|Born||15 May 1976|
Bhatapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
|Other names||Ramanuj Sharma|
|Occupation(s)||Indian film and television actor and director|
|Spouse||Dr. Smita Sharma|
|Children||2 Daughters Anumita Sharma & Aarug Sharma|
|Parent(s)||Late Teken Lal Sharma|
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. Ramanuj Sharma is the first film personality from Chhattisgarh to receive the Padma Shri award.
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.
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. He did his schooling at a local school in Bhatapara and, later, secured a Master's degree in History from the Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.
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.
Anuj Sharma started acting and singing at the age of ten. After a brief stint as the marketing executive at Godrej,[better source needed] Sharma made his debut in the 2000 film, Mor Chhaihan Bhuiyan, 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. The film became a commercial success, running for 27 consecutive weeks at one cinema, eclipsing the then record for consecutive shows. The film was screened at two cinemas for a week at eight shows a day, a record reported to be standing till now.
The success of the debut film elevated Anuj to stardom which saw him making eight releases a year and 4 silver jubilee hits, the only lead actor to do so in Chhattisgarhi films. The career, which featured successful movies like Maya, Mister Tetkuram and Mahu Diwana Tahu Diwani, also saw him getting the best actor award four times. The prolificacy of his acting career also returned two of his films being released on the same day. 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.
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. He has also made advertisement and promotion films for the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board and for other commercial institutions as well.
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. He also owns a music label called "Aaarug Music"
|2000||Mor Chhainha Bhuinya||Kartik||debut film|||
|2001||Maya Dede Maya Lele||Rakesh|||
|Mor Sang Chalav||Suraj|||
|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|
|2008||Kisan Arjun||Bhojpuri film|
|2010||Bidhi Ke Bidhan|
|2010||Samiyaar Khel||Sambalpuri film|
|2010||Mor Karam Mor Dharam|
|2010||Maya De De Mayaru|
|2010||Mahu Deewana Tahu Deewani|
|Mister Tekuram||also writer and producer|||
|Ajab Jingi Gajab Jingi|
|2013||Mor Man Ke Meet|
|2014||Jai Maa Shakambari||Hindi debut film|
|2016||Raja Chhattisgarhiya 2|||
|2017||Rang Rasiya||Bhola Rasiya|||
|2018||Prem Ke Bandhna|||
|2019||Ticket To Chhollywood||himself|||
|2019||Raja Bhaiya Ek Awara|||
|2022||Mar Dare Maya Ma||Sattu|||
|2023||Mor Yaar Superstar|
|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|
|Tor Bina Suna||Mar Daare Maya Ma||Prabodh Ranjan Sahu||Duet with Alka Chandrakar|
|Man Ke Kora Kagaj||Single||Prafulla Behra|
|Tahin Batana||Single||Prafulla Behra|
|2023||A Bairi||Single||Duet with Kanchan Joshi|
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. Anuj Sharma has also received many other awards such as:
|Best Actor||Mor Chhainha Bhuinya||Chhattisgarh Film Awards||2002|
|Best Playback Singer||Angana||Chhattisgarh Film Awards||2002|
|Best Actor||Mor Chhainha Bhuinya||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||Grandyara Ranjhanjhar Chhattisgarhi Cine Award||2012|
|Best Popular Actor||Mahun Diwana Tahun Diwani||Chhattisgarh Film Awards||2013
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.