Dingri Nagaraj is a legendary comedy actor in Sandalwood. His birthday falls on June 6. He used to work in theatre and then made a shift to the cinema field. He hasn’t forgotten his theatre background and acts in theatre now and then. He has acted in more than 160 movies in a career spanning 39 years. He has played many character roles and is known popularly for rendering comic role. He has a wonderful comic sense and makes the film lively whenever he does a shot.
He was married to the famous dubbing artist Sarvamangala who has dubbed for actresses like Shruti, Geetha, Silk Smitha, Meena and others. But they drifted apart later. Dingri Nagaraj and Lata had a son Rajvadhan who has played many character roles and debuted with ‘Mahasharana Harshalaya’ in 2014, where he plays the son of the main lead. He had to face a lot of difficulties in getting roles even though he was the son of a very well-known actor. With an upcoming movie ‘Fly’, said to be a travel romance, Rajvardhan became one of the many people zz`zxwho ended up in lead roles with character artists as parents in Sandalwood. He opened Sarvamangala Studios in 2015, in memory of ‘close family friend’, the late Sarvamangala.
Dingri Nagaraj is a very affable character. His fans can easily approach him and ask for a selfie. He puts on no airs and is always humble. Some of his famous movies are ‘Hose Neeru’(1989), ‘Parashuram’(1989), ‘Ganesh Subramanyam’(1992). For his 2016 project, he acted in the remake of mass hit and critically acclaimed Hindi movie- ‘Oh My God’, titled as ‘Mukunda Murari’.
He was felicitated with the highly prestigious Kempegowda Award given to Sandalwood stalwarts. Dingri Nagaraj is one of the few legends who continue to have a star value and do films even today. In a time when even new stars do only a few films a year, Dingri Nagaraj participates in theatre and in 2016, had two releases- Zoom and Mukunda Murari.