Mano (singer)

Nagoor Babu, known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback singer, voice-over artist, actor, producer, television anchor and composer.[1]

Mano
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Background information
Birth nameNagoor Babu
Born26 October 1965 (1965-10-26) (age 57)
Sattenapalli, Andhra Pradesh, India
Genresplayback singing, carnatic music
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, producer, voice dubbing artist, music composer
Years active1977–present

Mano has recorded more than 24,000 songs for film and private various Telugu, Tamil, 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 Ilayaraja.[3] Mano is also recognized for being as the full-fledged dubbing artist for Rajinikanth in Telugu from Muthu (1995) onwards.[4]

CareerEdit

Early days and debutEdit

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 dubbingEdit

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 worksEdit

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

Personal lifeEdit

Mano is married to Jameela in 1985. His son Shakir is an actor and has starred in Naanga (2012).[1][7]

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

Telugu
Tamil

TelevisionEdit

As dubbing artistEdit

Actor Film Original language Notes
Rajinikanth[4] Muthu,
Arunachalam,
Narasimha,
Baba,
Chandramukhi,
Sivaji,
Robot
Lingaa,
Kabali,
Kaala,
Petta,
Darbar
Peddanna
Tamil Only for Telugu dubbed versions
Kamal Haasan[4] Sathi Leelavathi,
Brahmachari
Tamil Telugu version
Raghuvaran[4]
R. Sarathkumar[4]
Anupam Kher Little John Tamil/Hindi/English Tamil version
Akshay Kumar Galatta Kalyanam Hindi Tamil version

DiscographyEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 f g 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". Idlebrain.com.
  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. ^ a b c "Jabardasth judge Mano to play a lead role in 'Kalyanam Kamaneeyam'". The Times of India. 24 January 2022.

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