He was born on 1 October 1928. He is known as Viluppuram Chinnaiahpillai Ganesan. He died on 21 July 2001. He is an Indian actor who was active during 20th century. Tamil actors used to call him Nadigar Thillagam. He had worked in more than 300 movies. He had worked in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi movies. He is the winner of “Best Actor" award in an International film festival and the Afro-Asian Film Festival Cario. He was the recipient of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He had 4 filmfare awards and a National award in his sack. He was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, highest honour for films in India. He had worked with the famous Bollywood celebrities such as Pandaribai, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Vyjayanthimala, Devika, Savithri, Padmini, B. Sarojadevi, Vanisri, K. R. Vijaya, and J. Jayalalithaa. Check out this page for more updates on Shivaji Ganesan.