VTV Ganesh is a renowned Tamil film actor, comedian, and producer. He was born as Ganesh Janardhanan in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. He became popular for his hoarse voice. Ganesh has appeared in many of Silambarasan’s films. He was debuted in
Gautham Menon’s Tamil musical romantic drama film,
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010). His performance as a cinematographer, who assisted Silambarasan in connecting with Trisha Krishnan’s character in the film, earned him a nomination at the Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor.
This is also the time when he decided to change his name to VTV, which he got from the film’s initials. Ganesh was also one of the producers of this film and Gautham Menon asked him to play the role of Simbu’s friend. Prior to VTV, he played small roles in films like Red (2002), Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Pachaikili Muthucharam (2007), and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). In 2010, he made a guest appearance in the song Manasaa for Gautham Menon’s Telugu romantic drama film, Ye Maaya Chesave.
The following year, he co-produced the Tamil drama film, Vaanam, where he also acted alongside Silambarasan. In 2012, Ganesh played the role of Silambaran’s uncle in Vignesh Shivan’s Tamil romantic musical film,
Podaa Podi and bagged two nominations for Best Comedian at the Vijay Award and SIIMA Award. In 2014, he starred, penned, and produced Vincent Selva’s Tamil comedy film, Inga Enna Solluthu. He was later cast in few more films including Kappal (2014),
Romeo Juliet (2015),
Vaaliba Raja (2016), Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva (2017), and more. His last film appearance was in Prashanth G Sekar’s Tamil action crime thriller film,
Yaanum Theeyavan (2017).