Vyasar Ganesan is an Indian college counsellor, writer, and theatre play director, who appeared in the 2020 Netflix TV series ‘Indian Matchmaking.’
Vyasar Mamta Ganesan Facebook- Vyasar Ganesan was born on Tuesday, 18 September 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2022) in Derry, New Hampshire, US. His hometown is Austin, Texas. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
He attended five schools in Austin- Kocurek Elementary School, Casey Elementary School, Fulmore Middle School, Kealing Middle School, and Liberal Arts and Science Academy. From 2008 to 2012, he pursued a Bachelor of Arts from Allegheny College, United States. From 2012 to 2014, he attended Columbia University, New York, to pursue a Master of Fine Arts. LinkedIn- Vyasar Ganesan
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father, Apparajan Ganesan, was an engineer, and his mother, Mamta Ganesan, is a yoga instructor. His parents got divorced when Vyasar Ganesan was 7 years old.
As of 2022, he is in a relationship with a girl whom he met on social media. During an interview, while talking about his girlfriend, he said,
Long story short, her cousin saw the show, and they began talking about it and afterwards, her cousin reached out on my now girlfriend’s behalf. She basically wrote, ‘Hey, I know sliding into people’s DMs isn’t really cool, but I’m doing it anyway.’ I immediately thought, ‘OK, well, it takes a lot of guts and courage to do that and I began talking to my now girlfriend. Then, you know, one thing led to another and it just sort of quickly spiralled from there. We now have a Zoom date every Sunday and Wednesday. It’s great.”
In May 2007, he began his career as an ice-cream scooper at Baskin-Robbins. He worked there for around four months. In 2011, he started working as an SEO intern at a firm named Soma Vida in Austin, Texas. He then joined Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, as a telesales representative.
He worked as a resident advisor only for a year and a half and later was promoted to the position of Community Advisor. He then worked at the Circle C Children’s Development Center. In 2014, he joined Scripps Networks, a web management company in Greater New York City as a food network digital media intern. He has also worked as an alcohol proctor, house manager, and assistant teacher at Columbia University, New York. In 2015, he worked as an admission counsellor at Texas State University, Texas. In July 2018, he joined the Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin, Texas, as a college counsellor.
Actor, Producer & Director
Ganesan has also worked as a writer. Some of his articles are:
- 2020: “Eating Steel” (poetry), published by S’Mac restaurant in NYC. Thanks, Sarita!
- 2019: “Returning to Hellboy” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2018: “4 Rules for Buying an Indian Cookbook” (nonfiction) in The Teal Mango.
- 2018: “ATX Interview: Roku’s Abby Reyes” (interview) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2018: “Thievery: A Story About Stealing Food, Recipes, and Anything Else not Nailed Down” (nonfiction) in The Teal Mango.
- 2018: “Black Panther is Deathless” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World
- 2017: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: The Family Trope” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2017: “Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Forget Get Out” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2016: “The Unbearable Whiteness of Blonde” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2016: “Game of Thrones and the Changing Face of Fantasy” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2015: “Kings and Sons” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2015: “The Guyanese Actor” (nonfiction) in My Entertainment World (Canada).
- 2010: “The Penniless War” (nonfiction) in Conceit Magazine’s October Issue
- 2009: “Paint Stains in the Sun” (fiction) in Long Story Short’s October Issue.
- 2009: “Excess Baggage” (fiction) in Long Story Short’s October Issue.
- 2009: “The Human Condition” (fiction) in Allegheny College’s Year of Health Compendium
Some of his articles have been published on digital platforms such as The Teal Mango, Everyday Genius, and My Entertainment World. Vyasar has also participated in many writing seminars like Black Forest Writing Seminars and Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire.
Ganesan has appeared in a few English documentaries such as ‘Derek Minus Derek: A Derekmentary’ (2011) and ‘Glowing Puppets Hit the Harlem Streets’ (2012). He has directed an English play ‘My Sky is Falling’ (2013). In 2015, he worked as a producer for the English documentary ‘Food Truck Triathlon.’
In 2019, Ganesan co-founded a music band named ‘Gnome Hut’ and worked as a drummer in the band. In 2020, he appeared in the Hindi Netflix series ‘Indian Matchmaking.’
- Ganesan is actively involved in various social services. He has volunteered for organisations such as Austin Public Library, Austin Children’s Museum, Texas Hot Sauce Festival, and Habitat for Humanity.
- As per his Facebook account, his favourite quotes are,
- My memory is like a fishtank: dirty, deep, and full of shiny things. (Myself) Mobilis en mobili. (Jules Verne)
- The worst part about living here, is that you can only kill yourself once. (I think that’s from Babycakes)
- How will you shape your clay? -Lloyd Alexander
- You’re the genius, I’m the nun. -Orson Scott Card, (Shadow of the Hegemon)
- Baa Baa, black sheep Have you any wool? Yes, sir! Yes, sir! Umpteen bags full! One for the critics One for the lame One for the writers who really are to blame! -Peter Budvietas
- In 2020, while he participated in the TV series‘Indian Matchmaking,’ he shared that once his father was in prison. He said,
By the time I was born, my mom was already thinking of leaving my father due to his argumentative nature. They separated and were only formally divorced when I was seven. My father then married twice, but, the third one didn’t work out super well. My father didn’t get along with his new wife and as they were finalizing divorce proceedings, my father had a conversation with her where he said, I’m gonna kill you. So she called the cops, and he went to jail for the death threat. He tried to contact a hitman from inside prison. The person he tried to contact for a hitman went straight to the police. The police set up a sting operation and he got ten years for conspiracy to commit murder.”