Chandan Kumar, popularly known as 'Chandan', is an Indian Kannada actor who has starred in Kannada cinema and television. He was born in Mysore, Karnataka. He was an engineer before starting his career as an actor in 2011. He is presently residing in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Chandan appeared in television soap, Radha Kalyana and portrayed the lead role of Krishna, from 2011 to 2014. The show was aired on Zee Kannada. He also appeared in soap Lakshmi Baramma; where he portrayed the role of Chandu. From 2012, the show aired on Colors Kannada channel. This serial shot him to fame in an overnight and made him a hugely popular actor in the television industry. He participated in the reality show "Pyaate Mandi Kadige Bandru".

He got offers for several films which is why he stepped out of the serial halfway. His first movie which got released in 2014 was Parinaya. He appeared in some low-budget films till he got his first big break in the movie, Luv U Alia (2015). Indrajit Lankesh was the director of the movie. Chandan also appeared, in reality, shows apart from movies and serials. He was a contestant in the reality showBigg Boss Kannada 3. His filmography includes movies like Lifeu Ishtene (2011), Parinaya (2014), Katte (2015), Eradondia Mooru (2015), Luv U Alia (2015) and Bangalore 560023 (2015).

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Chandan is an Indian television and Kannada movie actor. His full name is Chandan Kumar, but he is mainly popular with the name 'Chandan'. He has worked in many Kannada daily soaps and movies. He is commonly known for his role in the television series Radha Kalyana.
He was born in Mysore, which is in Karnataka, India. He was always interested in acting. Chandan also has an Engineer degree, but his passion for acting could not stop him from getting into the field. He first started his career with television serials. In 2011, he was first in the super hit daily soap Radha Kalyana, which was aired on Zee Kannada. He character name was Krishna in the serial, and he came to fame because of the show. At the same time of Radha Kalyana, he also appeared in the serial of Colors Kannada channel Lakshmi Baramma. After a time, he was offered a lot of work in the movies, so he quit the show halfway.

Along with his television career, he even used to work in the movies. He was first seen in a supporting role in Lifeu Ishtene as Chandan in 2011. In the next years, he kept on doing small roles in movies. In 2015, he became a part of “ Love U Alia,” which was a Kannada romantic movie. The movie was directed by Indrajit Lankesh. Along with Chandan, the movie also starred V. Ravichandran, Sangeetha Chauhan, Bhoomika Chawla, in the lead roles. His character name was Kiran. In the same year, he was appeared in Bangalore 560023. It was a Kannada movie based on the story of a sports comedy. It was directed by Pradeep Raj. The movie also starred Dhruva Sharma, Karthik Jayaram, Chikkanna in the lead role. The movie was a remake of Chennai 600028, which was a Tamil film.
Apart from television serials and movie, he has even been a part of reality shows. He was a part of Pyate Mandi Kadige Hodru, which was aired on Suvarna channel. In 2015, he participated in Bigg Boss Kannada 3 aired on Colors Kannada. He was the runner-up of the show. The actor is rumored to be dating his co-participant from Bigg Boss Neha Gowda. 

C. R. Simha Kannada Actor

C. R. Simha

Channapatna Ramaswami Simha, the Kannada actor, director, dramatist and playwright, was born on 16th of June in 1942 in Karnataka to a Brahmin family in Karnataka. At the tender age of 12, Simha took to the stage as a member of the Histronics Club of National College situated at Basavanagudi, which is in Bangalore. He performed in Kannada plays such as "Manavemba Markata", "Bahaddur Ganda". Interestingly, he authored a book titled ‘Family Doctor’ at the shocking age of thirteen. In 1972, he consolidated a theatre group that went by the name of ‘Nataranga’ and proceeded towards the direction of plays such as Kakana Kote and Tughlaq among others. His next project was adaptations of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dreams and Othello, which were not only showcased in Karnataka but also in Delhi, Bombay, Chennai and Kolkata. Further, Simha went on to join a group called ‘Bangalore Little Theatre’ (BLT). His enactment of Cyrana-De-Bergera was highly acknowledged, and so was his one-man show titled ‘Typical Kailasam’ which was a production of his other theatre troupe called ‘Vedhike’. This one-man show was a beginner's Kannada play and became the first of its kind to be showcased abroad. Besides theatre, Simha also made his mark in the film and television industry. He has been casted in about 150 Kannada films including some award winning ones such as ‘Samskara’, ‘Bara’, ‘Chithegoo Chinte’ and ‘Anuroopa’ (critics awardees) and ‘Indina Ramayana’, ‘Nee Bareda Kadambari’, ‘Parameshi Prema Prasanga’, ‘Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege’, ‘Nee Thanda Kanike’ (commercial awardees). Moreover, he has directed five films- ‘Kakana Kote’, ‘Shikaari’, ‘Simhasana’, ‘Ashwamedha’ and ‘Angayalli Apsar’. As far as the television industry is concerned, his best works include the world famous opera - Malgudi Days and 'Goruru' which was centered on a travelogue and was shot abroad. Last but not the least, Simha has penned down five Kannada plays and worked as a columnist of a popular daily for six long years. Simha died of prostate cancer on 28th February 2014 at 72.

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Chi. Guru Dutt

Chi. Guru Dutt is an Indian actor, whose presence was there in more than 100 films. He is an actor and director majorly focusing in Tamil and Kannada film industry. He was very famous for his debut film Anand, a blockbuster movie from Kannada in 1986. This film also gave the life to Shivrajkumar, a notable person for his tremendous contribution to Kannada cinema. Kailasam Balachander, a famous director who received Dadasaheb Phalke Award, introduced Guru Dutt to Tamil film industry by giving an opportunity in Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal a super hit movie in 1989. He got another blockbuster hit in Tamil cinema through a musical hit Kalaignan, where he acted in an opposite role to Kamal Haasan, a renowned actor in South Indian Movies. He was the son of Chi. Udaya Shankar, a popular lyricist who wrote more than 300 songs for Kannada film industry. He acted in some of the hit movies like Samyuktha-Kannnada (1988) a romantic film under the direction of K. N. Chandrashekar Sharma. He was there in leading role with Priyanka in a Tamil movie called Ennarukil Nee Irunthal (1991). He featured in Kitturina Huli - Kannada (1991) a romantic drama film that got a blockbuster hit at the box-office, which was produced and directed by Sai Prakash. Some of the Dutt’s famous movies include Aralida Hoovugalu (1991) a romantic drama which was written by his father in Kannada, Belli Kalungura (1992) one of the successful film starring Malashri and Sunil in Kannada. He also acted in some of the thrillers like Nagaradalli Nayakaru (1992) which was a remake of In Harihar Nagar (1990) in Malayalam. Some of his super hit movies were Ananda Jyothi (1993) a novel based movie directed by Chi. Datta Raj, Shabdavedhi (2000) a film by S.Narayan starring Rajkumar and Jayapradha, Soorappa (2000) a remake of a Tamil hit movie called Maru Malarchi (1998) and Usire (2001) a romantic film by A.K. Prabhu.

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