Ramkumar Ganesan

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Ramkumar Ganesan
Born India
Occupation film producer, actor
Children Dushyanth Ramkumar
Shivaji Dev
Parent(s) Sivaji Ganesan
Kamala Ganesan
Relatives Prabhu Ganesan (brother)
Vikram Prabhu (nephew)

Ramkumar Ganesan is an Indian film producer and actor. He is the head of Sivaji Productions, a film productions company that has produced several films, particularly featuring his father Sivaji Ganesan or his younger brother Prabhu Ganesan.


Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Ramkumar is the eldest son of legendary Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan and the older brother of Tamil actor Prabhu Ganesan, Shanti and Thenmozhi. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Vivekananda College and began working at the production company Sivaji Productions established by his father.[1]

Ramkumar took over the Sivaji Productions after his uncle V. C. Shanmugham had died.[2] The company is being led by Ramkumar along with his brother Prabhu.[3] The most notable production under Ramkumar remains the blockbuster Chandramukhi in 2005. In 2009, the brothers produced the film Aasal starring Ajith Kumar.[4] Ramkumar has also acted in a couple of scenes, playing notable supporting roles in Aruvadai Naal and My Dear Marthandan, both starring Prabhu. He appeared in a pivotal role in director Shankar's I.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Ramkumar has two sons, one of them is Dushyanth who works with Sivaji Productions and has acted in the Tamil films Success and Machi,[5] and one more son Shivaji Dev, who has starred in the film Singakutty, Puthumughangal Thervai and Nandhanam.[6] His nephew Vikram Prabhu is also a famous actor these days who has acted in handful of films as lead.


As actor
Year Title Role Language Notes
1986 Aruvadai Naal Father Vicent Parker Soosai Tamil
1990 My Dear Marthandan Tamil
2005 Chandramukhi Tamil Special appearance
2015 I Indrakumar Tamil