Manorama Movies and Career Information

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Gemini
May 26, 1943
Pallathur
Actor

Manorama (born Gopishantha Tamil: கோபிசாந்தா) is a veteran Tamil actress who has acted in more than 1500 films, 1000 stage performances and a few television serials. She is affectionately called Aachi by the Tamil people. She holds a Guinness World Record for acting in the most number of films. Manorama, a legend, was born Gopi Shantha to Arumuga Clockudaiyar and Ramamitham on 26 May 1943 at Mannargudi, Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. Later her family moved to Pallathur near Karaikudi owing to poverty. She started her acting career as a drama artist. When she started her stage performances she was rechristened as Manorama by the drama director, Thiruvengadam, and the harmonist, Thiayagarajan. She continued to act in plays and also performed on stage as a playback singer. Manorama slowly migrated from dramas to the silver screen with the role of a comedienne in the Tamil film Malayitta Mangai. During her initial days in the cine field, she concentrated more on comedy. She was given equally challenging roles alongside the well known comedian Nagesh. They made an excellent pair and acted in many praiseworthy comedies. Manorama's role in the film Thillana Mohanambal was much

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