Keezhoote Balakrishna Pillai Ganesh Kumar (born 25 May 1966) is a Malayali Indian film and TV actor and politician, now serving as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of the state Kerala, representing the Pathanapuram constituency in Kollam district since 2001. He was Transport Minister from May 2001 to March 2003. He is the son of R. Balakrishna Pillai, former Minister of Kerala.

He made his debut in Malayalam cinema through the film Erakal by K. G. George in 1985. Its was adjudged the second best film for the year. He has been performing a variety of roles for nearly two and a half decades. He has acted in over 125 films and 39 television serials. He was adjudged Best Television Actor (2007 Kerala State Award) for his role in the serial Madhavam aired on Surya TV. Effectively balances political work and film career.
GANESH KUMAR