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Prabhu Ganesan
Born December 31, 1956 (1956-12-31) (age 53)[1]
Chennai, India
Other name(s) Ilaya Thilagam
Occupation Film actor, producer
Years active 1982 - present
Spouse(s) Punitha Prabhu
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Prabhu Ganesan (Tamil: பிரபு கணேசன்) (born 31 December 1956) is a Tamil film actor and film producer. He is the son of legendary Tamil thespian Sivaji Ganesan.

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Personal life

A native of Tamil Nadu, he is the son of Sivaji and Kamala Ganesan. He has an elder brother Ramkumar Ganesan who is a film producer and two sisters, Shanthi and Thenmozhi. He did his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Banglore. He married Punitha in 1981 and they have a son named Vikram Prabhu and one daughter named Aishwarya Prabhu.

Career

Ganesan has appeared in over 125 films. After his debut in the film Sangili in 1982, he made several films. Apart from taking the lead role, he has acted in several types of roles, including comedian roles and antagonistic roles. Ganesan frequently appeared alongside Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, and his father, Sivaji Ganesan during this time period.

He received a Best Actor Award in 1991. He appeared in Suyamvaram. He appeared alongside Rajinikanth in Guru Shishyan and in Chandramukhi in 2005 and in Vetri Vizha and Vasool Raja MBBS with Kamal Haasan.Acted with malayalam super star Mohanlal in the famous movie Kala pani.

He starred as a cop operating in Malaysia in Billa in 2007. He recently acted in Kuselan, Silambattam and Ayan in supporting roles. His currently acting in several projects, namely Mani Ratnam's Raavana, Maanja Velu and Asal. His dialogue in chandramukhi "Enna kodumai saravanan idhu" has elevated him to a legendary status.

Filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
1982 Sangili Tamil
Adhisaya Piravigal Tamil
Kozhi Koovuthu Tamil
1983 Vellai Roja Tamil
1984 Ezhuthatha Sattangal Tamil
Iru Methaigal Tamil
1985 Kanni Rasi lakshmipathi Tamil
Aduthathu Albert Tamil
Raja Rishi Tamil
1986 Saadhanai Tamil
Raja Nee Vaazhga Tamil
Aruvadai Naal Tamil
1987 Vetri Vizha Tamil
Chinna Poove Mellapesu Tamil
Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi Tamil
Kavalan Avan Kovalan Tamil
Anand anand Tamil
Vairaikkiyam Tamil
Ivargal Varungala Thoongal Tamil
Mupperum Deviyar Tamil
Anjadha Singam Tamil
1988 Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru Tamil
Guru Sishyan Babu Tamil
Urimai Geetham Tamil
Manasukkul Mathappu Tamil
Dharmathin Thalaivan Tamil
Agni Nakshatram Gautham Tamil
Raththa Thaanam Tamil
Manamagalae Vaa Tamil
Kaliyugam Tamil
1989 Vetri Vizha Vijay Tamil
1990 Kavalukku Kettikaran Tamil
Raja Kaiya Vechcha raja Tamil
My Dear Marthandan maarthandan Tamil
Arangetra Velai sivaraman Tamil
Sathya Vaakku Tamil
Anjali Tamil
1991 Thaalaattu Kekkuthamma Tamil
Kumbakarai Thangaiah Thangaiah Tamil
Ayul Kaithi Tamil
Chinna Thambi Chinna Thambi Tamil
Kizhakku Karai Murali Tamil
Irumbu Pookal Tamil
1992 Mannan guest role Tamil
Chinnavar Tamil
Senthamizh Pattu Tamil
1993 Uzhavan Tamil
Chinna Mapille Tamil
Dharmaseelan Tamil
1994 Vietnam Colony sivarama krishnan Tamil remake of mohanlal's malayalam film vietnam colony
Rajakumaran Rajakumaran Tamil also producer
Duet Gunaa Tamil
Jallikattu Kaalai Tamil
1995 Pasumpon Tamil
Periya Kudumbam Tamil
Chinna Vathiyar Tamil
Seethanam Tamil
1996 Parambarai Tamil
Panchalankurichi Kichaa Tamil
Kala Pani Mukund Iyengar Malayalam/Tamil
1997 Thambi Durai Tamil
Thedinen Vandhadhu Tamil
1998 Ponmanam Tamil
En Uyir Nee Thaane Tamil
Iniyavale Prabhakar Tamil
1999 Kummi Paattu Tamil
Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa Thirupathi Tamil
Suyamvaram Aavudayappan Tamil
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Shanmugam Tamil
2000 Thirunelveli Thulasi Tamil
Thai Porandachu Giri Tamil
Kandha Kadamba Kadhirvela Kandha Tamil
Budget Padbanaban Padhmanaban Tamil
Vanna Thamizh Pattu Bhoopathy Tamil
2001 Thaalikaatha Kaaliamman Chandrabose Tamil
Middle Class Madhavan Madhavan Tamil
Super Kudumbam Arun Tamil
Mitta Miraasu Chellaiya Tamil
2002 Malayalimamanu Vanakkam Periyakulam Kannayya Malayalam
Gounder Vettu Mappillai Tamil tamil dubbed version of malayalam tamilmananuku vanakkam
Charlie Chaplin Ramakrishnan Tamil Winner: Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actor
2003 War & Love Lt. Col. Sarathchandran Malayalam
Yes Madam Sivaramakrishnan Tamil
Banda Paramasivam Paramasivam Tamil
2004 Kanninum Kannadikkum Himself Malayalam Guest appearance
Vasool Raja MBBS Vaddi Tamil
2005 Chandramukhi Senthilnathan Tamil also producer
2006 Pasa Kiligal Sethupathy Tamil
Kusthi Jeeva Tamil
Something Something ... Unnakum Ennakum Muthupaandi Tamil
Thaamirabharani Salt Saravanan alias saravanapaandiyan Tamil
2007 Vegam Tamil
Billa Jayaprakash DGP Tamil
2008 Kuselan Senthilnathan Tamil Guest appearance
Silambattam Muthuvel Tamil
2009 A Aa E Ee Subramaniam Tamil
Ayan Daas Tamil
Malai Malai Pazhanivel Tamil
Kanthaswamy Paranthaman Tamil
2010 Aasal Mirasi Tamil
Thambikku Indha Ooru Kumaraswamy Tamil
Maanja Velu Tamil Filming
Darling Telugu Filming
Raavana Tamil Post-production
Thillalangadi Tamil Filming
Thambikottai Tamil Filming
Boss Kannada Filming
Arasa Kattalai Tamil Filming
Vidathey Pidi Tamil Filming
Annachi Idhu Namma Kottai Annachi Tamil Filming
Pramaani Malayalam Cameo Appearance
Filming

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