Manjula Ghattamaneni

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Manjula Swaroop
Born Manjula
1970
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Other names Manjula, Manjula Swaroop
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Sanjay Swaroop
Children 1
Parents Krishna Ghattamaneni
Indira Devi
Relatives

Manjula Swaroop (Telugu: మంజుల స్వరూప్) (née Ghattamaneni; born 1970), better known as Manjula, is an Indian film producer and actress known for her work in Telugu Cinema. Born to prominent Telugu actor Krishna Ghattamaneni, she began her acting career by doing a cameo role in the 1999 film Rajasthan and went on to act as a lead actress in a Malayalam film, Summer in Bethlehem. She found fame by starring and producing in the 2002 film, Show. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and National Film Award for Best Screenplay for that year. She owns a film production company called Indira Productions, named after her mother.

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter and third child of veteran actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and Indira Devi. She has two brothers and two sisters. Her elder brother, Ramesh Babu is also a film producer and her younger brother, Mahesh Babu is a popular Telugu actor. Manjula is married to producer & actor Sanjay Swaroop.[1] They have a daughter named Jhanavi.[2] She is known to be good friends with her sister-in-law Namrata Shirodkar.[3]

Career[edit]

She began her career doing by a cameo as a terrorist in R. K. Selvamani's Rajasthan. She also acted as one of the female leads in 1998 Malayalam film Summer in Bethlehem starring Suresh Gopi and Jayaram.[4] When Manjula began her career, she faced an unfavorable response from her father's fans as they did not want her to act.[5]

In 2002, she produced and starred in the film Show.[6] Directed by Neelakanta, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[7]

Her second production venture was Naani (2004), directed by S.J. Suryaah. The movie starred her brother and actor Mahesh Babu.[8] The movie failed to do well at Boxoffice.[8][9][10] In 2006 she co-produced her third movie Pokiri, an action blockbuster with Puri Jagannath. The movie was a blockbuster hit and was the highest grossing movie in Telugu film industry of the time.[11]

In 2009, she returned to acting with her next production venture Kavya's Diary.[1] In 2010, she along with her husband produced Ye Maaya Chesave, a romantic love story with Naga Chaitanya under Gautham Menon's direction.[12] The movie got critical acclaim and was declared a hit at the box office.[13] The same year she also appeared in the movie Orange alongside her husband sanjay swaroop.[14]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Nandi Awards

Filmography[edit]

As Producer[edit]

Year Film Director Language Notes
2002 Show Neelakanta Telugu National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2004 Naani S.J. Suryaah Telugu
2006 Pokiri Puri Jagannadh Telugu Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film
2009 Kavya's Diary V. Karuna Prakash Telugu
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Gautham Menon Telugu nandi award for best film

As Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Co-Starring Notes
1998 Summer in Bethlehem Aparna Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Manju Warrier Malayalam
1999 Rajasthan Sarath Kumar, Vijayashanti
2002 Show Ridhima Surya
2009 Kavya's Diary Pooja Charmy Kaur, Indrajith
2010 Orange Ram's Sister Ram Charan Teja, Genelia D'Souza
2012 Sevakudu Krishna, Srikanth Fimling[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Didn’t we tell you she’s returning!". Entertainment section (The Times of India). 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Mahesh Babu, Namratha’s Son – Image. "Mahesh Babu, Namratha’s Son – Image". Whatslatest.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Metro Plus Hyderabad : Smita does the talking". The Hindu. 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  4. ^ ""Show" time!". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 December 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Gamanichara". Telugu Cinema. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0334352/
  7. ^ Rajamani, Radhika (2003-08-18). "Celluloid Dreams". Metro Plus Hyderabad (Chennai, India: The Hindu). Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  8. ^ a b Rajamani, Radhika (2004-04-29). "Entertainer all the way". Metro Plus (Chennai, India: The Hindu). Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  9. ^ Murthy, Neeraja (2008-12-06). "Living life to the fullest". Metro Plus Vijayawada (Chennai, India: The Hindu). Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  10. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H (2008-07-24). "Mahesh Babu - the Prince of Telugu Cinema". Star Profile (One India). Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  11. ^ "'Pokiri' crosses magical 365-day mark". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 2007-05-02. 
  12. ^ "Ye Maya Chesave film review - Telugu cinema Review - Naga Chaitanya & Samantha". Idlebrain.com. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  13. ^ "Telugu365.com". Telugu365.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  14. ^ "Mahesh Babu Sister as Ram Charan sister in Б─≤OrangeБ─≥". Supergoodmovies.com. 2010-07-17. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  15. ^ Andhravilas. "Superstar Krishna is going to act with Daughter! -". Andhravilas.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 

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