G.Dhananjayan, the South Business Chief of Studios of Disney-UTV Motion Pictures who is fondly addressed as GD by the film fraternity celebrates his birthday today (May 14).
Dhananjyan's illustrious professional career is spread across various industries like Telecom, Music and Cinema. He joined UTV and has been producing and marketing south Indian films for the past three-four years. The first film UTV acquired after his joining was 'Deivathirumagal' which was critically acclaimed and commercially successful. After that he has involved himself in producing and/or marketing ventures like 'Vettai', 'Kalakalappu', 'Mugamoodi', 'Thandavam' , 'Vazhakku En 18/9', 'Naan Sigappu Manidhan' in Tamil and 'Grand Master' and 'Happy Days' in Malayalam.
In the forthcoming months of this year, UTV will have the release of 'Anjaan', 'Purambokku' and 'Yatchan' with the effective marketing of the team led by GD. GD has broken many stereotypes associated with film producers. He is always noticed in formal outfits in public functions and maintains a cool and composed persona. He is probably the first producer to be active in social networking space like Twitter and has identified them as the platform for effective marketing of films. He has inspired other producers to use this avenue of film marketing.
GD maintains a cordial relationship among every prominent faces from the film industry and he is a friend to almost everyone in the industry. He makes it a point to express his wishes during the release of the films of other producers, directors and actors who are his friends in social networking sites. He will also be the first person to publicly appreciate a film if he finds it to be good in content irrespective of whether it comes from a person known to him or not.
Dhananjayan is also a writer. He has written a book 'The Best of Tamil Cinema 1931 to 2010.' The book had been released by Kamal Haasan in 2011 and after reading it, Superstar Rajinikanth presented him with a memento for his profound research and writing on Tamil cinema. He is also writing columns about cinema in various Tamil and English magazines.
Here is wishing the multi-talented personality, a very happy birthday and all success in his future endeavours.