Name Pala Thankam
|Years active 1969–1981|
Occupation Film actor
Ex-spouse Sreedharan Thampi
|Children Ambili, Somasekharan Thampi, Bahuleyan Thampi|
Movies Ponni, Mini Mol, Chandrahaasam, Abhinayam, Thurakkatha Vathil
Similar People Kunchacko, P Bhaskaran, K S Sethumadhavan, K Raghavan, G Devarajan
Pala Thankam is an Indian actress in Malayalam movies. She was one of the prominent supporting actress, singer and dubbing artist in the late 1960s and 1970s in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She has acted in more than 100 movies and dubbed for almost 500 films.
She is born as Thankam at Palai, 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. Her husband Sreedharan Thampi, was a police officer, died in an accident. The couple have three children: Somasekharan Thampi, Bahuleyan Thampi, Ambili. Her daughter Ambili is also a dubbing artist in Malayam movies. She is deserted by her children and currently stays at an aged care, Gandhibhavan, Kollam.