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Nationality  Indian
Died  October 1, 2008, Chennai
Role  Theatre actor
Name  Poornam Vishwanathan
Religion  Hindu

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Born  4 July 1921 (1921-07-04)
Residence  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation  Actor, radio news reader
Awards  Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre - Acting (Language Theatre-wise) - Tamil
Movies  Ranuva Veeran, Keladi Kanmani, Mahanadi, Chithram, Varumayin Niram Sigappu
Similar People  M S Viswanathan, K Balachander, Ilayaraja, Santhana Bharathi, S P Muthuraman

Poornam Viswanathan (Tamil: பூர்ணம் விஸ்வநாதன்) (1921–2008) was a theatre artist and film actor in the Tamil film industry. He started performing on stage at age 18. He worked as a reader for All India Radio and went on to act in films such as Chithram, Varusham 16, Thillu Mullu, Keladi Kanmani, Moondram Pirai, Aasai, Mahanadi and Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu. He had a son and two daughters. Viswanathan died on 1 October 2008.


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Viswanathan was known for his remarkable performances in Tamil theatre and films. In every role he played, he paid great attention to dialogue delivery and body language.

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He started performing on stage when he was 18. He later moved to New Delhi for a few years, where he was part of the South Indian Troupe with dance and music critic Subbudu. Viswanathan worked as a news reader at All India Radio, and deemed it a matter of great pride to have announced the news of India obtaining independence in the first news bulletin broadcast on 15 August 1947.

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He was transferred to Chennai in 1964. His portrayal of roles in plays scripted by Marina, such as Thanikuduthanam, Oor Vambu and Kaal Kattu, won him great acclaim. His performances in plays such as Kadavul Vandirundar, Adimaigal and Oonjal were similarly hailed by audiences. His passion for theatre inspired him to start a troupe of his own, called Poornam New Theatres.

He served the Press Information Bureau in Chennai as an assistant information officer and later served as editor of Thittam and senior correspondent for Yojana, magazines brought out by the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry. He penned several plays and short stories. He was very interested in the fine arts and was often spotted at Sabhas during the December music festival.

He is known in Kollywood for his peculiar voice modulation.

He also starred in the Bollywood blockbuster Ek Duje Ke Liye (1981), in which he played the role of Kamal Hassan's strict father.

He is also known to Malayalam audiences for his role in the blockbuster Chithram with Mohanlal.

Tamil films

  • Sollathan Ninaikkiren
  • Ninaithale Inikkum
  • Varumayin Niram Sivappu
  • Thillu Mullu
  • Payanangal Mudivathillai
  • Sugamana Ragangal
  • Guru
  • Moondram Pirai
  • Idhayam Pesugirathu
  • Kalyana Agathigal
  • Valartha Kada
  • Aan Paavam
  • Puthukavithai
  • Varusham 16
  • Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
  • Kan Simittum Neram
  • Gopura Vasalile
  • Mahanadhi
  • Meera
  • Aasai
  • Vidhi
  • Thamizhan
  • Keladi Kanmani
  • Thamizhan
  • Thuraimugam
  • Raja Kaiya Vacha
  • Kai Kodukkum Kai (1984)
  • Padikkadavan (1985)
  • Kadhal Parisu (1987)
  • Raja Kaiya Vacha
  • Vedikai en vadikkai
  • Anjali
  • Adhikari
  • Malayalam films

  • Chithram (1988)
  • Aryan (1988)
  • Abhimanyu (1991)
  • Pingami (1994)
  • References

    Poornam Vishwanathan Wikipedia

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