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Film actress

M K Maniswami (m. ?–2011)

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Kaviyoor Renuka

Kaviyoor Ponnamma

Bindhu Maniswami

Film actress

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Gauri Damodharan, T P Damodharan

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10 September 1945 (age 75), Kaviyoor

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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.


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Life and career

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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.

Personal life

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.

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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 films
  • Second Best Actress – 1972 – Theertha Yathra
  • Second Best Actress – 1973 – Different films
  • Second Best Actress – 1994 – Thenmavin Kombathu
  • As a movie playback singer

  • 1963 - "Kaavilamme Karinkali" - Kaattumaina
  • 1968 - "Methikkalathile" - Velutha Kathreena
  • 1972 - "Ambike Jagadambike" - Theerthayaathra
  • 1973 - "Mangalaam Kaavile" - Dharmayudham
  • 1982 - "Thushaaramanikal" - Illakkangal
  • 1982 - "Palathum Paranju" - Chiriyo Chiri
  • 1999 - "Unknown" - Pallavur Devanarayanan
  • Television serials

  • Amme Mahamayee (Surya TV)
  • Thatteem Mutteem (Mazhavil Manorama) - Cameo appearance
  • Ramayanam (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Kathayile Rajakumari (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Gajarajan Guruvayoor Kesavan (Surya TV)
  • Sree Ayappanum Vavarum (Surya TV)
  • Krishnakripaasaagaram (Amrita TV)
  • Manthrakodi (Asianet)
  • Alilathali (Asianet)
  • Swantham Malootty
  • Amme Mahamaye (Surya TV)
  • Dambathya geethangal (Asianet)
  • Mandan Kunju (Doordarshan)
  • Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Darsanam - Devotional show
  • As drama actress

  • Mooladhanam
  • Janani Janmbhoomi
  • As a drama singer

  • "Vellilam Kaattilolichu Kalikkuvan"
  • "Pookkaara Pootharumo" (Doctor)
  • "Onappooviliyil" (Mooladhanam)
  • "Kaalchilambil" (Mooladhanam)
  • "Oru vazhithaarayil" (Althara)
  • "Pottichirichu"
  • "Mannil Piranna"(Althara)
  • "Mulchedikkaattil"(Althara)
  • "Vala Vala"(Althara)
  • Commercials

  • Shiva Emu Kozhikal (SEK)
  • Grandmas
  • Emmanuel Silks
  • Sreelakshmi General & Pooja Store
  • Albums

  • Ente Malayalam
  • Sreeramajapam
  • TV shows

  • Home Sweet Home
  • JB Junction
  • Comedy Super Nite
  • Comedy Super Nite 2
  • Kathayillithu Jeevitham
  • Kayyoppu
  • Ponnamma Manssu THurakkunnu
  • On Record
  • Mukhamukham
  • Badayi Bungalow
  • Thiranottam
  • Top Talk
  • Ee Vazhitharayil
  • Charithram Enniloode
  • Ammakkorumma
  • Amma Ponnamma
  • Cinemayile Amma Ponnamma
  • Mohanam 2016
  • Limelight
  • Annorikkal
  • Nere Chovve
  • Lal Salam
  • References

    Kaviyoor Ponnamma Wikipedia