Subramani Karuppaiya (25 May 1939), known by his stage name Goundamani, is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. He belongs to Gounder caste prefix for his ability to give counter on the spot and off the script (as a warning to his co artiste to be prepared) on stage and during shooting which eventually evolved into Goundamani as per Bhagyaraj who was writing scripts and title credits for Bharathiraja in his early days during the movie 16 Vayathinile. Till date he has acted over 310 films approximately.
Krishnasaamy Bhagyaraj is an Indian director, actor, screenwriter and producer active mainly in Tamil films. He has also written and directed Telugu and Hindi films and TV serials. He won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai Mudichu (1983). He is the editor of weekly magazine Bhagya and has also written several novels.