Anu Prabhakar

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Anu Prabhakar
Anu Prabhakar - TeachAIDS Interview.png
Prabhakar in TeachAIDS interview in 2013
Born Anu Prabhakar
(1980-11-09) 9 November 1980 (age 34)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Krishna Kumar (2002–2014)

Anu Prabhakar (Kannada: ಅನು ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ್; born 9 November 1980)[1] is an Indian film actress, who predominantly appears in Kannada films and is from Mangalore.

Early life[edit]

Anu Prabhakar is the daughter of M. V. Prabhakar and dubbing artist and actress Gayathri Prabhakar. She studied at Nirmala Rani High School in Malleshwaram. She dropped out of college as her career in acting took off. However later, she completed her graduation in sociology from Karnatak University,[2]

Career[edit]

Anu Prabhakar first appeared as a child artist in the films Chapala Chennigaraya and Shanti Kranti.[3] Her first film in a lead role came in the 1999 Kannada film, Hrudaya Hrudaya, that had Shivarajkumar paired opposite her. She acted with Vishnuvardhan in films like Soorappa, Jamindarru, Hrudayavantha, Sahukaara, Varsha. She has also acted in a few Tamil movies.

In her next film based on the life of 12th century Kannada poetess Akka Mahadevi, she plays a dual role; one of the poet and the other of Jyothi, a girl who pursues PhD on the poet.[4]

Awards[edit]

Anu Prabhakar was honoured by Bangalore's Kolada Math, with the title 'Abhinaya Saraswathi' for her performance in various films. She has won other awards such as 'Kannada State Government best actress award 2000–01' and 'Cinema Express best actress'.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Anu Prabhakar married Krishna Kumar, the son of actress Jayanthi on March 1, 2002. Citing differences between them, they divorced in January 2014.[6] In 2009, she gave her voice to an HIV/AIDS education animated software tutorial created by the nonprofit organisation TeachAIDS.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Chapala Chennigaraya Kannada Child artist
1991 Shanti Kranti Kannada Child artist
1999 Hrudaya Hrudaya Kannada
1999 Snehaloka Kannada
2000 Hoo Anthiya Uhoo Anthiya Kannada
2000 Soorappa Kannada
2000 Srirastu Shubhamastu Kannada
2000 Yaarige Saluthe Sambala Kannada
2001 Anjali Geetanjali Kannada
2001 Shaapa Kaveri Kannada Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
2001 Kanasugara Kannada
2001 Mr. Harishchandra Kannada
2001 Shivappanayaka Kannada
2001 Vishalakshammana Ganda Kannada
2002 Arputham Priya Tamil
2002 Jamindaru Kannada
2002 Annayya Tammayya Kannada
2002 Thavarige Baa Thangi Gowri Kannada
2002 Olu Saar Bari Olu Kannada
2003 Annai Kaligambal Eeswari Tamil
2003 Nan Hendthi Maduve Kannada
2003 Nee Illade Naa Illa Kane Kannada
2003 Preethi Prema Pranaya Kannada
2003 Hrudayavantha Gouthami Kannada
2003 Ardhangi Kannada
2004 Bisi Bisi Radha Ramesh Kannada
2004 Ok Saar Ok Kannada
2004 Preethi Nee Illade Naa Hyagirali Chandramathi Kannada
2004 Sahukara Kannada
2005 Kanakaambari Kannada
2005 Varsha Kannada
2005 Majaa Selvi Tamil
2005 Udees Seetha Kannada
2006 Mohini 9886788888 Kannada
2006 Saavira Meetilu Kannada
2007 No 73, Shanthi Nivasa Neetha Kannada
2007 Sri Dhanamma Devi Sri Dhanamma Devi Kannada
2007 Prarambha Kannada
2008 Mussanje Maathu Shwetha Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress (Kannada)
2008 Navashakthi Vaibhava Kannada
2009 Gubbaachigalu Gayathri Kannada
2009 Bhagyada Balegara Kannada
2010 Banashankari Devi Mahatme Kananda
2010 Pareekshe Bangari Kannada Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress
2011 Ko Ko Kannada
2012 Sri Kshetra Adichunchanagiri Kannada
2012 Samsaradalli Golmaal Ragini Kannada
2013 Garbhada Gudi Teresa Kannada
2013 Sakkare Sneha Kannada
2014 Fair & Lovely Kannada
TBA Tunturu Kannada Delayed
TBA Akka Akka Mahadevi / Jyoti Kannada Filming

Television[edit]

  • Bale Bangara
  • Home Minister
  • Shrimati Karnataka
  • Manju Musukida Haadi
  • Nooru Dinagalu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anu Prabhakar profile". veethi.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Anu Prabhakar mum on her separation from her husband". The Times of India. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "My dream job was to be an air hostess". rediff.com. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "I try to keep my characters alive". Deccan Herald. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Anu Prabhakar profile". webindia123.com. 
  6. ^ "Actor Anu Prabhakar files for divorce". Deccan Herald. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kannada actress, Anu Prabhakar, plays role in TeachAIDS production". TeachAIDS. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 

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