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Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan or Vettaithidal Chinnaiah Ganesan, but commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan, was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of the 20th century and was one of the most respected film actors in India. He was well known for his versatility and acting skills with numerous roles depicted on screen,[8] which gave him also the Tamil honorific name Nadigar Thillagam. He progressed from a stage actor since his childhood to the filmdom with such an authority that the Tamil cinema considered as the golden era. In a career spanning close to five decades he has acted in nearly 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.

Villuppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan
Date of Birth:
01 October 1928
Mother Tongue:
Years Active:
1952 - 1999
Place of Birth:
Villuppuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Resident of:
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Marital Status:
Spouse(s) Name:
Kamala Ganesan
Prabhu, Ramkumar, Shanthi, Thenmozhi