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Anuj Sharma
Padmshree Anuj Sharma from Chhattisgarh.
Member of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
3 December 2023
Preceded byAnita Yogendra Sharma
ConstituencyDharsiwa
Personal details
Born (1976-05-15) 15 May 1976 (age 47)
Bhatapara, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
SpouseDr. Smita Sharma
Children2
Parent(s)Late Teken Lal Sharma
Dehuti Sharma
OccupationIndian film and television actor and director
AwardsPadma Shri
Websitehttp://www.anujsharma.in

Ramanuj Sharma, popularly known as Anuj Sharma, is an Indian politician and 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]

In June 2023, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Bhatapara Assembly constituency.

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]

Political career

In June 2023, Sharma joined the Bharatiya Janata Party from Bhatapara Assembly constituency. After this, in October, he got the ticket to contest elections from Dharsiwa Assembly constituency and became the MLA.[citation needed]

Film 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]

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.[citation needed] He is also associated with UNICEF for the campaigns in Chhattisgarh.[citation needed] He has also performed as radio jockey in the National FM channel and was the first Chhattisgarhi compere.[citation needed] 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] He also owns a music label called "Aaarug Music".[citation needed]

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]
2023 Mor Yaar Superstar

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 Nagesh Duet with Gyanita Dwivedi
Maya Lage Rahithe Duet with Alka Chandrakar
Aarug Kalsa Somdatt Panda
2022 Mate Rahibe 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 Naveen Sahu Duet with Gyanita Dwivedi
Nav Din Navrat 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 Prafulla Behra
2023 A Bairi Duet with Kanchan Joshi
Sawan Sawan Aage

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

References

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  12. ^ also dubbed in Bhojpuri titled Ram Lakhan Jaisan Betwa Hamar in 2004
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  15. ^ also dubbed in Bundelkhandi titled Moro Ghar Pariwar in 2010
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