The First Ever Dancer Super Star of Tamil Cinema! Dance Movements Faster than the Capture Speed of Cameras!

Kumari Kamala entered the Tamil Movie Industry in the year 1938 at the age of four as a child artist and dancer in the movie Vaalibar Sangam. Her dancing skills and talent got noticed from the outset and she started doing more films including a few Hindi films. Her first major hit was Jagathalaprathapan which was released in 1944, a movie that featured her famous snake dance performance. She played a double role in the movie Sri Valli in 1945. She learnt Bharatha Naatiyam under the tutelage of Vzhuvoor B Ramaiah Pillai and took that particular form of dancing to great heights even after leaving the movie industry by establishing a famous dance school in Long Island in the US. Legend has it that her dance movements were so swift and flowing, the motion picture cameras of the 1930s and 1940s were unable to capture her movements perfectly! She has starred in more than 100 movies and Tamil and other South Indian Languages. Enjoy her performance in this song from Sivaji's Debut movie Parasakthi. Music by R Sudarsanam and Lyrics by the former CM of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi. 

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