Biography of Sivaji Ganesan- Tamil Cinema Actor-Part 2

Biography of  Sivaji Ganesan -Part 1

Biography of Sivaji Ganesan-Part 2

A List of Films acted by Sivaji Ganesan

Sivaji Ganesan has acted in a total of 309 Movies as detailed below:

Tamil Movies: 282
Telugu Movies-19
Kannada Movies-2
Malayalam Movies-3 and
Hindi ( in guest roles)-3

Sivaji Ganesan has acted in a variety of Tamil movies, of social/family stories, of both humourous and serious themes, historic stories, Tamil epics/Hindu mythology based stories.

Sivaji Ganesan has acted in single role, double roles, triple roles and even in nine roles.

Even in a single role Sivaji Ganesan has exhibited the various feelings called ‘navarasam’/nine different emotions of man, by his facial expressions/body language and unique lips movements for dialogues and songs.

The following is a list of some of the notable Tamil Movies acted by Sivaji Ganesan:

  • ‘Parasakthi’- Sivaji Ganesan’s First Movie-1952

  • ‘Thirumbi Paar’- Acted as villain-1953
Thirumbi Paar
  • ‘Manohara’-1954

  • ‘Koondukili’- In a negative role-The only movie co-starred with MGR-1954
  • ‘Thooku Thooki-1954
Thooku Thooki
  • ‘Kalvanin Kadhali’-1955
Kalvanin Kadhali
  • ‘Rangone Radha’-1956
Rangone Radha
  • ‘Thanga Malai Ragasiyam”-1957
Thangamalai Ragasiyam
  • ‘Ambigabathi’-1957
  • ‘Uthama Puthiran’-The First Dual Role Movie-1958
Uthama Puthiran
  • ‘Thanga Padhumai’-1959
Thanga Padhumai
  • ‘Veera Pandia Katta Bomman’-1959
Veerapaniya Kattabomman
  • ‘Bhaga Pirivinai’-1959
Baga Pirivinai
  • ‘Padikkadha Medhai’-1960
Padikadha Medhai
  • ‘Paava Mannippu’-1961
Pava Mannippu
  • ‘Paasa Malar’-1961
Pasa Malar
  • ‘Kappal Ottiya Thamizhan’-1961
Kappal Ottiya Thamizhan
  • ‘Padithal Mattum Podhuma’-1962
Padithal Mattu Podhuma
  •  ‘Bale Pandiya’-1962
Bale Pandiya
  • ‘Ratha Thilagam’-1963
Ratha Thilagam

  • ‘Karnan’-1964
  • ‘Pudhiya Paravai’-1964
Pudhiya Paravai
  • ‘Navarathiri’- in 9 roles-1964

  • ‘Thiruvilayadal’-1965
  • ‘Saraswathi Sabadham’-1966
Saraswathi Sabadham

  • ‘Kandhan Karunai’-1967
Kandhan Karunai

  • ‘Ootty Varai Uravu’-1967
Ootty Varai Uravu
  • ‘Galata Kalyanam’-1968
Galatta Kalyanam
  • ‘Thillana Mohanambal’-1968
Thillana Mohanambal

  • ‘Uyarndha Manidhan’-1968
Uyarndha Manidhan
  • ‘Thanga Churangam’-1969
Thanga Churangam
  • ‘Deiva Magan’- in Triple Roles-The First South Indian Movie Nominated For ‘Oscar Award’-1969
Deiva Magan

  • ‘Vietnam Veedu’-1970

Vietnam Veedu
  • ‘Engirundho Vandhal’-1970
Engirundho Vandhal
  • ‘Sumadhi En Sundhari’-1971
Sumathi En Sundari
  • ‘Babu’-1971
  • ‘Gnana Oli’-1972
Gnana Oli

  • ‘Vasantha Maaligai’-1972
Vasantha Maligai
  • ‘Bharadha Vilas’-1973
Bharatha Vilas
  • ‘Raja Raja Cholan’-1973
Raja Raja Cholan
  • ‘Gauravam’-1973

  • ‘Thanga Padhakkam’-1974
Thanga Padhakkam

  • ‘Anbe Aruyire’-1975
Anbe Aaruyire

  • ‘Uthaman’-1976

  • ‘Annan Oru Kovil’-1977
Annan Oru Kovil
  • ‘Andaman Kadhali’-1977
Andaman Kadhali

  • ‘General Chakravarthi’-1978

General Chakravarthi

  • ‘Thirisoolam’-In Triple roles-1979

  • ‘Rishi Moolam’-1980
Rishi Moolam

  • ‘Kall Thoon’-1981
Kall Thoon

  • ‘Mirudhanga Chakravarthi’-1983
Mirudhanga Chakravarthi
  1. ‘Dhavani Kanavugal’-1984
Dhavani Kanavugal
  • ‘Mudhal Mariyadhai’-1985
Mudhal Mariyadhai
  • ‘Thaiku Oru Thalattu’-1986
Thaikku Oru Thalattu

  • ‘Devar Magan’-1992
Devar Magan
  • ‘Once More’-1997
Once More
  • ‘Padaiyappa’-1999
  • ‘Pooparikka Varigirom’- The Last Movie Acted by Sivaji Ganesan-1999
Pooparikka Varigirom

Awards and honours Given To Sivaji Ganesan:

The following is a list of the “National” and “International”Awards Given to Sivaji Ganesan for his outstanding performance in Indian Cinema Field

  •     “Padma Shri”-By the Union Government of India-1966
    Padma Shri Award
  •     “Padma Bhushan”-By the Union  Government of India-1984
    Padma Bhushan Award
  • ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award”- For Life Time Achievement in the field of Indian Cinema-The highest award given by the Union Government of India in the Cinema Field- 1997
    Dadasaheb Phalke Award
  • “Chevalier”-By the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France -1995-On 22nd  April 1995, in a  ceremony held at the  ‘MA Chidambaram Stadium’ in Chennai, Mr.Philip Petit, the French Ambassador to India presented the Chevalier title and medallion to Sivaji Ganesan
    Chevalier Award of France
  • “Kalaimamani”-By the “Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram” / Tamilnadu Literature, Music and Drama Association of Tamilnadu- 1997
  • “NTR National Award”-By the State Government of Andhra Pradesh-1998
  • Sivaji Ganesan was given the -“Special Jury Award” in the National Film Awards by the Union Government of India- for  his performance in the Tamil Movie-‘Devar Magan’-199

Sivaji Ganesan was given the “The Best Actor Award” in the “Filmfare Awards- South” for the following movies:

  • Gnana Oli’- 1973
    Gnana Oli
  • ‘Gauravam’-  1974
  • ‘Mudhal Mariyadhai’- 1986.
    Mudhal Mariyadhai

“The Best Actor in Asia-Africa Continent Award” was given to Sivaji Ganesan at the Afro-Asian Film Festival for his performance in the Tamil Movie- ‘Veerpandia Kattabomman’-1960. Sivaji Ganesan was the first Indian Cinema Actor to receive the above award.

Veerapandiya Kattabomman
  • Sivaji Ganesan was invited by the President of the United States of America/U.S.A. John F.Kennedy,as the ‘Cultural Ambassador’ under the ‘Cultural Exchange Programme’ in the year 1964
  • Annamalai University- Chidambaram, Tamilnadu gave an “Honorary Doctorate” to Sivaji Ganesan in the year 1986
  • The Government of the United States of America/U.S.A. gave to Sivaji Ganesan the ‘Citizenship in the Columbia, USA’ in the year 1991.

Posthumous Honours Given to Sivaji Ganesan:

  • The Union Government of India, released a commemorative- ‘Postage-Stamp’ with Sivaji Ganesan’s image on 1st October 2001.
Sivaji Ganesan Commemorative Postage Stamp
  • The State Government of Pondicherry/Puducherry erected a statue of Sivaji Ganesan to honour him for his talented acting in Indian Cinema and for the large numbers of his fans in Pondicherry State
    Sivaji Ganesan Statue in Pondicherry
    • The State Government of Tamilnadu erected a statue of Sivaji Ganesan on the ‘Kamarajar Road’
      Sivaji Ganesan Statue in Chennai
    • The South Indian Film Artists’Association had declared the birthday of Sivaji Ganesan, the 1st of October as the “Actors’Day” for the entire Film Industry in Tamilnadu.
      Sivaji Ganesan's Birthday 1st October Celebrated as Actors Day
    • The State Government of Maharashtra has instituted a State Award in the name of the “Sivaji Ganesan Award” under the ‘Best Actor’ category of its annual awards.
    • A Memorial to Sivaji Ganesan has been built inside the ‘A.V.M.’ Studios, Chennai, on the spot where V.C.Ganesan faced the cinema camera for the first time for his first movie ‘Parasakthi’.  The Memorial is made of a black granite slab, placed vertically,  with a brass plate in the centre,  with a close up figure of Sivaji Ganesan delivering his first opening word “SUCCESS” on the top of the slab  with the details of the memorial in the brass plate. The “Sivaji Ganesan Memorial” was inaugurated on 17th October 2002, the 50th Anniversary of the release of the movie ‘Parasakthi’ 
    A Memorial to  Sivaji Ganesan inside A.V.M.Studios Chennai

    Sivaji Ganesan’s forty years of active acting career (From 1952 To 1992) , with his best performances in Tamil Cinema Field, have  made ‘Nadigar Thilagam’-Chevalier-Dr.Sivaji Ganesan, a “Live University in Acting” in Tamilnadu.

    Quote By Sivaji Ganesan:

    “Whatever I learnt was outside the walls (of Schools and Colleges). I learnt in life by asking questions”

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