Manjunath Nayaker is an Indian actor and public relations professional. He is better known by his screen name Master Manjunath and "Swami" for his lead role in the television series Malgudi Days (1987) directed by Shankar Nag and in its film version, Swami And Friends.
23 December 1976
|Known for||Role ′Swami′ in soap/serial Malgudi Days (1987), impersonating Ravichandran in Ranadheera (1987), Gangaadharam (Swati Kiranam) (1992)|
Nayaker was born in Bangalore, India. He did his BA in English and MA in Sociology from Mysore University and Bangalore University. He also holds a Diploma in cinematography and CA Foundation course.
Master Manjunath, who started acting at age three, has been part of 68 movies in Kannada and Hindi, but it was his role in Swami and Friends that fetched him recognition, in addition to six international, one national and a state award. The series was shot during his school vacation in 1985–86, and telecast in 1987. He acted in Super Hit movies of actor-director Shankar Nag such as Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige, Sangliana and S.P. Sangliana 2. He also played the role of young Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in Agneepath (1990), which starred Amitabh Bachchan. He later co-starred alongside Mammootty in the 1992 Telugu film Swati Kiranam.
He quit acting at the age of 19 to concentrate on his studies.
He became a PR professional and has been working for the Bangalore – Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP). He now runs his own PR consultancy company.
Manjunath is married to athlete Swarnarekha, a sprinter and long jumper.
|1983||Banker Margayya||young Balu||Kannada|
|1983||Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige||Chotay||Kannada|
|1984||Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba||Krishna||Kannada|
|1985||Parameshi Prema Prasanga||Kannada|
|1987||Malgudi Days||Swami||Hindi & English (TV series)|
|1987||Ee Bandha Anubandha||Manju||Kannada|
|1989||Love Maadi Nodu||Gopi||Kannada|
|1990||Agneepath||young Vijay Deenanath Chauhan||Hindi|
|1990||S. P. Sangliyana Part 2||Avinash||Kannada|
|1990||Shabarimale Swamy Ayyappa||Kannada|