Chetan Kumar is a Kannada actor, who was born in the year 1983 in Chicago in US. His family settled in US, due to his father’s job. His schooling was at Marist High School. He was the student of Yale University. He completed his graduation in Theatre arts and South Asian studies. As he was interested in the arts, he studied the South Indian Oral Traditions. He researched well about the class and caste along with the gender, to get a complete knowledge about the Indian Dramas. He worked hard to get a Fulbright Scholarship, in order to come to his native country, India. After coming to India in the year 2005, he started to act in theatrical plays. Sethu Maadhavana Sallaapa was his first stage play and Sooryas thadinda Sooryodaya davarage was his next one. Though he was born and brought up in US, he is well versed in Kannada and dubs his films by himself.
He is also well versed in modern dance. He could also play the Saxophone well. Within a year of his visit to India, he got booked in a film called Aa Dingalu, in the year 2007. It was a debut movie for the director K. M. Chaitanya. His first movie presented him with the Best Debut Actor Award from Udaya Awards. In 2009, he was asked to appear in a guest role in Kannada Rising star Puneeth Rajkumar’s Raam. He acted in Birugaali and Suryakanthi consecutively. In Suryakanthi, he did a dual role, namely Surya and Rohith. He performed in Dashamukha and Myna. Though Dashamukha did not give a better output, it earned him a good name. Myna got released in 2013 and it was a stunning box office hit. Chetan Kumar is also working in a rural government school in Mysore as an instructor. He has also worked for the empowerment of the women.
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Chetan Kumar is an Indian actor working in the Kannada Film industry. He was born on 24th February 1983 in Chicago, US. Chetan completed his high school from Marist High School, Chicago, and completed his graduation from Yale University, New Heaven. Chetan started his first on-screen debut in 2007 from the film
which hit the theatres on 19th October 2007. It was a crime-drama movie which was directed by K.M. Chaitanya. The lead cast of the film includes Chetan Kumar,
, Veda Sastry,
, and Atul Kulkarni.
Some other famous movies in which he worked are Raam in 2009, Birugaali in 2009, Suryakaanti in 2010, Myna in 2013, Ranam in 2018, Maarga in 2020. He is a very famous and talented Kannada actor who worked with big South Indian celebrities. He also won awards for his contribution to South movies. For Aa Dinagalu, he won the Best Actor award in 2008 at Udaya Film Awards. Nowadays he is working on more films and soon will be seen in other good and interesting Kannada films.