Wednesday, November 2, 2011


RADHE KRISHNA 02-11-2011

Y. Gee. Mahendra

Name Y.Gee.Mahendra
Date of birth January 9, 1950
Star sign Capricon
Home town Chennai
Father -( Late) Shri Y. G Parthasarathy B.A( Hons),Retd. Dy . Chief Controller of Imports & Exports and oldest Dramatist in South India.
Mother - Mrs. Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, M.A. M.Ed., Educationist, Freelance Journalist and social worker and also Dean & Director of Padma Seshadri Bala bhavan Senior Secondary Group of schools, Chennai
Wife - Sudha Mahendra,Sales officer in Air India and who is also an accomplished Singer and Artiste
Daughter - Y. G. Madhuvanthi, a Bharatha Natyam Dancer
Son-in-law - Arun Kumar (Grandson of Mr.Gemini Ganeshan and Mrs.Savithri)
Son - Y. G Harshavardhana

Address 5, Rajaji North Street Nungambakkam Chennai - 600 034. (O)
4, Sarada Nagar Virugambakkam Chennai - 600 092(R)
Mobile 9841043185
Education B. Tech ( Chemical Engineering) from A.C.Tech,Chennai
M.B. A from Madras University
Film debut NAVAGRAHAM(1971) directed by Shri K. Balachander
Languages acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi
Film directed KATHA KATHAYAM KARANAMAM in 1987
Awards Chinima Express Awards
Tamil Nadu Flim Fans Association Awards
Sithara( Telegu Magazine) Awards. I am also the proud recipient of
KALAIMAMANI in the year 1983
Andhra Govt. Nandhi Award - 1992.
Madras Telegu Academy Award- twice.
Mylapore Academy Awards - 1991 - 1992 - UAA - outstanding contribution on Stage.
1993,1994 &1997 Best all rounder on stage.
Favourite artiste Sivaji Ganesan
Favourite director Sridhar

Official website:

Official website:


Half a century on stage - TOI


Y Gee M's 50 Continuous Years in Theatre - Dr.M Karunanidhi & P.Chidambaram.

UAA's 61st Production Venkata3 with Rajinikanth's appreciation and other VIPs.

Y.GEE.M 60th birthday


UAA's 60th Production "VIETNAM VEEDU"

Ygeem's New Avatars in TV & Movies


100th Show of Swadeshi Aiyar

Stalin has a word of praise for YGEEM

Acharya Award and Rotary Club Award

UAA's Madhva Keshava Publicity & Press Review


100th Show of Kadhalikka Neramundu

Kathalikka Neramundu with Super Star Rajinikanth's Appreciation Letter

Nataka Thilagam Title for YGEEM

Ubhadesam Seivathu UAA

Judgement Day with Super Star Rajinikanth's Appreciation Letter

Kavala Kavala

Vethillaipetti Veerappan

Lights On

Andha 7 aatkal

Ithu Nyayama Sir

Rahasyam Parama Rahasayam

U.A.A Golden Jubilee

Sivaji Stays on...

Y. Gee. Mahendra
Y. G. Mahendran
Born Y. Gee. Mahendran
9 January 1950 (age 61)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Dramatist, actor, singer playwright

Y. Gee. Mahendran (born 9 January 1950) is an Indian dramatist, actor, singer playwright and comedian from the state of Tamil Nadu. He has acted in a number of plays and films. He is the son of Y. G. Parthasarathy, regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Tamil drama and Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, founder and dean of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan group of schools. He is also the cousin of one of the biggest Bollywood actress Vyjayanthimala[1] and Latha Rajinikanth. He regards Kamal Haasan as one of his close friends, with whom he maintains a strong relationship right from his childhood and also a co-actor in many of Kamal's films

1 Early life
2 Career
3 Filmography
4 Stage Plays
5 Dubbing Artist
5.1 References
5.2 External links

Early life

Y. G. Mahendran was born on 9 January 1950 [2][3] to Mr.Y.G.Parthasarathy or Y.G.P. as he was affectionately known and Mrs. Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy. Y.G.P. founded the United Amateur Artists (UAA), one of the first drama companies in Madras city, in the year 1952.[4] His drama company was a success and he emerged as one of the foremost dramatists of his era. Mahendra's mother Mrs. Rajalakshmi (also called Mrs. Y.G.P.) was the founder of the Padma Seshadri Group of Schools. Starting from modest beginnings in a thatched shed in the terrace of the Y.G.P home in 1959 with a batch of eleven students as an act of social service for the members of the Nungambakkam Recreation Club the school has since emerged as one of the best schools in India.
Hailing from a family of stage-lovers, Mahendra soon developed a liking for drama from his early days. He played the part of comedian in school plays and earned acclaim. On completion of his schooling from Don Bosco Matriculation School, Egmore, Chennai-600008, he studied Chemical Engineering at College of Engineering, Guindy and MBA.[5] During his college days, he was touted as a prospective film actor. He was in his early teens when he joined his father's drama troupe, the United Amateur Artists (UAA). This gave him the desired break. His first few plays were huge successes attracting audiences by thousands. Mahendra's had become one of the prominent names in the city. Eventually, he had to choose between acting and his career and he choose the former.


In 1971, Mahendra was cast by legendary director K. Balachander in his film Navagraham. The film was an average grosser. Mahendra was discovered to have a nasal accent which made him funny. He acted in a variety of roles in a number of movies- particularly as a dim witted fool of a cousin- generally eclipsing roles enjoyed by Cho Ramaswamy in the 60's and 70's.
Y.Gee thanks to his brother in law- also began a parallel career in Industrial Ceramics and had a flourishing company established in 1982- by which period his acting career thinned down and he became more preoccupied with his business. His career spans over four decades and involves 200 or so movies. He also acted in supporting roles with actors like Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar, Kamal Haasan and his co-brother, Rajinikanth. He acted with Rajnikanth in films like Pokkiri Raja, Paayum Puli, Shri Raghavendra, Veera, etc., and with Kamal Hassan in movies like Apoorva Raagangal, Neeya, Guru, etc.,
Y.Gee sold his ceramics business in 2001 for a whopping sum and has made a comeback into production and acting- his most recent role being in Kanthaswamy. He did an excellent performance in the movie Yudham Sei, directed by Myshkin.


2011 - Venghai (tamil) - filming
2011 - Puthran (Tamil) - filming
2011 - Deiva Thirumagan (tamil) - filming
2011 - Yudham Sei (Tamil)
2011 - Ilaignan (Tamil)
2010 - Anandhapurathu Veedu (Tamil)
2010 - Pen Singam (Tamil)
2009 - Kanthaswamy (Tamil)
2009 - Indira Vizha ( Tamil )
2008 - Seval ( Tamil )
2008 - Pandhayam (tamil)
2007 - Sringaram ( Tamil )
2006 - Kusthi (Tamil)
2006 - Jambhavan (Tamil)
1995 - Chinna Vathiyar ( Tamil )
1994 - Veera ( Tamil )
1994 - Sakthivel (tamil)
1987 - Anand ( Tamil )
1987 - Anbulla Appa ( Tamil )
1986 - Marumagal ( Tamil )
1986 - Annai En Dheivam ( Tamil )
1985 - Naan Sigappu Manithan ( Tamil )
1985 - Needhiyin Nizhal ( Tamil )
1985 - Sri Raghavendra ( Tamil )
1985 - Aduthathu Albert ( Tamil )
1985 - Nalla Thambi ( Tamil )
1985 - Padikkadha Pannaiyar ( Tamil )
1984 - Tharaasu ( Tamil )
1984 - Nallavanuku Nallavan ( Tamil )
1984 - Vaazhkai ( Tamil )
1984 - Anbulla Rajinikanth ( Tamil )
1984 - Kudumbam ( Tamil )
1984 - Vamsa Vilakku ( Tamil )
1984 - Kai Kodukkum Kai ( Tamil )
1983 - Neethibathi ( Tamil )
1983 - Sumangali ( Tamil )
1983 - Uruvangal Maralam ( Tamil )
1983 - Sivappu Sooriyan ( Tamil )
1983 - Vellai Roja ( Tamil )
1983 - Miruthanga Chakravarthi ( Tamil )
1982 - Adhisaya Piravigal ( Tamil )
1982 - Sangili ( Tamil )
1982 - Sagalakala Vallavan ( Tamil )
1982 - Vaa Kanna Vaa ( Tamil )
1982 - Paritchaikku Neramaachu ( Tamil )
1982 - Rani Theni ( Tamil )
1982 - Thyagi ( Tamil )
1982 - Simla Special ( Tamil )
1981 - Kazhugu ( Tamil )
1981 - Ellam Inbamayyam ( Tamil )
1981 - Raja Paarvai ( Tamil )
1980 - Murattu Kalai ( Tamil )
1979 - Annai Oru Alayam ( Tamil )
1978 - Shankar Salim Simon ( Tamil )
1976 - Manmadha Leelai (1976) ( Tamil )
1976 - Idaya Malar ( Tamil )
1975 - Uravukku Kayi Koduppam ( Tamil )
1971 - Navagraham
1971 - Nootrukku Nooru (1971 film)
Stage Plays

Vietnam Veedu
Sudesi Iyer
Kaadhalikka Neramundu
Antha 7 Aatkal

Dubbing Artist

Kamal Haasan (Iru Nilavugal)


mohana ram said...

YGM is a belowed person of SHIVAJI FANS.

mohana ram said...

i never saw a person or known a person as YGM to get affection with SHIVAJI.
he was realised SHIVAJI from his heart and write and speak about SHIVAJI always from his soul.
i was already read his NAN SUVASIKKUM SHIVAJI in varamalar weekly. But a day before yesterday i read that book and my eyes were filled with tears automatically.
because he was not talk about SHIVAJI as a history or his achievements. each and every words were came from his soul about SHIVAJI'S character and the incidents he was kept with SHIVAJI

Viswanathan Venkataraman said...

Y G M By himself is a talented musician with music flowing in his veins A product of 60s I beilieve grown with its evolution of wonderful melodious film music brought to us by the maestros V R , G R , K V M & in Hindi. By S J , Naushad , O P N , Ravi , SriRamachandr , Madam Mohan Salil , Roshan , K A , L P ,etc. His annecdots which he has shared in many public forum takes me BACK to the wonderful 60s and it's magic to a 1950 born. Thanks Y G M

Musicqueen Musicqueen said...

சார் கண்ணதாசன் பிறந்த நாள் விழாவில் கவிஞரின் பாடல்களுக்கு ஜானகியம்மா பாடிய பாடல்களுக்கு நீங்களே இசையமைத்தீர்கள்.அதன் வீடியோவை காண உதவி செய்ய முடியுமா சார்?