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.