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Sivaji Ganesan

Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan Manrayar, commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan1 October 1927 – 21 July 2001), was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of the 20th century. He is one of the most respected film actors in India. He is well known for his versatility and acting skills with numerous roles depicted on screen. He progressed from a stage actor since his childhood to the filmdom with such an authority that the Tamil cinema considered as the golden era. In a career spanning close to five decades he has acted in nearly 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. Ganesan was the first Indian film actor to win a "Best Actor" award in an International film festival, the Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Cairo, Egypt in 1960. Many leading South Indian film actors have stated that their acting was influenced by Ganesan. He was also the first Indian actor to be made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Ganesan is remembered as the iconic figure of Tamil cinema. He is referred to as "The Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema". From Parasakthi onwards, he has won the President's Award for more than 12 times. During end of his career, Ganesan was conferred the highest and the most prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema in 1997. In spite of his celebrated film career, his short stint in politics became a futile attempt.


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Born:
Oct 1, 1928 In Villuppuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Movie/TV Credits:
142
First Appeared:
In the movie Parasakthi 1952-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Poo Parikka Varugirom 1999-09-17
Known For
Filmography
Movie Poo Parikka Varugirom 1999-09-17
Movie Padayappa Padayappa's Father 1999-04-01
Movie En Aasai Rasave 1998-08-28
Movie Oru Yaatra Mozhi Anantha Subramaniam 1997-03-27
Movie Once More Ganesan 1997-07-04
Movie Pasumpon Durairasu Thevar 1995-04-14
Movie Vietnam Colony 1994-07-05
Movie Thevar Magan Peria-thevar 1992-05-05
Movie Chinna Marumagal 1992-05-23
Movie Mudhal Kural 1992-08-14
Movie Gnana Paravai 1991-02-10
Movie En Thamizh En Makkal 1988-09-02
Movie Pudhiya Vaanam 1988-12-09
Movie Raja Mariyadhai 1987-01-14
Movie Veerapandiyan 1987-04-14
Movie Krishnan Vandhaan 1987-08-28
Movie Anbulla Appa 1987-05-13
Movie Saadhanai 1986-01-09
Movie Marumagal 1986-01-25
Movie Viduthalai Inspector Rajasingam 1986-04-11
Movie Lakshmi Vandhachu 1986-10-31
Movie Padikkatha Panayar 1985-03-22
Movie Naam Iruvar 1985-03-07
Movie Needhiyin Nizhal 1985-04-12
Movie Nermai 1985-05-03
Movie Raja Rishi Sage Vishwamitra / King Kaushika 1985-09-20
Movie Mudhal Mariyathai Malaichami 1985-08-15
Movie Chiranjeevi 1984-02-16
Movie Vaazhkai 1984-04-13
Movie Dhaavani Kanavugal 1984-09-14
Movie Ezhudhaadha Sattangal 1984-08-15
Movie Iru Medhaigal 1984-09-14
Movie Sumangali 1983-08-12
Movie Sandhippu 1983-06-16
Movie Vellai Roja 1983-11-03
Movie Vaa Kanna Vaa 1982-02-05
Movie Oorukku Oru Pillai 1982-02-04
Movie Hitler Umanath 1982-01-25
Movie Sangili 1982-04-13
Movie Paritchaikku Neramaachu 1982-11-13
Movie Theerpu 1982-05-25
Movie Oorum Uravum 1982-11-13
Movie Thunai 1982-10-01
Movie Thyagi 1982-09-03
Movie Kalthoon 1981-05-01
Movie Mohana Punnagai 1981-01-14
Movie Lorry Driver Rajakannu 1981-07-03
Movie Madi Veetu Ezhai 1981-08-22
Movie Natchathiram 1980-04-11
Movie Rishi Moolam 1980-01-25
Movie Dharma Raja 1980-04-25
Movie Yamanukku Yaman 1980-05-16
Movie Ratha Paasam 1980-06-14
Movie Vishwaroobam 1980-11-06
Movie Nalladhoru Kudumbam 1979-05-03
Movie Kavari Maan 1979-04-05
Movie Imayam 1979-07-21
Movie Vetrikku Oruvan 1979-12-07
Movie Thyagam 1978-03-03
Movie Ennai Pol Oruvan 1978-03-17
Movie General Chakravarthi 1978-06-16
Movie Justice Gopinath Gopinath 1978-12-16
Movie Pilot Premnath 1978-10-29
Movie Deepam 1977-01-25
Movie Naam Pirandha Mann 1977-08-07
Movie Ilaya Thalaimurai 1977-07-28
Movie Unakkaga Naan 1976-12-11
Movie Vaira Nenjam 1975-11-02
Movie Thanga Padhakkam S. P. Choudhry 1974-05-01
Movie Rajaraja Cholan Rajaraja Cholan 1973-05-01
Movie Bharatha Vilas Gopal 1973-03-23
Movie Gauravam Rajinikanth / Kannan 1973-10-25
Movie Engal Thanga Raja 1973-07-15
Movie Rajapart Rangadurai 1973-12-21
Movie Gnana Oli 1972-03-10
Movie Pattikkada Pattanama 1972-05-06
Movie Vasantha Maligai Anand 1972-09-29
Movie Iru Thuruvam 1971-01-13
Movie Kulama Gunama 1971-03-25
Movie Thangaikkaaga 1971-02-06
Movie Babu 1971-10-18
Movie Moondru Dheivangal 1971-08-14
Movie Dharti Guest appearance 1970-02-06
Movie Vietnam Veedu 1970-04-10
Movie Ethiroli 1970-06-16
Movie Raman Ethanai Ramanadi 1970-08-15
Movie Sivandha Mann Bharath 1969-11-09
Movie Thillana Mohanambal Sikkil Shanmughasundaram 1968-01-31
Movie Galatta Kalyanam Madhan 1968-04-12
Movie Enga Oor Raja 1968-10-21
Movie Harichandra 1968-11-02
Movie Kandhan Karunai Veerabaghu 1967-01-01
Movie Thangai Madhan 1967-05-19
Movie Thiruvarutchelvar 1967-07-28
Movie Ooty Varai Uravu Ravi 1967-11-01
Movie Iru Malargal 1967-10-31
Movie Motor Sundaram Pillai Sundaram Pillai 1966-01-25
Movie Mahakavi Kalidas Kalidas 1966-08-19
Movie Saraswathi Sabatham Vidyapathi 1966-09-03
Movie Selvam 1966-11-10
Movie Anbu Karangal 1965-02-18
Movie Thiruvilayadal Lord Shiva in Different Disguises 1965-07-31
Movie Neela Vanam Babu 1965-12-10
Movie Karnan Karnan 1964-01-13
Movie Puthiya Paravai Gopal 1964-09-12
Movie Pachai Vilakku 1964-04-02
Movie Navarathiri Widowder Arputhraj/Drunkard/Doctor Karunagaran/Gunman/Villager/Leper/Actor Sathyavaan Singaram/Commissioner Veerapan/Bridegroom Anand 1964-11-03
Movie Andavan Kattalai Professor Krishnan 1964-12-31
Movie Arivaali Aalavanthan 1963-02-28
Movie Annai Illam 1963-11-14
Movie Iruvar Ullam 1963-03-29
Movie Vadivukku Valaikaappu 1962-07-07
Movie Bale Pandiya 1962-05-26
Movie Bandha Pasam 1962-10-27
Movie Aalayamani Thyagarajan 1962-11-23
Movie Nitchaya Thamboolam 1961-02-08
Movie Kappal Ottiya Thamizhan Va. Vu. Chidambaram Pillai 1961-01-31
Movie Paasamalar Rajasekharan 1961-05-27
Movie Paalum Pazhamum Dr Ravi 1961-09-09
Movie Padithaal Mattum Podhuma 1961-12-31
Movie Deiva Piravi 1960-04-12
Movie Irumbu Thirai 1960-09-01
Movie Thangapadumai 1959-01-10
Movie Veerapandiya Kattabomman Veerapandiya Kattabomman 1959-05-16
Movie Bhaagapirivinai 1959-10-31
Movie Uthama Puthiran Parthiban and Vikraman 1958-02-07
Movie Kathavarayan 1958-03-27
Movie Makkalai Petra Magarasi Chengodayyan 1957-02-22
Movie Ambikapathy 1957-12-31
Movie Thangamalai Ragasiyam 1957-06-29
Movie Pennin Perumai 1956-02-16
Movie Tenali Raman Tenali Ramakrishna 1956-03-27
Movie Amara Deepam Ashok 1956-06-20
Movie Rangoon Radha Dharmalinga Mudaliar 1956-10-31
Movie Mudhal Thedhi Sivagnanam 1955-02-28
Movie Kalvanin Kadhali 1955-11-13
Movie Manohara Manohara 1954-03-03
Movie Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari Ambalavannan / Ambalam 1954-07-01
Movie Koondukkili 1954-03-31
Movie Thirumbi Paar 1953-03-31
Movie Poongothai 1953-03-31
Movie Parasakthi Gunasekaran 1952-10-16
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