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Sivaji Ganesan
Villupuram Chinnaiah Ganesan[2] (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) better known as Sivaji Ganesan,. was an Indian actor, director and composer. who was active in Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
during the latter half of the 20th century. He was well known for his versatility and variety of roles depicted on screen,[3] which gave him also the Tamil honorific name Nadigar Thilagam (lit. the pride of actors).[4] In a career that spanned close to five decades, he had acted in 288 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.[5] His eidetic memory helped him remember his scripts at a glance. Ganesan was the first Tamil film actor to win a "Best Actor" award in an International film festival, the Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Cairo, Egypt
Egypt
in 1960
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Soorakkottai
Soorakkottai is a village in the Thanjavur taluk
Thanjavur taluk
of Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Demographics[edit] As per the 2001 census, Soorakkottai had a total population of 4304 with 2182 males and 2122 females. The sex ratio was 973. The literacy rate was 73.6. References[edit]"Primary Census Abstract - Census 2001"
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Kathak
Kathak
Kathak
is one of the ten major forms of Indian classical dance.[1] The origin of Kathak
Kathak
is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers.[2] The term
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Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards South is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards, presented by The Times Group
The Times Group
to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the South Indian film industry. The Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada
Kannada
and Telugu actors perform their talents on the stage. They were introduced in 1954, around the films released in 1953 and Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards initially recognizing the Hindi film industries. In 1964 awards were extended to Best Picture in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi, around the films released in 1963. The inclusion of Malayalam
Malayalam
cinema in the awards came in 1967 while Kannada
Kannada
cinema was recognized in 1970
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Tamil Film Industry
Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
is Indian motion pictures produced in the Tamil language. Based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu,[3] the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
neighbourhood of Chennai. Kollywood is a colloquial term used to describe this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam
Kodambakkam
and Hollywood.[4][5][6] The first Tamil silent film, Keechaka Vadham, was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1918
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Thanjavur District
Thanjavur
Thanjavur
District
District
is one of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu, in southeastern India. Its headquarters is Thanjavur. The district is located in the delta of the Cauvery River
Cauvery River
and is mostly agrarian
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Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with bringing realism to film acting, helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, studying with Stella Adler
Stella Adler
in the 1940s
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Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli[b] ( pronunciation (help·info)) (formerly Trichinopoly in English), also called Tiruchi
Tiruchi
or Trichy, is a major tier II city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
and the administrative headquarters of Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli
District. Trichy is the third largest city by area and fourth largest city by population in tamilnadu. It is the fourth largest municipal corporation and the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the state. Located 322 kilometres (200 mi) south of Chennai
Chennai
and 379 kilometres (235 mi) north of Kanyakumari, Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli
sits almost at the geographic centre of the state
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Bharatanatyam
Bharatanatyam
Bharatanatyam
(Tamil : "பரதநாட்டியம்"), is a major genre of Indian classical dance
Indian classical dance

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Manipuri Dance
Manipuri dance, also known as Jagoi,[1] is one of the major Indian classical dance forms,[2] named after the region of its origin – Manipur, a state in northeastern India
India
bordering with Myanmar
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Eidetic Memory
Eidetic memory (/aɪˈdɛtɪk/; sometimes called photographic memory) is an ability to vividly recall images from memory after only a few instances of exposure, with high precision for a brief time after exposure,[1] without using a mnemonic device.[2] Although the terms eidetic memory and photographic memory are popularly used interchangeably,[1] they are also distinguished, with eidetic memory referring to the ability to view memories like photographs for a few minutes,[3] and photographic memory referring to the ability to recall pages of text or numbers, or similar, in great detail.[4][5] When the concepts are distinguished, eidetic memory is reported to occur in a small number of children and as something generally not found in adults,[2][6] while true photographic memory has never been demonstrated to
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Chhatrapati Shivaji
Chhatrapati
Chhatrapati
(Devanagari: छत्रपति) is an Indian royal title. It is often taken to be the equivalent of king or emperor, and was used by the Marathas. The word ‘Chhatrapati’ is a tatpurusha Sanskrit
Sanskrit
compound of chhatra (parasol or umbrella) and pati (master/lord/ruler). The parasol was considered a symbol of absolute, or even universal, sovereignty and consecrated kingship, and has been used by Buddhist monarchies outside of India, as well. The title indicates a person who is a sovereign ruler over other princes, and not a vassal. In contrast, the Indian titles of Maharaja
Maharaja
or Raja, Yuvraj, Rajkumar or Kumar,and Senapati most can reflect a range of European equivalent meanings, from King, Crown Prince, and Prince, to Duke, Count, or Lord
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E. V. Ramasamy
Erode
Erode
Venkata Ramasamy [1] (17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), was commonly known as Periyor also referred to as Thanthai Periyor, was an Indian social activist, and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement
Self-Respect Movement
and Dravidar Kazhagam.[2][3][4] E.V. Ramasamy was born in Erode, Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
to Venkata Naicker and Chinnathayee.[5][6][7][8] From childhood, Ramasamy was known for his controversial comments on religious beliefs and on brahmins. Being the son of a wealthy person, everyone was fond of him.[clarification needed] He dropped out of school at second grade due to his growing hyper activities.[clarification needed] He witnessed numerous incidents of caste and gender discrimination .[6] E.V
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Telugu People
The Telugu people
Telugu people
or Teluguvaaru are a Dravidian ethnic group that natively speak Telugu. The majority of Telugus reside in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and town of Yanam
Yanam
in Union Territory Pondicherry
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Mukkamala
Mukkamala Krishna Murthy (1920–1987) was a lawyer turned actor who was active in Telugu movies in the 1950s and the 1960s. He was a stage actor in his student days and was popular in the role of French General Bussy in Bobbili Yuddham, a stage play based on the historical Battle of Bobbili (Bobbili Yuddham). He joined the Telugu film industry in the late 1940s in Madras
Madras
and played a variety of character roles in a career lasting for about 35 years. He died in 1987.Contents1 Filmography1.1 Actor1.1.1 1940s 1.1.2 1950s 1.1.3 1960s 1.1.4 1970s 1.1.5 1980s1.2 Director2 Awards 3 Personal life 4 References 5 External linksFilmography[edit] Actor[edit]1940s[edit]Maya Machindra (1945) Laila Majnu (1949)1950s[edit]Swapna Sundari (1951) Nirdoshi
Nirdoshi
(1951) Niraparadhi (1951) Prema (1952) .... Parasuram Dharma Devata (1952) ...
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Chief Minister Of Tamil Nadu
The complete list of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
consists of the heads of government in the history of the state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
in India since 1920. The area under the present-day state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
has been part of different territorial configurations under Madras Presidency and Madras State
Madras State
in its history.[2][3]Contents1 List of chief ministers of Tamil Nadu1.1 Madras Presidency 1.2 Madras State 1.3 Tamil Nadu2 Records 3 Footnotes and References 4 See alsoList of chief ministers of Tamil Nadu[edit] Madras Presidency[edit] Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
in 1909, southern portionThe Madras Presidency, headquartered in Fort St
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