Having done more than 1,500 shows across the country and abroad, Ganesh recalls that his journey thus far hasn’t been easy at all. “All I know is that I wanted to become an actor and wanted to make a name for myself. I knocked several doors, tried to meet some of the top directors in the cinema industry. But I was simply shunted out. That’s when I decided to invent my own dance form — the robo dance,” Ganesh told Metrolife.
Ganesh took to robot dance as it was tried and tested before. He began watching cartoons and moving his hands, legs and every part of his body like a robot, “It was tough. After exercises and diet I was able to flex my body in any direction I wanted. I didn’t want people to conclude that my dance steps resembled either Michael Jackson or Prabhu Deva. I sought to have my own identity,” says Ganesh.
Comedy as a genre has never been explored so he thought he’d stray into that and actor Jim Carrey caught his fancy. Jim’s wildest, weirdest and funniest expressions were something that Ganesh began to observe and today he can replicate more than 50 different expression of the actor.
“Beginning with the The Mask I have watched all of Jim’s movies,” avers Ganesh. If Prabhu Deva is Indian Michael Jackson then with all the make-up, Ganesh is unmistakably India’s Jim Carrey.
Ganesh got his first break in acting with Josh in Kannada. “I donned the role of a villain and was thrilled that the movie ran for more than 175 days. From then on offers have been pouring in. I have also scripted out two of my own movies,’ he says and adds, “I am known and popular among the Telugu, Kannada and Hindi film audience.”