Mano

Mano’s original name is Nagur Babu; he was rechristened Mano by Ilayaraja. He learnt Carnatic music from the leading vocalist Nedanuri Krishnamurthy.

He acted in several stage plays and did 15 Telugu films including Rangoon Rowdy and Kethu Gadda. In 1979, he was doing a Telugu film for which S. P. Balasubramaniam was to do playback singing for him. While the recording team was waiting for S. P. Balasubramaniam, the music director M. S. Viswanathan’s assistant (who knew Mano’s father) asked Mano to sing. Mano sang a few ghazals, which were appreciated by the audience. M. S. Viswanathan was impressed and asked him to come to Chennai. After completing that film, Mano abandoned his studies and worked with M. S. Viswanathan for two and half year, as his assistant.

Filmography :

Music Department:

1. Pandippada (2005) (playback singer)
2. Thommanum Makkalum (2005) (playback singer)
3. Tagore (2003) (playback singer)
4. Gangotri (2003) (playback singer)
5. One Man Show (2001) (playback singer)
6. Ravanaprabhu (2001) (playback singer)
7. Khushi (2001) (playback singer)
8. Eduruleni Manishi (2001) (playback singer)
9. Thenkasipattanam (2000) (playback singer)
10. Josh (2000) (playback singer)
11. Aawaragaadu (2000) (playback singer)
12. Iddaru Mitrulu (1999) (playback singer)
13. Monishaa en Monalisa (1999) (playback singer)
14. Sneham Kosam (1999) (playback singer)
15. Subhakankshalu (1998) (playback singer)
16. Satya (1998) (playback singer)
17. Bavagaru Bagunnara? (1998) (playback singer)
18. Iruvar (1997) (playback singer)
19. Minsaara Kanavu (1997) (playback singer)
20. Hitler (1997) (playback singer)
21. Annamayya (1997) (playback singer)
22. Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997) (playback singer)
23. The Good Boys (1997) (playback singer)
24. Master (1997) (playback singer)
25. Sreekaram (1996) (playback singer)
26. Akkada Abbai Ikkada Ammayi (1996) (playback singer)
27. Deyyam (1996) (playback singer)
28. Little Soldiers (1996) (playback singer)
29. Subhamasthu (1995) (playback singer)
30. Madya Taragati Mahabharatham (1995) (playback singer)
31. Real Hero (1995) (playback singer)
32. Big Boss (1995) (playback singer)
33. Chandralekha (1995) (playback singer)
34. Money Money (1995) (playback singer)
35. Sathi Leelavathi (1995) (playback singer)
36. Tom & Jerry (1995) (playback singer)
37. Mugguru Monagallu (1994) (playback singer)
38. Bhairava Dweepam (1994) (playback singer)
39. Thendral Varum Theru (1994) (playback singer)
40. Kilipetchu Ketkava (1993) (playback singer)
41. Aaja Meri Jaan (1993) (playback singer)
42. Mutamestri (1993) (playback singer)
43. Enga Thambi (1993) (playback singer)
44. Koil Kaalai (1993) (playback singer)
45. Mechanic Alludu (1993) (playback singer)
46. Raakkayi Koil (1993) (playback singer)
47. Thanga Kili (1993) (playback singer)
48. Agni Paarvai (1992) (playback singer)
49. Allari Pilla (1992) (playback singer)
50. Gharaana Mogudu (1992) (playback singer)
51. Maappilai Vandhaachu (1992) (playback singer)
52. Paandi Durai (1992) (playback singer)
53. Priyathama (1992) (playback singer)
54. Roja (1992) (playback singer)
55. Thanga Manasukkaaaran (1992) (playback singer)
56. Siva Shakthi (1991) (playback singer)
57. Madhura Nagarilo (1991) (playback singer)
58. Eeramaana Rojave (1991) (playback singer)
59. Kodama Simham (1990) (playback singer)
60. Qaidi Dada (1990) (playback singer)
61. Lankeshwarudu (1989) (playback singer)
62. Raja Chinna Roja (1989) (playback singer)
63. Yamudiki Mogudu (1988) (playback singer)
64. Theertha Karayinile (1987) (playback singer)

Soundtrack:

1. Yamadonga (2007) (performer: “Srikarakarunda”, “Bambharala Chumbhanala”, “Young Yama”)
2. Shankardada Zindabad (2007) (performer: “Jagadeka Veeruniki Athiloka Sundariki”)
3. Annavaram (2006) (performer: “Annayya Annavante”)
4. Thommanum Makkalum (2005) (performer: “Nerinazhaku”)
5. Tagore (2003) (performer: “Gappuchippu Gappuchippu”)
6. One Man Show (2001) (performer: “Raakkadambil”, “Niramazhayil”)
7. Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu (1998) (performer: “Aakashathaamara”)

Actor:

1. Hello Darling (1992)
2. Singaaravelan (1992) …. Mano
3. Rangoon Rowdy (1979) (as Master Nagoorbabu)

Transportation Department:

1. Thambi Pondaatti (1992) (transportation coordinator)

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