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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
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 2004-11-11
Movie Chokka Thangam 2003-01-15
Movie Yes Madam 2003-02-21
Movie Parasuram 2003-05-05
Movie Azhagana Naatkal 2002-07-01
Movie Baba Annamalai 2002-08-15
Movie Vedham 2001-08-24
Movie Samuthiram Ramanathan 2001-08-31
Movie Kannan Varuvaan 2000-05-25
Movie Suriya Paarvai 1999-01-14
Movie Kadhalar Dhinam Romeo 1999-07-09
Movie Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Kundalagesi 1999-09-24
Movie Malabar Police 1999-08-06
Movie Aval Varuvala Dhandabani 1998-05-01
Movie Thaayin Manikodi 1998-08-29
Movie Vallal 1997-04-18
Movie Nesam 1997-01-14
Movie Thedinen Vandhadhu Unknown 1997-10-30
Movie Janaki Raman 1997-10-31
Movie Rettai Jadai Vayasu Vijay┬┤s Uncle 1997-12-12
Movie Indian Subbaiyaa 1996-05-09
Movie Lucky Man 1996-04-14
Movie Katta Panchayathu Unknown 1996-06-07
Movie Coimbatore Maaple Gopal 1996-01-14
Movie Poovarasan Unknown 1996-08-10
Movie Ullathai Allitha Vasu 1996-07-01
Movie Metukudi Unknown 1996-09-01
Movie Tata Birla Ranjith 1996-10-04
Movie Karnaa 1995-04-14
Movie Coolie Unknown 1995-04-14
Movie Murai Maman Perusu 1995-05-19
Movie Chakravarthy Chinnappa 1995-06-28
Movie Murai Mappillai Ramesh 1995-12-15
Movie Maaman Magal 1995-12-02
Movie Ayudha Poojai Unknown 1995-11-24
Movie Mr. Madras 1995-09-08
Movie Jai Hind Kottaisamy 1994-05-20
Movie Vandicholai Chinraasu Kittu 1994-04-15
Movie Rajakumaran 1994-01-14
Movie Vietnam Colony 1994-07-05
Movie Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana Anja Singam Maruthupandi 1994-04-14
Movie Nattamai 1994-11-02
Movie Sadhu Unknown 1994-07-22
Movie Periya Maruthu Unknown 1994-11-02
Movie Sethupathi IPS Unknown 1994-10-24
Movie Thai Maaman 1994-09-16
Movie Maharasan Govindan 1993-03-05
Movie Yejaman Vellaiyangiri 1993-02-18
Movie Kovil Kaalai 1993-01-14
Movie Walter Vetrivel Royal Ramasamy 1993-01-14
Movie Uzhaippali Lawyer's P.A 1993-06-24
Movie Ponnumani 1993-08-01
Movie Band Master Unknown 1993-07-02
Movie I Love India Diwakar's uncle 1993-10-15
Movie Kattabomman Subramani 1993-11-12
Movie Dharma Seelan 1993-07-16
Movie Gentleman Mani 1993-07-30
Movie Singaravelan Unknown 1992-04-01
Movie Paandi Durai 1992-01-15
Movie Mannan Muthu 1992-01-14
Movie Chinnavar 1992-04-24
Movie Ilavarasan 1992-01-15
Movie Suriyan Panikutti Ramasamy 1992-07-01
Movie Thirumathi Palanisamy 1992-10-25
Movie Villu Pattukaran Appakannu 1992-11-27
Movie Senthamizh Paattu 1992-10-25
Movie Cheran Pandiyan Mechanic Maanikkam (motor mechanic) 1991-05-31
Movie Chinna Thambi Unknown 1991-04-12
Movie Pudhu Manidhan 1991-03-22
Movie Chinna Kounder 1991-06-01
Movie Kizhakku Karai Unknown 1991-09-20
Movie Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum Unknown 1991-11-28
Movie Vasanthakala Paravai 1991-09-19
Movie Brahma 1991-11-05
Movie Thalattu Ketkuthamma Unknown 1991-11-05
Movie Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Sutti Josiyar 1990-04-14
Movie Vazhkai Chakkaram 1990-02-09
Movie Ooru Vittu ooru Vanthu 1990-07-14
Movie My Dear Marthandan 1990-08-22
Movie Nadigan 1990-11-30
Movie Karagattakaran Thavil 1989-06-16
Movie Thiruppu Munai 1989-11-03
Movie Anbu Kattalai 1989-10-28
Movie Pen Puthi Mun Puthi Unknown 1988-04-14
Movie Per Sollum Pillai 1987-07-16
Movie Mr. Bharath Sanjeevi 1986-01-10
Movie December Pookal 1986-01-14
Movie Pagal Nilavu George Kutty 1985-06-25
Movie Kanni Raasi Gopi Krishna 1985-02-15
Movie Japanil Kalyanaraman 1985-05-01
Movie Idhaya Kovil 1985-09-14
Movie Naane Raja Naane Manthiri Kupusamy 1985-07-06
Movie Vaidegi Kaathirundhal Unknown 1984-10-23
Movie Anandha Ragam 1982-01-14
Movie Payanangal Mudivathillai Unknown 1982-02-25
Movie Netrikan Singaram (Chakravarthy's driver) 1981-08-15
Movie Andha 7 Naatkal Unknown 1981-10-25
Movie Puthiya Vaarpugal 1979-04-13
Movie Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Kaliyannan 1979-11-30
Movie Kizhake Pogum Rail Brother-in-Law 1978-08-10
Movie Sigappu Rojakkal Manager 1978-10-10
Movie 16 Vayathinile Koothu 1977-04-01
Movie Raman Ethanai Ramanadi Car Driver 1970-08-15