Date of Birth 1 October 1928, Sirkali, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Death 21 July 2001, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (heart and kidney problems)
Birth Name Villupuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan
Nickname The Marlon Brando of South Indian Cinema
Mini Biography Tamil superstar from a poor family in Tamil Nadu, India. His father worked on the railways.
On the day of his birth his father, Chiniah Pillai, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was jailed for participating in the Independence movement in Nellikuppam (Tamil Nadu, India). He was frequently in and out of jail, and was raised by his mother, Rajamani Ammal.
He joined theatre groups when he was young. He earned his screen name 'Sivaji' after acting in C.N. Annadurai's play 'Sivaji Kanda Indhu Rajyam', a historical play on the Maratha Emperor Shivaji.
He made his film debut in Parasakthi (1952) as Gunasekharan. He became an icon of the DMK party who made DMK films (founded by C.M. Annadurai).
He entered politics in the mid-50s where he joined the Congress party and then defected to support the opposition Janata Dal.
He is most well know for his mythological and patriotic portrayals, like in his most famous films like Karnan(mythological) and Veerapandiya Kattabomman (patriotic).
His main rival was MGR (M.G. Ramachandran) and together they dominated the Tamil film industry in the 1960s and 70s.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Sujit R. Varma
Spouse Kamala (? - ?)
Trivia Was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke award by the Government of India for his outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.
One of his many awards (many for humanitarian activites), he received the Chevalier, the Order of Arts and Literature ('Chevalier dans ordre des Arts et Letters') by the Ministry of Culture, Government of France (it's highest civilian award), in 1995 for his contributions in the field of Arts and Literature in France and all over the world.
He could only estimate the number of films he appeared in - 170 to 300.
During a visit to the USA in 1962, he was named honorary mayor of Niagara City for a day and presented with a key to the city -- the only Indian besides Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to receive the honour.
During a visit to the US in June 1995, Sivaji Ganesan found himself in Columbus, Ohio. Mayor Greg Lashutka named him honorary citizen of Columbus at a special dinner.
In 1976, Sivaji Ganesan was honoured with the Padma Shri and in 1984, Sivaji Ganesan was conferred the Padma Bhushan in recognition of his many contributions to cinema and philanthropy.
Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan Manrayar (Tamil: விழுப்புரம் சின்னையாபிள்ளை கணேசன் மன்றாயர்), commonly known by his stage name Sivaji Ganesan (Tamil: சிவாஜி கணேசன்; 1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001), was an Indian stage and film actor active during the latter half of the 20th century. He is one of the most respected film actors in India. He is well known for his versatility and acting skills with numerous roles depicted on screen. 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. Ganesan was the first Indian film actor to win a "Best Actor" award in an International film festival, the Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Cairo, Egypt in 1960. Many leading South Indian film actors have stated that their acting was influenced by Ganesan. He was also the first Indian actor to be made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Ganesan is remembered as the iconic figure of Tamil cinema. He is referred to as "The Marlon Brando of Indian Cinema". From Parasakthi onwards, he has won the President's Award for more than 12 times. During end of his career, Ganesan was conferred the highest and the most prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his contribution to Indian cinema in 1997. In spite of his celebrated film career, his short stint in politics became a futile attempt. Contents 1 Early life 2 Film career 2.1 Early career: 1952-1959 2.2 Donning versatile roles: 1959-1964 2.3 1965-1969 2.4 1970-1979 2.5 Matured roles: 1980-1999 3 Political career 4 Family 5 Death 6 Popularity 7 Acclaim and criticism 8 Awards and honours 8.1 Civilian honors 8.2 International awards 8.2.1 National Film Awards 8.2.2 Filmfare Awards South 8.2.3 Other honors 8.3 Posthumous honors 9 Notable filmography 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links
Ganesan was born on October 1, 1928 to Chinnaiya Manrayar and Rajamani in a Tamil middle-class Kallar family in Villupuram. His ancestors were from a village called Surakottai in the Thanjavur District. His father was arrested on the day Ganesan was born for taking part in an anti-British campaign in Viluppuram. Ganesan's inspiration for acting was inborn; when he got a chance to act on stage for a touring drama company he took it without his father's consent at the age of seven. At the age of 10, he moved to Tiruchirappalli and joined a drama troupe in Sangiliyandapuram and began to perform in stage plays. From the drama troupe trainers he was very lucky enough to learn acting and dancing skills. He was trained in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Manipuri. Ganesan was an intellectual boy who could remember lengthy lines easily and could present them to the audience brilliantly with perfection. This made him hero of the troupe in the long run. His outstanding portrayal of the character of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the stage play Shivaji Kanda Hindu Rajyam earned him the title "Sivaji" which was conferred on him at a public function presided over by E. V. Ramasamy, a social reformer. Since then, he was referred by the name "Sivaji".
Early career: 1952-1959
Ganesan and C. N. Annadurai in the play Sivaji Kanda Hindu Rajyam in Chennai in 1945 Two factors can be attributed the entry of Ganesan into films: The principal artists in Tamil films during the 1940s and 1950s were Telugus, whose acting was not matched by their dialogue delivery in Tamil. (In fact, Sivaji Ganesan lent his voice to Mukkamala Krishna Murthy, a Telugu actor, for a Tamil film, Niraparathi. The film was well-received by the Tamil audience.) Secondly, the 1950s saw the growth of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu, under the leadership of C. N. Annadurai and M. Karunanidhi. Their transformation of language skills to films through script writing, ensured their instant acceptance. Gansesan's entry in to films at this stage of popularity was easy and inevitable, and he could establish himself in a better position. Ganesan made his acting debut in the 1952 Tamil film Parasakthi, co-starring actress Pandari Bai. The script was written by the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi. Since actors who are well-trained in classical dance can effectively showcase expressions called Nava Rasa on their faces, Ganesan went on to become one of the popular actors in Tamil cinema in the 1950s. His unique voice had a greater appeal. His style of dialogue delivery with a long spell of dialogues — like a poetry recitation with much clarity — earned him critical recognition. Andha Naal (1954) was a trendsetter in Tamil cinema because had no songs and Ganesan played an anti-hero. The film won the president's silver medal the following year. The same year he co-starred with his rival M. G. Ramachandran in Koondukkili where he played the antagonist. Donning versatile roles: 1959-1964 His role in the film Veerapaandiya Kattabomman won him the Best Actor Award at the Afro-Asian Film Festival held in March 1960 at Cairo. Incidentally, Ganesan was also the first Indian actor to get an award for Best Actor abroad. He has worked with many actresses, including Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Pandaribai, Vyjayanthimala, Savithri, Padmini, Devika, B. Sarojadevi, K. R. Vijaya, Vanisri and J. Jayalalitha of his time. He also co-starred with other actors such as Gemini Ganesan, S.S.Rajendran, Muthuraman, M. R. Radha and S. V. Ranga Rao in numerous films in which he played the main lead.
His portrayal of Lord Shiva in the movie Thiruvilayadal won him lot of accolades. In the film Navarathiri (1964), Ganesan played nine different roles that represented the nine emotional states of a person. Sanjeev Kumar and Akkineni Nageswara Rao were inspired by this film and reprised the nine roles in Naya Din Nayi Raat in 1974 and Navarathri in 1966 respectively. Ganesan could strike a balance between commercial cinema, Mythological cinema and experimental cinema. His epical portrayals in films like Thiruvilayaadal, Thiruvarutselvar, Saraswati Sabatham, Harichandran, Thirumal Perumai, Karnan and Thillana Mohanaambal won him critical acclaim. He played a variety of roles such as freedom fighters like Kappalottiya Thamizhan, Vanchinathan, Tiruppur Kumaran, Bhagat Singh and epic characters like Harichandra, Karna, Bharatha, Narada, Appar, Nayanmars and Alwars. Spanning genres like epics to Crime thrillers; from romantic escapades to comic flicks and action flicks, Ganesan has spanned it all.
Ganesan played supporting role to Rajendra Kumar in the Hindi film Dharti in 1970 which was a remake of his film Sivandha Mann, in which he played the lead role. In the Hindi version, Ganesan played the role which Muthuraman had essayed in the original. Several directors like Krishnan-Panju, T. R. Sundaram, A. P. Nagarajan, L. V. Prasad, B. R. Panthulu, T. Prakash Rao, A. Bhim Singh, K. Shankar, A. C. Tirulokchandar, C. V. Sridhar, P. Madhavan, K. S. Gopalakrishnan and K. Vijayan directed Ganesan in different roles. Though he accumulated awards throughout the 1950s and 1960s, it was in 1972 that Ganesan delivered his first blockbuster Vasantha Maligai. Other films like Gauravam, Raja Raja Chozhan, Thri Soolam, Thankappathakkam and Sathyam, released during this period were highly successful. Many of his films were inspired and remade in Sinhalese. Films like Pilot Premnath and Mohana Punnagai were shot in Sri Lanka with Srilankan actors such as Malini Fonseka and Geetha Kumarasinghe playing the female lead. In 1979, he appeared in his second and final all-time blockbuster Thirisoolam, adapted from the Kannada film Shankar Guru in which Dr. Rajkumar had played the lead role.
Matured roles: 1980-1999
The 1980s was a period in which Ganesan started enacting more matured roles. But still films like Rishi Moolam, Yamanukku Yaman, Chiranjeevi had Ganesan portraying lead roles. Muthal Mariyathai (1985) won him a Filmfare Award and Tamil Nadu State film Award under Best Actor category. In 1992 he acted in with Kamal Haasan in the critically acclaimed Thevar Magan which won him a Special Mention Award at the 40th National Film Awards. His other films released during this period are Pasumpon, En Aasai Raasaave and Once More where he was cast in prominent roles. His worked in Poopparikka Varugirom which released as his last film before his death, however the last film he worked in before his death was Padayappa (1999).
Until 1955, Ganesan was a staunch sympathizer of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. In 1961, he become a strong supporter of the Indian National Congress. Due to his popularity and his rival MGR's success in politics Ganesan entered politics and had to face big setback as he lost consecutive elections. But due to his proximity with the then prime minister Indira Gandhi he was made the member of Rajya Sabha in 1983. Indira Gandhi's death in 1984 also brought Ganesan's political career to an end. In 1982, Indira Gandhi made him a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha. After 1987, he left Congress and floated his own political party (Thamizhaga Munnetra Munnani). He became the president of the Tamil Nadu faction of the Janata Dal in 1989. Unlike his successful acting career, his political career was rather unsuccessful.
Ganesan was the second son of his family. He had two brothers. Ganesan married Kamala in 1952 and had four children. His younger son Prabhu is a notable Tamil actor. Ganesan established a film production company in the late 1950s, (now called as) Sivaji Productions, which is now being looked after by his eldest son Ramkumar.. He has two daughters Shanthi and Thenmozhi.
Suffering from respiratory problems, Ganesan was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on July 21, 2001. He also had been suffering from a prolonged heart ailment for about 10 years. He died at 7:45pm (IST) on July 21, 2001 at the age of 72. A documentary, Parasakthi Muthal Padayappa Varai was made to commemorate Sivaji Ganesan's legacy. His funeral was attended by thousands of viewers, politicians and personalities from the South Indian film fraternity. Popularity
Ganesan with American actor Marlon Brando When president Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt visited India, Sivaji Ganesan was the only individual, granted permission by the Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, to host a party for Nasser. Nasser was given a number of valuable mementos depicting the civilization and culture of South India. Sivaji Ganesan was the first artist from India to visit the United States of America, in the cultural exchange programme of the US Government, in 1962, where he established a good impression as Indian cultural ambassador. During his visit there, he was honored by being made the 'honorary mayor' of Niagara Falls City for one day and was presented the golden key to the city. The only other Indian who has had this honour before Ganesan was Jawaharlal Nehru. On March 12, 1976 he went over to Mauritius on an invitation from prime minister Ramagoolam and took part in their independence day celebration and stayed as their government guest for four days. During his visit to the USA in June 1995, he visited Columbus, the capital of Ohio. Participating in the dinner hosted to honor Ganesan, the mayor of the city, Greg Lashutka, honored him by announcing him as a 'Honorary Citizen' of Columbus City . On the same occasion the mayor of Mount Vernon read out and gave him a special welcome citation. The 'Columbus Tamil Sangam' was formulated on that day, and Ganesan was made the honorary president of that association. Ganesan has remained as one of the popular Tamil actors with a large fan base. At the peak of his career, Ganesan had 3000 registered fan clubs, which worked at promoting his image and films.
Acclaim and criticism
Ganesan was considered to be one of the finest method actors in India of his time. He was also acknowledged as a consummate actor and one of the most imitated ones. He was praised for his body language and his resounding voice and over-drawn dialogue delivery. However, as far as the masses were concerned, Tamil cinema has not seen finer acting or stirring performances. Sivaji is known for his versatility and has acted as a blind man, a physically handicapped person in Bhaagapirivinai, a man with a scarred face as in Deiva Magan a murderer in Puthiya Paravai, or a traitor as in Andha Naal which film had no songs at all. However, Sivaji's critics have also accused him of overacting.
Awards and honours
Ganesan has won the President's Award for more than 12 times for his performance in various films. He was also honoured with civilian awards such as Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Dada Saheb Palke Award, the highest award in India for people involved in film industry. Civilian honors 1966 - Padma Shri from the Government of India 1984 - Padma Bhushan from the Government of India 1995 - Chevalier awarded by the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France. On April 22, 1995 at a ceremony held at the MAC Stadium in Chennai, Ganesan was presented with the Chevalier title and medallion by the French ambassador to India, Philip Petit. International awards 1960 - Best Actor Award at the Afro-Asian Film Festival for Veerapandiya Kattabomman
National Film Awards
1993 - National Film Award - Special Jury Award for Thevar Magan 1997 - Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Filmfare Awards South
1973 - Best Actor Award for Gnana Oli 1974 - Best Actor Award for Gauravam 1986 - Best Actor Award for Muthal Mariyathai
1986 - Honorary doctorate from the Annamalai University 1997 - Kalaimamani from the Government of Tamil Nadu 1998 - NTR National Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh
A statue of Ganesan was erected on Kamarajar Road in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to honour the actor and was unveiled by the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on 2006. The South Indian Film Artistes' Association as a tribute to Ganesan, declared that 1 October, the birth day of Ganesan, would be observed as Actors' Day by the association Chennai film industry. The Government of Maharashtra has instituted a state award, in the name of Ganesan, which is given under the Best Actor category every year entited "Sivaji Ganesan Award".
Main article: Sivaji Ganesan filmography
Year Film Role Language Notes 1952 Parasakthi Gunasekaran Tamil Debut film 1953 Pardesi / Poongothai'' Tamil/Telugu 1955 Mudhal Thethi Tamil 1956 Amara Deepam Tamil 1956 Tenali Raman Tamil 1956 Rangoon Radha Tamil 1958 School Master Tamil, Kannada 1959 Veerapandiya Kattabomman Tamil Best Actor at Afro-Asian Film Festival 1960 Irumbu Thirai Tamil 1961 Kappalotiya Thamizhan Tamil 1961 Pasamalar Tamil 1963 Karnan Tamil 1964 Navarathri Tamil Portrayed nine different roles 1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Tamil 1967 Kandan Karunai Tamil 1969 Thillana Mohanambal Tamil 1969 Deiva Magan Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor 1970 Vietnam Veedu Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor 1972 Gnana Oli Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil 1972 Vasantha Maligai Tamil 1973 Gauravam Rajinikanth, (Dual roles) Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor 1979 Thiri Soolam Tamil 1985 Muthal Mariyathai Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor 1992 Thevar Magan Periya Thevar Tamil National Film Award (Special Jury) 1999 Padayappa Tamil Sivaji's last completed film
Sivaji Ganesan filmography
Year Film Role Notes 1952 Paraasakthi Panam 1953 Pardesi Hindi Film Poongodhai Thirumbi Paar Acted as villain Anbu Kangal Pembudu Kodukku Telugu film Manidhanum Mirugamum 1954 Manohara Illara Jyothi Andha Naal First songless Tamil film. Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari Manohara Telugu Film Manohara Hindi Film Thulivisham Koondukkili Villain role Only film co-starred with M. G. Ramachandran Thooku Thooki Edhir Paradhathu 1955 Kaveri Mudhal Thedhi Ulagam Palavidham Mangayar Thilakam Kodeeswaran Kalvanin Kadhali 1956 Naan Petra Selvam Nalla Veedu Naane Raja Tenali Raman Pennin Perumai Raja Rani Amara Deepam Marma Veeran Guest Appearance Vaazhviley Oru Naal' Rangoon Radha 1957 Parashakti Telugu Film Makkalai Petra Magarasi Vanangamudi Tala Vanchani Veerudu Guest Role Telugu Film Pudhaiyal Manamagan Thevai Thangamalai Ragasiyam Rani Lalithangi Ambikapathy Ambikapathy Baagyavathi 1958 Bommala Pelli Telugu film School Master Guest role Kannada Film Uthama Puthiran First Dual Role Padhi Bhakti Sampoorna Ramayanam Bommai Kalyanam Annaiyin Aanai Sarangadhara Sabaash Meena Kaathavaraayan 1959 Thanga Padumai Naan Sollum Ragasiyam Thaayaippola Pillai Nooliappola Selai Veerapandiya Kattabomman Veerapandiya Kattabomman Acting award at AfroAsian film festival Maragadham Aval Yaar Baga Pirivinai 1960 Irumbu Thirai Kuravanji Dheivapiravi Raja Bakthi Padikkadha Medhai Pillalu Techina Challani Rajyam Telugu Film Kuzhandhaigal Kanda Kudiyarasu Makkala Rajya Kannada Film Paavai Vilakku 1961 Pava Mannippu Punar Jenmam Pasamalar Ellam Unakkaga Sri Valli Maruthanaattu Veeran Papa Pariharam Guest role Telugu Film Palum Pazhamum Kappal Ottiya Thamizhan V. O. Chidambaram Pillai 1962 Pavithra Prema Guest role Telugu Film Paarthaal Pasi Theerum Nichaya Thaamboolam Valar Pirai Padithaal Mattum Podhuma Bale Pandiya First movie in three roles Vadivukku Valaikaappu Senthamarai Bandhapaasam Aalayamani 1963 Chittoor Rani Padmini Arivaali Iruvar Ullam Naan Vanangum Dheivam Kulamagal Raadhai Paar Magale Paar Kungumam Ratha Thilagam Kalyaniyin Kanavan Annai Illam 1964 Karnan Karnan Role from Mahabharata Dubbed into Telugu as Karna Pachai Vilakku School Master Guest role Made Simultaneously in Hindi and Malayalam Aandavan Kattalai Kai Kodutha Dheivam Pudhiya Paravai Gopal Muradan Muthu Navarathri 100th film Portrayed 9 different roles Ramadasu Guest role Telugu Film 1965 Pazhani Anbu Karangal Santhi Thiruvilaiyadal Lord Shiva in Multiple roles Biggest hit of Tamil history at its time Neelavanam 1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Mahakavi Kalidas Kālidāsa Thaaye Unakkaga Kālidāsa Saraswathi Sabatham Narada muni and as Vidhyapathy (dual roles) Selvam 1967 Kandhan Karunai Nenjirukkum Varai Pesum Dheivam Thangai Paaladai Thiruvarutchelvar Iru Malargal Ooty Varai Uravu Ravi 1968 Thirumal Perumai Periyalvar, Thondaradippodi Alvar, Thirumangai Alvar Harichandra Harichandra Galatta Kalyanam En Thambi Thillana Mohanambal Sikkal Shanmuga Sundaram Enga Oor Raja Lakshmi kalyanam Uyarndha Manidhan 1969 Anbalippu Thanga Surangam Kaaval Dheivam Gurudhatchanai Anjal Petti 520 Nirai Kudam Dheiva Magan ( Triple roles ) Thirudan Sivandha Mann First Tamil film to be shooted in Foreign Locations 1970 Enga Mama Darthy Hindi Film Vilaiyaattu Pillai Vietnam Veedu Ethiroli Raman Ethanai Ramanadi Engirundho Vandhaal Sorgam Paadhugaappu 1971 Iru Thuruvam Thangaikkaaga Arunodhayam Kulama Gunama Praptham Savaale Samaali Sumathi En Sundhari Madhu Thenum Paalum Moondru Dheivangal Babu 1972 Raja Gnana Oli Pattikkada Pattanama Dharmam Engey Thava Pudhalavan Vasantha maligai Needhi 1973 Bangaru Babu Guest role Telugu Film Bharatha Vilas Rajaraja Cholan Raja Raja Chola I Ponnunjal Bhakta Tukaram Sivaji Telugu Film Engal Thanga Raja Gauravam Manidharil Manikkam Rajapart Rangadurai 1974 Sivakamiyin Selvan Remake of Aradhana Thaai Thangapathakkam B. S Choudhry En Magan Anbai Thedi 1975 Manidhanum Dheivamagalam Cinema Paithiyam Avan Thaan Manidhan Mannavan Vanthaanadi Anbe Aaruyire Vaira Nenjam Dr. Siva Paattum Bharathamum 1976 Unakkaga Naan Grahapravesam Sathiyam Uthaman Chitra Pournami Rojavin Raja 1977 Avan Oru Sarithiram Dheepam Ilayaraja Ilaya Thalaimurai Jeevan Theeralu Telugu Film Chanakya Chandragupta Guest role Telugu Film Costarred with NTR and ANR Naam Pirandha Man Annan Oru Koyil Andhama Kathali 1978 Thyagam Ilayaraja Ennai Pol Oruvan Punniya Boomi General Chakravarthi Vaazhkai Alaigal Justice Gopinath Thacholi Ambu Cameo Malayalam Film Pilot Premnath Justice Gopinath 1979 Thirisoolam Kavari Maan Ilayaraja Nalladhoru Kudumbam Ilayaraja Imayam Naan Vaazhavaippen Ilayaraja Pattaakathi Bairavan Ilayaraja Vetrikku Oruvan Ilayaraja 1980 Rishi Moolam Ilayaraja Natchathiram Dharma Raja Yemanukku Yeman Ratha Paasam Vishwaroopam 1981 Mohana Punnagai Sathya Sundharam Amarakaaviyam Kalthoon Lorry Driver Rajakannu Maadi Veettu Ezhai Keezhvaanam Sivakkum 1982 Hitler Umanath Oorukku Oru Pillai Vaa Kanna Vaa Garuda Saukiyama Sangili Vasandhathil Oru Naal Theerpu Neevurukappin Neepu Guest role Telugu Film Thyagi Thunai Paritchaikku Neramaachu Oorum Uravum Nenjangal 1983 Bezawada Bebbuli Guest role Telugu Film Uruvangal Maaralam Neethibathi Imaigal Sandhippu Sumangali Miruthanga Chakravarthi Vellai Roja Ilayaraja 1984 Thiruppam Chiranjeevi Tharaasu Vaazhkai Ilayaraja Sarithira Nayagan Simma Soppanam Ezhudhaadha Sattangal Iru Medhaigal Dhaavani Kanavugal Ilayaraja Vamsa Vilakku 1985 Bandham Naam Iruvar Padikkadha Pannaiyar Ilayaraja Needhiyin Nizhal Nermai Mudhal Mariyathai Ilayaraja Raja Rishi Ilayaraja Padikkadhavan Ilayaraja 1986 Saadhanai Ilayaraja Marumagal Anandha Kanneer Viduthalai Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu Panni Ilayaraja Lakshmi Vandhachu Mannukkul Vairam 1987 Raja Mariyadhai Kudumbam Oru Koyil Muthukkal Moondru Veerapandiyan Anbulla Appa Vishwanatha Nayakudu Nagama Nayaka Telugu Film Agni Putrudu Guest role Telugu Film Krishnan Vandhaan Ilayaraja Jallikkattu Ilayaraja Thaambathiyam 1988 En Thamizh En Makkal Pudhiya Vaanam 1990 Kaavalukku Gettikkaaran Ilayaraja 1991 Gnana Paravai 1992 Naangal Ilayaraja Chinna Marumagal Mudhal Kural Thevar Magan Ilayaraja 1993 Paarambariyam 1994 Rajakumaran Ilayaraja 1995 Pasumpon 1997 Once More Oru Yathramozhi Malayalam film Ilayaraja 1998 En Aasai Rasave 1999 Mannavaru Chinnavaru Poo Parikka Varugirom Padayappa