Gemini Ganesan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gemini Ganesan

Indian actor

Date of Birth: 17-Nov-1920

Place of Birth: Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Death: 22-Mar-2005

Profession: actor, film actor

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Gemini Ganesan

  • Ramasamy Ganesan (16 November 1919 – 21 March 2005), better known by his stage name Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian film actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema.
  • He was nicknamed "Kadhal Mannan" (King of Romance) for the romantic roles he played in films.
  • Ganesan was one of the "three biggest names of Tamil cinema", the other two being M.
  • G.
  • Ramachandran (known by his initials as MGR) and Sivaji Ganesan.
  • While Sivaji Ganesan excelled in films with drama, and MGR dominated films with fight sequences, Gemini Ganesan held his own with sensitive portrayals of the yearning lover.
  • A recipient of the Padma Shri in 1971, he had also won several other awards including the "Kalaimamani", the "MGR Gold Medal" and the "Screen Lifetime Achievement Award".
  • He came from an intercaste family, and was one of the few graduates to enter the film industry at that time.Gemini Ganesan made his debut with Miss Malini in 1947, but was noticed only after playing the villain in Thai Ullam in 1953.
  • After playing the lead role in Manam Pola Mangalyam (1954), he finally acquired star status.
  • However, unlike Sivaji Ganesan or MGR, Gemini Ganesan was not originally a stage performer, and was never involved in politics.
  • In his long film career spanning over five decades, Ganesan acted in more than 200 films, mainly in Tamil cinema, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada.
  • His performances on the screen were enhanced by successful playback singers such as A.
  • M.
  • Rajah and P.
  • B.
  • Sreenivas.
  • In spite of his celebrated film career, Ganesan's personal life, particularly his marriages to multiple women over the years, has often been a subject of criticism.
  • He married the famous South Indian actress Savitri with whom he had a daughter and a son.
  • He won two Filmfare Awards.

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