Dr.M.G.Ramachandran

 

    Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran (January 17, 1917 December 24, 1987), popularly known by his initials MGR. , was a Tamil film actor, producer and politician. As a well known humanist, he served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death in 1987.

    M. G. R. was born in Nawalapitiya near Kandy, British Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), to Gopalan and Maruthur Satyabhama. His family was originally from Vadavannur, Palakkad, Madras Presidency (later part of Kerala), but his father had migrated with his family to Sri Lanka. After the passing away of his father MGR along with his mother and brother came back to India and settled in Kumbakonam (Madras Presidency now part of Indian State of Tamil Nadu). He studied till his third class (Five years of primary education) and due to extreme poverty had to go for work to earn a living. He joined a drama troupe called Original Boys Company. Later, he entered the world of cinema, becoming an actor, and later a director, producer and editor, acting in more than 125 movies and becoming a great actor. He went on to win many awards for his performances including the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in a Tamil Language Movie "Rikshawkaran" in 1972.  He was also awarded the India's Fourth Highest Civilian Honour "Padma Shri" by the Government of India in 1960 which he declined to accept.

    He was initially a member of the Indian National Congress but later joined the Dravida Munnetra Kalazham (Dravidan Progressive Federation) led by Dr.C.N.Annadurai. Till 1972 he worked very hard for the success of the DMK and later founded a new political party Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) which was later renamed as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). MGR served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 to 1987 for three consecutive terms. He was awarded a Honorary Doctorate by the University of Madras and The World University, Arizona, USA.  After his passing away in 1987, he was posthumously awarded the India's Highest Civilian honour "Bharat Rathna" in the year 1988. 

 

Complete list of Movies along with the year of Release in which MGR starred :-
 

1935 Sati Leelavati
1936 Iru Sahodarargal
1938 Dakshayagnam
1938 Veera Jagathis
1939 Maya Machindra
1939 Prahalatha
1941 Ashok Kumar
1941 Vedavathi
1942 Dhaasippen
1942 Tamizhariyum Perumal
1943 Harichandra
1945 Meera
1945 Saalivaahanan
1946 Sri Murugan
1947 Paithiyakaaran
1947 Rajakumaari
1948 Abhimanyu
1948 Mohini
1948 Raja Mukthi
1949 Rathnakumar
1950 Marudhanaattu Ilavarasi
1950 Mandhiri Kumaari
1951 Marmayogi
1951 Sarvadhigari
1952 Andhaman Kaidhi
1952 Kumari
1953 En Thangai
1953 Jenova
1953 Naam
1954 Panakkaari
1954 Malaikkallan
1954 Koondukkili 
1955 Gul-E-Bagaavali
1955 Alibabavum Narpadhu Thirudargalum 
1956 Madhurai Veeran
1956 Thaaikkuppin Thaaram
1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal
1957 Mahadhevi
1957 Pudhumai Pithan
1957 Rajarajan
1958 Nadodi Mannan 
1959 Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali
1960 Baghdadh Thirudan
1960 Mannadhi Mannan
1960 Raja Desingu
1961 Arasilangumari
1961 Nallavan Vazhvan
1961 Sabaash Mapillai
1961 Thaai Sollai Thattadhe
1961 Thirudadhe
1961 Paasam
1962 Kudumba Thalaivan
1962 Maadappura
1962 Raani Samyuktha
1962 Thaayai Kaatha Thanayan 
1962 Vikramaadhithan
1963 Anandha Jodhi
1963 Dharmam Thalai Kaakkum
1963 Kalai Arasi
1963 Kaanji Thalaivan
1963 Koduthu Vaithaval
1963 Needhikkuppin Paasam
1963 Panathottam
1963 Parisu
1963 Periya Idathu Pen
1964 Dheiva Thaai
1964 En Kadamai 
1964 Padagotti
1964 Thaayin Madiyil
1964 Thozhilali
1964 Vettaikkaaran
1965 Panakkara Kudumbam
1965 Aasai Mugam
1965 Aayirathil Oruvan
1965 Enga Veettu Pillai 
1965 Kalangarai Vilakkam
1965 Kanni Thaai
1965 Panam Padaithavan
1965 Thazhampoo
1966 Anbe Vaa 
1966 Naan Aanaiyittal
1966 Mugaraasi
1966 Nadodi 
1966 Chandhrodhayam 
1966 Parakkum Paavai
1966 Petraalthaan Pillaiya
1966 Thaali Baagiyam
1966 Thanippiravi
1967 Arasakattalai
1967 Kaavalkaaran
1967 Thaaiku Thalaimagan
1967 Vivasayee
1968 Ragasiya Police 115 
1968 Thaer Thiruvizha
1968 Kudiyirundha Koyil
1968 Kannan En Kadhalan
1968 Pudhiya Boomi 
1968 Kanavan
1968 Oli Vilakku
1968 Kadhal Vaaganam
1969 Adimai Pen All-Time Blockbuster
1969 Nam Nadu
1970 Maattukaara Velan
1970 En Annan
1970 Thalaivan
1970 Thedi Vandha Mappillai
1970 Engal Thangam 
1971 Kumarikkottam
1971 Rickshawkaran 
1971 Neerum Neruppum
1971 Oru Thaai Makkal
1972 Sange Muzhangu
1972 Nalla Neram
1972 Raaman Thediya Seedhai
1972 Annamitta Kai
1972 Naan Yen Pirandhen
1972 Idhaya Veenai
1973 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban
1973 Pattikaattu Ponnaiya
1974 Netru Indru Naalai
1974 Urimai Kural
1974 Sirithu Vazha Vendum
1974 Meenava Nanban
1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan
1975 Naalai Namadhe
1975 Idhayakkani
1975 Pallandu Vazhga
1976 Needhikku Thalaivanangu
1976 Uzhaikkum Karangal
1976 Oorukku Uzhaippavan
1977 Navarathnam
1978 Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan

 

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