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Ganesh Biography

Ganesh is an Indian actor, producer and television host, who works primarily in Kannada cinema.

Ganesh is the eldest son of his family. He was born in Adakamaranahalli near Nelamangala town in Karnataka. His father's name is Kishan and mother Sulochana. He has two younger brothers Mahesh and Umesh.  

The acting bug had bitten him from the childhood days. He has earned a Diploma in Electronics in Nelamangala. He married his maternal relative Shilpa Barkur on February 11, 2008.  The couple has two children, a daughter named Charithriya and a son named Vihaan.


Ganesh started as a junior film artist in the industry essaying small insignificant roles. He acted in several TV serials, including Yadva Tadva, Vataara directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar and Pa Pa Pandu directed by Sihi Kahi Chandru. As a TV artist, he popularized the television program Comedy Time. The program was telecasted on Udaya TV from Monday-Friday at 5PM-5.30PM Following the success of this TV show, fans started calling him, "Comedy Time" Ganesh. Ganesh's first feature wide-release film, Chellata, was a moderate success and ran up to 125 days in some theatres. Chitra Rekha, who had already acted in quite a few films, acted opposite Ganesh in this film.

Ganesh shot to popularity with the 2007 blockbuster film Mungaru Male, which became one of the biggest hits in Kannada cinema.
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