Avinash Narasimharaju

Other names of Avinash Narasimharaju: Avinash Narshimharaju

Avinash Narshimharaju is a Kannada actor. He is the grandson of legendary Kannada comedian Narasimharaju. Avinash is a graduate in Sculpture from Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore. He is the second prize winner of Icons of 20th Century competition held in Germany. He made the smallest silver sculpture of Charlie Chaplin in silver metal and placed the sculpture on a block of wood that was of one foot in height while rest of the competitors built sculptures of 20 to 50 feet high. Avinash ran an art gallery on an acre of land in Bangalore and even had his own event management company called ‘Geechu’. He has conducted over ten events such as classical shows of Zakir Hussain, Hariharan, Shivamani, disco, and dandya musical events and the likes.

As he was born two years after his grandfather’s death, he never got to know him but cites that he draws inspiration from his movies and interviews and has even made sketches of his portrait. Avinash made his debut in the movie Jugari, directed by his brother, S D Aravind, which released in theaters to critical acclaim. His next movie was also directed by S D Aravind and was a horror flick called Last Bus, which also opened to rave reviews. Due to its popularity, the film is even being dubbed in French for release in that market.

Vinod Prabhakar

Vinod Prabhakar is one of the three children from Tiger Prabhakar’s first marriage to Alphonza Mary. Following his father’s footprints, he too joined the Kannada film industry, and since then he has acted in various films. One of his early films was in 2005 with the film ‘Tadipaar’, in which he was casted alongside Charanraj and Bhavya. It was directed by S. S. David and produced by Shiv Kumar, but wasn’t favored much by the critics. Following this, he did two more films in the year of 2007, which were Vip 5 and Circle Rowdy. However, he first tasted success with the release of his 2008 film, ‘Navagraha’, directed by Dinakar and starring Darshan and Sharmila Mandre, along with him. A heist film showcasing 9 actors, all sons of famous Kannada villains, representing the nine planets in a negative light and their quest to steal the golden howdah from the Mysore palace, Navagraha ran for 125 days. Post his success, he was seen in movies such as ‘Hori’ (2011), ‘Gajendra’ (2013), ‘Belli’ (2014), ‘Vairi’ (2014), and most recently, ‘Tyson’ (2016). Directed by K. Ramnarayan and produced by T. Baby Reddy, the Vinod and Gayathri starrer was about the trials and the tribulations of the protagonist in the process of becoming a police officer. It bagged a lot of applause and laurels, including the Shreshta Nata Award by the Chitra Rasikara Sangha. His upcoming projects include ‘Tagarro’ (2018), and Mari Tiger (2018). Although Vinod is yet to find a firm foothold in Sandalwood, he is a much-discussed celebrity figure with a penchant for controversy, be it claiming that his late father, Tiger, didn’t get good opportunities, because he was a Christian, or rumors regarding him being in a relationship with industrialist Sharath Kumar’s wife, Shwetha. Apart from Kannada films, Vinod also debuted in Kollywood in 2008 with the Tamil film, ‘Paalai’, which was directed by A. C. Shivananda and produced by M. Selvaraj under the banner of SRS Cine Arts.

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