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Ganesh Career & Biography | Age, Height, Movies, More

Ganesh is an Indian film actor, Director, producer and television presenter, born on 2 July 1980 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He predominantly works in the Kannada film Industry.  He is well known for his role in the film “Gaalipata” (2008), “Mungaru Male” (2006), “Sharavani Suvramanya” (2013) and “Mungaru Male 2” (2016).


Name               : Ganesh 

Birth Name       : Ganesh Bal

Born                 : 2 July 1980

Birth Place        : Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Height              : 5’ 7” (1.70 m)

Weight             : 59 Kg

Horoscope       : Cancer

Occupation       : Actor, Producer, TV host

Years Active    : 2001 – Present

Nationality        : Indian

Religion            : Hinduism

Spouse             : Shilpa Ganesh (m. 2008)

Children           : Charithrya (b. 2009), Vihaan

Parents             : Kishan Bal, Sulochana

Siblings : Mahesh, Umesh

Early Life:

Ganesh completed his schooling at the Basaveshwara English School in Nelamangala, Bangalore and Standard English School in Dasarahalli, Bangalore. He completed his graduation in Diploma in Electronics and Communication in Engineering in Nelamangala. He was interested in acting from his childhood days. After his graduation, Ganesh became inclined towards acting and joined in several Kannada theatre troupes, including Ranga Shikshana Kendra and Ranga Sampada. He performed in several plays such as “Sadarame” and “Kadadida Neeru”. In 2002, he migrated to Bangalore and pursued a diploma course in acting. Then he started searching film offers and gave several screen tests.


Ganesh started his acting career with several television series and hosted the popular television comedy talk show “Comedy Time” on Udaya TV. He made film debut with “Tapori” as the villain role in 2002. Ganesh made his first appearance in the leading role in “Chellata” in 2006, which was an average hit at the box-office. In the same year, he appeared in the film “Mungaru Male” as the role Preetham, directed by Yogaraj Bhat. The film was one of the biggest hits at the box-office.

In 2007, Ganesh appeared in the film “Cheluvina Chittara” and he won Udaya Film Award for Best Male Actor for his performance as the role Maadesha. He made his major breakthrough with the film “Gaalipata” in 2008. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Kannada) for his performance in this film. Later he acted in “Maleyali Jotheyali” in 2009, where he played the role Preetham. The film was also a big hit and he received the Best Actor Award at the Filmfare Award (Kannada). Later, Ganesh has appeared in many successful films. His upcoming films are “Mugulu Nage” and “Chamak” in the year 2017, which are under filming.


  • Mugulu Nage (Pulkesh) (Filming) (2017)
  • Pataki (Surya) (Filming) (2017)
  • Mungaru Male 2 (Preetham) (2016)
  • Style King (Karthik / Kashi) (2016)
  • Dil Rangeela (Preetham) (2014)
  • Shravani Subramanya (Subramanya) (2013)
  • Munjane (Manu Murthy) (2012)
  • Maduve Mane (Suraj) (2011)
  • Ullasa Uthsaha (2010)
  • Eno Onthara (Surya) (2010)
  • Maleyali Jotheyali (Preetham) (2009)
  • Gaalipata (Ganesh) (2008)
  • Cheluvina Chittara (Maadesha) (2007)
  • Hudugaata (Balu Mahendar) (2007)
  • Mungaru Male (Preetham) (2006)
  • Chellata (Ganesh) (2006)

Personal Life:

he was born and brought up in Adakamaranahalli near Nelamangala town in Karnataka, India. He has two brothers, his younger brother Mahesh is also an actor and his youngest brother’s name is Umesh.

he got married on 11 February, 2008 to his maternal relative Shilpa Barkur. They have two children, a son named Vihaan and a daughter named Charithriya (b. 2009)


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film actor, Director, producer and television presenter

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