Who was Sivaji Ganesan and why did Google make a doodle for him?

Khushbu Kumari Jha
02/10/2021 02:35 IST
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He became known by his stage name Shivaji and Ganesan conquered the acting world by becoming Shivaji.

Sivaji Ganesan Google Doodle: Google celebrated the 93rd birthday of one of India's first method actors and one of the most influential actors of the country, Sivaji Ganesan today. On this special occasion, Google has dedicated its doodle to him, which has been created by guest artist Nupur Rajesh Choksi.

On this day in 1928, Sivaji Ganesan was born as Ganeshmurthy in Villupuram, a town in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, India. At the young age of 7, he left home and joined a theater group. Here she started playing child and female roles and then also played lead roles. In December 1945, Ganesan added Shivaji to his name with his dramatic portrayal of the 17th century Indian king Shivaji.

He became known by his stage name "Shivaji" and Ganesan conquered the acting world by becoming Shivaji.

Shivaji made his on-screen debut in the 1952 film "Parashakti", the first of more than 300 films in his career spanning nearly five decades. Known for his expressive voice and varied performances in Tamil language cinema, Ganesan quickly gained international fame.

Among his most famous blockbusters is the trendsetting 1961 film "Pasmalar", an emotional, family tale, which is considered one of the most important achievements of Tamil cinema. In addition, the 1964 film "Navarathy" was Ganesan's 100th film in which he played a record-breaking, nine different roles.

In 1960, Ganesan made history as the first Indian artist to win the Best Actor award at an international film festival for his historical film "Veerpandiya Kattabomman", which is still one of his biggest blockbusters. In 1995, France awarded him its highest honour, the Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honour. In 1997, the Government of India honored him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which is India's highest award in the field of cinema.

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