One of the most loved and talented choreographer of Bollywood Ganesh Acharya is a self-made man who carved out a niche for his craft solely through talent. At the age of 21, in 1992 – he started choreographing in Bollywood movies and since then, he has never looked back.
Active in film industry for more than 2 decades and the recipient of many awards including National Film Award For Best Choreography for ‘Masthon Ka Jhund’ from ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ in 2013.
From ‘Chikni Chameli’, ‘Malhari’ to ‘Dabangg’, you name a song and a signature step will pop in your mind. Acharya is magic when he choreographs.
Ganesh choreographed five big films in the year 2006, namely “Rang De Basanti”, “Phir Hera Pheri”, “Golmaal”, “Omkara” and “Lage Raho Munnabhai”.[ecp code=”4″]
The choreographer turned filmmaker Ganesh has now shed oodles of weight and looks like this now! Once weighing 200 Kgs, Ganesh has lost 85 Kgs in only a year and a half of after rigorous work out and gymming.
Talking about this drastic weight loss, Ganesh says HT, “It was tough for me. I have been working on my body for the past one-and-a-half years. I had even put on 30-40kg for my film Hey Bro (2015), and my weight had then touched 200kg. Ab vahi weight utaar raha hoon (I am shedding that weight now).”
Ganesh says the motivation for this weight loss was that he wanted to show people (who only identify him till now as a fat man) a different version of himself. He says the motivation for his weight loss was to show people a different version of himself. “Karna hi tha! Ek soch thi ki.. I just have to do this. Logon ne Ganesh Acharya ko mota hi dekha hai, that’s why I wanted to change the image. I have lost almost 85kg now.”
Glad to have accomplished this weight loss, Ganesh adds that he has already started to feel the difference. “I danced even when I had so much weight, but the difference between then and now is that the energy in my dance has doubled,” he says.
Turning director with a Marathi film, Ganesh also plans to release a video about his weight loss. “I’m soon going to launch a video on YouTube that will showcase the journey of how I transformed my body,” he shares.
What a jaw-dropping transformation. Isn’t it?