|Gautami Tadimalla Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1969|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Gautami Tadimalla is an Indian actor, social worker, costume designer, and politician who has predominantly worked in Tamil and Telugu entertainment industries while also working in several Malayalam, Hindi, and Kannada films. One of the leading South Indian female actors from 1987 to 1998, her film credits include Srinivasa Kalyanam, Bazaar Rowdy, Guru Sishyan, Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi, Thodallullu, Enga Ooru Kavalkaran, Namma Ooru Nayagan, Raththa Dhanam, Puthiya Vaanam, Vaai Kozhuppu, Pongi Varum Kaveri, Enga Ooru Mappillai, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Raja Chinna Roja, Raaja Raajathan, Dharmam Vellum, Vaazhkai Chakkaram, Anna Thammudu, Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga, Adhisaya Manithan, Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu, Avasara Police 100, Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata, Namma Ooru Poovatha, His Highness Abdullah, Nallathai Naadu Kekum, Nee Pathi Naan Pathi, Periya Gounder Ponnu, Brahmachari, Pattathu Raani, Ayalathe Adheham, Oru Vasantha Geetham, Anna, Jackpot, Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan, Veer, Papanasam, Manamantha, and Janta Ki Adalat. In 1997, Gautami Tadimalla joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Nidadavole, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Gautami Tadimalla studied at Bishop Cotton Girls’ School, a private all-girls school for boarders and day scholars in Bangalore, Karnataka. She also attended the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Actor, Social Worker, Politician, Costume Designer
- Father – T. R. Seshagiri Rao (Radiation Oncologist)
- Mother – Vasundhara Devi (Pathologist, Diagnostician)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Gautami Tadimalla has dated –
- Sandeep Bhatia (1998-1999) – She married businessperson Sandeep Bhatia in the year 1998 and the duo was blessed with a daughter named Subbulakshmi in 1999. However, they divorced in 1999.
- Kamal Haasan (2004-2016) – In 2004, Gautami Tadimalla started dating actor, director, dancer, writer, lyricist, playback singer, choreographer, screenwriter, and politician Kamal Haasan. They have also worked together on several projects. The duo parted ways in 2016 and she wrote on her blog: “It is heartbreaking for me to have to say today that I and Mr. Haasan are no longer together. After almost 13 years together, it has been one of the most devastating decisions that I have ever had to make in my life”.
Race / Ethnicity
Gautami Tadimalla Facts
- She made her Kannada film debut as Raani in the 1987 film Elu Suttina Kote.
- In 1988, Gautami Tadimalla made her first Tamil-language film appearance by playing the role of Inspector Geetha in the action comedy film Guru Sishyan. The film is a remake of the Hindi film Insaf Ki Pukar (1987).
- She co-starred as Nivedha in the 1991 Tamil-language romantic drama film Nee Pathi Naan Pathi and this role won her the Filmfare Award for “Best Actress – Tamil”.
- Gautami Tadimalla brought to life the character of Radha in the 1991 Hindi-language drama film Pyar Hua Chori Chori.
- In 1994, she was cast as Malini in the Malayalam-language film Sukrutham and this performance won her the Ramu Kaaryatt Award for “Best Actress-Malayalam”.
- Alongside Vinod Khanna, Suniel Shetty, and others, Gautami co-starred as Sneha Saxena in the 1997 Hindi-language action film Dhaal.
- She is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 35.
- In 1997, she joined BJP under the leadership of LK Advani and campaigned for Atal Bihari Vajpayee during that period in Andhra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
- Gautami Tadimalla is the founder of the Life Again Foundation (LAF), an organization that helps cancer patients.
- She was appointed as the person in-charge of the Rajapalayam Assembly constituency in 2021.
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