Gangatharanpillai Soudaminithankachi Pradeep shortly known as G.S Pradeep was born on 15 May 1972. He was born in Kilimanoor, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. He was born to P.K Gangathara pillai and Late Soudamini Thankanchi. His father is a retired headmaster. He is a TV personality. He attended Government Arts College and University College Trivandrum. He graduated he graduated from S.M. College. Pradeep is popular for his extensive knowledge of up to date world affairs and history.
He is also well known for his analytical skills. Since his birth, he has been correlated with Malayalam Doordarshan Kendra. During his school times, he was the best public speaker in Malayalam. Pradeep is six times winner of “Best Orator of Kerala” for the years (1987 to 1993) successively. He first appeared on television when he was 14 years old. It was in a show named “Just A Minute”.
He is very famous for Reverse Quiz. He hosted a reverse quiz game show, Aswamedham. It was broadcast for many years in Kairali TV, a Malayalam channel. It had three seasons. The first season started in 2002, the second season from 2005 November to 2006 and third season in 2015. The same program was then aired in Vijay TV. It was broadcast in 2006 June with Pradeep under the name Grand Master.
was the anchor of the show. The show reached 500 episodes and it was enlisted in Limca Book of Records.
He rose to fame and popularity for hosting the show Aswamedham. He has written and published 5 books which include Brain Magic, Vakkeriyumbol, Kadhaayaanam Charithiram Kathakalilioode, Anaswara Smaranakal and Manasiyude Aswamedham. Pradeep is also a Carom player at the state level. Once Pradeep was a participant of the show
in 2013. It was broadcasted in Surya Tv. It the remake of Bigg boss from Colors tv in Malayalam. He later regretted his appearance in the show. He confessed that it was the bad shot that he took in his life so far. He starred in a Malayalam Film named Varum Varunnu Vanthu. It was directed by K.R. Ramadas and it was released in November 2003. The film was produced by Johnson Ittuppu. The lead roles were played by
, Balachandramenon, Mala Aravindhan and
. Pradeep starred as Maani.
Once he was talking to his friend. That was when got the concept to begin a game show. He started to play the interactive game from his school days with his friends. Later he got the idea to do it as a television program. In 2000s Aswamedham was one of the best game show. Because of his intense knowledge about world famous personalities, the show was a great success.