Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Kannadathu Kili Saroja Devi

With one of my favorite actresses of yesteryears, legendary Padmashri Smt.B.Saroja Devi. To my right is another renowned actress of yesteryears, Smt.Raja Sulochana.

Renowned Multifaceted Gangai Amaran

Me and my family with Gangai Amaran at his house.

I have always been amazed by Mr.Amar's sense of humor. It is quite a remarkable talent that you cannot miss to notice even during a casual conversation! He has set up a wonderful Pooja room for Pondichery Mother, at his house.

Nagaichuvai Nayagan S.Ve.Shekher

Me and my family with S.Ve.Shekhar, at our home.

He has been a wonderful friend for around 30 years now. He has not changed even a bit from the first time I ever saw him. His father, Mr.Venkataraman was a real nice person. One peculiar thing I would always remember would be the unique greetings that we receive every year from him. My daughter, Radhika, had spoken one of her first Ads at their recording studio, at the age of 3 :)

Another interesting snippet is that Shekher's father had done the ever memorable interesting character of Arvindswamy's Boss in the movie Roja, where he keeps asking for Vella Paniyaaram to actress Madhu.

Chinna Kuyil Chitra

A sweet personality with a sweet voice - Chitra, at her home.

Legends P.Leela, P.Susheela, Chitra

With Legendary singers Smt. P.Leela, Smt. P.Susheela & Chinna Kuyil Chitra

Actor Rahman

Me and my family. With Rahman and his wife at his house.
I would call them a very sweet couple. Both of them were extremely humble and friendly. His wife was a bit shy to pose for a photo. But Rahman convinced her and guess we were just lucky to have her on the picture.

Isai Puyal A.R.Rehman

Me and my husband Sriram. With our dear Rehman.

Read more about my association with Rehman at my Blog.

Padmashri Dr.Padma Subramanyam

With legendary Bharata Natyam dancer, Padmashri Dr.Padma Subramanyam.

I got this wonderful opportunity to be personally associated with this great legend, through my Guru, Dr.SV.Ramanan, her brother. Through decades, I feel honored to have known her closely as a very dear, lovable and humble personality.

Superstar Rajinikanth

Receiving an Award from Superstar Rajinikanth

Ace Cinematographer/Director, Rajiv Menon

Me and my husband with our dear Rajiv.

I have been associated with Rajiv for around 2 decades now. I have worked for innumerous Ads produced by RMP (Rajiv Menon Productions), his Ad agency. I have also known his mom, Mrs.Kalyani Menon personally for around 30years now. Based on Rajiv's personal request, I also acted in a scene with Ajit in Kandukondein Kandukondein. You can read more about Rajiv in one of my blog posts soon.

Iyakkunar Sigaram, K.Balachander

Me and my husband with legendary Movie Director, Thiru.K.Balachander

Veteran Actor, Nagesh

Me and my husband, Sriram. With veteran Indian comedy Actor of Tamil Film Industry, Mr.Nagesh

Singer/Actor, K.P.Mohan

With singer/actor, K.P.Mohan. I have been associated with Mohan for decades now. We have worked together on innumerous songs and advertisement jingles. He is more than a brother to me.

Mellisai Mannar M.S.Viswanathan

My family with Isai Peraringnar Thiru. M.S.Viswanathan and his grand daughter

Late Mr.G.K.Moopanar

Receiving the prestigious Madura Award from H'ble Late Tamil Maanila Congress President Mr.GK.Moopanar. To my right is Kalaimamani V.K.T.Balan, Chairman & Director, Madura Travel Service (P) Limited.

Melody Queen, P.Susheela

With Melody Queen, P.Susheela

Padmashree Dr.S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

With Padmashree Dr.S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

My Guru, Dr.S.V.Ramanan

Kalaimamani Dr.S.V.Ramanan, Director, Jaishree Pictures, Chennai.

Around 30 years back, he is the one who introduced me as a Singer to the Advertisement field. I value him the most as my Father, Mentor, and Wellwisher, all through my career. I am always indebted to him for the wonderful exposure he has provided me with.

This picture was taken during one of the functions at his office. Playback Singer Sundarrajan is to my guru's right.