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     2== Sivaji Ganesan (b. 1927) == 
     3 
     4Tamil superstar, originally Viluppuram 
     5Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan but best known as 
     6Sivaji. Born in Sirkali, TN, into the peasant 
     7Kallar caste although his father worked on the 
     8railways. According to the official biography, 
     9the day he was born his father was jailed for 
     10participating in the Independence movement 
     11in Nellikuppam. Enjoyed a fitful education and 
     12joined theatre groups. Made his reputation as 
     13actor in C.N. Annadurai’s play Sivaji Kanda 
     14Indhu Rajyam, a historical on the Maratha 
     15Emperor Shivaji which also gave him his screen 
     16name. He followed Annadurai when the latter 
     17started the DMK (1949), and his début, in the 
     18wordy role of Gunasekharan in Parasakthi, 
     19made him the official icon of the Party for some 
     20years (cf. DMK Film). He started distancing 
     21himself from the DMK in the mid-50s, joining 
     22E.V.K. Sampath’s Tamil Nationalist Party (1961), 
     23then joined Congress and wound up 
     24supporting the opposition Janata Dal. Moving 
     25away from the early DMK’s atheistic politics, he 
     26acted in several mythologicals, esp. Sampoorna 
     27Ramayanam and Thiruvillaiyadal, in 
     28nationalist historicals (his most famous film 
     29Veerapandiya Kattaboman) and in 
     30biographicals (Kappalotiya Thamizhan, a 
     31film on V.O. Chidambaram Pillai, a 19th C. antiimperialist 
     32who defied the British to start the 
     33Steam Navigation Co.). Was associated in his 
     34middle period mainly with the films of A. 
     35Bhimsingh and A.P. Nagarajan. Played the 
     36negative role of the womaniser in Thirumbi 
     37Paar and then some years later, more 
     38famously, in Rangoon Radha. According to K. Sivathamby (1981), Ganesan and his main rival, MGR (with whom he acted in one film, 
     39Kundukkili), dominated the Tamil cinema to 
     40such an extent that the two automatically 
     41demanded Madras distribution rights in their 
     42contracts and could bankrupt a producer by 
     43causing production delays, a power the stars 
     44used to further their political ambitions. Their 
     45power base is buttressed by several fan clubs 
     46and the Ganesan Rasikar Manram. Rajya Sabha 
     47Member of Parliament (1982-8). However it is 
     48maintained that Ganesan had a more 
     49significant iconic presence among the Tamil 
     50middle-class, leading to his 1980s-90s 
     51deification, than MGR could ever acquire. His 
     52younger brother ran Sivaji Prod. and his son 
     53Prabhu was propelled to stardom in the 80s in 
     54films like Kozhi Kuvutthu (1982) and Vetri 
     55Vizha (1989, adapting Robert Ludlum’s The 
     56Bourne Identity). 
     57 
     58 
     59FILMOGRAPHY: 1952: Parasakthi; Panam; 
     601953: Poongothai; Anbu; Kangal; 
     61Thirumbi Paar; Manithanum Mrigamum; 
     62Pempudu Koduku; 1954: Andha Naal; Illara 
     63Jyothi; Ethirparadathu; Kalyanam Panniyum 
     64Brahmachari; Kundukkili; Thuli Visham; 
     65Thooku Thooki; Manohara; 1955: 
     66Ulagam Palavitham; Kalvanin Kadhali; 
     67Kaveri; Koteshwaran; Mangayar Thilakam; 
     68Mudhal Thedi; Pennin Perumai; 1956: Amara Deepam; Tenali 
     69Raman; Naney Raja; Nalla Veedu; Raja Rani; 
     70Naan Petra Selvam; Rangoon Radha; 
     71Vazhvile Oru Naal; 1957: Pudhuvayal; 
     72Tangamalai Rahasyam; Makkalai Petra 
     73Maharasi; Manamagal Thevai; Bhagyavati; 
     74Vanangamudi; Rani Lalithangi; 
     75Ambikapathy; Sarangadhara; 1958: 
     76Annaiyin Aanai; Uthama Puthran; 
     77Kathavarayan; Shabash Meena; Sampoorna 
     78Ramayanam; Pati Bhakti; Bommalapelli; School Master; 1959: 
     79Aval Yar; Thangapathumai; Naan Sollum 
     80Rahasiyam; Bhagapirivinai; Maragatham; 
     81Veerapandiya Kattaboman; 1960: Daiva Piravi; Kurvanji; 
     82Irumputhirai; Padikkatha Methai; Petra 
     83Manam; Pavai Vilakku; Raja Bhakti; Makkala 
     84Rajya; Vidiveli; 1961: Ellam Unnakkaga; 
     85Kappalotiya Thamizhan; Pasamalar; 
     86Punarjanmam; Pavamanippu; Marudu 
     87Nattu Veeran; Palum Pazhamum; Srivalli; 
     881962: Alayamani; Senthamarai; Nishchaya 
     89Thambulam; Padithal Mattu Pothuma; Bale 
     90Pandian; Bandha Pasam; Parthal Pasi 
     91Theerum; Vadivukku Valai Kappu; Valar Pirai; 
     921963: Arivali; Annai Illam; Iruvar Ullam; 
     93Raktha Tilakam; Kulamagal Radhai; Chittor 
     94Rani Padmini; Kumkumam; Paar Magale 
     95Paar; Naan Vanangum Daivam; Kalyanin 
     96Kanavan; Mamakaram; 1964: Karnan; 
     97Pachai Vilakku; Andavan Kathali; Kaikodutha 
     98Daivam; Pudhiya Paravai; Muradhan Muthu; 
     99Navarathri; School Master; 1965: Pazhani; 
     100Anbukkarangal; Shanti; Thiruvillaiyadal; 
     101Neelavanam; 1966: Motor Sundaram Pillai; 
     102Mahakavi Kalidas; Saraswathi Sabatham; 
     103Selvam; Thaye Unakkaga; 1967: Kandan 
     104Karunai; Nenjirukumvarai; Pesum Daivam; 
     105Thangai; Paladai; Thiruvarut Selvar; Iru 
     106Malargal; Ootivarai Uravu; 1968: Thirumal 
     107Perumai; Harishchandra; Enga Ooru Raja; 
     108Galatta Kalyanam; En Thambi; Thillana 
     109Mohanambal; Lakshmi Kalyanam; Uyarntha 
     110Manithan; Arunodhayam; 1969: Anbalipu; 
     111Thanga Surangam; Kaval Daivam; 
     112Gurudakshinai; Anjal Petty 520; Nirai Kudam; 
     113Daivamagan; Thirudan; Sivantha Mann; 
     1141970: Enga Mama; Vilayattu Pillai; Vietnam 
     115Veedu; Ethiroli; Raman Ethanai Ramanadi; 
     116Dharti; Sorgam; Engiruthu Vandhal; 
     117Pathukappu; 1971: Iru Thuruvam; 
     118Thangaikkaga; Kulama Kunama; Sumathi En 
     119Sundari; Praptham; Savale Samali; Thenum 
     120Palum; Moondru Daivangal; Babu; 1972: 
     121Raja; Gnana Oli; Pattikada Pattanama; 
     122Dharmam Engay; Thavaputhalvan; Vasantha 
     123Maligai; Neethi; Maa Inti Jyothi; 1973: 
     124Bharatha Vilas; Raja Raja Chozhan; 
     125Ponnunnjal; Engal Thanga Raja; Gauravam; 
     126Manithiral Manikam; Raja Part Rangadurai; 
     127Ranganna Sabatham; Bhakta Tukaram; 1974: 
     128Sivakamyin Selvan; Thayi; Vani Rani; Thanga 
     129Padakkam; En Magan; Anbai Thedi; 
     130Gauravam; 1975: Manithanum 
     131Daivamagalam; Avanthan Manithan; 
     132Mannavan Vandanadi; Anbe Aruyere; Vaira 
     133Nenjam; Doctor Siva; Pattam Bharathamum; 
     1341976: Unakkaga Naan; Grihapravesham; 
     135Sathyam; Uthaman; Chitra Pournami; Rojavin 
     136Raja; Avan Oru Charitram; Ilaya Thalaimurai; 
     137Ennai Pol Oruvan; 1977: Deepam; Naam 
     138Pirandha Maan; Annan Oru Koyil; Andaman 
     139Kathali; Chanakya Chandragupta; Jeevana 
     140Theeralu; 1978: Thyagam; Punya Bhoomi; 
     141General Chakravarthi; Thacholi Ambu; Pilot 
     142Premnath; Justice Gopinath; 1979: Thirisulam; 
     143Emayam; Kavariman; Nallathoru Kudumbam; 
     144Naan Vazhavippen; Pattakathi Bhairavan; 
     145Vetrikku Oruvan; 1980: Dharma Raja; 
     146Yamanukku Yaman; Ratha Pasam; Rishi 
     147Moolam; Vishwa Roopam; 1981: 
     148Amarakaviyam; Sathyam Sundaram; Mohana 
     149Ponnagai; Kalthoon; Lorry Driver Rajakannu; 
     150Madi Veetu Ezhai; Kizhvanam Sivakkam; 
     1511982: Hitler Umanath; Oorukku Oru Pillai; 
     152Ganesan, Sivaji,98 Vaa Kanna Vaa;  
     153Garuda Sowkiyama; Sangili; 
     154Vasanthathil Oru Naal; Theerpu; Thyagi; 
     155Paritchaikku Neramchu; Oorum Uravum; 
     156Nenjangal; Nivurigappina Nippu; Thunai; 
     1571983: Neethipathi; Imaigal; Sandhippu; 
     158Mridanga Chakravarthi; Sumangali; Vellai 
     159Roja; Uruvavugal Maralam; Bezwada Bebbuli; 
     1601984: Thiruppam; Chiranjeevi; Tharasu; 
     161Vazhkai; Charitra Nayakan; Simma 
     162Soppanam; Ezhuthantha Sattangal; Iru 
     163Methaigal; Vamsa Vilakku; Thavani 
     164Kanavukal; 1985: Bandham; Nam Iruvar; 
     165Padikkatha Panayar; Neethiyin Nizhal; 
     166Nermai; Muthal Mariyathai; Raja Rishi; 
     167Padikkadhavan; 1986: Sadhanai; Marumagal; 
     168Ananda Kannir; Viduthalai; Thaikku Oru 
     169Thalattu; Maaveeran; Lakshmi Vandhachu; 
     1701987: Veerapandian; Mutukkal Moonru; 
     171Anbulla Appa; Thambathiyam; Vishwanatha 
     172Nayakudu; Agni Putrudu; 1988: En Thamil En 
     173Makkal; Marmagal; Pudhiya Vanam; 1991: 
     174Gnana Paravai; 1992: Muthal Kural; Thevar 
     175Magan; Nangal; Chinna Marumagal; 1993: 
     176Paramparyam; 1995: Pasumponn.