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Actor Gemini Ganesan

Actor Gemini Ganesan, original name Ramaswami Ganesan (born November 17, 1920, Pudukkottai princely state, British India [now Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India]—diedMarch 22, 2005, Chennai, Tamil Nadu), Indian actor, one of the stalwarts of Tamil cinema, who acted in a variety of roles but is especially noted as a romantic lead, which earned him the title of Kadhal Mannan (“King of Romance”) among his fans.

Ganesan’s film career spanned five decades and included some 200 films, mostly in Tamilbut a few in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada, Among his many awards are the Kalaimamani Award (given by Tamil Nadu state to those in the arts), an MGR Gold Medal, and a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the film magazine Filmfare). He was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours, in 1971.

Born Ganapathi Subramania Sarma
17 November 1920
British India
(now Tamil Nadu, India)
Died 22 March 2005 (aged 84)
Chennai, India
Other names Kadhal Mannan, Gemini Ganesh, Gemini Mama
Alma mater Madras Christian College,Chennai
Occupation Lecturer, actor
Years active 1947–2002
Spouse(s) Alamelu (1940–2005) (His death)
Pushpavalli (Deceased)
Savitri (1954–1981) (Deceased)
Children Kamala Selvaraj (daughter)

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