Punnu wrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM
Ganesh Hegde was born in 1974 in Mumbai.
Ganesh Hegde got his first break with Khamoshi (1996) as a Choreographer for the song “Aaj main upar aasmaan neeche...”.He went on to choreograph in many films like Agnisakshi(1996), Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya(1998), Bandhan(1998) etc.
He choreographed in films like Fiza (2000), Lagaan(2001), Ajnabee(2001), Aankhen(2002).
Some of the famous choreographed songs from Ganesh Hegde are “Its magic...” from Koi Mil Gaya (2003),"Dum...” from Dum(2003),"Main hoon don...” from Don-The Chase Begins Again(2006). Saawariya(2007) and Ram Gopal Verma Ki Aag(2007) are the last few films for which Ganesh Hegde did choreography.
Ganesh has won 2 awards so far in his career.He won the American Choreography award for Outstanding Achievement in film Lagaan(2001) shared with Saroj Khan,Raju Khan,Vaibhavi Merchant and Terence Lewis.He also won the Technical Zee Cine Award for Best Choreography in Koi Mil Gaya (2003) for the song “Its magic...”.
He wears the white Dada basketball spinners in all his videos.These shoes have spinning chromes on their sides which spin when a person walks or runs. He has choreographed many stages shows like Temptations2004,the bollywood rock concert which toured America with huge stars such as Shahrukh Khan,Rani Mukherjee,Priety Zinta,Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Rampal. He also choreographed the opening sequence of Michaeal Jackson's concert in India. He has also choreographed Filmfare awards and Zee cine awards. Ganesh Hegde also did the song Dilruba janeeja which was remixed in Voice moduller by DJ Jilawatan. Ganesh entered the field of Singing in October 2005 by releasing his debut album named “G” with the backing and promotion of bollywood star Shahrukh Khan. 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. He also sang a duet with Asha Bhosle in his album G. Kaun Banega Crorepati promo rap song 'Ek Sawaal ka Sawaal Hai ' was sung by Ganesh Hegde for the third season of the show hosted by Shahrukh Khan.
In Chennai,a social-welfare organization teamed up with UNICEF and UNAIDS to spearhead the campaign against AIDS, Ganesh Hegde was one of the celebrities available to endorse the message. Singing a song dedicated to HIV/AIDS victims,Ganesh Hegde said “It is always about keeping the heart and soul happy.So stay happy,stay safe and spread the cheer and reach out to affected children and youth who need the guidance,the support and peer education”.“I am a star choreographer and whatever songs I do should be landmark.” “I refuse 40 songs a year because I like to do quality work. When someone asks me to choreograph a song, it has to appeal to me.”