Ganesh Gaitonde: News

Ganesh Gaitonde is the lead character of the hit Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’ (2018). The series is based on Vikram Chandra's 2006 novel of the same name. The character was played by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Gaitonde was born in 1959 in a small village in Maharashtra to a priest and beggar father. His mother was a prostitute. He killed his mother at the age of 10 or 11 years, after finding out about her profession. His father took the blame for the crime and was sent to prison. At the age of 20 years, he came under the wings of a drug dealer, whom he considered his second father. However, he and his long-time friend Mathu killed his second father, and gathered a bunch of low-life gangsters to start his own gang and eventually take over Gopalmath Scrapyard. His main enemy is another rival don, Suleiman Isa. In the second season of ‘Sacred Games,’ it is revealed that though Gaitonde was a gangster he was being used as a pawn by Guruji, to destroy Mumbai for over 20 years.

11 Aug 2021

Kalki Kanmani

If 'Sacred Games' S03 happens, what can be the storyline?

Sacred Games, India's first Netflix original binge-worthy series, debuted in 2018, with the second season releasing on August 15, 2019.

09 Jul 2019


'Sacred Games 2' trailer released, to air on August 15

Streaming giant Netflix has released the much-awaited trailer of its maiden Indian original series, Sacred Games' second season.

10 Feb 2019

Saif Ali Khan

'Sacred Games' casting director says Season 2 will be mindblowing

Sacred Games on Netflix made quite the buzz when Season 1 showed the story of the feared gangster Ganesh Gaitonde played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the honest cop Sartaj Singh, played by Saif Ali Khan.

21 Sep 2018

Saif Ali Khan

A part of Manto still lives with me: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui says after playing the title role in Saadat Hasan Manto's biopic, a part of the famed short-story writer still lives inside him; a quality he imbibed- not to be judgmental.

10 Jul 2018

Rajiv Gandhi

Sacred Games: For 'insulting' Rajiv Gandhi, complaint filed against Nawazuddin

Netflix's first original Indian series 'Sacred Games' may have been getting rave reviews from critics and viewers alike, but the eight-part series got on the wrong foot of a Congress worker. He reportedly filed a complaint against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers for insulting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.