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
(now Tamil Nadu, India)
|Died||22 March 2005 (aged 84)
|Other names||Kadhal Mannan, Gemini Ganesh, Gemini Mama|
|Alma mater||Madras Christian College,Chennai|
|Spouse(s)||Alamelu (1940–2005) (His death)
Savitri (1954–1981) (Deceased)
|Children||Kamala Selvaraj (daughter)