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Shivaji Ganesan (1928–2001)

Tamil superstar from a poor family in Tamil Nadu, India. His father worked on the railways. On the day of his birth his father, Chiniah Pillai, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was jailed for participating in the Independence movement in Nellikuppam (Tamil Nadu, India). He was frequently in and out of jail, and was raised by his mother, Rajamani Ammal. ... See full bio »

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 1999 Padaiyappa
Padaiyappa's Father
 1997 Oru Yaatra Mozhi
Anantha Subramaniam (Periyavar)
 1997 Once More
 1995 Pasumponn
 1993 Paramparyam
 1992 Knock Out (Short)
 1992 Muthal Kural
 1992 Nangal
 1992 The Chieftain's Son
Peria-thevar
 1991 Gnana Paravai
 1988 Marmagal
 1988 Pudhiya Vanam
 1987 Anbulla Appa
 1987 Jallikkattu
 1987 Thambathiyam
 1987 Veera Pandian
 1987 Agni Putrudu
 1986 Ananda Kannir
 1986 Maaveran
 1986 Marumagal
 1986 Saadhanai
 1986 Viduthalai
 1985 Bandham
 1985 Muthal Mariyathai
Malaichami
 1985 Nam Iruvar
 1985 Nermai
 1985 Padikkathavan
Baldev Kashiram Pandey
 1985 Raja Rishi
 1984 Chiranjeevi
 1984 Iru Methaigal
 1984 Naney Raja
 1984 Tharasu
 1984 Thiruppam
 1984 Vamsa Vilakku
 1984 Vazhkai
 1983 Imaigal
 1983 Neethipathi
 1983 Sandhippu
 1983 Sumangali
 1983 Vellai Roja
 1982 Nenjalgal
 1982 Oorum Uravum
 1982 Sangili
 1982 Theerpu
 1982 Thunai
 1982 Vaa Kanna Vaa
 1982 Thyagi
 1981 Amarakaviyam
 1981 Kalthoon
 1980 Dharma Raja
 1980 Ratha Pasam
 1980 Rishi Moolam
 1980 Vishwa Roopam
 1979 Emayam
 1979 Kavariman
 1979 Naan Vaazha Vaippen
Ravi
 1979 Thirisulam
 1978 Punya Bhoomi
 1978 Thacholy Ambu
 1978 Thyaagam
 1977 Dheepam
 1976 Gurudakshinai
 1976 Rojavin Raja
 1976 Sathyam
 1976 Unakkaga Naan
 1976 Uthaman
 1975 Anbe Aruyere
 1975 Doctor Siva
Dr. Siva
 1975 Vaira Nenjam
 1975 Baaghi Lutera
 1974 Anbai Thedi
 1974 En Magan
 1974 Thayi
 1974 Vani Rani
 1973 Bhakta Tukaram
Sivaji
 1973 Gauravam
 1973 Ponnunnjal
 1973 Raja Raja Chozhan
Rajaraja Chozhan
 1972 Dharmam Engey
 1972 Gnana Oli
Anthony
 1972 Neethi
 1972 Raja
 1972 Dharmam Enge
 1971 Babu
 1971 Iru Thuruvam
 1971 Kulama Kunama
 1971 Praptham
 1971 Savale Samali
 1971 Thangaikkaga
 1971 Thenum Palum
 1970 Enga Mama
 1970 Ethiroli
 1970 Pathukappu
 1970 Sorgam
 1970 Vietnam Veedu
Prestige Padmanabha Iyer
 1969 Daivamagan
 1969 Gurudakshinai
 1969 Kaval Daivam
Toddy-tapper
 1969 Nirai Kudam
 1969 Sivantha Mann
 1969 Thirudan
 1968 Anbalipu
 1968 Arunodaya
 1968 En Thambi
 1968 Harishchandra
 1968 Thillana Mohanambal
Sikkil Shanmughasundaram
 1967 Kandan Karunai
Veerabaghu
 1967 Paladai
 1967 Pesum Daivam
 1967 Thangai
Madan
 1967 Iru Malargal
 1966 Mahakavi Kalidas
Kali
 1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai
Sundaram Pillai
 1966 Saraswathi Sabatham
Vidyapati (as Padmashri Shivaji Ganesan)
 1966 Selvam
 1965 Anbukkarangal
 1965 Neelavanam
 1965 Pazhani
 1965 Shanti
 1965 Thiruvilayadal
Lord Shiva in Different Disguises
 1964 Murudan Muthu
 1964 Navarathri
 1964 Ramadasu
 1964 School Master
 1964 Karnan
Karna
 1963 Annai Illam
 1963 Arivali
 1963 Daanveer Karna
Karna
 1963 Iruvar Ullam
Selvam
 1963 Karna
Karna
 1963 Kumkumam
 1963 Mamakaram
 1963 Raktha Tilakam
Kumar
 1962 Alayamani
 1962 Bale Pandiya
 1962 Bandha Pasam
 1962 Rakhi
Intro (uncredited)
 1962 Senthamarai
 1962 Valar Pirai
 1961 Kappalottiya Thamizhan
Va. Vu. Chidambaram Pillai
 1961/I Pasamalar
Rajasekharan
 1961 Pavamanippu
Rahim
 1961 Punarjanmam
 1961 Shri Valli
 1960 Amar Prem
 1960 Deivapiravi
 1960 Irumputhirai
 1960 Kurvanji
 1960/II Mahakavi Kalidasu
Mahakavi Kalidasu
 1960 Makkala Rajya
 1960 Pavai Vilakku
 1960 Petra Manam
 1960 Raja Bhakti
 1960 Vidiveli
 1959 Amar Shaheed
 1959 Aval Yar
 1959 Maragatham
Varendran
 1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman
Kattaboman
 1958 Bommalapelli
 1958 Pati Bhakti
 1958 Raj Tilak
 1958 Sabash Meena
 1958 School Master
 1958 Sitamgar
 1958 Suhag
 1957 Ambikapathy
Ambikapathy
 1957 Bhagyavathi
 1957 Makkalai Petra Maharasi
Chengodayyan
 1957 Pudhuvayal
 1957 Sarangadhara
 1957 Vanagamudi
 1956 Amaradeepam
Ashol
 1956 Nalla Veedu
 1956 Raja Rani
 1956 Tenali Raman
Tenali Ramakrishna
 1955 Kalvanin Kadhali
Muthayyan
 1955 Kaveri
 1955 Koteshwaran
 1955 Mangayar Thilakam
Vasu
 1955 Mudhal Thedi
Sivagnanam
 1954 Ethirparadathu
Sunder
 1954 Illara Jyothi
 1954 Kalyanam Panniyum Brahmachari
Ambalavannan / Ambalam
 1954 Kundukkili
 1954/I Manohara
Manohara
 1954 Thooku Thooki
 1954 Thuli Visham
 1954 Andha Naal
Rajan
 1953 Anbu
 1953 Kangal
 1953 Pardesi
Anand
 1953 Pempudu Koduku
Mohan
 1953 Poongothai
 1953 Thirumbi Paar
 1952 Panam
 1952 Parasakthi
Gunasekharan
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Personal Details


Alternate Names:

Shivaji Ganasan | Padmashri Shivaji Ganesan | Sivaji Ganesan | Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillah Ganesan | Shivaji Ganeshan | Thilagam Nadigar | Sivaji
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Trivia:

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. See more »

Nickname:

The Marlon Brando of South Indian Cinema

Star Sign:

Libra

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