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Manjula Gururaj Kannada Actress

Manjula Gururaj

Manjula Gururaj is a veteran Indian background singer and a voice-over artist. She predominantly works for the south Indian film Industry in Kannada feature films. She came into the limelight in the decade from 1980 to 1990. She has thousands of successful songs to her credit and has received many awards for her contribution to the Kannada cinema. She was born on 10th of June 1959 in Mysore, Karnataka. She is also the founder of Sadhana Music School, Bangalore, Karnataka; it gives training to young aspirants in the music field. Born on 10th June 1959, Manjula took birth in the family of Dr.M.N.Ramanna and G. Seetha Lakshmi. As a child, Manjula received formal training in music, mainly in the Hindustani and Carnatic genre of music. She went to Bangalore University for further studies where she studied Science. Before the start of her career, she got married to Sri Gururaj in 1979. In 1981, she joined the radio station Akashvani. In 1983 she got her first breakthrough in the Kannada movie Rowdy Raja. Side by Side she also worked for Doordarshan as an anchor till 1998. In the year 1989, she sang Olage Seridhare Gundu for the movie Nanjundi Kalyana, this song became a major hit, and Manjula became Manjula’s first hit song. After this, she sang for actress Malashree in all of her films. She is a singer of more than 2000 songs in over five languages. Moreover, she is the voice behind 12,500 odd songs in genres including folk, Hindustani, Sufi, and Indi-pop. In addition to being a playback singer, Majula also worked as a voice-over artist. In 1982 she dubbed for the movie Ahuthi for the first time, after that she gave her voice for Beladingala Baale which won her an award Best Voice over by Karnataka State Government. She has also won Best Playback singer award by Karnataka government for the movie Chinnari Mutha; she sang the song ‘Myale kavkonda mungaramoda.’ In 1991, she started Sadhana Music School for giving musical training to young aspirants in the field of music. The inauguration happened on 21st June 1991 by singer S. Janaki. The school is a success and now operates in 3 centers across South India. She lives in Bangalore with her husband, her daughter Sangeeta, and her son Sagar.


Chetan Sosca

Chetan Sosca is an Indian playback singer and composer. His record label is Aananda Audio Video. He is one of the famous figures in the Kannada Film and Music Industry who has sung more than 1000 songs. He was born in Bangalore, India. He has two daughters named Kruti and Tanya. He debuted in the music industry in 2001 with the film Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu along with the music composer Dr.Hamsalekha. He also worked with Mano Murthy, Hari Krishna, and Guru Kiran and in the movies “TavarigeBaa Tangi” and ”Nanjundi”, the title song for Nenapirali movie after which he received wide popularity and recognition, and this proved to be a great turn in his life. In 2007, he sang the pathos song “JanumadaGelathi” for the movie “CheluvinaChittara.” In 2008, he recorded songs for the movies like Taj Mahal, MogginaManasu and ChaitradaChandrama. In 2009, he won awards for the song “Yaare Nee Devatheya” from the film “Ambaari.” He got Filmfare South Indian Awards, Suvarna Film Awards, Radio Mirchi awards, South scope south Indian awards, Karnataka State Film Awards for this song. He gave many more hits in the years 2010 and 2011 and won the audience’s heart again with his hits. In the film Pancharangi, he recorded the title track and its sloka version. Songs of the movie “Krishnan Love Story”that is “adduri” was also in his melodious voice. His song “YaarigHelona” from “LifeauIshtene” made him win awards like Filmfare South Indian Awards. Suvarna Film Awards and the Santhosham south Indian award in 2011. He got Mirchi music award and nomination for Filmfare award for his song “PyargeAagbittaite” from the film GovindayaNamaha which was a great hit too. His recent works include music in Cinderella from the film Addhuri, Appu Hey Appu from Dev Son of Mudde Gowda, Be BeBe from Rana, NinthuNodalenu from Shikari. He has also won ETV award, Udaya TV award, Chitrarasikara Sangha award, Aryabhata award, and Chitrapremigala Sangha award. His journey in this industry has been a great success. He also composed the music for the film ¼ kg Preeti in the year 2017. He is not just a great singer but a great basketball and handball player too. He has played at the national level thrice in the Karnataka state senior basketball team and once in the Indian junior team too. At Karnataka state senior handball team, he played handball seven times in the national championships.

Chetan Sosca Kannada Actor