Bala Ganapathi William is a Malaysian actor, anchorman and producer of Indian origin in Malaysian Tamil Cinema / Malaysian Indian Cinema. He is also known by his initials BGW. He is the founder and CEO of BGW STUDIOS, a Film and TV Production company in Malaysia.Early life and education
Bala Ganapathi William was born to a Malaysian Indian family in Sungai Petani, Kedah. He finished his primary education at SJK (T) Saraswathy, a Tamil school in Sungai Petani, Kedah. He completed his secondary education at SMK Bandar Sungai Petani in 2007. After completing his secondary education, he was selected for an intercultural student exchange program under AFS Intercultural Programs from 2008 until 2009 in Japan.Movie
Bala Ganapathi William’s first feature film as debut and solo hero is NEEYUM NAANUM. William directed the film under BGW Studios in association with HK Network.
|2014||Vivaagarathu||Tamil||THR Revathy||Released on June 2014 nationwide cinemas in Malaysia|
|2014||Vinay||Tamil||Ben G||DVD Movie (2016)|
|2014||Pavithra||Tamil||Soma Kanthan||Project Dropped|
|2018||Neeyum Naanum||Tamil||Bala Ganapathi William||20 September 2018|
Bala Ganapathi William made his debut as a singer in his first single song title KAADHAL ENBATHU SAABAMA. The music was composed by Lawrence Soosai. The cast of the music video is Bala Ganapathi William, Subashini Asokan, Mugen Rao & Srithika Sri. Rapper Sheezay & Santesh penned the song lyrics. The song was in Malaysian Top 10 Hits chart more than 10 weeks, and also it was a Number 1 song in the chart continuously for 7 weeks in THR Raaga.
|2017||Kaadhal Enbathu Saabama||Tamil Song||Music Video Directed by: Bala Ganapathi William||Released worldwide on 3 August 2017|
|2018||Intha Kaadhale Venam||Tamil Song||Music Video Directed by: Bala Ganapathi William||Released worldwide on 21 February 2018|
|2018||Tokkam Illaiye||Tamil Song||Movie Directed by: Bala Ganapathi William||a song from Neeyum Naanum movie|
As for 2017, BGW has worked more than 300 episodes of the TV program and TV series locally and internationally. He first appeared on television in 2009 in a program titled ‘Alaram 2’ on ASTRO Vaanavil, at the age of 19. He made his debut as a host, TV anchor in a dance competition titled Yuttha Medai which was previously known as Aattam 100 Vagai in ASTRO Vaanavil in November 2012. He made his debut in acting in a TV Drama titled ‘Vazhkai Valvatharke’ which was aired on ASTRO Vaanavil in 2012. ‘Alarum Pookkal’, also knowns as ‘3 Doctors’ drama which was aired in RTM TV2 channel in 2013 was first drama featuring William as the male lead.
In the street food program, Rasikka Rusikka William travels Malaysia by bicycle and samples local food. By the fourth season, he also traveled in Thailand and Singapore.
In 2014, William worked as an actor in the Singapore Tamil TV series Annamalai, which aired on Mediacorp Vasantham TV channel. Singapore TV host Nithya Rao also appeared in the series. William also worked as an assistant director and casting director for the series.
|2012||Yuttha Medai||Host/Anchor||Astro Vaanavil|
|2012||Vazhkai Valvatharke||Supporting Role||Astro Vaanavil||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2012||Alaigal||Host||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2012||Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga||Lead Role||Astro Vaanavil||Deepavali special|
|2013||Kambatthu Pongal||Host||Astro Vaanavil||Pongal special|
|2013||Alarum Pookkal||Lead Male – Hero||TV2|
|2013||Vaanavil Super Star (Backstage with Bala)||Online Host||Astro Vaanavil|
|2013||Marakkappattavargal||Main Cast||Astro Vaanavil|
|2014||Rasikka Rusikka Season 1||Host||Astro Vinmeen HD|||
|2014||Kalai Aranggam||Host / Anchor||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj |
|2014||Kaaval Season 1||Main Cast||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj |
|2014||Yen Nanban, Yen Uyir Telemovie||Lead Male – Hero||Astro Vaanavil||Directed by: CJ.Baskar – India|
|2014||Velvi 2||Lead Male – Hero||TV2||Directed by: MS.Kalai|
|2014||Yetho Mayakkam Telemovie||Lead Male – Hero||Astro Vinmeen HD||Directed by: Muralikrishnan Munian|
|2014||Annamalai Season 1||Supporting Role||MediaCorp Vasantham||Singapore Tamil Drama.|
|2015||Grahanam Season 1||Lead Male||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2015||Gundhu Ponnae||Lead Male – Hero||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2015||Annamalai Season 2||Main Cast||MediaCorp Vasantham||Singapore Tamil Drama|
|2015||Velicham Season 1||Host / Anchor||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2015||Rasikka Rusikka Season 2||Host / Anchor||Astro Vinmeen HD|
|2016||Marma Camera Telemovie||Main Cast||Astro Vaanavil||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2016||Velicham Season 2||Host / Anchor||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2016||Manggalyam Tanthunanena Telemovie ||Lead Male – Hero & Producer||Astro Vaanavil||Produced by: BGW Studios, Directed by: Karthik Shamalan|
|2017||Kaaval Season 2 (Police TV Series)||Lead Male||TV2||Directed by: V. Nagaraj|
|2017||Rasikka Rusikka Season 3||Host / Anchor||Astro Vinmeen HD|
|2017 & 2018||Rasikka Rusikka Season 4||Host / Anchor||Astro Vinmeen HD|
1) In 2017, Bala Ganapathi William received Best Host/Announcer Award for 2016 & 2017 by ‘Malaysian MGR Youth Association’ & ‘Persatuan Peminat ASTRO Vaanavil Negeri Kedah’. The award was presented to him by popular actor cum director from India, K. Bhagyaraj sir. The ceremony took place at SP Inn Hotel, Sungai Petani Kedah on 29 July 2017.
2) On 29 December 2017, Bala Ganapathi William received Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan Award as Most Promising Artist of the Year 2017. This award was presented to him by Sivaji Ganesan Cultural Society, Malaysia.
3) On 31st January 2019, Bala Ganapathi William received Cinefest Malaysia Award as a Best Debut Director for his movie titled Neeyum Naanum.Film Production
- Goodbye | Short Film (Director & Cinematographer) | 2014
- Annamalai Season 1 | Vasantham MediaCorp Singapore (Assistant Director & Casting Director) | 2014
- Annamalai Season 2 | Vasantham MediaCorp Singapore (Assistant Director & Casting Director) | 2015
- Annamalai Season 3 | Vasantham MediaCorp Singapore (Assistant Director & Casting Director) | 2016
- Manggalyam Tanthunanena Telemovie | Astro Vaanavil (Producer – BGW Studios) | 2016
- Neeyum Naanum – Feature Film | Malaysian Tamil Movie (Film Director) + (Production & Distribution by BGW Studios) | 2017
William directed music videos starting in 2017.
|2017||Kaadhal Enbathu Saabama||Bala Ganapathi William||Bala Ganapathi William||Lawrence Soosai||Santesh & Sheezay|
|2017||Yehnulle||Bala Ganapathi William||Anjali||Sundrra||Maney Villanz|
|2017||Nanba Vaa||Bala Ganapathi William||Pillay Asbalan||Jose Franklin||Yuwaji|
|2018||Pen Azha Vendam||Bala Ganapathi William||Datin Sri Shaila Nair feat Magen Vikadakavi & Aneithazef||R.Lawrence||Jai Alamandra Quest|
|2018||Intha Kaadhale Venam||Bala Ganapathi William||Bala Ganapathi William||Shane Extreme||Bala Ganapathi William|
|2018||Saaral Katru||Bala Ganapathi William||Pillay Asbalan||Jose Franklin||Orchid Studios, Chennai|
|2018||Ladybird||Bala Ganapathi William||DK Dinesh Kumar||Princeten Charles, Germany||Psychomantra|
|2018||Socks Bala||Bala Ganapathi William||Santesh||Santesh||Santesh|
|2018||Bells||Bala Ganapathi William||Buggimaan||Killadi Music||Buggimaan|
|2019||Darling Ille||Bala Ganapathi William||Taiping Vicky||Santesh||Gana Deena|
|2019||Niagara||Bala Ganapathi William||Jigunnamaan||Killadi Music||Psychomantra|