Manjula (Kannada actress)

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Manjula
Born(1951-11-08)8 November 1951
Died12 September 1986(1986-09-12) (aged 34)
Bangalore, India
OccupationFilm Actress
Years active1972–1984
Spouse(s)Amritham
ChildrenAbhishek
Abhinaya

Manjula (Kannada: ಮಂಜುಳ) (8 November 1951 – 12 September 1986) was an Indian film actress who acted in Kannada language films and also few Tamil credited as Kumari Manjula and Telugu films. She was one of the most successful and prominent actresses of Kannada films in 1970s and 1980s. She acted in more than 100 films and won several awards for her performances,[1] including a Filmfare Award.

Personal life[edit]

Manjula was born to M. H. Shivanna and Deveramma on Monday, 8 November 1951 in Honnenahalli, a village in Tumkur District. She belonged to a prominent lingayat[2] family, her father Shivanna was a police sub inspector. She was married to film director Amrutham who worked with her in films such as Hudugaatada Hudugi and Kanasu Nanasu. The couple had a son, Abhishek, who married Sushma Srinivas, in 2009; and an adopted daughter, Abhinaya.

Career[edit]

Manjula started her acting career in 1965 with a drama troupe Prabhat Kalavidaru. She entered the Kannada film industry in a small role in Mane Katti Nodu in 1966. Her debut as a heroine was in the 1972 film Yaara Saakshi, directed by veteran director M. R. Vittal. She shared screen with Kannada super stars like Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan and other prominent actors like Srinath, Ashok and Shankar Nag. Her most successful pairing [1][vague] was with Srinath[3] and they acted together in about 35 films.[1] She starred in over one hundred films. She specialized in the role of the bossy tomboyish village belle which brought her huge success as a top Kannada heroine in the late 1970s. Some of her notable films are Sampathige Savaal, Eradu Kanasu, Sose Thanda Sowbhagya, Besuge and Seetharamu. She also acted with well known actors in other languages like Ramakrishna (Telugu), Kamalahasan and Rajinikanth (Tamil). Her popularity declined in the early 1980s after the news of her marriage was publicized. During the last few years of her career and life she had to be content with small and supporting roles.

Filmography[edit]

Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Hero Notes
1966 Mane Katti Nodu - Child actress
Debut film
1967 Padhavidhara - Child actress
1969 Eradu Mukha - Child actress
1972 Yaara Sakshi None Debut movie
1973 Mooroovare Vajragalu Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Eradu Kanasu Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Sampathige Saval Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Bhakta Kumbara Dr. Raj Kumar
1974 Professor Huchuraya Vishnuvardhan
1974 Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Dr. Raj Kumar
1975 Devara Gudi Rajesh
1975 Daari Tappida Maga Dr. Raj Kumar
1975 Thota Ramudu Chalam Telugu remake of Sampathige Savaal
1975 Pudhu Vellam Sivakumar Tamil remake of Sampathige Savaal
1975 Ninagagi Naanu Srinath, Lokesh
1975 Pooja Ramakrishna Telugu remake of Eradu Kanasu
1975 Mayura Dr. Raj Kumar
1975 Nireekshe Srinath
1975 Hennu Samsarada Kannu Srinath
1976 Hudugatada Hudugi Srinath
1976 Baduku Bangaravayithu Srinath
1976 Besuge Srinath
1976 Chiranjeevi Srinath
1976 Bangarada Gudi Vishnuvardhan
1976 Thulasi Srinath
1976 Kanasu Nanasu Srinath
1977 Deepa Ashok Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
1977 Sri Renukadevi Mahatme
1977 Dhanalakshmi Srinath
1977 Bayasade Banda Bhagya Vishnuvardhan
1977 Sose Tanda Soubhagya Vishnuvardhan First Cinema scope Movie in Kannada
1977 Thayigintha Devarilla None
1977 Veera Sindhura Lakshmana Basavraj Kattimani
1977 Chanda Marutha C. R. Sinha
1977 Kittu Puttu Vishnuvardhan
1977 Ganda Hendathi Srinath
1977 Kumkuma Rakshe Ashok, Rajinikanth
1977 Galate Samsara Vishnuvardhan, Dwarkish
1978 Halli Haida Srinath
1978 Muyyige Muyyi Srinath
1978 Anuraga Bandhana Basant Kumar Patil Special appearance
1978 Nanna Prayaschittha Vishnuvardhan
1978 Sneha Sedu Vishnuvardhan
1978 Vasantha Lakshmi Vishnuvardhan
1978 Chithegu Chinte C R Simha
1978 Bhale Huduga Vishnuvardhan
1978 Madhura Sangama Srinath
1978 Singaporenalli Raja Kulla Vishnuvardhan First Kannada film shot abroad
1979 Adalu Badalu Srinath Special appearance
1979 Seetharamu Shankar Nag Shankar Nag's first film as commercial hero
1979 Pakka Kalla Srinath
1979 Putani Agent 123 Srinath
1979 Savathiya Neralu Srinath
1979 Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu Shankar Nag
1979 Mallige Sampige Ashok
1979 Ene Barali Preethi Irali P. N. Srinivas
1980 Point Parimala Srinath
1980 Rama Parashurama Vishnuvardhan
1980 Rama Lakshmana Ashok
1980 Moogana Sedu Shankar Nag
1980 Haddina Kannu Srinath
1980 Manjina There Srinath
1980 Usha Swayamvara Srinath
1980 Simha Jodi Vishnuvardhan
1980 Manku Thimma Dwarkish
1980 Rusthum Jodi Shankar Nag Special appearance
1980 Janma Janmada Anubandha Shankar Nag
1980 Mithuna Arakesari
1980 Pattanakke Banda Pathniyaru Srinath
1981 Nee Nanna Gellalare Dr. Raj Kumar
1981 Premanubandha Srinath
1981 Avali Javali Srinath
1981 Simhada Mari Sainya None Special appearance
1981 Guru Shishyaru Vishnuvardhan
1981 Mareyada Haadu Anant Nag
1981 Snehitara Savaal Vishnuvardhan
1981 Shikari Srinath
1982 Rudri Srinath
1982 Kempu Hori Ashok
1982 Chellida Raktha Ashok
1982 Mareyalagada Kathe Jai Jagdish
1982 Archana Shankar Nag Special appearance
1982 Swarna Mahal Rahasya Srinath
1982 Guna Nodi Hennu Kodu Srinath
1982 Benki Chendu Shankar Nag
1982 Mava Sose Saval Dwarkish
1982 Snehada Sankole Srinath
1982 Hasyaratna Ramakrishna Anant Nag Supporting role
1982 Betthale Seve Lokesh
1983 Hosa Theerpu None Supporting role
1983 Keralida Hennu Shankar Nag Supporting role
1983 Kranthiyogi Basavanna Ashok
1983 Ananda Sagara None Supporting role
1984 Onti Dhwani None Supporting role
1984 Kalinga Sarpa Shankar Nag
1984 Enka Manka Srinath
1985 Savira Sullu C.R. Simha Supporting role
1985 Bhayankara Bhasmasura None
1986 Aparadhi Nanalla None Last movie

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1975 Puthu Vellam
1975 Maalai Sooda Vaa
1975 Edupparkai Pillai
1980 Kaalam Badhil Sollum
1981 Bala Nagamma

Death[edit]

Manjula suffered from weight related problems during the early 1980s, while she was at the top, and that ended her career as a romantic actress. She had a hurried marriage with Amritam in 1982. When news leaked out, film offers dried up and she had financial difficulties. She died from a kitchen stove-burst on 12 September 1986.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Sources

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c "Manjula's Profile". Chitraranga.com. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  2. ^ Patil, S.H. (2002). Community dominance and political modernisation: the Lingayats. Mittal Publications. p. 50. ISBN 81-7099-867-0.
  3. ^ B. V. Shiva Shankar (30 March 2007). "Made for each other". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Kumari Manjula [Kannada Manjula]". Antrukandamugam.wordpress.com. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2019.