Sunday, November 6, 2011

ANANT NAG

Anant Nag was born at  Norther Karnataka in a Saaraswat Brahmin family on Sept 4 1948.His parents were Sadanand Nagarkatte and Anandi.His mother tongue is Konkani.After primary education in the home  town he was shifted to Mumbai where he had his higher studies.Due to his flair for acting he got involved with Marathi theatre.
He got entry in to films through Shyam Benegal film 'Ankur' of 1973.It was the first feature film directed by Shyam Benegal. The gifted director and writer  Shyam Benegal was highly acclaimed for his first film itself  which was shot artistically fabulous.It was the debut film of Shyam Benegal,Anant Nag and heroine Shabana Azmi.The role 'Surya' of Anant Nag and 'Lakshmi' of Shabana Azmi was noted by well wishers of better cinema all over the world.The film was released all over India and Anant Nag was popularized with that single film itself because of his ease in acting realistically.Shyam Benegal utilized this talented actor there after for most of his other films.Ankur was awarded the second Best Feature film of 1975.
Anant Nag got entry in to Kannada films by G.V.Iyer film 'Hamsageetha'.In the debut film in Kannada he got much appreciation.Irrespective of the language he is highly acclaimed for his versatile acting abilities to handle any type of roles with perfection.In addition to Kannada he could act in Marathi,Hindi,Tamil,Telugu and Malayalam films.He can speak several languages fluently.
Even though much praised for his appearance in parallel cinema  he proved that he can easily handle humor roles also.During 1970-80's there were so many hits of commercial films of Anant Nag in Kannada.His sense of humor is scintillating and the audience loves his presentation of characters very much that most of his films were successful.He is famous as an actor without failures.
Later he confined with supporting roles and character roles.His recent film 'Eredane maduve' with Suhasini is also a super hit.He is one of the most respected personalities and actor.
He has earned much reputation as a Political leader in Karnataka and became State Minister also.This highly acclaimed actor and Political leader but behaves
Politely and lovingly to all.
Shyam Benegal films earned wide popularity for him.'Kondura' is a Marathi Novel which  Shyam Benegal   made some changes and a film made in Telugu titled 'Anugraham'
with Smitha Patil,Anant Nag,Amrish Puri etc.He made it in Hindi also but was not released.His 1977 film 'Bhoomika' again filmed with Smitha Patil won her National award as best actress.In the film Anant Nag,Nasruddin shah,Amrish Puri etc were other actors.In the film 'Manthan' Smitha Patil,Anant Nag,Girish Karnad,Nasruddin  Shah,Amrish Puri were actors and Anant Nag handled the character role as 'Chandra Varker'.
National film award for best feature film in Hindi for 1977 was Shyam Benegal's 'Nishant' Shabana Azmi,Smitha Patil,Nasruddin Shah acted in this film which dealt the theme sex exploitation of women.Anant Nag's role was 'Anjaiya' which was highly acclaimed.'Kaliyug' was another film of Shyam Benegal in which Shashi Kapoor,Rekha,Raj Babbar etc were actors Anant Nag handled the character role as 'Baratraj' who is the brother of 'Dharamraj' which is handled by Raj Babbar.
His ability to portray the depth and dimension of a character is much appreciated.
So  the role of 'Swathi Thirunal Maharajah' was given to him  by director/writer 'Lenin Rajendran'  for his 1987 Malayalam film 'Swathi Thirunal'.
Selected Filmography
Janma Janmada Anubandha
Gagana
Hamsageetha
Naa Ninna Bidalaare
Benkiya Bale
Ganeshana Maduve
Challenge Gopalakrishna
Avastha
Accident
Baladingale Baale
Ranadheera
Gowri Ganesha
Minchina Ota
Matadana
Ganesha Subrahmanya
Mungaru Male
Galipata
Narada Vijai
Shanti Nivasa
Daiva Shakti
Aruna Raaga
Nishkarsha
Aramane
Sajni
Anupama
Ganesha I Love U
Brahma Vishnu Maheswara
Hose Mane Aliya
Kudure Mukha
Anuroopa
Pancharangi
Eradana Maduve
Golmal Radhakrishna
Hollywood
Paramathma
Neenello Naanalle
Tamil
Nattukku Oru Nallavan
Marathi
Anahaat
Telugu
Anugraham
Shanti-Kranti
Ratri Balu ABCDEFG
Shantharavam
Premalehalu

Malayalam
Swathi Thirunal
Hindi
Yuva
Ankur
Gehrayee
Mangalsutra
Kalyug
Raat
Nishant
Manthan
Bhumika
Kondura

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