Devanshu wrote on 05 Jun 2010
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.
Hegde is also known for choreographing of Michael Jackson's concert in India.
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 and Main Hoon Don from Don - The Chase Begins Again.
Hegde is responsible for giving birth to the item number and item gal concept with songs like:
* Mast Mahaul Mein Jeene De (Fiza) - Sushmita Sen
* 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 with 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.
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.
Mr Hegde is an alumnus of the prestigious Umedbhai Patel school 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
* 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)
* Khushi (2003)
* Dum (2003)
* Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002)
* Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage (2002)
* Company (film)(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)
* Khamoshi - The Musical (1996)
* Ram Gopal Varma Ki aag (2007)