Sivaji Ganesan was an Indian film actor. His original name is Viluppuram Chinnaiah Pillai Ganesan Manrayar. He is a legend in the Tamil film industry. He was born on 1st October 1927 in Viluppuram, India. He was affectionately known as Nadigar Thilagam. He acted in films of many languages like Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. He had worked in more than 300 films. Chinnaiah Manrayar and Rajamani Ammaal are the parents of Sivaji. Kamala Ganesan is the wife of Sivaji Ganesan and they had four children. Prabhu is the youngest son of them who is a famous actor in the Tamil Cinema. His elder son Ramkumar owns a film production company named Sivaji Productions which was established by Sivaji. Shanthi and Thenmozhi are the daughters of Sivaji.
His debut film in Tamil is Parashakthi in which the dialogues are written by M. Karunanidhi. In an International film festival, he won the Best Actor Award. He received the most honourable Dada Saheb Palke Award for his talent and hard work in the film industry. He has won the president awards for many times. He acted in nine different roles in the film Navarathiri and three different roles in Thirisoolam. He died on 21st July 2001 in Chennai. A statue of Sivaji Ganesan was placed in Chennai by the Ex-Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in the year 2006. His death was a great loss to the Tamil Cinema and he was praised as the Gem of Tamil film Industry.