Gemini Ganesan started his filmy career with Miss Malini in 1947, but was noticed only after his villainous performance in Thai Ullam in 1953. His handsome looks and charming attitude soon got him a slew of offers and Gemini Ganesan soon earned the title `Kadhal Mannan’ (King of Romance). In his long film career spanning over five decades, Gemini Ganesan acted in more than 200 films, including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada. Gemini Ganesan’s personal life, particularly his marriage to multiple women over the years, has often been a subject of criticism.
Popularly known as the romantic hero, Gemini Ganesan, at 19, married Alamelu, and whom he fondly called ‘Boubji’. Alamelu and Gemini Ganesan have four daughters; three of them – Revathi, Kamala and Jayalakshmi – are medical doctors ,the fourth Narayani is a journalist.
Later Gemini Ganesan married Savitri. Savitri and Gemini Ganesan have two children- a daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari, who is a physiotherapist, and has been the part of few movies and Gemini Ganesan has only son Satheesh Kumar.
Gemini Ganesan has two daughters with Pushpavalli- Rekha who went on to become a famous Bollywood actor, and Radha.
In October 1998, Gemini Ganesan married Juliana Andrews. His fourth and last wife Juliana, whom he married at an age of 78, was then a 36-year-old woman.
Gemini Ganesan was survived by seven daughters and a son.
When Savitri fell sick and went into coma, Alamelu took in Savitri’s children and visited her in hospital. When Savitri died, Alamelu brought her body back to her house in Chennai and held the funeral.
Despite the many women in his life, Alamelu was the pillar of strength for Gemini Ganesan till he passed away on 22nd March 2005.