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24 March 1966
|Other names||Kokila Sadhu|
|Occupation||Actor, film director, music director|
Sahaya Sheelan (Kannada: ಸಹಾಯ ಶೀಳನ್) (born 24 March 1966) known by his stage name Sadhu Kokila, is an Indian actor, director and music director in the Kannada film industry. As an actor, he appears in comic roles mostly.
Early life and career
Sahaya Sheelan was born on March 24, 1966 as Sahaya Sheelan to a poor family. He was born to a family of musicians with father being a violinist, his mother and sister being playback singers and his brother, a drummer. Kokila studied in St. Joseph's Indian High School, Bangalore. He was given the stage name Sadhu Kokila by Upendra, the director of Sheelan's debut film Shhh!.
He began his career as a musician after he was taken to musician Kasturi Shankar by his brother. He is also one of the fastest keyboard players in India.
|Mandya to Mumbai||Post production|
|Sweety Nanna Jodi|
|2012||Yaare Koogadali||Won, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|Mr. Theertha||Also Director|
|Devaru Kotta Tangi|
|Male Barali Manju Irali|
|Mast Maja Maadi|
|Nee Tata Naa Birla|
|Raktha Kanneeru||Also director.|
|Jipuna Nanna Ganda|
Few Films as a Music Director
|2008||Inthi Ninna Preethiya||Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director|
|2011||Sanju Weds Geetha||Credited along with Jassie Gift|
- Won – 2008 – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director for the film Inthi Ninna Preethiya.
- Won – 2012 – South Indian International Movie Award for Best Comedian for the film Hudugaru.
- Won – 2013 – South Indian International Movie Award for Best Comedian for the film Yaare Koogadali.
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