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Komal Kumar
Born 4 July 1973
Mayasandra Village, Turuvekere taluk, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Residence Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Producer
Years active 2000 - Present
Spouse(s) Anasooya Komal Kumar
Relatives Jaggesh (Brother)
Gururaj Jaggesh (Nephew)
Yathiraj Jaggesh (Nephew)

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.[1] 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[edit]

Komal completed his studies in Ooty. His brother Jaggesh is an established Kannada actor.He 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".[2] 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, Puneeth Rajkumar, Darshan, Jaggesh, Upendra, Ramesh Aravind, Shivrajkumar, Sudeep, Ganesh and others.

His 2012 film Govindaya Namaha has been declared a blockbuster catapulting him to the stardom status. The song "Pyarge Aagbittaite" featuring Parul Yadav and himself went viral on the internet.

Notable filmography[edit]

Some of Komal's notable works are:-

Year Film Notes
2000 Khiladi
2001 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu
2002 Ninagoskara
2003 Thavarige Baa Thangi Winner, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2003 Make Up
2003 Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu
2005 Gowramma
2005 Seven O' Clock
2005 Love Story
2005 Thandege Takka Maga
2006 Neenello Naanalle Winner, South Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actor
2006 Mohini 9886788888
2006 Chellata
2006 Odahuttidavalu
2006 Student
2006 Thandege Thakka Maga
2006 Tenali Rama
2006 Aishwarya
2006 Honeymoon Express
2006 Dattha
2006 Sevanthi Sevanthi
2007 Manmatha
2007 Govinda Gopala
2007 Hudugaata
2007 Tamashegaagi
2007 Sathyavan Savithri
2007 Cheluvina Chittara
2007 Arasu
2008 Akasha Gange
2008 Satya in Love
2008 Vamshi
2008 Mast Maja Maadi Remake of Dhamaal and opening comedy sequences from Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
2008 Meravanige
2008 Mr. Garagasa Debut as a Lead, Remake of Le Dîner de Cons which was already remade as Bheja Fry
2008 Shivani
2008 Sangama
2009 Parichaya
2009 Male Bille
2009 Chamkaysi Chindi Udaysi Based on Dhol , Phir Hera Pheri and Deewane Huye Paagal
2009 Jaaji Mallige
2009 Rajani
2009 Mooru guttu ondu sullu ondu nija
2010 Aithalakkadi
2010 Appu And Pappu
2010 Nannavanu
2010 Tipparalli Tharlegalu
2010 Lift Kodla Remake of Mee Sreyobhilashi
2010 Aptha Rakshaka
2010 Yaksha
2010 Vaare Vah Remake of Marathi movie Aga Bai Arrecha! which itself was based on What Women Want[3]
2011 Maryade Ramanna Remake of Maryada Ramanna which itself was based on Our Hospitality
2011 Sihi Muttu
2011 Kal Manja Remake of Chathikkatha Chanthu
2012 Govindaya Namaha Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
2012 Nandeesha Remake of Thilakkam
2013 Lakshmi
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 [3]
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[4]
2014 Pungidasa
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)
2015 Lodde
2016 Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna Remake of Geethanjali [5]
2016 Deal Raja


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