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Sivaji Ganesan

Who was Sivaji Ganesan?

V. Chinnaiya Manrayar Ganesamoorthy, better known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) was an Indian actor and producer. He was active in Tamil cinema during the latter half of the 20th century.

He was known for his versatility and the variety of roles he depicted on screen, which gave him also the Tamil nickname Nadigar Thilagam (transl. the pride of actors). In a career that spanned close to five decades, he had acted 288 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Sivaji Ganesan on his 93rd Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Sivaji Ganesan on his 93rd Birth Anniversary
Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Sivaji Ganesan on his 93rd Birth Anniversary

Friday, October 1, marks the 93rd birth anniversary of late actor Sivaji Ganesan, and Google has paid tribute to the legendary thespian by coming up with a Doodle on him. Bengaluru-based artist Noopur Rajesh Choksi has created the Doodle, Google noted.

Actor Vikram Prabhu, the ace actor’s grandson, was among those who shared the Doodle on Twitter. “Here is the #Googledoodle honoring the Legendary #SivajiGanesan on his 93rd birthday. Appreciate the people from Google India and their guest artist Noopur Rajesh Choksi for the doodle art. Another proud moment! Love him and miss him more every year,” Prabhu said in his post.

Sivaji Ganesan Biography, Wiki

Ganesan was born on October 1, 1928, as Ganesamoorthy in Villupuram in Madras Presidency (present-day Tamil Nadu) of what was then British India. He was an Indian film actor and one of the first method actors in India, active during the latter half of the 20th century. His fame came from his versatility and expressive prowess in Tamil cinema.

At the age of just seven, he left his home to join a theatre group. In December 1945, Ganesamoorthy portrayed Maratha ruler Shivaji in a play titled “Shivaji Kanda Hindu Rajyam.” Such iconic was his performance that the name stuck, and Ganesamoorthy earned the moniker of “Sivaji,” being known by that name for the rest of his life.

Though he was mainly active in Tamil cinema, where he made his debut in 1952’s “Parasakthi,” Ganesan appeared in nearly 300 films, including those in languages such as Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. In a career that spanned nearly five decades, he won several awards, and was the first Indian actor to win a Best Actor award at an international film festival (Afro-Asian Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt), winning for his performance in 1960’s “Veerapandiya Kattabomman.”

Sivaji’s legacy of acting is still admired today, also being an influence to many other Indian film actors. Many contemporary actors in South India have confirmed that their acting styles were influenced by Ganesan.

Full NameV. Chinnaiya Manrayar Ganesamoorthy
Born1 October 1928
Soorakkottai, Madras Presidency, British India
Died21 July 2001 (aged 72)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
Other namesNadigar Thilagam
Simmakuralon
Years active1952–1999
Political partyTamizhaga Munnetra Munnani (1988-1989)
Spouse(s)Kamala​​(m. 1952; his death 2001)​
ChildrenShanthi
Ramkumar
Prabhu
Thenmozhi
Parent(s)Father : Chinnaiya Manrayar
Mother: Rajamani Ammal
RelativesDushyanth Ramkumar (grandson)
Shivaji Dev (grandson)
Vikram Prabhu (grandson)
AwardsKalaimamani (1962), Padma Shri (1966), Padma Bhushan (1984), Chevalier (1995), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1996), NTR National Award (1998)

Sivaji Ganesan Career

Debut as a lead artist

Apart from his immense success and reception in Tamil cinema, he has also acted in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and Kannada-language films. Ganesan’s first film was the Tamil film Parasakthi in 1952, co-starring actress Pandari Bai. The script for the film was written and directed by the now-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi. He took his stage name from Emperor Shivaji, one of the roles he had once enacted.

Donning versatile roles

In most of Ganesan’s films, he played multiple roles, commercial roles, and roles of a Hindu deity especially the Lord Shiva role. The portrayal of Lord Shiva in the movie Thiruvilayaadal won him a lot of accolades in and around the film industry. In the film Navarathiri (1964), Ganesan donned nine different roles that represented the nine emotional states of a person.

Hindi actor, Sanjeev Kumar, was inspired by this film and reprised the nine roles in Naya Din Nayi Raat in 1974. Ganesan could strike a balance between commercial cinema, Mythological cinema, and experimental cinema. Sivaji was always unique when compared to other actors in India during his generation.

Sivaji Ganesan with Rajnikanth Sir
Sivaji Ganesan with Rajnikanth Sir

An expert analyst from cinema admitted the three best versatile actors from India at that time were Shivaji, Dr.Rajkumar, and N. T. Rama Rao. He experimented in films like Thiruvilayaadal, Thiruvarutselvar, Thirumal Perumai, Karnan, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Thillana Mohanaambal, and Raja Rishi. His role in the film Veerapaandiya Kattabomman made him the first South Indian actor recognized outside India in the Afro-Asian film festival in Egypt. He was also applauded for his acting in the film Aalyamani which was remade later by N. T. Rama Rao.

Nearing retirement

Apart from his numerous roles as a single star on screen, Ganesan has acted in supporting roles with many leading actors from different eras. Ganesan has co-starred with M. G. Ramachandran, M. N. Nambiar, Gemini Ganesan, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Prabhu Ganesan, Sathyaraj, Vijayakanth, Mohanlal, Ramarajan, Y. G. Mahendran, Sivakumar, K. Bhagyaraj, Karthik Muthuraman, Arjun Sarja, Joseph Vijay and Abbas. He has also worked with a vast amount of directors and producers. His legacy continues to be remembered today and is looked upon by many leading film actors.

Sivaji Ganesan Death

Suffering from respiratory problems, Ganesan was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on July 21, 2001. He also had been suffering from a prolonged heart ailment for about 10 years. He died at 7:45 pm (IST) on July 21, 2001, at the age of 73. A documentary, Parasakthi Muthal Padayappa Varai was made to commemorate Sivaji Ganesan’s legacy. His funeral was attended by thousands of viewers, politicians, and personalities from the South Indian film fraternity.

Sivaji Gansesan Statue

A statue was erected in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to honor the actor in 2006. It was unveiled by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

Sivaji Gansesan Legacy

Sivaji Ganesan’s most prestigious award was the ‘Chevalier’ in 1995, awarded by the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France. This is one of the main decorations of the French Republic which is conferred to honor the most original and talented personalities, for their remarkable contributions in the field of Arts and Literature in France and all over the world.

On April 22, 1995, at a ceremony held at the MAC Stadium, Chennai, Sivaji Ganesan was presented the Chevalier title and medallion by the French Ambassador to India, Philip Petit. J. Jayalalitha, the entire Tamil film industry, and representatives of all other Indian regional film industries were present at the ceremony.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sivaji Gansesan

  • Sivaji Ganesan was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke award by the Government of India for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
  • During a visit to the USA in 1962, he was named honorary mayor of Niagara City for a day and presented with a key to the city — the only Indian besides Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to receive the honour.
  • During a visit to the US in June 1995, Sivaji Ganesan found himself in Columbus, Ohio. Mayor Greg Lashutka named him honorary citizen of Columbus at a special dinner.
  • In 1976, Sivaji Ganesan was honoured with the Padma Shri and in 1984, Sivaji Ganesan was conferred the Padma Bhushan in recognition of his many contributions to cinema and philanthropy.
  • One of his many awards (many for humanitarian activites), he received the Chevalier, the Order of Arts and Literature (‘Chevalier dans ordre des Arts et Letters’) by the Ministry of Culture, Government of France (it’s highest civilian award), in 1995 for his contributions in the field of Arts and Literature in France and all over the world.

Sivaji Ganesan FAQ’s

Who was Sivaji Ganesan?

V. Chinnaiya Manrayar Ganesamoorthy, better known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) was an Indian actor and producer. He was active in Tamil cinema during the latter half of the 20th century.

How did Sivaji Ganesan die?

Suffering from respiratory problems, Ganesan was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on July 21, 2001. He also had been suffering from a prolonged heart ailment for about 10 years. He died at 7:45 pm (IST) on July 21, 2001, at the age of 73.

Who was Sivaji Ganesan wife?

Ganesan was born on October 1, 1928, as Ganesamoorthy in Villupuram in Madras Presidency (present-day Tamil Nadu) of what was then British India. He was an Indian film actor and one of the first method actors in India, active during the latter half of the 20th century. His fame came from his versatility and expressive prowess in Tamil cinema.

 

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