The multitalented Punnagai Poo Gheetha has been awarded the prestigious Malaysian Book of Records Awards for The Most Tamil Horror podcast downloaded in a year in 2022. This is indeed a historical win, one that can only be achieved by the visionary and pioneering ambitions of creatives such as Gheetha. The podcast Raagavil Marma Desam is an entertaining and eerie programme that allows callers to share on air their most haunting and supernatural experiences. The show is an immersive experience into the deep harrowing fears that society holds for the world of ghosts, demons, and spirits.
Punnagai Poo Gheetha has been an exceptional and inspiring talent not just within the sphere of the Malaysian Tamil entertainment industry but also throughout the international entertainment sphere. One of the most notable accolades of hers has been the Malaysian Book Records Award for The First Female Tamil Movie Producer To Have Produced A Tamil Movie In India for her production venture in the hit Kollywood film Arinthum Ariyamalum. The film had been widely praised for its emotional and sentimental performances by Prakash Raj, Navdeep, and the brilliant debut of Arya, who won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut South for his work on the film. Gheetha’s tenacity to venture into international film production reveals just how much passion and vigour she has for contributing to the development of culture and art globally. Punnagai Poo Gheetha would go on to produce another classic and cult Tamil film, Pattiyal, which has some of the most unforgettable and soul-shattering music created by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Born in Taiping, Perak, to a plantation-owning father, Gheetha Ammasee would begin her career in media by becoming a host on NTV7 on a show called Rythm and Raaga. She would then go on to become part of THR Raaga, and she has been an inseparable part of the radio station since its founding. Punnagai Poo Gheetha, while establishing herself as a radio personality and film producer, would go on to become an actress as well. She had initially played small cameo roles in her previous productions, but as her career progressed, she would soon take on lead roles, such as her work on the Malaysian Tamil film Maindhan and the Indian Tamil film Kaaval, which later won her another award from the Malaysian Book of Records for being the first Malaysian to play the lead in an Indian movie.