Known as : M.G.RAMACHANDRAN/”MGR” /MAKKAL THILAGAM/PURATCHI THALAIVAR
Father: Melakkath Gopala Menon
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)
- Tamil Actor / Producer/Director
- 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)
- Actor – Turned Politician- Established a new Political Party- AAIDMK-
- Became the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu successively for 3 terms
- Role-Model For Many Actors