Manjula (Kannada actress)

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Manjula
Kannada actress Manjula.jpeg
Born(1954-11-08)8 November 1954
Died12 September 1986(1986-09-12) (aged 31)
Bangalore, India
OccupationFilm Actress
Years active1972–1986
Spouse(s)Amritham
Children1

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,[1] including a Filmfare Award.

Personal life[edit]

Manjula was born to M. H. Shivanna and Deveramma in Honnenahalli, a village in Tumkur District. [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.

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 actors including Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, 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).

Filmography[edit]

Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1966 Mane Katti Nodu Child actress
1967 Padhavidhara Child actress
1969 Eradu Mukha Child actress
1972 Yaara Sakshi
1973 Mooroovare Vajragalu Satyabhama
1974 Eradu Kanasu Lalitha
1974 Sampathige Savaal Durgi
1974 Bhakta Kumbara Manju
1974 Professor Huchuraya Geetha
1974 Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Padmavathi
1975 Devara Gudi Vasanthi
1975 Daari Tappida Maga Pushpa
1975 Thota Ramudu
1975 Pudhu Vellam
1975 Ninagagi Naanu
1975 Pooja Lalitha
1975 Mayura Premavati
1975 Nireekshe Vasumathi
1975 Hennu Samsarada Kannu
1976 Hudugatada Hudugi
1976 Baduku Bangaravayithu
1976 Besuge
1976 Chiranjeevi
1976 Bangarada Gudi
1976 Thulasi
1976 Kanasu Nanasu
1977 Deepa Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada
1977 Sri Renukadevi Mahatme
1977 Dhanalakshmi
1977 Bayasade Banda Bhagya
1977 Sose Tanda Soubhagya Geetha
1977 Thayigintha Devarilla
1977 Veera Sindhura Lakshmana
1977 Chanda Marutha
1977 Kittu Puttu Roopa
1977 Ganda Hendathi
1977 Kumkuma Rakshe
1977 Galate Samsara Janaki
1978 Halli Haida
1978 Muyyige Muyyi
1978 Anuraga Bandhana Special appearance
1978 Nanna Prayaschittha
1978 Sneha Sedu
1978 Vasantha Lakshmi Lakshmi
1978 Chithegu Chinte
1978 Bhale Huduga
1978 Madhura Sangama Sharada
1978 Singaporenalli Raja Kulla Tara
1979 Adalu Badalu Special appearance
1979 Seetharamu Seetha
1979 Pakka Kalla
1979 Putani Agent 123
1979 Savathiya Neralu
1979 Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu
1979 Mallige Sampige
1979 Ene Barali Preethi Irali
1980 Point Parimala
1980 Rama Parashurama
1980 Rama Lakshmana
1980 Moogana Sedu
1980 Haddina Kannu Bhagya
1980 Manjina There
1980 Usha Swayamvara
1980 Simha Jodi
1980 Manku Thimma
1980 Rusthum Jodi Special appearance
1980 Janma Janmada Anubandha
1980 Mithuna
1980 Pattanakke Banda Pathniyaru
1981 Nee Nanna Gellalare Nalini
1981 Premanubandha
1981 Avali Javali
1981 Simhada Mari Sainya Special appearance
1981 Guru Shishyaru
1981 Mareyada Haadu
1981 Snehitara Savaal
1981 Shikari
1982 Rudri
1982 Kempu Hori
1982 Chellida Raktha
1982 Mareyalagada Kathe
1982 Archana Special appearance
1982 Swarna Mahal Rahasya
1982 Guna Nodi Hennu Kodu
1982 Benki Chendu
1982 Mava Sose Saval
1982 Snehada Sankole
1982 Hasyaratna Ramakrishna
1982 Betthale Seve
1983 Hosa Theerpu
1983 Keralida Hennu
1983 Kranthiyogi Basavanna
1983 Ananda Sagara
1984 Onti Dhwani
1984 Kalinga Sarpa
1984 Enka Manka
1985 Savira Sullu
1985 Bhayankara Bhasmasura
1986 Aparadhi Nanalla

Tamil[edit]

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

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1974 Thota Ramudu Durga
1975 Pooja Lalitha

Death[edit]

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.

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