Ganesh Hegde is an Indian singer, performer, video director and Bollywood choreographer.
Ganesh was born in Mumbai to parents are Harish Subbaiah Hegde and Vidya Hegde. 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.
Hegde's famous choreographed sequences include "It's Magic" from Koi Mil Gaya, "Dum" 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:
Mast Mahaul Mein Jeene De (Fiza),
Babuji Zara Dheere Chalo (Dum) - Yana Gupta,
Khallas (Company) - Isha Khoppikar,
Hegde started a trend for the music video type execution in movies with Kambakht Ishq (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya) and Khallas (Company)
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.
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.
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 prestigious Umedbhai Patel English school(MALAD) and P.D. Lions College in Mumbai.
Kabhi Kabhii Pyaar Kabhi Kabhii Yaar - Judge (2008),
Roobaroo Indian Idol season 3 - special appearance (2007),
Fame X - Judge (2006),
Temptations 2004 - interviewer,
Ganesh have done choreography for films such as
pinacolada (darr @ the mall)2014,
nachde punjabi (Azab Ghazab luv) 2012,
Let's Party (2012),
Ra.One (2011) (2 songs: Chammak Challo & Criminal),
SRK Temptations Reloaded (2008),
Miss Bollywood Shilpa Shetty (October 2007),
Saawariya (9 November 2007),
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007),
Don - The Chase Begins Again (2006),
Koi Mil Gaya (2003),
Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002),
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002),
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001),
Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001),
One 2 Ka 4 (2001),
Hera Pheri (2000),
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998),
Khamoshi - The Musical (1996),
Ram Gopal Varma Ki AAG (2007),
Ganesh Hegde got married on June 5. 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 guys..it's on June 5 and it's in Mumbai..hope I get all the love and best wishes as this one seems to be tough choreography..he he..love g."