Kaviyoor Ponnammais aMalayalamfilm actress. She won theKeralaState Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1994 for various roles.
Ponnamma was born inKaviyoorvillage, nearTiruvalla. She has mainly acted as a mother figure to most of themalayalamactors. She is sometimes referred to as "Mohanlal's Mother" because she has acted as his mother in a great amount of movies. The mother-son role of Mohanlal-Ponnamma has been accepted well by the audience.
The name Kaviyoor Ponnamma brings to the mind of everyone a comforting mother, dressed mostly in white saree. Few in this generation know that she has in fact acted as the mother of Satyan andMadhu, many decades back. The movie was `Thommande Makkal'. Although younger toThilakan, she had acted asThilakan's mother in the movie `Periyar'.