Actor MGR

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17/01/1917
Nawalapitiya, SriLanka
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Biography - MGR

Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, popularly known by his initials MGR, was an Indian film actor, producer and politician. Well known as a Tamil activist, he served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death in 1987.

MGR was born in Nawalapitiya near Kandy, British Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), to immigrant Keralite Nair parents — Gopala Menon and Maruthur Satyabhama. (Nairs are traditionally matrilineal, hence he shares his matrilineal family surname "Maruthur"). His family was originally from Vadavannur, Palakkad, Kerala, but his father had migrated with his family to Ceylon.

MGR was a Hindu and portrayed himself as a devotee of Lord Murugan, as is common practice for many Hindus in Sri Lanka. This was during his early days. Later, when he joined the DMK,a pro-rationalist party,he followed the rationalist ideology, though not appearing very aggressively atheistic.However,in later days after he founded his own party following his expulsion from the DMK, he seems to have shown some leaning towards religious faith. He had asked his followers to pray for the success of his AIADMK party.

His followers even prayed for him when it was determined that he had a kidney illness. After his demise, his wife opened up a temple in his name. After his fathers death, he joined a drama troupe called Original Boys. Later, he entered the world of cinema, becoming an actor, and later a director, producer, and editor. MGR married Bargavi also known as Thangamani who died early due to illness. He later married Sathanandavathi who also died soon due to Tuberculosis. M. G. R. married V. N. Janaki a former Tamil film actress as his third wife after the death of his second wife. Janaki divorced her husband Ganapati Bhat, to marry MGR.

Making his film debut in 1935, in the film Sati Leelavati, directed by Ellis Dungan, an American born film director, Generally starring in romance or action films, MGR got his big breakthrough in the 1947 film Rajakumaari, written by M. Karunanidhi. He had the maximum number of all-time blockbusters to his credit at that time viz. Nadodi Mannan, Enga Veetu Pillai and Adimai Pen. He was shot by fellow actor Mohan R. Radha, affecting his ability to speak clearly. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the film Rickshakaran. His film Nadodi Mannan, which was produced and directed by himself and released in 1956, and ran to full houses.He also got Bharata ratna.

MGR was a member of the Congress Party till 1953 and he used to wear Kh?d?. In 1953 MGR joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) with the help of M. Karunanidhi. He became a vocal Tamil and Dravidian nationalist and prominent member of the DMK] ("Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" aka Dravidian Progressive Federation). He added glamour to the Dravidian movement which was sweeping Tamil Nadu. He became a member of the state Legislative Council in 1962. He was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1967. After the death of his mentor, Annadurai, MGR became the treasurer of DMK in 1969 after Karunanidhi became the chief minister.

On the 12th of January 1967, he was shot in the neck by fellow actor M.R. Radha. The bullet was permanently lodged in his neck and his voice damaged. Within hours of the shooting, some 50,000-odd fans had gathered at the hospital where MGR had been taken. People cried in the streets shops closed. For six weeks, he lay in the hospital as fans awaited each report of his health. He was visited by a steady stream of commoners and luminaries of film industry, polity and bureaucracy. The shooting was supposed to be conspired by his unannounced political rival, M.Karunanidhi. From his hospital bed, he conducted his campaign for Madras Legislative Assembly. He won twice the number of votes polled by his Congress rival and the largest vote polled by any candidate for the Assembly.

In 1972, DMK leader Karunanithi started project his first son M.K.Muthu in a big way in film industry and also in politics. Understanding the tactics played by Karunanithi to corner him, MGR started to claim that corruption had grown within the party after the demise of Annadurai and in a public meeting asked for the financial details of the party to be publicized which enraged the leadership of DMK. Consequently, as expected, MGR was expelled from the party, and floated a new party named Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK), later renamed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the only powerful opponent of the DMK.He mobilised the period between 1972-1977 to spread and preach his party ambiition with films like Netru Indru Naalai(1974), Idhayakani(1975) etc..,. He became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on the 30th of July 1977, remaining in office till his death in 1987. In 1979, members of his party Satyavani Muthu and Aravinda Bala Pajanor, became the first non-Congress politicians from Tamil Nadu to be ministers in the Union Cabinet. The AIADMK won every state assembly election as long as MGR was alive. Although Anna Durai as well as Karunanidhi had acted in stage plays in trivial roles, in their younger days, before becoming chief minister, MGR was the first popular film actor to be a Chief Minister in India.

Once he became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, he placed great emphasis on social development, especially education. One of his most successful policies was the introduction of the "Mid-day Meal Scheme" introduced by the popular Congress Chief Minister and Kingmaker K Kamaraj to a nutritious Mid-day Meal Scheme in the Government-run and aided schools in Tamil Nadu, which encouraged underprivileged children to attend schools. He also introduced Womens Special buses. He set up a free school for the Cinema Technicians children in Kodambakkam called MGR Primary

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MGR Fan Review (68)

MGR IS VERY SUPER MAN

arokiasamy, chennai on 16-01-2014

i am a big fan of M.G,R <3 sucha good person in the world,,, and today is his birthday,, 1917.1.17,, Happy Birthday thalaivaa <3

vaseekaran, Tamileelam on 17-01-2014

I am an Ex Serviceman age of 48 Yrs now. I was inspired by Our beloved thailaivar. Being a military person i never thought of drinks it was because of the wonderful man and not a smoker it is because of the incomparable thaivar. I used to be generous ( not all the time..) it is because of him. The great word " Kodukka vendum entru ninaikkum podu koduththvitavendum, illai entraal nam manam maarividum" (When you feel to donate you must do it at that instant only..otherwise our mind will get changed.." this was the saying of the great leader. " What a wonderful practical words.."

A Azad, Chennai on 10-08-2014

M G R Was a Supernatural Hero and Well Polition also Stormy Ruler.

Berose Albert, Trivandrum Kerala on 05-04-2014

fine & thanks with lovely MGR fan NAGARAJ

nagarajan, madurai on 19-05-2012

mgr is one and only topest actr in tamil cenima.

ramachandran, rajapalayam on 19-03-2013

I was in a movie with mgr in 1973 shot in singapore. it had a working title of "The youth who travels round the world" at the time. I am anxious to see the film now but have been unable to find it. Please help. thanks

claudia ashby-parkin mirchanda, london & brighton on 28-02-2012

IF ANYONE WANTS TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE , BE A GOOD HUMAN BEING , BE WORTHY TO THE GOD WHO HAS BROUGHT YOU DOWN TO THIS WORLD , , THEN LIVE A LIFE LIKE HOW MGR LIVED , HIS LIFE IS AN EXAMPLE . MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE , THANK YOU MGR FOR TEACHING US TO BE GOOD.

JB, Bangalore on 30-11-2013

he his the only one who had won election when he is in the hospital bed in america...that record is not beaten by one .......he is not only a legend in cinema but also in politics.......

dhamrash, tamilan da on 29-09-2013

he his the only one who had won election when he in the bed in america...that record is not beaten by one .......he is not only a legend in cinema but also in politics.......

dhamrash, tamilan da on 29-09-2013

Ean uyir thalaivan

VIJAYAKANTH DS , podatur pet on 07-05-2014

nam thalaiva

elango, sydney on 27-09-2012

he is only man real life hero.he is the only man can cheat death because he still alive with in us.

gokul, u.a.e on 26-06-2013

Iam the fan of Bharat Rathna MG. Ramachandran.PONMANASEMMAL MGR is very good actor. MGR is very nice man in the political. thanking you.

guru, trichy on 04-08-2012

angale anna mgr

hema, bangalore on 01-07-2013

HEISVERYGOOD LOOKING

MANCHILA, WORCESTERPAEK on 04-02-2013

SIR IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JAYA PRAKASH, chennai on 18-03-2014

mgr fan

janakiraman, chennai 37 on 21-11-2012

nan meendum vanduthetten

mgr, tamilnadu on 18-08-2014

M G R is afantastic man HE IS A SOCIAL SCIENTIST SOCIAL REFORMER My book on him is as MAKKAL THILAGAM--SOCIAL SCULPTURE_ WAS RELEASED ON MY SON"MARRIAGE DAY

k.pandyan, usilampatty tamilnadu on 26-09-2012

Please tel me the sentences which is frequently used by MGR

kavitha, chennai on 14-08-2013

No one can easily match this great legend. He was poor in the beginning, lived for the poor when became rich and served for the poor when he was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Not just an excellent actor but also lived a life full of noble deeds oriented for the poor. Though passed away 25 years ago, still remains in the hearts of millions. I still remember that the whole TN was in tears when he was there in Brooklyn in the year 1984 for treatment. A Beloved leader indeed.

kiruba, India on 09-01-2013

dear sir, i want to know how many films have MGR HAS ACTED IN TOTAL? THANKING YOU, YOURS FAITHFULLY, KRISHNAN

N.KRISHNAN, chennai on 18-01-2011

DEAR FRIENDS, I WANT TO SEE THE TAMIL MOVIE "THALAIVAN" ACTED BY MGR AND VANISHREE PRODUCED BY THOMAS PICTURES. IF ANYBODY HAVING THE VIDEO,SONGS AND PHOTOS OF THAT FILM, PLEASE SEND THE SAME IN NET. IN THALAIVAN, MR. MGR HAD DONE LOT ASANAS THAT TOO THE PHOTOGRAPHY TAKEN IN UNDERWATER WAS VERY EXCELLANT ONE. PLEASE TRY TO SCRENE THAT THALAIVAN IMMEDIATELY.

K V KRISHNAN, on 26-08-2012

great legand

lakshmanan, Erode on 12-06-2014

MGF by his unique, loveable acting style became a great actor. By his clean hands and compassion for others became a great Chief Minister. Honouring him with a Bharath Ratna was a right gesture. MGR came to Madras as a poor child and achieved great deeds. He stands to be liked, respected soluted and remembered.

Krishnamurthy.C, Bangalore on 14-05-2013

actuly I am old is 22. that I about this matter mgr born. I am not realized my mother abdomen. but all the guys mgr is honorable man said that. mostly watching for mgr movie very good as the person all the songs meaning in better and liked for others .that my heart in side staying mgr. mgr is death but tamilnadu young man or woman in stay in heart. by the by I am mani I am speak exatradinery telling mgr less the time for me an the one cause I was stop it writing?

mani, chennai on 29-04-2014

He was blessed by God and He lived for poor people. Now also he his still alive in our heart.

MARIMUTHU, Bangalore on 15-05-2014

theivam...avara pathi nan enna solrathu..enakku avlo thaguthi illa...

Ramachandran, on 17-11-2011

nan ungal MGR pesugiren. i live in tamilnadu. i birth in 1988. nan meendum pirandhuviten.valha tamilnadum, makkalum.

mgr, on 25-01-2013

Recently I watched movie "Ayirathil Oruvan" in Escape theatre twice, Amazing no body can replace the Character Manimaran in kollywood, Bolly wood and even Holly wood whata handsome man and that costumes suits MGR who looks like a real warrior hats off thalaiva waiting to watch "Ulagam Sutrum Valiban" in latest Digital music and sure this will also blast the collection

Geetha, chennai on 01-04-2014

M G R is a good human he is living with us

mubarak, chnnai on 31-05-2014

love m.g.r and always like to see his movies and very goodlooking actor and attractive too,

usha, melaka on 07-01-2014

i love mgr

rajendran, bhavani on 07-05-2014

REAL HERO IN OUR LIFE. REAL HEAD ( THALAIVAR ) IN TAMILNADU POLITICS . GOOD ACHIEVEMENT IN PERSONAL LIFE. REAL LEGEND IN OUR INDIA.

N.SRINIVASAN, tamilnadu, (ranipet) on 18-05-2014

I am the fan of Mr MGR. He is one and one real hero in cinema and politics. I like his attitude so much because he is the god for Tamilnadu

P.H.Krishnan, chennai116 on 05-12-2013

paari vallal MGR !... sahunavu thantha nayagan !.. endrum makkal thalaivar !... Ezhayin sirippil eraivanaikkanda Oppatra thalaivar nam MGR oruvarthaan!........

PERIYASAMY, Neyveli on 18-01-2014

I saw MGR films repeat release in the theatres of Chennai when I was in Madras Film Institute,today also his fans loving him, he is popular in new generation too,after looking his popularity I inspired,I want to become a popular Tamil actor like MGR & I want to do social work like MGR.

PravinJagannath ( PJ ), Airoli,Navi Mumbai on 23-06-2013

about word to say for MR.M.G.R.he is one of the most is M.G.R

MGR, bangalore on 02-07-2013

mgr....avery handsome man i ever seen .iam longing for acting with him it mustbe a dream only i admire his smile,action walking,dancing,fighting and his simplicity.

raanirameswaram, thangachimadam on 08-10-2013

mgr....avery handsome man i ever seen .iam longing for acting with him it mustbe a dream only i admire his smile,action walking,dancing,fighting and his simplicity.

raanirameswaram, thangachimadam on 08-10-2013

no about word to say for MR.M.G.RAMACHANDRAN

ram, trichy on 14-01-2012

mgr good leader

raman.s, thiruvarur on 25-06-2014

"M~G~R" He is a real man hero. He is a god of poor people... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAKKAL THILAKKAM...

SALEEM SAM, Ranipet on 17-01-2014

MAKKAL THILAGAM MARAINTHA PINPUM EZHAIGALIN IDHAIYATHIL VAZHNTHU KONDU IRUPAVAR! AVAR PUGAZ ENDRUM VAZGA!

saranya, puducherry on 07-01-2013

Hi, I want all songs, Ex.Chief Minister - Actor Thiru M.G.Ramachandran. Thanks & Regards, S.Varadharajan Dubai U.A.E

S. Varadharajan, Dubai - U.A.E. on 09-03-2013

Thalaivaruku yean piranthanaal valthukal Happy birthday my MGR. Yealam pugalum MGR oruvarukae

sasitharan, singapore on 17-01-2013

good man

v.sathish kumar, punjaipuliampatti on 31-12-2012

i am veary sad because i not met him.he is only one hero.Now also he live with us.

sivaprakash, chennai on 12-03-2013

I am a mgr thick fan.iam studing in engineering college.mgr is very goot citizen of tamilnadu.

Smpamgr, on 27-10-2013

I am the fan of Mr.MGR. He is the one and one real hero of tamil cinema.he rule tamil peoples today also and evergreen star. I like his attitude so much

Sugapriya narayanasamy, Tiruppur on 22-07-2013

I am the fan of Mr. MGR since I was 7 years old-Matter of fact, I took a picture with him when he came to Brooklyn NY for the treatment-Can you please let me know what is his height and weight-how many of his movies celebrated 25 weeks-Shajahan-

Sultan A.shajahan, USA, New Jersey on 14-12-2011

THALAIVA NEE (R) INDRI AMAIYADHU ULAGU......

suresh, coimbatore on 15-03-2013

sir, i am mohanraj, mgr one man army, total tamilnadu still loving mgr, i love m.g.ramachandran sir best actot best politicians, sathunavu thittam very successful in tamilnadu i love mgr

mohanraj, salem on 20-10-2012

Tamil naatuke vathiyaru avarthan m.g.r

S.surerh., on 28-06-2013

Hello,iam suresh from madurai valaiyan kulam MGR is a real hero and god gift of our Tamilnadu

suresh, madurai on 13-02-2014

I love Dr.M.G.Ramachandran. I love his movies especially yenga veettup pillai, Alibabavum Naarpathu Thirudargalum. I am the fan of Dr.MGR since i was 10 years old. If anybody need any details of Dr.MGR, U can contact me at any time. T.Kamalakkannan 9840670897

T.KAMALAKKANNAN, Chennai - Kottivakkam on 03-11-2013

MGR he is my Roll Modal Life la oru manithan eppadiyellam irkkanum appadikiradhukku nam avaridam kattrukollavendiyadhu extra extra i like this MGR song and movie

UDHAYAKUMAR, madurai on 30-11-2013

I LOVE MGR ALWAYS. HE WAS THE MAN FOR PEOPLE. MGR MEMORIES ALWAYS WITH US. NADARAJAH

VAMAPAHAN, NORWAY on 01-11-2013

M.G.R is not an ordinary man . he is a god. he is very good readable book for human being. his every action at cinema was sweet fruits for tamilnadu peoples.MGR is my heart. in my life never forget. i am following his way.so i didnot take drinks,smokes.i will helpfull for others. i am big fan for him . i like his wall fighting, stick fighting,hand fighting and his style. his film songs all are usefull for human beings.

vasagar, saudiarabia on 26-05-2012

M.G.R is not an ordinary man, he is living god in tamilnadu peoples heart.i am a big fan for him. i like his cinema,fight,action,helpingmind ,songs. in my whole life time never forget MGR. I am following his way.if any body follow his way ,they cant do wrong things,this is my strong opinion. his name will be alive at the end of the world.he is a headmaster for cinema industry and political.thank you.

vasagar, saudiarabia on 30-05-2012

thalaivaaaaaaaaaaa you are only the great i am also big fan you in cinema as well as politics thank u for giving wonderful opportunities

venkat, arakkonam on 09-03-2014

DR.MG.RAMACHANDRAN WAS ALL TAMIL FLIM AND LIFE LA ELAI PANAKARAN IRUKA KUDATHU PONRA KARUTHU PIDIKUM

k.VIGNESH, PENNAGARAM on 25-03-2013

No one can substitute the Great MGR

s.v.vasudevan, chennai on 08-11-2013

Hello. I am Vikram from Avadi. We are going to make a book of Mr.MGR. Those who have any special collections of him contact us. 9941653175

Vikram, on 21-11-2012

Ramaayana Raman &Mahabharadha Krishna Believe as Purana Gods.( if The People Forget) But No One Forget From Tamil Nadu Makkal Thilagam MGR. S.A.Ganesh.

S.A.Ganesh, Tondiarpetr,Chennai-81 on 14-01-2014

he is a great honest man. he is master blaster. he is a god for all poor peoples

Logaraj.M, on 23-04-2014

mr mgr is a tallent person in his life and act..i luv mr mgr coz mgr is a kind person and helpful person 4 need hlp frm here.....

yuvarani, malaysia on 21-05-2012

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