Dinesh Mangaluru or Dinesh Mangalore is an Indian film Actor and Art Director, who has worked predominantly in Kannada film industry . He is best known for appearing as Shetty in the popular pan-India film cinematic series KGF: Chapter 1 (2018) and KGF: Chapter 2 (2022).
Dinesh Mangaluru was born on Thursday, 1 January 1970.age 52 years; by 2022), and he is from Mangaluru, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He attended Government High School in Kollur, Karnataka.
parents and siblings
Not much information is available about his parents.
wife and children
Dinesh Mangaluru’s wife’s name is Bharathi Pai. Together, they have two sons, Surya Siddharth and Sajan Pai. Surya Siddhartha is also an actor in the Kannada film industry who acted in the Kannada films Colorful (2015) and Days of Borapur (2018).
as an actor
In 1988, Dinesh Mangaluru made his film debut in the Kannada language political drama film ‘Asafota’. The film won several awards including the Best Film Award at the 36th Filmfare Awards South.
Thereafter, he appeared in the Kannada language films Nagamandala (1996), Jade (1999), and Smile (1999). He appeared as Sitaram Shetty in the 2007 Kannada-language crime drama film Aa Dinagalu. Set in the Bangalore underworld of the 1980s, the film revolves around businessman Chetan, who struggles to save his love, Mallika, from his conspiratorial father. Chetan’s father He hires underworld don Kotwal Ramchandra to handle the case. Sitaram Shetty is the right hand of Kotwal in the film.
In 2013, he appeared in the Kannada-language biographical film ‘Attahasa’ based on the Indian bandit-turned-domestic terrorist Veerappan, who kidnapped politicians for ransom. In the film, Mangaluru played the role of Minister Nagappa, one of the abducted politicians by Forest Brigade Veerappan.
In the 2014 Kannada neo-noir crime drama anthology film Ulidavaru Kandante, Mangaluru played the role of Shankar Pujari, a local gangster-cum-businessman.
He played the role of Kulkarni, an MLA of Maharashtra’s ruling party, in the 2015 Kannada-language action thriller film ‘Rana Vikrama’.
Other Kannada films in which he appeared include Ricky (2016), Kirik Party (2016), and Days of Borapura (2018). He rose to prominence with the pan-India period action cinematic series KGF: Chapter 1 (2018) and KGF: Chapter 2 (2022) in which he played Shetty. The film follows a young man named Rocky, who seeks power and money to fulfill the promise made to his dying mother. In the film, Rocky comes to Bombay in search of power and wealth, where he works for Shetty, a prominent gold smuggler.
Later, she was cast in the Kannada film ‘Senapura’ in which she shared the screen with her son Surya Siddhartha.
as an art director
He started his journey as an art director with the 1999 Kannada language film ‘Chandramukhi Pranasakhi’.
He worked as an art director for the 2009 Kannada-language action film Veera Madkari. He also assisted as an art director for the 2019 Kannada-language family drama film Vriksham (The Tree).
Facts / Trivia
- Dinesh Mangaluru’s Facebook account has a picture of him with former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at an award ceremony.
- He is an avid animal lover and posts various pictures of street and pets on his Facebook account.