|Occupation||Model, Film Actor|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
Ganesh Venkatraman (Tamil: கணேஷ் வெங்கட்ராமன்) is an Indian and Tamil film actor and model. He rose to fame following his performances in films such as The Angrez, Abhiyum Naanum and Unnaipol Oruvan. He later moved to Tamil Film Industry.
In a span of just over 3 years Ganesh has worked in all 4 south Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. He has also worked with all the top filmstars like Amitabh Bachhan, Kamal Hassan, Mohanlal, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Venkatesh.
Ganesh was born and raised in Mumbai. His roots are in an orthodox Brahmin family of Tamil Nadu. Ganesh was the winner of Gladrags Man-hunt Mr. INDIA 2003 and was amongst the top five finalists of the Super Model contest held in Istanbul, Turkey, in the same year.
During his college days, he actively participated in dramas & ramp shows which directed his focus towards modeling and acting. He captained his college volley-ball team. After completing his formal education, this software professional was employed by a reputed IT company, where he worked for nearly two years. Ganesh has also appeared in the new LIC advertisement.
He had acted in Television serials Antariksh (Star Plus) and Mayavi (Jaya TV) which was first 3D serial in Tamil television. He made his acting debut The Angrez a crossover film. He made his debut in Tamil cinema with Abhiyum Naanum. Regarding the acting opportunity Ganesh said that "I came to know that Prakash Raj's Duet Films was in Mumbai scouting for an actor to act opposite Trisha. They were in Mumbai after auditioning many actors in Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore. I thought it was a great opportunity for me. [sic] I met Radhamohan and he explained the character to me. I wanted to convince him that I could play it. So, what I did was, I dressed like the character and went to see him again. He liked the fact that an actor did his homework. I think that helped me clinch the role". Portraying as Trisha's Punjabi fiance, his role received critical acclaim.
Ganesh's next most anticipated Telugu film "Damarukam" sees him playing an anti-hero opposite Nagarjuna.
|2006||The Angrez||Rochak||Hyderabadi Urdu|
|2008||Abhiyum Naanum||Joginder Singh||Tamil|
|2009||Unnaipol Oruvan||Arif Khan||Tamil|
|2013||Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru||George||Tamil|
|Guns of Benaras||Hindi||Filming|