Delhi Ganesh

Delhi Ganesh is an Indian film actor and an Indian Air Force personnel who mostly acts in supporting roles in Tamil cinema. He has acted in more than 400 films from 1976 to present.[2] Before films, he was a member of the Delhi-based drama troupe, Dakshina Bharata Nataka Sabha. Ganesh served in the Indian Air Force from 1964 to 1974 before quitting in favour of films.[3] He was given the stage name Delhi Ganesh by K. Balachander.[4]

Delhi Ganesh

(1944-08-01) 1 August 1944 (age 76)[1]
OccupationActor, Film Producer
Years active1976 - Present


He was introduced to Tamil Film Industry by K. Balachander in the film Pattina Pravesam (1976). Ganesh played the hero in the 1981 film Engamma Maharani. His most popular roles have been as a supporting actor or a comedian, but he has also played villainous roles in films like Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989).[5]

He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for his performance in Pasi (1979). He also received various state awards like Kalaimamani (1994) given by Minister J. Jayalalithaa.[6]

His most notable films are Sindhu Bhairavi (1985), Nayakan (1987), Michael Madana Kama Rajan (1990), Aahaa..! (1997) and Thenali (2000).[7]

Delhi Ganesh also appeared in TV serials.

He also made an appearance in the short film What if Batman was from Chennai as a version of Alfred Pennyworth.[8][9] In 2016, he had a brief role as Sriman (the man who lodges complaint about his missing son, only later to find out that his son is dead) in Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru under Karthick Naren's direction alongside Rahman. In 2015, he launched his first production venture, Ennul Aayiram (2016) which would star his son Maha in the leading role.[10]



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  1. ^ "மக்கள் மனங்களை வென்ற குணச்சித்திரங்கள்: டெல்லி கணேஷ்" [Characteristics that win people's minds: Delhi Ganesh]. Dina Thanthi (in Tamil). 6 March 2020. Archived from the original on 14 May 2020. Retrieved 18 June 2020.
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  3. ^ "Delhi Ganesh as an actor". Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2016.. Chennai Online
  4. ^ Raman, Mohan V. (8 November 2014). "What's in a name?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  5. ^ குருவி (7 September 1997). "குருவியர் பதில்கள்". Dina Thanthi.
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