Ganesh Acharya Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Ganesh Acharya

Ganesh Acharya is a famous Indian choreographer, director, and actor. He has choreographed songs in many movies, the famous ones being Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015), and Padmaavat (2018). He has also appeared in many music videos for films.


Ganesh Acharya was born on 14 June 1971 (age 52 years; as of 2023) in Chennai. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Ganesh Acharya's Childhood Photo

Ganesh Acharya’s Childhood Photo

When Ganesh was 10, his father died. His family faced a financial crisis after his father’s death, which forced Ganesh to leave his studies. He later moved to Cuttack, Orissa, where he started learning dance from his sister.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 90 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Family, Caste & Wife

His father, Krishna Gopi, was a dancer.

Ganesh Acharya's Father

Ganesh Acharya’s Father

Ganesh Acharya's Mother

Ganesh Acharya’s Mother

He has a sister named Kamla. He is married to Vidhi Acharya.

Ganesh Acharya With His Wife Vidhi Acharya

Ganesh Acharya With His Wife Vidhi Acharya


He started his career by assisting the famous Choreographer, Kamalji, until his death. At the age of 10, he made his own dance group, becoming a choreographer by 19. His debut as a choreographer in a film was with the 1992 movie “Anaam.”


However, the song that gave him his first big break was “Husn Hai Suhana” from the film “Coolie No. 1 (1995).” His debut as a film director was with the 2007 movie “Swami.”


His debut as an actor was in the movie “Ghatak: Lethal (1996),” where he made a special appearance in the song “Koi Jaye To Le Aaye.” His famous role was in 2013 in the movie “ABCD (Any Body Can Dance).” He did a special appearance as ‘Mr Zar’ in the superhit Chinese film “Operation Mekong (2016).”

Operation Mekong


  • Following the #MeToo Movement in India, Tanushree Dutta claimed that Nana Patekar misbehaved with her on the sets of “Horn Ok Please (2009).” She even claimed that all the directors and producers including the choreographer Ganesh Acharya ganged up against her. Later, Ganesh defended himself and Nana Patekar, saying that there was no violence or misbehaviour on the sets. He added that Nana could never do that because he was a very sweet person. There were even reports about her filing a complaint against Nana and Ganesh.
  • Ganesh Acharya once filed a complaint against the members of Cine Artists Association, Gangeshwar Shrivastav, BN Tiwari, and Ashok Dubey for stopping his shooting of a movie for three hours. According to Ganesh, he was in support of the group of dancers who were protesting against the association after it failed to pay their fees. Some people from the association stopped the shooting for three hours and threatened him that he would not be allowed to shoot anymore because of him supporting the dancers.
  • In January 2020, an assistant choreographer of Ganesh Acharya accused him of sexual exploitation. According to the woman, she was forced to watch a pornographic film, and after she didn’t fulfill Acharya’s sexual demands, he cancelled her with the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association (IFTCA) as Acharya was the General Secretary of the association. [1]India Today
  • In February 2021, another woman choreographer booked Ganesh Acharya for sexually harassing her. [2]India Today
  • In March 2022, Mumbai Police filed a chargesheet against Ganesh Acharya in the Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Andheri after one of his co-dancers accused him of sexual harassment. [3]India Today


National Awards

  • Best Choreography for “Masto Ka Jhoond” in the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) in 2014

    Ganesh Acharya Receiving His National Award

    Ganesh Acharya Receiving His National Award

  • Best Choreography for “Gori Tu Lath Maar” in the film Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (2017) in 2018

Filmfare Awards

  • Best Choreography for “Beedi” in the film “Omkara (2006)” in 2007
  • Best Choreography for “Malhaari” in the film “Bajirao Mastani (2015)” in 2015


  • Director: David Dhawan


  • He likes listening to music.
  • When talking about his big break with the song “Husn Hai Suhana” from the film “Coolie No. 1 (1995),” Ganesh recalls that there was prominent choreographer like Saroj Khan at that time, and the producer wanted them to initiate the choreography, but it was David Dhawan and Govinda who convinced the producers to take him as the choreographer. Further adding to the statement, he says,

The song was a hit, and it was as a result of its success that I came to be recognised as a choreographer in the industry. For me, because of this, David Dhawan and Govinda are my godfathers.”

  • He initially wanted to be an actor.
  • Ganesh was at the top of the search in 2017, when he reduced 85 kg from his weight of almost 200 kg, in the course of one and a half years.

    Ganesh Acharya Loses His Weight

    Ganesh Acharya Loses His Weight


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