Gouthami,(Telugu:గౌతమి ) born as Gouthami Tadimalla, is a popular Indian actress. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada films. Her first film was Dayamayudu,a telugu movie a film based on the life of Jesus Christ.
She was studying Electronics engineering in Vizag when she got her first film offer. She was introduced to Tamil films through Guru Shishyan, a superhit film co-starring Rajnikanth.
She was a top heroine of tamil cinema from the late 80's to the mid 90's ,and a competitor to the other heroines of the time, Kushboo and Banupriya.
Her role in the movie Thevar Magan was well received by the audience.
She also achieved a critical acclaim for her role in Mani Ratnam's "Iruvar"(1997), which had Aishwarya Rai,Prakash Rai,Mohan Lal,Tabu, Nasser and Revathi in the lead.
She has acted also in Kannada films Elu Suttina Kote, Chikkejamana and Cheluva. She has acted in the Hindi movies, Pyar Hua chori chori, Janata ki Adalat, Haiwan, Admi, Appoo Raja, Trimurti and Dhaal. Prior to this, she had done a few movies in Malayalam, notably His Highness Abdulla which was a Mohanlal starrer, and Dhruvam, which was a Mammootty starrer. She has acted in the Tamil serial "Indira" in the lead role of Indira. She also danced in the famous song 'Chikku Bukku Railu' with Prabhu Deva in the film Gentleman.Recently she has done a talk show in Sun TV titled ANBUDAN which was launched to compete with Koffee with Anu running successfully on STAR Vijay.
She married Sandeep Bhatia on June 7, 1998 at Taj Coromandel hotel in Chennai whom she divorced in a year. She now lives with Kamal Haasan along with her only daughter. She considers Kamal's daughter as hers and has publicly declared that she has 3 daughters. The same is with Kamal's daughters too. She is suffering from cancer.