Gemini Ganesan: Net Worth, Earnings and Investments

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Gemini Ganesan net worth: How much is the late Bollywood actor worth and how did he become famous? Read on to find out telling secrets about his life, earnings, net worth and career.

Who is Gemini Ganesan?

Gemini Ganesan Net Worth

Gemini Ganesan is an award-winning Indian actor best known for his roles in romantic movies a role which he was dominant in. He began his career in 1947 by playing a role in the movie Miss Malini but gained prominence in the 1953 movie Thai Ullam.

He passed on the 25th of March 2005 at the age of 84. Gemini Ganesan net worth is estimated $20 million

Net Worth $20 million
Source of wealth Actor
Date of BirthNovember 17, 1920
DiedMarch 25, 2005
Citizenship India

Early Life

Given the name Ramasamy Ganesan at birth, Ganesan was born on the 17th of November 1920 to inter-caste couples Ramaswamy and Bhagirathi Amma. Ganesan lost his father while in elementary school not long after losing his grandfather Narayanaswami.

Upon the death of his father, moved with his mother to stay with Muthulakshmi his aunt who was a medical doctor by profession and also a social reformer who stood up against some fetish practices and was one of the main campaigners for the abolition of the Devadasi system in India.

He studied at Ramakrishna Mission where he learned yoga and Sanskrit. From there on he went to high school before attending Maharajah’s College. He finally opted a degree Madras Christian College, Chennai.


Ganesan aspired to be a medical doctor like his aunt and was even promised a job upon graduation by his father-in-law T.R. Alamelu but all that changed when the cold hands of death took T.R. Alamelu and he was left with no other choice but to engage in something else.

He tried enrolling in the Indian Air Force but it didn’t work out so he got a job as a lecturer in the department of chemistry at Madras Christian College where he had a brief spell before he got a job at Gemini production as an executive and was nicknamed Gemini by most of his colleagues.

Ganesan acted his first movie in 1947 titled Miss Malini but the movie went on to be a failure and you can’t find the movie it was as if it didn’t exist. He also played in Chakradhari but in a minor role and was relatively unknown.

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He had his major breakthrough in the 1953 movie Thai Ullam where he played as a villain. E turned from villain to play the hero in the movie Manam Pola Mangalyam but after that, he decided to focus on taking on romantic roles.

Ganesan acted in a few other movies but had his breakthrough into the Bollywood movie industry when he played in the movie ‘Miss Mary‘ (1957) which at that time became the biggest of his career.

He continued playing romantic roles but towards the end of his career played choose other roles.

He never was into politics but he was a successful businessman with investments in real estate and also directed movies.

He suffered from renal failure and died in his house on the 22nd of March 2005 surrounded by his family.

Gemini Ganesan Net Worth: How did he amass such wealth?

Gemini Ganesan net worth if he was alive today will be $20 million as he earned mostly from his acting career as he played in more than 15 movies.

After quitting acting he ventured into business and his real estate and property development firm bought and managed lots of properties.

Awards and recognition

1970 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for Kaaviya Thalaivi

1990 – Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award – MGR Award

1971 – Padma Shri Award[9]

1974 – Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for Naan Avanillai

1993 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South

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