|Born||4 July 1973
Mayasandra, Turvekere, Tumkur, Karnataka
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Anasooya Komal Kumar|
Komal Kumar (Kannada: ಕೋಮಲ್ ಕುಮಾರ್; born 4 July) is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for comedic roles. He is also a film producer and distributor. Komal made his cinema debut in the year 1992 as a second hero for the movie called Super nan Maga produced by his brother in law N. Srinivas. Since his debut Komal has acted in over 100 films as a comedy actor and eventually as a lead actor in the film called Chamkaisi chindi Udaisi. He is the younger brother of actor Jaggesh, with whom he has frequently collaborated professionally.
Komal has won State award for his role as a supporting actor in the film Thavarige Baa Thangi in 2003. He has also won the South Filmfare Award for his performance in the Vishnuvardhan starrer Neenello Naanalle in 2006.
Early life and family
Komal completed his studies in Ooty. His brother Jaggesh is an established Kannada actor.H e debut as s full fledged hero in the year 1994 for the movie called Military Mawa under his original name Chiranjeevi. Jaggesh also did a supporting role in spite of which the movie flopped in the box office. After which he started doing small roles in his brother Jaggesh and his brother in law N. Srinivas movies such as Shivanna, Khiladi and Jipuna Nan Ganda and eventually a lead actor. His nephews Gururaj and Yethiraj are also actors. His wife Anasooya Komal Kumar is a producer who has produced the film Kal Manja. The couple released the film under their home banner "Soundarya Lahari Combines". His brother-in-law N. Srinivas supervised as a production designer.
Komal made his debut as the hero in Mr. Garagasa in 2008. However he got a break as a lead actor in the 2009 released Chamkayisi Chindi Udaisi produced by his brother in law and his wife. Since then he acted as a solo hero in films such as Maryada Ramanna and Kal Manja. He has acted with many leading stars such as Vishnuvardhan, Darshan, Jaggesh, Upendra, Ramesh Aravind, Shivrajkumar, Sudeep, Ganesh and others.
Some of Komal's notable works are:-
|2001||Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu|
|2003||Thavarige Baa Thangi||Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2003||Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu|
|2005||Seven O' Clock|
|2005||Thandege Takka Maga|
|2006||Neenello Naanalle||Winner, South Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor|
|2006||Thandege Thakka Maga|
|2008||Satya in Love|
|2008||Mast Maja Maadi||Remake of Dhamaal and opening comedy sequences from Golmaal: Fun Unlimited|
|2008||Mr. Garagasa||Remake of Le Dîner de Cons which was already remade as Bheja Fry|
|2009||Chamkaysi Chindi Udaysi||Based on Dhol , Phir Hera Pheri and Deewane Huye Paagal|
|2009||Mooru guttu ondu sullu ondu nija|
|2010||Appu And Pappu|
|2010||Lift Kodla||Remake of Mee Sreyobhilashi|
|2010||Vaare Vah||Remake of Marathi movie Aga Bai Arrecha! which itself was based on What Women Want|
|2011||Maryade Ramanna||Remake of Maryada Ramanna which itself was based on Our Hospitality|
|2011||Kal Manja||Remake of Chathikkatha Chanthu|
|2012||Govindaya Namaha||Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|2012||Nandeesha||Remake of Thilakkam|
|2013||CID Eesha||Remake of C.I.D. Moosa|
|2013||Veera||Based on My Wife Is a Gangster|
|2013||Radhan Ganda||Based on Makeup Man and My Wife Is an Actress |
|2013||Pyarge Aagbittaite||Remake of Marathi movie Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai|
|2014||Karodpathi||Similar to storyline of 1996 Brazilian film Segredos em Familia which was also used in two more Kannada movies Director's Special and Dasavala|
|2014||Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani||Tamil film|
|2014||Namo Boothatma||Remake of Yaamirukka Bayamey which itself was based on Korean movie The Quiet Family|
|2015||Goa||Remake of Tamil film Goa (2010)|
|2016||Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna||Remake of Geethanjali |
- "Chamkaisi Chindi Udaisi (2009)".