G Venkateswaran also popularly known as G.V. was an Indian film producer. He was the elder brother of the famous director, screenwriter
Mani Ratnam, and G.Srinivasan. He was a chartered accountant by profession. GV's father was a popular film financer and producer, Ratnam Iyer of the then Venus films. Thus he followed his father's footsteps and thus started producing films.
He also owned a production house named '
Sujata.' In 80's he produced several hit films including 'Nayagan,' 'Dhalapathi,' 'Agninakshatram,' '
Mouna Ragam,' etc. After 1996 none of the movies under his productions worked and thus started his downfall. His loans were so bad that he had no money to run his office. GV committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house in Chennai.