Sadhu Kokila

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Sadhu Kokila
Born Sahaya Sheelan
(1966-03-24) 24 March 1966 (age 48)
Karnataka
Nationality Indian
Other names Kokila Sadhu
Occupation Actor, film director, music director
Years active 1992–present
Website
Personal website

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.

He has acted in movies such as Shhh, Rakta Kanneeru, which he also directed. He also directed Duniya Vijay's Movie Devru.

Early life and career[edit]

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.

Partial Filmography[edit]

Years Film Role Notes
2014 Maanikya
Mandya to Mumbai Post production
Gajakesari
Chandralekha
Brahma
Khatarnaak (2014)(kannada)
Savaari 2
2013 Victory
Bhajarangi
Dilwala
Sweety Nanna Jodi
Loosegalu
Auto Raja
Ninnindale
Election
Bachchan
Aane Pataaki
Madarangi
Devarane
Bangari
2012 Yaare Koogadali Won, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Romeo
Anarkali
Mr. 420
Lucky
Snehitaru
Gokula Krishna
2011 Aata
Dudde Doddappa
2010 Super Chaddi brother
Deadly 2
Prithvi
Kari Chirathe
Shourya
Mr. Theertha Also Director
Hoo
Porki
Hendtheer Darbar
Aithalakkadi
Veera
Ullasa Utsaha
Jothegara
O Manase
Hara
2009 Gilli
Lift Kodla
Devaru Kotta Tangi
Tabbali
Dubai Babu
Raam
Vayuputra
Savari
Male Barali Manju Irali
Devru
Rajani
2008 Meravanige
Mast Maja Maadi
Kaamannana Makkalu
PUC
Nee Tata Naa Birla
Sangama
2007 Parodi
Sixer
Anatharu
Snehana Preetina
2006 Hubli
Aishwarya
Suntaragaali Also director
Matha
2005 Kanchanaganga
Anna Thangi
Gowramma
Nammanna
Sakha Sakhi
2004 Saagari
Mellusire Savigaana
Ramakrishna
Maurya
Kalasipalya
2003 Laali Haadu
Raktha Kanneeru Also director.
Chandu
2002 Nagarahavu
2001 Vaalee
Jipuna Nanna Ganda
2000 Khiladi
Ekangi
1999 Bombat Halva
1993 Shhh
1992 Sorry

Few Films as a Music Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
1993 Shhh!
2002 Majestic
2002 H2O
2002 Kitty
2003 Laali Haadu
2003 Raktha Kanneeru
2003 Daasa
2005 Deadly Soma
2006 Suntaragaali
2006 Thangigagi
2008 Inthi Ninna Preethiya Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
2009 Devru
2010 Aithalakkadi
2010 Hendtheer Darbar
2010 Shourya
2011 Sanju Weds Geetha Credited along with Jassie Gift
2012 Edegarike
2013 Myna Background Score
2013 Tony
2014 Anarkali

Awards[edit]

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