Sivaji Ganesan’s 93rd birth anniversary: Google Doodle pays its tribute to late actor

At an early age of 7, Ganesan left his home and took part into a theatre group. He started with child and female role plays and then went on to play lead roles.

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New Delhi: Google paid its tribute to the late iconic actor Sivaji Ganesan on his 93rd birthday with its Doodle on October 1.

The Doodle was designed by a Bengaluru based artist Noopur Rajesh Choksi.

The actor was in the list of India’s first method actors and was broadly considered among nation’s most influential actors.

Shivaji was born on this day in 1928 as Ganesamoorthy in Villupuram town located in southeastern region of Tamil Nadu.

At an early age of 7, Ganesan left his home and took part into a theatre group. He started with child and female role plays and then went on to play lead roles.

The legendary actor made his name in the industry in December 1945 with his theatrical portrayal of Indian King Shivaji (17th century).

He was crowned as “Shivaji”, who conquered the world of acting.

In 1952, He made his on-screen debut in ‘Parasakthi’ film, the very first of his 300 films of the actor’s five-decade cinematic career.

Famous for his diverse performances and expressive voice in Tamil cinema, late actor ascended to international fame.

‘Pasamalar’ was known to be his finest blockbusters trendsetting in 1961. The film was an emotional-family story that was considered as Tamil film industry’s crowning achievement.

In 1960, Ganesan was the very first Indian performer to be awarded with Best Actor at International Film Festival for the movie ‘Veerapandiya Kattabomman’. He was also awarded in 1997 the Chavalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, France highest decoration.

The government of India in 1997 honored the iconic thespian with Dadasaheb Phalke Awar, India’s highest award in the film industry.

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