Anuj Sharma, a super-hit young Hero of Chhattisgarhi Movie is also very well known for his voice. Here he is talking about chhattisgarhi cinema. Year 2014.
Anuj Sharma started acting and singing at the age of ten. After a brief stint as the marketing executive at Godrej, Sharma made his debut in the 2000 film, Mor Chhaihan Bhuiyan, considered to be the first of the modern era of Chhattisgarhi film history, which was till then at a nascent stage; the first of the Chhattisgarhi films was made only in 1965 and the second one in 1971. The film became a huge commercial success, running for 27 consecutive weeks at one cinema, eclipsing the then record for consecutive shows.The film was screened at two cinemas for a week at eight shows a day, a record reported to be standing till now.
The success of the debut film elevated Anuj to stardom which saw him making eight releases a year and 4 silver jubilee hits, the only lead actor to do so in Chhattisgarhi films. The career, which featured successful movies like Maya, Mr Tetkuram and Mohu Diwana Tuhu Diwani, also saw him getting the best actor award four times. The prolificacy of his acting career also returned two of his films being released on the same day. Sharma’s films have been dubbed into many other languages such as Sambalpuri, Jharkhandi, Bundelkhandi, Gujarati, and Bhojpuri. He has also acted in a number of Bhojpuri films.
Anuj Sharma has active presence on stage and television, with more than 300 stage shows in various parts of central India. He is also associated with UNICEF for the campaigns in Chhattisgarh. He has also performed as radio jockey in the National FM channel and was the first Chhattisgarhi compere. He has compered around 125 television shows so far. He has also made advertisiement and promotion films for the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board and for other commercial institutions as well.
A Chhattisgarhi folk singer by practice, Sharma is reported to be at ease singing all styles of Chhattisgarhi folk songs. He has cut over 100 video albums, has sung over 200 film and folk songs, and has composed music for 10 audio albums.