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Goundamani (born Subramani Karuppaiya) is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. His real name "Mani" got the "Counter" prefix for his ability to give counter on the spot and off the script on stage and during shooting which eventually evolved into Goundamani as per Bhagyaraj who was writing scripts and title credits for Bharathiraja in his early days during the movie 16 Vayathinile. While performing roles of a solo comedian in films, he often co-starred with Senthil to form a comedy duo. The pair was described as "Tamil cinema's Laurel and Hardy" and have performed slapstick humour in several Tamil films since the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. After recuperating from diabetes and respiratory illnesses during the late 2000s, he is about to feature in Vaaimai and also play the lead role in 49-O, which began productions in 2013. It is being directed by debutant Arokiadoss, a former assistant of Gautham Vasudev Menon. The Film 49-O was released on 17 September 2015 and most of the critics gave positive reviews. He had a successful career that spanned over three decade thanks to his timing and ability to reinvent himself from comedian to character artiste to villain to second hero to comedic duo.

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May 25, 1935 In Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Raman Ethanai Ramanadi 1970-08-15
Latest Project:
Movie Vaaimai 2016-09-09
Known For
Poster of Kannan Varuvaan
Poster of Jai Hind
Poster of Chinna Gounder
Poster of Pagal Nilavu
Movie Vaaimai Benny Quick 2016-09-09
Movie Enakku Veru Engum Kilaigal Kidayathu Caravan Krishnan 2016-08-26
Movie 49-O Savuri 2015-09-17
Movie Jaggubhai Mani 2010-01-29
Movie Pollachi Mappiley Comedian 2010-07-16
Movie Manmadhan "Puncture" Pandian 2004-11-12
Movie Yes Madam Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie Chokka Thangam 2003-01-15
Movie Parasuram Unknown 2003-05-05
Movie Azhagana Naatkal Unknown 2002-07-01
Movie Baba Annamalai 2002-08-15
Movie Samasthanam Unknown 2002-09-27
Movie Vedham 2001-08-24
Movie Samuthiram Ramanathan 2001-08-31
Movie Kannaal Pesavaa 2000-08-21
Movie Kannan Varuvaan Thanneermalai / Aadiyapaatham / Ezhumalai 2000-05-25
Movie Suriya Paarvai Unknown 1999-01-14
Movie Kadhalar Dhinam Romeo 1999-07-09
Movie Ethirum Pudhirum Auto Driver 1999-03-04
Movie Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Kundalagesi 1999-09-24
Movie Malabar Police Unknown 1999-08-06
Movie Thaayin Manikodi Unknown 1998-08-29
Movie Aval Varuvala Dhandabani 1998-05-01
Movie En Uyir Nee Thaane Unknown 1998-10-19
Movie Vallal 1997-04-18
Movie Pudhayal 1997-01-30
Movie Periya Thambi Azhagu Sundaram 1997-01-14
Movie Sishya 1997-04-27
Movie Nesam Unknown 1997-01-14
Movie Periya Idathu Mappillai Kaali 1997-08-22
Movie Janaki Raman Unknown 1997-10-31
Movie Thedinen Vandhadhu Pollachi Ponnusamy/Mani 1997-10-30
Movie Rettai Jadai Vayasu Vijay┬┤s Uncle 1997-12-12
Movie Aahaa Enna Porutham Unknown 1997-09-19
Movie Musthaffaa Unknown 1996-02-16
Movie Maha Prabhu Unknown 1996-02-03
Movie Coimbatore Maaple Gopal 1996-01-14
Movie Indian Subbaiyaa 1996-05-09
Movie Parambarai Unknown 1996-01-15
Movie Ullathai Allitha Vasu 1996-07-01
Movie Metukudi Unknown 1996-09-01
Movie Poovarasan Unknown 1996-08-10
Movie Katta Panchayathu Unknown 1996-06-07
Movie Tata Birla Ranjith 1996-10-04
Movie Lucky Man 1995-04-14
Movie Coolie Unknown 1995-04-14
Movie Karnaa Unknown 1995-04-14
Movie Muthu Kaalai Unknown 1995-02-24
Movie Chakravarthy Chinnappa 1995-06-28
Movie Veluchamy 1995-01-15
Movie Murai Maman Perusu 1995-05-19
Movie Ayudha Poojai Unknown 1995-11-24
Movie Murai Mappillai Ramesh 1995-12-15
Movie Ragasiya Police Unknown 1995-10-23
Movie Maaman Magal Unknown 1995-12-02
Movie Mr. Madras Unknown 1995-09-08
Movie Nadodi Mannan Unknown 1995-08-19
Movie Seeman 1994-04-15
Movie Jai Hind Kottaisamy 1994-05-20
Movie Vandicholai Chinraasu Kittu 1994-04-15
Movie Rajakumaran Unknown 1994-01-14
Movie Vietnam Colony Unknown 1994-07-05
Movie Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana Anja Singam Maruthupandi 1994-04-14
Movie Nila 1994-11-24
Movie Sadhu 1994-07-22
Movie Nattamai Unknown 1994-11-02
Movie Periya Marudhu Unknown 1994-11-02
Movie Sethupathi IPS Unknown 1994-10-24
Movie Thai Maaman 1994-09-16
Movie Amma Ponnu Unknown 1993-04-09
Movie Uzhaippali Lawyer's P.A 1993-06-24
Movie Maharasan Govindan 1993-03-05
Movie Walter Vetrivel Royal Ramasamy 1993-01-14
Movie Band Master Unknown 1993-07-02
Movie Yejaman Vellaiyangiri 1993-02-18
Movie Manikuyil Unknown 1993-02-26
Movie Kovil Kaalai Unknown 1993-01-14
Movie I Love India Diwakar's uncle 1993-10-15
Movie Dharma Seelan Unknown 1993-07-16
Movie Dhuruva Natchathiram 1993-10-15
Movie Kattabomman Subramani 1993-11-12
Movie Gentleman Mani 1993-07-30
Movie Chinna Jamin Unknown 1993-08-01
Movie Ponnumani Unknown 1993-08-01
Movie Therku Theru Machan Unknown 1992-04-13
Movie Singaravelan Unknown 1992-04-13
Movie Thanga Manasukkaran 1992-03-19
Movie Chinna Gounder Unknown 1992-01-14
Movie Chinnavar Unknown 1992-04-24
Movie Ilavarasan Unknown 1992-01-15
Movie Paandi Durai Unknown 1992-01-15
Movie Mannan Muthu 1992-01-14
Movie Villu Pattukaran Appakannu 1992-11-27
Movie Idhuthanda Sattam Karuppan 1992-05-29
Movie Thirumathi Palanisamy Unknown 1992-10-25
Movie Chinna Pasanga Naanga Govind 1992-11-05
Movie Suriyan Panikutti Ramasamy 1992-07-01
Movie Senthamizh Paattu 1992-10-25
Movie Kottai Vaasal Unknown 1992-08-15
Movie Cheran Pandiyan Mechanic Maanikkam (motor mechanic) 1991-05-31
Movie En Rasavin Manasile Pannaiyar 1991-04-13
Movie Pudhu Manidhan Unknown 1991-03-22
Movie Vasanthakala Paravai Unknown 1991-09-19
Movie Chinna Thambi Unknown 1991-04-12
Movie Idhaya Vasal 1991-05-17
Movie Kizhakku Karai 1991-09-20
Movie Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum Unknown 1991-11-28
Movie Thayamma Sisubalan 1991-12-17
Movie Brahma Unknown 1991-11-05
Movie Thalattu Ketkuthamma Unknown 1991-11-05
Movie Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Sutti Josiyar 1990-04-14
Movie Vazhkai Chakkaram Unknown 1990-02-09
Movie Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu 1990-07-14
Movie Salem Vishnu Kathavarayan 1990-02-15
Movie My Dear Marthandan Unknown 1990-08-24
Movie Velai Kidaichuruchu Unknown 1990-08-15
Movie Vazhndhu Kattuvom Unknown 1990-12-14
Movie Nadigan 1990-11-30
Movie Karagattakaran Thavil 1989-06-16
Movie Ennai Peththa Rasa Unknown 1989-01-25
Movie Enga Ooru Maappilai Unknown 1989-04-14
Movie Thangamana Raasa Unknown 1989-10-20
Movie Thiruppu Munai Unknown 1989-11-03
Movie Anbu Kattalai Unknown 1989-10-28
Movie Pen Puthi Mun Puthi 1988-04-14
Movie Poo Pootha Nandhavanam Unknown 1988-10-01
Movie Per Sollum Pillai Unknown 1987-07-16
Movie Ninaivey Oru Sangeedham Unknown 1987-07-24
Movie Mr. Bharath Sanjeevi 1986-01-10
Movie December Pookal 1986-01-14
Movie Dharma Pathni Unknown 1986-03-14
Movie Mannukkul Vairam Unknown 1986-12-11
Movie Aagaya Thamaraigal Unknown 1985-03-08
Movie Kanni Raasi Gopi Krishna 1985-02-15
Movie Anbin Mugavari 1985-01-01
Movie Raman Sriraman 1985-03-23
Movie Alai Osai Unknown 1985-01-14
Movie Annai Bhoomi 3D Unknown 1985-01-01
Movie Japanil Kalyanaraman Unknown 1985-11-11
Movie Udhaya Geetham 1985-04-12
Movie Idhaya Kovil Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Eetti Unknown 1985-08-30
Movie Pagal Nilavu George Kutty 1985-06-25
Movie Naane Raja Naane Manthiri Kupusamy 1985-07-06
Movie Naalai Unadhu Naal 1984-08-07
Movie Vaidegi Kaathirundhal Unknown 1984-10-23
Movie Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey 1983-11-04
Movie Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Landlord Chinna Pannai 1983-01-01
Movie Naan Soottiya Malar Unknown 1983-01-25
Movie Payanangal Mudivathillai Unknown 1982-02-25
Movie Anandha Ragam Unknown 1982-01-14
Movie Ilanjodigal 1982-01-14
Movie Kaadhal Oviyam Nayanam 1982-04-30
Movie Valibamey Vaa Vaa Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Aagaaya Gangai 1982-12-17
Movie Netrikan Singaram (Chakravarthy's driver) 1981-08-15
Movie Kudumbam Oru Kadambam Chettiar 1981-12-12
Movie Andha 7 Naatkal 1981-10-25
Movie Saranam Ayyappa Unknown 1980-11-28
Movie Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Kaliyannan 1979-11-30
Movie Puthiya Vaarpugal Unknown 1979-04-13
Movie Kizhake Pogum Rail Brother-in-Law 1978-08-10
Movie Sigappu Rojakkal Manager 1978-10-28
Movie 16 Vayathinile Koothu 1977-09-15
Movie Raman Ethanai Ramanadi Car Driver 1970-08-15