|Residence||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Other names||Manjula, Manjula Swaroop|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, Director|
Manjula Swaroop (née Ghattamaneni; born 1970), better known as Manjula, is an Indian film producer and actress known for her work in Telugu Cinema. Born to prominent Telugu actor Krishna Ghattamaneni, she began her acting career by doing a cameo role in the 1999 film Rajasthan and went on to act as a lead actress in the Malayalam film Summer in Bethlehem. She found fame by starring and producing in the 2002 film Show. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and National Film Award for Best Screenplay for that year. She owns a film production company called Indira Productions, named after her mother.
She is the daughter and third child of veteran actor Krishna Ghattamaneni and his first wife Indira Devi. She has two brothers and two sisters. Her elder brother Ramesh Babu is also a film producer and her younger brother Mahesh Babu is a popular Telugu actor.
Manjula was initially set to make her acting debut in a film co-starring actor M. N. Nambiar's grandson Deepak, but the film did not progress. She began her career by doing a cameo as a terrorist in R. K. Selvamani's Rajasthan. She also acted as one of the female leads in the 1998 Malayalam film Summer in Bethlehem, starring Suresh Gopi and Jayaram. When Manjula began her career, she faced an unfavorable response from her father's fans as they did not want her to act.
In 2002, she produced and starred in the film Show. Directed by Neelakanta, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
Her second production venture was Naani (2004), directed by S.J. Suryaah. The movie starred her brother, actor Mahesh Babu. The movie failed to do well at the box office. In 2006, she co-produced her third movie Pokiri, an action blockbuster with Puri Jagannath. The movie was a blockbuster hit and was the highest grossing movie in the Telugu film industry of the time.
In 2009, she returned to acting with her next production venture Kavya's Diary. In 2010, she along with her husband produced Ye Maaya Chesave, a romantic love story with Naga Chaitanya under Gautham Menon's direction. The movie got critical acclaim and was declared a hit at the box office. The same year, she also appeared in the movie Orange, alongside her husband Sanjay Swaroop.
- 2003 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu (Producer) - Show
- 2006 - Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film - (Co-producer) - Pokiri
- 2001 - [Nandi Special Jury Award] - (Producer) - Show
|2018||Manasuku Nachindi||Sundeep Kishan, Amyra Dastur, Tridha Choudhury||Telugu||Directorial Debut scheduled for 16 February 2018 release|
|2002||Show||Neelakanta||Telugu||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu|
|2006||Pokiri||Puri Jagannadh||Telugu||Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film|
|2009||Kavya's Diary||V. Karuna Prakash||Telugu|
|2010||Ye Maaya Chesave||Gautham Menon||Telugu|
|1998||Summer in Bethlehem||Aparna||Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Manju Warrier||Malayalam|
|1999||Rajasthan||Terrorist||Sarath Kumar, Vijayashanti||Tamil|
|2009||Kavya's Diary||Pooja||Charmy Kaur, Indrajith|
|2010||Orange||Ram's Sister||Ram Charan Teja, Genelia D'Souza|
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