Ganesh is an Indian actor and a producer who predominantly works in the Kannada Film Industry. He came to fame by anchoring a show called “
Comedy Time” which was aired on Udaya Channel. He acted in the movie “
Mungaru Male” which made him an instant superstar in the Kannada film industry. Born in Adakamaranahalli, to Kishan and Sulochna, Ganesh is the eldest son in his family. He has two brothers: Mahesh and Umesh.
He completed his Diploma course in Electronics from Nelamangala. He says the bug of acting bit him in his childhood. “Guttu” was the first time when we saw Ganesh in front of the camera. Ganesh started off as a junior artist, portraying small roles in different television series like “
Yadva Tadva”, “Vataara”, “
Pa Pa Pandu.” He worked as an anchor in the serial “Comedy Time.” The concept was unique in that it was different from what has been the trend. The audience could write a letter to the anchor speaking about their family and add their telephone numbers. The anchor would choose a family, call them, disguised as an unknown, and fool them. His unique comedy timing and the style of greeting each family was very popular, especially amongst the children.
The show was made a hit by Ganesh, as the TRP’s rose like never before. Soon he was being called, “Comedy Time” Ganesh. His first worldwide feature film, which made him a bit more popular was “Chellata” which ran for 125 days in theaters across. He worked in the movie alongside Chitra Rekha, who was already a known name by then, in the industry. One of the biggest hits on the Kannada film industry was the movie “Mungaru Male” in 2006. Directed by Yograj Bhat, the script of the film was first rejected. Ganesh was involved in scriptwriting for the film. The movie was able to garner good response from the audience as it got a wide release and as many as 150 prints in Karnataka. Other than these, he has been seen in various other famous films like “Hudugaata” (2007), “Cheluvina Chithara” (2007), “
Gaalipata” (2008), “
Krishna” (2007) and many more.