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Google honours Actor Sivaji Ganesan with A Doodle!

Friday, October 1, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Google today celebrated the 93rd birthday of Sivaji Ganesan and mentioned him as "one who was born in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram, as “one of India’s first method actors and widely considered among the nation’s most influential actors of all time”.

Ganesan was born on this day in 1928 as Ganesamoorthy. An actor from a young age, he acquired the name ‘Sivaji’ after playing the 17th century king, Shivaji, in a theatrical in December 1945. He began acting in Tamil movies in the early 1950s, and through his career spanning five decades, appeared in over 300 films. He debuted in 1952 in Parasakthi.

Ganesan made a name for himself with his theatrical portrayal of 17th-century Indian King Shivaji. This regal stage name stuck and Ganesan carried the crown as "Sivaji" as he conquered the world of acting. In 1960, Ganesan made history as the first Indian performer to win Best Actor at an international film festival for his historical movie "Veerapandiya Kattabomman," one of his biggest blockbusters with people remembering the dialogues from the movie even today.

In 1997, he was honoured by the Indian government with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest award in the field of cinema. Today, his legacy is carried on for international audiences through the performances of the many contemporary Indian acting greats who cite Ganesan as a major inspiration.

While many actors are paying their tribute to this legend on his birth anniversary Google did its share by developing a doodle for this versatile actor. The eye-catching doodle was created by India-based guest artist Noopur Rajesh Choksi.

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