Tennis Krishna was born on 15th November 1949 near the Bangalore district of Karnataka. His peculiar surname- ‘Tennis’ was attributed to him since before he became an actor, Krishna was a professional Tennis coach, teaching amateurs and schoolchildren, the basics of Tennis. As there were a lot of actors in the Kannada film industry under the name ‘Krishna’, production controllers and filmmakers began referring to him as Tennis Krishna and hence, the name stuck and it gave him such an amount of exposure that he chose Tennis as his official surname to refer to himself in the film industry. Krishna was always passionate about his acting, and his interests are evident from the fact that he was a dedicated performer in various dramas, troupes, and theaters.

It took him a lot of struggle and hard work to reach the coveted position of a film actor. His first film was released in 1990, named ‘Raja Kempu Roja’ –which was an action- thriller film, in which Tennis Krishna performed a comedy character, and this worked both to his advantage and disadvantage.

One outcome of his choice of roles was that he got typecasted as a comedy actor, and it was hard for him to find other roles. But on the upside, Krishna gets a record for acting with the famous comedy actress Rekha Das in a total of ninety-nine movies! In 1992, He shared the screen with the legendary actor Dr. Rajkumar in the film ‘Jeevanachaitra’. ‘Appa Nanjappa Maga Gunjappa’ was the first film in which he was featured as the lead actor. All his movies were made in the Kannada language. Until now, Tennis Krishna has acted in a whopping amount of three hundred and fifty films and apart from acting, he has also worked in several other fields of movie making, and he even performed as a singer in many movies, the most popular among which is ‘ Veera Madakari’ in 2009.

Komal Kumar Kannada Actor

Komal Kumar

Komal Kumar is now sandalwood’s comedy king. He has an impressing career. He has acted in over 100 films so far. He always had the passion for acting. This actor only did clean comedy film, and he refused to be a part of vulgar comedy movies. He had the habits of cutting down the vulgar dialogues even during dubbing as he is of the opinion that vulgarity never pays in the end. He became an actor by accident. His brother was a struggling actor then. When he was a student in a law college, a person had approached him asking if he was interested in acting. But the film did not happen. He did a couple of movies and left his studies. When he realized that he could act, he had no looking back. He got an offer for five films, and in one of them, he was even a hero, with his brother, playing the supporting role. People also encouraged him as he had a photogenic face, but most of the films flopped, and he was out of any more assignment (left with no offers). It is then he took up the role of a distributor of films. He distributed about 30 films, which did not pay him much dividend; he met with a huge loss. It was then he returned to acting once again. He was offered Rs 1,000 for his roles. Soon he got Rs 5000 for roles that he had played. To make both ends meet, he started working even in shifts. However, his luck still did not smile upon him, and he wanted to turn hero in films. His film “Garagasa” was a hit. Soon he produced films for him again where he could act as a leading champion, but that did not help him either. He even performed some villain roles, and he was successful. Thus, he tried experimenting with various kinds of roles. Even many heroes did not act with him as he could steal the scenes from under their nose. He has performed with many leading and established actors during his time. Komal is an actor, distributor, producer and even won awards for his performances in Thangi (2003), Neenello Naanalle(2006) and Govindaya Namaha (2012), which has established himself as a bankable comedian in cinema. Another Version Of This Bio... Komal Kumar is a Kannada actor born on 4 July 1973, in a small village Mayasandra, Turvekere Tumkur district, Karnataka. Komal is the younger brother of Jaggesh, who is also a renowned Kannada actor. Komal made his debut in Kannada film industry as a supporting hero in the movie Super Nan Maga in the year 1992. The film was a flop, but Komal did not get disheartened. Komal had to overcome a lot of difficulties at the start of his career. Komal was offered small roles in the Kannada movies until he was given lead role as an actor in Kal Manja and Mr. Garagasa, which was a remake of the Bollywood film Bheja Fry. Komal is married to Anasooya, who is the producer of his movie Kal Manja. Komal has won many awards in his career namely Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in the year 2003 for the film Thavarige Baa Thangi and South Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor in the year 206 for Neenello Naanalle. In 2012, Komal won hearts of the people with his first Blockbuster film Govindaya Namah, whose song Pyarge Aagbittaite went viral among the fans and was the super hit song of the year 2012 in Kannada film industry. Until now, Komal has played various roles in more than 100 movies and had earned a big name in the comedy genre. With almost more than two decades in the Kannada film industry, Komal is a big name adulated by his fans. The road to success for Komal was not an easy one, but he kept on trying and eventually earned a considerable fame in the Kannada film industry. Komal has now become an eminent personality in the Kannada film industry, and fans would continue love to watch him in every movie.



T.R.Narasimharaju was an Indian actor, who specialized in comic roles with his impeccable timing, and quick wit, in over 250 Kannada movies from 1954 to 1979. He was the ultimate choice for the role of a comedian, in almost all of the films in that era. Narasimharaju was also known as Hasya Chakravarti, among many, from the Kannada film industry. Born in Tiptur, Karnataka, Narasimharaju lived with his father, Ramaraju, a police constable, and his mother, Venkatalakshmi Amma. The family was in destitute circumstances, and at the age of four, Narasimharaju was admitted to the “Chandramouleshwara Drama Company” by his thoughtful uncle, Lakshmipathiraju. The drama troupe was run by Shri.C.B.Mallapa, who was on a tour of Tiptur.  Narasimharaju portrayed various roles such as that of Krishna, Lohithaswa, and Prahlada, on stage. Having worked with the drama company briefly, he went on to form his drama ensemble, where he personated roles from his previous roles viz. Harishchandra, Gora-Kumbara, among others. Unfortunately, his troupe experienced financial losses, which resulted in him joining ‘Edathorey Drama Company’. In his work with the new clan, Narasimharaju often dressed up as a lady, for his role in the mythologies such as Vishwamitra, followed by others such as Rama, and Ravana.  The first twenty-seven years of Narasimharaju’s career was restricted to the theater and stage plays because of which he never really over-looked where he came from, even after turning into a movie star. Alongside his big screen projects, Narasimharaju continued pursuing his theater plays with drama companies such as Shri Chandramauleshwara Nataka Sabha, Bharatha Lalitha Kala Sangha, and “Gunda Joisara Company.” In the year 1954, Narasimharaju made his big screen debut, in the film “Bedara Kannappa” where he starred alongside Dr.Rajkumar, in the role of a temple priest’s son. Both the actors were well acquainted with each other ever since they were colleagues in an earlier drama troupe.  Narasimharaju was hailed as “one of the bests” of his era and during the 1960s, there used to be a time where people flocked to the theaters, in big numbers, to watch movies that featured him. He was once quoted as saying that the legendary Charlie Chaplin was his idol and inspiration. The 1950s marked his roles in films such as Sodari, Haribhakta, Bhakta Prahalada, and Dharma Vijaya among many others. In the 1960s, he appeared in a staggering number of 53 movies, which include Dashavatara, Rani Honnamma, Nakkare Adu Swarga, Nagarjuna, Patala Mohini, right up to Eradu Mukha in 1969. Modala Ratri, Kula Gowrava, Anugraha, Sharapanjara, Gandhada Gudi, Professor Hucchurya constituted some of his movies in the 70s. Sadly, Narasimharaju passed away on 11th July 1979, as the result of a cardiac arrest. However, Manjina There, Rahasya Rathri and Minchina Belakkalli are some films that were released after his death. In his remembrance, an award titled “Narasimharaju Prashasti” is annually conferred upon the stars of Kannada Film Industry. “” has been developed as a tribute to Narasimharaju, which consists of details and stories of his life, and his involvement with various people around the globe. 

Narasimharaju Kannada Actor