Actor, Director, Writer
Sahaya Sheelan Shadrach (born 24 March 1966) known by his screen name Sadhu Kokila, is an Indian musician, actor, film director and producer, and an occasional screenwriter and lyricist who works in Kannada cinema. Having trained in music at a young age, he is today considered one of India's fastest musical keyboard players. He began his career as a composer before taking to acting in films, appearing mostly in comic roles. He has also directed ten Kannada films, the notable one being Raktha Kanneeru (2003). As a composer, he is a two-time recipient of the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director, which he won for Rakshasa (2005) and Inthi Ninna Preethiya (2008). As an actor, he has received multiple nominations and awards in the category of Best Comedian in the South Indian International Movie Awards.
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