V. V. Sadagopan

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V. V. Sadagopan
Madanakamarajan 1941 film.jpg
V. V. Sadagopan (Seated) in the film Madanakamarajan (1941)
Veeravanallur Vedantam Sadagopan

(1915-01-29) 29 January 1915 (age 104)
OccupationFilm Actor, Carnatic Musician, Musicologist, Writer, Composer
Spouse(s)Ranganayaki Sadagopan(90years old)
ChildrenRadhika Sridharan,Devika Raman ,Vijaya Srinivasan,Krishnakumar[1] Devika Raman[2]
Parent(s)Vedantam Iyengar
RelativesV. V. Sundararajan, V. V. Varadarajan (Brothers), Jayalakshmi Santhanam (Sister)[3]

V. V. Sadagopan (born Veeravanallur Vedantam Sadagopan; 29 January 1915) is an Indian movie actor, music teacher, performer and composer.[2] He was a prolific writer in English and Tamil. Apart from articles on music, he has written poetry, lyrics and even a number of stories in Tamil, that were published in Ananda Vikatan.[4]

He acted as the main actor in the Tamil movie Nava Yuvan (Modern Youth) that had an alternate title Geethasaram (Essence of Gita). Gemini Studios started their movie production in the year 1941 and produced the Tamil movie Madanakamarajan which became one of Sadahopan's greatest roles.[5]

Sadagopan was a member of the audition panel of All India Radio (AIR) and also of the experts committee of the Madras Music Academy.

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