Sunday, July 1, 2012


V.K.Ramaswamy was a Tamil Film and Drama Stage Actor who was active for more than five decades in Supporting,Character and comedy roles.He was born in Virudhu Nagar,Tamil Nadu   in 
the year 1923.
He used to act in professional  drama troupes of Ponnuswamy Pillai,N.S.Krishnan etc.His drama 'Naam Iruvar' grabbed much appreciation and mass acclaim so that AVM Productions
determined to make a film out of that story in the same name.In the drama V.K.Ramaswamy had the role as an old man and in the film also he  handled that role.Thus in the debut film at the age of 24 he acted as an old man.
He had enough offers from films after 'Naam Iruvar' and he accepted film acting as his career.In the debut film of 'Sivaji Ganesan' which was the film 'Parasakthi, ' V.K.Ramaswamy also acted in the role as a 'temple priest'  and afterwards in several Sivaji Ganesan films he could act together.Like that he was
able to act with M.G.R also in a large number of films.He could also act with Kamal Hassan 
and Rjani Kanth.
His innocent style of dialogue delivery and natural way of acting  comedy scenes attracted the audiences.
His role in the film 'Veerapandya Kattabomman' of Sivaji Ganesan as 'Ettayappan' drew    much notice and earned  nice opinion.
His film Puthiaya Paravai' another film of Sivaji Ganesan he acted as father of heroine Saroja Devi.He was shown as a rich man returning from Singapore after spending some days for vacation there.
'Kalyana Raman' was a blockbuster film of Kamal Hassan and Sreedevi.
'Tik Tik Tik ' was a nice film directed by Bharati Raja in which Kamal Hassan  was the hero.
Madhavi and Swapna acted in it.
'Jappanil Kalyana Raman' was Kamal Hassan -Radha film directed by S.P.Muthuraman in 85.
In the film 'Poove Poo Chooda Va' which was directed by Fazil and was the remake of Malayalam film 'Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu' he acted as the character 'Viswanathan'.
'Agni Natchathiram' of 1988 which was directed by Mani Ratnam was a fantastic movie in
which Prabhu,Karthik and Amala were in key roles.
This film has a parallel comedy track which focuses on a rich man Played by V.K.Rama Swamy and he and  his chauffeur's naughty desires are shown.
In the film 'Arunachalam' of Rajani Kanth which was a noted film, he acted as 'Kalaiperumal' 

who manages Rajani's  father's trust.Soundarya was the heroine and the film was dubbed to Telugu also.
In the 1989 film 'Varsham Pathinaru, directed by Fazil he acted with Karthik,Khushboo,Sukumari etc.Poornam Viswanathan also acted in this film.

In the 1991 film 'Gopura Vasalile' of Bhanupriya and Karthik he had a good role.
V.K.Ramaswamy was a film producer also.
V.K.Ramaswamy,Sivaji Ganesan and Major Sunder Rajan were responsible for the growth of
 South Indian Artiste's Association.
He died on 24 Dec 2002 at the age of 79.
Selected Filmography
Naam Iruvar
Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum
Veerapandya Kattabomman
Puthiya Paravai
Pattanathil Bhootham
Ootty Varai Uravu
Mattukkara Velan
Tik Tik Tik
Japanil Kalyana Raman
Enakkul Oruvan
Poove poo chooda Va
Aan Pavam
Mouna Ragam
Agni Natchathiram
Unnal Mudiyum Thambi
Dharmathin Thalaivan
Varisham Pathinaru
Athisaya Piravi
Gopura Vasalile
Minsara Kanavu
Puthiya Pathai
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