Munirathna Naidu is known for his works Aunty Preethse, Raktha Kanneeru, Kambala Halli, etc. and is also a contractor of city roads. He happens to be a close relative of popular producer Rockline Venkatesh.
Shanthala got famous after her role in Legendary director Puttana Kanagal's Paduvara Halli Pandavaru. She is a rather renowned theatre artiste. She will be contesting from the JDS party in the corporation election.