Kovai Sarala is an Indian Film actress and Comedian, who prominently plays supporting roles in Tamil and Telugu films. In a career spanning 25 years, Sarala has appeared in over 750 films. She has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian and the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian for her performances in Poovellam Un Vasam (2001), and Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kanu (2003), respectively.
She got her first film offer when she was in the 9th standard and acted with Vijayakumar and K. R. Vijaya in the film Velli Ratham. She was in Class 10, when she played a 32-year-old pregnant woman Mundhanai Mudichu, her second film. Two years later she acted in Chinna Veedu, where she played the role of the 65-year-old mother of Bhagyaraj’s character. She has appeared in more than a 100 films in Telugu. She has mentioned the films Sathi Leelavathi, Viralukketha Veekkam, Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana, Karagattakaran and Viswanathan Ramamoorthy as her personal favourites.