Anant Nag filmography
Anant Nag is an Indian film actor and an occasional film producer who appears as an actor in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam and Tamil films, but predominantly in Kannada films. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has appeared in over 220 films. After having had a successful theatre career, he made his debut in P. V. Nanjaraja Urs' Kannada film Sankalpa, and Shyam Benegal's Dakhani film Ankur, with the former seeing theatrical release first, in 1973, and won multiple awards at the 1972–73 Karnataka State Film Awards. In G. V. Iyer's 1975 film Hamsageethe, he played the role of Bhairavi Venkatasubbiah, a performance that won critical praise, and the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada at the 23rd National Film Awards.
Nag went on to appear as a parallel lead alongside leading actors during the time such as Ambareesh and Rajinikanth in the second half of the 1970s. The year 1980 saw the first collaboration of his with his brother Shankar Nag, who appeared as a parallel lead and the director of Minchina Ota. The former's performance won him his first Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor. They further worked together in the latter's directorial films Janma Janmada Anubandha (1980), Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige (1985) and Accident (1985). The brothers worked together for the last time in Shankar's 1987 directorial hugely popular television series Malgudi Days, based on a collection of short stories of the same name by R. K. Narayan, in 1987 that aired on Doordarshan. Nag also became known for his collaboration with Benegal following Ankur in films such as Nishant (1975), Manthan (1976), Sandharbha (1978), Kondura (1978) and Kalyug (1981). The lead pair of Nag and actress Lakshmi became widely popular in the 1970s and 1980s after they appeared in popular films such as Chandanada Gombe (1979), Naa Ninna Bidalaare (1979) and Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba (1984) among many others. His performances in Hosa Neeru (1986), Avasthe (1987) and Gangavva Gangamayi (1994) won him three more Best Actor awards at the Karnataka State Film Awards. The decade of 1990s saw him appearing in comic roles and established this image of his with films such as Ganeshana Maduve (1990), Golmaal Radhakrishna (1990), Gauri Ganesha (1991). His second stint in television came in the 2002 Kannada soap opera Garva. He went on to appear in Preeti Illada Mele (2006), Chitte Hejje (2013), Nithyotsava (2013) and Lottery (2013).
In the second half of 1990s, Nag began appearing predominantly in supporting roles and this continued till K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018). The period saw him win multiple nominations and awards at various film awards including the Filmfare Awards South. In recognition of his contribution towards Kannada cinema, the Government of Karnataka honoured with the Dr. Vishnuvardhan Award in 2013.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1975||Devara Kannu||Kannada||Dr. Anand|
|Maathu Tappada Maga||Kannada||Kumar|
|Bhumika: The Role||Hindi||Rajan|
|Madhura Sangama||Kannada||Dr. Prasanna|
|1979||Naa Ninna Bidalaare||Kannada||Krishna||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada|
|Mutthu Ondu Mutthu||Kannada||Dr. Madhukar|
|1980||Minchina Ota||Kannada||Anthony "Tony" D'Souza||Also producer
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor
|Ondu Hennu Aaru Kannu||Kannada|
|Narada Vijaya||Kannada||Narada / Vijay||Dual roles|
|Janma Janmada Anubandha||Kannada||Avinash / Girish Achari||Also co-producer, screenwriter|
|Bara||Kannada||Sathish Chandra||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada|
|Hasyaratna Ramakrishna||Kannada||Tenali Ramakrishna|
|Benkiya Bale||Kannada||Narasimha Murthy|
|Gayathri Maduve||Kannada||Dual roles|
|Hosa Theerpu||Kannada||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|Mududida Tavare Aralithu||Kannada||Chandra|
|Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige||Kannada|
|1984||Sukha Samsarakke Hanneradu Sootragalu||Kannada|
|Premave Balina Belaku||Kannada|
|Olave Baduku||Kannada||Also producer|
|Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba||Kannada||Also producer|
|Parameshi Prema Prasanga||Kannada|
|Haavu Eni Aata||Kannada|
|Hendthi Beku Hendthi||Kannada|
|1986||Hosa Neeru||Kannada||Inspector Krishnaprasad||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|Huli Hebbuli||Kannada||Cameo appearance|
|Agni Parva||Kannada||Cameo appearance|
|Avasthe||Kannada||Krishnappa Gowda||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|Athiratha Maharatha||Kannada||Chief Minister Vijaypratap|
|Swathi Thirunal||Malayalam||Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma|
|1988||Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara||Kannada||Inspector Mahesh|
|Sri Venkateshwara Mahime||Kannada|
|Hendthighelbedi||Kannada||Anand||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada|
|Idu Saadhya||Kannada||Khyata / Karthik Kamplapur|
|Udbhava||Kannada||Raghanna||Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kannada|
|Mathe Haaditu Kogile||Kannada|
|1991||Maneli Ili Beedili Huli||Kannada|
|Golmal Radhakrishna Part 2||Kannada||Radhakrishna|
|Roll Call Ramakrishna||Kannada||Ramakrishna|
|Gowri Ganesha||Kannada||Lambodara||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada|
|Hosa Mane Aliya||Kannada|
|Nattukku Oru Nallavan||Tamil||Daddy||As antagonist|
|1992||Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda||Kannada||Krishna|
|Ondu Cinema Kathe||Kannada||Shyamsundar Kulkarni|
|Nishkarsha||Kannada||Police Commissioner of Bengaluru, Subhash Kulkarni|
|Gangavva Gangamayi||Kannada||Raaghappa||Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor|
|Nirbandha||Kannada||Chief Minister of Karnataka|
|1997||Ganesha I Love U||Kannada||Ganesha|
|Yaarige Saluthe Sambala||Kannada|
|Nan Hendthi Chennagidale||Kannada|
|Swalpa Adjust Madkolli||Kannada|
|Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu||Kannada|
|Manase O Manase||Kannada|
|Hollywood||Kannada||Scientist K. D. Das|
|2003||Anahat||Marathi||King of Shravasthi|
|Preethi Prema Pranaya||Kannada||Dr. Chandrashekar|
|Chigurida Kanasu||Kannada||B. Sundar Rao|
|2005||Encounter Dayanayak||Kannada||Prakash Hegde|
|Vishnu Sena||Kannada||Chief Minister of Karnataka|
|Uppi Dada M.B.B.S.||Kannada||Dr. Ashok Kashyap|
|Ravi Shastri||Kannada||Narayana Dixit|
|Mungaru Male||Kannada||Colonel Subbayya|
|Ganesha||Kannada||Rao Bahadur Shivaraj Patil|
|Ee Bandhana||Kannada||Narayana Ullagaddi|
|Yuga Yugagale Sagali||Kannada|
|Aramane||Kannada||Rajashekhar Aras||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada|
|Taj Mahal||Kannada||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Kannada|
|Ganesha Matte Bandha||Kannada||Padmanabhacharya|
|Eshtu Naguthi Nagu||Kannada|
|2010||Crazy Kutumba||Kannada||Mallanagowda Patil|
|Mr. Theertha||Kannada||Narayana Shastri|
|Ramegowda V/s Krishnaswamy||Kannada||Ramegowda|
|Take It Easy||Kannada|
|Naanalla||Kannada||Sharath Chandra Prasad|
|Dhan Dhana Dhan||Kannada|
|Dev Son of Mudde Gowda||Kannada||Mudde Gowda|
|Manada Mareyalli||Kannada||Bhujanga Shetty|
|Jai Bajarang Bali||Kannada|
|2015||Vaastu Prakaara||Kannada||Anantha Krishna|
|Aatagara||Kannada||Retired judge||Cameo appearance
Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role — Male
|First Rank Raju||Kannada||Professor|
|2016||Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole||Kannada||Krishne Gowda||Nominated, IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role — Male|
|Parapancha||Kannada||Naalkane||Also playback singer of "Kavanagalu" (11 shayaris)|
|U the End A||Kannada|
|Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu||Kannada||Venkob Rao||Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada
IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Performance in a Leading Role — Male
|Santheyalli Nintha Kabira||Kannada||Kabir's Guru||Cameo appearance|
|Crazy Boy||Kannada||Cameo appearance|
|Santhu Straight Forward||Kannada||Ananya's grandfather|||
|2018||Hottegagi Genu Battegagi||Kannada||Shyam Prasad|||
|Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai||Kannada||Anantha Padmanabha P.||Nominated- SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) - Kannada|||
|K.G.F: Chapter 1||Kannada||Anand Ingalagi||Also narrator|||
|Ayushman Bhava||Kannada||Gopi||2020||India Vs England||Kannada||Ananth|
|Mysore Masala : The UFO Incident||Kannada||Murthy||Post Production|||
|1987||Malgudi Days||Jagan (in Vendor Of Sweets)|||
|2006–2008||Preeti Illada Mele||Rajashekhara Hampapura|||
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- "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "The return of Malgudi Days". Rediff. rediff.com. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- Taniya, Talukdar. "Anant Nag and Lakshmi back together". The Times of India (8 May 2013). Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- "Anant Nag is back where he belongs". The Times of India. 4 September 2001. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
- Khajane, Muralidhara. "Anant Nag returns to small screen". The Hindu (10 July 2013). Retrieved 17 July 2015.
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- "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010-11 winners". The Times of India. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- Salam, Ziya Us. "Ankur (1974)". The Hindu. thehindu.com. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- Ganesh, Deepa (22 March 2017). "Riding on pyrotechnics". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Nishant (1975)". filmigeek.net. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015.
- "From Minchina Ota to The Plan". Deccan Chronicle. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
- "Anath Nag sings shayaris in 'Parapancha'". Sify.com. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- Nathan, Archana (29 October 2016). "Far from straightforward". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- Khajane, Muralidhara. "The film is not about Appaji". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Anant Nag on his career spanning 50 years". Gulf News. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "Women hold forte". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "I took up Gowdru Hotel because the story was very similar to my own life: Rachan Chandra". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "Anant Nag: Silver lining of Hottegagi Genu Battegagi". The New Indian Express. 24 May 2018. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "'Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale Kasargodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai' is ready to hit the silver screen". The Times of India. 13 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-20. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "Leading distributors bag Tamil, Telugu rights to KGF". The New Indian Express. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
- "It took nine months of coordination to get Ananth Nag and Suhasini together: Vijayalakshmi Singh". The Times of India. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "Anant Nag's cop portrayal leaves 'Kavalu Daari' set speechless". The New Indian Express. 26 October 2017. Archived from the original on 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
- "Over to the POLITICIAN". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "Ananth Nag returns to TV for Nagathihalli Chandrashekar". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 January 2018.