Master Manjunath

Other names of Master Manjunath: Manjunath Nayaker

Master Manjunath is an actor from India well known for his role as ‘ Swami Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ in the evergreen people’s favourite television series, ‘ Malgudi Days Probably one of the finest Indian Tv series ever t >> Read More... ’. He was born as Manjunath Nayaker Bio coming soon... >> Read More... 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 Shankar Nag, most influential and talented Kannada >> Read More... 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 Amitabh Bachchan was conceived on October 11, 1942 >> Read More... starrer, ‘ Agneepath Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ 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.

Shiva Rajkumar

Shiva Rajkumar is the populous Kannada actor, who was born in the year 1962. He is the son of the veteran Kannada actor Raj Kumar. Shiva Raj Kumar was born in Chennai and he is the eldest one in the family. Raghavendra Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar are his younger brothers and he has two sisters too. He did his graduation in chemistry in Chennai, New College. After completing his graduation, he joined M. G. R. Film and Television Training Institute to learn acting. He is also a Kuchipudi dancer. He made his debut through the movie Anand in Kannada. This movie released in the year 1986 and Shiva got a good name in that movie. He is celebrating his silver jubilee in the film industry. The movie OM directed by Upendra earned him lots of fans in his career. He was also a part in the movie Sugreeva, which is one among the fastest shot movies in the Indian cinema history. This movie was shot within 18 hours. Shiva Rajkumar has acted in more than 100 movies. His latest movies are Santa Kabeera and Badshah. Some of his career best movies are Anand, Inspector Vikram, Mruthyunjaya, Purushothama, Chirabhandavya, Ananda Jyoti, Om, Dore, A. K. 47, Andaman, Hrudaya Hrudaya, Asura, Jodi, Don, Smile, Rishi, Ashoka, Sathya in Love and Shiva. The movie ‘Killing Veerappan’ of Shiva Raj Kumar is set for the release on the birthday of Raj Kumar. Shiva has bagged many awards for his acting talent. He has won four times the award for the Best Actor from Karnataka State Government. He has also lined the shields from the Filmfare too. He was also awarded by SIIMA Awards for his Social Responsibility. Shiva Rajkumar is married to Geeta, the daughter of the popular politician and Karnataka ex chief minister Bangarappa. This couple is blessed with two cute daughters Nivedhitha and Nirupama.

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