Birthday: 24-01-1980
Age: 39
Star sign: Aquarius

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 for Ajay . Subsequently his films ‘Prem Kahani’, ‘Krishna Love Story’, ‘ Manasina Maathu’, ‘Krishnan Marriage Story’, ‘ Breaking News’, ‘ Rose’, ‘Krishna-Leela’ and ‘ Endendigu’ have become good hit films. He is also a producer for the film Krishna-Leela. Ajay got married to Swapna, his longtime girlfriend. This couple got married in a simple manner in a temple which is located in Hospet. Some of his movies are ‘A Second Hand Lover’, ‘ Nandagokula’, ‘Krishnan S/O CM’ and ‘Olle Huduga’.

Tiger Prabhakar Kannada Actor

Tiger Prabhakar

Tiger Prabhakar is a prominent Indian actor, producer and director who became famous in the Kannada and Telugu films. He was born on March 30, 1950 in Frazer Town, Bangalore, Mysore State in India. He also appeared in few Tamil, Malayalam and Bollywood movies. Prabhakar became popular for doing villainous roles in more than 450 films he donned on his career. He started ding negative roles in small budget films and was later debuted in the 1969 film, Kaadina Rahasya. Afterwards, he also donned action and thriller films. He got his name Tiger after doing the film, Hulli Hejjai and fought with a real tiger. From then, he was called as Tiger Prabhakar. After receiving accolades, he continued his career and portrayed different roles in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu films. Besides his name Tiger Prabhakar, he became popular as Kannada Prabhakar, after portraying villain roles in many of Chiranjeevi’s films. He directed the box-office hit films, Mister Mahesh Kumar (1994) and Mahendra Varma (1993), which was produced under his own banner, Smt Jayamala Prabhakar.  He is also the director of the movie, ‘Good, Bad, Ugly’ that became a box-office hit as well. During the mid 80’s, he became one of the best popular actors who played in various family-oriented films together with Manjula, Bhavya and more. He was also featured in Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi’s starrer film, Inquilaab in 1984. He also got the chance to work with famous stars like Mammoothy, Dr. Rajkumar, Rajanikanth, Ambarish, Vishnuvardhan, Suresh Gopi and more.Tiger was the one who introduced Kanglish or a combination of Kannada and English languages in the Kannada films. Since then, several mimic artists declaim his Kanglish dialogues. The actor got married thrice; the first one is with Alphonza Mary with whom he had two daughters and one son namely Bharathi, Geetha and Vinod who is also an actor. Later, he got married to Kannada film actress, Jaimala and they have one daughter named, Soundarya. After his divorce to his second wife, he got married to another film actress, Anju and they have one son named, Arjun. However, their relationship did not end well and they had a divorce. Tiger was also known as a philanthropist who helped several charities during the peak of his career. His life story started from rags to riches and maybe that is the reason why he tends to help those in need. He climbed the success from nobody to a remarkable action king of the Kannada films. He donned films like Sri Krishnadevaraya, Paropakari, Mayura, Raja Nanna Raja, Mutthaide Bhagya and a lot more.Besides acting, he also entered the world of politics. He traveled around Karnataka and his people called him ‘Guru, you are our hope’. In the mid 80’s, he got a bike accident that became a major blow for the actor. In the early 2000’s, Tiger got a multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and on March 25, 2001, he died in Bangalore.

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Ambareesh

The South has been famous for throwing up actor politicians, and the tradition of NTRs, MGRs and Jayalalithas continues even today, with Ambareesh, being the latest in the chain - but this time coming from Karnataka. Another southern trait he seems to have borrowed is the fascination for using single names. In his own case, he uses the name “Ambareesh” in place of his unwieldy real name: Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath. He seems to have managed well in his dual role as a busy film actor and an equally active politician, having been ministers both in the central and state governments at various points of time. The roles that he has portrayed in his over 200 films, spanning all three major southern languages, have in many ways been trend setters for Indian cinema - like the “angry young man” roles that Amitabh Bachchan later became famous for, as also the portrayal of the corrupt politician criminal nexus in films. Although he has just one Hindi film to his credit, “Zehreela Insaan”, a remake of his 1972 National Award winning debut film “Naagarahaavu”, his acting prowess is well known all over the south and his portrayal of roles of different shades with equal dexterity has brought for him several awards in his close to 43 years long yet unbroken film career. He already has added several laurels to his name both at the national and state levels, most significant of which have been the Filmfare award in 1987 for “Olavina Udugore”, and the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor in 1981 for the film “Antha”. Starting with quite unpretentious beginnings from Mandya, his entry into films was both sudden and unexpected. He never on his own wanted to work in films, but was almost dragged into it on the persuasion of one of his close friends who had recommended him to the director. But having entered films, he has never looked back. Ambareesh, who had been the Minister of state, in Information and Broadcasting during Manmohan Singh reign, is married to “Sumalatha,” a talented, multi-lingual actress. The couple has a son, Abhishek Ambareesh. Ambareesh’s friendship with “Vishnuvardhan” had always been a surprising one for the film industry people, as well as the public. They had a good wavelength and hence they could carry it out for long. Ambareesh had also received a lot of prestigious awards including Karnataka State Award for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, NTR National Award, Andhra Government Nandi Award, TV 9 Sandalwood Star Awards, Dr Vishnuvardhan Award, SIIMA Lifetime Achievement Award and an Honorary Doctorate from Karnataka University in Dharwad.  Ambareesh was last seen in Ambi Ning Vayassaytho with “Sudeep.” Ambareesh, who had Kidney ailments, got a massive cardiac arrest on 24th November 2018 and left to the eternal world. Even before his film “Kurukshetra” with Darshan Thoogudeep releases, he closed his eyes. Ambi played Bheeshma in the film. His death is a great loss to the Sandalwood. Right from the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, almost all the national political leaders and the celebrities, expressed their condolences for Ambareesh’s death. 

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