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Sushila Charak Khan known as 'Salma Khan' is the mother of Bollywood superstar 'Salman Khan' and film director-cum-actor 'Arbaaz Khan' and their brother 'Sohil Khan.'
Salma Khan got married to 'Salim Khan' in 1964, a famous screenwriter and actor and it was an inter-caste marriage as Sushila was a Hindu and Salim a Muslim. Salma Khan is the first wife of Salim Khan, and the couple were blessed with the Khan sons and their sister 'Alvira Khan', who is a fashion designer.
Later, Salim Khan got married to 'Helen' and they adopted 'Arpita Khan'. Sushila is ecstatic in living with her family including with Salim Khan's second wife.
Instances of siblings from the next generation of filmy families continuing to work in films, is a well established tradition in Bollywood. Such examples are however not very frequent in southern film circles. The case of Aditya, the third generation film hero in Kannada films falls in this category. Aditya’s father happens to be S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu Singh who has been a director of Kannada Films for so long. Aditya’s younger sister Rishika Singh also happens to be a Kannada film actress.
Incidentally, it was not with acting that Aditya had started his career. Aditya's career began at the age of 21 when he started producing some of the films directed by his father. His father perhaps thought this to be a more secure method of getting him into the industry. However, it came as a pleasant surprise to all when Aditya won the National award for the best film for his very first venture, “Mungarina Minchu”. He then went on to produce 6 more films as a producer. Having secured his foothold in the industry, he then joined an acting course at the KNK Acting School (the private institute whose alumni reads like a veritable “who is who” in Bollywood). Having prepared himself thus, he took the first measured steps towards acting in films and commenced his acting career in 2004 with the film “Love”, which was a forerunner of several more successful commercial movies. His father, however, had not taken any chances with his debut film, “Love” and had included famous names from the Kannada and Bollywood film worlds in the credits, including those of Amrish Puri and Anu Malik. All this paternal support stood him in good stead and a few films later in 2005. His portrayal of the protagonist in the film “Deadly Soma” brought him to the top levels of stardom.
After a string of moderate successes spanning around 20 films, including those in other southern languages, Aditya took a sabbatical for a year and is back in 2015, preparing hard for the much touted “Rakthaksha”, directed by his father, which he wants to be another landmark in his career. His fans have to wait and see the results of this latest collaboration between father and son.
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Aditya, is a Kannada film star born on 4 May 1978. His father is a famous Kannada director MR. S V Rajendra Singh Babu and mother is Anuradha. He did his schooling in Mysore and later in ST.Joesph’s College in Bangalore. Auditya made his debut in the industry with ‘Love’ that was directed by his father. At a young age of 21, he became a ramp model in Bombay and later started to get offers from the Film industry. He then joined an acting course at Kishore Namith Kapoor Acting School where he got trained to act in films. The movie ‘Mungarina Minchu’ won him the national award. Some of his notable works include ‘Deadly Soma’, ‘Ambi’ and ‘Mohini’. He has also produced seven films. When he produced ‘Mungarina Minchu’, he was just 23 years old and became the youngest producer in Karnataka to win an award. In his debut film itself, he gained the chance of working with noted actors like Mohan Lal, Rakshitha, and Amrish Puri. Later in 2005, he had his next lead, ’Deadly Soma’ where he played a protagonist and gained critical acclaim as well as fame among the public. Auditya also became the second leading man playing a negative role in a Tamil movie starring Simbu.
In yet another film directed by Satya, Auditya portrayed a dual role. He feels that his character, film and everything about it is unique and different. He is also the part of ‘Edegaarike’ which is a novel based flick directed by Sumana Kittur. Aditya, has also done several other notable movies including ‘Rebel’, 'Rascal’, ’Kakhi’. He has been popular as an action hero among his fans. Aditya, has also been recognized as the latest Kannada actor to venture in other languages. In the recent Tamil release, ’Vaalu’, he played an antagonist that was a success after which he got the lead role in a different Tamil movie. Apart from Kannada and Tamil, Auditya was approached for a recent Telugu film ‘Kick 2’. But since he had committed to another deal, he couldn’t accept the offer. In the earlier days of his career, he played a lead in the Hindi film “AK47.” This was the remake of the Kannada movie with the same title.
As of now, three different generations of Auditya’s family have produced ninety- nine Kannada films through his banner ‘Mamatha pictures’. Currently, he is working on his hundredth movie under this banner.
Sudha Belawadi is best known as Ganesh’s mother in the iconic movie Mungaru Male. The talented television and film actress hails from an illustrious family of artistic personalities. Her brother is Prakash Belawadi, who is a well known theater and film personality. She considers her mother Bhargavi Narayan as a role model as she is a veteran in the industry. Sudha’s husband Sathya Horanadu too is a scriptwriter and has written the script for the movie Swadesh. Sudha’s daughter too is acting in movies now.
Sudha claims she had no interest in TV and films initially. She was working as a publicity manager for a firm and has even worked in an ad agency. But during the television boom, Sudha was asked to make her acting debut in television on the behest of her brother Prakash and TN Seetharam, who then were involved with producing and directing television.
Sudha’s first stint was the serial Shubha Mangala. The actress who enjoyed acting in the serial initially later lost charm as the serial went off course to maintain TRP rating. She says her character had no direction and hence she quit. She then went on to act in another Kannada serial named Mahaparva.
The actress whose acting abilities were then sought to play the role of Preetham’s mother played by Ganesh gave her overnight popularity. She is compared to Reema Lagoo who played Salman Khan’s mother in Maine Pyar Kiya who later played motherly roles. Sudha too went on to act as Ganesh’s mother in Gaali Pata and in few other movies . So far she has acted in more than 25 films and her forthcoming films are Neralu and Rose.