Subramaniyan Karuppaiyan (born 25 May 1939), known by his stage name counter mani, is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. He was called Countermani after acting as a Gounder in one of his early day dramas and the pseudonym stuck with him forever. He has the ability to give counter dialogues on the spot and off the script on stage and during shooting but it has nothing to do with his screen name, contrary to popular belief (as counter is a term that was popular only from late 2000's). So far, he has acted in over 310 films.