Biography of MGR/ M.G.Ramachandran Tamil Cinema Actor-Former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu

Name: MARUDHUR GOPALA MENON RAMACHANDRAN

Known as : M.G.RAMACHANDRAN/”MGR” /MAKKAL THILAGAM/PURATCHI THALAIVAR

Father: Melakkath Gopala Menon

Mother:Marudhur Sathyabama

Date of Birth: 17th January 1917

Born at : Nawalapitiya near Kandy in Srilanka

Date of Death:  24th December 1987 (at the age of 70 years at Chennai)

Education:  Elementary  School (Incomplete)

Occupation:

  • Tamil Actor / Producer/Director
  • Politician

Awards:

  • Filmfare- Best Actor Award for “Enga Veettu Pillai”-1965
  • Filmfare -Best Film Award for “Adimai Penn”- 1970
  • National Film Award for Best Actor for the film “Rickshawkaran” in 1972.
  • Honorary doctorates from University of Madras and The World University (Arizona).
  • Bharat Ratna- in 1988 (Posthumous)
Famous For:
  • Actor – Turned Politician- Established a new Political Party- AAIDMK-
  • Became  the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu successively for 3 terms
  • Role-Model For Many Actors
Without formal education in any school, college or university,  “MGR”, by his planned and dedicated acting in cinemas,  earned incomparable popularity  and became the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and  received honorary doctorates and also received  the country’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’.

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