| Film actor|
October 24, 2014, Chennai
| 1940 to 2014|
| Sedapatti Suryanarayana Devar Rajendran|
January 1928 (1928-01) Usilampatti, Madras Presidency, British India
film actor, director, producer, politician
Pankajam Ammal, R.Thamarai Selvi
Lakshmi, Kalaivanan, Rajendrakumar, Kannan, Bhagyalakshmi, Ilangovan, Selvaraj, Ravikumar
Adhilakshmi, Suryanarayana Devar
Vijayakumari, Manorama, K V Mahadevan, Karunanidhi, M S Viswanathan
எஸ். எஸ். ராஜேந்திரன்
S. S. Rajendran Wikipedia
Sedapatti Suryanarayana Rajendran Thevar, commonly known by his stage name S. S. Rajendran (SSR) (Tamil: எஸ். எஸ். ராஜேந்திரன்; January 1928 – 24 October 2014), was an Indian film actor, director, producer and politician.
Rajendran made his acting debut with the 1952 film Parasakthi, directed by duo directors Krishnan-Panju, in the character Gnanasekharan. Following with Mudhalali, President Panchatcharam, Pillai Kani Amudhu, Thalai Koduthan Thambi, Thedi Vandha Selvam, C. N. Annadurai's Edhayum Thangum Idhayam, M. Karunanidhi's Avan Pithana, Poompuhar and Modern Theatres Kumudham. SSR acted with M. G. Ramachandran in Raja Desingu as Mohamed Khan and in Kaanji Thalaivan as Paranjothi. He had worked in many films with Sivaji Ganesan such as Manohara, Rangoon Radha, Raja Rani, Deivapiravi, Aalayamani, Pachai Vilakku, Pazhani, Kungumam, Shanthi and Kai Kodutha Dheivam.
Other notable films were Sorgavasal, Ammaiyappan, Ratha Kanneer, Kuladeivam, Thai Piranthaal Vazhi Pirakkum, Kalyanikku Kalyanam, Sivagangai Seemai, also in AVM's Kaakkum Karangal, Poomalai and K. Balachander's Ethiroli.
His drama company SSR Nadaka Mandram staged plays includingOr Iravu (C.N.Annadurai), Manimagudam (M. Karunanidhi), Thenpaandi Veeran (P. Nedumaran). He introduced and gave opportunities to actress Manorama.
Director K. S. Gopalakrishnan was introduced from his film Saradha (a silver jubilee hit) and Saradha Studios was established to commomerate the success of this film by its producer A. L. Srinivasan. Like wise, SSRs film "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum" in which his co-star was Raja Sulochana, a successful film in 1958.
He joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party and became the first elected member of legislative assembly among actors in India when he was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as a DMK candidate Theni (State Assembly Constituency) in Madras State legislative assembly election, 1962. Subsequently, he was elected as a member (MP) of Rajya Sabha. He joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and won from Andipatti constituency in the 1980 assembly election. Later he became a critic of M Karunanidhi and of the DMK's family policies.
Rajendran, being a strict follower of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy's policy of rationalism, never acted in films based on mythology. He earned the sobriquet "Ilatchiya Nadigar" (Emblematic Actor) as he never acted in films against his policy.
Rajendran was admitted in Chennai Meenakshi hospital on 20 October 2014 to treat issues related with lung infection. He died on 24 October 2014.