Shanmugasundari (1937 – 1 May 2012) was a Tamil actress. she acted in more than 750 films. Her daughter T. K. Kala is also an actress and playback singer. She also appeared in comedy roles along with Vadivelu in many films.
Shanmugasundari started her stage performances at the age of 5. She survived, nearly 45 years in the film industry and did more than 750 films. She was also a dubbing artist.
Shanmugasundari acted along with M. G. Ramachandran in Idhayakkani, Neerum Neruppum, Kannan en Kadhalan and En Annan. In Lakshmi Kalyanam and Vadivukku Valaikaappu along with Sivaji Ganeshan and Malathi, along with Gemini Ganeshan.
Shanmugasundari received the Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu Government for her best acting in dramas roles 1982 – 1983.
Shanmugasundari also acted in comedy roles, especially as a mother of Vadivelu in many movies.
Shanmugasundari has 5 daughters named T.K. Kala, Neela, Mala, Meena, Selvi. Among them, T.K. Kala is a Playback singer and also an actress.
Due to illness, Shanmugasundari was admitted to the hospital and died on May 1,2012 Morning 4.30 AM . She was 75.