Delhi Ganesh

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Delhi Ganesh
Born
Ganesan

(1944-08-01) 1 August 1944 (age 75)[1]
Palanganatham, Madurai
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Film producer
Years active1976–present

Delhi Ganesh is an Indian film and television actor who mostly acts in supporting roles Tamil cinema and television. He has acted in more than 600 films from 1976 to present. Before films, he was a member of the Delhi-based drama troupe, Dakshina Bharata Nataka Sabha. Ganesh served in the Indian Air Force from 1964 to 1974 before quitting in favour of films.[2] He was given the stage name Delhi Ganesh by K. Balachander.[3]

Career[edit]

He was introduced to Tamil Film Industry by Mr. K. Balachander in the film Pattina Pravesham (1976). His most popular roles have been as a supporting actor or a comedian but he has done villainous roles in films like Apoorva Sagodharargal (as Francis). Ganesh played the hero in the 1981 film Engamma Maharani.[4]

His most notable films are Sindhu Bhairavi, Nayakan, Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Aahaa and Thenali.

He is also a prominent Tamil teleserial actor who has acted in more than 8 major serials and is recently acting in fatherly roles in serials like Vasantham and Kasthuri in Sun TV.

He also made an appearance in the short film What if Batman was from Chennai as a version of Alfred Pennyworth.[5] In 2016 he did a brief role as Sriman (the man who lodges complain about his missing son, only later to find out that his son is dead) in Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru under Karthick Naren's direction alongside Rahman.[6][circular reference] In 2015, he launched his first production venture, Ennul Aayiram (2016) which would star his son Maha in the leading role.

Awards received[edit]

Filmography[edit]

TV serials[edit]

Dubbing artist[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cochintalkies.com/celebrity/delhi-ganesh.html
  2. ^ "Delhi Ganesh as an actor". Retrieved 9 September 2016.[dead link]. Chennai Online
  3. ^ Raman, Mohan V. (8 November 2014). "What's in a name?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. ^ 'குருவி' (7 September 1997). "குருவியர் பதில்கள்". Dina Thanthi.
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/batman-on-the-prowl-in-chennai/article7085317.ece
  6. ^ Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

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