Kollangudi Karuppayee was born in Tamil Nadu. She is professionally a folk singer and has also performed in various films and events. She is one of the living legends of folk music, and many people follow her works. She raised the scale of the finest folk music that one can produce. She is an inspiration to many, and her music remains as a gift for many emerging musicians. Kollangudi not only was an expert music player but she also acted in many movies. She has been active in the industry since 1985.

She debuted in the 1985 flick; “Aan Paavam”, its story is about a complicated and a mix match happening there. Pandian and Pandiarajan are sons of V.K. Ramasamy. Pandian’s father arranged a girl for his son for his marriage, hearing this he visits the village to meet the girl but enters the wrong house, it was all fate that the house he went in also expected a person to show up to marry their daughter. They fall for each other at the first sight but the confusion gets sorted when the marriage bureau agent shows up and clarifies the situation. It makes everyone sad and unhappy. His father arranged everything for the wedding ceremony but Pandian forces to marry Seetha. With all the events following and tragic events taking place, finally Pandian marries Seetha and Pandiarajan marries Revathi (the girl with whom Pandian was supposed to get married).

The music of the film was phenomenal, and the audience liked and appreciated it. In 1996, she acted in Gopala, the story about Gopalakrishnan, who is an expert cook who recently moved to Chennai. His skill is appreciated by the women living in his building; their husbands soon become envious of him. Gopala falls for Usha and tries to win her heart with the help of the ladies living in his neighborhood. She agrees to marry him and soon finds that he is already married but his wife was pregnant, and she eloped with her lover the night they married. Hearing this Usha feels inferior and she leaves him.

Gopala’s father comes to stay with him and helps him win Usha’s heart. Deva composed the music for the film which grabbed immense public attention. Kollangudi has seen a lot of pain in her life. Her husband and daughter died in front of her in a road accident which made her mentally poor and unstable. The youth now takes her care.