Darshan Thoogudeepa

Other names of Darshan Thoogudeepa: Hemanth Kumar, Challenging Star, Gaja, Darsha

Darshan also known as Darshan Thoogudeep is an actor from South India well known for his roles mainly in Kannada movies. He is known to be one of the most famous and credible film stars in the Kannada cinema industry.

He was born on February 16th in the year 1977 in the city of Mysuru (then known as Mysore) in Karnataka. He was born to parents Meena and Thoogudeepa Srinivas Acted in most of the Kannada films, Thoogudeepa Sr >> Read More... (also known as Mysore Srinivas) one of the most well known evergreen actors in the history of Kannada cinema known for his notorious and villainous roles.

After his father had died in the year 1995, Darshan had to struggle a lot before he had found his way to being one of the stars in the cinema industry in Kannada. He had entered the field at a very humble note by doing the lights and handling the camera.

He sought to be an assistant under one of the most well-known cinematographers, B. C. Gowrishankar and had assisted him in various projects. Later he made an appearance in S. Narayan’s television serial where he played a minor role.

Later he made supporting role appearances in a line of movies like ‘Mahabharatha’ in 1997, ‘Devara Maga’ and ‘Bhoothayyana Makkalu’ in 2000, etc. He had his big break when he became Hero in filmmaker P. N. Satya’s ‘Majestic’ which came out in the year 2002.

He made his acting debut alongside other stars in the industry like Rekha, Harish Roy, and Jai Jagdish. It was later remade into ‘ Charminar Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ in Telugu. He was immediately signed on to a bunch of movies and had gained the recognition and love of thousands of fans.

He appeared in many films and some of his latest being, ‘Bulbul’, ‘Ambareesha’ and ‘Mr. Airavata’ in 2015. He started his production house named ‘Thoogudeepa Productions’ in the year 2006. He married Vijaya Lakshmi, a chemical engineer in the year 2000 and they have a son together named Vineesh Darshan Thoogudeep.

Their marriage faced a minor setback in 2011, which was then sorted out and now they lead a happy family life. He is known to be an animal lover and runs a miniature zoo in his farmhouse located in the eastern side of Mysuru.

Puneeth Rajkumar Kannada Actor

Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth was born on 17th march 1975 in madras, Tamil nadu. He entered the industry when he was six months old. Although he hails from madras but is currently staying in bengalaru. He is a singer, a TV presenter and an actor.He left his studies in order to work in the cinema but later achieved a diploma in computer science privately.He has a family background where all his brothers as well as his father are involved in the same industry.As a child artist, Puneeth worked in movies like ‘Geetha and Bhagyavantha’. He was applauded for his performance as a child and received national film award for best child artist.In 2002, Puneeth was seen playing the lead role for the first time in ‘Appu’. He received a national award for his movie ‘Butada hoovu’.He has hosted some hit shows on television like “who wants to be millionaire”.Puneeth is trained in dancing, fighting and martial arts. He was involved in mining business for a short span of time. Moreover he was also engaged in the production of movies and TV serials.Puneeth loved his father a lot and therefore built a hotel in bengalaru as per his father’s wish. He also carried out the philanthropic work in Shakti dharma ashram, Mysore.He is the brand ambassador of “royal challenger’s Bangalore”.This 5”8’ Taurus guy married Ashwini Revanath in December 1999 and has two daughters.He is an Italian designer wear freak and loves watching Spanish and Hollywood films. He admires Michael Jackson as a singer.

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H G Dattatreya

The two times national award winning actor for supporting roles Dattanna alias HG Dattatreya was working in Air Force, but was interested in acting. He is one of the actors, who are highly qualified and also held a position as a principal in the management academy of HAL. Acting was his passion and so, he continued to do films regardless of awards. Although awards are definitely an encouragement for the actor, but to continue his journey in over 90 films that spanned over 26 years is indeed a remarkable feat. Although he chose to take up supporting actor role or even in character roles, he is known for his versatile performances in Kannada film industry.    In many Kannada films, the central plot revolved around him, therefore, giving a greater satisfaction to this actor, who had underplayed his role as per the script always. HG Dattatreya had excelled in many movies, especially in Munnudi (2000) and Bharath Stores (2012) that fetched him a national award. For his effortless and natural performance of a small time grocery retailer in Kannada film Bharath Store, he was given a special jury award. Most of the actors in the tinsel town are not comfortable doing minor roles, but this actor has no qualms about it. He also impressed the Telugu audience with his performance in Thila Danam. His acting wooed audiences with brilliant performance in Kempe Gowda (2011). Many would have raised eyebrows at the decision of Dattanna to move towards tinsel town, but so far, he received applauds for his acting in many films. Known for his magnificent acting prowess in Kannada cinema, he has bagged many State film awards too and won an International award. In the years that followed after his journey from theater to Kannada screen, the actor has carved a niche for himself.  Besides grabbing the National Awards twice in 2003 and 2012, Dattareya had received the Best Actor Award in International Film Festival in Fiji in 2013. Dattareya’s performance in Neer Dose with “Jaggesh,” "Haripriya" and Suman Ranganathan is unforgettable. In 2017, he played in Srinivasa Kalyana, “Jilebi,” a comedy horror thriller, Prathima, “Raajakumara,” Tab, Kempirve and Hombanna. In 2018, he played in more than half a dozen films including a web series titled Joshelay. 2019 started with success for Dattareya through Jaggesh movie Premier Padmini. He played in the high budgeted multi-starrer Bollywood film, Mission Mangal with Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen and Sonakshi Sinha, directed by Jagan Shakti. Thanks to his underrated yet extremely sincere performances in half a dozen films. To sum up his acting ability, he had given strong proof of his acting talents holding his own against the biggest banners of Kannada cinema.

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H G Dattatreya Kannada Actor