Theni Kunjarammal was an Indian actress and playback singer who has worked in the Tamil film industry. As a playback singer, she has worked extensively with A. R. Rahman during the late 1990s and early 2000s for folk songs, while also regularly collaborating with Harris Jayaraj.
|Born||Theni, Tamil Nadu, India|
As an actress, Kunjarammal is best known for her roles as an old woman in a rural village, and made a breakthrough with her performance in Karuththamma (1994) as a woman who feeds infanticide to baby girls. She later reprised the role in Vivek's comedy track in Kadhal Sadugudu (2003).
Theni Kunjarammal has also worked a singer in films and has regularly collaborated with A. R. Rahman on folk songs. The duo first worked together on "Pettai Rap" from Kaadhalan (1994), and have since continued to work on albums including Muthu (1995), Taj Mahal (1999) and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006). She has also worked for other composers including Ilaiyaraaja in Virumaandi (2004) and Harris Jayaraj in Arul (2004).
In June 2006, Kunjarammal joined the political party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in the presence of its general secretary Jayalalithaa. Upon her acceptance into the party, Kunjarammal performed a song for Jayalalithaa on stage.
- Vedham Pudhithu (1987)
- Pudhea Paadhai (1989)
- Maruthu Pandi (1990)
- Archana IAS (1991)
- Amma Ponnu (1993)
- Karuththamma (1994)
- Thaai Manasu (1994)
- Naan Petha Magane (1995)
- Mannukku Mariyadhai (1995)
- Bharathi Kannamma (1997)
- Gopura Deepam (1997)
- Rathna (1998)
- Kizhakkum Merkkum (1998)
- Taj Mahal (1999)
- Kushi (2000)
- Budget Padmanabhan (2000)
- Kadhal Sadugudu (2003)
- Whistle (2003)
- Jore (2004)
- Virumaandi (2004)
- Devathaiyai Kanden (2005)
- Thirupaachi (2005)
- Sivakasi (2005)
- Thamizh Padam (2010)
|Year||Song title||Film||Music Director||Co-Singer||Notes|
|1994||"Pettai Rap"||Kaadhalan||A. R. Rahman||Suresh Peters & Shahul Hameed|
|1994||"Araro Ariraro"||Karuththamma||A. R. Rahman||T. K. Kala & Deepan Chakravarthy|
|1995||"Kokku Saiva Kokku"||Muthu||A. R. Rahman||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Febi Mani, Ganga Sitharasu & A. R. Rahman|
|1999||"Adi Manjakelange"||Taj Mahal||A. R. Rahman||Ganga Sitharasu, Febi Mani & Kanchana|
|1999||"Kizhakke Nandavanam"||Taj Mahal||A. R. Rahman||Ganga Sitharasu, Febi Mani & Kanchana|
|2004||"Maada Vilakkae"||Virumaandi||Ilaiyaraaja||Kamal Hassan|
|2004||"Magarasiyae Manna Vitu Poniyae"||Virumaandi||Ilaiyaraaja|
|2004||"Ukkadathu"||Arul||Harris Jayaraj||Tippu & L. R. Easwari|
|2006||"Kummi Adi"||Sillunu Oru Kaadhal||A. R. Rahman||Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram, Swarnalatha, Naresh Iyer & Vignesh|
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