|Years active||1967 - present|
They started as an assistant to Tamil music composers M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy beginning 1964 and later the duo assisted M.S.Viswanathan alone from 1965 till 1969.Kannadhasan started his own film Titled"Nagarathil Thirudargal" in which he introduced Shankar Ganesh as music directors. But unfortunately the film was stopped. So Kannadhasan took them to Chinnappa Devar and requested him to give them a chance.. After Kannadhasan's death, Shankar Ganesh had their titles changed to " Kavinger vazhangiya Debating"Shankar Ganesh
Kaveri Thanda Kalaiselvi was a Natya Nadagam( Dance Drama) wherein Jayalalitha was main lead and rehearsals used to happen at her house with all artistes and musicians coming to her house and doing practice. Shankaraman, musician duo Shankar and Ganesh used to come to play music. Sandhya used to make food and give all artistes breakfast and lunch.This went on for 28 days before the first show happened in 1965. After Jayalalitha became a huge star she recommended Devar Films to give musician duo Shankar Ganesh their debut film as a music director in the film Maharasi starring Ravinchandran with Jayalalitha.
Their first independent release was Magaraasi in 1967. Aattukara Alamelu was a turning point in their career. Musician duo Shankar Ganesh composed music for 2 film s of Jayalalitha - Maharasi in 1967 produced by Devar Films and Vandhale Maharasi in 1973 directed by K.S.Gopalakrishnan. Their best known composition were in Naan Yen Pirenden and Idhaya Veenai.
On November 17, 1986, Ganesh received an anonymous parcel by post. It contained a tape recorder with a note from the sender saying that the parcel contained a cassette with some ‘new’ music and if Ganesh liked it, he should give the sender a "break" into films. As Ganesh pressed the play button, the tape recorder exploded in his face, injuring his hands and eyes. Plastic surgery restored his hands and allowed him to play the keyboard, but he lost his vision in his right eye and had blurred vision in the left. On June 1, 2014, his vision was restored by a “glued intra ocular lens” technique.
Their works include music for the following movies:
|1967||Naan Yaar Theriyuma||Tamil|
|1972||Naan Yen Pirandhen||Tamil|
|1977||Tholkan Enikku Manassilla||Malayalam|
|1978||Chinna Chinna Veedu Katti||Tamil|
|1979||Thaayillamal Naan Illai||Tamil|
|1979||Vijayam Nammude Senani||Malayalam|
This list needs revision; lot of errors
|1980||Ival Eevazhi Ithu Vare||Malayalam|
|1980||Kumari Pennin Ullathile||Tamil|
|1980||Love in Singapore||Malayalam|
|1980||Maria My Darling||Kannada|
|1981||Veli Thaandiya Vellaadu||Tamil|
|1981||Sattam Oru Iruttarai||Tamil|
|1982||Darling, Darling, Darling||Tamil|
|1983||Alai Payum Nenjangal||Tamil|
|1985||Pournami Raavil 3D||Malayalam|
|1985||Naanu Nanna Hendthi||Kannada|
|1986||Samsaram Adhu Minsaram||Tamil|
|1987||Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi||Tamil|
|1987||Enga Chinna Rasa||Tamil|
|1988||Aalay Pathu Malai Mathu||Tamil|
|1988||Samyuktha||Kannada||Background score only|
|1989||Ade Raaga Ade Haadu||Kannada||Song 'Udhayame Uyire Nilave Azhage' from film 'Oru Ponnu Nenacha' 1989|
|1989||En Rathathin Rathame||Tamil|
|1990||Manaivi Oru Manickam||Tamil|
|1990||Varavu Nalla Uravu||Tamil|
|1991||Nallathai Naadu Kekum||Tamil|
|1992||Purushan Enakku Arasan||Tamil|
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- Surgeon restores what bomb took 27 years ago
- After 28 years, surgeons restore musician’s sight