Nagoor Saheb, known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback singer, voice-over artist, actor, and composer.[1] Mano has recorded more than 35,000+ songs for film and private various Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Tulu, Konkani and Assamese films.[1][2] He has also performed for over 3000 live concerts across the continents.[1] He has recorded many songs for music director Ilaiyaraaja.[3] Mano is also recognized for being as the full-fledged dubbing artist for Rajinikanth in Telugu from Muthu (1995) onwards.[4]

Background information
Birth nameNagoor Saheb
Born26 October 1965 (1965-10-26) (age 58)
Sattenapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India
Genresplayback singing, carnatic music
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, producer, voice dubbing artist, music composer
Years active1977–present

Career edit

Early days and debut edit

Mano at a concert

Taking the criticism in his stride, Mano went on recording as many as 500 songs with Ilaiyaraaja and slowly branched out to sing for other Tamil composers as well.[5]

Voice-over dubbing edit

The year 1995 also saw another face of Mano as the voice-over dubbing artist in the Telugu film industry. He dubbed his voice for almost all Rajinikanth starrers in Telugu. His voice became almost synonymous with Rajinikanth and was in great demand by all the directors and producers.[4] He also dubbed his voice for Kamal Haasan in some movies in Telugu.[4]

Television works edit

Mano is hosting Manathodu Mano – a musical talk show in Jaya TV.[1][6]

Personal life edit

Nagoor was born into a Telugu speaking muslim family from Andhra Pradesh. He is married to Jameela in 1985. His son Shakir is an actor and has starred in Naanga (2012).[1][7]

Filmography edit

As actor edit


Television edit

year program Role Original language Notes
2008 Star Singer Judge Malayalam reality show
2009 Super Singer Junior (season 2) Tamil
2011-2012 Super Singer Junior (season 3)
2013-2014 Super Singer 4
2014-2015 Super Singer Junior (season 4)
2015-2016 Super Singer 5
2016-2017 Super Singer Junior (season 5)
2019-2023 Jabardasth Telugu[10]
2019-2022 Extra Jabardasth[10]
2021-2023 Manathodu Mano Host Tamil talk show
2022-2023 Kalyanam Kamaneeyam Govardhan Telugu TV serial[10]
2023-2024 Super Singer Season 10 Judge Tamil Reality Show

As dubbing artist edit

Actor Film Original language Notes
Rajinikanth[4] Muthu,
Tamil Only for Telugu dubbed versions
Kamal Haasan[4] Sathi Leelavathi,
Tamil Telugu version
Anupam Kher Little John Tamil/Hindi/English Tamil version
Sarath Saxena Bunny Telugu
Akshay Kumar Galatta Kalyanam Hindi Tamil version

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Kamath, Sudhish (28 March 2013). "Tune into Mano". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  2. ^ Murty, Neeraja (9 February 2017). "MANO for MUSIC". The Hindu.
  3. ^ Jeshi, K. (13 September 2013). "Mano and music". The Hindu.
  4. ^ a b c d e Nadadhur, Srivathsan (6 June 2018). "Mano : The voice of Rajini". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "Nagur Babu (Mano) interview - Telugu Cinema interview - Telugu film singer and music director".
  6. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (14 September 2012). "Shot Cuts: Double treat". The Hindu.
  7. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (23 March 2012). "SHOWBITZ". The Hindu.
  8. ^ S., Venkadesan (22 November 2012). "Singer Mano returns to acting". The New Indian Express.
  9. ^ "Shiva's next Single Shankarum Smartphone Simranum". Cinema Express.
  10. ^ a b c "Jabardasth judge Mano to play a lead role in 'Kalyanam Kamaneeyam'". The Times of India. 24 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Chinnathambi bags six awards". The Indian Express. 30 October 1992. p. 3. Retrieved 14 February 2021.

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