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Anant Nag

 

Anant Nag Bio :

Born: 4 September 1948
Age : 70 years
Birthplace : Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai
Height: 1.8 m
Spouse: Gayathri Iyer (m. 1987)
TV shows: Malgudi Days

Anant Nag or Anant Nagarkatte is an actor, theatre personality and a politician. He hails from Bombay (Now Mumbai) and born on 4th September 1948 in Bombay and brought up in this city. He works primarily in South Indian films along with Marathi and other regional cinema. Hails from Konkani family, he did his schooling from Catholic School Udupi and later went to Ananda Ashrama based in South Karnataka and later in Chitrapur Math in North Karnataka in Mysore. He then returned to Bombay to complete his college and soon was got drawn to theatre movement/ He then acted in regional plays in languages like Marathi, Konkani and Kannada.

His career in acting started with theatres in Bombay. His first play was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu wherein he played the role of a Hindu Monk. It was a big hit, and his performance was applauded. In hsi initial days he played some mythological characters and was applauded for his performances. He worked with veteran directors like Girish Karnad and K. K. Suvarna. He also worked with Satyadev Dubey and Amol Palekar mostly playing for a number of politically relevant plays. He then got two movie offers Sankalpa and Ankur by Shyam Benegal. His first film was in Kannada in 1973.

Some of his movies in the seventies like Chandanada Gombe, Benkiya Bale, Naa Ninna Bidaalare, Ibbani Karagitu, Mududida Taavare Aralitu, Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba, and Amma were among the blockbusters and made him another household name in the late seventies. His comedy films include Ganeshana Maduve, Udbava, Gauri Ganesha, Undoohoda, Beladingala Baale, Konduhoda, Hasyaratna Ramakrishna, Dairya Lakshmi, and Yarigu Helbedi. This continued to the eighties and finally, when TV came, he also was seen in the small screen. He acted in Malgudi Days, which was directed by his younger brother.

Since he stayed in Mumbai, he has remained the part of the Socialist movement, but in the eighties, he joined Janatha Party and emerged as its star campaigner. In 1983, he also contested an election in Karnataka but lost against the veteran writer. In 1994, he won the elections for the Malleshwaram constituency and was in the ministry in the J. H. Patel’s cabinet. He remained active in Karnataka politics and had contested several elections in 2004 and still active in politics. He bagged several awards for his early movies getting best actor and other categories. Talking about his personal life, he is married and has one daughter.

 

Anant Nag Filmography :

Year Film Language Role
1973 Sankalpa Kannada Dr. Raju
1974 Ankur Dakhani Surya
1975 Devara Kannu Kannada Dr. Anand
Hamsageethe Kannada
Nishant Hindi
1976 Manthan Hindi Chandavarkar
Bayalu Daari Kannada
1977 Prema Lekhalu Telugu Madan
Kanneshwara Rama Kannada
Anuroopa Kannada
1978 Kudure Mukha Kannada
Maathu Tappada Maga Kannada
Bhumika: The Role Hindi
Sandharbha Kannada
Premayana Kannada
Madhura Sangama Kannada
Kondura
Anugraham Hindi
1979 Naa Ninna Bidalaare Kannada Krishna
Chandanada Gombe Kannada
Mutthu Ondu Mutthu Kannada
1980 Minchina Ota Kannada Anthony “Tony” D’Souza
Dhairya Lakshmi Kannada
Ondu Hennu Aaru Kannu Kannada
Narada Vijaya Kannada Narada / Vijay
Janma Janmada Anubandha Kannada Avinash / Girish Achari
Prema Jwala Kannada
Gehrayee Hindi Nandu
1981 Anupama Kannada Ananth
Mareyada Haadu Kannada
Jeevakke Jeeva Kannada
Mangalsutra Hindi Vijay
Shreeman Kannada
Kalyug Hindi Bharat Raj
1982 Andada Aramane Kannada
Baadada Hoo Kannada
Mullina Gulabi Kannada
Bara Kannada Sathish Chandra
Nanna Devaru Kannada
Hasyaratna Ramakrishna Kannada Tenali Ramakrishna
Bettale Seve Kannada
1983 Simhasana Kannada
Anveshane Kannada Shyam
Benkiya Bale Kannada Narasimha Murthy
Gayathri Maduve Kannada
Hosa Theerpu Kannada Himself
Kaamana Billu Kannada Chandra
Bhakta Prahlada Kannada Narada
Phaniyamma Kannada
Ibbani Karagithu Kannada
Mududida Tavare Aralithu Kannada Chandra
Chalisida Sagara Kannada
Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige Kannada
1984 Sukha Samsarakke Hanneradu Sootragalu Kannada
Premave Balina Belaku Kannada
Prema Sakshi Kannada
Ramapurada Ravana Kannada
Olave Baduku Kannada Also producer
Olavu Moodidaga Kannada
Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba Kannada Also producer
1985 Accident Kannada Dharmadhikari
Bidugadeya Bedi Kannada
Parameshi Prema Prasanga Kannada
Shwetha Gulabi Kannada
Haavu Eni Aata Kannada
Sedina Hakki Kannada
Shabdagalu Kannada
Hendthi Beku Hendthi Kannada
1986 Hosa Neeru Kannada Inspector Krishnaprasad
Nenapina Doni Kannada
Prema Jala Kannada
Aruna Raaga Kannada
Maneye Manthralaya Kannada
1987 Thayi Kannada
Huli Hebbuli Kannada
Agni Parva Kannada
Avasthe Kannada Krishnappa Gowda
Kurukshetra Kannada Surya
Athiratha Maharatha Kannada Chief Minister Vijaypratap
Daiva Shakti Kannada
Swathi Thirunal Malayalam Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
1988 Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara Kannada Inspector Mahesh
Ranadheera Kannada
Shanthi Nivasa Kannada
Varna Chakra Kannada
Sri Venkateshwara Mahime Kannada
Balondu Bhavageethe Kannada
Mutthaide Kannada
1989 Amaanusha Kannada
Hendthighelbedi Kannada Anand
Idu Saadhya Kannada Khyata / Karthik Kamplapur
Gagana Kannada
1990 Golmaal Radhakrishna Kannada Radhakrishna
Ramarajyadalli Rakshasaru Kannada
Swarna Samsara Kannada
Challenge Gopalakrishna Kannada Gopalakrishna
Udbhava Kannada
Abhimanyu Kannada
Mathe Haaditu Kogile Kannada
Anantha Prema Kannada Ananth
Ganeshana Maduve Kannada Ganesha
Ivalentha Hendthi Kannada
1991 Maneli Ili Beedili Huli Kannada
Golmal Radhakrishna Part 2 Kannada Radhakrishna
Roll Call Ramakrishna Kannada Ramakrishna
Gowri Ganesha Kannada Lambodara
Hosa Mane Aliya Kannada
Shanti Kranti Kannada Daddy
Nattukku Oru Nallavan Tamil Daddy
Nagini Kannada
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda Kannada Krishna
Raat Hindi Psychiatrist
Vajrayudha Kannada
Ondu Cinema Kathe Kannada
Shakti Yukti Kannada
Marana Mrudanga Kannada
Jhenkaara Kannada
1993 Rajakeeya Kannada Lawyer Siddartha
Aathanka Kannada Raghu
Mangalya Bandhana Kannada
Kadambari Kannada
Nishkarsha Kannada Police Commissioner of Bengaluru Subhash Kulkarni
1994 Thooguve Krishnana Kannada Babu
Yarigu Helbedi Kannada Govinda
Gangavva Gangamayi Kannada Raaghappa
1995 Beladingala Baale Kannada Revanth
Nilukada Nakshatra Kannada
1996 Samayakkondu Sullu Kannada
Thaali Pooje Kannada
Nirbandha Kannada Chief Minister of Karnataka
Jeevanadhi Kannada
Anuraga Spandana Kannada
1997 Ganesha I Love U Kannada Ganesha
1999 Vishwa Kannada Vijay
Naanenu Madlilla Kannada Ramachandra
2000 Preethse Kannada
Tiger Padmini Kannada
Krishna Leele Kannada
Chamundi Kannada
Yaarige Saluthe Sambala Kannada
Nan Hendthi Chennagidale Kannada
Swalpa Adjust Madkolli Kannada
Andhra Hendthi Kannada
2001 Mathadana Kannada
Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu Kannada
Asura Kannada
Aunty Preethse Kannada
Chithra Kannada
Amma Kannada
Neela Kannada
Chitte Kannada
Hello Narada Kannada
Maya Hindi
2002 Bhootayyana Makkalu Kannada
Manase O Manase Kannada
Manasella Neene Kannada
Naanu Naane Kannada
Hollywood Kannada Scientist K. D. Das
2003 Anahat Marathi King of Shravasthi
Ananda Kannada
Stumble English Anand Rao
Bangalore Bandh Kannada
Lankesh Patrike Kannada
Preethi Prema Pranaya Kannada Dr. Chandrashekar
Khushi Kannada Rajendra Prasad
Chigurida Kanasu Kannada B. Sundar Rao
Mouni Kannada Appanna Bhatta
2004 Sagari Kannada
Mellusire Savigana Kannada
Yuva Hindi Arjun’s father
Bidalaare Kannada
Pakkadamane Hudugi Kannada Vidyapathi
Santhosha Kannada
2005 Encounter Dayanayak Kannada Prakash Hegde
Nenapirali Kannada
Vishnu Sena Kannada Chief Minister of Karnataka
2006 Shree Kannada
Uppi Dada M.B.B.S. Kannada Dr. Ashok Kashyap
Neenello Naanalle Kannada
Ravi Shastri Kannada Narayana Dixit
Kallarali Hoovagi Kannada
Mungaru Male Kannada Colonel Subbayya
2007 Sajni Kannada Ananth Murthy
Nali Naliyutha Kannada
Ninade Nenapu Kannada
Snehanjali Kannada
Ganesha Kannada
Ee Bandhana Kannada Narayana Ullagaddi
2008 Gaalipata Kannada Kodandaram
Honganasu Kannada
Yuga Yugagale Sagali Kannada
Mr. Garagasa Kannada
Aramane Kannada Rajashekhara Aras
Super Jodi Kannada
Neene Neene Kannada
Taj Mahal Kannada
Arjun Kannada
Ganesha Matte Bandha Kannada Padmanabhacharya
Ganga Kaveri Kannada
2009 Nam Yajamanru Kannada
Baaji Kannada
Ghauttham Kannada
Chellidaru Sampigeya Kannada
Eshtu Naguthi Nagu Kannada
Cheluvina Chilipili Kannada
Huchchi Kannada
Mr. Garagasa Kannada Parthasarthy
2010 Crazy Kutumba Kannada Mallanagowda Patil
Premism Kannada
Mr. Theertha Kannada Narayana Shastri
Eradane Maduve Kannada Vishwanath
Olave Vismaya Kannada
Preethi Hungama Kannada
Pancharangi Kannada A wanderer
Ramegowda V/s Krishnaswamy Kannada Ramegowda
2011 Kalgejje Kannada
Take It Easy Kannada
Mathond Madhuvena Kannada
Bhramara Kannada
Paramathma Kannada Jayanth
Naanalla Kannada
Bete Kannada
Dhan Dhana Dhan Kannada
2012 Prarthane Kannada
Jeevana Jokealli Kannada
Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Kannada Mudde Gowda
Dashamukha Kannada Venkataraman
Breaking News Kannada Somashekhar
2013 Myna Kannada
Kaddipudi Kannada Sathya Murthy
Googly Kannada Sharath’s father
Sakkare Kannada Col Cariappa
Shravani Subramanya Kannada Seetharam
2014 Brahma Kannada Narayana Murthy
Manada Mareyalli Kannada Bhujanga Shetty
Athi Aparoopa Kannada Vishwanath
Gajakesari Kannada Matadhipathi
Jai Bajarang Bali Kannada
2015 Vaastu Prakaara Kannada Anantha Krishna
Mrugashira Kannada
Aatagara Kannada Retired judge
Mr. Airavata Kannada
Plus Kannada Jai
First Rank Raju Kannada Professor
The Plan Kannada
Prema Pallakki Kannada
2016 Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole Kannada Krishne Gowda
Parapancha Kannada Naalkane
U the End A Kannada
…Re Kannada
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu Kannada Venkob Rao
Jaggu Dada Kannada Satyanarayan
Santheyalli Nintha Kabira Kannada Kabir’s guru
Crazy Boy Kannada
Santhu Straight Forward Kannada Ananya’s grandfather
2017 Raajakumara Kannada Vishwa Joshi
Mar-22 Kannada Geologist
Mugulu Nage Kannada
Gowdru Hotel Kannada
2018 Hottegagi Genu Battegagi Kannada Shyam Prasad
Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai Kannada Anantha Padmanabha P.
Kavalu DaariFilm has yet to be released Kannada
YaanaFilm has yet to be released Kannada

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