Born: March 24,1966 Karnataka
Biography: Sahaya Sheelan known by his screen name Sadhu Kokila, is an Indian actor, director and music director in the Kannada film industry. As an actor, he appears in comic roles mostly.He has acted in movies such as Shhh, Rakta Kanneeru, OM, which he also directed. He also directed Duniya Vijays film Devru. Sadhu Kokila was born as Sahaya Sheelan into a Christian family of Natesh and Mangala. He was born to a family of musicians with father being a violinist in music band of Karnataka Police Department, his mother and sister being playback singers and his brother, a drummer. Kokila studied in St. Joseph's Indian High School, Bangalore. He was given the stage name Sadhu Kokila by Upendra, the director of Sheelan's debut film Shhh!. He began his career as a musician after he was taken to musician Kasturi Shankar by his brother. He is also one of the fastest keyboard players in India. Kokila married Saleena in 1993. They have two children together, Suraag and Srujan.