Theni Kunjarammal

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Theni Kunjarammal
Birth nameKunjarammal
BornTheni, Tamil Nadu, India
Died18 April 2008[1]
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active1993–2008

Theni Kunjarammal (died 18 April 2008) 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.

Career[edit]

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 insecticide to baby girls. She later reprised the role in Vivek's comedy track in Kadhal Sadugudu (2003).[2][3]

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).[4][5] She has also worked for other composers including Ilaiyaraaja in Virumaandi (2004) and Harris Jayaraj in Arul (2004).[6]

Personal life[edit]

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.[7]

Notable filmography[edit]

Films

Television[edit]

2004-2005 Krishna Cottage (Jaya TV)

Maya Machantra (STAR Vijay)

Notable discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. "நாட்டுப்புறப் பாடகி தேனி குஞ்சரம்மா மரணம்". 18 April 2008.
  2. "Director A.R.Murugadoss - Behindwoods.com - A.R.Murugadoss Interview - A.R.Murugadoss Directed Movies Dheena Ghajini Ramana Stalin Telugu Ghajini Hindi Tamil Dheena Actor Ajith Kumar Actress Laila Ghajini Actor Surya Sivakumar Actress Asin Thottumkal Nayantara Ramana Actor Vijayakanth Actress Simran Stalin Actor Chiranjeevi Actress Trisha Krishnan Prakash Raj Khushboo Ghajini Actor Aamir Khan Asin Asin Thottumkal Images". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. Dhananjayan, G. (3 November 2014). "PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2013: Tamil Films that have earned National ... - G Dhananjayan - Google Books". Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  4. "Tamil movies : Sillunnu Oru Kadhal audio hit the internet". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  5. "SOK rocks - Tamil News". 18 August 2006.
  6. "VIRUMANDI SONGS - Review, Music, Wallpapers, Songs, MP3 songs, Actress, Movie Songs, Sandiyar as Virumandi-the most awaited". MouthShut.com. 10 December 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. Dorairaj, S. (23 June 2006). "'Theni' Kunjarammal joins AIADMK". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 July 2020.

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