Its time for third generation to have a say in the industry. After sons and daughters, now grandsons and granddaughters are trying their luck in the industry.
The third generation of film family includes former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan, Muthuraman, Kannadasan, Nagesh, M R Radha and N S Krishnan.
Those in the industry include:
Udhayanidhi and Arulnidhi: The grandsons of veteran film personality and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, both are successful actors today. The former has been into film production and distribution today.
Vikram Prabhu: Grandson of veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan, he started his career with Kumki. He was introduced by Prabhu Solomon. After Ivan vera Mathiri, he had a commercial hit in Arima Nambi and today his hands are full including Sigaram Thodu.
Gautham Karthik: Grandson of veteran actor Muthuraman and son of Karthik, Gautham Karthik was introduced by Maniratnam in Kadal. He followed it up with Ennamo Edho. However Gautham has films including Sippai, Indrajith and Vai Raja Vai ready for hitting the screens.
Aadhav Kannadasan: Grandson of Kannadasan he started it with Ponmalai Pozhudhu. He did a stellar cameo in Yamirukka Bayamen. He has many in his kitty now.
Abhinav Vaddi: The grandson of actors Gemini Ganesan and Savithri, Abhinav made his debut as Srinivasa Ramanujan, maths wizard in Ramanujan, a movie by Gnanarakasekaran. He won the appreciation of all. He is getting plenty of offers now.
Gajesh: After Nagesh and his son Anand Babu, Gajesh, grandson of Nagesh and Anand Babu’s son, is making his debut in Tamil cinema. He will play the lead role in a movie titled Kalkandu. The movie will be directed by Nandakumar.
Prabhakaran Hariharan: He is the grandson of veteran actor M R Radha. Unlike others, Prabhakaran Hariharan is not into acting, rather is planning to produce films in Tamil and Hollywood.
Ramya NSK: Granddaughter of veteran comedian N S Krishnan, she is a playback singer in Tamil cinema. She sang for many films including films like Neethane En Ponvasantham, Yuvan Yuvathi, Un Samayal Arayil, Yaan among others.