranganath
1985 Naan Sigappu Manithan For Banerjee

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reporter, Staff (16 August 2017). "Actor Shanmugasundaram passes away at 79". Retrieved 16 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  2. ^ "RIP Shanmugasundaram: An actor who became a cult favourite - Times of India". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "500 படங்களுக்கு மேல் நடித்த நடிகர் சண்முக சுந்தரம் மரணம்; உடல் தகனம் இன்று நடக்கிறது". Dailythnathi.com. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ PuthuYugamTV (3 June 2014). "Kelvi Paathi Kindal Paathi - Actor Shanmugasundaram". Retrieved 16 April 2018 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Veteran Tamil actor Shanmugasundaram passes away, celebrities, fans express condolences". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (15 March 2012). "Karnan rules". Retrieved 16 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Tamil Supporting Actor Shanmuga Sundaram - Nettv4u". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Veteran actor Shanmugasundaram passed away". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ "'Bowlinga, fieldinga?': Veteran Kollywood actor Shanmugasundaram is no more". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

External linksEdit