Sivaji Ganesan in Tamil movies:
In the Tamil lexicon, Sivaji Ganesan is legendary. The first ever Indian star to win a Best Actor award at an international film festival, Sivaji Ganesan is cited by many South Indian actors, including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, as their biggest influence. He played a variety of roles, from villain to hero, and was beloved for his portrayal of mythological characters. Many of his films were remade in other languages. Navarathiri, in which he played nine different roles, was remade in Bollywood as Naya Din Nayi Raat starring Sanjeev Kumar. He played a supporting character in Dharti, starring Rajendra Kumar, which was a remake of his own film Sivandha Mann. He was known as Nadigar Thillagam, which means the pride of actors.