September 15, 2022

Ganesh (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics 

Ganesh Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight64 kg
Date of BirthJuly 2, 1980
Zodiac SignCancer
Eye ColorDark Brown

Ganesh is an Indian actor, director, producer, writer, and television presenter who has worked mainly in Kannada cinema. One of the highest-paid actors in Kannada cinema, his film credits include Mungaru MaleHudugaata, Aramane, Bombaat, Cheluvina Chittara, GaalipataAmrithadhareMasalaMajic Ajji, ChellataKrishnaSangamaMaduve Mane, Circus, Maleyali Jotheyali, Kool…Sakkath Hot Maga, Ullasa UtsahaEno Onthara, Sakath, Rambo, Mr. 420Shyloo, Romeo, Munjane, Auto Raja, Sakkare, Shravani Subramanya, Style King, Mungaru Male 2, Khushi Khushiyagi, Chamak, Dil Rangeela, Zoom, Sundaranga JaanaPatakiMugulu NageGimmickOrangeGeetha99, and Gaalipata 2.

Full Name

Ganesh Kishan

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Nick Names

Gani, Golden Star Ganesh, “Comedy Time” Ganesh

Ganesh as seen while smiling for the cameraGanesh as seen while smiling for the camera
Ganesh as seen while smiling for the camera (Philanthropist 1 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Adakamaranahalli, Nelamangala, Bangalore Rural District, Karnataka, India


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India






Ganesh studied at Basaveshwara English School in Nelamangala and then received his secondary education in Standard English School in Dasarahalli, Bangalore.

Afterward, he completed his diploma degree in electronics as well as a diploma course in acting.


Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Television Presenter


  • Father – Kishan
  • Mother – Sulochana
  • Siblings – Mahesh (Younger Brother), Umesh (Younger Brother)



Ganesh posing for a picture in July 2022Ganesh posing for a picture in July 2022
Ganesh posing for a picture in July 2022 (Ganesh / Instagram)


5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


64 kg or 141 lbs

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Ganesh has dated –

  1. Shilpa Barkur (2008-Present) – He got married to producer Shilpa Barkur in the year 2008 and the duo has been blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Charithriya and a son named Vihaan.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Brand Endorsements

He has done endorsement work for brands such as RimZim.

Ganesh as seen in an Instagram post in May 2022Ganesh as seen in an Instagram post in May 2022
Ganesh as seen in an Instagram post in May 2022 (Ganesh / Instagram)

Ganesh Facts

  1. He co-starred as Preetham in the 2006 Kannada-language romantic drama film Mungaru Male and it became the first film in India (of any language) to be screened continuously for over one year in a multiplex. For this role, Ganesh was nominated at the 54th Filmfare Awards South in the “Best Actor” category.
  2. He played the role of a mechanic named Maadesha in the 2007 Kannada-language crime romantic drama film Cheluvina Chittara, a remake of the Tamil film Kaadhal. This role won him the Udaya Film Award and Cine Gandha Award for “Best Actor”.
  3. Recalling his childhood, Ganesh once stated that he was “mischievous and was always made to kneel down outside the classroom, but was also the darling of the teachers due to the active participation in cultural activities”.
  4. He was cast as Ganesh in the 2008 romantic comedy-drama film Gaalipata and this performance won him the award for “Best Actor” at the 56th Filmfare Awards South and the award for “Most Popular Actor” at the Suvarna Film Awards.
  5. He played dual roles of Karthik/’King’ Kashi in the 2016 Kannada-language action black comedy film Style King.
  6. In 2018, Ganesh brought to life the character of Santhosh in the Kannada-language romantic comedy film Orange. For this, he was nominated for a Filmfare Award and Filmibeat Award in the “Best Actor – Kannada” category.
  7. Over the years, he has also been a part of several television projects including Comedy Time, Prema Pishachigalu, Super Minute, and Golden Gang.
  8. Alongside Nishvika Naidu and Surbhi Puranik, Ganesh co-starred as Balaram a.k.a Baalu in the 2021 Kannada-language black comedy crime thriller film Sakath.

Featured Image by Philanthropist 1 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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