Biography / trivia
# Ganesh was born on 2nd July 1977 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. His father Kishen is from Uttar Pradesh and belongs to Kshatriya community, whereas his mother Sulochana belongs to vokkaliga community in karnataka.
# He has two younger brothers, Umesh and Mahesh.
# Ganesh did a Diploma in Electronics in Bangalore.
# Ganesh is also called as Golden Star Ganesh and Comedy Time Ganesh by his fans.
# Ganesh started his film career from the very bottom. His acting debut was with “Guttu” which was directed by Priyabharati Joshi, an NRI. But the producers found it very difficult to air and at last released in selectd theaters in the USA and in festivals.
# Later he acted in TV serials including Yadva Tadva, Vataara & Pa Pa Pandu.
# He gained popularity after his TV show “Comedy Time” on Udaya TV. The show was a huge hit in Karnataka. After the success of this show, people of Karnataka started to recognize him as “Comedy Time” Ganesh.
# His first film released in theatres was “Chellata” opposite Rekha Vedavyas and the film was moderate hit completing 125 days in some theatres.
# His career took a great turn after his blockbuster hit “Mungaru Male” which created a history in Kannada cinema industry.
The budget of the movie was just 90 lakhs and its final earnings stood at INR80 crores and its a all-time record in Kannada industry so far.
# Before selecting Ganesh, director Yograj Bhat approached Puneeth Rajkumar but he rejected it. Yograj Bhat was unable to get dates from other established Kannada actresses, so he chose Pooja Gandhi. Its true that even the film crew didn’t expect such a commercial success from the movie which went on to draw the attention of film lovers from all over Indian.
# Mungaru Male ran 100 days in 12 centers in Karnataka and its became one of the very few films in the world to have completed one year in a multiplex.
# After initial success in Karnataka Mungaru Male was released in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, USA, Canada and Australia.
# The film success was so great and created cash surplus in producer E. Krishnappa’s accounts and the income tax authorities have raided the producers’ offices.!! Its the biggest commercial hit for the producer E. Krishnappa, who till then did low budget films only.
# Mungaru Male won “Best Kannada Film award” for 2006-07 by Karnataka Government. It also won 3 Filmfare awards for best music, best direction & best film.
“I am not an expert from Gandhinagar to give reasons for your question. I”m an actor and I will do my work honestly and that’s all. Rest is left to the audience. What I feel is film industry is a gambling. Nobody can predict success and failure. We can just hope that a movie will be successful.”
“I don’t have any kind of special affinity for comedy or action roles. I am an entertainer. I am willing to go to any length to give my best performance yet. I want to be a versatile actor. I do not want to be stereotyped , playing this or that kind of roles”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||2006||Chellata||M. D. Sridhar||Rekha,Devaraj,Avinash,
|2||2006||Mungaru Male||Yograj Bhat||Pooja Gandhi,Anant Nag,Padmaja Rao,
|4||2007||Cheluvina Chittara||S.Narayan||Amoolya,Komal Kumar,Sureshchandra|
|5||2007||Krishna||M. D. Sridhar||Pooja Gandhi,Sharmila Mandre,Avinash,
|6||2008||Gaalipata||Yograj Bhat||Daisy Bopanna,Anant Nag,Diganth,
|8||2008||Bombaat||D. Rajendra Babu||Ramya,Avinash,Vinaya Prasad,
|9||2008||Sangama||Ravi Verma (gubbi)||Vedhika,Rangayana Raghu,Sadhu Kokila,
|10||2009||Circus||Dayal Padmanabhan||Archana Gupta,Avinash Bharadwaj,Padmaja Rao,
|11||2009||Ullasa Utsaha||Devaraja Palan||Yami Gautam,Rangayana Raghu,Sadhu Kokila,
|12||2010||Maleyali Jotheyali||Preetham Gubbi||Anjana Sukhani,Yuvika Chaudhary,Sihi Kahi Chandru,
|13||2010||Eno Onthara||Mussanje Mahesh||Priyamani,Jai Jagadish,Sharan,
|14||2010||Cool||Ganesh||Aamna Sharif,Sadhu Kokila,Rangayana Raghu,
|15||2011||Maduve Mane||Sunil Kumar Singh||Shraddha Arya,Avinash,Tabla Nani,
|17||2012||Munjane||S.Narayan||Manjari Phadnis,Malavika Avinash,M. N. Lakshmi Devi|
|18||2012||Romeo||P.C. Shekhar||Bhavana,Avinash,Sudha Belawadi,
|19||2012||Sakkare||Abhaya Simha||Deepa Sannidhi,Prakash Raj|