|Language Worked in||Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam|
|Birth Place||Tadimalla Village, Nidadavole, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Parents||Rasi, Devan Tadimalla|
Gouthami Tadimalla, mononymously known and credited as Gouthami (born 2 July 1968) is an Indian movie and television actress, television host and costume designer. She has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films
Gouthami was born in Tadimalla Village in West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh. She made her first appearance in the Telugu film Dayamayudu that was produced by her father’s nephew. She was introduced to Tamil films through Guru Shishyan, a film that starred Rajnikanth and Prabhu. She was most active in Tamil cinema from the late 1980s to the mid-90s and was a competitor to the other heroines of the time, Kushboo and Bhanupriya. Her filmography includes classics like Apoorva Sagodharargal, Raja Chinna Roja, Thevar Magan, as well as Mani Ratnam's Iruvar (1997), which co-starred Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu, Nasser and Revathi.
She has also acted in the Kannada films Elu Suttina Kote, Chikkejamana and Cheluva, and in the Hindi movies Pyar Hua chori chori, Janata ki Adalat, Haiwan, Admi, Appoo Raja, Trimurti, and Dhaal. Before this, she had done a several films in Malayalam, notably His Highness Abdulla (starring Mohanlal), Dhruvam (starring Mammootty), and Daddy (opposite Arvind Swamy). Her role in Sukrutham was penned by M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
She has acted in the Tamil serial Indira in the lead role. She made a guest appearance in the song "Chikku Bukku Railu" with Prabhu Deva in the film Gentleman. She had hosted a talk show in Sun TV titled Anbudan which was launched to compete with Koffee with Anu running on STAR Vijay. She acted in the serial Abhirami which was telecast on Kalaingar TV She made a comeback to the film industry in the late 2000s as a costume designer for films starring her partner Kamal Haasan. She won the Vijay Award for Best Costume Designer for Dasavathaaram
Gouthami was married to businessman Sandeep Bhatia in 1998 whom she divorced one year later. Since 2005, she and acclaimed Indian actor Kamal Haasan have been in a live-in relationship. The couple met on the sets of Apoorva Sagodharargal in 1989 and have since remained close friends. She and Kamal have refused to marry each other, citing 'lack of faith in marriage' as the main reason. She has one daughter Subbalakshmi from her divorced marriage,who lives with them and Kamal's daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan from Haasan's second divorced marriage with actress Sarika. Gouthami was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35, and successfully fought against it