Ganesh Hegde

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Ganesh Hegde
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Born (1974-11-10) 10 November 1974 (age 46)
Occupationsinger, choreographer
Spouse(s)Sunayna Hegde (5 June 2011—present)

Ganesh Harish Hegde is an Indian singer, performer, video director and Bollywood choreographer.

Early life[edit]

Ganesh Hegde is a Tuluva Bunt and was born on 10 November 1974 in Bombay (present-day Mumbai) to Tulu-speaking parents Harishchandra Subbaiah Hegde and Vidya Hegde.[citation needed] Hegde is best known for his work in the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan and for his musical numbers in Company. Ganesh has choreographed many stage shows, namely Temptations 2004, the Bollywood rock concert which toured America with huge stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Rampal.

He has been associated with the Zee Cine Awards since conception and has been choreographing the Filmfare Awards for the past decade. from Dum, "Main Hoon Don" from Don - The Chase Begins Again and Chammak Challo from Ra.One.

Hegde is responsible for giving birth to the item number and item gal concept in Bollywood with songs like:

Hegde started a trend for the music video type execution in movies with Kambakht Ishq (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya) and Khallas (Company) [1]


In October 2005 Ganesh released his debut album "G" with the backing and promotion of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. He is reported as the first Indian pop act to produce, write, direct and star in his debut music video (for his single Main Deewana). He is also credited for launching the career of Indian model and actress Yana Gupta, for whom he crafted the song "Babuji" in the film Dum.[citation needed]

Hegde started out performing with Asha Bhonsle on stage shows and she is reported to have convinced him to release his own album. She has sung a duet with him in G, titled Kabhi Kabhi. Hegde then launched his second Pop album Let's party in August 2011 . It has tracks featuring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the title song Let's Party and Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra in Mind Blowing. The album was launched by Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra and some other celebrities.[2] Deepika Padukone has also featured in one of his songs called Bolydude Ganeshan.

Hegde has also sung the rap Kaun Banega Crorepati promo song ' Ek Sawaal Ka Sawaal Hai ', for the third season of the show hosted by Shah Rukh Khan. The song is available on a T Series album titled ' Shah Rukh Khan Kar Le Kar Le Koi Dhamaal'. The video was conceptualized and directed by Hegde.


He is an alumnus of the Umedbhai Patel English School and Prahladrai Dalmia Lions College, Malad, Mumbai.




Ganesh has done choreography for films such as

Movie / Album Song Year / Date
Dilwale Tukur Tukur 2015
Calendar Girls Awesome Moh Mahiya 2015
Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene Selfiyaan 2014
Happy New Year Sharabi 2014
Darr @ the Mall Pinacolada 2014
Ajab Gazabb Love Nachde Punjabi 2012
Let's Party 2012
Ra.One Chammak Challo & Criminal 2011
SRK Temptations Reloaded 2008
Miss Bollywood Shilpa Shetty (Oct)2007
Saawariya (9 Nov)2007
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag 2007
Don - The Chase Begins Again 2006
Black 2005
Koi Mil Gaya 2003
Khushi 2003
Dum 2003
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya 2002
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage 2002
Company 2002
Indian 2001
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya 2001
One 2 Ka 4 2001
Grahan 2001
Fiza 2000
Hera Pheri 2000
Bandhan 1998
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya 1998
Agni Sakshi 1996
Khamoshi: The Musical Aaj Mein Uper 1996

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Personal life[edit]

Ganesh Hegde got married on 5 June 2011. He tied the knot to his girlfriend of six years, Sunayna Shetty, in a private ceremony in Mumbai. Sunayna is a stylist by profession and is responsible for styling Ganesh for all his public appearances.

The couple had known each other from last 10 years and started dating six years back.

Informing his fans on a social networking site the choreographer wrote, "I am getting married next week and that's the reason why have not been in action here with you's on 5 June and it's in Mumbai..hope I get all the love and best wishes as this one seems to be tough choreography..he g."


  1. ^ Twitte
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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