Stage-screen Artiste Suresh Mangaluru (63) Dies

Stage-screen Artiste Suresh Mangaluru (63) Dies in Bengaluru

Mangaluru: Suresh Mangaluru (63), who had made a name as a character actor in theatre, small screen and silver screen, passed away in a private hospital in Bengaluru on May 17. Kidney failure caused his death, said sources close to his family.

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Hailing from Attavar, he had lived in Boloor, Lady Hill, Ballal Bagh and other parts of the city over the years. During his service with the department of telecom, he took part in several stage-plays under the direction of Macchendranath Pandeshwar.

What brought him to limelight was his portrayal of Lord Cornwallis in the play ‘Tipu Sultan’ directed by Seetaram Kulal.

Having taken keen interest in stage-plays, he got associated with big names like K N Tailor, Devdas Kapikad, Vijayakumar Kodialbail and others. The role of Sadhu Shetty that he played in Kodialbail’s ‘Oikkla Avandinakulu’ brought his further laurels.

Moving to Bengaluru, he bagged a role in the teleserial ‘Sumati’. His love for theatre and acting led him to take voluntary retirement from the telecom department and dedicate himself full-time into theatre and movies.

He had acted with big stars in Kannada, like in the movies – Milana, Mailari, Taj Mahal, Drishyam, Dharma Yodharu and others. He had also played prominent roles in Tulu movies like Bangarda Kural, Dhaniklena Jokulu, Rickshaw Driver and others.

He is survived by wife and two sons.

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