M. G. Ramachandran Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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M. G. Ramachandran (Marudhur Gopalan Ramachandran, M.G.R, Makkal Thilagam)

Last Updated: 09 Jan, 2024 | Views: 974

Age: 70

Profession: Politician

Other Profession(s): Actor, Philanthropist, Film Director, Film Producer

Famous For: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

M. G. Ramachandran Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
17 Jan, 1917 (70 Years 11 Months 7 Days)

Birth Country
Sri Lanka

Birth State/Province
Central Province

Birth District

Birth Place

Birth Sign


Indian, Sri Lankan

Died on
24 Dec, 1987

Cause of Death
Heart Failure

M. G. Ramachandran Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, well-known as M.G.R., was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 till his death in 1987. He was also an Indian politician, philanthropist, actor, and filmmaker. He was J. Jayalalithaa's mentor and the founder of the AIADMK. M.G.R. received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, posthumously on March 19, 1988. In order to help their family, M.G.R. Chakrapani and his older brother M.G. Chakrapani joined a theatrical group when they were young. M.G.R. entered the Indian National Congress under the influence of Gandhian principles.

In 1953: C. N. Annadurai, founder of the Dravidian Progressive Federation, attracted M.G.R. to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
In 1962: M.G.R. was a leading figure in the Dravidian movement that was sweeping Tamil Nadu. He was also a legislator for the state of Tamil Nadu.
In 1967: He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu at the age of 50.
In 1972: M.G.R. rose to prominence around the same time that DMK leader Karunanidhi promoted M.K. Muthu in film and politics.
In 1984: He suffered a mild heart attack and a massive stroke shortly after he was diagnosed with kidney failure as a result of uncontrolled diabetes.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1965: He got the Filmfare Special Jury award for the film Enga Veettu Pillai.
In 1974: He received an honorary doctorate for his contributions to Indian cinema.
In 1988: M.G.R. was honored with the Bharat Ratna.

Unknown Facts:
MGR had agreed to act in the movie without being paid because the movie's director, C.V. Sridhar, was in financial trouble as a result of a box office failure in his previous movie. However, it was unexpectedly one of the biggest hits of both MGR's and C.V.Sridhar's careers.
He appeared in Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum, the first full-length Tamil new film to be released in Geva colour and a Geva colour film.

M. G. Ramachandran Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 163 cm
In Meters 1.63 m
In feet Inches 5'4"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 65 Kg
In Pounds 143 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

M. G. Ramachandran Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Melakkath Gopala Menon

Mother's Name
Maruthur Satyabhama

V. N. Janaki, Sathanandavathi Ramachandran, Thangamani Ramachandran

M. G. Chakrapani

Sumitra, Kamalakshi

Sudha Vijayakumar, Geetha Madhumohan, Radha Gopalakrishnan, Latha Rajendran

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