Mangalore, June 6, 2011: Mangalore Based Choreographer Ganesh Hegde, got married to his six years long girlfriend, Sunayna Shetty, in a private ceremony in Mumbai, on June 5 in true Mangalorean style.
The newly-weds, along with their parents, hosted a grand reception at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai - a five star hotel later in the evening and the who’s who of the entertainment business turned up to wish the couple. Right from Amitabh Bachchan who was accompanied by son Abhishek, to Shah Rukh Khan who posed with his leading ladies Priyanka Chopra and Juhi Chawla, to the slim and svelte Shilpa Shetty, who made for a pretty picture with sister Shamita Shetty, everyone was here. Also making their presence felt were Alka Yagnik, Sophie Choudry, Raju Srivastava, Longinus, Raageshwari, Riyaz Gangji, Schauna Chauhan, Bappi Lahiri and Johny Lever. With good wishes pouring in from so many people, the couple couldn’t help feeling truly blessed!
Ganesh Hegde one of the top choreographers in Bollywood, born in a Bunt family in Mumbai. His father Kuttethooru Mithodi Gutthu in Mangalore Harish Subbaya Hegde and Mother Vidya Hegde, Hegde is best-known for his work in the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan and for his musical numbers in Company. Ganesh has choreographed many stage shows, namely Temptations 2004, the Bollywood rock concert which toured America with huge stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Rampal. Hegde is also known for choreographing of Michael Jackson’s concert in India. He has been associated with the Zee Cine Awards since conception and has been choreographing the Filmfare Awards for the past decade. Hegde’s famous choreographed sequences include "It’s Magic" from Koi Mil Gaya, "Dum" from Dum, and "Main Hoon Don" from Don - The Chase Begins Again. Hegde started a trend for the music video type execution in movies with Kambakht Ishq (Pyar Tune Kya Kiya) and Khallas (Company).
Talking about his life partner, Ganesh said, “I have known her for ten years and she is a great stylist and designer. She is the one behind all my shows and my dancer’s costumes. She was a performer earlier but she changed her profession. We started dating six years back and now we are getting married.”