Gemini Ganesan

Gemini Ganesan (Tamil: ஜெமினி கணேசன், born November 16, 1919 in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, † 22 March 2005 in Chennai, real name: Ramaswamy Ganesan ) was an Indian actor. Together with MG Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan, he was one of the great stars of Tamil film industry.

In 1946, he began as an assistant in the Gemini Studios in Chennai, he made ​​his first film appearance in 1947. Manampola With Mangalyam (1953 ) came in to the success. Gemini Ganesan has appeared in over 200 films, most notably in the role of romantic hero, which earned him the media and public nicknamed " Kadhal Mannan " (King of Romance ). Likewise commercially very successful CV were Sridhars Kalyana Parisu (1959, with A. Nageshwara Rao ) and D. Parthiban Kanavu Yoganands (1960, with Vyjayantimala ), a historical film against the backdrop of conflict between the Pallavas, Chalukyas and Cholas in the 7th century. Until the 1990s, Ganesan was busy in film and television.

Ganesan was married four times, one of his seven daughters is the famous Bollywood actress Rekha. In 1971 he was awarded the Padma Shri. The Government of Tamil Nadu honored him with a state funeral, including 21 -gun salute.