Gemini Ganesan Ramaswami (1919 - 2005)

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Birthplace: Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
Death: Died in Tamil Nadu, India
Managed by: Anilkumar Nair Puthalath
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Immediate Family

    • Chitra
      wife
    • Alamelu
      wife
    • Dr. Revathi
      daughter
    • Narayani
      daughter
    • Dr. Kamala
      daughter
    • Dr. Jaya
      daughter
    • Bhanurekha
      daughter
    • Radha
      daughter
    • wife
    • Vijaya Chamundeswari
      daughter
    • Sathish Kumar
      son

About Gemini Ganesan Ramaswami

He was an Indian actor. He was nicknamed "Kadhal Mannan" (king of love) of Tamil cinema for the romantic roles he played in movies.

Though there is different news about the number of wives he had, general information says that Alamelu (family woman), Savitri and Pushpavalli (actresses) were his wives. He is survived by eight daughters and a son. His children are: Dr. Revathi Swaminathan; Dr. Kamala Selvaraj; Ms. Narayani Ganesh; Dr. Jaya Shreedhar; the film actress Bhanurekha Ganesan aka Rekha; Ms. Radha Usman Syed; Ms. Vijaya Chamundeswari, and Mr. Sathish Kumaar Ganesan.

Ganesan’s dream was to become a doctor. In April 1940 he went to Trichy to see T.R. Alamelu. Alamelu’s father offered Ganesan his daughter in marriage and promised him a medical seat after graduation. Ganesan immediately agreed and married Alamelu in June 1940. Alamelu lost her father and her elder sister within one month of her marriage. Ganesan's dreams of becoming a doctor shattered. There was no choice left for him, but to find a job immediately as he was the only person to support his family. He got an interview from Indian Air Force. Much against Alamelu’s wishes Ganesan went to Delhi. In Delhi he met his uncle Narayanaswami who advised him to become a teacher. He married Pushpavalli and Savitri later.

Gemini Ganesan fathered the Bollywood actress Rekha (Tamil: ரேகா), while living with Pushpavalli. He did not acknowledge Rekha's paternity during her childhood. It was in early 1970s, when Rekha was looking for a footing in the Bollywood, that she revealed her origins. Later, at the peak of her career, Rekha told a magazine interviewer that her father's neglect still rankled and that she had ignored his efforts at reconciliation.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_Ganesan

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0304261/

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Gemini Ganesan Ramaswami's Timeline

1919
November 17, 1919
Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
1940
1940
Age 20
1954
1954
Age 34
2005
March 22, 2005
Age 85
Tamil Nadu, India