K B Sundarambal's anniversary

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Saturday, Sep 19, 2015

K B Sundarambal's anniversary

Say Avvaiyar, one is reminded only of actress K B Sundarambal. She lived the role in many films. A political activist during the Indian independence movement, K B Sundarambal was the first film personality to enter a state legislature in India.  

Sundarambal was born on 11 October 1908 in the town of Kodumudi, on the banks of Cauvery River in Erode district. As a child, she made money by singing on trains and receiving tips. Her early stage plays like Valli Thirumanam, Pavalakodi and Harishchandra proved to be great hits.

In particular, Valli Thirumanam, where she co-starred with S G Kittappa, was a phenomenal success.Sundarambal was in films as well. Her most popular films were Manimekhalai, Thiruvilayadal, Karaikal Ammaiyarand Kandan Karunai.

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