Manjula (Kannada actress)

Manjula (8 November 1954 – 12 September 1986) was an Indian actress who acted in Kannada language films and also few Tamil (credited as Kumari Manjula) and Telugu films. She was one of the most successful and prominent actresses of Kannada films in 1970s and 1980s. She acted in more than 100 films and won several awards for her performances,[1] including a Filmfare Award.

Manjula
Kannada actress Manjula.jpeg
Born(1954-11-08)8 November 1954
Died12 September 1986(1986-09-12) (aged 31)
Bangalore, India
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1972–1986
SpouseAmritham
Children1

Personal lifeEdit

Manjula was born to M. H. Shivanna and Deveramma in Honnenahalli, a village in Tumkur District.[2] family, her father Shivanna was a police sub inspector. She was married to film director Amrutham who worked with her in films such as Hudugaatada Hudugi and Kanasu Nanasu. The couple had a son, Abhishek.

CareerEdit

Manjula started her acting career in 1965 with a drama troupe Prabhat Kalavidaru. She entered the Kannada film industry in a small role in Mane Katti Nodu in 1966. Her debut as a heroine was in the 1972 film Yaara Saakshi, directed by veteran director M. R. Vittal. She shared screen with Kannada actors including Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Srinath, Ashok and Shankar Nag. Her most successful pairing[1][vague] was with Srinath[3] and they acted together in about 35 films.[1]

She starred in over one hundred films. She specialized in the role of the bossy tomboyish village belle which brought her huge success as a top Kannada heroine in the late 1970s. Some of her notable films are Sampathige Savaal, Eradu Kanasu, Sose Thanda Sowbhagya, Besuge and Seetharamu. She also acted with well known actors in other languages like Ramakrishna (Telugu), Kamalahasan and Rajinikanth (Tamil).

FilmographyEdit

Kannada, Telugu and TamilEdit

Year Film Co-stars Notes
1966 Mane Katti Nodu Child actress
1967 Padhavidhara Child actress
1969 Eradu Mukha Child actress
1972 Yaara Sakshi Debut film as heroine
1973 Mooroovare Vajragalu Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Eradu Kanasu Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Sampathige Savaal Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Bhakta Kumbara Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Professor Huchuraya Vishnuvardhan
1974 Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Dr. Raj Kumar
1975 Devara Gudi Rajesh
1975 Daari Tappida Maga Dr. Raj Kumar
1975 Thota Ramudu Chalam Telugu film
1975 Pudhu Vellam Sivakumar Tamil film
1975 Ninagagi Naanu Srinath, Lokesh
1975 Pooja G.Ramakrishna Telugu version of Eradu Kanasu
1975 Mayura Dr. Raj Kumar
1975 Nireekshe Srinath
1975 Hennu Samsarada Kannu Srinath
1976 Hudugatada Hudugi Srinath
1976 Baduku Bangaravayithu Srinath
1976 Besuge Srinath
1976 Chiranjeevi Srinath
1976 Bangarada Gudi Vishnuvardhan
1976 Thulasi Srinath
1976 Kanasu Nanasu Srinath
1977 Deepa Ashok Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
1977 Sri Renukadevi Mahatme Srinath
1977 Dhanalakshmi Srinath
1977 Bayasade Banda Bhagya Vishnuvardhan
1977 Sose Tanda Soubhagya Vishnuvardhan
1977 Thayigintha Devarilla
1977 Veera Sindhura Lakshmana Special appearance
1977 Chanda Marutha Special appearance
1977 Kittu Puttu Vishnuvardhan
1977 Ganda Hendathi Srinath
1977 Kumkuma Rakshe Ashok, Rajanikant
1977 Galate Samsara Vishnuvardhan
1978 Halli Haida Srinath
1978 Muyyige Muyyi Srinath
1978 Anuraga Bandhana Basant Kumar Patil Special appearance
1978 Nanna Prayaschittha Vishniuvardhan, Lokesh
1978 Sneha Sedu Vishnuvardhan
1978 Vasantha Lakshmi Vishnuvardhan
1978 Chithegu Chinte
1978 Bhale Huduga Vishnuvardhan
1978 Madhura Sangama Srinath
1978 Singaporenalli Raja Kulla Vishnuvardhan
1979 Adalu Badalu Srinath Special appearance
1979 Aliya Devaru Srinath
1979 Seetharamu Shankar Nag
1979 Pakka Kalla Srinath
1979 Putani Agent 123 Srinath
1979 Savathiya Neralu Srinath
1979 Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu Shankar Nag
1979 Mallige Sampige Ashok
1979 Ene Barali Preethi Irali P N Sreenivas
1980 Point Parimala Srinath
1980 Rama Parashurama Srinath, Vishnuvardhan
1980 Rama Lakshmana Ashok
1980 Moogana Sedu Shankar Nag
1980 Haddina Kannu Srinath
1980 Manjina There Srinath
1980 Usha Swayamvara Srinath
1980 Simha Jodi Vishnuvardhan
1980 Manku Thimma Dwarkish
1980 Rusthum Jodi Shankar Nag Special appearance
1980 Janma Janmada Anubandha Shankar Nag
1980 Mithuna Srinath, Arikesari
1980 Pattanakke Banda Pathniyaru Srinath
1981 Nee Nanna Gellalare Dr. Rajkumar
1981 Premanubandha Srinath
1981 Avali Javali Srinath
1981 Simhada Mari Sainya Dwarkish Special appearance
1981 Guru Shishyaru Vishnuvardhan
1981 Mareyada Haadu Anant Nag
1981 Snehitara Savaal Vishnuvardhan
1981 Shikari Srinath
1982 Rudri Lokesh
1982 Kempu Hori Ashok
1982 Chellida Raktha Ashok
1982 Mareyalagada Kathe Jai Jagdish
1982 Archana Shankar Nag Special appearance
1982 Swarna Mahal Rahasya Srinath
1982 Guna Nodi Hennu Kodu Srinath
1982 Benki Chendu Srinath
1982 Mava Sose Saval Dwarkish
1982 Snehada Sankole Srinath
1982 Hasyaratna Ramakrishna
1982 Betthale Seve Lokesh
1983 Hosa Theerpu Special appearance
1983 Keralida Hennu Shankar Nag
1983 Kranthiyogi Basavanna Ashok
1983 Ananda Sagara
1984 Onti Dhwani Lokesh
1984 Kalinga Sarpa Shankar Nag
1984 Enka Manka Srinath
1985 Savira Sullu C R Simha
1985 Bhayankara Bhasmasura Ashok
1986 Aparadhi Nanalla Srinath

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1975 Puthu Vellam
1975 Maalai Sooda Vaa
1975 Edupparkai Pillai
1980 Kaalam Badhil Sollum
1981 Bala Nagamma Mohana

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1974 Thota Ramudu Durga
1975 Pooja Lalitha

DeathEdit

She died from an accidental fire in the kitchen on 19 September 1986.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ a b c "Manjula's Profile". Chitraranga.com. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  2. ^ Patil, S.H. (2002). Community dominance and political modernisation: the Lingayats. Mittal Publications. p. 50. ISBN 81-7099-867-0.
  3. ^ B. V. Shiva Shankar (30 March 2007). "Made for each other". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
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