V. Selvaganesh

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V. Selvaganesh
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V. Selvaganesh
Background information
BornChennai, India
GenresIndian classical music

V. Selvaganesh is an Indian percussionist working in the Carnatic tradition and one of the leading kanjira (south Indian frame drum) players of his generation.[1] He is also known as "Chella S. Ganesh."


Selvaganesh gained world fame through tours with John McLaughlin's group, Remember Shakti.[2] He helps his father, Grammy-winner T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram, to run the Sri JGTV school and train a new generation of Carnatic percussionists. He has also composed and produced albums and played with the Swedish bass player Jonas Hellborg and American guitar virtuoso Shawn Lane.

In 2012, Selvaganesh made his film directorial debut with Bodhai,[3] a short film in Tamil. He also composed the four-track soundtrack which was released in digital format by Saregama.[4]

Film career[edit]

V. Selvaganesh made his debut composing for films with the Tamil movie Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2008).


Solo Albums
With Jonas Hellborg
With John Mclaughlin
As film composer


  1. ^ NavdeepSandhu (2008-08-25). "Merging music". Express India. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ Salkar, Tanvi (2009-12-03). "Hart beat". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Raising the tempo". The Hindu. 2012-03-03.
  4. ^ "Saregama album page". Retrieved 2013-05-23.

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