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24 March 1966
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
|Other names||Kokila Sadhu|
|Occupation||Actor, film director, music director,comidian|
Sahaya Sheelan (Kannada: ಸಹಾಯ ಶೀಲನ್) (born 24 March 1966) known by his screen 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
Sadhu Kokila was born on March 24, 1966, as Sahaya Sheelan into a Christian family of Natesh and Mangala. He was born to a family of musicians with father being a violinist in music band of Karnataka Police Department, 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.
Kokila married Saleena in 1993. They have two children together, Suraag and Srujan.
|Mandya to Mumbai||Post production|
|Googly||Musthafa||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|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|
Films as a music director
|1996||Ibbara Naduve Muddina Aata|
|1996||Bal Nan Maga|
|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.
- Kokila, Sadhu (28 October 2014). Sadhu Kokila - Event - 10.4.13. India: Suvarna.
- Sadhu Kokila at the Internet Movie Database
- Personal website
- Sadhu Kokila Filmography
- Sadhu Kokila Film History
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