MGR Biography

M G Ramachandran

Profile of M G Ramachandran

Name: Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran
Popular Name MAKAL THILAGAM,Pon Mana Chemmal (given by Kirubananda Vaariyar
Mother Language Malayalam
Native place Tamilnadhu
Date of birth 17 01 1917
Family Father: Maruthur Gopalan Mother: Satiyabhama Wife: S Janaki
First film Sati leelavathi first film in 1936
Turning point Turning point:Rajakumai in 1947,Muthurai veran in 1956
No. of films acted 137 movies (including 1 in Telugu 1 in Malayalam and 1 in Hindi)
Awards  Bharat Ratna in 1992 (National Award) Best Actor for Rickshakaran in 1988 (National Award)
Honours Honored as a Doctorate by Tamilnadhu university

Some famous films


Mandhiri kumari
Naam - A very old movie with great emotion and long dialogue
Koondukkili - Only movie starred with sivaji
Malaikkallan - Won President Award
Alibabavum 40 Thirudarkalum - MGR's first colour movie
Madurai Veeran
Naadodi Mannan - Produced and Directed byMGR. A movie that seeded a change in Tamilnad political history.
Thirudathey ,Thai sollai thatatheay, Pasam Padagotti, Enga Veetu Pillai, Anbe Vaa Petaal than Pillaya, Ayirathil Oruvan, Rickshawkaran, Adimeipen,Ulagam Sutrum Valiban 
Political carrier

MGR was a member of the Congress Party till 1953 and he used to wear Khādī. In 1953 MGR joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) with the help of M. Karunanidhi. 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

In 1972, MGR was expelled from the party, due to conflict with Karunanidhi and floated a new party named Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK), then he became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on the 30th of July 1977, remaining in office till his death in 1987  

Death MGR died on December 24, at the age of 70. His death sparked off all over the state of Tamil Nadu,Shops, movie theatres, buses centre all were closed for severa days. Around one million people gathered in the streets, around 30 followers committed suicide