Y Gee Mahendran who made his debut as theatre artist at the age of 10 continued to act in stage plays for 50 years continuously. K Balachandar who spotted him in one of the play introduced him to the films through his film Navagraham in 1971.
After this he continued to act in more than 250 films with almost all the popular actors including Sivaji Ganeshan, Rajnikanth and Kamal. He has won lot of awards from various associations.
The recent Y Gee Mahendra’s Venkata 3 which marks the 61st production of the UAA (United Amateur Artistes) and also the 50th year of continued services to theatre of Y Gee Mahendran was staged at the open theatre ambience at the Madras Cricket Club.Y Gee Mahendra will be felicitated in Chennai by the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at Kamaraj Arangam on the 30th of April. His famous play ‘Vietnam Veedu’ will be staged on the occasion.