Spouse Swarnarekha Nayaker
|Name Master Manjunath|
|Full Name Manjunath Nayaker|
Born 23 December 1976 (age 38) (1976-12-23) Bangalore, Karnataka
Known for Swami in Malgudi Days (1987)
Movies Swati Kiranam, Sangliyana, Agneepath, Nodi Swamy Navirodu, Ranadheera
Similar People Shankar Nag, Kasinathuni Viswanath, R K Narayan, Arundathi Nag, K V Mahadevan
Actor Master Manjunath Who Acted With Shankar Nag | Current Life Story | Master Manjunath Movies
Master Manjunath Reacts On Actor & Director Kashinath's Death
Manjunath Nayaker is an Indian actor and public relations professional. He is better known by his screen name Master Manjunath and "Swami" for his lead role in the television series Malgudi Days (1987) directed by Shankar Nag and in its film version, Swami And Friends.
- Actor Master Manjunath Who Acted With Shankar Nag | Current Life Story | Master Manjunath Movies
- Master Manjunath Reacts On Actor & Director Kashinath's Death
- Early life
- Personal life
Master Manjunath, who started acting at age three, has been part of 68 movies in Kannada and Hindi, but it was his role in Swami and Friends that fetched him recognition, in addition to six international, one national and a state award. The series was shot during his school vacation in 1985–86, and telecast in 1987. He acted in Super Hit movies of actor-director Shankar Nag such as Nodi Swamy Navirodu Hige, Sangliana and S.P. Sangliana 2. He also played the role of young Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in Agneepath (1990), which starred Amitabh Bachchan.
He quit acting at the age of 19 to concentrate on his studies.
He became a PR professional and has been working for the Bangalore – Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP). He now runs his own PR consultancy company.
Manjunath is married to athlete Swarnarekha, a sprinter and long jumper.