Original Name Paapa
Nick names Aachi, Manorama
Female Shivaji
Place of birth Mannarkudi
Brought up in Pallathur near Karaikudi
Son Boopathy
Career Stage actress(has own troupe) ,film actress, TV actress
Started acting at the age of 12yrs
Career as stage actress ‘Neethipathi’ (1955)
a number of Kalaignar Karunanidhi’s plays
First film Konjum kumari-as heroine(1963)
‘Maalayitta Mangai-as comedy actress(1958)
Other films as heroine Alangari, Periya Manithan
No of films acted About 1200 films (from 1958 onwards)
Completed 1000 films in 1985
Hit films Thillana Mohanambal, Patti Sollai Thattathe
Other languages she has acted in Telugu , Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi
Important roles played by her Role of  ‘Jil Jil’ Sundari of ‘Thillana Mohanambal’ or as Andal of ‘Samsaram athu Minsaram’ or as the mother of Rajnikant in ‘Annamallai’
Awards Padma Sri Award-2002
National award for the Best Supporting Actress for Puthiya Pathai-1988
Kalaimamani award.
Hit pairs in films Have paired with comedians like Chandrababu, Cho Ramaswamy, Thangavelu, Thengai Srinivasan, M.R.Ratha and Nagesh
Unique distinction
in plays like ‘Naan Kanda Hindu Rajyam’
in plays like ‘Udaya Sooryan’
M.G. Ramachandran, and Jayalalithaa-
in films ‘Nidhi,’ ‘Galata Kalyanam’
Interesting news JJayalalithaa as “AMMU”
Quotes by her “I am so used to the arc lights that I cannot think of a life without films.”
Dream Role Role of an eunuch

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