The actor talks about this new initiative and why his father Devadas Kanakala will at all times be his inspiration
Just a few weeks in the past, Telugu tv viewers have been pleasantly stunned to see Rajeev Kanakala’s cameo in two tv serials Matti Gajulu and No. 1 Kodalu on Gemini and Zee Telugu channels respectively. That marks Rajeev’s return to tv, in spite of everything he had begun his journey as tv actor within the early ’90s . He cherishes the recollections; “I really feel nostalgic remembering my good previous tv days”, however insists this isn’t his comeback. “The 2 roles have been only a visitor look however folks suppose I’m again on tv. I did it (Matti Gajulu) just for my pal Vinod Bala garu,” he says.
Concept takes form
Protecting him busy now’s his new undertaking Manaswini Film Magic Creations launched in June throughout the lockdown. A YouTube Channel/manufacturing home, Manaswini will function a platform for brief/unbiased movie makers, educative and entertaining movies, net collection and interviews. Glad that his thought has lastly taken form regardless of the lockdown, Rajeev calls it a brand new starting. “I needed to begin someplace, so lastly I took the initiative and began the channel named after my daughterManaswini. We wish to develop it right into a platform for brand new era filmmakers wanting to inform totally different tales,” he says including, “It may additionally be helpful in the long term for my son.” Your Consideration Please — A VIP’s Journey, a celebrity-based discuss present hosted by Suma Amujuri on the channel has featured actors Srikanth, Aryan Rajesh and Siva Balaji.
Apparently this isn’t Rajeev’s first firm. He and spouse Suma had launched Suma Rajeev Creations, a tv manufacturing home that produced serials like Nenu Ayana Athadu, Kevvu Keka, Luck Kikku. Now he depends on that have.
Rajeev’s profession in movies (he has acted in 60+ movies to this point) has been via totally different phases however even his small roles make an affect. “I bought a very good identify” he says of his movie roles and offers examples of his brief, however memorable, roles. “Individuals nonetheless bear in mind me from Janata Storage (11-minute function) or Athadu (five-minute function). ” He was a powerhouse performer with character roles, however when he started doing lead roles in low-budget movies, his movie profession slumped. He took a break from movies in 2012 and focused on Suma Rajeev Creations. There he discovered that working the enterprise as a one-man present was robust; the manufacturing home incurred losses. Now he hopes to begin afresh.
On the movie entrance, he’s at the moment doing two tasks Love Story and a Venkatesh-starrer Narappa.
Assist in household
Rajeev’s household has been carefully related to the Telugu leisure trade. His (late) dad and mom Devadas Kanakala (director) and Lakshmidevi have been distinguished performing coaches, his spouse Suma is a well-liked tv character and his (late) sister Srilakshmi too was a tv actor.
He had not recovered from his father Devadas Kanakala’s demise from final yr when one other private tragedy struck the household with the demise of Srilakshmi in April. “I’m but to come back out of the tragedies; I’m solely making an attempt to divert my consideration and hope time will heal,” he says.
An performing guru, Devdas Kanakala stays an inspiration to him, he now misses that ‘pal’ with whom he may chat endlessly. “Most of his college students knew that he was a very good prepare dinner,” he says of his father. “ He was a humanitarian and blissful one that made others additionally blissful. He was identified for his dedication and focus.” Earlier than signing off, he reveals his father’s philosophy ‘Be honest, work laborious and maintain entering into life’ helps him get via laborious instances.