Shri Ganesh Sampatrao Chandanshive was born on 5 July 1977 in
Jalna, Maharashtra. He inherited the art of folk theatre of
Maharashtra from his father, Shri Sampatrao Chandanshive who
initiated him into it. He further received training from Dr Rustum
Achalkhamb and Shri Shahir Sahebrao Nandwalkar. He completed
his M.A. in Dramatics (Folk Theatre), PhD in Marathi Tamasha, and
is working as an Assistant Professor of Performing Folk Arts at
the University of Mumbai.
Shri Ganesh Chandanshive has performed extensively, and has also directed many Marathi and Hindi plays. He has conducted honorary Tamasha folk theatre workshops in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra, the Lokkala Academy, the University of Mumbai, and the National School of Drama, Delhi. Shri Chandanshive has been rewarded for his talent with the State Level Kalaratna Puraskar from Kanthank Sevabhai Saunstha.
Shri Ganesh Sampatrao Chandanshive is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2012 for his notable talent in the field of Folk Music of Maharashtra.