Sivaji Ganesan Wiki: Shivaji Ganesan was born on 1 October 1927 in Villupuram to Chinnaiya Manrayar and Rajamani Ammal. His given name is Villupuram Chinnaiyapillai Ganesan.
Shivaji Ganesan ran away from home at the age of nine to fulfill his dream as he was greatly inspired by plays at an early age and was interested in participating in them. Later, his own mother helped him get on the theater troupe. Shivaji Ganesan married Kamala. They have sons Ramkumar and Prabhu and daughters Shanti and Thenmozhi.
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Before coming to the screen, Shivaji Ganesan, who acted in plays, became very famous through his play ‘Hindu Rajyam’. Father Periyar praised his acting skills as Emperor Shivaji. He called him ‘Shivaji Ganesan’. It was this event that earned him the nickname ‘Shivaji Ganesan’.
Shivaji Ganesan was very involved in politics and was involved in the Dravidian movement till 1955. In 1961, he joined the Congress party. In 1982, he became a member of the upper house of parliament. Later, due to differences in the party, he left the party in 1987 and started a new party called ‘Tamil Progressive Front’. Despite being a great actor, he did not have as much influence in politics as MG Ramachandran.
Shivaji made his screen debut in 1952 with Karunanidhi’s screenplay, Parasakthi. The long and deep verses with a social vision and Shivaji’s unparalleled performance earned him the status of a great artist in a single film.
Shivaji devised a new grammar for acting in Tamil to the extent that not only Ganesan’s face but also his hands, feet, and nails could be seen. There are probably no roles that Shivaji does not accept on-screen. That is why over time he became known as the acting emperor and actor Tilak.
When we pronounce the names of freedom fighters like Veerapandiya Kattabomman, WAC, Bhagat Singh, Tirupur Kumaran, Subhash Chandra Bose, the face that appears on our memory screen will be his. Towards the end of his life, he acted with the same charm in character roles as Thevar Magan, Padiyappa, Once More.
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Shivaji Ganesan was the first Indian to receive the title of Chevalier. He is also the recipient of many awards such as the Kalaimamani Award, the Padma Awards, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.