Mukyamanthri Chandru

Other names of Mukyamanthri Chandru: Mukhya Mantri, Mukhyamantri Chandru

He is a man of many talents. He is an actor, politician, mime artist and an activist. He is an extremely multifaceted actor best known as a villain. He is the best supporting actor in Kannada Film Industry with over 300 movies. One of his best roles is that of the landlord in Ganeshana Maduve named Anant Nag, a comic character.

He is the only man with the title Mukhyamantri which means “chief minister”. Mukhyamantri, the prefix to his name, is from the famous Kannada drama by Kalagangotri (a Kannada troupe) of the same name in which he played the lead, which brought him into the limelight. He holds the position of President of Kannada Abhivriddhi Pradhikara, (a rank equivalent to a Cabinet Minister of the Karnataka Government), a Government agency that administers the work of Kannada language implementation.

He debuted on the silver screen with the film Chakravyuha as a fraudulent politician. He entered politics in 1985.

Kumar Bangarappa Kannada Actor

Kumar Bangarappa

Kumar Bangarappa is a popular Kannada and English film actor. Besides acting, he is also a former minister and a politician. He was born as Sarekoppa Vasanth Kumar on September 28, 1963. His father, Sarekoppa Bangarappa is also a politician and the 12th Chief Minister of Karnataka. His wife is Vidyullatha and they have two children namely Arjun Bangarappa and Lavayna. Kumar started his career by donning several lead roles in many Kannada films such as Amara Prema (1978), Sharavegada Saradara (1989), Ashwamedha (1990), Nava Tare (1991), Ksheera Sagara (1992), Apporva Jodi (1993), Angaiyalli Apsare (1993), Keralida Sarpa (1994), Nirbanadha (1996), Chaithrada Chiguru(1999), Rakta Kanneeru (2003), Taali Kattuva Shubhavele (2004), Keladi Shivappa Nayaka(2012), and many more. He made his way into politics dramatically when he contests the byelection for a position under Shimoga District’s Sorab constituency, by which his father, Sarekoppa Bangarappa, has represented from 1967 to the year 1994. Kumar was then elected to the lower house Legislative Assembly of Karnataka on his father’s regional political party called Karnataka Congress Party. In 1999, he was re-elected from the same assembly constituency after the Karnataka Congress Party and Congress for 2nd term have merged. Under the Sorab constituency, he won as MLA in the 2004 election. He was then introduced as the Minister of state for Municipal Administration under the government of politician, S.M. Krishna. Before that, he has been the Minister of State for Minor Irrigation and has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party when he resigned at the Indian National Congress party. But this only lasted for 20 days and he returned to the Congress again. Kumar has entered the world of politics without any background or influence even though his father is already a Chief Minister. However, this created a rift when his father wanted his younger brother, Madhu, to contest on Bharatiya Janata Party while he retained his seat on Congress. This is the reason why he only stayed on BJP for only 20 days and returned to the Congress again, as he is not comfortable with them. Their rift continued until he and Madhu lost the elections and become even worst when their father died. Recently, it was reported that he will make a comeback in director Chintan’s directorial debut film, Chakravarthy. Kumar will bag a pivotal role in the film and his entire scenes will be shot in Malaysia. His last film appearance was from the movie, Keladi Shivappa Nayaka.

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Prakash Belawadi

Prakash Belawadi is a famous Indian journalist, activist, TV and film personality, and a theater artist. Born in the erstwhile state of Mysore, now Bangalore, Karnataka, he was born into a family of famous theater artists. Make-up Nani, his father, was a famous theater actor and has acted in many Kannada films as well. Also, he was a famous makeup artist. Bhargavi, his mother, was an eminent Kannada theater personality. His siblings Sujata, Pradeep, and Sudha, are also famous theater personalities. Prakash co-founded the Centre for Film and Drama, Bangalore, and also started Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts at the Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy campus in Bangalore in 2012.  Prakash gained his academic proficiency through Mahila Seva Samaja, National High School, and National College, Bangalore.  Prakash has tested waters in plays by helming direction and acting in several English and of course, in the widely spoken language of his home place, Kannada. Apart from plays and documentaries he has directed famous Kannada television shows, namely, Garva in 2001, and Illiruvudu Summane in 2008.  Prakash has endeavored into journalism by getting associated with prominent newspapers such as Indian Express.  One of Prakash’s earliest movies was movie Mathadana, a Kannada film in which he had a short role. The movie starred Tara, Avinash and Anant Nag. In 2013, he played a very significant role in Madras Café. He played the role of Bala and worked alongside John Abraham. In 2015, he acted in three films in the Kannada language. He played a minor role in Benkipatna. In Aatagara, he played the role of Dr. Chetan Bhagawat. And in, Kendasampige, he played the role of DCP Suryakanth. The same year, he did a Tamil movie Uttama Villian in which he played the role of a doctor. In 2015, he played the role of Swamy in Talvar. The movie was based on the famous Aarushi Talwar murder case.  In 2016, Prakash did the role of George Kutty in Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, which was well-received. Also, he played the role of DCP in Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar starrer Wazir. Prakash also did Last Bus and Ishtakamya, two Kannada films in 2016. In 2003, Prakash directed his first film Stumble, which won the country’s National Award given for the superlative feature movie in English. The film revolves around the corruption in today’s IT world and highlights many mutual fund scams.

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Prakash Belawadi Kannada Actor