Manjula (Kannada actress)
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|Died||12 September 1986 (aged 31)|
Manjula (Kannada: ಮಂಜುಳ) (8 November 1954 – 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, including a Filmfare Award.
Manjula was born to M. H. Shivanna and Deveramma in Honnenahalli, a village in Tumkur District.  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.
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 actors including Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Srinath, Ashok and Shankar Nag. Her most successful pairing[vague] was with Srinath and they acted together in about 35 films.
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).
Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam
|1966||Mane Katti Nodu||Child actress|
|1969||Eradu Mukha||Child actress|
|1974||Sri Srinivasa Kalyana||Padmavathi|
|1975||Daari Tappida Maga||Pushpa|
|1975||Hennu Samsarada Kannu|
|1977||Deepa||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada|
|1977||Sri Renukadevi Mahatme|
|1977||Bayasade Banda Bhagya|
|1977||Sose Tanda Soubhagya||Geetha|
|1977||Veera Sindhura Lakshmana|
|1978||Anuraga Bandhana||Special appearance|
|1978||Singaporenalli Raja Kulla||Tara|
|1979||Adalu Badalu||Special appearance|
|1979||Putani Agent 123|
|1979||Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu|
|1979||Ene Barali Preethi Irali|
|1980||Rusthum Jodi||Special appearance|
|1980||Janma Janmada Anubandha|
|1980||Pattanakke Banda Pathniyaru|
|1981||Nee Nanna Gellalare||Nalini|
|1981||Simhada Mari Sainya||Special appearance|
|1982||Swarna Mahal Rahasya|
|1982||Guna Nodi Hennu Kodu|
|1982||Mava Sose Saval|
|1975||Maalai Sooda Vaa|
|1980||Kaalam Badhil Sollum|
She died from a kitchen stove-burst on 12 September 1986.
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