Few actors in the history of Tamil cinema have been as beloved as M.N. Nambiarswami. Not only is he admired for his villainous roles and brilliant acting for over seven decades, but he is also revered as a guruswami (spiritual leader). This biography, written by his grandson, provides an in-depth look into his personal life as well as his public persona, both of which he fastidiously kept separate from one another. From his childhood in Ooty to his youth spent in the gritty world of travelling drama troupes to his incredible success in the Tamil film industry, the book takes the reader on a fascinating journey narrated first-hand by the man himself. Apart from that, it features anecdotes from his wife and three children as well as reminiscences of industry professionals and a foreword by J. Jayalalithaa.