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Ganesh Acharya

Ganesh Acharya is an Indian choreographer, film director, and actor. Ganesh Acharya has choreographed many popular hit movies like Bodyguard, Judwa 2, Singham, and many more hit movies. Similarly, Acharya is a Bollywood film director who directed 2011’s Angel and 2-17’s Bhikari. Likewise, he is a very hard-working and talented person in the Indian film industry.

Early life

Ganesh Acharya was born on  23 May 1971. His birthplace is Chennai in the Tamil Nadu state of India. As of 2023, Acharya is 52 years old and is under the astrological sign, Gemini. He holds Indian nationality as he lives in Cuttack, Orissa, India. Whereas he follows the Hinduism religion.

Ganesh Acharya mother

Caption: Ganesh Acharya with his mother (Source:

His father’s name is Krishna Gopi, a former dancer, and choreographer. The name of his mother is not known. When he was 10 years old, his father died which brought his family into a financial crisis. So, he has been forced to drop out of his studies. He was grown up with his sister Kamala Acharya, a dancer and a choreographer. This personality started learning the art of dancing from his sister.

Ganesh Acharya – Career

When Ganesh was 12 years old, he formed his dance group. At the age of 19, he became a choreographer and worked on his first film Anaam(1992). He featured in songs including ‘Koi Jaye to le aaye’, from Ghatak (1994), and ‘Khullam Khulla’ from Road (2002). Likewise, in 2006, he choreographed five big films, Rang De Basanti, Phir Hera Pheri, Golmaal, Omkara, and Lage Raho Munna Bhai.

In addition, he decided to make a film and started writing scripts for films. He produced his first film, Swami in 2007, with stars Manoj Bajpai and Juhi Chawla. Later in 2008, Acharya made a comedy film involving a dead man, Money Hai To Honey Hai. Similarly, in 2011, he played the role of a villain in the Tamil film Rowthiram.

Likewise, in 2012, he choreographed the most famous item song, Chikni Chameli from the film Agneepath. In the year, 2013, he spread out as a film actor with the dance film ABCD. He does not endorse any brands as of now.

Ganesh Acharya – Achievements

In 2007, Ganesh Acharya won Filmfare Awards for Best Choreography for the song ‘Beedi’ from Omkara. Similarly, he won the 2014 National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work on the song ‘Hawan Kund’ from Bhaag Milka Bhaag. Again, he won the 2017 National Awards for Best Choreography for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. In 2007, Acharya won IIFA Award for the film, Omkara and later in 2013 for the film Agneepath. In addition, in the year 2016, he was nominated for the Best Choreographer Award for his song ‘Malhaari’ from the film Bajirao Mastani.

Ganesh Acharya – Net Worth 2024

The famous choreographer has a net worth of around $16 million. His main source of income is being a choreographer, dancer, actor, and film director. He has earned a lot throughout his life and is living a beautiful lifestyle with his family.

Personal Life

Ganesh Acharya is married to Vidhi Acharya. Vidhi is also a film producer. The couple married when he was not successful. They married according to South Indian rituals and they’ve been living happily for more than 15 years.

Ganesh Acharya wife

Caption: Ganesh with his wife (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Ganesh Acharya is about 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall and is about 90kg (198 lbs). He has reduced his weight after struggling for around 1 and a half years. He has black color hair and a pair of black eyes. His chest size is 42 inches, waist size is 36 inches, and biceps size is 15 inches.

Ganesh Acharya body

Caption: Ganesh body (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

The choreographer has gained quite a popularity as of now. He has an official Facebook account under his name Ganesh Acharya. He has around 299k followers on his Facebook account. Likewise, he has an Instagram account under the username @ganeshacharyaa and has 664k followers. In addition, he has a Twitter account under the username @Acharya1ganesh with 2,300 followers.