Birthday: 1970

Manjula Ghattamaneni or also known as Manjula Swaroop is a Telugu film actress and producer. She was born in the year 1970 to Indira Devi and renowned actor, Krishna Ghattamaneni. Manjula is the sister of prominent film producer, Ramesh Babu, and popular Telugu actor, Mahesh Babu. She got married to Sanjay Swaroop, who is also a film actor and producer and they have one daughter named Jhanavi. Though she came from a popular film family, she had struggles when entering the filmdom. She produced her first film (Show) with the money she saved for many years.

Manjula started her career with a cameo role in the 1999 Tamil film, Rajasthan, helmed by R.K. Selvamani. Prior to this, she played as Aparna in Sibi Malayil’s Malayalam romantic comedy-drama film, Summer in Bethlehem. In the initial phase of her career, she has faced negative response from Krishna Ghattamaneni’s fans, because they did not want her to enter the acting industry. She turned producer and was debuted in the 2002 National Award-winning Telugu film, Show. Manjula also starred in the film, alongside Surya and Lakshmi Ratan in the lead roles.

The film was highly acclaimed due to its brilliant screenplay and has earned two National Awards including the National Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. In 2004, she worked in the production of S.J. Suryaah’s bilingual film, Naani. This was followed by Puri Jagannadh’s Telugu action film, Pokiri. His brother, Mahesh, starred in both films. Pokiri earned the Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film in 2006 and became the highest-grossing film in the Telugu film industry during that time. After a long hiatus, Manjula produced and starred in V.K. Prakash’ Telugu film, Kavya’s Diary; based in the 1992 Hollywood thriller film, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.

In 2010, she played as Ram Charan’s sister in the Telugu romantic dramedy film, Orange. In the same year, she produced Gautham Menon’s romantic drama film, Ye Maaya Chesave. Manjula was also seen in the 2013 film, Sevakudu, alongside Krishna and Srikanth. Manjula established the Indira Productions, a production house, which she named after her mother. The films Show, Naani, Pokiri (co-production with Puri Jagannadh’s Vaishno Academy), Kavya’s Diary, and Ye Maaya Chesave. Film actress and producer, Namrata Shirodkar (Mahesh Babu’s wife) is Manjula’s sister in law. Her two sisters, Padmavathi Galla and Priyadarsini, got married to Jaya Galla (a wealthy politician and industrialist) and Sudheer Babu (a badminton player and film actor) respectively.

Madhulika Telugu Actress

Madhulika

The young and beautiful Madhulika is an aspiring actress in Tollywood. She is famous for her lively roles in Telegu movies. An engineer by profession, Madhulika later turned to the film industry. She is a known face in the industry today. She has acted in few good movies. Her innocence and charm have won her a lot of praise. Her performance is one good reason that audiences love the film. She hails from Ongole and her father is an employee for BSNL. Her mother is an ardent lover of poems, and she writes them for Andhra Bhoomi. Born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, Madhulika’s original name is Manjusha. She completed her graduation from the Holy Mary Institute of Technology Keesara, Telangana. She was an engineer but somewhere her interest for acting attracted her towards this field. She worked for a number of commercials. She featured as a model many times on the ramp. Her parents were surprised about her decision but later they supported her for it. In 2008 she was the cast of a television show ‘Happy Days’ in its first season. It was aired on Zee Telegu. It was an initiative of 24 Frames Factory. Madhu was selected to audition for a role. Director ‘Kannan’ offered her to be a part of the movie ‘Saraai Viraju’. The film starred Rambya Nambeesan and ‘Ajay’. The whole plot was based on Ravi Shastri’s story. Madhulika played air hostess Preeti in her debut film. Her character was very realistic. The film’s shooting took place in Hyderabad and Dubai. It released in December 2009. The same year Madhulika was a part of a Tamil movie ‘Vettattam’. It was an action film by D.S Kannan with the same star cast yet again. In 2013, Madhu played Nandini in the Tamil love story ‘Isakki’. She has also worked for the ETV’s daily soap ‘Aadade Aadharam’. It is a very popular show known for the courage displayed by a woman. It has Sujatha Reddy and Rajasri Nair in the leads. After her entry into Tollywood, she changed her name from Manjusha to Madhulika. She will feature in the 2017 film ‘Sabari’. It is a thriller movie by Jayasekhar Kallu. With few and distinct characters Madhulika is swiftly making a mark in the industry. According to her acting is a safe and sound profession and there is no harm in trying your luck here. Her persistence to strive has definitely proved fruitful. She has maintained herself very well with yoga and her fit personality makes her suitable as a heroine. She is a rising star.

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