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T. M. Soundararajan
Thoguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan (24 March 1922 – 25 May 2013), popularly known as TMS, was a playback singer in Kollywood
Kollywood
for over six decades. He lent his voice to actors and thespians in the South Indian film industry such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, Gemini Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Jaishankar, Ravichandar, AVM Rajan, Muthuraman, Nagesh, Siva Kumar, Kantha Rao, Rajkumar and A. Nageswara Rao. He also gave his voice to many new generation actors like Kamalahasan, Rajanikanth, Vijayakanth, Satyaraj, Rajesh, Prabhu, and Vijaya Kumar, in addition to other known and unknown heroes and supporting actors like M.R. Radha, K R Ramaswami, T. Rajendar, V.K. Ramaswami, Thengai Sreenivasan, M.N. Nambiar, Thangavelu, Y.G. Mahendran, R.S. Manohar, S.V. Ashokan, Ranjan, Narasimha Bharathi, Sahasra Namam, Jagayya, Nagayya,Sreenath,Shankar etc
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Madurai
Madurai
Madurai
is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of Madurai
Madurai
District, the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, and the 25th most populated city in India.[5] Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai
Madurai
has been a major settlement for two millennia. Madurai
Madurai
is closely associated with the Tamil language, and the third Tamil Sangam, a major congregation of Tamil scholars said to have been held in the city. The recorded history of the city goes back to the 3rd century BCE, being mentioned by Megasthenes, the Greek ambassador to the Maurya empire, and Kautilya, a minister of the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya
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Sundar Rao Nadkarni
Sundar Rao Nadkarni was an Indian film actor, editor, cinematographer, producer and director. He was the director of the record-creating Tamil film Haridas.Contents1 Early life 2 Filmography2.1 As director3 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Sundar Rao Nadkarni was born in Mangalore
Mangalore
in a Konkani speaking family. He started his career in Bangalore
Bangalore
as an actor in silent films produced by Surya Films. Later, he moved to Bombay
Bombay
where he took to film direction and editing. Nadkarni caught the eye of film producer Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar
Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar
who, after the success of Sabhapathy, was looking to make another comedy film
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Karnataka
Karnataka
Karnataka
is a state in the south western region of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka
Karnataka
in 1973. The state corresponds to the Carnatic region. The capital and largest city is Bangalore
Bangalore
(Bengaluru). Karnataka
Karnataka
is bordered by the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
to the west, Goa
Goa
to the northwest, Maharashtra
Maharashtra
to the north, Telangana
Telangana
to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
to the east, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
to the southeast, and Kerala
Kerala
to the south
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Kannada
Kannada
Kannada
(/ˈkɑːnədə, ˈkæn-/;[6][7] [ˈkʌnːəɖɑː]) (Kannada: ಕನ್ನಡ) is a Dravidian language
Dravidian language
spoken predominantly by Kannada people
Kannada people
in India, mainly in the state of Karnataka, and by significant linguistic minorities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa
Goa
and abroad. The language has roughly 38 million native speakers,[8] who are called Kannadigas
Kannadigas
(Kannadigaru)
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A. R. Rahman
Allahrakka Rahman ( pronunciation (help·info), born A. S. Dileep Kumar, best known as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Indian classical music
Indian classical music
with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are four National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and sixteen Filmfare Awards South
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MGR
Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M.G.R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
for ten years between 1977 and 1987. MGR
MGR
is a cultural icon in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and he is regarded as one of the most influential actors of the Tamil film
Tamil film
industry.[1] He was popularly known as "Makkal Thilagam" (People's King) as he was popular with the masses.[2] In his youth, MGR
MGR
and his elder brother M. G. Chakrapani became members of a drama troupe to support their family. Influenced by Gandhian ideals, MGR
MGR
joined the Indian National Congress. After a few years of acting in plays, he made his film debut in the 1936 film Sathi Leelavathi in a supporting role
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T. R. Rajakumari
Thanjavur
Thanjavur
Ranganayaki Rajayee (May 5,1922 – September 20, 1999), popularly known by her screen name T. R. Rajakumari, was an Indian film actress, Carnatic singer and dancer. She has been called the first "dream girl" of Tamil cinema.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Later life and death 4 Partial filmography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Rajayee was born in 1922 in a family of carnatic musicians. Both her mother and her grandmother wanted Rajayee to become a singer and trained her in Carnatic music. Tamil movie director T. R. Ramanna is her brother who is married to Sakkubai.[citation needed] Film career[edit] Rajayee made her film debut as "T. R. Rajakumari" in the 1939 Tamil film Kumara Kulothungan which was an average grosser. Her second film Kacha Devayani (1941) was a hit and helped launch her career in movies
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T. R. Ramanna
Thanjavur
Thanjavur
Ranganayaki Ramanna, popularly known by his screen name T. R. Ramanna, is an Indian film director and producer.Contents1 Film career 2 Partial Filmography 3 References 4 External linksFilm career[edit] Ramanna started his life as a sound recordist in a city studio and then made his way to film direction. He started the production company R.R. Pictures (with the initials of his sister and himself)
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C. S. Jayaraman
Chidambaram Sundaram Pillai Jayaraman or C. S. Jayaraman (Tamil: சி. எஸ். ஜெயராமன்) was a noted actor, music director and a successful playback singer, whose numerous songs were featured in many Tamil films between the 1940s and 1970s.Contents1 Early life 2 Career Life 3 Discography 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Jayaraman hailed from the temple town Chidambaram and his father was the noted traditional Tamil music vocalist Sundaram Pillai. Jayaraman was a brother in law of M. Karunanidhi, then the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, India. It was through the courtesy of Jayaraman, who had solicited a movie-industry career to Karunanidhi as a good script writer to the senior script writer-cum-director Arul Soosai Arokiya Sami, popularly known as A. S. A. Sami. M. Karunanidhi
M. Karunanidhi
entered the Tamil movie world in 1947 in the A. S. A. Sami
A. S. A

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AVM Productions
AVM Productions
AVM Productions
is an Indian film production studio. It is the oldest surviving studio in India.[1][2] The filming studios are located in Vadapalani, Chennai. It has produced over 170 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi cinema.[2] AVM has introduced numerous actors in Southern industries, some of the prominent actors are Vyjayanthimala, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajkumar, S. S. Rajendran and Kamal Haasan. The AVM Studios besides the shooting floors, has recording, dubbing and a preview theatre with state of the art equipment. The complex also houses facilities for production and post production processing.[2]Contents1 Early history1.1 Maiden venture 1.2 Success2 Filmography 3 References 4 External linksEarly history[edit] Among South India's movie moguls, A. V. Meiyappan
A. V

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C. Ramchandra
Ramchandra Narhar Chitalkar (12 January 1918 – 5 January 1982) was a renowned music composer in the movie industry of India. In the composer's role, he mostly used the name C. Ramachandra, though he also used the names Annasaheb (in the movies Bahadur Pratap, Matwale, and Madadgaar), Ram Chitalkar (in the movies Sukhi Jeevan, Badla, Mr. Jhatpat, Bahadur, and Dosti), and Shyamoo (in the movie Yeh hai duniya). Further, he often sang and acted in Marathi movies under the name R. N. Chitalkar. For his career as an occasional playback singer he used only his surname Chitalkar. Chitalkar sang some renowned and unforgettable duets with Lata such as Kitna haseen hai mausam in film Azad or Shola Jo bhadke in Albela.Contents1 Biography 2 Compositions 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Ramachandra Chitalkar was born on 12 January 1918 in Puntamba, a small town in Ahmednagar district
Ahmednagar district
in Maharashtra, India
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Bharathidasan
Kanakasabai Subburathinam (Tamil: பாரதிதாசன்; 29 April 1891 – 21 April 1964, popularly called Bharathidasan) was a 20th-century Tamil poet and writer rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues. He was deeply influenced by Tamil Poet
Poet
Mahakavi Subramania Bharati and named himself as Bharathidasan.[1] His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of the Dravidian movement
Dravidian movement
in Tamil Nadu.[citation needed] In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as plays, film scripts, short stories and essays
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Madras Presidency
FlagThe Madras
Madras
Presidency in 1919Historical era New Imperialism •  Established 1652 •  Disestablished 1947Colonial IndiaImperial entities of IndiaDutch India 1605–1825Danish India 1620–1869French India 1668–1954Portuguese India (1505–1961)Casa da Índia 1434–1833Portuguese East India Company 1628–1633British India (1612–1947)East India Company 1612–1757Company rule in India 1757–1858British Raj 1858–1947British rule in Burma 1824–1948Princely states 1721–1949Partition of India1947v t eThe Madras
Madras
Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St. George, and also known as Madras
Madras
Province, was an administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India
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Susarla Dakshinamurthi
Susarla Dakshinamurthi Jr. was an Indian film
Indian film
music director, playback singer, record producer, Carnatic musician, multi-instrumentalist,[1] and an eminent violinist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, known for his works in South Indian film
Indian film
industry, Hindi cinema, Sri Lankan cinema, and Hollywood.[1][2][3][4] Dakshinamurthi is the grandson of Sr
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P. V. Narasimha Bharathi
P. V. Narasimha Bharathi (24 March 1924 - 11 May 1978)[1] was a Tamil film actor. He acted in Ponmudi, directed by Ellis R. Dungan. TMS was searching for cine playback singer to enter ..Mr.P.V.Narasimma Barathy (Cine Actor) who is Friend of TMS Acted as a Hero in an Around 50 movies, He has introduced TMS as a playback singer to his Film Sri krishna vijayam. Narasimma barathy recommended TMS to S.M.Subhaiya Naidu to recognise his Talent
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