23 December 1976
|Known for||Swami in Malgudi Days (1987)|
Manjunath Nayaker (born 23 December 1976) is an Indian actor and public relations professional. He is better known by his screen name Master Manjunath or "Swami" for his lead role in the television series Malgudi Days (1987) directed by Shankar Nag and in its film version, Swami And Friends.
Master Manjunath, who started acting at three, has been part of 68 movies in Kannada and Hindi, but it was his role in Swami and Friends (also made into a full-length movie) that fetched him the maximum recognition — six international, one national and a state award. The series was shot during his school vacation in 1985-86, and telecasted in 1987. He acted in few Super Hit movies of actor director Shankar Nag such as Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige, Sangliana and S.P. Sangliana 2. He also played the role of young Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in Agneepath (1990), which was played by Amitabh Bachchan.
Manjunath is married to athlete Swarnarekha, a sprinter and long jump champion.He is working as a Vice President - PR and Liaison for the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP).
|1983||Banker Margayya||Young Balu||Kannada|
|1983||Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige||Chotay||Kannada|
|1984||Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba||Kannada|
|1987||Malgudi Days||Swami||Hindi & English (TV series)|
|1989||Love Madi Nodu||Kannada|
|1990||Agneepath||young Vijay Deenanath Chauhan||Hindi|