MG Ramachandran

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Birthday
17, 1917
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Dec 24, 1987 (70)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1917
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Dec 24, 1987 (70)

About

Known for his 1972 National Film Award-winning performance as Selvam in the Tamil-language movie Rickshawkaran, this acclaimed actor also played starring roles in Malaikkallan, Nadodi Mannan, and numerous other Tamil films. Also a politician, he served for a decade as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Before Fame

He made his on-screen debut in the 1936 movie Sathi Leelavathi. Around this time, he became affiliated with the Indian National Congress Party; he later founded his own political party, the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Trivia

In 1967, he was non-fatally shot by his long-time colleague, fellow actor and politician M.R. Radha.

Family Life

His first two wives died young; he later married actress and political figure V. N. Janaki. His older brother, Marudur Gopala Chakrapani, also had a successful acting career.

Associated With

He and fellow politician Jayalalithaa both held the office of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

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