| Film actress|
M K Maniswami (m. ?–2011)
| Kaviyoor Ponnamma|
| Gauri Damodharan, T P Damodharan|
K P A C Lalitha, Sukumari, Adoor Bhasi, G Devarajan, Balachandra Menon
10 September 1945 (age 75), Kaviyoor
Kaviyoor Ponnamma Wikipedia
Kaviyoor Ponnnamma is a veteran Indian film actress noted for her supporting roles in Malayalam movies. Her roles as actor Mohanlal's mother in different Malayalm movies are very popular. Her sister Kaviyoor Renuka is also an actress. Ponnamma has received Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress four times. Before entering cinema field she was a famous drama artist. She has acted in many TV serials, TV shows and commercials, and is an occasional singer in many Malayalam films.
As a five-year-old, she learned music and used to sing in stage shows. She did not see many movies. She started acting in dramas when she was 14 years old, starting off with Mooladhanam of Thoppil Bhasi. After five years, came her first movie Kudumbini, in which she did the title role of the mother of two kids.
She was born to T P Damodharan and Gauri, as eldest of seven children, on 4 January 1945 in Kaviyoor, Travancore. She has six siblings in which Kaviyoor Renuka was also an actress. Ponnamma was married to film producer Maniswami. The couple has a daughter Bindhu who is settled in the United States. Her husband Maniswami died in 2011.
The roles of Kaviyoor Ponnamma-Mohanlal duo as mother and son are very popular in Malayalam movies.
Kerala State Film Awards:Second Best Actress – 1971 – Different filmsSecond Best Actress – 1972 – Theertha YathraSecond Best Actress – 1973 – Different filmsSecond Best Actress – 1994 – Thenmavin Kombathu1963 - "Kaavilamme Karinkali" - Kaattumaina1968 - "Methikkalathile" - Velutha Kathreena1972 - "Ambike Jagadambike" - Theerthayaathra1973 - "Mangalaam Kaavile" - Dharmayudham1982 - "Thushaaramanikal" - Illakkangal1982 - "Palathum Paranju" - Chiriyo Chiri1999 - "Unknown" - Pallavur DevanarayananAmme Mahamayee (Surya TV)Thatteem Mutteem (Mazhavil Manorama) - Cameo appearanceRamayanam (Mazhavil Manorama)Kathayile Rajakumari (Mazhavil Manorama)Gajarajan Guruvayoor Kesavan (Surya TV)Sree Ayappanum Vavarum (Surya TV)Krishnakripaasaagaram (Amrita TV)Manthrakodi (Asianet)Alilathali (Asianet)Swantham MaloottyAmme Mahamaye (Surya TV)Dambathya geethangal (Asianet)Mandan Kunju (Doordarshan)Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Darsanam - Devotional showMooladhanamJanani Janmbhoomi"Vellilam Kaattilolichu Kalikkuvan""Pookkaara Pootharumo" (Doctor)"Onappooviliyil" (Mooladhanam)"Kaalchilambil" (Mooladhanam)"Oru vazhithaarayil" (Althara)"Pottichirichu""Mannil Piranna"(Althara)"Mulchedikkaattil"(Althara)"Vala Vala"(Althara)Shiva Emu Kozhikal (SEK)GrandmasEmmanuel SilksSreelakshmi General & Pooja StoreEnte MalayalamSreeramajapamHome Sweet HomeJB JunctionComedy Super NiteComedy Super Nite 2Kathayillithu JeevithamKayyoppuPonnamma Manssu THurakkunnuOn RecordMukhamukhamBadayi BungalowThiranottamTop TalkEe VazhitharayilCharithram EnniloodeAmmakkorummaAmma PonnammaCinemayile Amma PonnammaMohanam 2016LimelightAnnorikkalNere ChovveLal Salam