On today’s Google homepage, Google is honoring one of Indian cinema’s greatest actors. The Google doodle celebrates Sivaji Ganesan, a great actor from the south Indian film industry on today’s Google Search. Ganesan received significant praise from the Indian government, which bestowed the Dadasaheb Phalke Award on him in 1997.
On his 93rd birthday, the actor is honored in today’s Google doodle. He was born on October 1, 1928, and began acting at a young age under Ganesamoorthy. After playing the 17th-century king of the same name in theatres in 1945, he was given the appellation “Sivaji.”
Sivaji Ganesan eventually made his way into Tamil films in the early 1950s, and during his five-decade career, he has appeared in over 300 films. His first film, Parasakthi, was released in 1952. Pasamalar (1961) and Navarthri (1964), in which he played nine characters, are two of his other well-known films.
Ganesan began to receive international acclaim shortly after. Veerapandiya Kattabomman, a historical battle film released in 1960, won him an international film festival award for Best Actor.
In 1995, France honored him with the title of Chevalier of the National Order of the Legion of Honour, which he received near the end of his career.
Ganesan died in 2001 and is now succeeded by his grandson Vikram Prabhu, who thanked Google and the artist who created the artwork for the Google doodle in a tweet.