Goundamani is a Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. His real name is Subramani Karuppaiya born on 25 May 1939. He gained entry into the Tamil film industry due to his strong theatrical background. He is popular of giving counter to the co- actors during stage performance which garnered him the name Counter Mani. His most famous piece of comedy is the “Vazhaipazham” (Banana) joke with Senthil in the film Karagattakaran. Some of his memorable movies are with lead actors such as Sathyaraj, Karthik, Rajinikanth, Arjun, Parthiban, Jayaram, Kamal Hassan, Vijay, Ajith Kumar, Sarath Kumar and Prabhu. In the 90’s his career peaked in such a way that it was hard to make a hit Tamil film without him.