Musuri Krishnamurthy

Other names of Musuri Krishnamurthy: Krishnamurthy

Musuri Krishnamurthy is an Indian film actor, producer, and director, who predominantly work in the Kannada film industry. He became popular as a comedian. He was born on March 10, 1930, to Subbamma and B.S. Vishweshwaraiah. Ever since his childhood, Musuri showed interest in singing and acting. When he attended the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, he performed in front of Musiri Subramania Iyer, a renowned Carnatic vocalist, together with Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, the previous Maharaja of Mysore.

Both were impressed by his performance and the latter compared his voice to Musiri Subramania Iyer. Since then, he became popular as Musuri Krishnamurthy. Musuri was debuted in the 1943 Kannada musical drama film, Vani; a film that also marks the debut of Pandari Bai. In a span of ten years, he consistently appeared in many films including Mangala Gowri (1953), Kanyadana (1954), and Kokilavaani (1956), from which he was debuted as a lead actor. After that, he started to assist top directors like Shankar Singh, B.R. Panthulu, B. Vittalacharya, and much more.

Aside from that, he assisted Kanagal Prabhakara Shastry, a renowned lyricist, and director, who taught him the art of writing poems. During those times, filmmaking was not so popular. So, he shifted to the theater and worked with popular theater troupes. In the year 1962, he established his own drama troupe, which he called Amba Prasada Nataka Mandali. However, due to expenses issues, he ceased the group and returned to films in 1966. On his return to the big screen, he played supporting roles, villain, and also a comedian.

He earned fame as Connection Kalappa in the 1978 Kannada film, Paduvaaralli Pandavaru. Musuri established the Yashaswini Enterprises, a production company, who produced S. Shivakumar’s Number 5 Ekka. He later appeared in several films including Dharmasere, Guru Shishyaru, Ranganayaki, Mullina Gulabi, Nanna Devaru, Kaviratna Kalidasa, Ibbani Karagithu, Gandharva Giri, Bandhana, and his last appearance was in Vijay’s Veeradhi Veera in the year 1985. He got married to Susheelamma, and they have three children namely Gurudutt, Jayasimha, and Vishalakshi Krishnamurthy.

Gurudutt and Jayasimha are now handling the Yashaswini Enterprises and already produced more than 25 films. Jayasimha earned recognition for resembling his father in terms of comedy. On March 16, 1985, Musuri died at the age of 55. A Road ( Ring Road) in Bangalore City was named Nata Chanakya Musuri Krishnamurthy as an honour for his contributions to the Kannada film and theatre industry.

Mithun Tejasvi Kannada Actor

Mithun Tejasvi

Mithun Tejasvi is an Indian film actor who has majorly worked in Tamil and Kannada based movies. He was born on December 15th, 1979, in Mudigere taluk of the Chikamagalur district in Karnataka, India. He sought his school education from The Poornapraja English primary school, located in a small town called Aldur. He had to travel almost 40kms every day to reach the school which was situated on a hill, surrounded by coffee estates. He then shifted to Bangalore to complete his schooling. There, he was a student of The National College, which is famed for being established by well-known educationalist H Narasimhaiah. During his school days, he met a relative Mr. Ramesh Rao, who was a screenplay writer. Thus, he started spending a lot of time on different movie sets & came across many interesting people. When he was 16, he was spotted by a camera man Mr. Sundernath Suvarna, and was offered a role by him in the movie “Marikannu Horimyaage.” The role required him to play the heroin’s brother’s role and his screen time was around 10-15 minutes. This small yet worthy experience was very enriching for Tejaswi. He was offered his second role in the movie “Aryabhata” with Ramesh Aravind and Late Soundarya. In the movie, he asked by Ramesh Aravind himself to play the role of his brother. While working for this movie, he found his calling in acting and decided to make it his profession. Therefore, instead of continuing his studies, he went on to pursue acting. To further his acting skills, he shifted to Chennai and started training at the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu (FTIT). While pursuing his studies in Chennai, he ventured to create many contacts in Tamil film industry. Immediately after completing his course, he landed a role in the Kannada movie, “Haalu Sakkare”. After Haalu Sakkare, he acted in Tamil movies like Suki S. Murthi’s debut film Gummalam, Kanmani’s Aaha Ethna Azagu, which literally means Wow! What Beauty, and Arunmoorthy’s unreleased film Wullam. There was a recognizable improvement in his performance from one movie to another. In 2006, he bagged a role in the movie 7’O clock in Kannada. This role gave him the required recognition and acclaim by the movie industry. On 26 March 2006, Tejasvi married a software engineer named Rohini. He is currently working on a Tamil based television sitcom which airs on SunTV titled- Apoorva Raagangal. After the movie 7’O clock, Tejaswi did many notable movies like Lena Muvendhar’s Kannukulle (2009) and director Shankar’s debut film Antharathma (2010), which was an adaptation of the Oscar-winning Hollywood film titled Ghost. His latest blockbuster was a Tamil movie called Inippu Pulippu, a family entertainer which was released in 2014. Tejaswi continues to be an acclaimed actor of the South Indian film industry.

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Naga Kiran

Naga Kiran is a chocolate boy in Sandalwood who is a former model and has appeared in South Indian films. He made his debut with the film ‘Something Special’ opposite Sherlyn Chopra and Sunaina. The film did not fare well at the box office yet his charming looks did fetch Naga more roles in the film industry. He has acted in some Telugu movies too. Before making his debut he was a model. He was trained by renowned fashion choreographer Prasad Bidapa. Since Naga Kiran hails from Kodagu region in Karnataka where Bidappa too was born, this designer trained him well and turned him into a complete model. Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma, and Dino Morea were some of Bidapa’s discoveries in the fashion world. Hence, Naga Kiran takes pride that he was spotted in the model world by none other than Prasad Bidapa. The actor appeared in many fashion shows. After his first film opposite Sherlyn Chopra had flopped, the actor acted in another movie named ‘Marujanma’ based on incarnation. He had also acted in two Tamil movies such as ‘Yarinda Devathai’ and ‘Thalapulla’. Actor Naga Kiran was also seen in ‘Noorondu Bagilu’ a suspense movie with Bianca Desai. In May 2015, he got married to Akshata. Although he acted in many Kannada movies, many of his films did not fare well at the box office. Only a few films had done average business that includes ‘Mast Maja Madi’ and ‘Male Barali Manju Irali’. For his stellar performance in the film ‘Ijjodu’, he had received a lot of critical acclaims. The actor was noted for his performance in a range of films genres, from contemporary romantic dramas to comedies, and even he starred in action-packed movies in major South movies productions, yet the actor was not very successful at the box-office. Actor Naga Kiran has opened up doors for producers who are keen on investing in his films. Success or failures do not seem to mean much to this actor.    Another Version of this Bio… Naga Kiran is a South Indian Actor. He is known for acting in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu movies. Naga Kiran hails from a place called Somarpet, Kodagu in Karnataka. He started his career as a model. During his modeling tenure, he was trained by the famous trainer Prasad Bidapa. After becoming a successful actor, he started his acting career in Telugu movies. He debuted in Telugu Industry with the movie ‘Something Special’, with Sunaina and Sherlyn Chopra as the actresses. Though the movie did not do very well at the box office but Naga Kiran’s acting was appreciated by the audience. Later, he moved to acting in Kannada films. He acted in movies like ‘Marujanma’ that was based on the concept of reincarnation. He started gaining popularity with his acting in other movies like ‘Vasanthakala’ and ‘Pallavi Illada Charana’. He also paired opposite to the famous actress Pooja Gandhi in the movie ‘Anu’. Naga Kiran continued enhancing his acting skills in his upcoming movies like ‘Mast Maja Madi’ and ‘Male Barali Manju Irali’. After doing many movies the turning point in his career came with the movie ‘Ijjodu’; where he was highly recognized and appreciated for his role in the movie. This movie was directed the multi-talented Padma Shri award winner, MS Sathyu. Post this, ‘Mast Maja Madi’ did fairly well at the box office. Later, he went on to act in Tamil movies like ‘Thallapulla’ which was directed by famous director Mustan. He also did another Tamil movie called ‘Yarinda Devathai’. Naga Kiran had acted in supporting roles in various movies in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu movie industry before he started acting as the male lead in movies. He is known for his cute and innocence looks and has a huge female fan following.    

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Naga Kiran Kannada Actor