Born on May 14, 1965 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, G. Dhananjayan, otherwise called GD is an Indian Columnist, producer, Two Times National Award Winner and author. He is also the Founder-Dean of "BOFTA Film Institute" established in Chennai.
He delivered various movies in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu dialects. Dhananjayan has an MBA graduate degree from (SIMSREE) Sydenham Institute of Management at University of Mumbai. He worked in Vodafone, Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel, Kansai Nerolac Paints and Saregama for over 15 years before working for Moser Baer Entertainment in 2006.
Dhananjayan became Chief Operating Officer of Home Video Business in the firm and after that turned into CEO of the Film Industry.He was one of the two establishing individuals from Moser Baer Entertainment that was set up in April of 2006.
In half-year, he gained the copyright/advertising rights for more than 10,000 film titles in 10 dialects, including Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and so on to dispatch VCDs and DVDs under the pennant of Moser Baer.
Along these lines, the organization changed the Home Entertainment showcase in January of 2007, with the dispatch of DVDs/VCDs at a customer sparing costs of Rs. 34 (DVDs) and Rs. 28 (VCDs). They re-imagined the way the buyer takes a look at this portion.
This helped the shoppers to begin to gather the titles for making their library. Dhananjayan wandered into film generation with "Vellitherai" in Tamil and "
Shaurya" in Hindi in the wake of joining Moser Baer Entertainment. Later, Moser Baer created and discharged movies such "Hide and Seek" and "
Sankat City" in Hindi. He also produced films such as "Kanden Kadhalai", "
Raman Thediya Seethai," "Aval Peyar Thamizharasi", "Poo", "Abhiyum Naanum" and "Siddhu +2" in Tamil with K. Bhagyaraj and "
Kaana Kanmani" in Malayalam in a span of two years.
He worked with UTV Motion Pictures, now called Disney-India, since January of 2011 until February of 2016. He had begun securing and delivering films in Malayalam and Tamil after joining UTV. The initial movie, UTV showcased after his joining was Tamil Deiva Thirumagal which was a widely praised motion picture. He engaged himself in distributing, marketing and producing films.
Under his watch, UTV had co-created in Tamil Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and "Vettai" with Thirrupathi Brothers of Director N. Lingusamy. He also co-produced films such as "
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru" and "
Kalakalappu" with Sundar C, Avni Cinemax by Khushbu and so on.
Dhananjayan delivered under UTV name "
Yatchan" by Vishnuvaradhan, "Muran" by
Rajan Madhav, "Purampokku" by S. P. Jhananathan and much more in Tamil. UTV had created "Husbands in Goa" and "Grandmaster" in Malayalam. In his last task with UTV firm, Dhananjayan was associated with the marketing of "
Irudhi Suttru" by Madhavan and Sudha Kongara, which went ahead to end up a tremendous achievement in 2016.
Dhananjayan has disseminated the movie "
Zero" under his production pennant Blue Ocean Entertainment in 2016. In May of 2017, he started his circulation organization Creative Entertainers and Distributors and marketed the successful motion picture "
Ivan Thanthiran." Dhananjayan composed the book about Tamil silver screen titled The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010, in English, which was discharged by Legend,
Kamal Haasan on 2 March,2011 within sight of famous filmmakers.
Super Star Rajinikanth valued the book by giving a token for the fabulous research and writing on Tamil film industry. The book has connected with numerous Universities worldwide and has turned into a reference point on Tamil silver screen for some, intrigued outsiders to think about Tamil film.
His second book named "Pride of Tamil Cinema" was discharged in 2014. The work was released at Indian Panorama at Goa in 2014, and it received the National grant as the Best Writing on Cinema in 2014. The book is valued by the film business for the flawless documentation of the movies, which since 1931, screened at Indian Panorama and won the National honour.
Dhananjayan monthly section in 'Galatta Cinema' for a long time was broadly perused by prominent identities in South Indian film industry and acknowledged for his expert commitment to South Cinema. His article arrangement in the Tamil daily paper ‘The Hindu' was broadly appreciated and acknowledged for the important commitment he is doing by enlightening the readers on the happenings in Tamil silver screen and the progressions required.
His gathering of Tamil articles distributed by 'The Hindu' newspaper with the name 'Vellithirayin Vetri Manthirangal' today is extraordinary, compared to other dealers from their production. He invests significant energy in cooperating with students of different Film Institutes all over India. He additionally gives talks at NIT, IIT, and other administration organizations in the movie business.
He is welcomed to several programs and discussions to talk in the film industry, administration and on numerous different subjects. He also seeks to speak in All India Radio on open intrigue subjects on various events and takes an interest in a few Television station discusses Cinema. Dhananjayan's articles in different daily papers won him second Best Critic National honour in 2016. He is right now studying for his Ph.D. at Mumbai University on the Film Industry.