Who is Ganesh Acharya? Birth, Age, Family, Movies, Awards, Body Transformation, Co-dancer Case | Biography

Mumbai Police has filed a charge sheet against Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya for harassment, stalking and voyeurism in a 2020 case filed by his co-dancer. Read his biography below.
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 Who is Ganesh Acharya? Birth, Age, Family, Films, Awards, Body Transformation, Co-dancer Case | Biography
Who is Ganesh Acharya? Birth, Age, Family, Films, Awards, Body Transformation, Co-dancer Case | Biography

Ganesh Acharya Biography: A charge sheet has been filed by the Mumbai Police against Bollywood Choreographer Ganesh Acharya for harassment, stalking and voyeurism in a 2020 case filed by his co-dancer. 

Ganesh Acharya and his assistant have been charged under sections 354-a (sexual harassment), 354-c (voyeurism ), 354-d (stalking), 509 (insulting the modesty of any woman), 323 (causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

The complainant alleged that Ganesh Acharya had been harassing her after she turned down his sexual advances, and accused him of making lewd comments, showing her porn and molesting her.

Ganesh Acharya had allegedly told her co-dancer in 2019 that if she wanted to succeed, she would have to have sex with him, which she refused. Six months later, the Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association terminated her membership. When she opposed Acharya’s actions at a meeting in 2020, the choreographer allegedly abused her and his assistants assaulted her.

Who is Ganesh Acharya?

Birth 23 May 1971 
Age 50 years
Parents Krishna Gopi (Father)
Occupation Choreographer
Wife Vidhi Acharya
Daughter Soundarya Acharya

Ganesh Acharya Biography: Birth, Age, Family and Education

Ganesh Acharya was born on 23 May 1971 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father Krishna Gopi was a dancer and choreographer. At the age of 11, his father died, and the family plunged into a financial crisis. To earn for his family, Ganesh gave up his studies and moved to Cuttak in Orrisa where he learned dancing from his sister. 

Ganesh Acharya Career

At the age of 12, Ganesh started his dance group and became a choreographer at the age of 19. His debut movie was Anaam which was released in 1992 when he was 21.

Since then, Ganesh Acharya has choreographed and directed many notable films including Rang De Basanti, Phir Hera Pheri, Golmaal, Omkara and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. As a director, his debut movie was Swami which was released in the year 2007.

Ganesh Acharya has choreographed numerous famous songs including Badi Mushkil, Aisa Jadoo Dala Re, and Chikni Chameli.

Govinda is his favourite Bollywood actor, and Madhuri is his favourite actress. Ganesh Acharya has choreographed Govinda in almost all of his films.

Ganesh Acharya Wife

Ganesh Acharya married Vidhi Acharya in November 2000. His wife is a film producer. 

Ganesh Acharya Daughter

Ganesh Acharya and Vidhi Acharya have a daughter named Soundarya Acharya. 

Ganesh Acharya Weight Loss 

Ganesh Acharya managed to lose 85 kilograms in 2017 in a span of 1.5 years. The choreographer once said that his weight loss has helped him feel a difference. Ganesh Acharya regularly posts photos and videos of his intensive workout routines on Instagram. 

Ganesh Acharya Movies

As a choreographer

Movies 

Year

Pushpa: The Rise

2021

Ayalaan

2021

Coolie No.1

2020

Pailwaan

2019

Simmba

2018

Zero

2018

K.G.F: Chapter 1

2018

Batti Gul Meter Chalu

2018

Sanju

2018

Baaghi 2

2018

Padmaavat

2018

Bhikari

2017

Judwaa 2

2017

Bhoomi

2017

Sarkar 3

2017

Munna Michael

2017

DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham

2017

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

2017

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

2017

Jolly LLB 2

2017

Baar Baar Dekho

2016

Dongari Ka Raja

2016

Housefull 3

2016

Baaghi

2016

Downtown

2016

Sanam Re

2015

Bajirao Mastani

2015

Singh Is Bliing

2015

Calendar Girls

2015

Brothers

2015

Welcome Back

2015

Suresh

2015

Mumbai Can Dance Saala

2015

Humshakals

2014

PK

2014

Heropanti

2014

Main Tera Hero

2014

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

2013

Mr. Money

2013

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

2013

Commando: A One Man Army

2013

ABCD: Any Body Can Dance

2013

Chashme Baddoor

2013

Zila Ghaziabad

2013[4]

Special 26

2013

Main Krishna Hoon

2013

Casanovva

2012

Dabangg 2

2012

Khiladi 786

2012

Son of Sardaar

2012

Chakravyuh

2012

OMG – Oh My God!

2012

Heroine

2012

Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal

2012

Department

2012

Agneepath

2012

Bodyguard

2011

Singham

2011

Double Dhamaal

2011

Bin Bulaye Baraati

2011

Isi Life Mein

2010

Khuda Kasam

2010

Action Replayy

2010

Khatta Meetha

2010

Raavan

2010

My Friend Ganesha 3

2010

De Dana Dan

2009

Jail

2009

Baabarr

2009

Shadow

2009

Teree Sang

2009

Ek Se Bure Do

2009

Kisse Pyaar Karoon

2009

Victory

2009

Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors

2008

God Tussi Great Ho

2008

Mehbooba

2008

Haal-e-Dil

2008

Krazzy 4

2008

U Me Aur Hum

2008

One Two Three

2008

Race

2008

Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaa?

2008

Sunday

2008

Halla Bol

2008

Dhamaal

2007

Chak De! India

2007

Aap Kaa Surroor

2007

Swami

2007

Ek Chalis Ki Last Local

2007

Nehlle Pe Dehlla

2007

Risk

2007

Bhagam Bhag

2006

Jaane Hoga Kya

2006

Lage Raho Munna Bhai

2006

Omkara

2006

Golmaal

2006

Phir Hera Pheri

2006

36 China Town

2006

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye

2006

Saawan... The Love Season

2006

Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai

2006

Chingaari

2006

Rang De Basanti

2006

Dosti: Friends Forever

2005

Deewane Huye Paagal

2005

Garam Masala

2005

Shaadi No. 1

2005

Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?

2005

Shabnam Mausi

2005

Main Aisa Hi Hoon

2005

Blackmail

2005

Insan

2005

Vayasu Pasanga

2004

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo

2004

Aabra Ka Daabra

2004

Aitraaz

2004

Madhoshi

2004

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa

2004

Taarzan: The Wonder Car

2004

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

2004

Garv

2004

Aan: Men at Work

2004

Run

2004

Masti

2004

Kismat

2004

Woh Tera Naam Tha

2004

Aetbaar

2004

Khakee

2004

Plan

2004

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

2003

Sssshhh...

2003

Zameen

2003

Chupke Se

2003

Tere Naam

2003

The Hero

2003

Ek Aur Ek Gyarah

2003

Dhund: The Fog

2003

Love at Times Square

2003

Kucch To Hai

2003

Chalo Ishq Ladaaye

2002

Rishtey

2002

Waah! Tera Kya Kehna

2002

Annarth

2002

Road

2002

Shakti: The Power

2002

Chor Machaye Shor

2002

Soch

2002

Jaani Dushman

2002

Yeh Hai Jalwa

2002

Akhiyon Se Goli Maare

2002

Badhaai Ho Badhaai

2002

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

2002

Hum Kisise Kum Nahin

2002

Pyaar Diwana Hota Hai

2002

Pyar Ki Dhun

2002

Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage

2002

Kranti

2002

Raaz

2002

Deewaanapan

2001

Indian

2001

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

2001

Ajnabee

2001

Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta

2001

Ittefaq

2001

Lajja

2001

Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke

2001

Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai

2001

Jodi No.1

2001

Farz

2001

Khiladi 420

2000

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain

2000

Aaghaaz

2000

Shikari

2000

Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai

2000

Hadh Kar Di Aapne

2000

Refugee

2000

Kunwara

2000

Jung

2000

Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa

2000

Beti No.1

2000

Joru Ka Ghulam

2000

Chal Mere Bhai

2000

Baaghi

2000

Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge

2000

En Sakhiye

2000

Thakshak

1999

Vaastav: The Reality

1999

Hello Brother

1999

Baadshah

1999

Arjun Pandit

1999

Mann

1999

Hote Hote Pyaar Ho Gaya

1999

Haseena Maan Jaayegi

1999

Sirf Tum

1999

Anari No.1

1999

Jaanam Samjha Karo

1999

Silsila Hai Pyar Ka

1999

International Khiladi

1999

Kaala Samrajya

1999

Lal Baadshah

1999

Wajood

1998

Soldier

1998

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

1998

Bandhan

1998

Tirchhi Topiwale

1998

Achanak

1998

Gharwali Baharwali

1998

Badmaash

1998

Judwaa

1997

Ghulam-E-Mustafa

1997

Bhai

1997

Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi

1997

Ziddi

1997

Auzaar

1997

Chhote Sarkar

1996

Saajan Chale Sasural

1996

Coolie No. 1

1995

Taaqat

1995

Maidan-E-Jung

1995

Anaam

1992

 

As an Actor

Movies

Year

Dehati Disco

TBA

Night Dancers: The Reboot

TBA

Zero

2018

Mausam Ikrar Ke Do Pal Pyar Ke

2018

Operation Mekong

2016 (Chinese Movie)

Welcome Back

2015

Hey Bro

2015

ABCD: Any Body Can Dance

2013

Rowthiram

2012

Trishna

2011

Raavan

2010

Vighnaharta Shree Siddhivinayak

2009

Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

2008

Jalwa - Fun in Love

2005

Vayasu Pasanga

2004

Koi Hai

2003

Road

2002

Company

2002

En Sakhiye

2000

Hands Up!

2000

Ghatak

1996

Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharnii

1989

Roti Ki Keemat

1990

 

As a Director

Movies

Year

Swami

2007

Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

2008

Angel

2011

Bhikari

2017

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FAQ

Who is the wife of Ganesh Acharya?

Film producer Vidhi Acharya is the wife of Ganesh Acharya.

Who is the father of Ganesh Acharya?

Krishna Gopi is the father of Ganesh Acharya.

What is the age of Ganesh Acharya?

Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya is 50 years old.

Who is the daughter of Ganesh Acharya?

Soundarya Acharya is the daughter of Ganesh Acharya.
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