Udaykumar

Udaya KumarUdayakumarUday Kumar
Uday Kumar, along with Kalyan Kumar and Rajkumar, were called the "Kumara Thrayaru" of the Kannada cinema. He authored many dramas and books. He differed with various other actors in character and personality. His son Vikram Udaykumar (Vishva Vijetha) also an actor acted in around 45 films and several Kannada serials. Udayakumar debuted as an actor in the 1956 film Bhagyodaya. He acted in many films in 60s. "Kalakesari", "Natasamrat", "Pavanasutha" Udaykumar was a popular South Indian film artist of yesteryear. "Gandugali" Udaykumar has acted in 193 feature films which includes 171 in Kannada, 15 in Telugu, 6 in Tamil and one in Hindi.

K. S. Ashwath

K S AshwathK.S. AshwathDr. K S Ashwath
Bhoodaana (1962). Gaali Gopura (1962). Rathna Manjari (1962). Nagarjuna (1961). Kaiwara Mahathme (1961). Kitturu Chennamma (1961). Bhakta Kanakadasa (1960). Dashavathara (1960). Ranadheera Kanteerava (1960). Shivalinga Sakshi (1960). Mahishasura Mardini (1959). Jagajyothi Basveshwara (1959). Manege Banda Mahalakshmi (1959). Anna Thangi (1958). Bhookailasa (1958). Prabhulinga Leele (1957). Chinthamani (1957). Kokilavani (1956). Kacha Devayani (1956). Sthree Rathna (1955). Shivasharane Nambiyakka (1955).

Cinema of India

IndianIndian cinemaIndian film
Rajkumar was the legendary actor along with Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Anant Nag, Shankar Nag, Prabhakar, Udaya Kumar, Kalyan Kumar, Gangadhar, Ravichandran, Shivarajkumar, Shashikumar, Ramesh Arvind, Devaraj, Jaggesh, Saikumar, Vinodraj, Charanraj, Ramkumar, Sudeep, Darshan, Puneeth Rajkumar, Yash, Leelavathi, Kalpana, Bharathi, Jayanthi, Pandari Bai, Aarathi, Jaimala, Tara, Umashri and Ramya. Kannada Directors include H. L. N. Simha, R. Nagendra Rao, B. R. Panthulu, M. S. Sathyu, Puttanna Kanagal, G. V. Iyer, Karnad, T. S. Nagabharana Siddalingaiah, B. V. Karanth, A K Pattabhi, T. V. Singh Thakur, Y. R. Swamy, M. R. Vittal, Sundar Rao Nadkarni, P. S. Moorthy, S. K. A.

Kannada

Kannada languageCanareseKannada-language
Kannada (, ; also known as Kanarese) is an Indian Dravidian language spoken predominantly by people of Karnataka in southwestern India, and by significant linguistic minorities in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and abroad. The language has roughly 44 million native speakers, who are called Kannadigas. Kannada is also spoken as a second and third language by over 12.6 million non-Kannada speakers in Karnataka, which adds up to 56 million speakers. It is one of the scheduled languages of India and the official and administrative language of the state of Karnataka.

Rajkumar filmography

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Dr Rajkumar acted in 210 Kannada movies between 1954-2000. His movies have enjoyed success rate in excess of 90%, excluding re-releases of old-movies. Having experience from his drama works, he excelled in mythological and historical movies. However, since 1960's he was found increasingly working in action and social-theme based movies. Rajkumar has sung approximately 300 songs in movies and excess of 400 devotional (non-film) songs. This is partial list of movie songs. Rajkumar's movie clippings and functions videos are used in many films. Rajkumar and Parvathamma Rajkumar blessing Shivarajkumar as Jogi in 2005 is memorised by audiences. §. First women music director in Kannada movie. †.

Rajinikanth

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He then co-starred with N. T. Rama Rao in Tiger. Upon completion of Tiger, Rajinikanth had acted in 50 films over a period of four years, and in four languages. Some other popular films released during this period are the youthful entertainer Ninaithale Inikkum, the Tamil–Kannada bilingual Priya, the Telugu film Amma Evarikkaina Amma and the melodrama Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai. Priya, based on a detective novel by Sujatha Rangarajan, had the distinction of being the first film of Rajinikanth to be shot mostly outside India, mainly in Southeast Asia.

G. V. Iyer

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Ranadheera Kanteerava (1960). Kantheredu Nodu (1961). Vamsha Vriksha (1971). Hemavathi (1977). 1983: National Film Award. Best Film: Adi Shankaracharya. Best Screenplay: Adi Shankaracharya. 1993: National Film Award. Best Film: Bhagavad Gita. 1993: Bhagavad Gita – nominated for Best Film at the Bogotá Film Festival in Golden Precolumbian Circle.

P. B. Sreenivas

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He was instrumental in shaping the Kannada identity like Dr.Rajkumar and other actors such as Srinath, Vishnuvardhan, Gangadhar, Kalyan Kumar and Uday Kumar. Dr.P.B.S has sung for many artistes apart from Dr.Rajkumar in Kannada. Noted among them include Kalyan Kumar, Udaykumar, Rajesh, Srinath, Gangadhar, R.N.Sudarshan, Vishnuvardhan, Ranga, K.S.Aswath, Narasimharaju, Balakrishna, Shivaram, Ashok, Jaijagadish, Ramgopal, Sampath, Shankarnag, Rajashankar, Eshwarappa, Panthulu, Ramesh, Dwarakish, Suresh Heblikar, Seetharam, Arunkumar (Gururajulu Naidu), Vasudeva Girimaji, Rathnakar, Kanagal Prabhakar Shastry and many more. Sreenivas was also a poet.

Balakrishna (Kannada actor)

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He appeared in over a hundred Kannada films playing mostly comic roles, that starred Rajkumar in lead roles. In order to make the Kannada film industry self-reliant and save money for the producers, he started the studio, investing all of his money and property. He built the Abhiman studio in Kengeri, Bangalore on a 20-acre plot in 1963, but faced difficulties initially. When no Kannada films were being made, he got together with other actors like Rajkumar and G. V. Iyer and produced the film Ranadheera Kanteerava. He even raised money from the public at ₹1 per person to build the studio. The studio was a failure, and Balanna died in penury.

Kannada cinema

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Matinee idol, Rajkumar entered Kannada cinema after his long stint as a dramatist with Gubbi Veeranna's Gubbi Drama Company, which he joined at the age of eight, before he got his first break as a lead in the 1954 film Bedara Kannappa. He went on to essay a variety of roles and excelling in portraying mythological and historical characters in films such as Bhakta Kanakadasa (1960), Ranadheera Kanteerava (1960), Satya Harishchandra (1965), Immadi Pulikeshi (1967), Sri Krishnadevaraya (1970), Bhakta Kumbara (1974), Mayura (1975), Babruvahana (1977) and Bhakta Prahlada (1983). His wife Parvathamma Rajkumar founded Film production and distribution company, Vajreshwari Combines.

Presidencies and provinces of British India

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The Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in India. Collectively, they were called British India. In one form or another, they existed between 1612 and 1947, conventionally divided into three historical periods:

List of Kannada films of 1962

1962Kannada films of 1962
The following is a list of films produced in the Kannada film industry in India in 1962, presented in alphabetical order.

Aarathi

Aarathi (Kannada actress)Arthi
While she was well-known for the strong female-centric dramas, she proved her mettle in glamorous roles and breezy entertainers as well - Sipayi Ramu, Muyyige Muyyi, Hanthakana Sanchu, Kuduremukha, and Pedda Gedda to name a few. Aarathi has worked opposite all the leading actors of her time - Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Srinath, Ananth Nag, Shankar Nag, Ashok, Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and Gangadhar.

Shivaram

S. Shivaram
Swamy, Geethapriya, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and Puttanna Kanagal. After his stint as the assistant director from 1958 through 1965, he got his acting break in supporting role in Seetharama Shastry's Beretha Jeeva starring Kalyan Kumar. From then on, he acted with almost all the directors of the 1970s and 1980s through 2000s. Some of his most memorable performances as a character actor include Sharapanjara, Naagarahaavu, Shubhamangala; all of which are directed by Puttanna Kanagal. His comic roles were appreciated in many films such as Chalisuva Modagalu, Shravana Banthu, Haalu Jenu, Hombisilu, Hosa Belaku, Guru Shishyaru, Simhada Mari Sainya, Makkala Sainya to name a few.

Narasimharaju (Kannada actor)

NarasimharajuT. R. NarasimharajuNarasimha Raju
He was the busiest actor in the Kannada film industry, even actors like Rajkumar used to wait for his callsheet, and used to adjust to his dates. However, despite his iconic status among Kannadigas, it is ironic that he was not awarded even once either by the state or the central governments. A comedian by profession, Narasimharaju was a family man and knew what he had to do for his family. Narasimharaju intelligently invested his earnings into building houses in the then Madras city and Bangalore. In fact, he was the first Kannada actor to own a house in Madras, even before the matinee idol Rajkumar. * University of Pennsylvania Search string: narasimha raju *

Filmfare Awards South

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Filmfare Awards South is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the South Indian film industry. The Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada actors perform their talents on the stage. They were introduced in 1954, around the films released in 1953 and Filmfare Awards initially recognizing the Hindi film industries. In 1964 awards were extended to Best Picture in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi, around the films released in 1963. The inclusion of Malayalam cinema in the awards came in 1967 while Kannada cinema was recognized in 1970.

Bangalore

BengaluruBangalore, IndiaBangalore, Karnataka
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third-most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. It is located in southern India, on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 3000 ft above sea level, which is the highest among India's major cities. Its multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and cosmopolitan character is reflected by its more than 1000 Hindu temples, 400 mosques, 100 churches, 40 Jain Basadis, three Sikh gurdwaras, two Buddhist viharas and one Parsi fire temple located in an area of 741 km² of the metropolis.

B. Saroja Devi

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In 1964, she and Kalyan Kumar acted in the first full-fledged Kannada colour movie Amarashilpi Jakanachaari. Saroja Devi also achieved success in Telugu films, starring opposite N. T. Rama Rao in Seetarama Kalyanam (1961), Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (1961) and Daagudu Moothalu (1964). Amara Shilpi Jakkanna (1964, remake of Kannada film) and Rahasyam, her film Pelli Kaanuka (1960) with Akkineni Nageswara Rao, were also successful. The first Telugu film featured dubbing; wherein, Krishna Kumari dubbed her voice in Panduranga Mahatyam (1957). But in the subsequent years, Saroja Devi learnt Telugu language.

R. Muthuraman

Muthuraman
Radhakrishnan Devar Muthuraman popularly known as '''R. Muthuraman''' (4 July 1929 – 1981) was an Indian film actor who predominantly appeared in Tamil language films. He was a leading actor during the 1960s and 1970s and was fondly called as Navarasa Thilagam. He had paired with all the leading heroines of his time and acted in over a hundred films. Muthuraman's son Karthik is also a popular Tamil actor and politician, and his grandson Gautham Karthik is also an actor who made his debut in Kadal (2013).

Katha Sangama

same name
Kalyan Kumar. Leelavathi. Karnataka State Film Awards 1975–76. Fourth Best Film. Best Actress – Aarathi. Best Supporting Actor – Master Umesh. The film was Rajinikanth's first in Kannada and his second overall. Director Bharathiraja was one of the assistant directors of Puttanna Kanagal in this movie, he later became a great director in Tamil. He gave Rajini a very similar kind of role in 16 Vayathinile. The third part of this movie was later remade in Tamil as Kai Kodukkum Kai, by J. Mahendran, with Rajinikanth in the lead role and Revathi playing the blind girl.

Rajasree

RajasriRajashree
She is particularly famous for her portrayal as princess in several folklore Telugu movies opposite N. T. Rama Rao and Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao and for acting alongside Ravichandran in the Tamil comedy films – Neeyum Naanum, Kadhalikka Neram Illai and Delhi Mappilai. Notable among Rajasri's roles in non-folklore social films in Tamil are as Nimmi in Tamil hit comedy film Kaadhalikka Neramillai, remade as Preminchi Choodu in Telugu, as movie star Bhama in Tamil film Bama Vijayam. She was credited as Gracy in the Malayalam movies she starred in her career since her debut film Bharya (1962) directed by Kunchakko.

List of people from Karnataka

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Kalyan Kumar. Kashinath. Keerthiraj. Kunigal Nagabhushan. Lakshmi Chandrashekar. Lakshmi Rai. Leelavathi. Leena Chandavarkar. Lokesh. M. S. Sathyu. Madhuri Itagi. Mandeep Roy. Manjula. Master Hirannaiah. Master Manjunath. Michael Madhu. Milind Gadagkar. Mohan. Mysore Lokesh. Nagathihalli Chandrashekar. Narasimharaju. Negro Johnny. Nidhi Subbaiah. Nirmala Chennappa. Nishan K. P. Nanaiah. Padma Vasanthi. Padmaja Rao. Pandari Bai. Pattabhirama Reddy, settler. Pooja Lokesh. Pradeep Uppoor. Prakash Rai. Prabhu Deva, settler. Pramila Joshai. Prathap. Prema. Puneeth Rajkumar. Puttana Kanagal. Radhika Pandit. Raghavendra Rajkumar. Rajanikanth. Rajesh Krishnan, settler. Rajkumar.

B. Saroja Devi filmography

This is filmography of B. Saroja Devi, who has acted in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi films. She has around 180 films to her credit.

List of Kannada films of 1970

1970Kannada films of 1970Anireekshitha
The following is a list of films produced in the Kannada film industry in India in 1970, presented in alphabetical order.

List of Kannada films of 1984

1984Kannada films of 1984Aaradhane
The following is a list of films produced in the Kannada film industry in India in 1984, presented in alphabetical order.