Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai “Sivaji” Ganesan was associate Republic of Indian film actor and one in all the primary methodology actors in India, active throughout the latter half the twentieth century. His fame came from his skillfulness and communicatory superior skill in Tamil cinema.

He was the first South Indian film actor who won a best actor award in a world film festival, the continent festival command in Cairo, Egypt during 1959. Sivaji’ heritage of acting remains loved today, additionally being an influence to several alternative Indian film actors. several modern actors in South India have confirmed that their acting styles were influenced by Ganesan.



Acting career

Debut as a lead creative person

except his vast success and reception in Tamil cinema, he has additionally acted in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, and Kannada-language films. Ganesan’ initial film was the Tamil film Parasakthi in 1952, co-starring role player Pandari Bai. The script for the film was written and directed by the now-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi. He took his anonym from Emperor Shivaji, one in all the roles he had once enacted.[citation needed]

Donning versatile roles

In most of Ganesan’ films, he compete multiple roles, business roles, and roles of a Hindu deity specially the Lord Shiva role. The portryal of Lord shiva within the motion picture Thiruvilayaadal won him ton of accolades in and round the film industry. within the film Navarathiri (1964), Ganesan donned 9 totally different roles that diagrammatic the nine emotional states of a person.

Hindi actor, Sanjeev Kumar, was galvanized by this film and reprised the nine roles in Naya Din Nayi Raat in 1974. Ganesan may strike a balance between commercial cinema,Mythological cinema and experimental cinema. Sivaji was perpetually distinctive compared to alternative actors in Republic of India throughout his generation.

skilled analyst from cinema admitted the 3 best versatile actors from India at that point 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 within the film Veerapaandiya Kattabomman created him the primary South Indian actor recognized outside India in the continent festival at Egypt. He was additionally applauded for his acting in the film Aalyamani that was remade later by N. T. Rama Rao.

Nearing retirement

except his numerous roles as one star on screen, Ganesan has acted in supporting roles with several leading actors from totally 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 additionally worked with a huge quantity of administrators and producers. His heritage continues to be remembered nowadays and is looked upon by many leading film actors.


stricken by metabolism problems, Ganesan was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in urban center on Gregorian calendar month 21, 2001. He additionally had been stricken by a chronic heart ill for concerning ten years. He died at 7:45pm (IST) on July 21, 2001 at the age of 73. A documentary, Parasakthi Muthal Padayappa Varai was created to commemorate Sivaji Ganesan’ legacy. His ceremonial was attended by thousands of viewers, polititians and personalities from the South Indian film fraternity.


A statue was erected in Chennai, state to honour the actor in 2006. it had been undraped by the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

Legion of Honour

Sivaji Ganesan’ most prestigious award was the ‘Chevalier’ in 1995, awarded by the National Order of the Legion of Honour in France. this can be one in all the most decorations of the France that is bestowed to honour the foremost original and gifted personalities, for his or her outstanding contributions within the field of Arts and Literature in France and every one over the world.

On Apr 22, 1995, at a ceremony command at the mack Stadium, Chennai, Sivaji Ganesan was presented the Chevalier title and medallion by the French Ambassador to India, Philip Petit. J. Jayalalitha, the whole Tamil movie industry and representatives of all alternative Indian regional film industries were gift at the ceremony.

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