Google dedicated a special doodle on the 93rd birthday of actor Sivaji Ganesan, remembered like this

Actor Sivaji Ganesan

Today on October 1, the 93rd Birth Anniversary of late actor Sivaji Ganesan is being celebrated.  On this special occasion, the search engine Google has paid tribute to the actor by dedicating a special doodle to him.  It is being said that this doodle has been made by Bangalore-based artist Nupur Rajesh Choksi. Shivaji Ganesan was born on 1 October 1928 in Villupuram, in the Madras Presidency of the then British India, i.e. present-day Tamil Nadu, in childhood he was called Ganeshmurthy. 

It is said that at the age of just 7 he left his home to join a theater group.Let us tell you that in December 1945, Ganeshmurthy portrayed the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a play named 'Shivaji Kanda Hindu Rajyam'.  Due to his tremendous performance, Shivaji was associated with his name and Ganeshmurthy made Shivaji his surname, due to which he was named Shivaji Ganesan.Sivaji Ganesan was active mainly in Tamil cinema. 

 

He started his career with 'Parashakti' in the year 1952, after which he worked in about 300 films in his career. Apart from Tamil, he worked in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi language films.  He was honored with many awards in his career spanning five decades. Not only this, he was also the first Indian actor to win the Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival (Afro-Asian Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt). Ganesan's most famous blockbusters of international acclaim was the trendsetting 1961 film 'Pasmalar'.  The film was an emotional, family story, while the 1964 film 'Navarathi' was one such film by Ganesan, in which he played nine different roles. Ganesan, who won the hearts of the audience through films, also tried his luck in politics.  He breathed his last on 21 July 2001 at the age of 72.

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