Manorama (born as Gopishanti) was the most popular Indian actress who primarily appears in The South films mostly in supporting and comic roles. She was Guinness record holder for appearing in over 1500 films in a career that spanned over 50 years. Manorama was a stage artist who later entered into films as a heroine in Tamil movie “Maalayitta Mangai”.
After working as heroine in few movies, she switched to character roles and comic roles that had equal footage to that of the leading actors. She had been the part of many memorable films and shared screen space with the stalwarts like MGR, Sivaji Ganeshan and many others.
The National award winning actress and recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award along with Padmashri who enthralled the audience with her impeccable acting, has lasted her breath on 10th October 2015 due to multiple organ failures.