TOP 10 KANNADA HEROS

Puneeth was born on 17th march 1975 in madras, Tamil nadu. He entered the industry when he was six months old. Although he hails from madras but is currently staying in bengalaru. He is a singer, a TV presenter and an actor.He left his studies in order to work in the cinema but later achieved a diploma in computer science privately.He has a family background where all his brothers as well as his father are involved in the same industry.As a child artist, Puneeth worked in movies like ‘Geetha and Bhagyavantha’. He was applauded for his performance as a child and received national film award for best child artist.In 2002, Puneeth was seen playing the lead role for the first time in ‘Appu’. He r...

Darshan also known as Darshan Thoogudeep is an actor from South India well known for his roles mainly in Kannada movies. He is known to be one of the most famous and credible film stars in the Kannada cinema industry. He was born on February 16th in the year 1977 in the city of Mysuru (then known as Mysore) in Karnataka. He was born to parents Meena and Thoogudeepa Srinivas (also known as Mysore Srinivas) one of the most well known evergreen actors in the history of Kannada cinema known for his notorious and villainous roles. After his father had died in the year 1995, Darshan had to struggle a lot before he had found his way to being o...

Yash alias Naveen Kumar Gowda is a popular star of Kannada movies. He was born on January 8th in the year 1986 in Bhuvana Halli, Hassan part of Karnataka. He now resides in Bangalore. The actor began his acting career with theater plays. He was part of the Benaka drama troupe started by B.V.Karanth. The actor then made his foray into television serials and debuted in Nanda Gokula on ETV. He then went on to act in a number of serials like Uttarayana, Malebillu, Preethi Illada Mele and Shiva. He became noted for his performance in Preethi Illada Mele. His performances and good looks beckoned him to tinsel town and Yash made his film debut in 2007 in the movie Jambada Hu...

Upendra Rao is an Indian actor, who was born on 18th September 1967 as the second son of the Rao family. Not only an actor, Upendra is an established director, producer, screenwriter, playback singer and a lyricist in Kannada cinema. He was born in Koteshwara, Kundapur, Mysore State to a very poor family. His parents are Manjunatha Rao and Anusuya. He is also known as Uppi. He has an elder brother named Sudheendra Rao. He completed his higher studies at APS College of Commerce in Bangalore and obtained his B. Com degree. During his college days, he performed in college stage plays. He is married to Priyanka Trivedi and she was Miss Kolkata in 1996. They have worked together in Telugu film Raa and H2O. Upendra and Priyanka have tw...

Shankar Nag, most influential and talented Kannada actor and director, who acted in around 90 Kannada movies, in a career spanning 12 years from 1978 to 1990. Shankar also produced R.K. Narayan's novel, Malgudi Days as a teleserial and also acted in it. He was also a part a Kannada theater. He co-wrote 22 June 1897, an Indian national award-winning Marathi film. One of his films, Autoraja is appreciated by the audience to the level that even now his posters are there on auto rickshaws of Karnataka even after 25 years of his death. He was also focused towards social improvement as his films portrayed that. He was of friendly nature and loved by all. Shankar Nag was a versatile personality and has left his ...

Sanjeev Sudeep, known by the short name, Sudeep is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, playback singer, and producer. He has mostly worked in Kannada cinema. He has also appeared in Big Boss version of Kannada television. Sudeep, being a Mechanical engineer by graduation first had the opportunity begin his acting career with a television advertisement title 'Premada Kadambari'. Sudeep debuted in the film industry with 'Brahma' in 1966 which however could not make it to the theaters. His second film 'O Kusuma Bale' also shared the similar fate. After sincere efforts and patience in 1997, his third film 'Thayavva' was released. This ...

Ganesh is an Indian actor and a producer who predominantly works in the Kannada Film Industry. He came to fame by anchoring a show called “Comedy Time” which was aired on Udaya Channel. He acted in the movie “Mungaru Male” which made him an instant superstar in the Kannada film industry. Born in Adakamaranahalli, to Kishan and Sulochna, Ganesh is the eldest son in his family. He has two brothers: Mahesh and Umesh. He completed his Diploma course in Electronics from Nelamangala. He says the bug of acting bit him in his childhood. “Guttu” was the first time when we saw Ganesh in front of the camera. Ganesh started off as a junior artist, portraying small roles in...

Ajay Rao is an Indian Film actor primarily working in Kannada films. He was born on 24th January, 1980 in Hospet, Karnataka. He is considered to be one of the most talented actors in Kannada Industry and he is also popular by the name “Sandalwood Krishna”. His first film titled “Excuse Me” is known to be a big hit. This film celebrated 25 weeks in Karnataka’s biggest theatre Kapali. He then continued his acting career by doing a film titled ’Surya the Great’ in the year 2005. In the year gap between 2005 and 2007 he did five films which got released, but did not succeed. Later in the year 2008 the film titled “Tajmahal” was released, which was a huge success f...

Shiva Rajkumar is the populous Kannada actor, who was born in the year 1962. He is the son of the veteran Kannada actor Raj Kumar. Shiva Raj Kumar was born in Chennai and he is the eldest one in the family. Raghavendra Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar are his younger brothers and he has two sisters too. He did his graduation in chemistry in Chennai, New College. After completing his graduation, he joined M. G. R. Film and Television Training Institute to learn acting. He is also a Kuchipudi dancer. He made his debut through the movie Anand in Kannada. This movie released in the year 1986 and Shiva got a good name in that movie. He is celebrating his silver jubilee in the...

Prem Kumar is an Indian actor working in Kannada films. He made his debut in the year 2004 with the film ‘Praana’ but got his fame with the 2005 hit film ‘Nenapirali’. Prem even won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for this movie. He was born on 18 April 1975 in Karnataka to a weaver. Prem did his schooling from Kalyani School and after that got a job in Indian Telephone Industries Limited. He became a weaver just like his father and continued his work for 13 years. Prem was an ardent movie lover and spent half of his earnings in watching movies in the theatres. He used to watch 3-4 movies per week and used to buy film related magazines and papers. On his friend’s...