Punnagai Poo Gheetha Honored By Edison Awards 2015
Punnagai Poo Gheetha is a MyWood Tamil radio personality, film producer and actress, who contributes over MyWood and the Kollywood honored by Edison Awards 2015 as the Best Overseas Artist for Maindhan movie.
Starting her career in the early 2000s, Gheetha Ammasee gained popularity as a radio jockey (RJ) at the Malaysian radio station THR Raaga, before launching her own film production studio and venturing into Tamil cinema, becoming recognized as the first female producer from Malaysia.
Gheetha Ammasee was born in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia as the daughter of a plantation owner. In 2003, she went to India and established a film production studio named SG Films to produce the film Arinthum Ariyamalum, The film became a commercial success, having collected twice its cost at the box office and ran for 175 days at theatres, while she got an entry in the Malaysian Book Of Records for being the “first female Tamil movie producer to have produced a Tamil movie in India”.
She co-hosted the Enthiran soundtrack release function held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia alongside actor Vivek in 2010. She then took on her first lead role in the Malaysian Tamil film playing an event manager in the film; she also performed stunts by herself, getting injured in the process. Maindhan went on to become the highest grossing locally produced Tamil film of all time in MyWood and saw a theatrical release in India as well.
She has co-produced two upcoming films such as Sivappu along with Muktha Entertainment, a film revolving around Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and Kaaval, in which she also plays the female lead.
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