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Anuj Sharma
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Padmshree Anuj Sharma from Chhattisgarh.
Born (1976-05-15) 15 May 1976 (age 46)
Other namesRamanuj Sharma
OccupationIndian film and television actor and director
Years active2000–present
SpouseDr. Smita Sharma
Children2 Daughters Anumita Sharma & Aarug Sharma
Parent(s)Late Teken Lal Sharma
Dehuti Sharma
AwardsPadma Shri
Websitehttp://www.anujsharma.in

Ramanuj Sharma, popularly known as Anuj Sharma, is an Indian film, stage and television personality in Chhattisgarhi cinema He is known for his talents in directing, acting, singing and stage shows. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by having bestowed upon him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of arts.[1] Ramanuj Sharma is the first film personality from Chhattisgarh to receive the Padma Shri award.[2]

Biography

There are only three theatres in southern Chhattisgarh and the condition of the rest of the state is not good either. We need to reach a wider audience., Sharma on the state of movies in Chhattisgarh.[3]

Ramanuj Sharma was born on 15 May 1976, to Teken Lal Sharma and Dehuti Sharma, at Bhatapara in Raipur in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.[4][5] He did his schooling at a local school in Bhatapara[5] and, later, secured a Master's degree in History from the Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.[4]

Anuj Sharma is married to Smita Sharma and lives with the couple and their children in Labhandi, Raipur. Earlier he lived in Sant Kabir Nagar, Raipur.[6]

Career

Anuj Sharma started acting and singing at the age of ten.[5] After a brief stint as the marketing executive at Godrej,[7][better source needed] Sharma made his debut in the 2000 film, Mor Chhaihan Bhuiyan,[8] considered to be the first of the modern era of Chhattisgarhi film history, which was till then at a nascent stage; the first of the Chhattisgarhi films was made only in 1965 and the second one in 1971.[5] The film became a commercial success,[9] running for 27 consecutive weeks at one cinema, eclipsing the then record for consecutive shows.[5] The film was screened at two cinemas for a week at eight shows a day, a record reported to be standing till now.[5]

The success of the debut film elevated Anuj to stardom[9] which saw him making eight releases a year and 4 silver jubilee hits, the only lead actor to do so in Chhattisgarhi films.[5] The career, which featured successful movies like Maya,[9] Mister Tetkuram[10] and Mahu Diwana Tahu Diwani, also saw him getting the best actor award four times.[2] The prolificacy of his acting career also returned two of his films being released on the same day.[5] Sharma's films have been dubbed into many other languages such as Sambalpuri, Jharkhandi, Bundelkhandi, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri. He has also acted in a number of Bhojpuri films.[5]

Anuj Sharma has active presence on stage and television, with more than 300 stage shows in various parts of central India. He is also associated with UNICEF for the campaigns in Chhattisgarh. He has also performed as radio jockey in the National FM channel and was the first Chhattisgarhi compere. He has compered around 125 television shows so far.[5] He has also made advertisement and promotion films for the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board and for other commercial institutions as well.[5]

A Chhattisgarhi folk singer by practice, Sharma is reported to be at ease singing all styles of Chhattisgarhi folk songs. He has over 100 video albums, has sung over 200 film and folk songs, and has composed music for 10 audio albums.[5]

Filmography

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (May 2022)
Year Title Role Note(s) Ref(s)
2000 Mor Chhainha Bhuinya Kartik debut film [11][12]
2001 Maya Dede Maya Lele Rakesh [13]
Mor Sang Chalav Suraj [14]
Angna
2002 Mai Ke Maryada Bhojpuri debut film
2003 Tor Sang Jeena Sangi Tor Sang Marna
Jhan Bhulav Ma Bap La
2006 Hamar Dulahaniya Bade Paise Wali Bhojpuri film
2007 Raghubeer
2008 Kisan Arjun Bhojpuri film
2009 Mayaa [15]
2010 Bidhi Ke Bidhan
2010 Bhanwar
2010 Samiyaar Khel Sambalpuri film
2010 Mor Karam Mor Dharam
2010 Maya De De Mayaru
2010 Turi No.1
2010 Mahu Deewana Tahu Deewani
Hero No.1
2011 Sajana Mor
Mister Tekuram also writer and producer [16]
Ajab Jingi Gajab Jingi
2013 Mor Man Ke Meet
Phulwari [17]
2014 Jai Maa Shakambari Hindi debut film
2015 Raja Chhattisgarhiya
2016 Raja Chhattisgarhiya 2 [18]
2017 Rang Rasiya Bhola Rasiya [19]
2018 Prem Ke Bandhna [20]
2018 Dabang Droga [21]
2019 Ticket To Chhollywood himself [22]
2019 Rangobati [23]
2019 Raja Bhaiya Ek Awara [24]
2022 Mar Dare Maya Ma Sattu [25][26]

Discography

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (May 2022)
Year Song Album Composer Note(s) Ref(s)
2018 Maya Hoge Re Sorry Love You Jaan Ghanshyam Mahanand and Pramod Manikpur Duet with Champa Nishad
2019 Mann Ke Kora Kagaj Single Himself
2021 Raja Rani Single Nagesh Duet with Gyanita Dwivedi
2021 Maya Lage Rahithe Single Duet with Alka Chandrakar
2021 Aarug Kalsa Single Somdatt Panda
2022 Mate Rahibe Single Saurabh Mahto
Ful Hasan Lage Mar Daare Maya Ma Sunil Soni, Navaldas Manikpuri Duet with Alka Chandrakar Parganiha
Gheri Beri (Duet Version) Single Duet with Monika Verma
Ka Janav Kaise Single Naveen Sahu Duet with Gyanita Dwivedi
Nav Din Navrat Single Saurabh Mahto

Awards and recognitions

Anuj (Ramanuj) Sharma was honoured by the Government of India by awarding him the Padma Shri, in 2014, in recognition of his efforts to the cause of art.[1] Anuj Sharma has also received many other awards such as:

Film awards

Category Film Awarded by Year
Best Actor Mor Chhainha Bhuinya[8] Chhattisgarh Film Awards 2002
Best Playback Singer Angana Chhattisgarh Film Awards 2002
Best Actor[2] Mor Chhainha Bhuinya[8] Government of Chhattisgarh 2003
Best Actor Jhan Bhulav Maa Baap La Chhattisgarh Film Awards 2005
Best Actor Mahun Diwana Tahun Diwani Chhattisgarh Film Awards 2010
Best Film Mister Tetkuram[10] Grandyara Ranjhanjhar Chhattisgarhi Cine Award 2012
Best Popular Actor Mahun Diwana Tahun Diwani[27] Chhattisgarh Film Awards 2013

Good Actors.

Other awards

Anuj Sharma was listed by the Times of India among the Kings of the Provinces when they published a special report in connection with the 100 years of Indian Cinema celebrations, placing him among the stalwarts of Indian cinema such as M. G. Ramachandran, N. T. Rama Rao and Mohanlal.[5]

See also

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