M V Vasudeva Rao

Other names of M V Vasudeva Rao: Mudabidri Venkat Rao Vasudeva Rao, M V Vasudeva Rao, M. V. Vasudeva Rao

Vasudeva Rao aka Mudabidri Venkat Rao was a Bollywood film actor. He started his career as a child artist in 1928. Also, he has acted in around 200 movies. He has acted in Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada films. He was a member of a famous company called Gubba Company.

He was a very soft-spoken person and was of friendly nature. He used to bring life to roles he played. He was awarded at the National Film Awards The National Film Awards gets presented every year >> Read More... with Best Actor award for the movie Chumana Dudi that is a film inspired by a novel.

He had played many prominent roles in his life like Nayakan produced by Mani Rathnam, Bombay and Telugu film Muttu Ondu Muttu, Kondura, Dangeyedda Makkalu, Maithri are his famous Kannada movies. He died in March 2002, at 81 years of age in Bangalore, Karnataka.

M S Umesh Kannada Actor

M S Umesh

M. S. Umesh aka Mysore Srikantayya Umesh, is a Kannada actor. His career has spanned almost five decades. In his starting days, he acted in stage shows and, later on, bagged the project Makkala Rajya. After his debut, he has a feature in more than 350 films. He was born on 24 April 1945 in Mysore. His parents were A. L. Srikantayya and Nanjamma. He did his schooling from Mysore. He was drawn to stage plays and theaters in Mysore only. At a very young age of 4, he joined K. Hirannaiah's famous theater troupe. Soon he joined a much more famous company of Gubbi Veeranna and played several roles as a child artist. During one such play, he was noticed by Puttanna Kanagal and recommended Umesh for B. R. Panthulu's next film. The movie also featured Sivaji Ganesan in a cameo role. At 15, he wasn't able to fit in child roles as well as adult roles. Therefore, he shifted to stage plays again. He was struggling to find good roles. But, the again, Puttanna Kanagal came to his rescue and cast him in his film Katha Sanagama in 1977. This movie won multiple laurels and fetched Umesh Best Supporting Actor in Karnataka State Film Award. After that, he featured in a lot of films through 1980's to 2000's. He featured in films like Nagara Hole (1978), Guru Shishyaru (1981), Apoorva Sangama (1984), Anupama (1981), Kaamana Billu (1983), Shruthi Seridaaga (1987),Golmaal Radhakrishna (1990), Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare (1993), Shravana Banthu , Malaya Marutha (1986), Venkata in Sankata (2007). Another Version Of M. S. Umesh:  Umesh is a popular Kannada film actor, who was born in ‘Mysore’ in the year 1945 to ‘Srikantayya’ and ‘Nanjamma’. He is in the cinema industry for fifty years. Initially, he was a stage actor. In the year 1960, he was given a prominent role in the film ‘Makkala Rajya’. He was very popular for his comedy sense and his body language. He is known for his unique dialogue delivery, due to which he became a people pleaser.           His performance in the film ‘Munithaayi’ adored him with, the “Filmfare Award” for the ‘Best Supporting Actor’. Munithaayi had Rajinikanth and Aarthi in the lead roles. After the success of this film, he became the most wanted actor in the industry. He was at the peak with the comedy roles. ‘Sithapathi’, the Kannada film that was released in the year, 1990 is said to be one of the top comedy Kannada movies. Umesh and Ananth Nag starred in it. Umesh has perfomed like a lady. He performed as a toothless granny in the movie Venkata in Sankata. This movie was directed by the popular Tamil and Kannada actor, ‘Ramesh Aravind’. Umesh has acted in nearly 350 movies without any speed breakers.  His latest movies are ‘Siddhartha’ and ‘Ondu Chance Kodi’. Umesh is in his seventies, age seems to have no impact on this young hearted man.


Master Manjunath

Master Manjunath is an actor from India well known for his role as ‘Swami’ in the evergreen people’s favourite television series, ‘Malgudi Days’. He was born as Manjunath Nayaker on December 23rd in the year 1976 in the city of Bangalore in Karnataka. Manjunath completed his higher secondary education and headed to college and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English (BA. English) from Mysore University. He then majored in Sociology (MA. Sociology) from Bangalore University. Manjunath was interested in filmmaking considering the amount of exposure he had in his childhood as Swami. He underwent a certificate course in cinematography and took a diploma. Manjunath started his acting career when he was just three years old. By the time he was 11, Manjunath had appeared in over 32 films as a child star. His career in the acting industry took off after he played the role of the chirpy little lad ‘Swami’ in the television series adapting R. K. Narayan’s ‘Malgudi Days’. When he was offered the role, Manjunath was asked to do the role in Hindi and English, both languages to which he was an alien. He said in an interview that the director and actor Shankar Nag and T. S. Narasimhan, the producer both were of great help and that they guided him in every step. After the success of the character ‘Swami’ from the television series, Manjunath was complimented by R. K. Narayan himself that he had played the role with such perfection that he was exactly like the Swami Mr. Narayan had imagined. Later his character inspired the inception of the film, ‘Swami and Friends’ in which he was cast again as Swami. He had received a row of awards including a state award, a national award and six international awards. He later appeared in over 67 films in various languages like Hindi and Kannada including the 1990 Amitabh Bachchan starrer, ‘Agneepath’ in which he played Vijay Deenanath Chauhan’s younger self. Manjunath retired from his acting career when he was almost 20 so as to pursue a better education. He joined BMICP where he worked as a PR Consultant. Currently, he lives in Bangalore with his wife, Swarnarekha and their son and runs his consultancy firm.

Master Manjunath Kannada Actor