Favorite On-Screen Mothers In Kollywood


There are a lot of films that rely on family values and sentiments which portray strong characters and emotions. And the most used is the mother sentiment, which is quite common in Tamil films. We have seen many memorable mother characters performed by some of our most loved actresses. And now let’s have a look at our 7 favorite mothers on screen in Tamil cinema.

Ramya Krishnan

The Rajamatha character from Baahubali is an unforgettable role for Ramya Krishnan. She played the mother of Baahubali and Bhallaladeva which reached the next level. She was full of grace and charm and gave us goosebumps with her fierce performance.


Saranya ventured into Kollywood as an actress and later established herself in supporting characters specializing in mother roles. She played mothers to many leading actors and actresses and is said to be one of the best in all. She was awarded the Best Supporting Actress several times and is undoubtedly, the queen of mothers.


Nadhiya is always known for her ageless beauty, the Poovae Poochudavaa girl has recently turned mother to our heroes. She did the role of a single mother in M Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi starring Jayam Ravi, which was critically acclaimed by many. Later she focused on such roles and is now seen both in Telugu and Tamil.


Radhika is known for her serious and powerful roles as a mother. She began acting in supporting roles since the late ’90s and her performance in Suryavamsam brought her praise and recognition. Her mother roles in Thangamagan, Theri and Naanum Rowdy Dhan were more relatable to the current generation of audience.


After appearing as a lead actress for more than a decade, Lakshmi switched over to character roles. She even played grandmother roles to some of our actresses. The best of all her roles was playing a mother to Superstar in Padayappa. She plays the roles with ease and gave us quite a memorable character.


Urvasi evolved as a character artist in the late ’90s and is known for her comic sense. She was seen in mother roles in Siva Manasula Shakthi, Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum Vaamana and many more films that were a real entertainer. She is undoubtedly the funniest of all mothers. Her comedic sense and timing make us laugh and adore her.



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