DR Thriller Manju
M. H. Manjunatha Kumar
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Stunt coordinator, Choreographer|
Thriller Manju (born M. H. Manjunatha Kumar) is an Indian film actor,martial artist, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, and choreographer known for his works predominantly in Kannada cinema, and a few Telugu and Tamil films. He ventured into film direction with the blockbuster Police Story trilogy in Kannada cinema.
Manju's 2010 Kannada film, Jayahe featured himself in the leading roles alongside actors Ayesha and Jai Akash. The film was later dubbed and released in Malayalam as Lady Bruce Lee (2011) and into Tamil as Vettai Puli (2013).
Kannada cinema, also known as Sandalwood or Chandanavana, is the segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Kannada language widely spoken in the state of Karnataka. The 1934 film Sati Sulochana directed by Y. V. Rao was the first talkie film in the Kannada language. It was also the first film starring Subbaiah Naidu and Tripuramba, and was the first motion picture screened in the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom. The film was produced by Chamanlal Doongaji, who in 1932 founded South India Movietone in Bangalore.
Upendra Rao,born 18th September 1967 known mononymously as Upendra, is an Indian filmmaker, actor and politician known for his work in Kannada cinema.
Pithamagan is a 2003 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by Bala. The film stars Vikram, Suriya, Sangeetha and Laila. Produced by V. A. Durai, the film has cinematography by Balasubramaniem, lyrics are by Vaali, Pazhani Bharathi and Na. Muthukumar, dance has been choreographed by Brindha, editing by Suresh Urs, fights by Stun Siva and art direction by A. C. Pillai. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Ilayaraaja. The film plot is based on Jayakanthan's Nandhavanathil Oru Andi, the story of an undertaker.
Shamshuddin Ibrahim, known professionally as Shaam, is an Indian actor and model who mainly appears Tamil and Telugu-language films. Starting his career as a professional model, he soon made his acting debut in the film 12B (2001). He further appeared in lead roles in critically successful films such as Lesa Lesa (2003), Iyarkai (2003), and Ullam Ketkumae (2005), which was also successful commercially. He garnered acclaim for his role in Kick (2009), which earned him the name Kick Shaam. Kick enabled Shaam to star in other successful films such as Race Gurram (2014). After a hiatus, he returned to Tamil cinema with 6 (2013) and Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai (2015), both of which released to positive reviews.
Ramanathan Sarathkumar is an Indian film actor, politician, journalist and former body builder and former president of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association. He has acted in more than 130 Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films.
Srikanth is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil film industry. He debuted in the romance film Roja Kootam (2002) and went on to star in more such films including April Maadhathil (2002), Manasellam (2003), Parthiban Kanavu (2003). He subsequently went on to portray action roles in Joot (2003), Bose (2004) and Drohi (2010). In the following years, his films failed to achieve commercial success, which led him to venture into the Telugu and Malayalam film industries. He is credited as Sriram in Telugu films. He also had a small role in K. Balachander's tele serial Jannal.
Puneeth Rajkumar, known professionally as Appu (born 17 March 1975), is an Indian film actor, playback singer, anchor and producer who works primarily in Kannada cinema. He has been a lead actor in 28 films; as a child, he appeared in many films. His performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. He also won Karnataka State Award Best Child artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Yeradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth's first lead role was in 2002's Appu.
Srinivasa Sarja, known professionally as Arjun, is an Indian actor, producer and director. Referred to by the media and his fans as "Action King" for his roles in action films, who works predominantly in Tamil film industry. He has also worked in Kannada and Telugu language films, while also performing in a few Malayalam and Hindi films. Arjun has acted in more than 150 movies, with most of them being lead roles. He is one of few South Indian actors to attract fan following from multiple states of India. He has directed 11 films and also produced and distributed a number of films.
Prakash Raj is an Indian actor, film director, producer, television presenter, activist, and politician. Known for his works in the South Indian film industry and Hindi-language films, he is recipient of several accolades, including five National Film Awards, six Nandi Awards, eight Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards South, four SIIMA Awards, three CineMAA Awards, and three Vijay Awards.
Nagaraju Shiva Puttaswamy, known by his screen name Shiva Rajkumar, is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter, best known for his work in Kannada cinema. He is the eldest son of actor Rajkumar. In a career spanning over three decades, Shiva has worked in over 120 films.
Nagulapati Srinivasa Chakravarthy, known professionally as J. D. Chakravarthy, is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, producer, composer, and singer known for his work in Telugu cinema, in addition to Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada films.
Priya Vasudev Mani Iyer, known professionally as Priyamani, is an Indian film actress and former model, who works predominantly in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam-language films. She is a recipient of National Film Award for Best Actress and three Filmfare Awards.
Pudipeddi Sai Kumar is an Indian film actor, dubbing artist and television presenter who works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada films. He has received two state Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards South for his work in Telugu and Kannada cinema.
Sathyam Babu Dixithulu, known by his stage name Sarath Babu, is an Indian film actor, known for his works in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. He has acted in more than 200 films, most of them in a supporting role. He has acted in more than 100 films in Tamil and 80 in Telugu, 20 in Kannada and a few in Malayalam and Hindi. He entered the film industry in 1973 through a Telugu film and later became popular through the Tamil film Nizhal Nijamagiradhu (1978), directed by K. Balachander. He has received eight state Nandi Awards.
Koduri Viswa Vijayendra Prasad is an Indian screenwriter and director known for his works in Telugu, and Hindi cinema. In 2011, he directed the Telugu Cinema Rajanna, which won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.
Police Story is a 1996 Kannada action film, directed by Thriller Manju, starring Sai Kumar as a super cop. The film was simultaneously dubbed into Telugu and Tamil under the same name and in Hindi as Agni IPS, emerged as a blockbuster, and remained a cult classic which lead to two sequels, Police Story 2 in 2007 and Police Story 3 in 2011.
Hema Chaudhary is an Indian film actress who has predominantly acted in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. Starting her career as a lead actress in the Telugu film Pelli Kani Pelli in 1976, she switched over to supporting roles in the 1980s.
Vinod Kumar is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam cinema. His debut film in Kannada was Thavaru Mane in 1985, produced by A. L. Abbaiah Naidu, and in Tollywood, Mouna Poratam (1989), produced by Ramoji Rao, and he has done more films in the Telugu film industry and has been a part of south film industry for more than 30 years, and his best films are: MounaPoratam (1989), Mamagaaru (1991), Karthavyam (1991), Bharat Bandh (1991) etc. He has been awarded the Nandi Award. He has done more than 150 films and 100 films as a hero in all south regional languages.
Siva Kumar, also known as Stun Siva is an Indian fight master and action choreographer in the Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu and French-language film industries of India. He started his career as an extra fighter and assistant to stunt masters including Kanal Kannan and Rambo Rajkumar, later he became as a stunt master and actor. Stunt masters including Anal Arasu, K. Ganesh Kumar, and Anbariv have worked as fighters and assistants to him. In 2014, he announced that he will be making his directorial debut with Karathe Karan, which is a remake of the 1984 film The Karate Kid. His son Kevin Kumar made his debut as stunt coordinator with Adanga Maru.
Arjun Sarja is an Indian actor, producer and director who works predominantly in Tamil. Also a well known actor in and Telugu films. He debuted as a child actor in the film Simhada Mari Sainya in the year 1981. As of 2017, Sarja had acted in more than 150 movies with Nibunan being his 150th. He has directed 11 films and also produced and distributed a number of films. After starring in numerous Kannada films with minor roles, he starred in his first movie as an independent actor in Male Bantu Male. In 1984, Sarja made his Tamil Debut in Rama Narayanan's film Nandri.