VTV Ganesh

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VTV Ganesh
Born Ganesh Janardhanan
Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, producer, Writer
Years active 2002-present

Ganesh Janardhanan, also known by his stage name VTV Ganesh, is an Indian actor, comedian and film producer. He is best known for his hoarse voice,[1] and his appearances in films featuring Silambarasan. He had made his debut in Tamil movie Red directed by Singampuli.

Career[edit]

Ganesh made his breakthrough with a role in his home production Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (2010) directed by Gautham Menon featuring Silambarasan and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. His portrayal of Ganesh, the fictional cinematographer of Kaakha Kaakha (2003) won plaudits from critics and eventually led to him changing his name by adding a prefix with the initials of the film (VTV). He went on to play a comic role in the anthology film, Vaanam (2011) which he also produced, portraying the character of "Bajanai" Ganesh who assists Cable Raja played Silambarasan.[2][3] Ganesh also acted in Osthe (2011) featuring Silambarasan in a role as the heroine's father. He was one of the lead characters in Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham (2013).[4]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Red District collector
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Dharma
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Sundar
2008 Vaaranam Aayiram Anthony
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya Ganesh Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ye Maaya Chesave Film crew member Telugu film
Appearance in "Manasaa" song
2011 Vaanam "Bajna" Ganesh
Osthe Neduvaali's Father
2012 Podaa Podi Arjun´s uncle Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Neethane En Ponvasantham Ganesh Guest appearance
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Krishnamoorthy
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Ganesh
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Ganesh Also writer and producer
Thalaivan
Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham Deergadarsi
Kappal Nelson
2015 Inimey Ippadithaan Chandra
Romeo Juliet VTV Ganesh
Vaalu Kutti Paiya
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Vishu
2016 Vaaliba Raja Prabhakaran Sethji
Hello Naan Pei Pesuren Kavitha's brother
Pencil Anthony Gonsalves
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Benjamin
Muthina Kathirika Marudhu
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum AC Shakthivel
Veera Sivaji Security Officer
2017 Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Shaktivel
Shivalinga N.Murali
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan Somu
Yaanum Theeyavan Sundaramurthi
Sakka Podu Podu Raja J. Neelakandan
2018 Kalakalappu 2 Sait, Aishwarya’s father

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (1 November 2014). "Happy to make people happy". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ganesh is back!". The Times of India. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Vaanam crosses 50 day mark". Behindwoods.com. 17 June 2011. Archived from the original on 19 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Silambarasan's Buddy In Osthi - Str - Dharani - Vtv Ganesh". Behindwoods.com. 2011-06-30. Retrieved 2011-09-25.