V. Manohar is a multi-talented personality in Kannada films industry.
Apart from handling direction and lyrics, he has also acted in a few films where he composed his music. He has composed music for a great number of Tulu and Kannada films and has also received various awards for the same, like the prestigious Karnataka State Award. He has penned lyrics for over thousand numbers in Sandalwood.
Manohar belongs to Vitla village in the state of Karnataka. He started off as a cartoonist for magazines and leading national dailies. He is closely associated with Upendra and Kashinath, who are now well known Kannada movie directors. He made his debut as a music director with the film Tharle Nan Maga in 1992 which was directed by Upendra.
Apart from being associated with films, he is also connected to serials as he has been music composer for a lot of sitcoms. He gained the much-needed appreciation when he sang the title track for Danda Pindagalu, a very popular TV show. He composed music for many other serials like Prema Pishachigalu, Daridra Lakshmiyaru and Jagalagantiyaru. He composed tunes for a lot of TV serials and made his mark there as well. He has also directed a few of them as well as acted in Majaa Talkies as Bhatta.
V Manohar has scored music for around 100 Kannada movies such as Indradhanush, O Mallige, Duniya, Janumada Gelathi and many more. Kolu Mande, a song that is full of love,
from the 1996 movie Janumada Jodi, tasted great success. A lot of his songs have topped music charts and have been big hits.
Manohar has penned lyrics for around a whopping 1000 songs and has gained a special place as one of Kannada cinema’s loved lyricists. He has directed O Mallige and Indradhanush.